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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TOPEKA KS
133 PM CDT Wed May 2 2018

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 05/01/2018 TORNADO EVENT

.TORNADO #2 - Saline and Ottawa Counties...

RATING:                 EF-3
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    140 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  14.5 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   880 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               UNK

START DATE:             May 1, 2018
START TIME:             7:41pm CDT
START LOCATION:         4.5 miles SSW of Tescott

END DATE:               May 1, 2018
END TIME:               8:10pm CDT
END LOCATION:           2.8 miles west of Minneapolis

This longer-tracked and violent wedge tornado damaged multiple 
structures along its 14.5 mile long and half mile wide path. 
Damage was mostly EF-2 with a small area of EF-3 damage as the 
tornado began to rope out.

EF SCALE: THE ENHANCED FUJITA SCALE CLASSIFIES
TORNADOES INTO THE FOLLOWING CATEGORIES.

EF0...WEAK......65 TO 85 MPH
EF1...WEAK......86 TO 110 MPH
EF2...STRONG....111 TO 135 MPH
EF3...STRONG....136 TO 165 MPH
EF4...VIOLENT...166 TO 200 MPH
EF5...VIOLENT...>200 MPH

NOTE:
THE INFORMATION IN THIS STATEMENT IS PRELIMINARY AND SUBJECT TO
CHANGE PENDING FINAL REVIEW OF THE EVENT AND PUBLICATION IN
NWS STORM DATA. 

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Skow