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

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 5/1/2018 TORNADO EVENT UPDATE #4...

.TORNADO #4 - Clay County...

RATING:                 EF-1
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    90 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  12 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   50 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             May 1, 2018
START TIME:             8:56pm CDT
START LOCATION:         1/2 mile northeast of Oak Hill

END DATE:               May 1, 2018
END TIME:               9:12pm CDT
END LOCATION:           4 miles south of Clay Center

SURVEY SUMMARY: This tornado moved across a sparsely populated area that 
hit only a few damage indicators. Path end point estimated based on 
radar data.

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