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Public Information Statement

Statement as of 3:31 PM CDT on August 03, 2015


... Preliminary Lake County Illinois tornado damage survey results...

The NWS Chicago survey team investigating tornado damage in Lake
County Illinois today from the severe thunderstorms on Sunday
evening has some preliminary findings from the Round
Lake into hainsville and Grayslake area. The tornado touched down
near Round Lake and produced damage of maximum EF-1 intensity
along its path into Grayslake... with estimated wind speeds up to
90 to 100 mph.

The team will continue to investigate additional damage in Lake
County this afternoon and we will provide updates on these
findings... that will include path length and width and start end
time/S.

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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