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Public Information Statement

Statement as of 10:12 PM CDT on May 27, 2015


... NWS damage survey for 05/25/2015 tornado event...

.Overview... NWS Tulsa storm survey teams reviewed damage in
Pushmataha... Latimer... and Le Flore counties from storms on the
evening of may 25th. Four tornado paths were investigated.

.Albion tornado...

Rating: EF-1
estimated peak wind: 100 to 110 mph
path length /statute/: 13.3 miles
path width /maximum/: at least 800 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: may 25 2015
start time: 452 PM CDT
start location: 8 ESE Clayton / Pushmataha County / OK
start lat/lon: 34.5520 / -95.2235

End date: may 25 2015
end time: 512 PM CDT
end location: 13.6 E Yanush / Latimer County / OK
end lat/lon: 34.6994 / -95.0748

Survey summary: this tornado snapped or uprooted numerous trees
and destroyed an outbuilding. It developed in heavily wooded
country that is inaccessible by Road so the beginning point is
estimated based on radar data.

.Whitesboro tornado...

Rating: EF-1
estimated peak wind: 95 to 105 mph
path length /statute/: 6.4 miles
path width /maximum/: 600 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: may 25 2015
start time: 517 PM CDT
start location: 3.4 se Whitesboro / Le Flore County / OK
start lat/lon: 34.6472 / -94.8628

End date: may 25 2015
end time: 525 PM CDT
end location: 5.6 ENE Whitesboro / Le Flore County / OK
end lat/lon: 34.7198 / -94.7929

Survey summary: this tornado snapped or uprooted numerous trees
and blew down power poles.

.Fanshawe tornado...

Rating: EF-1
estimated peak wind: 95 to 105 mph
path length /statute/: 7.5 miles
path width /maximum/: at least 250 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: may 25 2015
start time: 534 PM CDT
start location: 2.7 NE Fanshawe / Le Flore County / OK
start lat/lon: 34.9736 / -94.8707

End date: may 25 2015
end time: 549 PM CDT
end location: 9.3 NNE Fanshawe / Le Flore County / OK
end lat/lon: 35.0765 / -94.8489

Survey summary: this tornado devloped over heavily wooded terrain
that is inaccessible by Road. The survey team found snapped and
uprooted trees where it did Cross Roads northeast of Fanshawe.
Radar data suggests the track was fairly well curved with the
tornado moving northeast and then curving northward at the end of
its lifecycle where it crossed County Road n4595.

.Poteau tornado...

Rating: EF-2
estimated peak wind: 110 to 120 mph
path length /statute/: 15.5 miles
path width /maximum/: at least 1000 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: may 25 2015
start time: 548 PM CDT
start location: 3.6 ENE Wister / Le Flore County / OK
start lat/lon: 34.9843 / -94.6657

End date: may 25 2015
end time: 607 PM CDT
end location: 2.6 NW Panama / Le Flore County / OK
end lat/lon: 35.2001 / -94.6966

Survey summary: this tornado developed near Kerr mansion south-
southwest of Poteau. It moved north-northeast then turned more
northward west of Poteau and eventually curved north-northwest as
it moved through Shady Point and west of Panama before
dissipating. Several homes were severely damaged within the
path... a number of others received damage to their roofs... at
least two Mobile homes were destroyed... barns and outbuildings
were destroyed... a cell tower was partially collapsed... numerous
trees were snapped or uprooted... and power poles were blown down
within the path of this tornado.

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 events and publication in NWS storm data.


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