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Public Information Statement

Statement as of 12:26 PM CDT on May 27, 2016


... NWS damage survey for 5/24/16 tornado event...
... Corrected ef rating in northwest Ford County...

Extreme instability and wind shear near the intersection of an outflow
boundary from morning thunderstorms and a dryline extending from southwest
Kansas into the Texas Panhandle supported development of several supercell
thundertorms. Numerous tornadoes and hail up to five inches in diameter
occurred across southwest Kansas.

.SW Dodge 1...

Rating: EF-3
estimated peak wind: 136 mph
path length /statute/: 12 miles
path width /maximum/: 300 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: 5/24/2016
start time: 553 PM CDT
start location: 16 miles SSW Dodge City / Ford County / KS
                        37.5337 / -100.1325

End date: 5/24/16
end time: 626 PM CDT
end location: 11 miles SW Dodge City / Ford County / KS
                        37.6854 / -100.2080


.SW Dodge 2...

Rating: EF-1
estimated peak wind: 100 mph
path length /statute/: 4.8 miles
path width /maximum/: 150 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: 5/24/2016
start time: 613 PM CDT
start location: 9 miles SW Dodge City / Ford County / KS
                        37.6454 / -100.0954

End date: 5/24/2016
end time: 613 PM CDT
end location: 6 miles WSW Dodge City / Ford County / KS
                        37.7139 / -100.1077

.SW Dodge 3...

Rating: EF-2
estimated peak wind: 125 mph
path length /statute/: 17.4 miles
path width /maximum/: 1300 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 2

Start date: 5/24/2016
start time: 629 PM CDT
start location: 6 miles SW Dodge City / Ford County / KS
                        37.6954 / -100.1021

End date: 5/24/2016
end time: 725 PM CDT
end location: 14 miles NW Dodge City / Ford County / KS
                        37.9277 / -100.1652

.NW Dodge...

Rating: EF-3
estimated peak wind: 136 mph
path length /statute/: 10.2 miles
path width /maximum/: 100 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: 5/24/2016
start time: 711 PM CDT
start location: 7 miles N Dodge City / Ford County / KS
37.8614 / -100.0497

End date: 5/24/2016
end time: 724 PM CDT
end location: 15 miles NNE Dodge City / Ford County / KS
37.9782 / -99.9388

.NW Hodgeman...

Rating: EF-3
estimated peak wind: 140 mph
path length /statute/: 5.7 miles
path width /maximum/: 700 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: 5/24/2016
start time: 725 PM CDT
start location: 12 miles NW Jetmore / Hodgeman County / KS
                        38.2211 / -100.0454

End date: 5/24/2016
end time: 737 PM CDT
end location: 17 miles NW Jetmore / Hodgeman County / KS
                        38.2912 / -100.0826

.SW Ness...

Rating: EF-3
estimated peak wind: 140 mph
path length /statute/: 7.0 miles
path width /maximum/: 200 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: 5/24/2016
start time: 615 PM CDT
start location: 18 miles SW Ness City / Ness County / KS
                        38.2624 / -100.1332

End date: 5/24/2016
end time: 628 PM CDT
end location: 11 miles SW Ness City / Ness County / KS
                        38.3295 / -100.0393

.Edwards...

Rating: EF-1
estimated peak wind: 95 mph
path length /statute/: 4.3 miles
path width /maximum/: 100 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: 5/24/2016
start time: 725 PM CDT
start location: 9 miles S Kinsley / Edwards County / KS
                        37.7859 / -99.4057


End date: 5/24/2016
end time: 733 PM CDT
end location: 7 miles SSE Kinsley / Edwards County / KS
                        37.8252 / -99.3494

.Edwards anticyclonic...

Rating: EF-2
estimated peak wind: 115 mph
path length /statute/: 5.4 miles
path width /maximum/: 150 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: 5/24/2016
start time: 749 PM CDT
start location: 8 miles S Kinsley / Edwards County / KS
                        37.7947 / -99.3725

End date: 5/24/2016
end time: 759 PM CDT
end location: 7 miles SSE Kinsley / Edwards County / KS
                        37.8243 / -99.2827

This was a rare anticyclonic tornado.

.SW Edwards...

Rating: EF-3
estimated peak wind: 140 mph
path length /statute/: 8.3 miles
path width /maximum/: 1100 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: 5/24/2016
start time: 800 PM CDT
start location: 4 miles S Lewis / Edwards / KS
                        37.8645 / -99.2707

End date: 5/24/2016
end time: 829 PM CDT
end location: 4 miles E Lewis / Edwards / KS
                        37.9473 / -99.1692

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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