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Public Information Statement

Statement as of 4:20 PM CDT on June 29, 2015


... EF1 tornado confirmed by NWS damage survey near Union ND in
extreme southeast Cavalier County...

Rating: EF-1 estimated peak wind: 100 mph
path length: 3 miles
path width: 150 yards start date: 06/27/2015
start/end time: 409 PM CDT - 416 PM CDT

Survey summary: results from the NWS damage assessment and spotter
photographic evidence indicated an EF1 tornado occurred Saturday
afternoon from roughly two miles north northwest of Union... along
the west edge of Union... to at least 1 miles south of Union. There
was substantial damage to both Cottonwood and Oak trees along the
path... with numerous Oak tress snapped in a Grove south of town. One
wooden power pole was snapped and a roadside yield sign was twisted
and bent. This tornado was one of multiple tornadoes viewed by
spotters located near Edinburg.

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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