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Public Information Statement

Statement as of 10:15 PM CDT on July 01, 2015


... NWS damage survey for 06/27/15 tornado outbreak...
... Three additional tornadoes have been identified and surveyed...

.Overview... Numerous tornadoes were spawned during an outbreak
which initiated in southern Manitoba and moved southward through
the eastern Dakotas and western Minnesota. More than a dozen
tornadoes have been identified with this outbreak in eastern
North Dakota... with additional tornadoes having possibly occurred
adjacent counties in Minnesota as well.

.Nelson County ND tornado 1...

Rating: EF-1
estimated peak wind: 100 mph
path length /statute/: 4.8 miles
path width /maximum/: 75 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: Jun 27 2015
start time: 4:36 PM CDT
start location: 7 NE McVille / Nelson co / ND
start lat/lon: 47.82 / -98.03

End date: Jun 27 2015
end time: 4:50 PM CDT
end location: 10 NNE Aneta / Nelson co / ND
end lat/lon: 47.82 / -97.79

Survey summary: this tornado developed well behind the rain and
hail of a rapidly intensifying thunderstorm. It tracked eastward
intermittently for 4.8 miles to about 10 NNE of Aneta by
450 PM CDT. It was viewed and reported by a spotter located
near Sharon ND around 4:44 PM CDT. The tornado blew
down an old barn and blew out two steel grain bin at one
Farmstead... snapped 6 Pine trees at another... and snapped
several Poplar trees at a Third. Peak winds estimated to
100 mph. Peak width estimated to 75 yards.

.Richland County tornado 1...

Rating: EF-1
estimated peak wind: 90 mph
path length /statute/: 2 miles
path width /maximum/: 75 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: Jun 27 2015
start time: 8:22 PM CDT
start location: 1 ENE Barney / Richland co / ND
start lat/lon: 46.27 / 96.98

End date: Jun 27 2015
end time: 8:26 PM CDT
end location: 2 se Barney / Richland co / ND
end lat/lon: 46.26 / 96.97

Survey summary:
a tornado touched down near Barney and tracked south
southeast from a mile or two by 826 PM CDT. The tornado
broke down large trees and numerous large tree branches.
It also flipped and tossed a large wooden play center for
several yards and jumbled septic tank pvc pipes which
extended westward from the house... at ground level. Peak
winds extimated to 90 mph. Maximum width to 75 yards.

.Richland County tornado 2...

Rating: EF-1
estimated peak wind: 90 mph
path length /statute/: 1 mile
path width /maximum/: 100 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: Jun 27 2015
start time: 8:44 PM CDT
start location: 2 se Great Bend / Richland co / ND
start lat/lon: 46.13 / 96.77

End date: Jun 27 2015
end time: 8:45 PM CDT
end location: 3 se Great Bend / Richland co / ND
end lat/lon: 46.12 / 96.76

Survey summary:
a tornado touched down near Barney and tracked south
southeast from a mile or two by 826 PM CDT. The tornado
broke down large trees and numerous large tree branches.
It also flipped and tossed a large wooden play center for
several yards and jumbled septic tank pvc pipes which
extended westward from the house... at ground level. Peak
winds extimated to 90 mph. Maximum width to 75 yards.

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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