Corson Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Public Information Statement
Statement as of 8:41 am CDT on August 27, 2014

...NWS damage survey for August 23 2014 tornado event...

...Amended to add another confirmed tornado report...

.Tornado #1...Faulk County tornado(new tornado)...

Rating: EF-0 estimated peak wind: 70 mph path length /statute/: 1.79 miles path width /maximum/: 10 yards fatalities: 0 injuries: 0

Start date: August 23 2014 start time: 530 PM CDT start location: 7.84 miles west of Cresbard start lat/lon: 45.18 / -99.11

End date: August 23 2014 end time: 535 PM CDT end location: 8.58 miles west-northwest of Cresbard end_lat/lon: 45.21 / -99.12

A tornado was confirmed in Faulk County based upon evidence seen in videos provided by trained spotters along with minor tree damage seen during the National Weather Service storm survey. The tornado touched down roughly 1 mile south of Highway 20...tracking north...or just west of north...to a location roughly 3/4 mile north of Highway 20. Minor tree damage was seen at a house located along Highway 20 where the tornado crossed. Damage of this magnitude is consistent with wind speeds of 70 mph...or EF-0 damage.

.Tornado #2...Faulk County...

Rating: EF-0 estimated peak wind: 80 mph path length /statute/: 5 miles path width /maximum/: 15 yards fatalities: 0 injuries: 0

Start date: August 23 2014 start time: 535 PM CDT start location: 8.8 miles west of Cresbard start lat/lon: 45.18 / -99.13

End date: August 23 2014 end time: 546 PM CDT end location: 9.2 miles northwest of Cresbard end lat/lon: 45.24 / -99.10

A tornado was confirmed in Faulk County based upon evidence seen during a National Weather Service storm survey...coupled with spotter reports and video footage provided by trained spotters. The tornado touched down about 0.8 miles south of Highway 20. The tornado traveled 5 miles to the north northeast before lifting. The tornado caused minor damage to two farmsteads. A garage door was blown over the roof of the garage along with tree damage at one place. A livestock trailer was blown over along with more tree damage at the second place. Damage of this magnitude is consistent with wind speeds of 75 to 80 mph...or EF-0 damage

.Tornado #3...Edmunds County...

Rating: EF-1 estimated peak wind: 90 mph path length /statute/: 1 mile path width /maximum/: 10 yards fatalities: 0 injuries: 0

Start date: August 23 2014 start time: 631 PM CDT start location: 3.5 miles northeast of Ipswich start lat/lon: 45.48 / -98.98

End date: August 23 2014 end time: 6:38 PM CDT end location: 4.5 miles northeast of Ipswich end lat/lon: 45.50 / -98.97

A tornado was confirmed in Edmunds County based upon evidence seen during a National Weather Service storm survey. The tornado touched down about 3.5 miles northeast of Ipswich...traveling about 1 mile to the northeast before lifting. Damage was sustained to a farmhouse in this location. The house lost a section of its roof along with siding. A metal outbuilding also lost the majority of its roof and a tractor was damaged due to flying debris. There was also tree damage and a dented grain bin at this location. Damage of this magnitude is consistent with wind speeds of 90 to 95 mph...or EF-1 damage.

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.