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Public Information Statement
Issued: 3:59 PM CST Jan. 17, 2017 – National Weather Service

... NWS damage survey for 01/15/17 tornado event. Update #1...

.Overview...
During the evening of Sunday, January 15, a severe thundersorm moved
across southern McCulloch County, south of Brady. A survey team from
the National Weather Service found damage consistent with an EF-2 tornado
about 8 miles southeast of Brady. Numerous trees were uprooted or had
trunks snapped off.


Rating: EF-2
estimated peak wind: 115 mph
path length /statute/: 2.5 miles
path width /maximum/: 450 yards
fatalities: none
injuries: none

Start date: Jan 15 2017
start time: 730 PM CST
start location: 8 se Brady/ McCulloch / TX
start lat/lon: 31.0817/-99.2111

End date: Jan 15 2017
end time: 735 PM CST
end location: 4 se Brady/ McCulloch/ TX
end_lat/lon: 31.1097/-99.2033

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.



359 PM CST Tue Jan 17 2017

... NWS damage survey for 01/15/17 tornado event. Update #1...

.Overview...
During the evening of Sunday, January 15, a severe thundersorm moved
across southern McCulloch County, south of Brady. A survey team from
the National Weather Service found damage consistent with an EF-2 tornado
about 8 miles southeast of Brady. Numerous trees were uprooted or had
trunks snapped off.


Rating: EF-2
estimated peak wind: 115 mph
path length /statute/: 2.5 miles
path width /maximum/: 450 yards
fatalities: none
injuries: none

Start date: Jan 15 2017
start time: 730 PM CST
start location: 8 se Brady/ McCulloch / TX
start lat/lon: 31.0817/-99.2111

End date: Jan 15 2017
end time: 735 PM CST
end location: 4 se Brady/ McCulloch/ TX
end_lat/lon: 31.1097/-99.2033

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.



359 PM CST Tue Jan 17 2017

... NWS damage survey for 01/15/17 tornado event. Update #1...

.Overview...
During the evening of Sunday, January 15, a severe thundersorm moved
across southern McCulloch County, south of Brady. A survey team from
the National Weather Service found damage consistent with an EF-2 tornado
about 8 miles southeast of Brady. Numerous trees were uprooted or had
trunks snapped off.


Rating: EF-2
estimated peak wind: 115 mph
path length /statute/: 2.5 miles
path width /maximum/: 450 yards
fatalities: none
injuries: none

Start date: Jan 15 2017
start time: 730 PM CST
start location: 8 se Brady/ McCulloch / TX
start lat/lon: 31.0817/-99.2111

End date: Jan 15 2017
end time: 735 PM CST
end location: 4 se Brady/ McCulloch/ TX
end_lat/lon: 31.1097/-99.2033

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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