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Public Information Statement
Statement as of 4:31 PM CDT on May 26, 2015

... NWS damage survey for 05/24/2015 tornado events...

.Overview... During the evening of Sunday 24 may 2015,
a long-lived supercell originating just southwest of Liberal
tracked northeast generally between US highways 54 and 56. This
cyclic supercell produced at least 4 longer track tornadoes
between Liberal and Dodge City including one close to a mile wide
near plains. Two of these tornadoes produced varying degrees of
damage between Kismet and plains and a second area starting north of
Meade and ending near Ensign.

.Plains Kansas tornado...

Rating: EF-1
estimated peak wind: 100 mph
path length /statute/: 10 miles
path width /maximum/: 1430 yards
fatalities: none
injuries: none

Start date: 05/24/2015
start time: 927 PM CDT
start location: 1 mile northeast Kismet
start lat/lon: 37.2240_/_-100.6859

End date: 05/24/2015
end time: 1015 PM CDT
end location: 5 miles north of plains
end_lat/lon: 37.3355_/_-100.6006

.Ensign Kansas tornado...

Rating: EF-2
estimated peak wind: 115 mph
path length /statute/: 10 miles
path width /maximum/: 850 yards
fatalities: none
injuries: none|

Start date: 05/24/2015
start time: 1128 PM CDT
start location: 7 miles east to southeast of Montezuma
start lat/lon: 37.5623_/_-100.3129

End date: 05/25/2015
end time: 1205 am CDT
end location: 2 miles east of Ensign
end_lat/lon: 37.6609_/_-100.1933

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

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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