... NWS damage survey for may/25/15 tornado event...
... Accounts for previously non surveyed tornado damage...
.Overview... The calendar has changed yet the surveys remain. A survey
crew investigated a long path of wind damage and tornado damage in Fannin
County... from a tornado which occurred on Memorial Day.
The crew found evidence of a weak tornado... which produced a damage path
of just under 6 miles. The damage was not continuous and was mixed at times
with damage from a strong straight line winds. The tornado itself produced
EF-0 damage which was consistent with 80 to 85 mph winds.
The tornado began about 3 miles north of the Ivanhoe community... and traveled
east and northeast through the duplex community..then to an area near Elwood.
The tornado first produced damage to trees... and several barns and small sheds
near the intersection of Fannin County Road 2035 and FM 2554. The tornado
moved generally east-northeast and produced damage to several tree lined
County roads in the northern part of the County. The damage continued to
near Elwood... where several trees were uprooted or had large limbs broken.
Some of these trees fell on houses... causing additional damage.
With this tornado from last week... this brings the total for the year to 57 in
the WFO Dallas/Fort Worth County Warning Area.
.Fannin County tornado...
estimated peak wind: 80-85 mph
path length /statute/: 5.8 miles
path width /maximum/: 200 yards
Start date: may 25 2015
start time: 341 PM CDT
start location: 4 N Ivanhoe / Fannin / TX
start lat/lon: 33.78 / -96.14
End date: may 25 2015
end time: 346 PM CDT
end location: 3nw telephone / Fannin / TX
end_lat/lon: 33.82 / -96.05
.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 event and publication in
NWS storm data.
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