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Cold Front Dropping South Across the Western U.S.; Watching Threat for Tornadoes and Flooding in the South

A cold front will push south across the Western U.S. into Tuesday with mountain snow and areas of gusty to high winds. An area of low pressure will form along this front on Tuesday and bring a potential for severe thunderstorms with tornadoes and excessive rainfall in the lower to mid Mississippi River Valley. To the north, heavy snow is possible in parts of the upper Midwest. Read More >

 

track map of summit tornado

...BRIEF EF-0 TORNADO CONFIRMED IN SUMMIT TUESDAY 05/26/2015...

RATING:                 EF-0
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    75 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  0.4 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   50 YARDS
FATALITIES:             NONE
INJURIES:               NONE

START DATE:             05/26/2015
START TIME:             1:08 PM CDT
START LOCATION:         0.5 SE SUMMIT
START LAT/LON:          41.7773 / -87.8038

END DATE:               05/26/2015
END TIME:               1:09 PM CDT
END LOCATION:           0.5 E SUMMIT
END_LAT/LON:            41.7829 / -87.8016

BASED ON A GROUND SURVEY OF THE DAMAGE AND RADAR DATA FROM THE
O`HARE TERMINAL DOPPLER RADAR THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS
CONCLUDED THAT THE DAMAGE THAT OCCURRED EARLY TUESDAY AFTERNOON IN
SUMMIT WAS LIKELY THE RESULT OF A VERY BRIEF EF-0 TORNADO. THE
MAJORITY OF THE DAMAGE WAS TO TREES...WITH SEVERAL LARGE BRANCHES
DOWN AND A COUPLE OF WEAKER HARD WOOD TREES SNAPPED. THERE WAS ALSO
SOME MINOR ROOF DAMAGE AND A WOODEN FENCE PARTIALLY DOWNED.

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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