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Issued: 2:15 PM CDT Aug. 21, 2018 – National Weather Service

... NWS damage survey for 08/19/2018 Ritchey tornado...

.Ritchey tornado...

Rating: EF-0
estimated peak wind: 80 mph
path length /statute/: 1.1 miles
path width /maximum/: 40 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: 08/19/2018
start time: 5:51 PM CDT
start location: 4 NNE Ritchey MO
start lat/lon: 37.0050/-94.1690

End date: 08/19/2018
end time: 5:54 PM CDT
end location: 4 SSW Sarcoxie MO
end_lat/lon: 37.0147/-94.1521

An EF-0 tornado starting at 4 NNE Ritchey and ending 4 SSW
Sarcoxie. Max winds estimated at 80mph, maximum width of 40 yards,
and a path length of 1.1 miles. An outbuilding and grain bin were
destroyed, along with damage to numerous trees.

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.


WFO sgf

215 PM CDT Tue Aug 21 2018

... NWS damage survey for 08/19/2018 Ritchey tornado...

.Ritchey tornado...

Rating: EF-0
estimated peak wind: 80 mph
path length /statute/: 1.1 miles
path width /maximum/: 40 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: 08/19/2018
start time: 5:51 PM CDT
start location: 4 NNE Ritchey MO
start lat/lon: 37.0050/-94.1690

End date: 08/19/2018
end time: 5:54 PM CDT
end location: 4 SSW Sarcoxie MO
end_lat/lon: 37.0147/-94.1521

An EF-0 tornado starting at 4 NNE Ritchey and ending 4 SSW
Sarcoxie. Max winds estimated at 80mph, maximum width of 40 yards,
and a path length of 1.1 miles. An outbuilding and grain bin were
destroyed, along with damage to numerous trees.

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.


WFO sgf


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