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Statement as of 11:26 AM CDT on August 18, 2017

Expires 12:30 PM EDT on August 19, 2017


... NWS damage survey for 08/16/17 tornado event...

Updated for additional tornado

.Tornado #1 - 5 WSW Freeport, IL...

Rating: EF-1
estimated peak wind: 90 mph
path length /statute/: 2.84 miles
path width /maximum/: 75 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: Aug 16 2017
start time: 721 PM CDT
start location: 5 WSW Freeport, IL / Stephenson County /IL
start lat/lon: 42.2741 / -89.7316

End date: Aug 16 2017
end time: 728 PM CDT
end location: 4 WNW Freeport, IL / Stephenson County /IL
end lat/lon: 42.3122 / -89.7134

A weak EF1 tornado tracked north northeast, damaging numerous trees.
Two homes also suffered minor damage.


.Tornado #2 - 5 WNW Freeport, IL...

Rating: EF-0
estimated peak wind: 80 mph
path length /statute/: 3.31 miles
path width /maximum/: 20 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: Aug 16 2017
start time: 728 PM CDT
start location: 5 WNW Freeport, IL / Stephenson County /IL
start lat/lon: 42.3222 / -89.7119

End date: Aug 16 2017
end time: 736 PM CDT
end location: 3 WSW Cedarville, IL / Stephenson County /IL
end lat/lon: 42.3666 / -89.6911

An EF0 tornado developed at the same time as a tornado to the south
and damaged trees on its north northeast path.


.Tornado #3 - 5 WNW Elizabeth, IL...

Rating: EF-1
estimated peak wind: 90 mph
path length /statute/: 0.54 miles
path width /maximum/: 60 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: Aug 16 2017
start time: 722 PM CDT
start location: 5 WNW Elizabeth, IL / Jo Daviess County /IL
start lat/lon: 42.3414 / -90.3187

End date: Aug 16 2017
end time: 724 PM CDT
end location: 42.3474 / -90.3118
end lat/lon: 5 WNW Elizabeth, IL / Jo Daviess County /IL

An EF1 tornado tracked northeast, causing extensive tree damage. Large
Walnut trees were uprooted and snapped off around 10 feet from the base.


Ef scale: the Enhanced Fujita scale classifies tornadoes into the
following categories based on the damage they cause.

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.


Rp Kinney/tgp


1126 am CDT Fri Aug 18 2017

... NWS damage survey for 08/16/17 tornado event...

Updated for additional tornado

.Tornado #1 - 5 WSW Freeport, IL...

Rating: EF-1
estimated peak wind: 90 mph
path length /statute/: 2.84 miles
path width /maximum/: 75 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: Aug 16 2017
start time: 721 PM CDT
start location: 5 WSW Freeport, IL / Stephenson County /IL
start lat/lon: 42.2741 / -89.7316

End date: Aug 16 2017
end time: 728 PM CDT
end location: 4 WNW Freeport, IL / Stephenson County /IL
end lat/lon: 42.3122 / -89.7134

A weak EF1 tornado tracked north northeast, damaging numerous trees.
Two homes also suffered minor damage.


.Tornado #2 - 5 WNW Freeport, IL...

Rating: EF-0
estimated peak wind: 80 mph
path length /statute/: 3.31 miles
path width /maximum/: 20 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: Aug 16 2017
start time: 728 PM CDT
start location: 5 WNW Freeport, IL / Stephenson County /IL
start lat/lon: 42.3222 / -89.7119

End date: Aug 16 2017
end time: 736 PM CDT
end location: 3 WSW Cedarville, IL / Stephenson County /IL
end lat/lon: 42.3666 / -89.6911

An EF0 tornado developed at the same time as a tornado to the south
and damaged trees on its north northeast path.


.Tornado #3 - 5 WNW Elizabeth, IL...

Rating: EF-1
estimated peak wind: 90 mph
path length /statute/: 0.54 miles
path width /maximum/: 60 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: Aug 16 2017
start time: 722 PM CDT
start location: 5 WNW Elizabeth, IL / Jo Daviess County /IL
start lat/lon: 42.3414 / -90.3187

End date: Aug 16 2017
end time: 724 PM CDT
end location: 42.3474 / -90.3118
end lat/lon: 5 WNW Elizabeth, IL / Jo Daviess County /IL

An EF1 tornado tracked northeast, causing extensive tree damage. Large
Walnut trees were uprooted and snapped off around 10 feet from the base.


Ef scale: the Enhanced Fujita scale classifies tornadoes into the
following categories based on the damage they cause.

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.


Rp Kinney/tgp

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