NWS releases information on four Saturday tornadoes

NWS releases information on four Saturday tornadoes

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Damage in Plainview, photo from NWS Lubbock Damage in Plainview, photo from NWS Lubbock

We earlier reported Saturday's tornado on the north side of Plainview was rated EF-2. Now the National Weather Service has released survey information on four tornadoes that day. Only the Plainview tornado received an EF- rating. Thankfully the other tornadoes did not produce damage to be rated.

Survey information on Sunday's tornadoes will be released later this week. 

Below is the NWS report.


122 PM CDT MON MAY 27 2019

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 05/25/2019 TORNADO EVENT...

.TORNADO 1 - 8 WSW ANTON, TX...

RATING: EF-U
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: UNKNOWN

PATH LENGTH: 1.0 MILE
PATH WIDTH: UNKNOWN
FATALITIES: 0
INJURIES: 0

START DATE: 05/25/2019
START TIME: 4:59 PM CDT
START LOCATION: 8 WSW ANTON / HOCKLEY COUNTY / TX
START LAT/LON: 33.7796 / -102.2978

END DATE: 05/25/2019
END TIME: 5:01 PM CDT
END LOCATION: 7 WSW ANTON / HOCKLEY COUNTY / TX
END_LAT/LON: 33.7823 / -102.2797

TIMES AND LOCATIONS BASED ON STORM CHASER REPORTS AND RADAR DATA.
UNABLE TO PEFORM SURVEY DUE TO FLOODED ROADS AND WILL TRY TO
SURVEY ONCE DRIER CONDITIONS ARE IN PLACE.

.TORNADO 2 - PLAINVIEW, TX...

RATING: EF-2
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 110-132 MPH

PATH LENGTH: 0.89 MILES
PATH WIDTH: 100 YARDS
FATALITIES: 0
INJURIES: 0

START DATE: 05/25/2019
START TIME: 5:39 PM CDT
START LOCATION: 2.85 NNW PLAINVIEW
START LAT/LON: 34.2293 / -101.7126

END DATE: 05/25/2019
END TIME: 5:44 PM CDT
END LOCATION: 2.75 NNE PLAINVIEW
END_LAT/LON: 34.2274 / -101.6977

TORNADO DEVELOPMENT STARTED WEST OF INTERSTATE 27 AROUND 5:36 PM
CDT BASED ON STORM CHASER IMAGES. THE FIRST INDICATIONS OF DAMAGE
OCCURRED NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF THE NORTH-BOUND INTERSTATE 27
OFF- RAMP AND N COLUMBIA STREET WHERE TIN ROOFS WERE BLOWN OFF
STORAGE BUILDINGS. DAMAGE THEN CONTINUED SOUTH AND EAST TOWARDS
THE INTERSECTION OF N COLUMBIA STREET AND FENCE ROAD WHERE A SMALL
OUT BUILDING WAS DESTROYED AND A MOBILE HOME THAT WAS BEING
TRANSPORTED ON A FLATBED TRAILER WAS BLOWN OVER AND DESTROYED. THE
TORNADO STARTED TO MOVE EAST NEAR OR OVER COUNTY ROAD 65/E 34TH
STREET WHERE SEVERAL TREES HAD DAMAGE AND A SMALL OUT BUILDING WAS
DESTROYED. ON COUNTY ROAD 65 HALFWAY BETWEEN N COLUMBIA STREET
AND WELL ROAD, THE MOST SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE OCCURRED TO A TRUSSED
CELL PHONE TOWER WAS DESTROYED AND FELL ACROSS COUNTY ROAD 65. THE
TORNADO DISSIPATED SHORTLY AFTER CROSSING WELL ROAD NORTH OF
COUNTY ROAD 65.

.TORNADO 3 - COTTON CENTER, TX...

RATING: EF-U
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: UNKNOWN

PATH LENGTH: 4.66 MILES
PATH WIDTH: 100 YARDS
FATALITIES: 0
INJURIES: 0

START DATE: 05/25/2019
START TIME: 6:08 PM CDT
START LOCATION: 3.5 WNW COTTON CENTER / HALE COUNTY / TX
START LAT/LON: 34.0022 / -102.0567

END DATE: 05/25/2019
END TIME: 6:16 PM CDT
END LOCATION: 1 ENE COTTON CENTER / HALE COUNTY / TX
END_LAT/LON: 34.0032 / -101.9757

MULTIPLE STORM CHASER PHOTOGRAPHS AND VIDEO ALONG WITH RADAR DATA
WERE USED TO ESTIMATE START TIME AND LOCATION FOR THIS TORNADO.
MOVING OVER MAINLY FARM AND RANCH LAND, THERE WERE NO DAMAGE
INDICATORS HIT TO PROVIDE AN EF RATING. THE ONLY INDICATIONS OF
DAMAGE WERE AN OVERTURNED CENTER PIVOT IRRIGATION SYSTEM NEAR A
CURVE OF FARM-TO-MARKET 37 2.5 MILES WNW OF COTTON CENTER. A
COTTON TRAILER AND LIVESTOCK FEED BUNK WERE ALSO PULLED ACROSS THE
ROAD NEAR THIS LOCATION. THE TORNADO CONTINUED MOVING EAST PASSING
ONE MILE NORTH OF COTTON CENTER AND NO DAMAGE WAS FOUND NEAR FARM
TO MARKET 179 WHERE THE PATH CROSSED THE ROAD. THE TORNADO
DISSIPATED 1 MILE ENE OF COTTON CENTER AND POOR ROAD CONDITIONS
PREVENTED A SURVEY TO SEE IF ANY FURTHER DAMAGE OCCURRED NEAR THIS
POINT.

.TORNADO 4 - 5.5 MILES SW OF MEMPHIS / ELI, TX...

RATING: EF-U
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: UNKNOWN

PATH LENGTH: 0.0 MILES
PATH WIDTH: UNKNOWN
FATALITIES: 0
INJURIES: 0

START DATE: 05/25/2019
START TIME: 7:40 PM CDT
START LOCATION: 5.5 SW MEMPHIS / HALL COUNTY / TX
START LAT/LON: 34.6986 / -100.8289

END DATE: 05/25/2019
END TIME: 7:41 PM CDT
END LOCATION: 5.5 SW MEMPHIS / HALL COUNTY / TX
END_LAT/LON: 34.6986 / -100.8289

A BRIEF TORNADO WAS PHOTOGRAPHED BY STORM CHASERS NEAR THE GHOST
TOWN OF ELI, TX. TIMES AND LOCATION BASED ON RADAR DATA AND
STORM CHASER REPORTS. SURVEY NOT PERFORMED FOR THIS TORNADO.

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 EVENTS AND PUBLICATION IN NWS
STORM DATA.

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