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Statement as of 5:51 PM CDT on August 17, 2017

Expires 7:00 PM EDT on August 18, 2017



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


.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.


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 events and publication in NWS
storm data.



551 PM CDT Thu Aug 17 2017


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


.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.


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 events and publication in NWS
storm data.





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