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Fire Weather Warning

Statement as of 3:42 AM MDT on May 26, 2016

Expires 11:00 PM EDT on May 26, 2016


... Red flag warning in effect from 9 am this morning to 9 PM MDT
this evening for dry and windy conditions... and very high fire
danger...

The National Weather Service in Midland/Odessa has issued a red
flag warning... which is in effect from 9 am this morning to 9 PM
MDT this evening. The Fire Weather Watch is no longer in effect.

* Wind... southwest 15 to 25 mph with higher gusts today.

* Humidity... 5 to 10 percent.

* Impacts... any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly.
Outdoor burning is not recommended.


Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A red flag warning means that critical fire weather conditions
are either occurring now... .or will shortly. A combination of
strong winds... low relative humidity... and warm temperatures can
contribute to extreme fire behavior.






Public Information Statement

Statement as of 10:19 AM CDT on May 26, 2016



... NWS damage survey for 05/22/16 tornado event...

.Overview...

On may 23, 2016, meteorologists from the National Weather Service
in Midland conducted a damage survey over portions of Howard and
Glasscock counties for damage caused by severe thunderstorms
during the evening hours of Sunday, may 22. It was determined that
eight tornadoes occurred from one supercell across these areas,
including one anticyclonic tornado. The damage survey indicated
there were 4 strong tornadoes (two EF-3 and two ef-2), and 4
EF-0, weaker tornadoes. Below is a brief summary of each tornado.
A more extensive write-up of the event will be available on our
website at weather.Gov/Midland.

.Tornado #1...

Rating: EF-3
estimated peak wind: 140-160 mph
path length (statute): 11.8 miles
path width (maximum): 900 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

State date: may 22, 2016
start time: 6:13 PM CDT
start location: 10.7 miles WNW of Big Spring

End date: may 22, 2016
end time: 7:00 PM CDT
end location: 7.9 miles SW of Big Spring

.Tornado #2 (anticyclonic)...

Rating: EF-0
estimated peak wind: 80 mph
path length (statute): 1.9 miles
path width (maximum): 100 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

State date: may 22, 2016
start time: 6:51 PM CDT
start location: 1.2 miles NNW of Lomax

End date: may 22, 2016
end time: 6:59 PM CDT
end location: 2.6 miles NE of Lomax

.Tornado #3...

Rating: EF-0
estimated peak wind: 80 mph
path length (statute): 2.3 miles
path width (maximum): 100 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

State date: may 22, 2016
start time: 7:17 PM CDT
start location: 2.6 miles NNW of lees

End date: may 22, 2016
end time: 7:28 PM CDT
end location: 3.8 miles NW of lees

.Tornado #4...

Rating: EF-0
estimated peak wind: 80 mph
path length (statute): 0.6 miles
path width (maximum): 50 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

State date: may 22, 2016
start time: 7:38 PM CDT
start location: 3.8 miles se of Lomax

End date: may 22, 2016
end time: 7:40 PM CDT
end location: 4 miles se of Lomax

.Tornado #5...

Rating: EF-2
estimated peak wind: 115-125 mph
path length (statute): 3.6 miles
path width (maximum): 200 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

State date: may 22, 2016
start time: 7:55 PM CDT
start location: 4 miles SW of lees

End date: may 22, 2016
end time: 8:07 PM CDT
end location: 3.5 miles S of lees

.Tornado #6...

Rating: EF-3
estimated peak wind: 140-160 mph
path length (statute): 3.7 miles
path width (maximum): 200 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

State date: may 22, 2016
start time: 8:42 PM CDT
start location: 4 miles NNW of Garden City

End date: may 22, 2016
end time: 8:54 PM CDT
end location: 2 miles NE of Garden City

.Tornado #7...

Rating: EF-2
estimated peak wind: 120-135 mph
path length (statute): 1.9 miles
path width (maximum): 150 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

State date: may 22, 2016
start time: 8:56 PM CDT
start location: 1.6 miles NNW of Garden City

End date: may 22, 2016
end time: 9:02 PM CDT
end location: 1.5 miles W of Garden City

.Tornado #8...

Rating: EF-0
estimated peak wind: 80 mph
path length (statute): 1.4 miles
path width (maximum): 50 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

State date: may 22, 2016
start time: 9:02 PM CDT
start location: 0.8 miles WSW of Garden City

End date: may 22, 2016
end time: 9:08 PM CDT
end location: 1.6 miles S of Garden City

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 subject to change.


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