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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTHERN INDIANA
219 PM EDT TUE AUG 7 2018

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR AUGUST 6, 2018 TORNADO EVENT...

.WARSAW INDIANA TORNADO...

RATING:                 EF-1
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    90 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  4.1 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   50 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               0

START DATE: AUG 6 2018 
START TIME: 827 PM EDT 
START LOCATION: 1.1 MILE NORTHEAST DOWNTOWN WARSAW 
START LAT/LON: 41.2449N / -85.8290W

END DATE:               AUG 6 2018
END TIME:               834 PM EDT
END LOCATION:           5.2 MILES EAST WARSAW
END_LAT/LON:            41.2404N / -85.7514W

SURVEY_SUMMARY: THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NORTHERN INDIANA
HAS CONFIRMED THAT A LOW END EF-1 TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN IN WARSAW 
JUST SOUTHEAST OF PIKE LAKE AROUND 827 PM EDT AND THEN TRACKED 
RAPIDLY EASTWARD, LIFTING AROUND 834 PM EDT 5.2 MILES EAST OF 
DOWNTOWN WARSAW.

NUMEROUS TREES WERE DAMAGED INCLUDING UPROOTED TREES, SNAPPED
TRUNKS AND TOPPING. SEVERAL HOMES AND CARS WERE IMPACTED BY TREE 
DEBRIS. IN ADDITION SEVERAL POWER POLES WERE SNAPPED. MINOR 
ROOFING AND SIDING DAMAGE OCCURRED TO SOME HOMES AS WELL.

THE TORNADO OCCURRED ALONG THE NORTHERN EDGE OF A BROADER WIND DAMAGE
SWATH OF UP TO 250 YARDS. DAMAGE HERE WAS MUCH MORE SPORADIC WITH
ESTIMATED WINDS OF 60-65 MPH.

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 CONSIDERED PRELIMINARY AND SUBJECT
TO CHANGE PENDING FINAL REVIEW OF THIS EVENT AND PUBLICATION IN 
NWS STORM DATA. 

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