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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
337 PM CDT WED MAY 22 2019


...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 05/22/2019 TORNADO EVENT - UPDATE #1...

.UPDATE...DAMAGE SOUTHEAST OF ANITA WAS DETERMINED TO BE
FROM A TORNADO. 

.OVERVIEW...
A TORNADO DEVELOPED QUICKLY 3.2 MILES SOUTH SOUTHEAST OF 
ADAIR, IOWA EARLY WEDNESDAY MORNING, MAY 22ND, 2019 RESULTING 
IN ONE FATALITY AND ONE INJURY. A RURAL HOMESTEAD LOCATED 
JUST SOUTH OF INTERSTATE 80 RECEIVED EXTENSIVE DAMAGE TO A 
SINGLE-FAMILY RESIDENCE AND OUTBUILDINGS. THE DAMAGE SURVEY 
TEAM ALSO FOUND LESSER DAMAGE TO SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENCES AND 
OUTBUILDINGS LOCATED SOUTH OF THE MAIN IMPACTED HOME.

ANOTHER TORNADO HAS BEEN DETERMINED TO HAVE OCCURRED SOUTHEAST
OF ANITA.  THIS TORNADO ACTUALLY OCCURRED AROUND 25 MINUTES 
BEFORE THE ADAIR TORNADO AND DEMOLISHED AN OLD BARD, TOSSING
DEBRIS ABOUT ONE THIRD OF A MILE DOWNSTREAM.  THE REMAINDER OF 
THE PATH WAS ACROSS RURAL CROPLAND WITH A TOTAL PATH LENGTH OF 
JUST OVER ONE MILE.    

.ADAIR TORNADO...

RATING:                 EF-2
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    120-130 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  4.8 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   150 YARDS
FATALITIES:             1
INJURIES:               1

START DATE:             MAY 22ND, 2019
START TIME:             129 AM CDT
START LOCATION:         3.2 MILES SOUTH SOUTHEAST ADAIR
START LAT/LON:          41.45571/-94.62489

END DATE:               MAY 22ND, 2019
END TIME:               137 AM CDT
END LOCATION:           2.2 MILES NORTHEAST ADAIR
END LAT/LON:            41.52401/-94.61519


.ANITA TORNADO...

RATING:                 EF-1
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    90-100 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  1.1 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   50 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             MAY 22ND, 2019 
START TIME:             104 AM CDT
START LOCATION:         2.6 MILES SOUTH SOUTHEAST ANITA
START LAT/LON:          41.40873/-94.75239 

END DATE:               MAY 22ND, 2019
END TIME:               106 AM CDT
END LOCATION:           1.6 MILES SOUTHEAST OF ANITA
END LAT/LON:            41.42434/-94.74970

EF SCALE: THE ENHANCED FUJITA SCALE CLASSIFIES TORNADOES IN 
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 EVENT AND PUBLICATION IN
NWS STORM DATA.

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