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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
317 PM CDT MON JUN 21 2021

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 06/20/2021 TORNADO EVENT...

.AN EF-1 TORNADO OF ABOUT FOUR MINUTES IN DURATION OCCURRED
NORTHWEST OF PELLA, IA ON SUNDAY EVENING. THE TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN
JUST NORTHEAST OF THE INTERSECTION OF 195TH AVENUE AND HIGHWAY
163. THE TORNADO TRACKED EAST-SOUTHEAST FOR APPROXIMATELY 1.5 
MILES, DISSIPATING NEAR 210TH AVENUE. TREE DAMAGE AND SOME 
STRUCTURAL DAMAGE TO OUTBUILDINGS WAS FOUND, ALONG WITH SOME
SHINGLE AND SIDING DAMAGE TO RESIDENCES IN THE PATH.

.NORTH MARION COUNTY, NORTHWEST OF PELLA, IA TORNADO...

RATING:                 EF-1
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    100-110 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  1.5 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   150 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             JUNE 20 2021 
START TIME:             640 PM CDT
START LOCATION:         3.7 MILES NORTHWEST OF CENTRAL PELLA

END DATE:               JUNE 20 2021
END TIME:               644 PM CDT
END LOCATION:           2.4 MILES NORTHWEST OF CENTRAL PELLA

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 EVENT AND PUBLICATION IN
NWS STORM DATA. 

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