561  
NOUS42 KMFL 301741  
PNSMFL  
FLZ074-300400-  
 
PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIAMI FL  
141 PM EDT MON OCT 30 2017  
   
.. NWS DAMAGE SURVEY TORNADO # 2 WEST PALM BEACH
 
 
   
OVERVIEW
 
TROPICAL STORM PHILIPPE SPAWNED A TORNADO JUST  
SOUTHWEST OF DOWNTOWN WEST PALM BEACH  
 
RATING: EF-0  
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 70 MPH  
PATH LENGTH (STATUTE): 1.97 MILES  
PATH WIDTH (MAXIMUM): 125 YARDS  
FATALITIES: 0  
INJURIES: 0  
 
START DATE: OCT 28 2017  
START TIME: 608 PM EDT  
START LOCATION: LAKE CLARKE SHORES/PALM BEACH/FLORIDA  
START LAT/LON: 26.6451N, -80.0716W  
 
END DATE: OCT 28 2017  
END TIME: 616 PM EDT  
END LOCATION: WEST PALM BEACH/PALM BEACH/FLORIDA  
END_LAT/LON: 26.6724N, -80.0627W  
 
SURVEY SUMMARY: TORNADO STARTED IN A COMMUNITY IN LAKE CLARKE  
SHORES. POWER LINES, CABLE LINES, AND MINOR FENCE DAMAGE AT THE  
INTERSECTION OF ALPHA COURT AND PINE TREE LANE. TORNADO MOVED NORTH-  
NORTHEAST WHERE MORE POWER LINES DOWN. THE TORNADO THEN MOVED OVER  
THE BACK FIELDS AT FOREST HILL HIGH SCHOOL WHERE A FEW TREES WERE  
DOWN. THE PATH CONTINUED NORTH-NORTHEAST TOWARDS COLONIAL ROAD AND  
PARKER AVENUE WHERE MORE TREES WERE BLOWN DOWN ALONG WITH A STREET  
SIGN. CONTINUING ON ITS PATH TOWARDS LAKE AVENUE SOME TREE LIMBS  
WERE SNAPPED AND A FENCE WAS BLOWN DOWN. THE TORNADO THEN LIFTED  
NEAR LAKE AVENUE AND BRIGGS STREET WHERE A FEW TREE LIMBS WERE DOWN.  
 
EF SCALE: THE ENHANCED FUJITA SCALE CLASSIFIES TORNADOES INTO  
THE FOLLOWING CATEGORIES.  
 
EF0.........65 TO 85 MPH  
EF1.........86 TO 110 MPH  
EF2.........111 TO 135 MPH  
EF3.........136 TO 165 MPH  
EF4.........166 TO 200 MPH  
EF5.........>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.  
 

 
KELLY/HAGEN/DELLINGER  
 
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