880  
NOUS43 KFGF 301942 CCA  
PNSFGF  
MNZ001>009-013>017-022>024-027>032-040-NDZ006>008-014>016-024-  
026>030-038-039-049-052>054-310745-  
   
..CORRECTED FOR DIRECTIONAL ERROR
 
 
PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND FORKS ND  
238 PM CDT TUE AUG 30 2016  
   
..SUNDAY AUGUST 28TH TORNADO IN SOUTHWESTERN POLK COUNTY
 
 
RATING: EF-0  
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 70 MPH  
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 0.75 MILES  
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 100 YARDS  
FATALITIES: 0  
INJURIES: 0  
 
START DATE: AUG 28 2016  
START TIME: 800PM CDT  
START LOCATION: 6.5 MILES NNW BELTRAMI  
 
END DATE: AUG 28 2016  
END TIME: 803 PM CDT  
END LOCATION: 5.5 MILES NNW BELTRAMI  
 
THIS TORNADO WAS VIEWED FROM MULTIPLE DIRECTIONS TOUCHING  
DOWN IN OPEN COUNTRY OF HAMMOND TOWNSHIP. THE TORNADO LASTED  
2 TO 3 MINUTES OVER AN AREA OF OPEN FIELDS WEST OF HIGHWAY 9.  
 
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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