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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND FORKS ND  
618 PM CDT WED SEP 20 2017  
   
..NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 09/19/17 TORNADO EVENT - UPDATE #1
 
 
   
UPDATE
 
ADDED BELTRAMI TORNADO  
 
BELOW IS PRELIMINARY INFORMATION FOR THE STORM DAMAGE NEAR  
BELTRAMI, MN IN POLK COUNTY AND LITCHVILLE, ND IN BARNES COUNTY.  
THIS INFORMATION WILL BE UPDATED AS MORE DATA BECOME AVAILABLE.  
   
BELTRAMI, MN TORNADO
 
 
RATING: EF-1  
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 105 MPH  
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 0.40 MILES  
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 100 YARDS  
FATALITIES: 0  
INJURIES: 0  
 
START DATE: SEP 19 2017  
START TIME: 757 PM CDT  
START LOCATION: SW EDGE OF BELTRAMI  
START LAT/LON: 47.5452/-96.5300  
 
END DATE: SEP 19 2017  
END TIME: 800 PM CDT  
END LOCATION: NNE EDGE OF BELTRAMI  
END_LAT/LON: 47.5401_/-96.5337  
 
DAMAGE FROM THIS TORNADO INCLUDED SEVERAL SNAPPED TREES ON THE  
SOUTHWEST SIDE OF TOWN AS WELL AS DAMAGE TO A GARAGE AND A METAL  
STORAGE BUILDING STORING FARM EQUIPMENT ON THE NORTH-NORTHEAST  
EDGE OF TOWN. THE METAL STORAGE BUILDING WAS COMPLETED REMOVED  
AND DEBRIS WAS SCATTERED IN A NEARBY FIELD.  
 
ALSO, A BRIEF TOUCHDOWN OCCURRED 2 MI SOUTH OF BELTRAMI AT 752 PM  
CDT. THIS WAS ALSO AN EF-1 RATING WITH A PEAK WIND SPEED ESTIMATE  
OF 95 MPH.  
   
LITCHVILLE TORNADO
 
 
RATING: EF-1  
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: UP TO 110 MPH  
PATH LENGTH: 1 MILE  
FATALITIES: 0  
INJURIES: 0  
 
START DATE: SEPT 19 2017  
START TIME:  
START LOCATION: 1 ENE LITCHVILLE ND / BARNES CO.  
START LAT/LON:  
 
END DATE: SEPT 19 2017  
END TIME:  
END LOCATION: 2 ENE LITCHVILLE ND / BARNES CO.  
END_LAT/LON:  
 
THIS TORNADO TRACKED EASTWARD AND SNAPPED AND UPROOTED SEVERAL  
SPRUCE TREES. ALSO, ROOFING MATERIAL AND A DOOR OF A SHED WAS  
DAMAGED.  
 
EF SCALE: THE ENHANCED FUJITA SCALE CLASSIFIES TORNADOES INTO THE  
FOLLOWING CATEGORIES.  
PM  
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 EVENTS AND PUBLICATION IN NWS  
STORM DATA.  
 

 
 
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