871  
NOUS43 KFGF 211945  
PNSFGF  
MNZ001>009-013>017-022>024-027>032-040-NDZ006>008-014>016-024-  
026>030-038-039-049-052>054-220745-  
 
PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND FORKS ND  
245 PM CDT THU JUL 21 2016  
   
..NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 07/19/16 TORNADO EVENT UPDATE #2
 
 
   
OVERVIEW
 
A STRONG SUPERCELL THUNDERSTORM MOVED  
SOUTH-SOUTHEAST ACROSS NORTHEASTERN NORTH DAKOTA ON TUESDAY  
EVENING (JULY 19TH)...PRODUCING WIDESPREAD WIND DAMAGE. SO  
FAR...THREE TORNADOES HAVE BEEN CONFIRMED THROUGH DAMAGE  
SURVEYS.  
 
.TORNADO #1  
 
RATING: EF-1  
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 110 MPH  
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 5.0 MILES  
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 0.5 MILES  
FATALITIES: 0  
INJURIES: 0  
 
START DATE: JUL 19 2016  
START TIME: 527 PM CDT  
START LOCATION: 5 MILES N MOUNTAIN ND  
START LAT/LON: 48.73411/-97.8618  
 
END DATE: JUL 19 2016  
END TIME: 537 PM CDT  
END LOCATION: 2 MILES NE MOUNTAIN ND  
END_LAT/LON: 48.7362/-97.8477  
 
THE TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN NEAR HIGHWAY 5 NORTH OF MOUNTAIN  
AND MOVED SOUTH-SOUTHEAST CROSSING THE TONGUE RIVER AND  
HIGHWAY 32 NEAR THE TONGUE RIVER.  
 
.TORNADO #2  
 
RATING: EF-1  
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 100 MPH  
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 1.5 MILES  
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 0.25 MILES  
FATALITIES: 0  
INJURIES: 0  
 
START DATE: JUL 19 2016  
START TIME: 617 PM CDT  
START LOCATION: HOOPLE  
START LAT/LON: 48.5311/-97.6355  
 
END DATE: JUL 19 2016  
END TIME: 621 PM CDT  
END LOCATION: 2 MILES SSE HOOPLE  
END_LAT/LON: 48.5103/-97.6196  
 
THE TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN ON THE SOUTHERN END OF HOOPLE...  
MOVED SOUTH-SOUTHEAST ACROSS HIGHWAY 18 AND DAMAGED  
A POTATO WAREHOUSE SOUTH-SOUTHEAST OF HOOPLE.  
 
.TORNADO #3  
 
RATING: EF-1  
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 100 MPH  
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 0.75 MILES  
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 200 YARDS  
FATALITIES: 0  
INJURIES: 0  
 
START DATE: JUL 19 2016  
START TIME: 636 PM CDT  
START LOCATION: 2 MILES SSW NASH  
START LAT/LON: 48.4385/-97.5365  
 
END DATE: JUL 19 2016  
END TIME: 639 PM CDT  
END LOCATION: 3 MILES SSW NASH  
END_LAT/LON: 48.4281/-97.5354  
 
THE TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN 2 MILES SOUTH-SOUTHWEST OF NASH  
NEAR THE SOUTHERN BRANCH OF THE PARK RIVER. DAMAGE WAS  
PRIMARILY TO TREES.  
 
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 EVENTS AND PUBLICATION IN  
NWS STORM DATA.  
 

 
 
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