698  
NOUS43 KABR 210129  
PNSABR  
MNZ039-046-SDZ003>011-015>023-033>037-045-048-051-211330-  
 
PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ABERDEEN SD  
829 PM CDT WED SEP 20 2017 /729 PM MDT WED SEP 20 2017/  
   
..NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 09/19/17 TORNADO EVENT
 
 
   
TORNADO #1
 
 
RATING: EF-1  
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 100 MPH  
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 2.9 MILES  
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 155 YARDS  
FATALITIES: 0  
INJURIES: 0  
 
START DATE: SEPTEMBER 19, 2017  
START TIME: 746 PM CDT  
START LOCATION: 5.5 SSW OF TULARE, SD  
START LAT/LON: 44.6717 / -98.5656  
 
END DATE: SEPTEMBER 19, 2017  
END TIME: 757 PM CDT  
END LOCATION: 2.8 SW OF TULARE, SD  
END_LAT/LON: 44.7089 / -98.5455  
 
A TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN 5.5 MILES SOUTH SOUTHWEST OF TULARE, SD UPROOTING  
A LARGE COTTONWOOD TREE IN A FIELD. THE TORNADO THEN PASSED OVER PASTURE AND  
CROPLAND BEFORE REACHING A RESIDENCE APPROXIMATELY 3 MILES SOUTHWEST OF TULARE, SD.  
LARGE TREE BRANCHES WERE BROKE AROUND THE FARM YARD. ON THE NORTH SIDE OF THE FARM  
AN OUTBUILDING HAD SIGNIFICANT STRUCTURAL AND ROOF DAMAGE WITH TIN FROM THIS  
BUILDING LOFTED 0.6 MILES TO THE NORTH. ADDITIONALLY TWO TREES WERE UPROOTED ALONG  
THE NORTH EDGE OF THE PROPERTY. THE TORNADO TRACK CONTINUED THROUGH A SOYBEAN FIELD  
WITH SLIGHT CROP DAMAGE AND DEBRIS EVIDENT ALONG THE PATH. ABOUT 2.8 MILES SOUTHWEST  
OF TULARE AN IRRIGATION UNIT WAS TOPPLED AND THE CORN CROP WAS LEVELED WITH A  
CONVERGENT WIND PATTERN VERY OBVIOUS. THE TORNADO LIFTED SHORTLY THEREAFTER.  
   
TORNADO #2
 
 
RATING: EF-0  
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 70 MPH  
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 0.1 MILES  
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 10 YARDS  
FATALITIES: 0  
INJURIES: 0  
 
START DATE: SEPTEMBER 19, 2017  
START TIME: 855 PM CDT  
START LOCATION: 4 MILES SW OF CLARK, SD  
START LAT/LON: 44.8338 / -97.7961  
 
END DATE: SEPTEMBER 19, 2017  
END TIME: 856 PM CDT  
END LOCATION: 4 MILES SW OF CLARK, SD  
END_LAT/LON: 44.8338 / -97.7961  
 
BRIEF TORNADO TOUCHDOWN IN AN OPEN FIELD, CONFIRMED BY TRAINED SPOTTER.  
   
TORNADO #3
 
 
RATING: EF-0  
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 70 MPH  
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 0.1 MILES  
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 10 YARDS  
FATALITIES: 0  
INJURIES: 0  
 
START DATE: SEPTEMBER 19, 2017  
START TIME: 926 PM CDT  
START LOCATION: 0.5 MILES EAST OF BRADLEY, SD  
START LAT/LON: 45.0904 / -97.6304  
 
END DATE: SEPTEMBER 19, 2017  
END TIME: 927 PM CDT  
END LOCATION: 0.5 MILES EAST OF BRADLEY, SD  
END_LAT/LON: 45.0904 / -97.630  
 
BRIEF TORNADO TOUCHDOWN IN AN OPEN FIELD, CONFIRMED BY A WEATHERNATION TV  
METEOROLOGIST.  
 
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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