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NOUS45 KPUB 240004  
PNSPUB  
COZ058>089-093>099-241215-  
 
PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PUEBLO, CO  
604 PM MDT TUE JUL 23 2019  
   
..NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR JULY 22, 2019 TORNADO EVENT
 
 
   
OVERVIEW
 
A TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN NEAR WILLIAM AVENUE IN  
WESTCLIFFE, CO ON THE EVENING OF JULY 22, 2019, TRAVELING IN  
A SOUTHEAST TO NORTHWEST DIRECTION. A CONTINUOUS PATH OF DAMAGE  
WAS SEEN FOR ONE-THIRD OF A MILE BEFORE LIFTING AS IT CROSSED  
VISTA DR. NO FURTHER VISIBLE DAMAGE WAS SEEN BEYOND THIS POINT  
BUT WITNESSES SAID THE TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN AGAIN BEFORE  
NEARING WOLF STREET AND THEN LIFTED FOR A FINAL TIME.  
MUCH OF THE DAMAGE INCLUDED CANOPIES, CARPORTS, RVS, AND GAZEBOS.  
NO PRIMARY RESIDENCE DAMAGE WAS SEEN OUTSIDE OF A FEW MISSING  
SHINGLES, PEELED UP METAL ROOFING, AND A FEW BLOWN IN WINDOWS BY  
FLYING DEBRIS. ONE CARPORT AWNING WAS LIFTED OFF THE GROUND NEARLY  
100 FEET AND THEN CARRIED NEARLY 100 YARDS BEFORE IT WAS DROPPED  
ONTO A NEARBY ROOF. NO INJURIES WERE REPORTED.  
   
TORNADO #1
 
 
RATING: EF-0  
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 70 MPH  
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 0.5 MILES  
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 20 YARDS  
FATALITIES: 0  
INJURIES: 0  
 
START DATE: JULY 22, 2019  
START TIME: 5:30 PM MDT  
START LOCATION: WESTCLIFFE, CO  
START LAT/LON: 38.1949/-105.4571  
 
END DATE: JULY 22, 2019  
END TIME: 5:36 PM MDT  
END LOCATION: WESTCLIFFE, CO  
END_LAT/LON: 38.1981/-105.4645  
 
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.  
 
OUR OFFICE WOULD LIKE TO THANK COUNTY AND STATE EMERGENCY  
MANAGEMENT, LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT, AND THE RESIDENTS OF  
WESTCLIFFE, CO FOR THEIR HELP AND EYE-WITNESS ACCOUNTS.  
 

 
 
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