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NOUS43 KLSX 291617  
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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAINT LOUIS MO  
1113 AM CDT MON JUN 29 2020  
 
...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR THE 6/27/2020 PARK HILLS, MISSOURI  
TORNADO EVENT (CORRECTED FOR TIME)...  
 
RATING: EF-1  
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 95 MPH  
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 0.5 MILES  
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 125 YARDS  
FATALITIES: 0  
INJURIES: 0  
 
START DATE: 6/27/2020  
START TIME: 9:14 PM CDT  
START LOCATION: 3 MILES EAST OF PARK HILLS, MO  
START LAT/LON: 37.850/-90.461  
 
END DATE: 6/27/2020  
END TIME: 9:16 PM CDT  
END LOCATION: 3.5 MILES EAST OF PARK HILLS, MO  
END LAT/LON: 37.858/-90.452  
 
SURVEY SUMMARY:  
A TORNADO RAPIDLY DEVELOPED SATURDAY EVENING NEAR HILLSBORO ROAD  
TO THE EAST OF PARK HILLS, MISSOURI. THIS TORNADO INITIALLY CAUSED  
SPORADIC TREE DAMAGE TO A GROVE OF TREES WEST OF HILLSBORO ROAD.  
AS IT APPROACHED HILLSBORO ROAD, THE TORNADO WIDENED AND BECAME A  
BIT STRONGER, CAUSING EF-1 DAMAGE TO A HOME BY COLLAPSING ITS  
SOUTHWARD FACING EXTERIOR WALL. MINOR ROOF DAMAGE ALSO OCCURRED  
TO ANOTHER HOME, ALONG WITH SEVERAL TRESS THAT WERE SNAPPED. THE  
TORNADO THEN CROSSED HILLSBORO ROAD AND DID SOME MINOR ROOF DAMAGE  
TO AN OUTBUILDING ON THE EAST SIDE OF THE ROADWAY. THE TORNADO  
LIFTED AS IT APPROACHED A LARGE GROVE OF TREES ON THE EASTERN SIDE  
OF HILLSBORO ROAD.  
 
NWS ST. LOUIS WOULD LIKE TO THANK NICK JONES, THE ACTING EMERGENCY  
MANAGER IN ST. FRANCOIS COUNTY, MISSOURI FOR HIS EXTENSIVE HELP  
IN SURVEYING THE DAMAGE.  
 
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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