Storm Survey Results For Fayette County, IA Tornadoes

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LA CROSSE WI
634 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011

...STORM SURVEY RESULTS FOR FAYETTE COUNTY IOWA FROM STORMS THAT
OCCURRED ON MAY 22ND...

...TWO TORNADO PATHS FOUND...

A NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE STORM SURVEY TEAM CONFIRMED A TORNADO
WITH MAXIMUM INTENSITY OF EF1 OCCURRED IN WESTERN FAYETTE COUNTY.
THIS TORNADO INITIALLY TOUCHED DOWN ABOUT 3 MILES EAST OF
SUMNER...ABOUT A HALF MILE NORTH OF THE INTERSECTION OF HIGHWAY 93
AND U AVENUE. THE TORNADO CONTINUED ON AN EAST-NORTHEAST
TRACK...SKIPPING OR LIFTING OCCASIONALLY...PASSING JUST NORTH OF
RANDALIA...THEN FINALLY LIFTED ABOUT 2 MILES NORTHWEST OF FAYETTE
NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF M AVENUE AND 170TH STREET. NUMEROUS TREES
WERE SNAPPED OFF OR UPROOTED ALONG WITH DAMAGE TO SEVERAL
HOMES...BARNS AND GRAIN BINS.

ANOTHER TORNADO OF EF0 INTENSITY OCCURRED IN EASTERN FAYETTE COUNTY.
THIS TORNADO INITIALLY TOUCHED DOWN 5 MILES EAST OF WEST UNION NEAR
THE INTERSECTION OF B64 AND G AVENUE. THIS TORNADO CONTINUED ON AN
EAST-NORTHEAST TRACK FOR ABOUT ONE MILE BEFORE LIFTING 2 MILES
SOUTHWEST OF CLERMONT. SOME LIGHT ROOFING DAMAGE WAS NOTED ON A HOME
AND BARN ALONG WITH NUMEROUS TREES THAT WERE SNAPPED OFF AND
TOSSED.

DETAILS REGARDING EF1 TORNADO THAT AFFECTED WESTERN FAYETTE COUNTY
ON MAY 22ND...

TOTAL TRACK LENGTH........ 8 MILES
ESTIMATED START TIME...... 337 PM MAY 22
ESTIMATED END TIME........ 345 PM MAY 22
STRONGEST EF DAMAGE....... EF1
WIDTH..................... 50 TO 70 YARDS

DETAILS REGARDING EF0 TORNADO THAT AFFECTED EASTERN FAYETTE COUNTY
ON MAY 22ND...

TOTAL TRACK LENGTH........ 1 MILE
ESTIMATED START TIME...... 401 PM MAY 22
ESTIMATED END TIME........ 403 PM MAY 22
STRONGEST EF DAMAGE....... EF0
WIDTH..................... 30 TO 50 YARDS


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