Kingsbury County Tornado Rated F1

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SIOUX FALLS SD
323 PM CDT WED MAY 3 2006

...MAY 2 KINGSBURY COUNTY TORNADO RATED F1 ON FUJITA SCALE...

AN ONSITE DAMAGE SURVEY BY METEOROLOGISTS FROM NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE SIOUX FALLS HAS RESULTED IN AN F1 RATING FOR THE TORNADO
THAT TOUCHED DOWN IN KINGSBURY COUNTY ON MAY 2 2006. THE MAXIMUM
WIND SPEED WAS ESTIMATED TO BE AROUND 100 MPH...AS THE TORNADO
DESTROYED TWO HOG SHEDS FOUR MILES NORTH OF LAKE PRESTON SOUTH
DAKOTA...IN KINGSBURY COUNTY.

THE TORNADO FIRST TOUCHED DOWN AT APPROXIMATELY 619 PM...REMAINING
ON THE GROUND FOR 2.1 MILES AS IT MOVED EAST SOUTHEAST...4 MILES
NORTH OF LAKE PRESTON. THE TORNADO LIFTED AROUND 626 PM.  THE
MAXIMUM WIDTH OF THE TORNADO IS ESTIMATED TO BE AROUND 100 YARDS
WIDE.

Click here for a map of the path and rating.

Click here for a closeup of the tornado path.


A COMPLETE SUMMARY REPORT OF THIS TORNADO...INCLUDING DAMAGE PHOTOS
AND STORM TRACK MAPS...WILL BE POSTED TO THE NWS SIOUX FALLS
INTERNET HOMEPAGE BY 4 PM THURSDAY...MAY 4 2006.  THE NWS SIOUX
FALLS WEB PAGE ADDRESS IS WWW.WEATHER.GOV/SIOUXFALLS.


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GREG HARMON
METEOROLOGIST IN CHARGE
NWS SIOUX FALLS



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