Sibley Iowa tornado rated EF4 by NWS Survey Team

...TORNADO NEAR SIBLEY IOWA RATED EF4...

A SUPERCELL THAT DEVELOPED ON THE EVENING OF JUNE 25 IN WESTERN
NOBLES COUNTY MINNESOTA AND MOVED INTO FAR NORTHERN IOWA PRODUCED A
TORNADO WHICH RESULTED IN SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE AROUND LITTLE ROCK IOWA
AND SIBLEY IOWA.  SEVERAL BUILDING AND HOMES SUSTAINED SIGNIFICANT
DAMAGE NEAR THESE COMMUNITIES.

A NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ON SITE SURVEY HAS RATED THE TORNADO AS
EF4. THE TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN WEST OF LITTLE ROCK IOWA AND MOVED
EAST SOUTHEAST.  THE TORNADO PRODUCED EF1 TO EF2 DAMAGE WEST
SOUTHWEST OF LITTLE ROCK. AS THE TORNADO CONTINUED TO MOVE EAST
SOUTHEAST...IT STRENGTHENED REACHING A MAXIMUM STRENGTH OF EF4 TWO
MILES WEST SOUTHWEST OF SIBLEY.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON THIS TORNADO...INCLUDING TRACK INFORMATION
AND RADAR PICTURES...WILL BE POSTED TO OUR WEB SITE AT
WEATHER.GOV/SIOUXFALLS BY EARLY NEXT WEEK.

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PHILIP SCHUMACHER - SCIENCE AND OPERATIONS OFFICER
NWS SIOUX FALLS



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