2009damagesurveydrill

April 26, 2009 Tornado Damage (test drill...)

 


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Selected Damage Photos

Thede Building

Center Pivot Power poles

Trees Quonset

Radar Reflectivity and Velocity Images

Base Reflectivity

Storm Relative Motion

 

...STORM ASSESSMENT OF SUNDAYS STORM DAMAGE...
METEOROLOGISTS FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GOODLAND AND 
REPRESENTATIVES OF SHERMAN COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT SURVEYED
DAMAGE FROM THUNDERSTORMS THAT MOVED THROUGH PARTS OF SHERMAN COUNTY
IN NORTHWEST KANSAS SUNDAY AFTERNOON APRIL 26TH.
DAMAGE CONSISTENT WITH AN EF-1 TORNADO (WIND SPEEDS OF 85 TO 110 
MPH) WAS FOUND 7 MILES EAST OF GOODLAND KANSAS. IRRIGATION PIVOTS
WERE OVERTURNED AS WELL AS DAMAGE TO SHINGLES ON A MOBILE HOME.
SPOTTERS REPORTED THAT THE TORNADO TRAVELED APPROXIMATELY A QUARTER
MILE TO THE NORTHEAST. TIME OF THE TORNADO BASED ON SPOTTER REPORTS
AND DOPPLER RADAR WAS AROUND 735 PM MDT. 
TWO SEPARATE TORNADO PATHS WERE FOUND APPROXIMATELY 3 MILES SOUTH OF 
RULETON. THE FIRST PRODUCED EF-0 DAMAGE WITH WINDS ESTIMATED AT 60
TO 85 MPH. A CENTER PIVOT WAS OVERTURNED. THE TORNADO TRAVELED
APPROXIMATELY ONE MILE TO THE EAST BEFORE LIFTING. APPROXIMATELY 10
MINUTES LATER THE TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN AGAIN ABOUT 3 MILES SOUTH AND
ONE MILE EAST OF RULETON...PRODUCING EF-2 DAMAGE WITH WINDS
ESTIMATED AT 110 TO 135 MPH. NUMEROUS TREES WERE UPROOTED ALONG AND
FOUR POWER POLLS WERE SNAPPED OFF TWO FEET ABOVE THE GROUND. A
QUONSET ALSO EXPERIENCED DAMAGE TO ITS WEST FACING SLIDE. THIS
TORNADO WAS ON THE GROUND FOR APPROXIMATELY 3 MINUTES BEFORE LIFTING
AND DISSIPATING.

 

 



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