EF2 Tornado Confirmed Near Oakland, IA

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OMAHA/VALLEY NE  
542 PM CDT THU JUN 5 2014  
   
..NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 06/03/14 TORNADO EVENT UPDATE #1
 
 
THERE WAS A STORM SURVEY DAMAGE TEAM THAT LOOKED AT DAMAGE AROUND  
THE OAKLAND...IOWA AREA ON WEDNESDAY. THERE WAS A LARGE AREA OF  
INTENSE HAIL AND WIND DAMAGE ACROSS EASTERN POTTAWATTAMIE COUNTY.  
WIND DAMAGE EXCEEDED 100 MPH IN SOME AREAS...WITH BLOWN DOWN...A  
ROOF OFF A HOME...SHEDS AND BARNS FLATTENED...A FOUR MILE STRETCH  
OF HIGH TENSION POWER POLES BENT...AND NUMEROUS TREES BLOWN DOWN.  
IN ADDITION THERE WERE SWATHS OF VERY LARGE HAIL DAMAGE TO HOMES  
AND BUSINESSES. WITHIN THIS SWATH OF WIND AND HAIL DAMAGE...A  
SHORT-TRACK TORNADO WAS DETECTED.  
   
OAKLAND IOWA TORNADO
 
 
RATING: EF-2  
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 115 MPH  
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 2.9 MILES  
MILES PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 575 YARDS  
FATALITIES: 0  
INJURIES: 0  
 
START DATE: JUNE 3 2014  
START TIME: TO BE DETERNMINED  
START LOCATION: 8.25 MILES WEST-NORTHWEST OF OAKLAND  
 
END DATE: JUNE 3 2014  
END TIME: TO BE DETERMINED  
END LOCATION: 5.75 MILES WEST OF OAKLAND  
 
THIS BRIEF TORNADO STARTED 8.25 MILES WEST NORTHWEST OF OAKLAND  
DOWNING NUMEROUS TREES. THE TORNADO HEADED EAST-SOUTHEAST AND THEN  
HIT A FARM HOUSE AND DESTROYED A GARAGE...A BARN AND SEVERELY  
DAMAGED SEVERAL OTHER SHEDS. THE TORNADO ENDED 5.75 MILES WEST OF  
OAKLAND AND DESTROYED A FARM SHED AND TOPPLED NUMEROUS TREES  
BEFORE DISSIPATING.  
 
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 EVENTS AND PUBLICATION IN NWS  
STORM DATA.  

 

Oakland, IA Tornado

In the above image, green round dots are straight line wind damage at times exceeding 100 mph. Triangles are tornado damage.

 



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