....Weak Tornado Confirmed in Springfield...

...WEAK EF-0 TORNADO CONFIRMED IN EAST SPRINGFIELD...

* DATE...21 JULY 2013
* BEGIN LOCATION...INTERSECTION OF EAST CAIRO STREET AND SOUTH 
  PICKWICK AVENUE.
* END LOCATION...EAST CAIRO STREET AND SOUTH GLENSTONE AVENUE.
* ESTIMATED BEGIN TIME...718 PM
* ESTIMATED END TIME...719 PM
* MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING...EF-0
* ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...60 MPH
* ESTIMATED PATH WIDTH...50 YARDS
* PATH LENGTH...0.39 MILES
* FATALITIES...0
* INJURIES...0
* BEGIN LAT/LON...37.207 N / -93.269 W
* END LAT/LON...37.207 N / -93.262 W

* THIS PRELIMINARY INFORMATION WAS DETERMINED BY A NATIONAL
  WEATHER SERVICE SURVEY TEAM AND IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE PENDING
  FINAL REVIEW OF THE EVENT AND PUBLICATION IN NATIONAL WEATHER
  SERVICE STORM DATA.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION...

THIS TORNADO CAUSED DAMAGE TO TREES AND MINOR DAMAGE TO ROOFS. THE
ACTUAL ESTIMATED WIND SPEEDS FROM THIS TORNADO FALL RIGHT AT OR
JUST BELOW THE MINIMUM CRITERIA FOR AN EF-0.

THIS INFORMATION CAN ALSO BE FOUND ON OUR WEBSITE AT
WEATHER.GOV/SGF.

FOR REFERENCE...THE ENHANCED FUJITA SCALE CLASSIFIES TORNADOES
INTO THE FOLLOWING CATEGORIES:

EF0...WIND SPEEDS  65 TO  85 MPH.
EF1...WIND SPEEDS  86 TO 110 MPH.
EF2...WIND SPEEDS 111 TO 135 MPH.
EF3...WIND SPEEDS 136 TO 165 MPH.
EF4...WIND SPEEDS 166 TO 200 MPH.
EF5...WIND SPEEDS GREATER THAN 200 MPH.
Synopsis and Images: A rare landspout tornado touched down in east 
Springfield this evening. These types of tornadoes are weak in 
nature, with this landspout lasting for less than a minute. Landspout 
tornadoes typically are not detectable by radar. Here are some radar 
images of when the landspout occurred. Notice that it occurred from a 
very tiny rain shower that was hardly detected by radar.
 


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