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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO IL
548 AM CDT SAT APR 11 2015

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 04/09/15 TORNADO EVENT...

METEOROLOGISTS CONTINUE TO EXAMINE GROUND SURVEY...AREAL
SURVEY...AND RADAR DATA FROM THE APRIL 9TH TORNADO EVENT.
INFORMATION ON THE START/END TIMES AND LOCATIONS OF THE FRANKLIN
GROVE TO KIRKLAND TORNADO HAVE BEEN ADDED. THIS INFORMATION IS
PRELIMINARY AND MAY NEED TO BE ADJUSTED AS ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
BECOMES AVAILABLE...HOWEVER THE START TIME/LOCATION APPEAR LIKELY
TO BE FINAL.

AREAL SURVEY AND RADAR INFORMATION HAVE IDENTIFIED AN ADDITIONAL
SATELLITE TORNADO THAT DEVELOPED JUST SOUTH OF THE LARGE EF-4
TORNADO SOON BEFORE IT CROSSED FROM OGLE COUNTY INTO DEKALB
COUNTY. THIS TORNADOS INFORMATION HAS BEEN ADDED BELOW.

ADDITIONAL AREAL AND GROUND SURVEYS COULD BE CONDUCTED THIS
WEEKEND IN BOONE AND MCHENRY COUNTIES WHICH MAY RESULT IN
ADDITIONAL TORNADOES BEING FOUND AND OR SOME ADJUSTMENTS BEING
MADE TO TORNADOES LISTED BELOW. THIS PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
WILL BE UPDATED AS NEEDED AS NEW INFORMATION IS CONFIRMED.

.TORNADO...

RATING:                 EF-4 (PRELIMINARY)
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    180-200 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  28.7
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   0.5 MILE
FATALITIES:             2
INJURIES:               22

START DATE:APRIL 09 2015
START TIME:6:39 PM CDT
START LOCATION:0.9 MILES NE FRANKLIN GROVE
START LAT/LON:          41.8530/-89.2896

END DATE:APRIL 09 2015
END TIME:7:17 PM CDT
END LOCATION:4.2 NNW KIRKLAND
END LAT/LON:            42.1452/-88.8921


.TORNADO...

RATING:                 EF-0
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    65 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  1.9
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   100 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               0

START DATE:APRIL 09 2015
START TIME:7:05 PM CDT
START LOCATION:2.9 MILES E LINDENWOOD
START LAT/LON:          42.0583/-88.9752

END DATE:APRIL 09 2015
END TIME:7:08 PM CDT
END LOCATION:4.6 ENE LINDENWOOD
END LAT/LON:            42.0739/-88.9457


.TORNADO...

RATING:                 EF-1
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    105-110 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  2.03 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   50 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             APRIL 09 2015
START TIME:             7:21 PM CDT
START LOCATION:         3.6 MILES S BELVIDERE
START LAT/LON:          42.2052/-88.8442

END DATE:               APRIL 09 2015
END TIME:               TBD
END LOCATION:           3.6 MILES SE BELVIDERE
END_LAT/LON:            42.2101/-88.8053

THIS TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN NEAR FLORA ROAD AND IMPACTED A ZOO
WHERE TWO ANIMALS WERE KILLED AND OUTBUILDINGS SUSTAINED HEAVY
STRUCTURAL DAMAGE. THE TORNADO CONTINUED EAST ACROSS GENOA ROAD
WHERE THREE POWER POLES WERE SNAPPED AND BLOWN OVER.


.TORNADO...

RATING:                 EF-0
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    65 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  2.83 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   25 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             APRIL 09 2015
START TIME:TBD
START LOCATION:         2.9 MILES S CHERRY VALLEY
START LAT/LON:          42.1926/-88.9548

END DATE:               APRIL 09 2015
END TIME:TBD
END LOCATION:           2.5 MILES SE CHERRY VALLEY
END_LAT/LON:            42.2174/-88.9106

AN EMERGENCY MANAGER AND TRAINED SPOTTERS PHOTOGRAPHED A
TORNADO THAT TOUCHED DOWN SOUTH OF CHERRY VALLEY. THE
TORNADO DID NOT PRODUCE ANY DAMAGE.

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 EVENT AND PUBLICATION IN
NWS STORM DATA.

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NWS CHICAGO



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