PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SPRINGFIELD MO
713 PM CDT TUE JUL 13 2010

...STORM DAMAGE SURVEY RESULTS FROM CHEROKEE COUNTY KANSAS...

DURING MONDAY EVENING JULY 12...A STRONG STORM ROTATION FORMED OVER
WESTERN CHEROKEE COUNTY AND MOVED ACROSS SOUTHERN CHEROKEE COUNTY
JUST SOUTH OF HIGHWAY 166. THE STORM SYSTEM GATHERED ADDITIONAL
STRENGTH AND BEGAN MOVING SOUTHEAST ACROSS NEWTON AND MCDONALD
COUNTIES IN MISSOURI. ONLY ONE EF-1 TORNADO WAS CONFIRMED FROM THIS
EVENT. ALTHOUGH THE STORM SYSTEM INTENSIFIED OVER NEWTON AND MCDONALD
COUNTIES...ONLY SOME DOWNED TREES WERE REPORTED IN SENECA AND
REDINGS MILL BY STRAIGHT LINE WIND. FLOODING WAS COMMON ACROSS
ALL THREE COUNTIES.

ALONG WITH THE CHEROKEE COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT DIRECTOR...A
STORM SURVEY WAS CONDUCTED BY THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE AND
DETERMINED A LOW END EF-1 TORNADO DID OCCUR IN CHEROKEE COUNTY. A
BROKEN LINE OF DAMAGE...BEGAN ABOUT ONE MILE EAST SOUTHEAST OF
MELROSE KANSAS WHERE SEVERAL LARGE TREES WERE UPROOTED AND TWISTED
OFF AT THE TOP ALONG SW 60TH STREET JUST NORTH OF STAR ROAD.

THE BROKEN PATH CONTINUED EAST TO NEAR SW 50TH STREET WHERE A ROOF
ALONG WITH THE TOP PORTION OF THE CONCRETE BLOCK WALL WERE LIFTED
FROM THE MAIN WALLS OF A WELL CONSTRUCTED OUT BUILDING. THE
STRUCTURE REMAINED INTACT BUT THE TOP ROW OF CONCRETE BLOCKS WAS
CRACKED ALONG THE NORTH WALL. ALSO...TWO LARGE STEEL GRAIN BINS
WERE BLOWN OFF THEIR CONCRETE FOUNDATIONS AND A POWER POLE WAS
SNAPPED OFF.

FROM SW 50TH STREET EAST TO SW 30TH STREET...MINOR TREE DAMAGE WAS
NOTED JUST NORTH OF STAR ROAD. JUST WEST OF SW 30TH STREET AND ABOUT
WHERE THE TORNADO TRACK ENDED...ANOTHER WELL CONSTRUCTED STEEL
OUTBUILDING WAS CRUSHED AND PULLED FROM ITS FOUNDATION...A FARM
TRAILER FLIPPED INTO SOME TREES...AND SEVERAL LARGE TREES UPROOTED
OR SNAPPED OFF. A SMALL PORCH ATTACHED TO THE WEST PORTION OF THE
RESIDENCE WAS RIPPED FROM THE MAIN WALL AND TOSSED OVER THE HOME.
MOST OF THE DEBRIS WAS SCATTERED EAST AND NORTHEAST OF THE HOUSE. THE
HOUSE ALSO SUSTAINED SOME MINOR ROOF DAMAGE.

IN MELROSE...STRAIGHT LINE WIND BLEW A SMALL ROOF OFF AN OUTBUILDING.
SOME FIELDS OF CORN WERE ALSO DAMAGED ACROSS CHEROKEE COUNTY DUE
TO STRAIGHT LINE WIND.

TORNADO INFORMATION...

TORNADO RATING EF-1
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND 90 MPH
DAMAGE PATH LENGTH 3 MILES
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH 60 YARDS
BEGIN TIME ABOUT 825 PM
END TIME ABOUT 835 PM
BEGIN POINT N37.02756 W94.94064
END POINT N37.01848 W94.89082

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