PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TOPEKA KS
1047 PM CDT FRI JUN 13 2008

...DAMAGE SURVEY RESULTS FROM JUNE 11-12 TORNADOES IN NORTHEAST
KANSAS...

DAMAGE SURVEY TEAMS HAVE REPORTED BACK ON THEIR PRELIMINARY FINDINGS
FROM TORNADOES IN NORTHEAST KANSAS. PRELIMINARY DATA INDICATES
THAT FOUR TORNADOES TOUCHED DOWN FROM TWO DIFFERENT SUPERCELL
THUNDERSTORMS BETWEEN 1012 PM AND JUST AFTER MIDNIGHT.

ONE TORNADO STRUCK THE CITY OF CHAPMAN...WHERE EF3 DAMAGE WAS NOTED.
ONE FATALITY OCCURRED IN THE CITY OF CHAPMAN. THE SECOND TORNADO
FROM THIS STORM STRUCK MANHATTAN AND INCLUDED THE K-STATE CAMPUS.
EF4 DAMAGE WAS NOTED IN SOUTHWEST MANHATTAN. THE THIRD TORNADO
BEGAN SOUTHWEST OF HAVENSVILLE...TRACKED EAST OF SOLDER...AND
DISSIPATED SOUTHWEST OF WETMORE. THE FOURTH TORNADO STRUCK IN FAR
SOUTHERN DICKINSON COUNTY NEAR CARLTON.


...CHAPMAN TORNADO...

* EVENT TYPE - EF3 TORNADO

* EVENT LOCATION - THE TORNADO TRACKED FROM NORTHWEST OF
ENTERPRISE THROUGH SOUTHEAST CHAPMAN TO WEST OF JUNCTION CITY
BEFORE DISSIPATING.

* PEAK WIND - 150 MPH ESTIMATED

* MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH - ESTIMATED 1/2 MILE

* PATH LENGTH - 11 MILES

* INJURIES - 4

* FATALITIES - 1

* DISCUSSION/DAMAGE - THE TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN APPROXIMATELY 1.5
MILES NORTH NORTHWEST OF ENTERPRISE KANSAS AT APPROXIMATELY 1012
PM. A GRAIN BIN WAS DESTROYED AT A FARMSTEAD AND TREE DAMAGE WAS
NOTED...BOTH CONSISTENT WITH EF0 WINDSPEEDS. AS THE TORNADO
MOVED NORTHEAST...DAMAGE TO TREES...ANOTHER GRAIN BIN...A CENTER
PIVOT AND POWERLINES OCCURRED AT QUAIL ROAD AND OLD HIGHWAY 40.
THE TORNADO THEN MOVED THROUGH THE SOUTHEASTERN HALF OF THE CITY
OF CHAPMAN CAUSING CONSIDERABLE DAMAGE TO NUMEROUS HOMES...CHURCHES
AND SCHOOLS IN THE CITY. THE ELEMENTARY/JUNIOR HIGH ON MARSHALL
AVENUE WAS HEAVILY DAMAGED AS WELL AS THE HIGH SCHOOL. THE
HARDEST HIT AREAS WERE BORDERED BY OLD HIGHWAY 40 TO THE
SOUTH...MARSHALL AVENUE ON THE EAST...7TH STREET ON THE
NORTH...AND BROADWAY STREET TO THE WEST. DAMAGE IN THIS AREA WAS
CONSISTENT WITH EF3 WINDSPEEDS AND THE WIDTH OF THE TORNADO WAS
APPROXIMATELY 1/2 MILE WIDE. THE TORNADO CONTINUED EAST
NORTHEAST AND DAMAGED TREES AND OUTBUILDINGS AT A FARMSTEAD
SOUTH OF I-70. THE TORNADO CROSSED I-70 AT DIETRICH ROAD BRIDGE
AND WAS APPROXIMATELY 1/4 MILE WIDE. THE TORNADO CONTINUED ABOUT
1 MILE EAST NORTHEAST UNTIL IT LIFTED NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF
MILFORD LAKE AND EASY JACKS ROAD AT APPROXIMATELY 1026 PM.


...MANHATTAN TORNADO...

* EVENT TYPE - EF4 TORNADO

* EVENT LOCATION - TORNADO TRACKED FROM AROUND 1 MILE NORTH OF
OGDEN AROUND 1048 PM...THROUGH THE CITY OF MANHATTAN WHERE THE
TORNADO THEN DISSIPATED JUST EAST OF THE K-STATE CAMPUS AROUND
1103 PM.

* PEAK WIND - 170 MPH ESTIMATED

* MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH - 1/4 MILE

* PATH LENGTH - 8.64 MILES

* INJURIES - NONE

* FATALITIES - NONE

* DISCUSSION/DAMAGE - THE TORNADO TRACKED FROM JUST NORTH OF OGDEN
TO NORTHEAST OF THE MANHATTAN AIRPORT WHERE DAMAGE WAS NOTED TO
A FARMSTEAD. A LARGE MACHINE SHED WAS COMPLETELY
DESTROYED...WITH A LARGE GRAIN CART FOUND IN AN ADJACENT FIELD.
THE MANHATTAN AUTOMATED OBSERVING SYSTEM REPORTED A PEAK WIND
GUST OF 66 MPH AT 1053 PM. THE TORNADO CONTINUED NORTHEAST WHERE
IT BROUGHT DOWN FRAMES TO HOMES UNDER CONSTRUCTION ON SCENIC
DRIVE. THE STORM THEN MOVED INTO THE MILLER RANCH AREA IN
SOUTHWEST MANHATTAN. EF4 DAMAGE WAS NOTED HERE...NEAR AMHERST
AVENUE AND PEACHTREE CIRCLE...MOST NOTABLY ALONG APPLEWOOD
DRIVE WHERE NUMEROUS FRAME HOMES WERE COMPLETELY DESTROYED. THE
TORNADO CONTINUED NORTHEAST...DAMAGING HOMES AND TREES ALONG
DARTMOUTH DRIVE AS WELL AS COMPLETELY DESTROYING ANOTHER HOME ON
CHIC CIRCLE. THE TORNADO CROSSED HIGHWAY 113 AT LITTLE APPLE
HONDA TOYOTA...WHERE NUMEROUS CARS WERE TOSSED AND WINDOWS WERE
BLOWN OUT OF THE SHOWROOM. THE HARDWARE STORE TO THE NORTH WAS
COMPLETELY DESTROYED...ALONG WITH SEVERAL ROWS OF SELF STORAGE
UNITS TO THE EAST. DAMAGE WAS CONSISTENT WITH EF3 WINDSPEEDS.
FROM THIS LOCATION...THE TORNADO THEN MOVED NORTHEAST...CROSSING
ANDERSON AVENUE NEAR MIDLAND AVENUE...THEN DAMAGING WINDOWS AND
REMOVING FENCING AT LEE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL. CONSIDERABLE DEBRIS
FELL ACROSS THIS AREA IN A WIDE PATH AS IT CROSSED ANDERSON
AVENUE. EF1 DAMAGE WAS NOTED JUST WEST OF THE K-STATE CAMPUS
WHERE THE ROOF WAS BLOWN OFF A FRATERNITY HOUSE AT COLLEGE
HEIGHTS ROAD AND DENNISON AVENUE. APARTMENTS IN THIS LOCATION
ALSO HAD WINDOWS BLOWN OUT AND A ROOF PARTIALLY REMOVED. EF1
DAMAGE WAS ALSO NOTED ON CAMPUS ITSELF...WITH NUMEROUS WINDOWS
BLOWN OUT OF BUILDINGS. THE USDA WIND EROSION LABORATORY HAD
SOME ROOF DAMAGE...AS WELL AS A SHED THAT WAS LOFTED OVER THE
TREES INTO THE PARKING LOT TO THE NORTH. CONTENTS IN THE SHED
REMAINED UNDAMAGED. DEBRIS FROM OTHER LOCATIONS IN MANHATTAN WAS
ALSO NOTED ON THE CAMPUS. THE TORNADO DISSIPATED SHORTLY AFTER
11 PM JUST EAST OF THE CAMPUS NEAR NORTH MANHATTAN AVENUE AND
CENTENNIAL DRIVE.


...TORNADO IN POTTAWATOMIE...JACKSON AND NEMAHA COUNTIES...

* EVENT TYPE - EF2 TORNADO

* EVENT LOCATION - 4 MILES SOUTHWEST OF HAVENSVILLE...NORTHEAST TO JUST
SOUTH OF SOLDIER...NORTHEAST TO 3 MILES SOUTHWEST OF WETMORE.

* PEAK WIND - 130 MPH ESTIMATED

* MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH - 300 YARDS

* PATH LENGTH - 16 MILES

* INJURIES - NONE

* FATALITIES - 1

* DISCUSSION/DAMAGE -THE TORNADO BEGAN ABOUT 4 MILES SOUTH
SOUTHWEST OF HAVENSVILLE...WHERE EF2 DAMAGE WAS SEEN TO A FARM
HOUSE AND TREES ON A FARMSTEAD ON LINCOLN ROAD...ABOUT 1.5 MILES
SOUTH OF K16.

THE TORNADO CONTINUED NORTHEAST AND CROSSED K16 AND K63...ABOUT 2
MILES SOUTH OF HAVENSVILLE...DOING EF1 DAMAGE TO TREES AND POWER
POLES. THE TORNADO THEN BEGAN MOVING EAST NORTHEAST TOWARD THE
SOLDIER AREA. POWER POLES AND SOME DAMAGE TO FARMSTEADS OCCURRED
ALONG THIS PATH...WITH THE DAMAGE BEING MAINLY EF0 AND EF1. ABOUT
ONE HALF MILE SOUTH OF SOLDIER...THE WORST DAMAGE OCCURRED WITH
TWO FARMSTEADS BEING HIT HARD. EF2 DAMAGE WAS SEEN HERE ON BOTH
HOUSES...AND IN THE GROVE OF HARDWOOD TREES...ALONG WITH A LOT OF
OTHER DAMAGE. WINDS AT THIS POINT WERE ESTIMATED AROUND 130 MPH.

MOVING EAST NORTHEAST...THE TORNADO CAUSED EF1 DAMAGE ALONG ITS
PATH EAST OF SOLDIER...ALONG AND JUST NORTH OF 270 ROAD. IT THEN
PROCEEDED NORTHEAST AND CROSSED THE JACKSON/NEMAHA COUNTY BORDER
4 MILES EAST NORTHEAST OF SOLDIER. THIS IS WHERE THE FATALITY
OCCURRED AS A MOBILE HOME WAS DESTROYED. THE TORNADO THEN MOVED
NORTHEAST WITH EF0 TO EF1 DAMAGE OCCURRING IN EXTREME SOUTHEAST
NEMAHA COUNTY...DISSIPATING ABOUT 3 MILES SOUTHWEST OF WETMORE.

THE TORNADO PATH LENGTH WAS 16 MILES...AND THE WIDTH VARIED FROM50
TO ABOUT 300 YARDS...WITH THE WIDEST DAMAGE PATH OCCURRING ONE
HALF MILE SOUTH OF SOLDIER.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TOPEKA WOULD LIKE TO THANK COUNTY
EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT...LAW ENFORCEMENT AND THE CITIZENS IN THE
AFFECTED AREA FOR THEIR EXTENSIVE HELP IN TRACKING THE DAMAGE
FROM THIS TORNADO.


...CARLTON TORNADO...

A METAL BUILDING WAS FOUND BLOWN DOWN AND THE TOP OF A TREE BLOWN
OFF. THIS STORM HAS NOT YET BEEN RATED.

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