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Public Information Statement

Statement as of 4:23 PM CDT on March 30, 2015


... NWS damage survey for 3/25/2015 Moore tornado event

.Overview...
Damage across southwest Oklahoma City... Moore and far north Norman
was caused by a combination of thunderstorm winds and a narrow
tornado with an intermittent damage path. The path of wind damage
varied from 0.1 to 0.6 miles wide with evidence of a narrow tornado
observed occasionally within this area of damage. The damage began
near southwest 119th street and may Avenue in southwest Oklahoma
City... moved through Moore... and ended about one-half mile
south-southeast of northeast 36th Avenue and Indian HIlls Road in
extreme northern Norman. The most consistent evidence of a tornado
was observed from southwest of northwest 12th street and Santa Fe
Avenue to near southwest 7th street and Broadway Avenue in Moore.
Low-end EF2 damage was observed in a small area of Moore from near
northwest 2nd street and Arnold street to near Main Street and
janeway Avenue.

.Moore tornado...

Rating: EF-2 /minimal/
estimated peak wind: 111-115 mph
path length /statute/: 11 miles... although not continuous
path width /maximum/: 50 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 7

Start date: Mar 25 2015
start time: 634 PM CDT
start location: 4.5 miles WNW Moore /Cleveland/ OK
start lat/lon: 35.349/ -97.565

End date: Mar 25 2015
end time: 650 PM CDT
end location: 7 se Moore /Cleveland/ OK
end_lat/lon: 35.283/ -97.384

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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