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Public Information Statement

Statement as of 8:22 PM CDT on May 27, 2015


... NWS damage survey for 05/25/15 tornado event in Fayette County...

.Swiss Alp tornado...

Rating: EF-1
estimated peak wind: 105 mph
path length /statute/: 4 miles
path width /maximum/: 100 yards
fatalities: none
injuries: none

Start date: may 25 2015
start time: 616 PM CDT
start location: 2.5 WNW Swiss Alp / Fayette County / TX
start lat/lon: 29.787 / -96.951

End date: may 25 2105
end time: 624 PM CDT
end location: 3.5 N Swiss Alp / Fayette County / TX
end_lat/lon: 29.831 / -96.906

Survey_summary: NWS survey team concluded a tornado touched down
just west of Swiss Alp and moved northeast for four miles. Two
homes sustained substantial roof damage. Several trees were snapped
at there trunks. Multiple barns sustained roof damage and a few
small structures were destroyed.

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 events and publication in
NWS storm data.


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