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Public Information Statement
Statement as of 11:22 am CDT on May 27, 2015

...Brief EF-0 tornado confirmed in Summit Tuesday 05/26/2015...

Rating: EF-0 estimated peak wind: 75 mph path length /statute/: 0.4 miles path width /maximum/: 50 yards fatalities: none injuries: none

Start date: 05/26/2015 start time: 1:08 PM CDT start location: 0.5 se Summit start lat/lon: 41.7773 / -87.8038

End date: 05/26/2015 end time: 1:09 PM CDT end location: 0.5 E Summit end_lat/lon: 41.7829 / -87.8016

Based on a ground survey of the damage and radar data from the o'hare terminal Doppler radar the National Weather Service has concluded that the damage that occurred early Tuesday afternoon in Summit was likely the result of a very brief EF-0 tornado. The majority of the damage was to trees...with several large branches down and a couple of weaker hard wood trees snapped. There was also some minor roof damage and a wooden fence partially downed.

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.