NWS survey: EF-1 tornado in Leander

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From the National Weather Service:

Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Austin/San Antonio TX422 PM CDT Sun May 20 2018


Leander Tornado...
​​​​​​​Rating:                 EF1
​​​​​​​Estimated Peak Wind:    90 mph
​​​​​​​Path Length /statute/:  5.14 miles
​​​​​​​Path Width /maximum/:   50 yards
​​​​​​​Fatalities:             0
​​​​​​​Injuries:               0
​​​​​​​Start Date:             05/20/2018
​​​​​​​Start Time:             08:22 AM CDT
​​​​​​​Start Location:         3 NE Leander / Williamson County / TX
​​​​​​​Start Lat/Lon:          30.5905 / -97.8241

End Date:               05/20/2018
​​​​​​​End Time:               08:43 AM CDT
​​​​​​​End Location:           4 E Liberty Hill / Williamson County / TX 
End Lat/Lon:            30.6634 / -97.8391    

Survey Summary: A National Weather Service storm survey concluded that at approximately 822 AM this morning a weak tornado touched down near Hero Way on the north side of Leander. Roof and tree damage was found just north of this road at several residences.  The tornado then tracked north and went parallel to Ronald Reagan Boulevard where tree damage was observed on the west side of the road.  The tornado then crossed Highway 29, weakened considerably, and finally dissipated near the entrance of the Santa Rita Ranch subdivision.  The final rating of the tornado is EF1 based on the roof and tree damage seen around Hero Way.  The remainder of the tornado track saw weak EF0 damage.

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 NWSStorm Data.

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