Two Saline County Tornadoes, EF 2 and EF 3
KSAL Staff - October 7, 2016 3:31 pm
The tornado moves across rural Saline County Thursday afternoon.
The National Weather Service in Wichita has rated two tornadoes that touched down in Saline County on Thursday afternoon. One was and EF 2 with a peak wind of 112 mph while the other was an EF 3 with a peak wind of 140 miles per hour.
The following are the results of a preliminary survey:
TORNADO 4 Miles SE Salina... Rating: EF-2 Estimated peak wind: 112 mph Path length /Statute/: 0.25 miles Path width /Maximum/: 60 yards Fatalities: 0 Injuries: 0 Start date: October 6 2016 Start time: 4:14pm CDT Start location: 4 SE Salina KS End date: October 6 2016 End time: 4:15pm CDT End location: 4 SE Salina KS SURVEY_SUMMARY: A barn was demolished and debris was strewn to the northeast. There was also damage to a few trees. --- TORNADO 1 Mile W Kipp... Rating: EF-3 Estimated peak wind: 140 mph Path length /Statute/: 6.3 miles Path width /Maximum/: 140 yards Fatalities: 0 Injuries: 0 Start date: October 6 2016 Start time: 4:17 pm CDT Start location: 5 ESE Salina End date: October 6 2016 End time: 4:30 pm CDT End location: 7 E Salina SURVEY_SUMMARY: A manufactured double wide home held down by straps was completely lifted and destroyed. A jeep was rolled approximately 200 yards. ---
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