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Two Saline County Tornadoes, EF 2 and EF 3

KSAL StaffOctober 7, 2016

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
EF5…Violent…>200 mph

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