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