Public Information Statement  Statement as of 4:39 PM CDT on April 29, 2016

... Updated damage survey for 4/26/16...

A NWS damage survey team was dispatched again today to confirm a
radar signature that indicated debris from a possible tornado in
southwest Warren County that occurred Tuesday afternoon 4/26. The
team discovered another weak (ef1) tornado track that stretched
nearly 6 miles across the Countryside. The details of this tornado
track and updated information on the enhanced wind damage and EF0
tornado that occurred southwest of New Melle is included below.

To view the damage surveys in gis format:

.Enhanced severe wind damage in Warren and St. Charles counties...

Peak wind estimated: 60-80 mph
path length /statute/: 20.5 miles
path width /maximum/: 3.0 miles
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: 04/26/2016
start time: 1:10 PM CDT
start location: 5 miles NNW Marthasville

End date: 04/26/2016
end time: 1:38 PM CDT
end location: 1 mile N Defiance

an enhanced area of wind damage was surveyed from 6 miles
north-northwest of Marthasville along Missouri Highway o to 1
mile north of Defiance along Highway 94. The area of wind damage
was roughly 3.0 miles wide and 20.5 miles long. Hundreds of trees
were either topped, snapped or uprooted in this swath. Many roads
were blocked in this area due to fallen trees and power lines.
There were also several outbuildings that lost roofs and residences
that suffered minor damage. The wind is estimated to have been as
high as 80 mph and lasted upwards of 5 minutes according to eyewitness

.New Melle EF-0 tornado in St. Charles County...

Rating: EF-0
estimated peak wind: 70 mph
path length /statute/: 0.3 miles
path width /maximum/: 50 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: 04/26/2016
start time: 1:11 PM CDT
start location: 4 miles WSW of New Melle
start lat/lon: 38.6822/-90.9558

End date: 04/26/2016
end time: 1:12 PM CDT
end location: 4 miles WSW of New Melle
end_lat/lon: 38.6822/-90.9498

a weak EF-0 tornado was surveyed north of the main core of
damaging winds near the intersection of Missouri highways d and
T, roughly 4 miles west-southwest of New Melle. Trees were topped
and metal from an outbuilding was deposited up to 200 yards to the
north of the touchdown. The path length of the weak tornado was
less than a half-mile and the width was 50 yards.

.Pinckney EF-1 tornado in Warren County...

Rating: EF-1
estimated peak wind: 100 mph
path length /statute/: 5.6 miles
path width /maximum/: 100 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: 04/26/2016
start time: 12:52 PM CDT
start lat/lon: 38.6947/-91.2761

End date: 04/26/2016
end time: 1:02 PM CDT
end_lat/lon: 38.6828/-91.176


An EF-1 tornado caused significant tree damage across portions
of southwestern Warren County. A damage survey revealed a 5.6 mile
path that was up to 100 yards wide. The most significant damage
occurred along Bernheimer Road where up to 100 trees were snapped
and twisted to the southeast.

the information in this statement is preliminary and subject to
change pending final review of the event and publication in
NWS storm data.

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