Arcanum tornado classified as EF1


Winds reached 100 mph

By Christina Chalmers - cchalmers@aimmedianetwork.com



The National Weather Service classified the tornado one mile Southeast of Arcanum on Monday as an EF1 tornado with wind speeds of 100 miles per hour. The path of the tornado was 2.2 miles, at 150 yards wide.

The National Weather Service classified the tornado one mile Southeast of Arcanum on Monday as an EF1 tornado with wind speeds of 100 miles per hour. The path of the tornado was 2.2 miles, at 150 yards wide.


ARCANUM – The National Weather Service (NWS) has confirmed the strength of the tornado one mile Southeast of Arcanum on Monday.

The service estimated the tornado began at 2:26 p.m. and ended at 2:32 p.m. with an estimated wind speed of 100 miles per hour (mph), classifying it as an EF1 tornado. The Enhanced Fujita Scale (EFS) classifies an EF1 tornado to be wind speeds between 86 and 110 mph.

The path of the tornado was 2.2 miles, at 150 yards wide.

No injuries were reported.

According to the NWS, damage to a large garage was reported along Grubbs-Rex Road. The most significant damage occurred on a property south of Dull Road where a Horse Stable was almost completely destroyed and several trees were destroyed. Very minor roof damage was observed on a barn located just north of Dull Road. Numerous pieces of debris were found between Dull Road and State Route 49. A few pieces were even found just north of State Route 49.

The NWS confirmed the tornado in Pitsburg also began at 2:26 p.m. and ended at 2:28 p.m. with an estimated wind speed of 70 mph, classifying it as an EF0 tornado (EFS -between 65-85 mph).

The path of this tornado was .75 miles at 100 yards wide.

No injuries were reported.

According to the NWS, the first evidence of damage occurred north of Stocker Road just east of the intersection with Schnorf-Jones Road. A few trees were downed in this location with some light debris along the tree line about 350 feet north of Stocker Road. Additional damage was seen at a residence on the northeast corner of the intersection of Oakes Road and Schnorf-Jones Road. A stone chimney on the house was heavily damaged and a few panels of metal roofing were completely removed. A metal barn roof at this location was also partially peeled up to the west. Light debris from this location was spread about a quarter mile to the north with some evidence of very minor damage at an adjacent property just south of a line of trees.

The National Weather Service classified the tornado one mile Southeast of Arcanum on Monday as an EF1 tornado with wind speeds of 100 miles per hour. The path of the tornado was 2.2 miles, at 150 yards wide.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2016/03/web1_ArcanumTornado.jpgThe National Weather Service classified the tornado one mile Southeast of Arcanum on Monday as an EF1 tornado with wind speeds of 100 miles per hour. The path of the tornado was 2.2 miles, at 150 yards wide.
Winds reached 100 mph

By Christina Chalmers

cchalmers@aimmedianetwork.com