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National Weather Service releases March tornado damage report

Photo of the tornado in Glasscock Co. (Source: Angie Dehlinger/National Weather Service) Photo of the tornado in Glasscock Co. (Source: Angie Dehlinger/National Weather Service)
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The National Weather Service in Midland has released their damage report following an outbreak of severe weather at the end of March.

The event occurred on March 28, 2017.

The first tornado, which has been rated an EF0, touched down at 7:21 p.m. CDT in northeast Upton County and moved into southwest Glasscock County. The report stated that no damage was found with the tornado, which traveled along a path for approximately five and a half miles.

The second tornado, which has been rated an EF2, touched down seven minutes later, and moved almost parallel and south of FM 2401. 32 power poles were snapped off along FM 2401 in Southwest Glasscock County.

The third tornado, which has been rated an EF0, touched down just over an hour later in Southeast Mitchell County. The report stated that no damage was found but the tornado was located just west of Highway 208. The tornado was on the ground for four and half miles.

All tornado reports are rated based upon the Enhanced Fujita or EF scale. Each tornado is rated based upon estimated wind speeds and related damage.

The following is the scale that is used to rate tornadoes:

EF0         65-85 miles per hour
EF1         86-110 miles per hour
EF2         111-135 miles per hour
EF3         136-165 miles per hour
EF4         166-200 miles per hour
EF5         Over 200 miles per hour

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