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Storms Hit the St. Louis area

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ST LOUIS MO
1218 PM CDT SAT JUN 1 2013

...DAMAGE SURVEY RESULTS FOR THE EVENING OF MAY 31ST...

THREE STORM SURVEY TEAMS ARE CURRENTLY ASSESSING THE DAMAGE FROM
LAST NIGHT'S STORMS IN EASTERN MISSOURI AND SOUTHWEST ILLINOIS.
THE FOLLOWING ARE REPORTS THAT ARE BEING RECEIVING FROM THE TEAMS
WHILE THEY ARE STILL CONDUCTING THE SURVEYS. ADDITIONAL
INFORMATION WILL BE AVAILABLE LATER TODAY.

ONE TEAM IS SURVEYING DAMAGE IN MADISON AND MACOUPIN COUNTIES IN
ILLINOIS. SO FAR THEY HAVE FOUND TORNADO DAMAGE AT A LANDFILL IN
ROXANNA THAT HAS BEEN RATED AS A LOW END EF-3 WITH ESTIMATED WIND
SPEEDS AROUND 140 MPH. THEY HAVE ALSO FOUND STRAIGHT LINE WIND
DAMAGE IN THE CITY OF EDWARDSVILLE. THIS SURVEY TEAM WILL CONTINUE
TO ASSESS DAMAGE FURTHER TO THE NORTHEAST INCLUDING IN GILLESPIE.

A SECOND TEAM IS SURVEYING DAMAGE IN NORTH ST. LOUIS COUNTY. THIS
TEAM HAS FOUND TORNADO DAMAGE RATED AS EF-2 WITH ESTIMATED WIND
SPEEDS AS HIGH AS 130 MPH. THIS TORNADO PATH IS ALONG A LINE FROM
THE MISSOURI RIVER JUST SOUTH OF INTERSTATE 70 IN EARTH CITY TO
THE NORTH SIDE OF THE AIRPORT IN HAZELWOOD.

THE THIRD TEAM IS SURVEYING DAMAGE IN ST. CHARLES COUNTY. THIS
TEAM HAS FOUND TORNADO DAMAGE RATED AS EF-3 WITH ESTIMATED WIND
SPEEDS AROUND 150 MPH. THIS PATH IS ALONG A LINE FROM WELDON
SPRING HEIGHTS TO HARVESTER. THIS TEAM WILL CONTINUE TO ASSESS
DAMAGE FURTHER NORTHEAST TO THE MISSOURI RIVER.

THIS IS PRELIMINARY INFORMATION AND IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE PENDING
FINAL REVIEW OF THE EVENT AND PUBLICATION IN NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE STORM DATA.

THIS INFORMATION CAN ALSO BE FOUND ON OUR WEBSITE AT
WWW.WEATHER.GOV/LSX.  MORE INFORMATION WILL BE AVAILABLE AT
A LATER DATE WHEN SURVEYS HAVE BEEN COMPLETED.

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