NWS gives Tuesday's Effingham tornado EF-1 rating

The National Weather Service Office in Kansas City/Pleasant Hill sent out a damage survey crew on Wednesday.

Posted: May 22, 2019 11:50 AM
Updated: May 22, 2019 1:51 PM

(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) Tuesday night's tornado in Atchison County, Kansas has been rated an EF-1 by the National Weather Service.

The NWS Office in Kansas City/Pleasant Hill sent out a damage survey crew on Wednesday to areas near the city of Effingham where the tornado passed through. 

After surveying the damage, the crew determined that the tornado had an estimated wind speed of 90 mph. It traveled for about 4.5 miles before dissipating. 

There were no deaths or injuries reported from this tornado event. 

The Enhanced Fujita Scale classifies tornadoes in the following categories: 

EF0...Weak......65-85 mph
EF1...Weak......86-110 mph
EF2...Strong....111-135 mph
EF3...Strong....136-165 mph
EF4...Violent...166-200 mph
EF5...Violent... greater than 200 mph

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A dry summer-like forecast is expected for a few days for northwest Missouri and northeast Kansas. Afternoon highs in the region will climb to the mid-80s to low 90s.
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