Numerous tornadoes that hit the area March 6 have been identified

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According to the National Weather Service and area emergency managers, the tornado warnings that sounded across Northeast Kansas were justified. Six EF-0 tornadoes, mostly in the 70-80mph strength range, hit the area Monday evening.

Here’s a list of the six EF-0 tornadoes that were inside the KSNT viewing area on March 6:

The following is the complete statement released Wednesday from the National Weather Service office in Topeka:

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...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 03/06/17 TORNADO EVENT...

At 130 PM on 3/8, seven individual tornadoes have been identified from

the severe weather event on March 6, 2017. This includes one EF-1

and six EF-0 tornadoes. Several have been verified based on visual

confirmation while they may or may not have impacted reliable damage

indicators. No fatalities or significant injuries have been reported

with any of the tornadoes.

.Princeton Kansas Tornado...

RATING: EF-1

ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 104 MPH

PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 3.3 MILES

PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 25-50 YARDS

FATALITIES: 0

INJURIES: 0

START DATE: 3/6/2017

START TIME: 738 PM

START LOCATION: Princeton, KS

END DATE: 3/6/2017

END TIME: 739 PM

END LOCATION: 3 miles east of Princeton, KS

SURVEY SUMMARY: A firefighter gave a first hand account of being

impacted by the tornado in the town of Princeton, including power

flashes and rotating wind field. Damage to trees and power lines

in Princeton was reported. The tornado traveled east, impacting a

home on Nebraska Road where it was able to remove a majority of

the roof. 0.5 miles east of Nebraska Road a barn was destroyed and

other outbuildings damaged while a nearby home only experienced

minor roof damage. The tornado likely dissipated shortly after this

point while downburst winds continued to the east where approximately

20 power poles oriented north to south along Texas road were damaged.

.Highway 177 Tornado...

RATING: EF-0

ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 75 MPH

PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 100 YARDS

PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 25-50 YARDS

FATALITIES: 0

INJURIES: 0

START DATE: 3/6/2017

START TIME: 535 PM

START LOCATION: Near intersection of Interstate 70 and HWY 177

END DATE: 3/6/2017

END TIME: 535 PM

END LOCATION: Near intersection of Interstate 70 and HWY 177

SURVEY SUMMARY: A semi truck was blown off of Highway 177 near I-70

by a tornado. Exact start and end location are uncertain due to a lack

of reliable damage indicators. Time estimated based on radar data.

.Northern Wabaunsee County Tornado...

RATING: EF-0

ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 70 MPH

PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: Intermittent for 19 miles

PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 25-50 YARDS

FATALITIES: 0

INJURIES: 0

START DATE: 3/6/2017

START TIME: 536 PM

START LOCATION: 3 miles south of St George, KS

END DATE: 3/6/2017

END TIME: 600 PM

END LOCATION: 1 mile southwest of St Marys, KS

SURVEY SUMMARY: This was an intermittent tornado with visual confirmation

on at least 4 separate occasions along its 19 mile track, including 3

miles S of St George, 2 miles S of Wamego, 3 miles SW of Belvue, and SW

of St Marys. This tornado produced minimal damage along its track. Time

estimated based on individual reports and radar data.

.Central Pottawatomie County Tornado...

RATING: EF-0

ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 70 MPH

PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 100 yards

PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 25-50 YARDS

FATALITIES: 0

INJURIES: 0

START DATE: 3/6/2017

START TIME: 537 PM

START LOCATION: 3 miles north of Louisville, KS

END DATE: 3/6/2017

END TIME: 537 PM

END LOCATION: 3 miles north of Louisville, KS

SURVEY SUMMARY: Emergency management reported visual confirmation of a

tornado at this location with no reliable damage indicators impacted.

Time estimated based on radar data.

.Tornado North of Volland Kansas...

RATING: EF-0

ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 70 MPH

PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 1000 YARDS

PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 25-50 YARDS

FATALITIES: 0

INJURIES: 0

START DATE: 3/6/2017

START TIME: 537 PM

START LOCATION: 4 miles north of Volland, KS

END DATE: 3/6/2017

END TIME: 537 PM

END LOCATION: 4 miles north of Volland, KS

SURVEY SUMMARY: Video evidence of a tornado existing for at least one

minute, traveling approximately 1000 yards in that time. Start time

and location are likely prior to those noted here, with end time and

location likely after those noted here, but this is the period for

which video evidence encompasses. No damage was reported with this

tornado. Time estimated based on radar data.

.Paxico KS Tornado...

RATING: EF-0

ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 77 MPH

PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 1.4 MILES

PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 25-50 YARDS

FATALITIES: 0

INJURIES: 0

START DATE: 3/6/2017

START TIME: 559 PM

START LOCATION: 1 mile west of Paxico, KS

END DATE: 3/6/2017

END TIME: 559 PM

END LOCATION: Less than 1 mile northeast of Paxico, KS

SURVEY SUMMARY: A visual confirmation of a tornado was reported

approximately 1 mile west of Paxico slightly north of Interstate 70.

This tornado proceeded to remove a barn roof on the northeast side of

Paxico. Time estimated based on radar data.

.Northwest Shawnee County KS Tornado...

RATING: EF-0

ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 70 MPH

PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 6 MILES

PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 25-50 YARDS

FATALITIES: 0

INJURIES: 0

START DATE: 3/6/2017

START TIME: 613 PM

START LOCATION: 2 miles southeast of Rossville, KS

END DATE: 3/6/2017

END TIME: 621 PM

END LOCATION: 3 miles northeast of Silver Lake, KS

SURVEY SUMMARY: A tornado touched down approximately 2 miles

southeast of Rossville where it overturned a center pivot

irrigation system. It proceeded to the east northeast, causing

minor tree damage before the damage track ended 3 miles northeast

of Silver Lake.

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