Location... southeast side of Emporia in Lyon County Kansas date... may 19th 2013 estimated time... 527 PM to 540 PM CDT maximum ef-scale rating... EF1 estimated maximum wind speed... 100 mph maximum path width... 75 yards path length... 9 miles
Location... northeast of Emporia to near reading in Lyon County Kansas date... may 19th 2013 estimated time... 547 PM to 551 PM CDT maximum ef-scale rating... EF0 estimated maximum wind speed... 80 mph maximum path width... 50 yards path length... 3.7 miles
*the information in this statement is preliminary and subject to change pending final review of the event and publication into NWS storm data.
A tornado touched down near the Emporia Airport and did sporadic damage for approximately 9 miles before lifting. The same storm then produced another brief weak tornado that moved to just west of reading before dissipating.