NWS confirms EF1 tornado struck Broken Arrow

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By John Dobberstein, Editor

The National Weather Service in Tulsa said Friday that its damage survey confirmed an EF1 tornado struck Broken Arrow during storms last night.

The office said the twister, which formed about 10:35 p.m., lasted about 9 minutes and produced a damage path of 4 miles, with winds as high as 85-95 mph. The maximum width of the tornado’s path was 800 yards.

NWS staff said the tornado developed just east of Lynn Lane Road and south of East Kenosha

Street, where a few trees were uprooted and large tree limbs were snapped. The tornado moved east-northeast into Wagoner County near the intersection of Kenosha Street and County Line Road and continued along and then north of Kenosha Street, before dissipating just west of S. 241st East Ave.

The NWS said several homes received minor roof damage, a small outbuilding was damaged, some trees were uprooted or snapped, while numerous other large tree limbs were snapped

throughout the tornado path.

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