Tornado that nearly hit Rozel Saturday may be upgraded to an EF-4

The National Weather Service in Dodge City is reporting that wind speed data for the large tornado that touched down in western Pawnee County Saturday night and came within a mile of Rozel indicates the tornado had speeds of up to 185 miles an hour.

That would elevate the tornado’s rating to an EF-4 on the Enhanced Fujita scale. The tornado damaged five farms, including a house in which two people were sheltering. They escaped injury.

Confirmation of the tornado’s wind speeds and EF rating is pending.