National Weather Service surveys tornado damage in Mott

MOTT, N.D. - When there's a suspected tornado, the National Weather Service sends a survey team to study the damage and hear from eyewitnesses.

In Mott today, a crew from the National Weather Service arrived to study the path of the storm before they confirmed a tornado did touch down. They say many factors go into determining a storm rating.

"The case here is a little bit different than what we typically experience because we do have eyewitnesses that saw the tornado," said John Paul Martin, Warning Coordination Meteorologist.

Again, the tornado that struck Mott was an EF-1 tornado, that's the second lowest tornado on the tornado damage scale.