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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Cleveland OH
519 PM EDT Fri Aug 18 2017


Location...Fowler Center in Trumbull County, Ohio
Date...August 17, 2017
Estimated Time...7:11 pm EDT to 7:21 pm EDT
Maximum EF-Scale Rating...EF-1
Estimated Maximum Wind Speed...90 mph
Maximum Path Width...250 yards
Path Length...1.25 miles

* The information in this statement is preliminary and subject to
change pending final review of the event(s) and publication in
NWS Storm Data.

The National Weather Service in Cleveland OH has confirmed a
tornado near Fowler Center in Trumbull County, Ohio on August 17,

The tornado began just to the north-northwest of Ohio State Routes
193 and 305. A NWS Survey revealed several trees snapped and
uprooted at a residence just west of SR 193, north of Fowler. At
this location, a mobile home was also moved with several pieces of
aluminum siding and insulation displaced or missing.

The tornado then moved east, crossing SR 193 into a heavily wooded
area. The NWS Survey Team discovered at least a hundred trees
were snapped or uprooted with a clear convergent pattern,
indicating a tornado. The strongest wind speeds were evident in
this location with winds speeds of 90 mph likely downing many of
the hardwood trees. The damage path continued east towards Sodom
Hutchings Road, where the tornado lifted.

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For reference: the Enhanced Fujita Scale classifies tornadoes
into the following categories:

EF0...Wind speeds 65 to 85 mph
EF1...Wind speeds 86 to 110 mph
EF2...Wind speeds 111 to 135 mph
EF3...Wind speeds 136 to 165 mph
EF4...Wind speeds 166 to 200 mph
EF5...Wind speeds greater than 200 mph


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