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Issued by NWS Charleston, WV

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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Charleston WV
623 PM EDT Sun Jul 23 2017


Location...5 NNW Mcarthur in Vinton County Ohio
Date...July 22 2017
Estimated Time...648 PM EDT
Maximum EF-Scale Rating...EF1
Estimated Maximum Wind Speed...105 MPH
Maximum Path Width...230 Yards
Path Length...0.8 Miles
* Fatalities...0
* Injuries...0

* 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 Charleston WV has confirmed a
tornado near 5 NNW Mcarthur in Vinton County Ohio on July
22 2017.

An EF1 tornado with winds estimated to 105 MPH touched down along
Locust Grove Road approximately 5 miles NNW of Mcarthur. The
tornado then traveled nearly parallel to Locust Grove Road before
dissipating 3 minutes later. Hundreds of trees were blown down or
snapped. Most of the roof of a metal barn was torn off and
deposited in a field approximately 50 feet away. A large tree also
fell on a van.

This information can also be found on our website at

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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