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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Northern Indiana
340 PM EST Mon Nov 6 2017 /240 PM CST Mon Nov 6 2017/

...PRELIMINARY NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 11/05/17 TORNADO EVENT...

.OVERVIEW: A long track tornado formed in Delaware County
Indiana and continued through Blackford (IN), Jay (IN) and
Mercer County (OH) before weakening.

.TORNADO 1

Rating:                 EF-2
Estimated peak wind:    134 mph
Path length /Statute/:  39 miles (total length)
Path width /Maximum/:   Yet to be determined
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0 (IWX area)

Start date:             Nov 05 2017
Start time:             124 PM EST
Start location:         1 NW Eaton Indiana / Delaware / IN
Start Lat/Lon:         40.3499/-85.3614

End date:               Nov 05 2017
End time:               230 PM EST
End location:           6W Celina Ohio / Mercer / OH
End_lat/lon:           40.5607/-84.6854

SURVEY_SUMMARY: Three survey teams were dispatched. The most
significant damage is consistent with EF2/134 mph. The path
covered three NWS offices and included...

    6 mile path in Delaware County/WFO IND
   25 mile long path in Blackford and Jay county/WFO IWX
    8 mile long path in Mercer County Ohio/WFO ILN.

Injuries were reported in Mercer County and the details will be
included with the NWS Wilmington office update.

More details about the width start/end times will be provided as
new information is received.

The NWS Northern Indiana webpage will be updated to reflect this
storm. www.weather.gov/iwx

EF Scale: The Enhanced Fujita Scale Classifies
Tornadoes into the following categories.

EF0...Weak......65 to 85 mph
EF1...Weak......86 to 110 mph
EF2...Strong....111 to 135 mph
EF3...Strong....136 to 165 mph
EF4...Violent...166 To 200 mph
EF5...Violent...>200 mph

NOTE:
The information in this statement is PRELIMINARY and subject to
change pending final review of the event and publication in NWS
Storm Data.

&&

Michael Lewis
Warning Coordination Meteorologist

$$



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