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Issued by NWS Northern Indiana

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Public Information Statement...Updated
National Weather Service Northern Indiana
1050 PM EST Wed Nov 15 2017 /950 PM CST Wed Nov 15 2017/

...PRELIMINARY NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 11/05/17 TORNADO EVENT...
UPDATE 2

.OVERVIEW: A supercell thunderstorm produced a long track tornado
which formed in Delaware County, Indiana and continued through
far southeast Blackford into Jay County and eventually Mercer County
in Ohio before dissipating. Additional details have been added to
the Survey Summary below as well as minor changes were made to the
start point of the tornado based on survey data.

.TORNADO 1

Rating:                 EF-2
Estimated peak wind:    134 mph
Path length /Statute/:  39 miles (total length)
Path width /Maximum/:   600 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               1 (Blackford Co / IN)

Start date:             Nov 05 2017
Start time:             124 PM EST
Start location:         0.5 NE Eaton Indiana / Delaware / IN
Start Lat/Lon:          40.3491/-85.3483

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.

Damage was noted across its entire track, with numerous farm
buildings and homes ranging from minimally damaged to destroyed.
Several trees were snapped or uprooted along the track as well. The
only reported injury was in southeastern Blackford county where a
woman was struck by a garage door as well as other debris.

Some of the damage along the track continues to be reviewed and may
result in changes to the final intensity.

The NWS Northern Indiana webpage will be updated to reflect this
storm. www.weather.gov/iwx. Information on damage in Delaware county
can be found at www.weather.gov/ind and in Mercer county at
www.weather.gov/iln.

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 remains PRELIMINARY and subject to
change pending final review of the event and publication in NWS
Storm Data.

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Lewis/Holsten/Fisher

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