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Issued by NWS Charleston, WV

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Public Information Statement...Updated for final path length
National Weather Service Charleston WV
255 PM EDT Thu May 25 2017


Location...IRONTON in LAWRENCE County OHIO
Date...MAY 24 2017
Estimated Time...8:11 PM EDT
Maximum EF-Scale Rating...EF-1
Estimated Maximum Wind Speed...110 MPH
Maximum Path Width...100 YDS
Path Length...3.1 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 Ironton in Lawrence County, OH on May 24, 2017. A
storm survey sent by the National Weather Service observed
extensive tree damage including snapped trunks and uprooting from
otherwise healthy hardwood trees. Damage extends from Ironton
north-northeastward toward Lake Vesuvius Recreation Area. Roof,
chimney, garage, and porch damage was also observed at a local

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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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