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Issued by NWS Wilmington, OH

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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Wilmington OH
334 PM EDT Thu May 25 2017

...TORNADO CONFIRMED FROM PARK LAYNE IN CLARK COUNTY OHIO INTO
SOUTHEAST MIAMI COUNTY OHIO...

Location...Park Layne in Clark County Ohio into Southeast Miami
County Ohio
Date...May 24 2017
Estimated Start Time...9:16 PM EDT
Estimated End Time...9:32 PM EDT
Maximum EF-Scale Rating...EF1
Estimated Maximum Wind Speed...100 MPH
Maximum Path Width...300 yards
Path Length...3.8 Miles
Beginning Lat/Lon...39.997024N / 84.047724W
Ending lat/Lon...39.934992N / 84.083731W
* 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.

...Summary...
The National Weather Service in Wilmington OH has confirmed a
tornado touched down last evening, May 24 2017, near Park Layne
in Clark County Ohio. The tornado then continued into southeast
Miami County before ending along County Road 201 north of
Studebaker Road.

The tornado first touched down on the western side of Park Layne
where damage occurred to some commercial buildings and trees.
Damage here was consistent with maximum winds of 100 MPH (EF1
damage). Additional tree and minor roof damage occurred to the
northwest along Bellefontaine Road. Sporadic damage to mainly
trees was then observed farther to the northwest, ending along
County Road 201 north of Studebaker Road. Damage here was
consistent with an EF0 tornado.

More detailed information on this tornado will be sent later this
afternoon.

This information can also be found on our website at
weather.gov/iln.

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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