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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Wilmington OH
943 PM EST Thu Mar 2 2017

...Tornado Confirmed Near Greenfield in Highland County Ohio...

Location...Greenfield in Highland County Ohio
Date...March 1 2017
Estimated Start Time...240 AM
Estimated End Time...245 AM
Maximum EF-Scale Rating...EF0
Estimated Maximum Wind Speed...65 MPH
Maximum Path Width...100 Yards
Path Length...4.6 Miles
Beginning Lat/Lon...39.2754N / 83.4669W
Ending lat/Lon...39.2926N / 83.3852W
* 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 near Greenfield in Highland County Ohio on March 1 2017.

One tree was downed at a residence north of the intersection of
State Route 138 and Hardins Creek Road. Further north along State
Route 138, several trees were snapped.

On Road T-319A, a small unanchored shed was completely removed
from its slab, and a barn had part of its roof removed on both its
northwest and southeast sides. In addition, some trees in this
area were snapped.

The next observed damage was along State Route 753 about one mile north
of the bridge over Rattlesnake Creek, with several snapped trees.
A slightly more concentrated area of tree damage was observed on
Paint Creek Road just to the west of Paint Creek. Some tall trees
were snapped, and sheet metal debris from earlier damage was also
found along Paint Creek Road.

To the west of Paint Creek in Ross County, no further damage was
observed.

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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HATZOS/BPP


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