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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Wilmington OH
845 PM EDT THU JUL 14 2016

...Tornado Confirmed Near Westwood in Hamilton County Ohio...

Location...Westwood in Hamilton County Ohio
Date...JUL 13 2016
Estimated Time...10:18 PM EDT to 10:19 PM EDT
Maximum EF-Scale Rating...EF0
Estimated Maximum Wind Speed...80 MPH
Maximum Path Width...150 yards
Path Length...0.75 miles
Beginning Lat/Lon...39.1394N/84.6097W
Ending lat/Lon...39.1403N/84.5956W
* 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 Westwood in Hamilton County Ohio on July 13 2016.

The first evidence of tornadic damage was observed near the
intersection of Queen City Avenue and Westbrook Drive. Tornadic
damage continued between Werk Road and Westbrook Drive, with the
most significant damage occurring along Werk Road, and sections of
Boudinot Avenue and Ferguson Avenue between Werk Road and
Westbrook Drive. Tornadic damage appeared to end on Werk Road near
the intersection of McKinley Avenue. Throughout the path, numerous
large tree limbs and hardwood trees were knocked down, many pointing
in opposing directions. Shingles were also removed from multiple
sides of several residences. Damage was EF0 in nature, with
maximum winds around 80 mph.

Further east, tree damage and some structural damage was noted in
the Clifton area. The most significant structural damage occurred
at an apartment complex, where the roof was removed from both
buildings. Damage in this area had already been determined a
result of straight-line winds earlier in the day, with maximum
winds between 90 and 100 mph.

More details regarding the damage will be provided in a follow up
preliminary survey statement on Friday.

The National Weather Service extends thanks to Hamilton County OH
Emergency Management and the affected homeowners for their
assistance with this damage survey.

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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BPP



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