Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Wilmington, OH

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILMINGTON OH
222 PM EDT WED JUN 24 2015

...BRIEF AND WEAK TORNADO CONFIRMED NEAR LANCASTER IN FAIRFIELD
COUNTY OHIO...

LOCATION...LANCASTER IN FAIRFIELD COUNTY OHIO
DATE...JUNE 23 2015
ESTIMATED TIME...139 PM EDT
MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING...EF0
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...60 MPH
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...25 YARDS
PATH LENGTH...1/2 MILE
BEGINNING LAT/LON...39.6984N / -82.6127W
ENDING LAT/LON...39.6978N / -82.6039W
* 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 LANCASTER IN FAIRFIELD COUNTY OHIO ON JUNE 23 2015.

A GROUND SURVEY WITH ASSISTANCE FROM FAIRFIELD COUNTY EMERGENCY
MANAGEMENT ON WEDNESDAY MORNING CONFIRMED A BRIEF AND WEAK TORNADO
DID TOUCH DOWN IN THE SOUTHWEST PART OF LANCASTER ON TUESDAY AFTERNOON.

THE SURVEY REVEALED A EYEWITNESS REPORT OF A VERY WEAK TORNADO ON
THE GROUND NEAR A RESIDENCE AT THE WEST END OF MOUNT IDA AVE. IN
LANCASTER. NO DAMAGE OCCURRED AT THIS RESIDENCE. FROM THERE THE
WEAK TORNADO MOVED EAST THROUGH A WHEAT FIELD WITH A NARROW PATH
OF FLATTENED WHEAT IN A CONVERGENT PATTERN. FROM THERE THE TORNADO
MOVED BETWEEN TARHE STREET AND TWIN CREEK WAY WHERE MINOR TREE
DAMAGE OCCURRED...INCLUDING A COUPLE OF UPROOTED TREES AND SNAPPED
LIMBS. THE TORNADO APPEARS TO HAVE LIFTED AS IT APPROACHED SOUTH
BROAD STREET.

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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BINAU/COLEMAN




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