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Issued by NWS Wilmington, OH

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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Wilmington OH
328 PM EDT THU JUN 23 2016

...Tornado Confirmed West of Washington Court House in
Fayette County Ohio...

Location...West of Washington Court House in Fayette County
Estimated Time...3:20 AM EDT to 3:22 AM 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...39.5518N / 83.5538 W
Ending lat/Lon...39.5197 N / 83.4990 W
* 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 Wilmington OH has confirmed a
tornado West of Washington Court House in Fayette County Ohio
on 06/23/2016.

2 homes along the 3700 Block of U.S. Route 22 sustained the most
significant structural damage, with one of the homes having
significant roof damage. This damage combined with tree damage
and evidence of rotation within debris confirm a tornado. Damage
in this area has been determined to be of EF1 strength.

Additional tornadic damage was observed to the northwest of
the 3700 Block of U.S. Route 22. More details will be forthcoming,
and final survey information will be available early this evening.

The National Weather Service extends thanks to Fayette County OH
Emergency Management, Fayette County Sheriff`s Office and the
affected homeowners for their assistance with this damage survey.

This information can also be found on our website at

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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