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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Wilmington OH
405 PM EDT Thu Apr 6 2017


Location...Enon in Clark County Ohio
Date...April 5, 2017
Estimated Start Time...6:51 PM EDT
Estimated End Time...6:51 PM EDT
Maximum EF-Scale Rating...EF0
Estimated Maximum Wind Speed...75-80 MPH
Maximum Path Width...40 yards
Path Length...150 yards
Beginning Lat/Lon...39.8709N/83.9524W
Ending lat/Lon...39.8714N/83.951W
* 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 southwest of Enon in Clark County Ohio on April 5, 2017.

The first evidence of damage occurred to a home and farm
buildings along Dayton-Springfield Road southwest of Enon.

While there were numerous homes in the area which sustained tree
damage and lightweight debris damage, the vast majority of this
damage was from straightline winds estimated at 70 mph. The wind
damage was southwest to northeast with no evidence of tornadic
winds making direct contact with the ground nor debris found on
downwind sides of buildings.

There was embedded damage to a farm home and barns where large
sections of roofing material was peeled off and lofted, causing
damage to the downwind home. There was additional roof damage to
the home and 2 additional farm buildings. The southward facing
garage door to the home was blown inward. Two combines located in
one of the outbuildings were pushed downwind, with the outbuilding
itself collapsed.

Where there was evidence of tornado damage was in the
downwind/northeast facing wall of the home and one of the barns,
where debris splatter was observed. Because of heavy rain after
the passage of the storm, direct ground damage indicative of a
tornado in contact with the ground was inconclusive.

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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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