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Public Information Statement...CORRECTED...
National Weather Service Wilmington OH
637 PM EDT SUN AUG 21 2016

...Tornado Confirmed Near Delaware Lake in Delaware County Ohio...

Location...Delaware Lake in Delaware County Ohio Date...08/20/2016
Estimated Start Time...6:37 PM EDT
Estimated End Time...6:49 PM EDT
Maximum EF-Scale Rating...EF0
Estimated Maximum Wind Speed...75 MPH Maximum Path Width...100 yards
Path Length...3.3 miles Beginning Lat/Lon...40.343899/-83.089444
Ending lat/Lon...40.385043/-83.057970
* Fatalities...none
* Injuries...none

* 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
weak tornado near Delaware Lake in Delaware County Ohio on

A weak tornado initially touched down just south of the Buckeye
Valley Middle School. The damage near the school was limited to
one tree with a limb down. The track continued north-northeast
into a residential area. In this residential area several 2 to 4
inch limbs were snapped and a few shallow-rooted trees were
uprooted. Roof damage was observed due to a fallen tree on Coover
Road and a barn had part of the roof cave in on its east side.

The tornado lifted until it crossed US-23 just west of Delaware
Dam. A small cluster of trees were twisted on the west side of the

The next location is Delaware State Park where the tornado was on
the ground for a few minutes. At Delaware State Park, a few
partially rotten large limbs were downed and numerous 2 to 3 inch
limbs were also downed. Also, several shallow rooted trees were
uprooted. A medium-sized dumpster near the marina was tipped and
moved about 20 feet. Three boats at the marina sustained minor
awning damage. A few 2 to 3 inch tree limbs around the marina were
snapped. Across the river from the marina, a snapped limb marked
the end of the tornado track.

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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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