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Issued by NWS Wilmington, OH

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Public Information Statement...Updated
National Weather Service Wilmington OH
1117 AM EDT Tue May 30 2017

...UPDATED END POINT FOR TORNADO PREVIOUSLY CONFIRMED FROM PARK
LAYNE IN CLARK COUNTY OHIO INTO SOUTHEAST MIAMI COUNTY OHIO...

Location...Park Layne in Clark County Ohio into Southeast Miami
County Ohio
Date...May 24 2017
Estimated Start Time...9:16 PM EDT
Estimated End Time...9:32 PM EDT
Maximum EF-Scale Rating...EF1
Estimated Maximum Wind Speed...100 MPH
Maximum Path Width...300 yards
Path Length...4.5 Miles
Beginning Lat/Lon...39.886529N / 84.046820W
Ending lat/Lon...39.943108N / 84.089234W
* 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 touched down the evening of May 24 2017, near Park Layne in
Clark County Ohio. The tornado then continued into southeast Miami
County before ending along State Route 571, west of State Route 201.

The tornado first touched down on the western side of Park Layne,
where damage occurred to some commercial buildings and trees. Damage
here was consistent with maximum winds of 100 MPH (EF1). Additional
tree and minor roof damage occurred to the northwest along
Bellefontaine Road, Palmer Road, and State Route 201, with tornadic
wind speed estimates ranging from 75 MPH (EF0) to 95 MPH (EF1). The
tornado track appeared to end just northwest of the State Route 571
intersection with State Route 201, where a barn sustained damage
caused by estimated wind speeds of around 80 MPH (EF0).

This statement was updated to include the barn damage along State
Route 571, and extend the damage path end point to include that
location. The maximum EF-scale intensity of the tornado is unchanged
from the previous issuance.

The National Weather Service would like to thank the Clark County
Emergency Management Agency, the State of Ohio Emergency Management
Agency and the affected property owners for their assistance during
this 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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