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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Pittsburgh PA
155 PM EDT MON AUG 15 2016

...Tornado Confirmed Near BARTON in BELMONT County eastern Ohio...

Location...BARTON in BELMONT County eastern Ohio
Estimated Time...158 PM EDT
Maximum EF-Scale Rating...EFU /Unknown/
Estimated Maximum Wind Speed...N/A
Maximum Path Width...N/A
Path Length...N/A
Beginning Lat/Lon...40.10N / 80.86W
Ending lat/Lon...40.10N / 80.85W
* 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 Pittsburgh PA has confirmed a
tornado near BARTON in BELMONT County in eastern Ohio on August 14th.

The public captured a video of a tornado north of I-70 near the Ohio
Valley Mall. The tornado caused no damage from which the NWS could
assign an EF scale rating.  This is the fourth tornado in Belmont County
since 1950 and the first since July 10th 1993. Severe weather history for
our region can be found on our website at  This
is the third tornado in our area this year.  On average, we experience four
to six tornadoes per year.

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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