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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
National Weather Service Wilmington OH
126 PM EDT Tue May 22 2018

...TORNADO CONFIRMED NORTH OF MT. ORAB IN BROWN COUNTY OHIO...

Start Location...2 miles NNW of Mt. Orab in Brown County, Ohio
End Location...3 miles NNE of Mt. Orab in Brown County, Ohio
Date...May 21st 2018
Estimated Time...1004 PM EDT
Maximum EF-Scale Rating...EF0
Estimated Maximum Wind Speed...80 mph
Maximum Path Width...75 yards
Path Length...1.8 miles
Beginning Lat/Lon...39.0530/-83.9283
Ending Lat/Lon...39.0604/-83.8951
* Fatalities...0
* Injuries...0

...Summary...
The National Weather Service in Wilmington, with support and
assistance from Brown County Emergency Management confirmed a
brief, weak tornado initially touched down on the west side of
U.S. Highway 68 near Donley Road where a large tree was snapped
and lying across Donley Road making the road impassable for
further surveying, and a nearby residence had substantial tree and
limb damage. The tornado crossed U.S. Highway 68 causing sporadic
tree damage on the east side of the highway, and a grove of trees
several hundred yards from the road suffered more substantial
tree damage with numerous trees either uprooted or snapped. The
tornado continued northeast to Hillcrest Road, where a grove of
trees on the west side of the road showed sporadic snapped and
uprooted trees, and a residence on the east side of the road had
minor roof damage, a chimney blown off, and several uprooted and
snapped trees. The tornado began lifting further to the northeast
in the vicinity of Crawford-Day Road, where several trees and
large limbs were snapped.

The damage is consistent with wind speeds between 75 and 80 mph.
In several instances, tree damage demonstrated a cross-path
component, particularly along the first mile of the path. In
addition, the damage had well-defined lateral bounds, which
corroborated data from both the NWS WSR-88D Doppler radar in
Wilmington /KILN/, and the FAA Terminal Doppler Weather Radar
/TCVG/ near Walton, KY which showed brief, strong rotation along
this path.

The NWS in Wilmington wishes to thank Brown County Emergency
Management for support and assistance in the completion of this
survey.

EF Scale: The Enhanced
Fujita Scale classifies tornadoes into the following categories:

EF0...Weak......65 to 85 mph
EF1...Weak......86 to 110 mph
EF2...Strong....111 to 135 mph
EF3...Strong....136 to 165 mph
EF4...Violent...166 to 200 mph
EF5...Violent...>200 mph

* The information in this statement is preliminary and subject to
change pending final review of the event and publication in NWS
Storm Data.

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Binau/Peloquin


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