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Issued by NWS Wilmington, OH

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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Wilmington OH
518 PM EDT Wed Apr 4 2018


Location...3 Miles WNW of Selma in Clark County, Ohio
Date...April 3, 2018
Estimated Time...4:56 PM EDT to 4:59 PM EDT
Maximum EF-Scale Rating...EF1
Estimated Maximum Wind Speed...90 MPH
Maximum Path Width...150 yards
Path Length...4.3 miles
Beginning Lat/Lon...39.7948N / 83.7592W
Ending Lat/Lon...39.8140N / 83.6853W
* 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 3 miles west-northwest of Selma in Clark County Ohio on
April 3, 2018.

The first visual sign of tornadic damage was observed on
Cortsville Road where a barn was destroyed and a large hardwood
tree was knocked down.

Damage continued to the east-northeast, particularly at the
McDorman Farm on Selma Pike. At this property, multiple buildings
were damaged. A significant portion of the roof of one building
was completely lifted off and blown into an adjacent field. On
another building, multiple sides had siding removed and sustained
some roof damage. Exterior walls on multiple sides of a large barn
were also damaged.

It is possible that the tornado briefly lifted beyond this
property, although additional tornadic damage was observed as far
east as Clifton Road. Shutters were removed and lifted from
multiple sides of a two-story home. One tree was also downed
nearby. An eyewitness report confirmed the presence of a tornado
in this vicinity. The tornado is believed to have ended shortly
after as no additional damage was observed further east along
Clifton Road and within South Charleston.

The National Weather Service in Wilmington Ohio would like to
thank Clark County Ohio Emergency Management and local eyewitnesses
who provided detailed accounts of the storm.

This information can also be found on our website at

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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