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Issued by NWS Wilmington, OH

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NOUS41 KILN 042112

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

...Straight-Line Wind Damage Found in Southeast Franklin and
Northwest Fairfield Counties...

The National Weather Service in Wilmington surveyed areas along
the path from southeast Franklin County near Obetz into northwest
Fairfield County near Groveport and Canal Winchester where
sporadic but in some cases significant wind damage occurred.
Numerous photos and reports of rotation and wall clouds were
received from these areas.

The survey found no indication of a confirmed tornado, instead
finding sporadic damage more consistent with nontornadic
straight- line winds. The damage consisted of a felled
communications tower in Obetz, tree and outbuilding damage as well
as minor roofing damage south of Groveport, and unconfirmed
reports of a funnel cloud south of Canal Winchester, where only
minor tree damage was observed. All of this damage was
inconsistent in time and space, and more indicative of general
thunderstorm wind damage.

The National Weather Service in Wilmington would like to thank the
Fairfield and Franklin County Emergency Management Agencies for
their assistance in this survey.


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