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Issued by NWS Wilmington, OH

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


Location...3 Miles Southwest of London in Madison County Ohio
Date...April 3rd 2018
Estimated Time...514 PM EDT
Maximum EF-Scale Rating...EF0
Estimated Maximum Wind Speed...85 MPH
Maximum Path Width...50 Yards
Path Length...0.2 Miles
Beginning Lat/Lon...39.8588N / 83.4949W
Ending Lat/Lon...39.8603N / 83.4924W
* 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
brief tornado near London in Madison County Ohio on April 3rd

With assistance from the Madison County Emergency Management
Agency, the National Weather Service surveyed several instances of
barn damage across portions of southern Madison County from
thunderstorms on April 3rd, 2018.

Damage on Roberts Mill Road to a few barns was found to be
tornadic in nature, with a convergent damage path with a
significant upwind component as several barns sustained heavy
damage from a tornado which very briefly touched down to the
south of a farm. These barns had complete roof removal and the
collapse of exterior walls. Barn roofing and wall material was
thrown west- northwest across Roberts Mill Road into the tops of
trees of adjacent properties, and strewn across fields on the west
side of Roberts Mill Road, which is a significant upwind component
to the radar-observed storm motion. In addition, the lifted and
blender-like nature of the damage was consistent with tornadic
damage seen in previous surveys. The damage is consistent with
wind speeds around 85 mph.

Other barn damage observed on State Route 38 south of Newport, Old
Xenia Road SW south of London, and on State Route 56 southeast of
London, was all determined to be nontornadic with no conclusive
components of typical tornado damage.

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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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