864  
NOUS41 KILN 221726  
PNSILN  
OHZ079-230530-  
 
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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