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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTHERN INDIANA  
820 PM EDT FRI AUG 26 2016 /720 PM CDT FRI AUG 26 2016/  
   
..NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 08/24/2016 TORNADO EVENT UPDATE #4
 
 
   
UPDATE
 
 
DETAILS INCLUDE AND UPDATE ON TWO ADDITIONAL TORNADOES IDENTIFIED IN  
PUTNAM COUNTY OHIO, WITH THE SECOND TORNADO BRIEFLY PASSING INTO  
HENRY COUNTY OHIO.  
 
A CONTINUED THANKS TO OUR SPOTTERS, THE PUBLIC, EMERGENCY MANAGERS,  
MEDIA PARTNERS AND NEIGHBORING NWS OFFICES FOR ALL OF THE INFORMATION  
AND HELP IN COMPLETING THESE SURVEYS.  
 
A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO THE RESIDENTS AND MAYOR OF DUPONT FOR YOUR  
ASSISTANCE WITH THE DAMAGE ASSESSMENT IN PUTNAM COUNTY TODAY.  
 
NOTE: TORNADOES BELOW ARE LISTED IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER.  
   
TORNADO 1 / WELLS COUNTY
 
 
 
RATING: EF-0  
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 65 MPH  
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 0.04 MILES  
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 20 YARDS  
FATALITIES: 0  
INJURIES: 0  
 
START DATE: 08/24/2016  
START TIME: 4:59 PM EDT  
START LOCATION: 4 MILES EAST OF VAN BUREN / WELLS / IN  
START LAT/LON: 40.6103 N / -85.4249 W  
 
END DATE: 08/24/2016  
END TIME: 5:00 PM EDT  
END LOCATION: 4 MILES EAST OF VAN BUREN / WELLS / IN  
END_LAT/LON: 40.6107 N / -85.4244 W  
 
A SURVEY CONDUCTED ALONG WITH EYEWITNESS REPORTS INDICATE THAT A FUNNEL  
CLOUD BRIEFLY MADE CONTACT WITH THE GROUND ON COUNTY ROAD WEST 900 SOUTH,  
ONE HALF MILE EAST OF SOUTH 1100 WEST. A FEW TREE BRANCHES WERE SNAPPED,  
THE METAL SIDING OF A POLE BARN WAS PARTIALLY SUCKED OUTWARD AND AN  
UNANCHORED WOODEN WELL HOUSE WAS DRUG INTO A NEARBY POND. THIS TORNADO  
WAS IN CONTACT WITH THE GROUND FOR ABOUT ONE MINUTE.  
   
TORNADO 2/ ALLEN COUNTY INDIANA
 
 
RATING: EF-3  
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 160 MPH  
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 5.26 MILES  
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 500 YARDS  
FATALITIES: 0  
INJURIES: 0  
 
START DATE: 08/24/2016  
START TIME: 5:27 PM EDT  
START LOCATION: 3.7 MILES NORTHWEST OF WOODBURN / ALLEN / IN  
START LAT/LON: 41.1475 N / -84.9187 W  
 
END DATE: 08/24/2016  
END TIME: 5:39 PM EDT  
END LOCATION: 4.1 MILES EAST OF HARLAN / ALLEN / IN  
END_LAT/LON: 41.1953 N / -84.8425 W  
 
THE TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN ROUGHLY 1/4 MILE NORTHEAST OF THE INTERSECTION  
OF DOTY ROAD AND ROBERTS ROAD IN A CROP FIELD. THE TORNADO TRACKED  
GENERALLY IN A NORTHEASTERLY DIRECTION CAUSING EXTENSIVE STRUCTURAL  
DAMAGE TO HOMES, BARNS, TREES AND CROPS THROUGHOUT THE ENTIRETY OF THE  
PATH. ADDITIONAL DETAILS WILL BE POSTED IN OUR WEB STORY AT  
HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/IWX/20160824_TORNADOOUTBREAK.  
   
TORNADO 3 / ADAMS COUNTY
 
 
RATING: EF-1  
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 100 MPH  
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 7.62 MILES  
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 50 YARDS  
FATALITIES: 0  
INJURIES: 0  
 
START DATE: 08/24/2016  
START TIME: 5:49 PM EDT  
START LOCATION: 3.5 MILES NORTHWEST OF BERNE / ADAMS / IN  
START LAT/LON: 40.6832 N / -85.0247 W  
 
END DATE: 08/24/2016  
END TIME: 6:03 PM EDT  
END LOCATION: 5.9 MILES NORTH NORTHEAST OF BERNE / ADAMS / IN  
END_LAT/LON: 40.7337 N / -84.8967 W  
 
A SURVEY AND EYEWITNESS REPORTS ALONG WITH AN AERIAL SURVEY BY EMERGENCY  
MANAGEMENT INDICATED A FUNNEL CLOUD WAS SKIPPING ALONG THIS PATH AND  
OCCASIONALLY TOUCHING DOWN. THE AERIAL SURVEY INDICATED SEVERAL TOUCH  
DOWNS WITHIN THE MIDDLE OF BEAN AND CORN FIELDS. GROUND SURVEY FOUND  
SEVERAL TALLER BARN STRUCTURES WITH PARTIAL ROOFS TORN OFF AND LOFTED  
SEVERAL HUNDRED YARDS IN PIECES. LARGER TREES HAD LARGE LIMBS BROKEN  
OFF WHILE SMALLER TREES WERE KNOCKED DOWN OR UPROOTED.  
   
TORNADO 4 / PAULDING/DEFIANCE COUNTIES
 
 
RATING: EF-2  
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 130 MPH  
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 4.47 MILES  
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 250 YARDS  
FATALITIES: 0  
INJURIES: 0  
 
START DATE: 08/24/2016  
START TIME: 5:53 PM EDT  
START LOCATION: 4.2 MILES NORTHEAST OF ANTWERP / PAULDING / OH  
START LAT/LON: 41.2220 N / -84.6813 W  
 
END DATE: 08/24/2016  
END TIME: 6:04 PM EDT  
END LOCATION: 1.5 MILES SOUTH SOUTHEAST OF MARK CENTER / DEFIANCE / OH  
END_LAT/LON: 41.2686 N / -84.6232 W  
 
THE TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN ROUGHLY 1/5 MILE WEST OF THE INTERSECTION OF  
ROAD 192 AND ROAD 220 IN A WOODED AREA NEXT TO A RESIDENCE. THE TORNADO  
TRACKED GENERALLY IN A NORTHEASTERLY DIRECTION CAUSING EXTENSIVE  
STRUCTURAL DAMAGE TO HOMES, BARNS, TREES AND CROPS THROUGHOUT THE  
ENTIRETY OF THE PATH. ADDITIONAL DETAILS WILL BE POSTED IN OUR WEB  
STORY AT HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/IWX/20160824_TORNADOOUTBREAK.  
   
TORNADO 5 / MIAMI COUNTY
 
 
RATING: EF-0  
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 70 MPH  
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 0.06 MILES  
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 20 YARDS  
FATALITIES: 0  
INJURIES: 0  
 
START DATE: 08/24/2016  
START TIME: 6:13 PM EDT  
START LOCATION: 2.0 MILES NORTH NORTHWEST OF PERU / MIAMI / IN  
START LAT/LON: 40.7740 N / -86.0796 W  
 
END DATE: 08/24/2016  
END TIME: 6:14 PM EDT  
END LOCATION: 2.0 MILES NORTH NORTHWEST OF PERU / MIAMI / IN  
END_LAT/LON: 40.7742 N / -86.0785 W  
 
A STORM SURVEY AND EYEWITNESS REPORTS INDICATED A BRIEF TOUCHDOWN ON  
THE NORTH SIDE OF PERU. DAMAGE TO SHINGLES AND SHEETING OF A ROOF WAS  
NOTED AT A MEDICAL CENTER ALONG WITH DOWNED LARGE TREE LIMBS.  
   
TORNADO 6 / DEFIANCE COUNTY
 
 
RATING: EF-2  
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 120-125 MPH  
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 2.69 MILES  
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 400 YARDS  
FATALITIES: 0  
INJURIES: 1  
 
START DATE: 08/24/2016  
START TIME: 6:28 PM EDT  
START LOCATION: 2.8 MILES NORTH NORTHWEST OF DEFIANCE / DEFIANCE / OH  
START LAT/LON: 41.3231 N / -84.3803 W  
 
END DATE: 08/24/2016  
END TIME: 6:34 PM EDT  
END LOCATION: 4.2 MILES NORTH NORTHEAST OF DEFIANCE / DEFIANCE / OH  
END_LAT/LON: 41.3461 N / -84.3397 W  
 
A SURVEY CONDUCTED ALONG WITH EYEWITNESS REPORTS INDICATE A FUNNEL  
CLOUD MADE MULTIPLE TOUCHDOWNS ALONG THIS PATH. THE INITIAL TOUCHDOWN  
WAS NORTHWEST OF DEFIANCE ALONG CHRISTY ROAD. DAMAGE IN THIS AREA  
WAS TREE BRANCHES UP TO 3 INCH DIAMETER BROKEN OFF. THE TORNADO  
INCREASED IN INTENSITY TO EF2 NORTH OF DEFIANCE ALONG ROUTE 66.  
DAMAGE IN THIS AREA CONSISTED OF STRUCTURAL WITH A ROOF BLOWN OFF  
OF A BUSINESS AND TRANSMISSION LINES BLOWN DOWN. THE TORNADO TRACKED  
FURTHER NORTHEAST WHERE DAMAGE WAS NOTED ALONG FLORY ROAD, EAST OF  
ROUTE 66. DAMAGE HERE CONSISTED OF ROOF DAMAGE TO A RESIDENCE AND  
COLLAPSE OF A STORAGE BUILDING TO THE EAST OF THE HOME. THE END OF  
THE DAMAGE PATH WAS LOCATED NORTH OF THE INTERSECTION OF CARPENTER  
ROAD AND FLORY ROAD WHERE TREE BRANCHES WERE BROKEN OFF.  
 
   
TORNADO 7 / VAN WERT COUNTY
 
 
RATING: EF-1  
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 100 MPH  
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 5.5 MILES  
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 75 YARDS  
FATALITIES: 0  
INJURIES: 0  
 
START DATE: 08/24/2016  
START TIME: 6:30 PM EDT  
START LOCATION: 8 MILES SOUTHWEST OF VAN WERT / VAN WERT / OH  
START LAT/LON: 40.8241 N / -84.7257 W  
 
END DATE: 08/24/2016  
END TIME: 6:41 PM EDT  
END LOCATION: 4.4 MILES WEST NORTHWEST OF VAN WERT / VAN WERT / OH  
END_LAT/LON: 40.8881 N / -84.6646 W  
 
A SURVEY AND EYEWITNESS REPORTS ALONG WITH AN AERIAL SURVEY BY EMERGENCY  
MANAGEMENT INDICATED A FUNNEL CLOUD WAS SKIPPING ALONG THIS PATH AND  
OCCASIONALLY TOUCHING DOWN. FIRST TOUCH DOWN WAS IN A CORN FIELD JUST WEST  
OF A RESIDENCE ON CONVOY HELLER ROAD. SEVERAL TREES WERE UPROOTED AND  
SNAPPED OFF WHILE SOME ROOF AND SIDING DAMAGE OCCURRED TO THE HOME. A LARGE  
TWO STORY GARAGE/BARN HAD MUD THROWN ONTO THE EASTERN SIDE OF THE BUILDING.  
A WINDOW WAS BROKEN INWARD WHILE A VENT ON THE BUILDING WAS BLOWN OUTWARD.  
THE TORNADO CONTINUED SKIPPING NORTHEAST HITTING A LARGE BARN ON US  
HIGHWAY 224. THE ROOF OF THIS BUILDING WAS BLOWN OFF TO THE NORTH AND WITNESSED  
BY HOMEOWNER. THE TORNADO CONTINUED SKIPPING NORTHEAST, KNOCKING DOWN TREES INCLUDING  
A LARGE PINE TREE IN A CEMETERY. SEVERAL SMALL GRAVE STONES WERE ALSO MOVED.  
 
   
TORNADO 8 / VAN WERT COUNTY
 
 
RATING: EF-0  
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 75 MPH  
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 1.5 MILES  
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 25 YARDS  
FATALITIES: 0  
INJURIES: 0  
 
START DATE: 08/24/2016  
START TIME: 6:41 PM EDT  
START LOCATION: 4.8 MILES WEST NORTHWEST OF VAN WERT / VAN WERT / OH  
START LAT/LON: 40.8878 N / -84.6698 W  
 
END DATE: 08/24/2016  
END TIME: 6:45 PM EDT  
END LOCATION: 5.1 MILES NORTHWEST OF VAN WERT / VAN WERT / OH  
END_LAT/LON: 40.9071 N / -84.6579 W  
 
SECONDARY SPIN UP TORNADO FROM SAME MESOCYCLONE AS TORNADO 3. DAMAGE FOUND  
FROM AERIAL SURVEY BY EMERGENCY MANAGER OF MAINLY CROP DAMAGE TO CORN AND  
BEANS.  
   
TORNADO 9 / HENRY COUNTY
 
 
RATING: EF-1  
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 100 MPH  
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 2.69 MILES  
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 150 YARDS  
FATALITIES: 0  
INJURIES: 0  
 
START DATE: 08/24/2016  
START TIME: 6:48 PM EDT  
START LOCATION: 4.8 MILES WEST SOUTHWEST OF NAPOLEON / HENRY / OH  
START LAT/LON: 41.3823 N / -84.2161 W  
 
END DATE: 08/24/2016  
END TIME: 6:54 PM EDT  
END LOCATION: 3.3 MILES NORTHWEST OF NAPOLEON / HENRY / OH  
END_LAT/LON: 41.4115 N / -84.1786 W  
 
A SURVEY CONDUCTED INDICATES A FUNNEL CLOUD MADE MULTIPLE TOUCHDOWNS  
ALONG THIS PATH. THE INITIAL TOUCHDOWN WAS IN WESTERN  
HENRY COUNTY, ALONG COUNTY ROAD P AND NORTH OF U.S. 24. DAMAGE IN  
THIS AREA CONSISTED OF TREE BRANCHES BROKEN OFF. FURTHER NORTHEAST  
THE TORNADO INTENSIFIED TO AN EF1 NORTH OF COUNTY ROAD P WHERE ROOF  
DAMAGE OCCURRED TO A RESIDENCE. A STORAGE BUILDING ALSO SUSTAINED  
SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE. THE TORNADO TRACKED NORTHEAST WHERE DAMAGE WAS  
NOTED AT THE INTERSECTION OF COUNTY ROAD 17 AND COUNTY ROAD Q1.  
DAMAGE IN THIS AREA CONSISTED OF A DEMOLISHED STORAGE BARN AND ROOF  
DAMAGE TO A RESIDENCE. FURTHER NORTHEAST ALONG HIGHWAY 6 BETWEEN  
COUNTY ROAD R AND COUNTY ROAD Q1, ROOF DAMAGE OCCURRED TO A  
RESIDENCE. METAL STORAGE SILOS WERE ALSO BLOWN OFF OF THEIR  
FOUNDATION. TO THE NORTH OF HIGHWAY 6, TREE BRANCHES WERE TORN OFF  
WHERE THE DAMAGE PATH ENDED.  
 
   
TORNADO 10 / VAN WERT COUNTY OHIO
 
 
 
RATING: EF-0  
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 65 MPH  
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 4.67 MILES  
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 40 YARDS  
FATALITIES: 0  
INJURIES: 0  
 
START DATE: 08/24/2016  
START TIME: 6:51 PM EDT  
START LOCATION: 3.9 MILES NORTH NORTHEAST OF VAN WERT / VAN WERT / OH  
START LAT/LON: 40.9108 N / -84.5538 W  
 
END DATE: 08/24/2016  
END TIME: 7:04 PM EDT  
END LOCATION: 8.6 MILES NORTHEAST OF VAN WERT / VAN WERT / OH  
END_LAT/LON: 40.9601 N / -84.4932 W  
 
DAMAGE FOUND FROM AERIAL SURVEY BY EMERGENCY MANAGER OF MAINLY CROP DAMAGE  
TO CORN AND BEANS. TORNADO SKIPPED ONCE IN MIDDLE OF THIS PATH.  
   
TORNADO 11 / VAN WERT COUNTY OHIO
 
 
RATING: EF-0  
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 65 MPH  
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 2.46 MILES  
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 20 YARDS  
FATALITIES: 0  
INJURIES: 0  
 
START DATE: 08/24/2016  
START TIME: 7:04 PM EDT  
START LOCATION: 10.1 MILES NORTHEAST OF VAN WERT / VAN WERT / OH  
START LAT/LON: 40.9602 N / -84.4437 W  
 
END DATE: 08/24/2016  
END TIME: 7:10 PM EDT  
END LOCATION: 12.6 MILES NORTHEAST OF VAN WERT / VAN WERT / OH  
END_LAT/LON: 40.9874 N / -84.4134 W  
 
DAMAGE FOUND FROM AERIAL SURVEY BY EMERGENCY MANAGER OF MAINLY CROP DAMAGE  
TO CORN AND BEANS.  
   
TORNADO 12 / HENRY COUNTY OHIO
 
 
RATING: EF-0  
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 65 MPH  
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 0.01 MILES  
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 20 YARDS  
FATALITIES: 0  
INJURIES: 0  
 
START DATE: 08/24/2016  
START TIME: 7:19 PM EDT  
START LOCATION: 3.0 MILES EAST SOUTHEAST OF LIBERTY CENTER / HENRY / OH  
START LAT/LON: 41.4342 N / -83.9518 W  
 
END DATE: 08/24/2016  
END TIME: 7:20 PM EDT  
END LOCATION: 3.0 MILES EAST SOUTHEAST OF LIBERTY CENTER / HENRY / OH  
END_LAT/LON: 41.4342 N / -83.9518 W  
 
A LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER SAW A BRIEF TOUCHDOWN IN A FIELD. ONLY CROP DAMAGE OCCURRED.  
   
TORNADO 13 / PUTNAM COUNTY OHIO
 
 
RATING: EF-0  
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 65 MPH  
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 1.26 MILES  
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 25 YARDS  
FATALITIES: 0  
INJURIES: 0  
 
START DATE: 08/24/2016  
START TIME: 7:26 PM EDT  
START LOCATION: 0.5 MILES SOUTH-SOUTHEAST OF DUPONT / PUTNAM / OH  
START LAT/LON: 41.0479 N / -84.3071 W  
 
END DATE: 08/24/2016  
END TIME: 7:29 PM EDT  
END LOCATION: 0.75 MILE NORTH-NORTHEAST OF DUPONT / PUTNAM / OH  
END_LAT/LON: 41.0636 N / -84.2958 W  
RATING: EF-0  
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 65 MPH  
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 0.01 MILES  
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 20 YARDS  
FATALITIES: 0  
INJURIES: 0  
 
NUMEROUS INTERVIEWS WITH RESIDENTS SOUTHEAST OF DUPONT, OHIO DESCRIBED THE ROTATING WALL  
CLOUD WITH FUNNEL CLOUDS LOWERING AS THE STORM PASSED OVER. THIS TORNADO FORMED JUST SOUTH  
OF THE AUGLAZIE RIVER IN THE MIDDLE OF A CORN FIELD. TREE DAMAGE WAS NOTED IN THE TREE  
LINE ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF THE RIVER. RESIDENTS IN DUPONT REPORTED THE TORNADO LIFTED WATER  
FROM THE RIVER BEFORE INTENSIFYING AND ACCELERATING TO THE NORTH. THE TORNADO CONTINUED  
THROUGH THE MIDDLE OF DUPONT AND EXITED THE NORTH SIDE OF THE TOWN MOVING NORTH-NORTHEAST  
INTO A FIELD OF BEANS BEFORE DISSIPATING NORTH OF TOWN. DAMAGE TO SIDING, ROOFS, TREES  
AND CROPS. DAMAGE WAS CONSISTENT WITH MNAXIMUM WINDS OF 65 MPH.  
   
TORNADO 14 / PUTNAM COUNTY OHIO
 
 
RATING: EF-0  
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 65 MPH  
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 0.64 MILES  
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 15 YARDS  
FATALITIES: 0  
INJURIES: 0  
 
START DATE: 08/24/2016  
START TIME: 7:48 PM EDT  
START LOCATION: 3.2 MILES SOUTH-SOUTHEAST OF NEW BAVARIA / HENRY / OH  
START LAT/LON: 41.1678 N / -84.1814 W  
 
END DATE: 08/24/2016  
END TIME: 7:50 PM EDT  
END LOCATION: 2.7 MILES SOUTH-SOUTHEAST OF NEW BAVARIA / HENRY / OH  
END_LAT/LON: 41.1600 N / -84.1879 W  
 
THIS TORNADO WAS OBSERVED BY LOCAL FIRE OFFICIALS AND REPORTED TO LAST VERY BRIEFLY BEFORE  
DISSIPATING AS IT CROSSED INTO HENRY COUNTY. VERY LITTLE DAMAGE REPORTED OR OBSERVED.  
 
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  
 
NOTE:  
THE INFORMATION IN THIS STATEMENT IS PRELIMINARY AND SUBJECT TO CHANGE PENDING  
FINAL REVIEW OF THE EVENTS AND PUBLICATION IN NWS STORM DATA.  
 

 
 
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