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NOUS41 KCLE 182119  
PNSCLE  
OHZ023-190130-  
 
PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CLEVELAND OH  
519 PM EDT FRI AUG 18 2017  
   
..TORNADO CONFIRMED NEAR FOWLER IN TRUMBULL COUNTY OHIO
 
 
LOCATION...FOWLER CENTER IN TRUMBULL COUNTY, OHIO  
DATE...AUGUST 17, 2017  
ESTIMATED TIME...7:11 PM EDT TO 7:21 PM EDT  
MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING...EF-1  
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...90 MPH  
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...250 YARDS  
PATH LENGTH...1.25 MILES  
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.  
   
..SUMMARY
 
 
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CLEVELAND OH HAS CONFIRMED A  
TORNADO NEAR FOWLER CENTER IN TRUMBULL COUNTY, OHIO ON AUGUST 17,  
2017.  
 
THE TORNADO BEGAN JUST TO THE NORTH-NORTHWEST OF OHIO STATE ROUTES  
193 AND 305. A NWS SURVEY REVEALED SEVERAL TREES SNAPPED AND  
UPROOTED AT A RESIDENCE JUST WEST OF SR 193, NORTH OF FOWLER. AT  
THIS LOCATION, A MOBILE HOME WAS ALSO MOVED WITH SEVERAL PIECES OF  
ALUMINUM SIDING AND INSULATION DISPLACED OR MISSING.  
 
THE TORNADO THEN MOVED EAST, CROSSING SR 193 INTO A HEAVILY WOODED  
AREA. THE NWS SURVEY TEAM DISCOVERED AT LEAST A HUNDRED TREES  
WERE SNAPPED OR UPROOTED WITH A CLEAR CONVERGENT PATTERN,  
INDICATING A TORNADO. THE STRONGEST WIND SPEEDS WERE EVIDENT IN  
THIS LOCATION WITH WINDS SPEEDS OF 90 MPH LIKELY DOWNING MANY OF  
THE HARDWOOD TREES. THE DAMAGE PATH CONTINUED EAST TOWARDS SODOM  
HUTCHINGS ROAD, WHERE THE TORNADO LIFTED.  
 
THIS INFORMATION CAN ALSO BE FOUND ON OUR WEBSITE AT  
WEATHER.GOV/CLE.  
 
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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