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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT...UPDATED  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTHERN INDIANA  
1050 PM EST WED NOV 15 2017 /950 PM CST WED NOV 15 2017/  
   
..PRELIMINARY NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 11/05/17 TORNADO EVENT
 
 
UPDATE 2  
 
.OVERVIEW: A SUPERCELL THUNDERSTORM PRODUCED A LONG TRACK TORNADO  
WHICH FORMED IN DELAWARE COUNTY, INDIANA AND CONTINUED THROUGH  
FAR SOUTHEAST BLACKFORD INTO JAY COUNTY AND EVENTUALLY MERCER COUNTY  
IN OHIO BEFORE DISSIPATING. ADDITIONAL DETAILS HAVE BEEN ADDED TO  
THE SURVEY SUMMARY BELOW AS WELL AS MINOR CHANGES WERE MADE TO THE  
START POINT OF THE TORNADO BASED ON SURVEY DATA.  
 
.TORNADO 1  
 
RATING: EF-2  
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 134 MPH  
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 39 MILES (TOTAL LENGTH)  
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 600 YARDS  
FATALITIES: 0  
INJURIES: 1 (BLACKFORD CO / IN)  
 
START DATE: NOV 05 2017  
START TIME: 124 PM EST  
START LOCATION: 0.5 NE EATON INDIANA / DELAWARE / IN  
START LAT/LON: 40.3491/-85.3483  
 
END DATE: NOV 05 2017  
END TIME: 230 PM EST  
END LOCATION: 6W CELINA OHIO / MERCER / OH  
END_LAT/LON: 40.5607/-84.6854  
 
SURVEY_SUMMARY: THREE SURVEY TEAMS WERE DISPATCHED. THE MOST  
SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE IS CONSISTENT WITH EF2/134 MPH. THE PATH  
COVERED THREE NWS OFFICES AND INCLUDED...  
 
6 MILE PATH IN DELAWARE COUNTY/WFO IND  
25 MILE LONG PATH IN BLACKFORD AND JAY COUNTY/WFO IWX  
8 MILE LONG PATH IN MERCER COUNTY OHIO/WFO ILN.  
 
DAMAGE WAS NOTED ACROSS ITS ENTIRE TRACK, WITH NUMEROUS FARM  
BUILDINGS AND HOMES RANGING FROM MINIMALLY DAMAGED TO DESTROYED.  
SEVERAL TREES WERE SNAPPED OR UPROOTED ALONG THE TRACK AS WELL. THE  
ONLY REPORTED INJURY WAS IN SOUTHEASTERN BLACKFORD COUNTY WHERE A  
WOMAN WAS STRUCK BY A GARAGE DOOR AS WELL AS OTHER DEBRIS.  
 
SOME OF THE DAMAGE ALONG THE TRACK CONTINUES TO BE REVIEWED AND MAY  
RESULT IN CHANGES TO THE FINAL INTENSITY.  
 
THE NWS NORTHERN INDIANA WEBPAGE WILL BE UPDATED TO REFLECT THIS  
STORM. WWW.WEATHER.GOV/IWX. INFORMATION ON DAMAGE IN DELAWARE COUNTY  
CAN BE FOUND AT WWW.WEATHER.GOV/IND AND IN MERCER COUNTY AT  
WWW.WEATHER.GOV/ILN.  
 
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 REMAINS PRELIMINARY AND SUBJECT TO  
CHANGE PENDING FINAL REVIEW OF THE EVENT AND PUBLICATION IN NWS  
STORM DATA.  
 

 
 
LEWIS/HOLSTEN/FISHER  
 

 
 
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