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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILMINGTON OH
526 PM EDT MON JUL 28 2014

...TORNADO CONFIRMED NEAR HILLSBORO IN HIGHLAND COUNTY OHIO...

LOCATION...2 MILES SW OF HILLSBORO IN HIGHLAND COUNTY OHIO
DATE...JULY 27 2014
ESTIMATED TIME...839 PM - 843 PM EDT
MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING...EF0
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...85 MPH
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...1/4 MILE
PATH LENGTH...2.5 MILES
BEGINNING LAT/LON...39.1860N / 83.6645W
ENDING LAT/LON...39.1667N / 83.6245W
* 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 WILMINGTON OH HAS CONFIRMED A
TORNADO NEAR 2 MILES SW OF HILLSBORO IN HIGHLAND COUNTY OHIO ON JULY
27 2014.

THE TORNADO FIRST TOUCHED DOWN ON A RESIDENTIAL DRIVE ABOUT A 
QUARTER MILE NORTH OF SR 138 WHERE IT BROUGHT DOWN A COUPLE LARGE 
TREES. IT THEN CONTINUED SOUTHEAST ACROSS A FIELD AND CROSSED SR 138 
WHERE IT BROUGHT DOWN A LARGE TREE AND OTHER BRANCHES...SNAPPED 3 
PINE TREES SEVERAL FEET ABOVE THE GROUND...PEELED BACK PART OF A 
BARN ROOF ON BOTH ITS EAST AND WEST SIDES...AND DAMAGED SOME 
FENCING. 

ISOLATED TREES WERE SNAPPED FURTHER SOUTHEAST ALONG THE TORNADO'S 
DISCONTINUOUS PATH. AT A RESIDENCE ALONG HOLLADAY ROAD...A LARGE 
WELL CONSTRUCTED BARN HAD ITS CAP BLOWN FROM ITS ROOF AND A SMALL 
SECTION (LESS THAN 10 PERCENT) OF THE ROOF'S SOUTHEAST CORNER WAS 
PEELED BACK EXPOSING THE INSIDE. LARGE PINE TREES WERE SNAPPED WITH 
LARGE SEGMENTS CARRIED 50 TO 60 YARDS DOWNSTREAM. A FEW 2 TO 3 INCH 
DIAMETER BRANCHES WERE BLOWN ONTO A VAN...AND A CAR TIRE HAD A PIECE 
OF BARK COMPLETELY IMPALED THROUGH IT. A 100 FOOT TV TOWER WAS 
KNOCKED DOWN...AND THE HOUSE SUSTAINED MINOR ROOF AND FASCIA DAMAGE. 
A LARGE WELL CONSTRUCTED METAL STORAGE BARN ACROSS THE STREET HAD 
ITS FRONT DOOR RIPPED OFF AND CARRIED SOUTHEAST. 

NUMEROUS LARGE TREES AND BRANCHES WERE DOWN ALONG ERVIN ROAD JUST 
NORTH OF A QUARRY. FURTHER EAST ALONG ERVIN ROAD...THE ROOF OF A 
HOUSE HAD NUMEROUS SHINGLES RIPPED OFF AND A SMALL SECTION (LESS 
THAN 10 PERCENT) OF ITS SOUTHEAST CORNER WAS PEELED BACK EXPOSING 
THE INSIDE. FASCIA ON THE NORTH SIDE OF THE GARAGE WAS COMPLETELY 
RIPPED OFF AND A 100 FOOT TV TOWER WAS TOPPLED ALONG THE SOUTH SIDE 
OF THE HOUSE AND GARAGE. A SMALL SHED SOUTHWEST OF THE HOUSE WAS 
COMPLETELY DESTROYED WITH THE DAMAGE STREWN INTO THE FRONT YARD. 
ANOTHER SMALL SHED SOUTH OF THE HOUSE WAS TWISTED OFF ITS FOUNDATION 
AND MOVED A SHORT DISTANCE. SEVERAL LARGE LIMBS AROUND THE RESIDENCE 
WERE ALSO BROUGHT DOWN. A SHORT DISTANCE SOUTHEAST OF THIS RESIDENCE 
WAS A TRAILER HOME THAT HAD ITS WEST WALL AND A PORTION OF ITS SOUTH 
WALL BLOWN IN...BUT MOST OF THE WALLS REMAINED IN TACT. A BARBECUE 
GRILL AT THIS LOCATION WAS PICKED UP AND CARRIED 3/4 OF A MILE 
SOUTHEAST WHERE IT WAS LATER FOUND IN TACT. AN OLD WOODEN POLE BARN 
JUST SOUTHEAST OF THE TRAILER HOME WAS COMPLETELY DESTROYED.

FURTHER SOUTHEAST ALONG THE TORNADO'S DISCONTINUOUS PATH A FEW LARGE 
TREES WERE BROUGHT DOWN. A CHURCH ALONG US 62 SUSTAINED VERY MINOR 
ROOF AND FASCIA DAMAGE. THE CHURCH SIGN WAS BLOWN THROUGH A SCHOOL 
BUS WINDOW AND THE BUS ITSELF WAS SHOVED SIDEWAYS SEVERAL FEET. TWO 
VERY LARGE PICNIC TABLES (EACH WEIGHING OVER 500 POUNDS) WERE PUSHED 
A SHORT DISTANCE INTO A VAN AND CAUSED MINOR DAMAGE TO THE VAN. 
ANOTHER HEAVY TABLE THAT WAS LOCATED IN FRONT OF THE VAN WAS PICKED 
UP AND SMASHED INTO A WOODEN PAVILION SUPPORT POST...SNAPPING THE 
POST.

JUST SOUTHEAST OF THE CHURCH...A RESIDENCE ALONG GREEN ROAD HAD 
SEVERAL LARGE TREES KNOCKED DOWN AROUND THE HOUSE. A LARGE 
UNANCHORED SHED WITH A LAWN TRACTOR INSIDE WAS CARRIED OFF ITS 
FOUNDATION AND SKIPPED 200 FEET EASTWARD. JUST EAST...A BOAT ON A 
TRAILER WAS NUDGED A FEW FEET SOUTHEAST FROM WHERE IT WAS PARKED. 
SEVERAL LARGE TREES AND LIMBS A SHORT DISTANCE FURTHER TO THE EAST 
ALONG GREEN ROAD WERE KNOCKED DOWN...AND THIS WAS WHERE THE TORNADO 
LIFTED.

THIS INFORMATION CAN ALSO BE FOUND ON OUR WEBSITE AT
WEATHER.GOV/ILN.

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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