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March 2, 2012
Tornado near Otway, OH

National Weather Service Product Timeline:
PDS Tornado Watch #58 issued at 105 PM EST.
Tornado Warning issued at 532 EST.
-- Follow Up issued at 546 EST.
-- Follow Up issued at 601 EST.

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILMINGTON OH
730 PM EST SAT MAR 3 2012

...TORNADO CONFIRMED NEAR OTWAY IN SCIOTO COUNTY OHIO...

LOCATION...OTWAY IN SCIOTO COUNTY OHIO
DATE...03/02/2012
ESTIMATED TIME...546 PM EST
MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING...EF0
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...75 MPH
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...100 YARDS
PATH LENGTH...2 MILES
BEGINNING LAT/LON...38.8455N / -83.2138W
ENDING LAT/LON...38.8663N / -83.1870W
* 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 OTWAY IN SCIOTO COUNTY OHIO ON 03/02/2012.

FIRE STATION HEAVILY DAMAGED...2 HOUSES DAMAGED.

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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Radar Imagery:

KILN 0.5° Z -- 5:46 PM KILN 0.5° SRM -- 5:46 PM

These radar images show the circulation associated with the tornado that touched down just southwest of Otway. The tornado then caused damage in the town of Otway itself.


Tornado Track Map - Plotted Tracks are Preliminary and Approximate

 NOTE: Marker locations are approximate and are not necessarily accurate to street level Show Pictures Show Track

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