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March 2, 2012
Tornado NE of Rarden, OH

National Weather Service Product Timeline:
PDS Tornado Watch #58 issued at 105 PM EST.
Tornado Warning issued at 541 EST.
-- Follow Up issued at 555 EST.
-- Follow Up issued at 606 EST.
-- Follow Up issued at 611 EST.

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILMINGTON OH
209 PM EST TUE MAR 6 2012

...TORNADO CONFIRMED NEAR 3 MILES NORTHEAST OF RARDEN OH IN
SCIOTO/PIKE COUNTIES IN OHIO...

LOCATION...3 MILES NORTHEAST OF RARDEN OH IN SCIOTO AND PIKE
COUNTY OHIO
DATE...MARCH 2 2012
ESTIMATED TIME...551 PM EST 
MAXIMUM EF- SCALE RATING...EF0
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...80 MPH
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...200 YARDS
PATH LENGTH...4 MILES 
BEGINNING LAT/LON...38.9581 N / -83.2070 W
ENDING LAT/LON...38.9823 N / -83.1365 W
* 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 WITH ASSISTANCE FROM
THE PIKE AND SCIOTO COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT HAVE CONFIRMED A TORNADO
BEGINNING 3 MILES NORTHEAST OF RARDEN OH IN SCIOTO COUNTY AND
TERMINATING IN RURAL SOUTHWEST PIKE COUNTY OHIO ON MARCH 2 2012.

THE FIELD SURVEY INDICATES A WEAK TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN NEAR
HIGHWAY 772 AND LEFT FORK ROAD IN EXTREME NORTHWEST SCIOTO
COUNTY...AND PROGRESSED EAST-NORTHEAST ALONG AND TO THE NORTH OF
CAMP CREEK ROAD IN PIKE COUNTY BEFORE LIFTING.

DAMAGE ALONG THE PATH WAS PRIMARILY TO TREES...WITH NUMEROUS TREES
SNAPPED OFF AND UPROOTED. A MOBILE HOME ON CAMP CREEK ROAD WAS
DAMAGED WITH PORTIONS OF THE ROOF REMOVED...WHICH CAUSED AN
EXTERIOR WALL TO COLLAPSE. THE RESIDENT REPORTED SEEING A TORNADO
ON THE GROUND APPROACHING THE HOME.

DUE TO HEAVILY FORESTED TERRAIN IN THIS AREA...PATH LENGTH AND
WIDTHS ARE APPROXIMATED AS BEST AS POSSIBLE FROM ACCESSIBLE ROADS.

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.

$$

BINAU

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