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June 12 - June 13, 2013
Tornado near Rockford, OH

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILMINGTON OH
915 PM EDT THU JUN 13 2013

...TORNADO CONFIRMED NEAR 3 NW ROCKFORD IN MERCER COUNTY OHIO...

LOCATION...3 NW ROCKFORD IN MERCER COUNTY OHIO
DATE...JUNE 12 2013
ESTIMATED TIME...1135 PM EDT
MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING...EF0
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...75 MPH
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...100 YD
PATH LENGTH...100 YD
BEGINNING LAT/LON...40.72N / 84.68W
ENDING LAT/LON...40.72N / 84.68W
* 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 3 NW ROCKFORD IN MERCER COUNTY OHIO ON JUNE 12 2013.

A TORNADO BRIEFLY TOUCHED DOWN TO THE WEST OF RIVER TRAIL ROAD
APPROXIMATELY 3 MILES NORTHWEST OF ROCKFORD. TEN PERCENT OF THE
ROOF OF A LARGE ALUMINUM BARN WAS REMOVED AND HAD FOUR GARAGE DOORS
BLOWN OUT. SOME OF THE DEBRIS FROM THIS BUILDING CAUSED COLLATERAL
IMPACT DAMAGE TO SURROUNDING STRUCTURES ON BOTH NORTH AND SOUTH
FACING ASPECTS. A LARGE DENT OCCURRED NEAR THE TOP OF THE
SOUTHWEST SIDE OF A GRAIN SILO. ANOTHER ALUMINUM BUILDING INCURRED
SIDING DAMAGE AND A SECOND STORY WINDOW WAS BLOWN IN FROM THE
SOUTH. THIS PROPERTY IS SURROUNDED BY FARMLAND AND NO ADDITIONAL
DAMAGE WAS NOTED IN THE AREA.

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.

$$

HAYDU

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