NWS Wilmington Ohio November 2002 Public Information Statements


PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILMINGTON OH
620 PM EST MON NOV 11 2002

UNION...LOGAN COUNTY TORNADO CLASSIFIED AS F3 ON THE FUJITA TORNADO
SCALE.

THE FOLLOWING IS THE APPROXIMATE PATH OF THE TORNADO/DAMAGE. THE
TORNADO ORIGINALLY TOUCHED DOWN IN PERRY TOWNSHIP IN LOGAN COUNTY
BETWEEN WEST MANSFIELD AND EAST LIBERTY 430 TO 440 PM. THE TORNADO
TRACKED NORTHEAST INTO YORK TOWNSHIP IN UNION TOWNSHIP...CAUSING
DAMAGE ON NEWTON-PERKINS ROAD...THE CORNER OF DAVIS AND LUNDA
ROADS...SPANGLER ROAD AND OHIO ROUTE 47...BEFORE LIFTING AROUND
MCPECK AND BOUNDARY ROADS.

DAMAGE ALONG WITH PATH WAS NOT CONTINUOUS...BUT THERE WERE NUMEROUS
OPEN FIELDS. FROM THE FIRST POINT OF DAMAGE TO LAST WOULD PUT THE
PATH LENGTH AT ABOUT 10 MILES.  THE DAMAGE PATH WAS 200-300 YARDS
WIDE.

DAMAGE FROM THE TORNADO...IN LOGAN COUNTY WAS TWO SEMI-TRAILERS
DAMAGED ALONG WITH A SHED ROOF.  IN UNION COUNTY...4 HOUSES WERE
DESTROYED...9 OTHERS SUSTAINED DAMAGE. IN ADDITION AROUND HALF
A DOZEN BARNS OR SHEDS WERE DAMAGED OR DESTROYED...ALONG WITH SEVERAL
VEHICLES. ALSO A LARGE METAL HI-TENSION ELECTRIC TOWER WAS KNOCKED
DOWN AND DESTROYED. IN UNION COUNTY TWO PEOPLE WERE INJURED.

DAMAGE ALONG THE PATH WAS CONSISTENT WITH F3 DAMAGE ON THE FUJITA
SCALE WHICH WOULD ESTIMATE THE WINDS BETWEEN 158 AND 206 MPH.

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILMINGTON OH
350 PM EST WED NOV 13 2002

...TORNADO CONFIRMED IN ADAMS COUNTY...

A SURVEY CONDUCTED THIS MORNING CONFIRMED THAT A TORNADO DID
TOUCHDOWN AROUND 830 PM ON SUNDAY (11-10-02) ABOUT 4 MILES TO
THE WEST OF WEST UNION IN ADAMS COUNTY.  THE TORNADO WAS ON THE
GROUND FOR A MILE AND A QUARTER AND IS RATED AN F1 ON THE
FUJITA SCALE.  WINDS WERE ESTIMATED TO BE AROUND 100 MPH.

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