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August 9, 2000
Severe Weather

NWS Wilmington WSR-88D Doppler radar 0.5 degree reflectivity shows severe thunderstorms near the Ohio River from west of Cincinnati to east of Portsmouth.
NWS Wilmington WSR-88D Doppler radar storm total precipitation estimates show up to 6 inches of rain in parts of Northern Kentucky.
NWS Wilmington WSR-88D Doppler radar reflectivity cross section shows storm tilt and an elevated core, indicating potential for large hail and damaging winds.


PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILMINGTON OH
549 PM EDT THU AUG 10 2000

...TORNADO (F1) CONFIRMED IN WHEELSBURG IN SCIOTO COUNTY...

AT 750 PM LAST EVENING AN F1 TORNADO TOUCHDOWN IN WHEELERSBURG, OHIO...
WHICH IS LOCATED EAST OF PORTSMOUTH IN SCIOTO COUNTY.  THE TORNADO
KNOCKED TWO RAIL CARS OFF THE TRACKS...DAMAGED A FEW HOMES AND
KNOCKED DOWN NUMEROUS TREES.  THE TORNADIC DAMAGE WAS SPOTTY IN
NATURE AND WAS EMBEDDED IN COUNTY WIDE STRAIGHT-LINE DAMAGE.

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TIPTON


PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILMINGTON OH 239 PM EDT FRI AUG 11 2000 TIME(EDT) .....CITY LOCATION..... STATE ...EVENT/REMARKS... ....COUNTY LOCATION.... 0150 PM ST MARYS OH .75 INCH HAIL 08/09/00 AUGLAIZE 0512 PM BETHEL IN 1.75 INCH HAIL 08/09/00 WAYNE 0525 PM COUNTYWIDE IN WIND DAMAGE 08/09/00 UNION SEVERAL TREES DOWN EVENT DURATION 15 MINUTES. 0545 PM COUNTYWIDE OH WIND DAMAGE 08/09/00 PREBLE SEVERAL TREES DOWN EVENT DURATION 30 MINUTES. 0620 PM BUFORD OH WIND DAMAGE 08/09/00 HIGHLAND A FEW TREES DOWN 0630 PM COUNTYWIDE OH WIND DAMAGE 08/09/00 ADAMS SEVERAL TREES DOWN EVENT DURATION 15 MINUTES. 0730 PM COUNTYWIDE KY WIND DAMAGE 08/09/00 LEWIS NUMEROUS TREES DOWN EVENT DURATION 30 MINUTES. 0800 PM COUNTYWIDE KY WIND DAMAGE 08/09/00 MASON NUMEROUS TREES DOWN EVENT DURATION 30 MINUTES. 0800 PM COUNTYWIDE KY WIND DAMAGE 08/09/00 CAMPBELL NUMEROUS TREES DOWN EVENT DURATION 30 MINUTES. 0815 PM COUNTYWIDE KY WIND DAMAGE 08/09/00 BOONE NUMEROUS LARGE LIMBS DOWN 0827 PM FALMOUTH KY WIND DAMAGE 08/09/00 PENDLETON A FEW TREES DOWN 0847 PM KENTONTOWN KY .75 INCH HAIL 08/09/00 ROBERTSON 0850 PM DRY RIDGE KY WIND DAMAGE 08/09/00 GRANT A FEW TREES DOWN 1000 PM WILLIAMSTOWN KY FLOOD 08/09/00 GRANT SEVERAL ROADS COVERED WITH WATER 1000 PM COUNTYWIDE IN FLOOD 08/09/00 SWITZERLAND A FEW ROADS COVERED WITH WATER $$
BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED TORNADO WARNING NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILMINGTON OH 740 PM EDT WED AUG 9 2000 THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN WILMINGTON HAS ISSUED A * TORNADO WARNING FOR... SCIOTO COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL OHIO... * UNTIL 830 PM EDT... * AT 740 PM EDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO 3 MILES NORTHWEST OF WEST PORTSMOUTH...MOVING SOUTHEAST AT 15 MPH. * SOME LOCATIONS NEAR THE PATH OF THIS STORM INCLUDE... WHEELERSBURG... WEST PORTSMOUTH... SCIOTODALE... PORTSMOUTH... LUCASVILLE... THE SAFEST PLACE TO BE DURING A TORNADO IS IN A BASEMENT. GET UNDER A WORKBENCH OR OTHER PIECE OF STURDY FURNITURE. IF NO BASEMENT IS AVAILABLE...SEEK SHELTER ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF THE BUILDING IN AN INTERIOR HALLWAY OR ROOM SUCH AS A CLOSET. $$ DIAN-REED

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