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October 24, 2001
Severe Weather

Tree down on a car in Lebanon.
Tree down on a house in Lebanon.
Tree down on a house in Lebanon.
NWS Wilmington WSR-88D Doppler radar 0.5 degree reflectivity shows a line of severe thunderstorms crossing Central Ohio.


PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILMINGTON OH
622 PM EDT THU OCT 25 2001

...STRAIGHT LINE MICROBURST WINDS IN FAIRFIELD COUNTY...

THE STORMS THAT WENT THROUGH CENTRAL OHIO SHORTLY AFTER 10 PM ON
WEDNESDAY EVENING CAUSED SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE TO SEVERAL STRUCTURES...
INCLUDING THE ROOF BEING RIPPED OFF OF A HOUSE. AFTER REVIEWING THE
PATTERN OF THE DEBRIS...IT WAS DETERMINED THAT STRAIGHT LINE WINDS
FROM A DOWNBURST WERE THE CAUSE OF THIS DAMAGE. THE ESTIMATED SPEED
OF THE DOWNBURST WINDS WAS FROM 75 TO 85 MPH.

THE CLASSIFICATION OF THIS DOWNBURST IS A MICROBURST AS THE DAMAGE
PATH WAS LESS THAN 2.5 MILES WIDE. DOWNBURSTS THAT CREATE A PATH OF
DAMAGE LARGER THAN 2.5 MILES WIDE ARE CALLED MACROBURSTS. IN EITHER
OF THESE PHENOMENON...SURFACE WINDS CAN EXCEED THAT OF LOW END (F0
AND F1) TORNADOS.

$$

FRANKS


PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILMINGTON OH 333 PM EDT THU OCT 25 2001 ...STORMS PRODUCE STRAIGHT-LINE WIND DAMAGE IN DARKE COUNTY... NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICIALS HAVE CONCLUDED THAT SEVERE STORMS THAT MOVED ACROSS DARKE COUNTY WEDNESDAY EVENING PRODUCED DAMAGE CAUSED BY STRAIGHT-LINE WINDS. THE STORMS CAUSED SCATTERED WIND DAMAGE FROM THE SOUTHWEST TO THE EAST PART OF THE COUNTY KNOCKING DOWN TREES AND POWER LINES. THE MOST SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE OCCURRED AT A PROPERTY NEAR GETTYSBURG WHERE TWO BARNS WERE DAMAGED. THE WIND SPEEDS WERE ESTIMATED TO BE UP TO 80 MPH IN DARKE COUNTY. $$ TIPTON/PADGETT
PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILMINGTON, OH 242 PM EDT THU OCT 25 2001 TIME(EDT) .....CITY LOCATION.....STATE ...EVENT/REMARKS... ....COUNTY LOCATION.... 0432 AM VERSAILLES IN FLOOD 10/24/01 RIPLEY REPORTED BY LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIAL. 0520 AM LAWRENCEBURG IN FLOOD 10/24/01 DEARBORN REPORTED BY LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIAL. 0747 PM 10 NE VERSAILLES IN WIND DAMAGE 10/24/01 RIPLEY TREES DOWNED ALL ACROSS NORTHERN RIPLEY COUNTY. 0747 PM MILAN IN WIND DAMAGE 10/24/01 RIPLEY ROOF BLOWN OFF A HOUSE. 0800 PM GREENVIILLE OH WIND DAMAGE 10/24/01 DARKE TREES DOWNED. 0800 PM COUNTYWIDE IN WIND DAMAGE 10/24/01 DEARBORN TREES DOWNED 0805 PM VEVAY IN WIND DAMAGE 10/24/01 SWITZERLAND 2 TREES DOWNED. 0808 PM HOUSTON OH .88 INCH HAIL 10/24/01 SHELBY 0811 PM CVG ASOS KY 60 MPH TSTM WIND GUST 10/24/01 BOONE WIND GUST TO 52 KNOTS 0820 PM COUNTYWIDE OH WIND DAMAGE 10/24/01 BUTLER NUMEROUS TREES BLOWN DOWN. 0825 PM COUNTYWIDE OH WIND DAMAGE 10/24/01 HAMILTON NUMEROUS TREES DOWNED. 0830 PM COUNTYWIDE OH WIND DAMAGE 10/24/01 MIAMI NUMEROUS TREES BLOWN DOWN 0830 PM COLD SPRING KY 58 MPH TSTM WIND GUST 10/24/01 CAMPBELL LARGE LIMBS BLOWN DOWN. SPOTTER ESTIMATED WINDS OF 50 KNOTS. 0830 PM 2 S CRITTENDEN KY WIND DAMAGE 10/24/01 GRANT SEVERAL TREES DOWNED...REPORTED BY SPOTTER. 0830 PM GLENCOE KY WIND DAMAGE 10/24/01 GALLATIN NUMEROUS TREES AND POWER LINES DOWNED ON HWY 127 AND GLENCOE AND US35 0835 PM MAINEVILLE OH 60 MPH TSTM WIND GUST 10/24/01 WARREN ESTIMATED BY SPOTTER. 0837 PM LEBANON OH 60 MPH TSTM WIND GUST 10/24/01 WARREN ESTIMATED BY OFF DUTY NWS EMPLOYEE 0840 PM LUDLOW KY WIND DAMAGE 10/24/01 KENTON TREES DOWNED. ALSO REPORTED IN ELSMERE. 0845 PM BELLEFONTAINE OH WIND DAMAGE 10/24/01 LOGAN LARGE TREE DOWNED ON SR 508. LARGE TREE LIMB DOWN ON SR 57. 0845 PM SPRINGFIELD OH WIND DAMAGE 10/24/01 CLARK ONE LARGE TREE AND SEVERAL LARGE LIMBS DOWNED. 0850 PM URBANA OH WIND DAMAGE 10/24/01 CHAMPAIGN LARGE TREE AND TREE LIMBS DOWNED. 0854 PM 1 S WILMINGTON OH 69 MPH TSTM WIND GUST 10/24/01 CLINTON MEASURED 60 KNOT GUST AT WFO ILN 0859 PM 4 SE WILMINGTON OH 58 MPH TSTM WIND GUST 10/24/01 CLINTON MEASURED 50 KNOT GUST AT ILN ASOS. 0910 PM 4 S FALMOUTH KY .75 INCH HAIL 10/24/01 PENDLETON ALSO A TREE BLOWN DOWN IN FALMOUTH. 0914 PM XENIA OH WIND DAMAGE 10/24/01 GREENE NUMEROUS TREES DOWNED COUNTYWIDE. TREE ON A HOUSE IN XENIA. 0920 PM 2 S SARDINIA OH WIND DAMAGE 10/24/01 BROWN NUMEROUS TREES DOWNED OVER NORTHERN BROWN COUNTY. 0925 PM NEAR RICHWOOD OH WIND DAMAGE 10/24/01 UNION LARGE LIMBS 0925 PM NEAR LONDON OH WIND DAMAGE 10/24/01 MADISON TREES DOWN 0926 PM JEFFERSONVILLE OH WIND DAMAGE 10/24/01 FAYETTE NUMEROUS TREES DOWNED FROM JEFFERSONVILLE TO WASH COURT HOUSE. 0930 PM NEAR BOURNEVILLE OH WIND DAMAGE 10/24/01 ROSS LARGE LIMBS 0945 PM SOUTHERN HALF OF COUNTY OH WIND DAMAGE 10/24/01 DELAWARE LARGE LIMBS 0958 PM 1 N GROVEPORT OH 58 MPH TSTM WIND GUST 10/24/01 FRANKLIN MEASURED BY SPOTTER ALONG ROUTE 33 NEAR FAIRFIELD COUNTY LINE. $$ JWC/SAM
BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILMINGTON OH 836 PM EDT WED OCT 24 2001 THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED A * SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR... CHAMPAIGN COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL OHIO... CLARK COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL OHIO... GREENE COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL OHIO... * UNTIL 915 PM EDT... * AT 836 PM EDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM 9 MILES NORTH OF ST. PARIS TO 5 MILES WEST OF BEAVERCREEK...MOVING EAST AT 20 MPH. * SOME LOCATIONS NEAR THE PATH OF THIS STORM INCLUDE... BEAVERCREEK... FAIRBORN... NEW CARLISLE... SOUTH CHARLESTON... SPRINGFIELD... ST. PARIS... URBANA... XENIA... YELLOW SPRINGS... THIS STORM HAS A HISTORY OF PRODUCING DAMAGING WINDS AND LARGE HAIL. A TORNADO WATCH IS ALSO IN EFFECT FOR THE WARNED AREA. REMEMBER... SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS CAN PRODUCE TORNADOES WITH LITTLE OR NO ADVANCE WARNING. $$
SEVERE WEATHER STATEMENT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILMINGTON OH 904 PM EDT WED OCT 24 2001 ...A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING CONTINUES FOR CLINTON AND HIGHLAND COUNTIES UNTIL 930 PM EDT... AT 904 PM EDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM 3 MILES SOUTHWEST OF SABINA TO 8 MILES SOUTHWEST OF LYNCHBURG...MOVING EAST AT 55 MPH. SOME LOCATIONS NEAR THE PATH OF THIS STORM INCLUDE...GREENFIELD... HILLSBORO...LEESBURG...LYNCHBURG...MARSHALL...NEW VIENNA AND SABINA THIS IS A VERY DANGEROUS STORM THAT PRODUCED A 70 MPH GUST IN WILMINGTON. SEEK SHELTER IN A STURDY STRUCTURE UNTIL THE STORM HAS PASSED. A TORNADO WATCH IS ALSO IN EFFECT. SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS CAN PRODUCE TORNADOES. $$

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