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May 2, 2002
Fairfield County Tornado

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILMINGTON OH
449 PM EDT THU MAY 2 2002

...TORNADO IN FAIRFIELD COUNTY...

A TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN IN NORTH CENTRAL FAIRFIELD COUNTY NEAR THE
TOWN OF BALTIMORE AT APPROXIMATELY 1247 AM.  THE TORNADO TOPPED OFF
SOME TREES AND KNOCKED DOWN A FEW POWER POLES. CURRENT INDICATIONS
ARE THAT THE TORNADO WAS AN F0 (40 TO 72 MPH).

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ISSUED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
AT 1231 AM FOR FAIRFIELD COUNTY...WHICH WAS UPGRADED TO A TORNADO
WARNING SHORTLY AFTERWARDS.

$$

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PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILMINGTON, OH 350 PM EDT FRI MAY 3 2002 TIME(EDT) .....CITY LOCATION.....STATE ...EVENT/REMARKS... ....COUNTY LOCATION.... 1115 PM SPRINGFIELD OH WIND DAMAGE 05/01/02 CLARK TREES DOWN SOUTH AND EAST OF SPRINGFIELD. 1145 PM LONDON OH WIND DAMAGE 05/01/02 MADISON SEVERAL TREES DOWN ACROSS THE SOUTHERN PART OF COUNTY 1213 AM GROVE CITY OH .75 INCH HAIL 05/02/02 FRANKLIN 1218 AM GROVE CITY OH .88 INCH HAIL 05/02/02 FRANKLIN 1239 AM 4 SW REYNOLDSBURG OH 1.00 INCH HAIL 05/02/02 FRANKLIN 1240 AM PICKERINGTON OH 1.00 INCH HAIL 05/02/02 FAIRFIELD 1247 AM 2 SE BALTIMORE OH TORNADO 05/02/02 FAIRFIELD SPOTTER OBSERVED TORNADO TOUCHDOWN BETWEEN BADER AND BASIL ROADS. TOPPED SEVERAL TREES OFF. 0307 AM 8 W SPRINGFIELD OH 1.00 INCH HAIL 05/02/02 CLARK 0316 AM 1 W SPRINGFIELD OH .75 INCH HAIL 05/02/02 CLARK 0325 AM 2 E SPRINGFIELD OH WIND DAMAGE 05/02/02 CLARK ROOF BLOWN OFF A HOME. 0352 AM LONDON OH .75 INCH HAIL 05/02/02 MADISON 0405 AM GROVEPORT OH WIND DAMAGE 05/02/02 FRANKLIN A FEW TREES DOWN AND SIDING BLOWN OFF OF ONE HOUSE. 0410 AM GROVEPORT OH 1.00 INCH HAIL 05/02/02 FRANKLIN 0415 AM PICKERINGTON OH WIND DAMAGE 05/02/02 FAIRFIELD SEVERAL TREES DOWN IN THE NORTHERN PART OF THE COUNTY. 0417 AM GROVE CITY OH TSTM WIND GUST 05/02/02 FRANKLIN 64 MPH MEASURED $$

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