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November 10, 2002
Tornadoes and Severe Weather

Tornado in Union County, Ohio (Photo courtesy Jeff McCall).
Tornado in Union County, Ohio (Photo courtesy Jeff McCall).
Radar reflectivity shows a supercell thunderstorm over Logan County.
Storm Relative Velocity Map shows strong rotation.


BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
TORNADO WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILMINGTON OH
426 PM EST SUN NOV 10 2002

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN WILMINGTON HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
  LOGAN COUNTY IN OHIO...

* UNTIL 515 PM EST...

* AT 426 PM EST...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
  SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO OVER
  BELLEFONTAINE...MOVING NORTHEAST AT 50 MPH.

* SOME LOCATIONS NEAR THE PATH OF THIS STORM INCLUDE...
  BELLEFONTAINE...
  WEST MANSFIELD...

IF YOU ARE CAUGHT OUTSIDE...SEEK SHELTER IN A NEARBY REINFORCED
BUILDING. AS A LAST RESORT...SEEK SHELTER IN A CULVERT...DITCH OR LOW
SPOT AND COVER YOUR HEAD WITH YOUR HANDS.


BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILMINGTON OH 600 PM EST SUN NOV 10 2002 THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN WILMINGTON HAS ISSUED A * SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR... OHIO COUNTY IN INDIANA... SWITZERLAND COUNTY IN INDIANA... CARROLL COUNTY IN KENTUCKY... * UNTIL 645 PM EST... * AT 600 PM EST...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A LINE OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS FROM NEAR RISING SUN TO SOUTHWEST OF CARROLLTON...MOVING EAST AT 30 MPH. * SOME LOCATIONS NEAR THE PATH OF THIS STORM INCLUDE... RISING SUN... VEVAY... CARROLLTON... DAMAGING WINDS ARE LIKELY WITH THIS STORM. IF YOU ARE IN THE STORM'S PATH...TAKE COVER IN A STURDY STRUCTURE UNTIL THE STORM PASSES. A TORNADO WATCH IS ALSO IN EFFECT FOR THE WARNED AREA. REMEMBER... SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS CAN PRODUCE TORNADOES WITH LITTLE OR NO ADVANCE WARNING.
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. $$ SITES
PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILMINGTON OH 350 PM EST WED NOV 13 2002 ...TORNADO CONFIRMED IN ADAMS COUNTY... A SURVEY CONDUCTED THIS MORNING CONFIRMED THAT A TORNADO DID TOUCHDOWN AROUND 830 PM ON SUNDAY (11-10-02) ABOUT 4 MILES TO THE WEST OF WEST UNION IN ADAMS COUNTY. THE TORNADO WAS ON THE GROUND FOR A MILE AND A QUARTER AND IS RATED AN F1 ON THE FUJITA SCALE. WINDS WERE ESTIMATED TO BE AROUND 100 MPH. $$ HAYDU
PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILMINGTON, OH 250 AM EST MON NOV 11 2002 TIME(EST) .....CITY LOCATION.....STATE ...EVENT/REMARKS... ....COUNTY LOCATION.... 0440 PM COUNTYWIDE IN WIND DAMAGE 11/10/02 FRANKLIN A FEW TREES DOWN 0440 PM COUNTYWIDE IN WIND DAMAGE 11/10/02 WAYNE A FEW TREES DOWN 0530 PM WEST MANSFIELD OH 1.00 INCH HAIL 11/10/02 LOGAN 0545 PM COUNTY WIDE OH WIND DAMAGE 11/10/02 CHAMPAIGN TREES DOWN 0545 PM COUNTYWIDE OH WIND DAMAGE 11/10/02 HARDIN TREES AND POWER POLES DOWN 0615 PM LAWRENCEBURG IN WIND DAMAGE 11/10/02 DEARBORN SEVERAL LARGE LIMBS DOWN 0615 PM MILAN IN .75 INCH HAIL 11/10/02 RIPLEY 0630 PM PRESTONVILLE IN WIND DAMAGE 11/10/02 CARROLL TREES DOWN 0640 PM DELAWARE OH WIND DAMAGE 11/10/02 DELAWARE POWER LINES DOWN 0700 PM COUNTY WIDE IN FLOOD 11/10/02 FRANKLIN A FEW ROADS FLOODED 0700 PM CONNERSVILLE IN FLOOD 11/10/02 FAYETTE HIGH WATER ON STREETS 0700 PM COUNTYWIDE OH FLOOD 11/10/02 PREBLE HIGH WATER ON ROADS 0700 PM KY WIND DAMAGE 11/10/02 BOONE TREES DOWN SOUTHERN PART OF COUNTY 0700 PM GRANTS LICK KY 65 MPH TSTM WIND GUST 11/10/02 CAMPBELL 0710 PM KY FLOOD 11/10/02 KENTON HIGH WATER ON ROADS SOUTHERN PART OF COUNTY 0715 PM COUNTY WIDE OH FLOOD 11/10/02 BUTLER HIGH WATER ON ROADS 0715 PM KY WIND DAMAGE 11/10/02 KENTON TREES DOWN SOUTHERN PART OF COUNTY 0715 PM COUNTYWIDE KY FLOOD 11/10/02 HAMILTON HIGH WATER ON ROADS 0800 PM SPRINGFIELD OH FLOOD 11/10/02 CLARK HIGH WATER ON STREETS 0800 PM COLUMBUS OH FLOOD 11/10/02 FRANKLIN FRANK ROAD FLOODED 0800 PM DEERFIELD TOWNSHIP OH FLOOD 11/10/02 WARREN HIGH WATER ON STREETS 0800 PM ST. PARIS OH FLOOD 11/10/02 CHAMPAIGN HIGH WATER ON STREETS 0804 PM RUSSELLVILLE OH .75 INCH HAIL 11/10/02 BROWN 0815 PM OWENSVILLE OH FLOOD 11/10/02 CLERMONT HIGH WATER ON ROADS 0815 PM FORT THOMAS KY FLOOD 11/10/02 CAMPBELL HIGH WATER ON ROADS 0815 PM COUNTYWIDE OH FLOOD 11/10/02 GREENE HIGH WATER ON ROADS 0830 PM WEST UNION OH 1.75 INCH HAIL 11/10/02 ADAMS 0900 PM LUCASVILLE OH 1.00 INCH HAIL 11/10/02 SCIOTO 0930 PM LOGAN OH WIND DAMAGE 11/10/02 HOCKING 2 TREES DOWN

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