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May 19, 2005
Otway Tornado

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILMINGTON OH
143 PM EDT FRI MAY 20 2005

...TORNADO CONFIRMED IN SCIOTO COUNTY...

A TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN AT 315 PM ABOUT 5 MILES TO THE SOUTHWEST OF
OTWAY IN WESTERN SCIOTO COUNTY.  THE TORNADO RIPPED THE ROOF OFF A
BARN AND CARRIED IT A HALF MILE TO THE EAST. IT ALSO TWISTED SEVERAL
100 YEAR OLD TREES AND STRIPPED THE TOPS OF SEVERAL OTHER TREES. THE
TORNADO WAS RATED AN F1...WHICH INDICATES WIND SPEEDS OF 73 TO 112
MPH ON THE FUJITA SCALE.  THE TORNADO WAS ON THE GROUND APPROXIMATELY
2 MILES.

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TIPTON
PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILMINGTON OH
201 PM EDT FRI MAY 20 2005

..TIME...   ...EVENT...      ...CITY LOCATION...     ...LAT.LON...
..DATE...   ....MAG....      ..COUNTY LOCATION..ST.. ...SOURCE....
            ..REMARKS..

0315 PM     TORNADO          OTWAY                   38.87N 83.19W 
05/19/2005                   SCIOTO             OH   EMERGENCY MNGR  

            ROOF BLOWN OFF BARN, 100 YR OLD TREES TWISTED AND BLOWN
            OVER

0350 PM     TSTM WND DMG     SOUTH WEBSTER           38.82N 82.73W 
05/19/2005                   SCIOTO             OH   LAW ENFORCEMENT 

            SEVERAL TREES DOWN IN THE SOUTH WEBSTER AREA.

0557 PM     TSTM WND DMG     OSGOOD                  39.13N 85.29W 
05/19/2005                   RIPLEY             IN   LAW ENFORCEMENT 

            TREES DOWN WEST OF US 50, SR 300 NORTH, AND EAST OF 
            FAIRGROUND RD

0715 PM     TSTM WND DMG     CARROLLTON              38.68N 85.16W 
05/19/2005                   CARROLL            KY   LAW ENFORCEMENT 

            TREES DOWN COUTNYWIDE

0715 PM     TSTM WND DMG     2 NW OWENTON            38.56N 84.87W 
05/19/2005                   OWEN               KY   LAW ENFORCEMENT 

            TREES DOWN COUNTYWIDE

0715 PM     TSTM WND DMG     WARSAW                  38.79N 84.89W 
05/19/2005                   GALLATIN           KY   LAW ENFORCEMENT 

            TREES DOWN COUNTYWIDE

0715 PM     TSTM WND DMG     MONTEREY                38.42N 84.87W 
05/19/2005                   OWEN               KY   LAW ENFORCEMENT 

            TREES DOWN COUNTYWIDE

0759 PM     FLOOD            5 SE CARROLLTON         38.63N 85.10W 
05/19/2005                   CARROLL            KY   EMERGENCY MNGR  

            OLD GILGALL ROAD FLOODED. MIDDLE SCHOOL IN THE SAME AREA 
            HAD 4 INCHES OF WATER IN BASEMENT. 

0900 PM     FLOOD            OWENTON                 38.54N 84.84W 
05/19/2005                   OWEN               KY   LAW ENFORCEMENT 

            WATER OVER SEVERAL ROADS IN OWENTON AND SOUTHERN PORTION 
            OF COUNTY

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