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June 22, 2006
West Central Ohio Tornadoes

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILMINGTON OH
250 PM EDT SUN JUN 25 2006

...FOLLOW UP ON TWO TORNADO TOUCHDOWNS CONFIRMED IN WEST CENTRAL
OHIO...

UPON EXAMINATION OF STORM DAMAGE IN BOTH MERCER AND AUGLAIZE COUNTIES
FROM THE STORMS ON THURSDAY AFTERNOON...ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
FOLLOWS ON DAMAGE DETAILS AND DETERMINED CAUSE OF DAMAGE.

THE VAST MAJORITY OF THE DAMAGE FROM THURSDAY AFTERNOON'S STORM
WAS CAUSED BY STRAIGHT LINE WINDS ASSOCIATED WITH OUTFLOW FROM A LINE
OF THUNDERSTORMS. HOWEVER...WEATHER SERVICE DAMAGE SURVEY
TEAM HAS DETERMINED THAT TWO WEAK TORNADOES ALSO OCCURRED.

A BRIEF TORNADO TOUCHDOWN OCCURRED IN NORTHERN MERCER COUNTY
BETWEEN ROCKFORD AND MENDON....IMMEDIATELY WEST OF U.S. HIGHWAY 127.
A NEWER EQUIPMENT BARN WAS COMPLETELY DESTROYED IN THIS LOCATION...
WITH LARGE DEBRIS SCATTERED SEVERAL HUNDRED YARDS. ELSEWHERE IN
ESPECIALLY NORTHEAST MERCER COUNTY...NUMEROUS LARGE TREES AND TREE
LIMBS WERE DOWN...ALONG WITH ROOF DAMAGE. THE DAMAGE NEAR HIGHWAY
127 AND SHELLY ROAD WAS DETERMINED TO BE F0 APPROACHING F1 TORNADIC
DAMAGE.

A SECOND WEAK TORNADO OCCURRED IN AUGLAIZE COUNTY JUST EAST
OF WAPAKONETA. WHILE SCATTERED ROOF AND LARGE TREE DAMAGE OCCURRED
THROUGH SEVERAL LOCATIONS THROUGH THE COUNTY...THE CAUSE OF DAMAGE
JUST EAST OF WAPAKONETA WAS DUE TO AN F0 TORNADO. THE DAMAGE WAS
OBSERVED NEAR U.S. 33 AND INTERSTATE 75. THIS TORNADO WAS
PRELIMINARYLY RATED AN F0 WITH WINDS ESTIMATED TO AROUND 73 MPH. ROOF
DAMAGE AND GUSTS CARRYING LARGE DEBRIS UP TO 200 YARDS WERE
OBSERVED.

LIGHT POLES WERE SNAPPED AND LARGE SECTIONS OF ROOFING
WERE UPLIFTED AND SCATTERED IN NEW KNOXVILLE...WHILE ADDITIONAL TREE
AND ROOF DAMAGE WAS OBSERVED FROM JUST EAST OF SAINT MARYS TO
WAPAKONETA.

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