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August 28, 2006
Three Tornadoes

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILMINGTON OH
122 PM EDT TUE AUG 29 2006

...F0 TORNADO CONFIRMED IN WESTERN AUGLAIZE COUNTY...

A DAMAGE SURVEY WAS CONDUCTED IN AUGLAIZE COUNTY EARLIER TODAY AND
AN F0 TORNADO WAS CONFIRMED. THE TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN IN NEW
KNOXVILLE AROUND 10 PM EDT MONDAY EVENING...AUGUST 28TH. THE PATH
LENGTH EXTENDED EAST FOR ABOUT 3/4 MILE AND THE GREATEST WIDTH
WAS AROUND 300 YARDS.

SEVERAL TREES WERE DOWNED AND MINOR DAMAGE OCCURRED TO NUMEROUS
HOMES. SOME DEBRIS LANDED ON THE RUNWAY AT THE NEIL ARMSTRONG AIRPORT.
THE DAMAGE WAS CONSISTENT WITH AN F0 TORNADO. F0 WIND SPEEDS RANGE FROM
40 TO 72 MPH.

$$

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILMINGTON OH
337 PM EDT TUE AUG 29 2006

...F0 TORNADO CONFIRMED IN SOUTHEAST PICKAWAY COUNTY...

A DAMAGE SURVEY WAS CONDUCTED IN PICKAWAY COUNTY EARLIER TODAY AND 
AN F0 TORNADO WAS CONFIRMED. THE TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN A LITTLE OVER 
A MILE NORTH OF KINGSTON...OR ABOUT SIX MILES SOUTH OF 
CIRCLEVILLE...BETWEEN 620 AND 625 PM EDT MONDAY EVENING...AUGUST 
28TH. THE PATH LENGTH EXTENDED TO THE NORTHEAST FOR ABOUT 1.5 TO 2 
MILES AND THE GREATEST WIDTH WAS AROUND 50 YARDS.

DAMAGE FIRST OCCURRED AT THE PICKAWAY MACHINE AND FABRICATING 
COMPANY ALONG STATE ROUTE 361.  THREE BUILDINGS SUSTAINED 
DAMAGE...WITH PIECES OF THE ALUMINUM ROOFING AND SOME OF THE WOODEN 
ROOF TRUSSES PEELED OFF AND STREWN THROUGHOUT THE COMPLEX.  PIECES 
OF INSULATION WERE REMOVED FROM THE ROOF OF THE MAIN BUILDING AND 
WERE DEPOSITED AT VARIOUS POINTS ALONG THE TORNADO TRACK TO THE 
NORTHEAST.  AN 8 FOOT BY 8 FOOT ALUMINUM SHED WITH METAL DOORS WAS 
REMOVED FROM THE PROPERTY...AND HAS YET TO BE FOUND.  ACROSS STATE 
ROUTE 361...A LARGE CORNFIELD WITH CROP TO EIGHT FEET HIGH SUSTAINED 
MAJOR DAMAGE.  THE CORN STALKS WERE DOWNED OR BROKEN OFF IN A 
CONVERGENT MANNER...WITH STALKS BLOWN INWARD WITHIN THE 150 FOOT 
WIDE SWATH.  THIS IN PARTICULAR IS INDICATIVE OF A CYCLONIC FLOW OF 
AIR FOUND WITH TORNADOES.  PIECES OF INSULATION AND ALUMINUM FROM 
THE BUILDING WAS FOUND AT VARIOUS LOCATIONS THROUGHOUT THE 
CORNFIELD. THIS SWATH OF DAMAGE TO THE CORN CROP EXTENDED ACROSS THE 
FIELD TO BOGGS ROAD...A DISTANCE OF ABOUT A MILE.  ON THE OTHER SIDE 
OF BOGGS ROAD...A PORTION OF AN OPEN AIR ALUMINUM SHED WAS BLOWN 
INTO A NEARBY TREE LINE.  SEVERAL LARGE LIMBS WERE BROKEN OFF IN THE 
VICINITY OF THE SHED AS WELL. 

WIND SPEEDS WERE ESTIMATED TO BE NEAR 65 TO 70 MPH...WITH DAMAGE 
BEING CONSISTENT WITH AN F0 TORNADO. F0 WIND SPEEDS RANGE FROM 40 TO 
72 MPH.

$$

RYAN

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILMINGTON OH
401 PM EDT TUE AUG 29 2006

...F0 TORNADO CONFIRMED IN SOUTHERN MERCER COUNTY...

A DAMAGE SURVEY WAS CONDUCTED IN MERCER COUNTY THIS AFTERNOON AND
AN F0 TORNADO WAS CONFIRMED. THE TORNADO OCCURRED AROUND 920 PM MONDAY
EVENING...AUGUST 28TH...ABOUT 2 MILES SOUTHWEST OF ST HENRY. THE
PATH LENGTH WAS 3/4 MILE AND THE WIDTH WAS AROUND 60 YARDS.

A HOUSE NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF POST ROAD AND FT RECOVERY
MINSTER ROAD HAD SOME ROOF TILE DAMAGE. SOME TREE BRANCHES WERE
ALSO DOWNED. OVERALL...THE DAMAGE WAS VERY MINOR...PRIMARILY
AFFECTING CORN AND BEAN CROPS. THE DAMAGE WAS CONSISTENT WITH AN
F0 TORNADO. F0 WIND SPEEDS RANGE FROM 40 TO 72 MPH.

$$

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