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April 26, 2007
Three Tornadoes in Southern Ohio

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILMINGTON OH
615 PM EDT FRI APR 27 2007

...THREE TORNADOES CONFIRMED IN SOUTHERN OHIO...

BROWN COUNTY...
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE STORM SURVEY CONCLUDED THAT THREE
SEPARATE TORNADOES OCCURRED LAST EVENING IN SOUTHERN OHIO. THE FIRST
TORNADO OCCURRED AROUND 655 PM NORTHEAST OF MACON IN BROWN COUNTY.
THE DAMAGE RANGED FROM NEAR TRI COUNTY ROAD TO THE MELBLANC AND
STEELE ROAD AREAS. ABOUT 5 TO 10 TREES WERE EITHER
UPROOTED OR WERE SNAPPED OFF TOWARD THE TOPS...WITH ADDITIONAL LARGE
BRANCHES DOWN FROM OTHER TREES. A TRAMPOLINE WAS PICKED UP AND
MOVED...AND A LARGE FRONT PORCH ON A HOME ALONG STEELE ROAD WAS TORN
OFF WITH THE ROOF TOSSED SEVERAL YARDS. LARGE PIECES OF SIDING AND
ROOF FROM AT LEAST ONE BARN WERE CARRIED AT LEAST A HUNDRED YARDS.
OTHER MINOR STRUCTURAL DAMAGE ALSO OCCURRED. SUCH DAMAGE WOULD BE
CONSISTENT WITH THE UPPER END OF AN EF0 (ENHANCED FUJITIA SCALE
ZERO) TORNADO...WITH WIND SPEED ESTIMATES ROUGHLY BETWEEN 80 AND 90
MPH.

ADAMS COUNTY...
FURTHER EAST IN ADAMS COUNTY...AN ADDITIONAL TORNADO WAS CONFIRMED
IN THE PEEBLES AREA. IT IS ESTIMATED THAT THIS TORNADO OCCURRED
BETWEEN 720 AND 725 PM. WITH THIS TORNADO...A STEEL STRUCTURE
BARN COLLAPSED NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF ROUTES 32 AND 41.
FURTHER EAST ALONG ROUTE 32 AND STEAM FURNACE ROAD...AN ENTIRE
ROOF WAS PEELED OFF A HOME. THE HOME THEN SUSTAINED SEVERE
WATER DAMAGE FROM HEAVY RAIN AND HAIL. THIS HOME ALSO HAD A
LARGE FRONT PORCH AND BALCONY TORN OFF. IN ADDITION...ONE OF THE
CHIMNEYS HAD COLLAPSED. THERE WERE AGAIN SOME TREES IN THE AREA WHICH
WERE SNAPPED OFF TOWARD THE TOP. THIS DAMAGE IS CONSISTENT WITH THE
LOWER END OF EF1 SCALE DAMAGE...WHICH IS ESTIMATED TO BE NEAR TO
JUST ABOVE 90 MPH. THIS IS JUST ABOVE EF0 DAMAGE.

PIKE COUNTY...
THE SAME SUPERCELL THUNDERSTORM PRODUCED A THIRD TORNADO IN PIKE
COUNTY...NEAR OMEGA. THIS TORNADO SNAPPED TWO SOFTWOOD TREES AT
THEIR BASE...AND LIFTED OFF PORTIONS OF THE ROOFS OF TWO BARNS. THE
GARAGE DOORS TO BOTH BARNS WERE COLLAPSED INWARD. THIS DAMAGE IS
CONSISTENT WITH EF0 SCALE DAMAGE. IT IS ESTIMATED THAT THIS TORNADO
TOUCHED DOWN BETWEEN 820 AND 830 PM.

$$

JDR
PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILMINGTON OH
456 PM EDT FRI APR 27 2007

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

0245 PM     TSTM WND GST     CONNERSVILLE            39.66N 85.14W 
04/26/2007  E60 MPH          FAYETTE            IN   LAW ENFORCEMENT 

0430 PM     HAIL             FORT LORAMIE            40.35N 84.37W 
04/26/2007  E0.75 INCH       SHELBY             OH   TRAINED SPOTTER 

0440 PM     TSTM WND DMG     3 W SIDNEY              40.29N 84.22W 
04/26/2007                   SHELBY             OH   AMATEUR RADIO   

            LARGE TREE LIMB DOWNED ACROSS RAILROAD TRACKS NEAR 
            INTERSECTION OF STATE ROUTE 47 AND HARDIN-WAPOK ROAD.

0500 PM     TSTM WND DMG     2 W JACKSON CENTER      40.44N 84.08W 
04/26/2007                   SHELBY             OH   LAW ENFORCEMENT 

            FIVE POWER POLES DOWNED IN A ROADWAY.

0650 PM     TORNADO          2 NW WINCHESTER         38.96N 83.68W 
04/26/2007                   BROWN              OH   LAW ENFORCEMENT 

            BARN KNOCKED OVER. FRONT PORCH TORN OFF. COUPLE OF TREES 
            DOWNED.

0725 PM     TORNADO          1 SE PEEBLES            38.94N 83.40W 
04/26/2007                   ADAMS              OH   NWS STORM SURVEY

            ROOF AND FRONT PORCH BALCONY COMPLETELY REMOVED FROM A 
            HOME NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF STATE ROUTE 32 AND STEAM 
            FURNACE ROAD. THE WALLS OF A BARN COLLAPSED AND SOME 
            MINOR DAMAGE TO AN AWNING OCCURRED AT A NEARBY NURSERY.

0747 PM     HAIL             ALEXANDRIA              38.96N 84.38W 
04/26/2007  E0.75 INCH       CAMPBELL           KY   TRAINED SPOTTER 

0750 PM     TSTM WND DMG     WAPAKONETA              40.57N 84.19W 
04/26/2007                   AUGLAIZE           OH   LAW ENFORCEMENT 

            POWER POLES AND LINES DOWN.

0751 PM     HAIL             HIGHLAND                39.34N 83.60W 
04/26/2007  E1.00 INCH       HIGHLAND           OH   TRAINED SPOTTER 

0758 PM     HAIL             3 S MILFORD             39.13N 84.28W 
04/26/2007  E0.88 INCH       CLERMONT           OH   PUBLIC          

0802 PM     HAIL             4 W PIKETON             39.07N 83.07W 
04/26/2007  E0.25 INCH       PIKE               OH   TRAINED SPOTTER 

            COVERING GROUND

0802 PM     FLOOD            4 W PIKETON             39.07N 83.07W 
04/26/2007                   PIKE               OH   TRAINED SPOTTER 

            HIGH WATER IN DITCHES. WATER FLOWING 1 INCH DEEP OVER 
            ROAD.

$$

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