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July 11, 2009 -- Tornadoes and Severe Weather


A damage survey confirmed tornadoes in Ross and Pike Counties on July 11, 2009. For damage survey information, including pictures and maps, see the links below.

Storm Reports:

NOTE: Marker locations are approximate and are not accurate to street level
LOCAL STORM REPORTS:
Tornado Hail Thunderstorm Wind Gust Thunderstorm Wind Damage
Flood Flash Flood Non-Thunderstorm Wind Gust Non-Thunderstorm Wind Damage
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REPORTS WITH PHOTOS:
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Public Information Statement:

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILMINGTON OH
1038 PM EDT SUN JUL 12 2009

...EF1 TORNADO CONFIRMED IN SOUTHERN ROSS COUNTY OHIO...

LOCATION...SUMMITHILL OHIO
DATE...JULY 11TH 2009
ESTIMATED TIME...355 PM EDT
MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING...EF1
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...107 MPH
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...ONE QUARTER MILE
PATH LENGTH...3.06 MILES
BEGINNING LAT/LON...39.2163 N / 83.1117 W
ENDING LAT/LON...39.1973 N / 83.0599 W

THE INFORMATION IN THIS STATEMENT IS PRELIMINARY AND SUBJECT TO
CHANGE PENDING FINAL REVIEW OF THE EVENT AND PUBLICATION IN NWS
STORM DATA.

A TEAM FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE IN WILMINGTON
CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF DAMAGE AND HAS CONFIRMED AN EF-1 TORNADO IN
SOUTHERN ROSS COUNTY. DAMAGE WAS CONSISTENT WITH A RATING ON THE
HIGH END OF THE EF1 CATEGORY. THE TORNADO INITIALLY TOUCHED DOWN
NEAR A GROCERY STORE NEAR STATE ROUTE 772 AND VALLEY ROAD IN
SUMMITHILL...WHERE SEVERAL TREES WERE KNOCKED DOWN AND UPROOTED.
THERE WERE SEVERAL INTERMITTENT TOUCH DOWNS BETWEEN SUMMITHILL AND
DENVER. TO THE SOUTHEAST OF SUMMITHILL...ALONG SCHAFFER
ROAD...APPROXIMATELY 6 HOMES AND 2 MOBILE HOMES WERE DAMAGED AND
NUMEROUS TREES WERE SNAPPED AND UPROOTED. AN EYE- WITNESS ON
SCHAFFER ROAD REPORTED A ROPE TORNADO WHICH HAD SEVERAL BRIEF
TOUCH DOWNS. FURTHER SOUTHEAST IN THE DENVER AREA...A HOME
RECEIVED SUBSTANTIAL DAMAGE WITH A LOSS OF THE ROOF AND SOME WALLS
DOWN. PORTIONS OF THE ROOF WERE THROWN 700 YARDS AND WRAPPED
AROUND TREES. THERE WAS ALSO WIDESPREAD CROP DAMAGE IN THE AREA.
TWO BARNS OFF OF DENVER ROAD WERE COMPLETELY DESTROYED AND
UPROOTED TREES WERE OBSERVED INTERMITTENTLY ALONG THIS PATH. THE
DAMAGE PATH WAS INTERMITTENT AND THE LENGTH WAS ESTIMATED TO BE
3.06 MILES. THE MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH WAS ESTIMATED TO BE ONE QUARTER
OF A MILE.

$$

...EF1 TORNADO CONFIRMED IN PIKE COUNTY OHIO...

LOCATION...5 MILES SSE OF PIKETON OHIO
DATE...JULY 11TH 2009
ESTIMATED TIME...420 PM EDT 
MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING...EF1
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...94 MPH 
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...100 YARDS 
PATH LENGTH...0.6 MILES 
BEGINNING LAT/LON...38.9987 N / 82.9761 W 
ENDING LAT/LON...38.9905 N / 82.9721 W

THE INFORMATION IN THIS STATEMENT IS PRELIMINARY AND SUBJECT TO
CHANGE PENDING FINAL REVIEW OF THE EVENT AND PUBLICATION IN NWS
STORM DATA.

A TEAM FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST OFFICE IN
WILMINGTON OHIO CONDUCTED A DAMAGE SURVEY AND HAS CONFIRMED THAT
AN EF-1 TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN SOUTH-SOUTHEAST OF PIKETON. DAMAGE
INDICATES THAT IT TOUCHED DOWN BRIEFLY IN TWO LOCATIONS. THE
INITIAL TOUCH DOWN OCCURRED NEAR LOOP ROAD...WHERE AN ESTIMATED 15
TREES WERE UPROOTED AND KNOCKED DOWN. THE TORNADO THEN BRIEFLY
LIFTED BEFORE TOUCHING DOWN AGAIN IN A CEMETERY OFF OF BAILEY
CHAPEL ROAD. THERE...IT UPROOTED AND KNOCKED DOWN APPROXIMATELY 10
MORE TREES AND LIFTED A TRAMPOLINE OVER A FENCE. WINDS WERE
ESTIMATED AROUND 94 MPH AND THE DAMAGE WAS CONSISTENT WITH A LOW
END EF-1 TORNADO.

$$

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT...CORRECTED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILMINGTON OH
421 PM EDT MON JUL 13 2009

...CORRECTED COORDINATES OF PATH WIDTH AND LENGTH...
...STRAIGHT-LINE WIND DAMAGE CONFIRMED IN BUCHANAN OHIO...

LOCATION...BUCHANAN IN PIKE COUNTY OHIO
DATE...JULY 11 2009
ESTIMATED TIME...359 PM
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...105 MPH
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...0.25 MILES
PATH LENGTH...0.5 MILES 
BEGINNING LAT/LON...39.1387 N / 83.1161 W
ENDING LAT/LON...39.1346 N / 83.1089 W

THE INFORMATION IN THIS STATEMENT IS PRELIMINARY AND SUBJECT TO
CHANGE PENDING FINAL REVIEW OF THE EVENT AND PUBLICATION IN NWS
STORM DATA.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS CONFIRMED STRAIGHT-LINE WIND
DAMAGE OFF OF STATE ROUTE 772 IN BUCHANAN IN PIKE COUNTY OHIO.
THREE MOBILE HOMES WERE KNOCKED OFF THEIR FOUNDATION...PICKED UP
AND LIFTED 20 YARDS...AND COMPLETELY DESTROYED. THE ROOF OF ONE
MOBILE HOME WAS CARRIED APPROXIMATELY 50 YARDS IN THE SAME
DIRECTION. TWO ADDITIONAL MOBILE HOMES REMAINED ON THEIR
FOUNDATION AND SUSTAINED MINOR DAMAGE. APPROXIMATELY FIVE TREES
WERE ALSO UPROOTED. DAMAGE IN THIS CASE WAS DETERMINED TO BE
STRAIGHT-LINE. INDICATIONS WERE THAT ALL OF THE STRUCTURES WERE
BLOWN CONSISTENTLY TO THE SOUTHEAST. THE MOBILE HOMES WERE SUBJECT
TO HIGH WINDS...LOCATED AT THE SUMMIT OF A HILL IN AN OPEN FIELD.
THIS ALLOWED STRONG THUNDERSTORM WINDS TO LIFT THE MOBILE HOMES
OFF THEIR FOUNDATIONS. DAMAGE WAS CONSISTENT WITH ESTIMATED WINDS
OF 105 MPH AND EQUATED TO HIGH END EF-1 TORNADO DAMAGE.

$$

...STRAIGHT-LINE WIND DAMAGE CONFIRMED IN WHEELERSBURG OHIO...

LOCATION...WHEELERSBURG IN SCIOTO COUNTY OHIO
DATE...JULY 11 2009
ESTIMATED TIME...454 PM
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...94 MPH
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...2 MILES
PATH LENGTH...5 MILES
BEGINNING LAT/LON...38.7545 N / 82.8415 W
ENDING LAT/LON...38.7111 N / 82.8171 W

THE INFORMATION IN THIS STATEMENT IS PRELIMINARY AND SUBJECT TO
CHANGE PENDING FINAL REVIEW OF THE EVENT AND PUBLICATION IN NWS
STORM DATA.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS CONFIRMED STRAIGHT-LINE WIND
DAMAGE IN WHEELERSBURG. AN ESTIMATED 600 TREES WERE DOWNED OR
UPROOTED ALONG THE 5 MILE LENGTH. A HORSE BARN ROOF WAS TORN OFF
WITH ANOTHER BARNS ROOF PARTIALLY DAMAGED AT THE INTERSECTION OF
HAMMERSTEIN AND LANG SLOCUM ROAD. BASEBALL DUGOUTS WERE DAMAGED
ALONG WITH A TOTAL OF ABOUT 6 BARNS PARTIALLY DESTROYED. DAMAGE
INDICATES WIND SPEEDS ESTIMATED AT 94 MPH...WHICH IS CONSISTENT
WITH THE DAMAGE OF A LOW-END EF-1 TORNADO. IN ADDITION TO THIS
DAMAGE...A LARGE NUMBER OF TREES WERE UPROOTED OR DOWNED ACROSS
THE EASTERN PART OF THE COUNTY.

$$

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