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EF0 Tornado Confirmed in Port William, Ohio (October 23, 2009)

The National Weather Service has confirmed an EF0 tornado southwest of Port William in Clinton County, Ohio.

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILMINGTON OH
245 PM EDT SAT OCT 24 2009

...TORNADO CONFIRMED NEAR PORT WILLIAM IN CLINTON COUNTY OHIO...

LOCATION...PORT WILLIAM IN CLINTON COUNTY OHIO
DATE...OCTOBER 23 2009
ESTIMATED TIME...616 PM EDT
MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING...EF0
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...65 MPH
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...20 FEET
PATH LENGTH...500 FEET
BEGINNING LAT/LON...39.5456N/83.7948W
ENDING LAT/LON...39.5462N/83.7931W
* FATALITIES...0
* INJURIES...0

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

...SUMMARY...
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN WILMINGTON OH HAS CONFIRMED A
TORNADO NEAR PORT WILLIAM IN CLINTON COUNTY OHIO ON OCTOBER 23 2009.

BASED ON REPORTS FROM THE PUBLIC...AND FROM A STORM SURVEY
CONDUCTED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PERSONNEL...IT WAS
DETERMINED THAT A WEAK TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN BRIEFLY AT PORT
WILLIAM OHIO. THE TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN IN A SHALLOW RAVINE NEAR THE
INTERSECTION OF STATE ROUTE 134 AND HORSESHOE ROAD WHERE IT KNOCKED
DOWN A FEW SMALL TREES AND LARGE BRANCHES. IN ADDITION...TWO SMALL
WINDOWS WERE BROKEN ON A BARN.

THIS INFORMATION CAN ALSO BE FOUND ON OUR WEBSITE AT
WEATHER.GOV/ILN.

FOR REFERENCE...THE ENHANCED FUJITA SCALE CLASSIFIES TORNADOES INTO
THE FOLLOWING CATEGORIES:

EF0...WIND SPEEDS 65 TO 85 MPH.
EF1...WIND SPEEDS 86 TO 110 MPH.
EF2...WIND SPEEDS 111 TO 135 MPH.
EF3...WIND SPEEDS 136 TO 165 MPH.
EF4...WIND SPEEDS 166 TO 200 MPH.
EF5...WIND SPEEDS GREATER THAN 200 MPH.

$$

CONIGLIO

Approximate Tornado Track
Port William, Ohio

Damage Photos from the Port William Tornado
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Radar Images

Reflectivity (22:16 Z)

Storm-Relative Motion (22:16 Z)

Reflectivity (22:21 Z)

Storm-Relative Motion (22:21 Z)
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