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September 16, 2010
Tornado near Galena, OH

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILMINGTON OH
641 PM EDT FRI SEP 17 2010

...TORNADO CONFIRMED 3 MILES SOUTHWEST OF GALENA IN DELAWARE COUNTY
OHIO...

LOCATION...3 MILES SOUTHWEST OF GALENA IN DELAWARE COUNTY OHIO
DATE...SEPTEMBER 16TH 2010
ESTIMATED TIME...442 PM EDT TO 443 PM EDT
MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING...EF0
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...75 MPH
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...200 YARDS
PATH LENGTH...<1/4 MILE
BEGINNING LAT/LON...40.177N/82.891W
ENDING LAT/LON...40.177N/82.888W
* FATALITIES...NONE
* INJURIES...NONE

* 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 3 MILES SOUTHWEST OF GALENA. THE TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN NEAR
THE HOOVER RESERVOIR IN DELAWARE COUNTY OHIO ON SEPTEMBER 16TH
2010. TREE DAMAGE IN THIS LOCATION WAS CONSISTENT WITH AN EFO
TORNADO WITH WIND SPEEDS ESTIMATED AT 75 MPH. 

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. 


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