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October 26, 2010
Two tornadoes near Cridersville, OH

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILMINGTON OH
458 PM EDT WED OCT 27 2010

...TORNADO CONFIRMED NEAR CRIDERSVILLE IN AUGLAIZE COUNTY OHIO...

LOCATION...CRIDERSVILLE IN AUGLAIZE COUNTY OHIO
DATE...10/26/10
ESTIMATED TIME...1159 AM EDT
MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING...EF2
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...115 MPH
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...110 YARDS
PATH LENGTH...2.2 MILES 
BEGINNING LAT/LON...40.63N / 84.17W
ENDING LAT/LON...40.65N / 84.14W
* 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 IN AND NEAR THE CITY OF CRIDERSVILLE IN AUGLAIZE COUNTY OHIO
ON OCTOBER 26 2010.

A DAMAGE SURVEY DONE BY THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN WILMINGTON
OHIO CONFIRMED A BRIEF TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN ABOUT 1.8 MILES
SOUTHWEST OF CRIDERSVILLE. THE TORNADO THEN LIFTED AND MADE A
SECOND TOUCH DOWN IN THE TOWN OF CRIDERSVILLE WHERE IT MOVED
THROUGH SEVERAL CITY BLOCKS.

DAMAGE INCLUDED ROOFS BLOWN OFF OF A NUMBER OF HOUSES...A HOUSE
SHIFTED OFF ITS FOUNDATION...A HOME WITH MAJOR STRUCTURAL
DAMAGE...A BRICK GYMNASIUM WHICH SUFFERED A COLLAPSE OF ABOUT HALF
OF THE STRUCTURE...AND OBJECTS IMPALED IN THE SIDE OF BUILDINGS. A
GARAGE WAS ALSO DESTROYED. AT THE SITE OF THE INITIAL TOUCH DOWN A
BARN WAS DESTROYED.

SEVERAL EYE WITNESSES OBSERVED THE TORNADO. THE DAMAGE IS
CONSISTENT WITH WIND SPEEDS AROUND 115 MPH. THIS IS A LOW END EF2
TORNADO ON THE ENHANCED FUJITA SCALE.

$$

MJP


PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILMINGTON OH 119 PM EDT THU OCT 28 2010 ...TORNADO CONFIRMED ABOUT 4.8 MILES SW OF CRIDERSVILLE IN AUGLAIZE COUNTY OHIO... LOCATION...4.8 MILES SW OF CRIDERSVILLE IN AUGLAIZE COUNTY OHIO DATE...OCTOBER 26 2010 ESTIMATED TIME...1158 AM EDT MAXIMUM EF- SCALE RATING...EF0 ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...75 MPH MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...40 YARDS PATH LENGTH...65 YARDS BEGINNING LAT/LON...40.60 N / 84.20 W ENDING LAT/LON...40.60 N / 84.20 W * 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 OCCURRED ABOUT 4.8 MILES SOUTHWEST OF CRIDERSVILLE IN AUGLAIZE COUNTY OHIO ON OCTOBER 26 2010. A DAMAGE SURVEY CONDUCTED BY THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN WILMINGTON OHIO CONFIRMED A BRIEF WEAK TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN ABOUT 4.8 MILES SOUTHWEST OF CRIDERSVILLE. THE TORNADO WAS ON THE GROUND FOR A SHORT TIME BEFORE LIFTING UP. DAMAGE INCLUDED A GARAGE DOOR BLOWN IN AND A BARN COLLAPSE. THE DAMAGE IS CONSISTENT WITH WINDS SPEEDS AROUND 75 MPH. THIS IS AN EF0 TORNADO ON THE ENHANCED FUJITA SCALE. 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. $$ MJP

Radar Imagery:

KILN 0.5° Z -- 11:58 AM KILN 0.5° SRM -- 11:58 AM
TDAY 0.3° Z -- 11:59 AM TDAY 0.3° SRM -- 11:59 AM

These radar images show the circulation associated with the Cridersville EF2 tornado, along the north end of a bowing segment of the main squall line.

Note: The EF2 tornado that affected Cridersville in Auglaize County continued northeast into Allen County, within the warning area of the National Weather Service office in Northern Indiana. The tornado caused EF0 damage along McClain Road just north of Hume Road in Allen County.


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