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October 26, 2010
Tornado north of Eldorado, OH

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILMINGTON OH
234 PM EDT THU OCT 28 2010

...TORNADO CONFIRMED NORTH OF ELDORADO OH IN PREBLE/DARKE
COUNTIES...

LOCATION...NORTH OF ELDORADO OH IN PREBLE/DARKE COUNTY OHIO
DATE...OCTOBER 26 2010
ESTIMATED TIME...1140 AM EDT
MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING...EF-1
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...90 MPH
MPH MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...30 YARDS
PATH LENGTH...5.5 MILES
BEGINNING LAT/LON...39.91 / 84.69W
ENDING LAT/LON...39.95 / 84.61W
* 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...
A DAMAGE SURVEY BY THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN WILMINGTON HAS
CONFIRMED A TORNADO BEGINNING IN PREBLE COUNTY AT APPROXIMATELY
1140 AM AND ENDING IN DARKE COUNTY AT APPROXIMATELY 1148 AM.

THE TORNADO LIKELY TOUCHED DOWN INITIALLY IN OPEN FARM LAND NORTH
OF ELDORADAO-WHITEWATER ROAD /HIGHWAY 33/. IN THIS AREA...SOME
FARM FENCES CAKED WITH CORN DEBRIS AND MINOR TREE DAMAGE WERE
FOUND.

THE TORNADO LIKELY LIFTED FOR A BIT AND THEN TOUCHED DOWN WEST OF
HIGHWAY 726 AND DEMOLISHED A BARN ALONG HIGHWAY 726. THE TORNADO
CONTINUED ACROSS HIGHWAY 726 WHERE IT HIT A RESIDENCE ON PREBLE
COUNTY-BUTLER TOWNSHIP ROAD /HIGHWAY 78/ WHERE OUTBUILDINGS WERE
DESTROYED WITH DEBRIS STREWN APPROXIMATELY 300 YARDS AND
SIGNIFICANT TREE DAMAGE OCCURRED. THE TORNADO CONTINUED ACROSS
FARM FIELDS UNTIL GLANCING ANOTHER RESIDENCE ALONG HIGHWAY 722
WHERE TREE DAMAGE AND MINOR OUTBUILDING DAMAGE OCCURRED. SEVERAL
UTILITY POLES ALONG HIGHWAY 722 WERE SNAPPED IN HALF. THE TORNADO
THEN CONTINUED NORTHEAST AND SQUARELY HIT A RESIDENCE ON EMRICK
ROAD WHERE THE MOST SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE OCCURRED INCLUDING WINDOWS
BROKEN IN THE HOUSE...SIGNIFICANT OUTBUILDING DAMAGE...AND SEVERAL
LARGE AND HEALTHY TREES SNAPPED OFF AND UPROOTED. MORE DAMAGE WAS
FOUND TO A RESIDENCE ON TOWNSHIP HIGHWAY 48 /ITHACA- OTTERBEIN
ROAD/ NEAR US HIGHWAY 127. HERE...A BARN PARTIALLY COLLAPSED AND
SEVERAL TREES WERE SNAPPED. ROOFING MATERIAL WAS REMOVED FROM THE
HOUSE.

DAMAGE ALONG THE LENGTH OF THE PATH IS CONSISTENT WITH WIND SPEEDS
AROUND 90 MPH. THUS...THIS TORNADO HAS BEEN RATED AS A LOW-END EF1
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.

$$

BINAU

Radar Imagery:

KILN 0.5° Z -- 11:41 AM KILN 0.5° SRM -- 11:41 AM
KILN 0.5° Z -- 11:45 AM KILN 0.5° SRM -- 11:45 AM
TDAY 0.3° Z -- 11:44 AM TDAY 0.3° SRM -- 11:44 AM

These radar images show the circulation associated with the EF1 tornado north of Eldorado. The circulation formed within an S-shaped segment of the squall line. The "Broken S" signature is common with tornadoes that form as embedded circulations within squall lines.



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