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October 26, 2010
Tornado near Groveport, OH

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILMINGTON OH
946 PM EDT TUE OCT 26 2010

...TORNADO CONFIRMED NEAR GROVEPORT IN FRANKLIN COUNTY OHIO...

LOCATION...1 N GROVEPORT IN FRANKLIN COUNTY OHIO
DATE...OCTOBER 26 2010
ESTIMATED TIME...205 PM EDT
MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING...EF0
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...70 MPH
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...50 YARDS
PATH LENGTH...100 YARDS
BEGINNING LAT/LON...39.868N / 82.873W
ENDING LAT/LON...39.868N / 82.873W
* 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 GROVEPORT ON OCTOBER 26 2010.

DAMAGE AND EYEWITNESS ACCOUNTS INDICATE A SMALL AND VERY BRIEF TORNADO
STRUCK TWO BARNS ALONG BIXBY ROAD BETWEEN WALDEN TRACE AND
HICKORY GROVE CIRCLE. BOTH BARNS TOTALLY COLLAPSED...WITH DAMAGE
BLOWN 200 YARDS INTO A FIELD. ANOTHER NEARBY BARN LOST ALMOST ALL
OF ITS ROOF. THIS IS CONSISTENT WITH EF0 DAMAGE...WITH WINDS UP TO
70 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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Radar Imagery:

KILN 0.5° Z -- 2:05 PM KILN 0.5° SRM -- 2:05 PM
TCMH 0.1° Z -- 2:02 PM TCMH 0.1° SRM -- 2:02 PM

These radar images show the circulation associated with the EF0 tornado near Groveport.



Storm Map - Plotted Locations are Preliminary and Approximate

 NOTE: Marker locations are approximate and are not necessarily accurate to street level Show Pictures Show Track

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