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October 26, 2010
Tornado east of Pataskala, OH

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

...TORNADO CONFIRMED NEAR 6 MILES EAST OF PATASKALA IN LICKING
COUNTY OHIO...

LOCATION...6 MILES EAST OF PATASKALA IN LICKING COUNTY OHIO
DATE...OCTOBER 26 2010
ESTIMATED TIME...227 PM
MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING...EF0
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...80 MPH
MPH MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...50 YARDS
PATH LENGTH...0.5 MILES
BEGINNING LAT/LON...40.00N / 82.53W
ENDING LAT/LON...40.00N / 82.52W
* 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 6 MILES EAST OF PATASKALA IN LICKING COUNTY OHIO ON
OCTOBER 26 2010.

A DAMAGE SURVEY DONE BY THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN WILMINGTON
OHIO CONFIRMED A BRIEF WEAK TORNADO LIKELY TOUCHED DOWN JUST
SOUTHWEST OF THE RIVERSIDE SUBDIVISION...AND THEN MOVED THROUGH
THE SUBDIVISION AS IT LIFTED.

DAMAGE INCLUDED SEVERAL LARGE HEALTHY TREES SNAPPED OFF...MINOR
STRUCTURAL DAMAGE TO SEVERAL HOMES INCLUDING WINDOWS BLOWN
OUT...ROOFING MATERIAL REMOVED...AND CHIMNEY DAMAGE.

THIS AREA OF DAMAGE WAS CORROBORATED BY A VERY STRONG ROTATION
SIGNAL ON THE FAA TERMINAL DOPPLER WEATHER RADAR LOCATED JUST WEST
OF PATASKALA OHIO. THE DAMAGE IS CONSISTENT WITH WIND SPEEDS
AROUND 80 MPH. THIS IS A HIGH-END 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.

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BINAU
Radar Imagery:

KILN 0.5° Z -- 2:28 PM KILN 0.5° SRM -- 2:28 PM
TCMH 0.1° Z -- 2:27 PM TCMH 0.1° SRM -- 2:27 PM

These radar images show the circulation associated with the EF0 tornado between Pataskala and Granville.



Storm Map - Plotted Locations are Preliminary and Approximate

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