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April 20, 2011
Tornado near Baltimore, OH

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILMINGTON OH
524 PM EDT FRI APR 22 2011

...TORNADO CONFIRMED NEAR BALTIMORE IN FAIRFIELD COUNTY OHIO...

LOCATION...BALTIMORE IN FAIRFIELD COUNTY OHIO
DATE...APRIL 20 2011
ESTIMATED TIME...236 AM EDT 
MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING...EF1 
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...110 MPH
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...300 YARDS 
PATH LENGTH...2.4 MILES 
BEGINNING LAT/LON...39.850N/82.591W
ENDING LAT/LON...39.852N/82545W
* 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 BALTIMORE IN FAIRFIELD COUNTY OHIO ON APRIL 20 2011.

A NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOUND THAT A TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN EAST OF
BALTIMORE ALONG CANAL ROAD NW. DAMAGE TO A HOME WAS DONE AT THIS
LOCATION AND A GARAGE WAS DESTROYED. WINDOWS WERE BLOWN OUT.
NUMEROUS LARGE TREES WERE SNAPPED AND UPROOTED IN THE AREA.
ADDITIONAL TORNADIC DAMAGE WAS FOUND ALONG MILLERSPORT ROAD WHERE
A BARN WAS DAMAGED. THIS DAMAGE WAS DETERMINED TO BE CONSISTENT
WITH WINDS OF AN EF1 TORNADO ON THE ENHANCED FUJITA SCALE.

ADDITIONAL STRAIGHT LINE WIND DAMAGE IN NORTHERN FAIRFIELD COUNTY
WAS ESTIMATED TO BE CAUSED BY WINDS THAT REACHED 80-100 MPH.

THIS INFORMATION CAN ALSO BE FOUND ON OUR WEBSITE AT
WEATHER.GOV/ILN.

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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