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April 20, 2011
Tornado near Newark, OH

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILMINGTON OH
118 AM EDT THU APR 21 2011

...TORNADO CONFIRMED 6 MILES EAST-SOUTHEAST OF NEWARK IN LICKING
COUNTY OHIO...

LOCATION...6 MILES EAST-SOUTHEAST OF NEWARK IN LICKING COUNTY OHIO
DATE...APRIL 20 2011
ESTIMATED TIME...248 AM EDT
MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING...EF1
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...109 MPH
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...100 YARDS
PATH LENGTH...500 YARDS
BEGINNING LAT/LON...40.0485N/82.2822W
ENDING LAT/LON...40.0489N/82.2784W
* 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 6 MILES EAST-SOUTHEAST OF NEWARK IN LICKING COUNTY OHIO ON
APRIL 20 2011.

A MOBILE HOME ON THE WEST SIDE OF BRUSHY FORK ROAD SOUTHEAST OF
BROWNSVILLE RD WAS DESTROYED. IT ROLLED OVER AND THE ROOF AND
LENGTHWISE SIDE WERE REMOVED AND BLOWN INTO TREES IMMEDIATELY TO
THE EAST. TREES 1 TO 1.5 FEET IN DIAMETER WERE SNAPPED OR UPROOTED
IN THE VICINITY OF THIS MOBILE HOME. ROOF DAMAGE WAS OBSERVED AT A
RESIDENCE ON THE EAST SIDE OF BRUSHY FORK ROAD. FARTHER ALONG THE
SAME PATH... TREES WERE SNAPPED ON A HILLSIDE ABOUT 200 YARDS EAST
OF BRUSHY FORK ROAD.

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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