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April 20, 2011
Two Tornadoes near Piketon, OH

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT...CORRECTED TIME OF TORNADO TOUCHDOWN
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILMINGTON OH
558 PM EDT FRI APR 22 2011

...TORNADO CONFIRMED IN PIKETON IN PIKE COUNTY OHIO...

LOCATION...PIKETON IN PIKE COUNTY OHIO
DATE...APRIL 20 2011
ESTIMATED TIME...251 AM EDT 
MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING...EF0
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...80 MPH
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...100 YARDS 
PATH LENGTH...0.1 MILE
BEGINNING LAT/LON...39.060N/83.013W
ENDING LAT/LON...39.061N/83.010W
* 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 PIKETON IN PIKE COUNTY OHIO ON APRIL 20 2011.

A NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOUND THAT A TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN AT THE PIKE
COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS ALONG U.S. HIGHWAY 23 IN PIKETON. A STORAGE
SHED WAS DESTROYED. METAL DEBRIS WAS STREWN ABOUT THE PROPERTY.
ANOTHER BUILDING SUSTAINED ROOF DAMAGE. THE DAMAGE AT THE
FAIRGROUNDS WAS INDICATIVE OF A TORNADO OF EF0 STRENGTH ON THE
ENHANCED FUJITA SCALE WITH A 100 YARD WIDTH AND A 0.1 MILE PATH
LENGTH. 

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.

&&

...TORNADO CONFIRMED EAST OF PIKETON IN PIKE COUNTY OHIO...

LOCATION...PIKETON IN PIKE COUNTY OHIO
DATE...APRIL 20 2011
ESTIMATED TIME...253 AM EDT 
MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING...EF0
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...80 MPH 
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...100 YARDS
YARDS PATH LENGTH...0.1 MILE
BEGINNING LAT/LON...39.064N/82.961W
ENDING LAT/LON...39.064N/82.960W
* 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 EAST OF PIKETON IN PIKE COUNTY OHIO ON APRIL 20 2011.

A NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOUND THAT A TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN ABOUT 3 MILES
EAST OF PIKETON...OR NEAR ZAHNS CORNER.  AT THIS
LOCATION...NUMEROUS LARGE LIMBS WERE DOWN AND OTHER LIMBS WERE
TWISTED. THERE WAS MINOR ROOF DAMAGE TO A HOME. A MOBILE HOME WAS
BLOWN OFF ITS FOUNDATION AND THE UNDERPINNING WAS BLOWN OUT FROM
UNDER ANOTHER MOBILE HOME. WINDOWS WERE BLOWN OUT OF ONE
RESIDENCE. A STORAGE SHED WAS ALSO DESTROYED. THE DAMAGE IN THIS
AREA WAS RATED EF0...WITH A 100 YARD PATH WIDTH AND 0.1 MILE PATH
LENGTH.

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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