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April 27, 2011
Tornado near New Carlisle, OH

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT...CORRECTED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILMINGTON OH
416 PM EDT WED APR 27 2011

...TORNADO CONFIRMED NEAR NEW CARLISLE IN CLARK COUNTY OHIO...

LOCATION...NEW CARLISLE IN CLARK COUNTY OHIO
DATE...04/27/2011
ESTIMATED TIME...0953 AM EDT
MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING...EF0
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...70-75 MPH
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...200 YARDS
PATH LENGTH...1.5 MILES
BEGINNING LAT/LON...39.92 / 84.03W
ENDING LAT/LON...39.94 / 84.02W
* 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 NEW CARLISLE IN CLARK COUNTY OHIO ON 04/27/2011.

AN NWS STORM SURVEY TEAM CONFIRMED A LOW END EF0 TORNADO IN THE
NEW CARLISLE AREA OF WESTERN CLARK COUNTY. THIS TORNADO DAMAGE WAS
FOUND IN AN AREA WHICH ALSO INCURRED STRAIGHT LINE WIND DAMAGE.
THE TORNADO WAS ALONG THE LEADING EDGE OF A LINE OF SEVERE
THUNDERSTORMS.

DAMAGE FROM THE TORNADO INCLUDED MOSTLY TREE DAMAGE...WITH PINE
TREES UPROOTED AND SOME HARDWOOD TREES SNAPPED. THE INITIAL PATH
OF THE TORNADO WAS DETERMINED TO BE NEAR THE NEW CARLISLE CEMETARY
JUST SOUTH OF NEW CARLISLE ALONG ROUTE 235. SEVERAL TREES WERE
SNAPPED OR UPROOTED IN THIS AREA. FURTHER TO THE NORTH
NORTHEAST...AN RV DEALERSHIP ON THE EAST SIDE OF NEW CARLISLE
EXPERIENCED DAMAGE WHEN A ROOF WAS PARTIALLY LIFTED OFF THE
BUILDING. TWO BY FOUR ROOF SUPPORT BEAMS WERE DRIVEN INTO THE
GROUND. IN THIS SAME AREA...LARGE DEBRIS WAS STREWN ABOUT A
PUBLIC POOL COMPLEX...AS WELL AS SNAPPED TREES AND POLES.

THE DAMAGE ENDED ON THE NORTHEAST SIDE OF NEW CARLISLE.

STRAIGHT LINE WIND DAMAGE WAS ALSO CONFIRMED FURTHER TO THE SOUTH
OF THE TORNADO DAMAGE...NEAR PARK LAYNE IN EXTREME SOUTHEAST MIAMI
COUNTY. THIS DAMAGE WAS ALSO IN THE 70 MPH RANGE...AND INCLUDED
UPROOTED TREES.

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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