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May 23, 2011
Tornado E of Fairborn, OH

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILMINGTON OH
501 PM EDT TUE MAY 24 2011

...TORNADO CONFIRMED NEAR 3 E FAIRBORN IN GREENE COUNTY COUNTY OHIO...

LOCATION...3 E FAIRBORN IN GREENE COUNTY COUNTY OHIO
DATE...MAY 23 2011
ESTIMATED TIME...755 PM EDT
MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING...EF1
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...90 MPH
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...100 YARDS
PATH LENGTH...1000 YARDS
BEGINNING LAT/LON...39.7964N / 83.9634W
ENDING LAT/LON...39.7988N / 83.9535W
* 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 3 E FAIRBORN IN GREENE COUNTY COUNTY OHIO ON MAY
23 2011.

NUMEROUS TREES WERE SNAPPED AND UPROOTED ALONG A PATH ACROSS GREENE
COUNTRY CLUB. MANY OF THE TREES WERE ORIENTED SO THAT THEY
CONVERGED TOWARD THE CENTER OF THE PATH. THE TORNADO FIRST TOUCHED
DOWN ALONG THE WESTERN EDGE OF THE GOLF COURSE AND THEN CONTINUED
EAST NORTHEAST...ENDING IN A FARM FIELD JUST TO THE EAST OF THE
GOLF COURSE.

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.

$$
Radar Imagery:

KILN 0.5° Z -- 7:54 PM KILN 0.5° SRM -- 7:54 PM
TDAY 0.1° Z -- 7:54 PM TDAY 0.1° SRM -- 7:54 PM

These radar images show the circulation associated with the Fairborn tornado. The circulation was just north of the apex of a bowing segment of the squall line.



Storm Map - Plotted Locations are Preliminary and Approximate

 NOTE: Marker locations are approximate and are not necessarily accurate to street level Show Pictures Show Track

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