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May 23, 2011
Tornado NNE of Springfield, OH

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

...TORNADO CONFIRMED NEAR SPRINGFIELD IN CLARK COUNTY OHIO...

LOCATION...SPRINGFIELD IN CLARK COUNTY OHIO
DATE...MONDAY MAY 23
ESTIMATED TIME...8:10 PM EDT
MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING...EF1 
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...90
MPH MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...200 
YARDS PATH LENGTH...1/2 MILE
BEGINNING LAT/LON...39.9909N/83.7595W 
ENDING LAT/LON...39.9947N/83.7561W
* FATALITIES...0
* INJURIES...0

* THE INFORMATION IN THIS STATEMENT IS PRELIMINARY AND SUBJECT TO
CHANGE PENDING FINAL REVIEW OF THE EVENT AND PUBLICATION IN NWS
STORM DATA.

...SUMMARY...
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN WILMINGTON OH HAS CONFIRMED A
TORNADO NEAR SPRINGFIELD IN CLARK COUNTY OHIO ON MONDAY MAY 23.

CONCRETE BLOCKS WERE LIFTED ONTO A ROOF. CONVERGENCE WAS NOTED IN
A WHEAT FIELD SOUTH OF THE FARM HOUSE. FOUR POWER POLES WERE
KNOCKED DOWN FURTHER EAST ON MOOREFIELD ROAD. ONE HOUSE HAD
INSULATION PULLED OUT OF IT.

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.

$$

JSS/JF/TS
Radar Imagery:

KILN 0.5° Z -- 8:11 PM KILN 0.5° SRM -- 8:11 PM
TDAY 0.1° Z -- 8:10 PM TDAY 0.1° SRM -- 8:10 PM

These radar images show the circulation north of Springfield, near a break in the reflectivity on the squall line. There were numerous circulations associated with this line of storms. The circulation just to the southeast (seen in the TDAY imagery near the bottom right of the image) caused the tornado near Fairborn about 15 minutes prior.



Storm Map - Plotted Locations are Preliminary and Approximate

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