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Wind damage in Ross and Fairfield, OH

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILMINGTON OH
1045 AM EDT FRI MAY 27 2011

...STRAIGHT LINE WIND DAMAGE CONFIRMED NEAR ROSS IN BUTLER COUNTY
OHIO...

LOCATION...NEAR ROSS IN BUTLER COUNTY OHIO
DATE...MAY 26 2011
ESTIMATED TIME...1215 AM EDT
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...70-80 MPH
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...50 YARDS
PATH LENGTH...250 YARDS
BEGINNING LAT/LON...39.33N / 84.67W
ENDING LAT/LON...39.33N / 84.67W
* 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
STRAIGHT LINE WIND DAMAGE NEAR ROSS IN BUTLER COUNTY OHIO ON MAY
26 2011.

SEVERAL LARGE TREES 3-5 FEET IN DIAMETER WERE DOWNED IN THIS AREA.
SEVERAL POWER POLES WERE ALSO DOWNED OR SNAPPED.

FOR REFERENCE...
STRAIGHT-LINE WINDS ARE GENERALLY ANY WIND THAT IS NOT ASSOCIATED
WITH ROTATION...USED MAINLY TO DIFFERENTIATE THEM FROM TORNADIC
WINDS.

$$


PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILMINGTON OH 1010 AM EDT FRI MAY 27 2011 ...STRAIGHT LINE WIND DAMAGE CONFIRMED IN FAIRFIELD IN BULTER COUNTY OHIO... LOCATION...FAIRFIELD IN BULTER COUNTY OHIO DATE...MAY 26 2011 ESTIMATED TIME...1220 AM EDT ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...80 MPH MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...1/4 MILE PATH LENGTH...1/2 MILE BEGINNING LAT/LON...39.33N / 84.53W ENDING LAT/LON...39.33N / 84.52W * 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 STRAIGHT LINE WIND DAMAGE IN FAIRFIELD IN BULTER COUNTY OHIO ON MAY 26 2011. THE DAMAGE BEGAN IN AN AREA BOUNDED BY PARKLAND HILLS DR... BOEHM DR AND HEFFRON DR. NUMEROUS LARGE TREES WERE UPROOTED AND SNAPPED IN THIS AREA. SEVERAL CHIMNEYS NEAR PARKLAND HILLS DRIVE WERE DAMAGED OR BLOWN OFF. SEVERAL BULIDINGS HAD SIDING TORN AND SHINGLES BLOWN OFF... AND A 30X70 FOOT CARPORT COLLAPSED. THE WINDS THEN SPLIT A TREE MEASURING 5 FEET IN DIAMATER AT THE INTERSECTION OF OLD GILMORE RD AND SOUTH GILMORE RD. DAMAGE WAS NEXT OBSERVED AT A CAR DEALERSHIP AT THE INTERSECTION OF STATE ROUTE 4 AND OLD GILMORE RD. 20 CARS SUSTAINED MINOR DAMAGE AT THIS LOCATION. A POWER POLE WAS ALSO SNAPPED NEARBY. DAMAGE WAS ALSO OBSERVED AT A BOWLING ALLEY AT THE INTERSECTION OF STATE ROUTE 4 BETWEEN OLD GILMORE RD AND SOUTH GILMORE RD. A PORTION OF THE ROOF WAS TORN OPEN AT THIS LOCATION. ROOF DAMAGE ALSO OCCURRED AT A GAS STATION NEAR THE BOWLING ALLEY. SOME METAL FLASHING WAS DAMAGED AT ANOTHER CAR DEALERSHIP IMMEDIATELY WEST OF THE INTERSECTION OF STATE ROUTE 4 AND SOUTH GILMORE RD. FOR REFERENCE... STRAIGHT-LINE WINDS ARE GENERALLY ANY WIND THAT IS NOT ASSOCIATED WITH ROTATION...USED MAINLY TO DIFFERENTIATE THEM FROM TORNADIC WINDS. $$
Radar Imagery:

KILN 0.5° Z -- 12:10 AM KILN 0.5° V -- 12:10 AM
KILN 0.5° Z -- 12:15 AM KILN 0.5° V -- 12:15 AM
KILN 0.5° Z -- 12:19 AM KILN 0.5° V -- 12:19 AM

These radar images show the squall line moving east through Butler County, with intense winds near its leading edge.


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