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June 27, 2011
Tornado near Georgetown, OH

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILMINGTON OH
145 PM EDT TUE JUN 28 2011

...TORNADO CONFIRMED NEAR GEORGETOWN IN BROWN COUNTY OHIO...

LOCATION...2 MILE EAST OF GEORGETOWN IN BROWN COUNTY OHIO
DATE...JUNE 27 2011
ESTIMATED TIME...754 PM EDT
MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING...EF1
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...90 MPH
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...APPROXIMATELY 100 YARDS
PATH LENGTH...1.6 MILES
BEGINNING LAT/LON...38.8564 N/83.8561 W
ENDING LAT/LON...38.8602 N/83.8271 W
* 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 GEORGETOWN IN BROWN COUNTY OHIO ON JUNE 27 2011.

THE TORNADO INITIALLY TOUCHED DOWN NORTH OF THE INTERSECTION OF US
HIGHWAY 68 AND STATE ROUTE 125. THE TORNADO MOVED EAST THROUGH
SEVERAL WOODED AREAS...SNAPPING AND UPROOTING NUMEROUS TREES. THE
TORNADO CROSSED STATE ROUTE 125 NEAR TOWNSHIP HIGHWAY 15
/CONN-GEESLIN ROAD/ WHERE IT DEMOLISHED FOUR SMALL BARNS. THE
TORNADO THEN LIFTED JUST BEFORE CROSSING COUNTY HIGHWAY 77 /CONN
ROAD/.  THE TOTAL PATH LENGTH IS ESTIMATED AT 1.6 MILES.

THE DAMAGE WAS CLEARLY TORNADIC IN NATURE...WITH A WEAKLY CONVERGENT
GROUND LEVEL FLOW INTO THE TORNADO PATH. THIS WAS SHOWN IN THE TREE
DAMAGE NEAR THE BEGINNING OF THE PATH. AT THE LOCATION WHERE THE
FOUR BARNS WERE DEMOLISHED...DEBRIS CONSISTED OF BARN MATERIAL
STREWN BOTH UPSTREAM AND DOWNSTREAM OF THE TORNADO PATH...WITH
NUMEROUS 2X4 BOARDS DRIVEN INTO THE GROUND. SIGNIFICANT MUD SPATTER
WAS ALSO NOTED ON THE FEW BARN WALLS WHICH REMAINED STANDING. TALL
WEEDS WERE ALSO INDICATIVE OF A CONVERGENT LOW LEVEL FLOW INTO THE
TORNADO PATH. DEBRIS FROM THE BARNS WAS THROWN DOWNSTREAM ABOUT A
QUARTER OF A MILE INTO A FIELD AND NEARBY TREE LINE.

THERE WAS MINOR TREE DAMAGE FOUND ON CONN ROAD AT THE TERMINUS OF
THE TORNADO PATH...AND AS WELL ON THE NEXT ROAD TO THE EAST /FRYER
ROAD/. THIS DAMAGE IS BELIEVED TO BE FROM AMBIENT SEVERE
THUNDERSTORM WINDS...AND NOT ASSOCIATED WITH THE TORNADO ITSELF.

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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