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March 2, 2012
Tornado near Seaman, OH

National Weather Service Product Timeline:
PDS Tornado Watch #58 issued at 105 PM EST.
Special Weather Statement issued at 304 PM EST.
Tornado Warning issued at 515 EST.
-- Follow Up issued at 536 EST.

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILMINGTON OH
807 PM EST SAT MAR 3 2012

...TORNADO CONFIRMED NEAR SEAMAN IN ADAMS COUNTY OHIO...

LOCATION...SEAMAN IN ADAMS COUNTY OHIO
DATE...MARCH 2 2012
ESTIMATED TIME...525 PM EST 
MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING...EF-1
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...100 MPH 
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...400 YARDS 
PATH LENGTH...3.0 MILES 
BEGINNING LAT/LON...38.955N / 83.588W 
ENDING LAT/LON...38.961N / 83.534W
* FATALITIES...0
* INJURIES...UNKNOWN

* 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 SEAMAN IN ADAMS COUNTY OHIO ON MARCH 2 2012.

THE TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN IN AN OPEN FIELD WEST OF GREENLEE ROAD
(TOWNSHIP ROAD 189)...ABOUT 1.2 MILES NORTHWEST OF SEAMAN. THE
FIRST NOTICEABLE SIGNS OF DAMAGE OCCURRED TO A NEARBY POLE
BARN...WHICH PARTIALLY COLLAPSED. THE TORNADO MOVED IN A
TRAJECTORY JUST NORTH OF DUE EAST...SNAPPING AND UPROOTING
NUMEROUS TREES AND LARGE BRANCHES ALONG GREENLEE ROAD...WHERE SOME
TIN BUILDING MATERIAL FROM THE AFOREMENTIONED BARN WAS DEPOSITED.
ADDITIONAL TREE DAMAGE CONTINUED INTO A GROVE OF TREES ALONG MOUNT
LEIGH ROAD (TOWNSHIP ROAD 188). THE TORNADO CROSSED STATE ROUTE
247 NORTH OF ITS INTERSECTION WITH MOUNT LEIGH ROAD...ABOUT 1 MILE
NORTH OF SEAMAN. ON THE EAST SIDE OF THE HIGHWAY...THE ROOF WAS
PARTIALLY REMOVED FROM A SINGLE STORY HOME. DIRECTLY BEHIND THIS
HOME...TWO POLE BARNS SUSTAINED HEAVY DAMAGE. 

FURTHER EAST...AERIAL SURVEY REVEALED CONTINUOUS HEAVY TREE DAMAGE
ALONG WEST FORK OHIO BRUSH CREEK. TORNADIC DAMAGE CULMINATED WITH
DESTRUCTION OF OUTBUILDINGS AND ROOF DAMAGE TO A SINGLE STORY HOME
ON STATE ROUTE 770...JUST WEST OF ITS INTERSECTION WITH OLD STATE
ROUTE 32.

ALL OF THE DAMAGE IS CONSISTENT WITH AN EF-1 TORNADO WITH WIND
SPEEDS BETWEEN 90 AND 100 MPH.

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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