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March 23, 2012
Tornado near Center Square, IN

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILMINGTON OH
424 PM EDT SAT MAR 24 2012

...TORNADO CONFIRMED NEAR CENTER SQUARE IN SWITZERLAND COUNTY
INDIANA...

LOCATION...CENTER SQUARE IN SWITZERLAND COUNTY INDIANA
DATE...03/23/12
ESTIMATED TIME...430 PM EDT
MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING...EF0
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...UNKNOWN
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...UNKNOWN
PATH LENGTH...UNKNOWN 
BEGINNING LAT/LON...38.83 / 85.05W 
ENDING LAT/LON...38.83 / 85.05W
* 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 CENTER SQUARE IN SWITZERLAND COUNTY INDIANA ON
03/23/12.

THERE WAS A PUBLIC REPORT OF A BRIEF TORNADO TOUCHDOWN ABOUT 1.5
MILES WEST OF CENTER SQUARE. BASED ON RADAR...THIS APPEARS TO HAVE
OCCURRED AROUND 430 PM EDT. A SHERIFF DEPUTY REPORTED A TORNADO A
SHORT TIME LATER IN THE VICINITY OF CENTER SQUARE. NO REPORTS OF
DAMAGE HAVE BEEN RECEIVED. 

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 -- 4:28 PM KILN 0.5° SRM -- 4:28 PM
KLVX 0.5° Z -- 4:28 PM KLVX 0.5° SRM -- 4:28 PM
TCVG 0.1° Z -- 4:31 PM TCVG 0.1° SRM -- 4:31 PM
TCVG 1.0° Z -- 4:30 PM TCVG 1.0° SRM -- 4:30 PM


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