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May 1, 2012
Tornado north of Lebanon, OH

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILMINGTON OH
608 PM EDT WED MAY 2 2012

...TORNADO CONFIRMED NEAR LEBANON IN WARREN COUNTY
OHIO...

LOCATION...1/2 MILE N OF LEBANON IN WARREN COUNTY OHIO
DATE...MAY 1 2012
ESTIMATED TIME...624 PM EDT
MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING...EF0
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...80 MPH
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...20 YARDS
PATH LENGTH...50 YARDS
BEGINNING LAT/LON...39.47 N / 84.19 W
ENDING LAT/LON...39.47 N / 84.19 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 LEBANON IN WARREN COUNTY OHIO ON MAY 1 2012.

ABOUT 10 TO 15 TREES WERE UPROOTED OR SNAPPED OFF AS WELL AS SOME
MOSTLY MINOR STRUCTURAL DAMAGE.

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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Photos courtesy Mary Jo Parker, NWS Wilmington OH

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