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May 1, 2012
Tornado near Mt. Carmel, IN

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

...TORNADO CONFIRMED 1/2 MILE ESE MT. CARMEL IN FRANKLIN COUNTY
INDIANA...

LOCATION...1/2 MILE ESE MT. CARMEL IN FRANKLIN COUNTY INDIANA
DATE...MAY 1 2012
ESTIMATED TIME...520 PM EDT
MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING...EF1
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...95 MPH
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...100 YARDS
PATH LENGTH...1.3 MILES
BEGINNING LAT/LON...39.41N / -84.86
ENDING LAT/LON...39.40N / -84.84
* 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 1/2 MILE ESE MT. CARMEL IN FRANKLIN COUNTY INDIANA ON
MAY 1 2012.

SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE OCCURRED TO 3 FARMSTEADS ALONG THE PATH OF THE
TORNADO. THERE WAS DAMAGE TO SEVERAL LARGE BUILDINGS WHICH
CONSISTED PRIMARILY OF ALUMINUM AND WOOD. SEVERAL SMALL SHEDS
WHICH WERE NOT ANCHORED DOWN WERE EITHER BLOWN COMPLETELY OFF
THEIR FOUNDATION OR MOVED FROM THE FOUNDATION. SOME OF THE LARGER
BUILDINGS HAD COLLAPSED WALLS...DOORS BLOWN IN...BROKEN WINDOWS
AND LARGE SECTIONS OF THEIR ROOFS TORN OFF. SEVERAL SILOS WERE
SEVERELY DAMAGED. A NARROW PATH OF WOOD AND METAL DEBRIS EXTENDED
ACROSS THE FARM FIELDS BETWEEN THE FARMSTEADS. EARLY IN THE PATH
OF THE TORNADO YOU COULD SEE METAL DEBRIS WRAPPED AROUND THE BASE
OF A HIGH TENSION WIRE TOWER. SEVERAL TREES 3 TO 6 INCHES IN
DIAMETER WERE SNAPPED AND TWISTED.

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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TCVG 0.1° Z -- 5:23 PM TCVG 0.1° SRM -- 5:23 PM
TCVG 0.1° Z -- 5:25 PM TCVG 0.1° SRM -- 5:25 PM
TCVG 0.1° Z -- 5:27 PM TCVG 0.1° SRM -- 5:27 PM


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