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Tornado in southern Columbus, OH

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILMINGTON OH
406 PM EDT FRI NOV 1 2013

...TORNADO CONFIRMED IN SOUTHERN COLUMBUS IN FRANKLIN COUNTY OHIO...

LOCATION...SOUTHERN COLUMBUS IN FRANKLIN COUNTY OHIO
DATE...11 01 2013
ESTIMATED TIME...1240 AM EDT
MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING...EF0
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...85 MPH
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...50 YARDS
PATH LENGTH...1/4 MILE
BEGINNING LAT/LON...39.87776N / 82.99653W
ENDING LAT/LON...39.87738N / 82.99147W
* FATALITIES...0
* INJURIES...UNKNOWN

* 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 SOUTHERN COLUMBUS IN FRANKLIN COUNTY OHIO ON NOVEMBER
1 2013.

THE TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN AND MOVED THROUGH A MANUFACTURED HOME 
COMMUNITY JUST NORTH OF INTERSTATE 270 IN SOUTHERN COLUMBUS. THE
TORNADO WAS ON THE GROUND FOR ABOUT A QUARTER OF A MILE. DURING 
THAT TIME...3 MOBILE HOMES WERE DESTROYED...4 SUSTAINED MAJOR
DAMAGE...AND 23 SUSTAINED MINOR DAMAGE. THE DAMAGE THAT OCCURRED
TO SOME OF THE HOMES INCLUDED PARTIAL ROOFS BEING TORN OFF THE
BUILDINGS...AND THE UNITS BEING SHIFTED OFF OF THEIR FOUNDATIONS.
BASED ON THE DAMAGE OBSERVED DURING THE SURVEY...THE MAXIMUM WIND
SPEED OF THIS TORNADO WAS ESTIMATED TO BE 85 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.

$$

LATTO

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Radar Imagery:

KILN 0.5° Z -- 12:37 AM KILN 0.5° SRM -- 12:37 AM
KILN 0.5° Z -- 12:42 AM KILN 0.5° SRM -- 12:42 AM

TCMH 0.1° Z -- 12:37 AM TCMH 0.1° SRM -- 12:37 AM
TCMH 0.1° Z -- 12:38 AM TCMH 0.1° SRM -- 12:38 AM
TCMH 0.1° Z -- 12:39 AM TCMH 0.1° SRM -- 12:39 AM
TCMH 0.1° Z -- 12:40 AM TCMH 0.1° SRM -- 12:40 AM
TCMH 0.1° Z -- 12:41 AM TCMH 0.1° SRM -- 12:41 AM
TCMH 0.1° Z -- 12:42 AM TCMH 0.1° SRM -- 12:42 AM
TCMH 0.1° Z -- 12:43 AM TCMH 0.1° SRM -- 12:43 AM


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