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Storm Summary - 09/16/2010 Tornado Damage for Perry and NW Morgan County in Ohio
Storm Summary - 09/16/2010 Tornado Damage for Perry NW Morgan County in Ohio

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EF2 tornado damage to two-story home in Western Perry Co. OH 

Click here to view the storm survey report (pdf) for the Perry and Northwest Morgan counties tornadoes.

	  
PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON WV
1245 AM EDT SAT SEP 18 2010


...MULTIPLE TORNADOES CONFIRMED ON SEPTEMBER 16 2010...

...TORNADO CONFIRMED BETWEEN SOMERSET AND JUNCTION CITY IN PERRY
COUNTY OHIO...


LOCATION...6 SW TO 4 SSE SOMERSET IN PERRY COUNTY OHIO
DATE...SEPTEMBER 16 2010 
ESTIMATED TIME...600 PM TO 610 PM EDT 
MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING...EF2
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...110 TO 120 MPH 
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...800
YARDS PATH LENGTH...7 MILES 
BEGINNING LAT/LON...39.45N / 82.24W
ENDING LAT/LON...39.45N / 82.16W
* FATALITIES...0
* INJURIES...1


* 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 CHARLESTON WV HAS CONFIRMED A
TORNADO FROM 6 MILES SW TO 4 MILES SSE OF SOMERSET IN PERRY COUNTY
OHIO ON SEPTEMBER 16 2010. THIS TORNADO IS LIKELY THE SAME ONE
THAT STARTED IN FAIRFIELD COUNTY OHIO NEAR WEST RUSHVILLE.


AS THE TORNADO MOVED INTO WESTERN PERRY COUNTY...IT PICKED UP IN
INTENSITY. HOMES WERE HEAVILY DAMAGED...AND AT LEAST TWO
DESTROYED...ALONG OTTERBEIN AND PALOMINO ROADS...AS WELL AS COUNTY
ROAD T-138. A LARGE BARN AND NUMEROUS OUTBUILDINGS AND
GARAGES...AS WELL AS AT LEAST ONE CHICKEN HOUSE WERE ALSO HEAVILY
DAMAGED OR DESTROYED. HUNDREDS OF LARGE TREES WERE SNAPPED OR
UPROOTED ALONG THE PATH OF THE TORNADO. A GARAGE DOOR WAS
TRANSPORTED FOUR-TENTHS OF A MILE...AND A PIECE OF SIDING FROM A
TWO STORY HOME WAS TRANSPORTED THREE- QUARTERS OF A MILE. THE
TORNADO WEAKENED AS IT CROSSED HIGHWAY 668...AND LEFT TREE LIMBS
DOWN AT THE END OF ITS PATH NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF COUNTY ROADS
T-122...T-123...T-124.


THIS INFORMATION CAN ALSO BE FOUND ON OUR WEBSITE AT
WEATHER.GOV/RLX.


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.

&&

...TORNADO CONFIRMED FROM NEAR CROOKSVILLE IN PERRY COUNTY
OHIO...TO NEAR ROSEFARM IN MORGAN COUNTY OHIO...

LOCATION...5 SW CROOKSVILLE IN PERRY COUNTY...TO 1 S ROSEFARM IN
MORGAN COUNTY OHIO
DATE...SEPTEMBER 16 2010 
ESTIMATED TIME...621 PM TO 630 PM EDT 
MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING...EF1
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...100 TO 110 MPH 
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...800 YARDS 
PATH LENGTH...5 MILES 
BEGINNING LAT/LON...39.42N / 82.09W 
ENDING LAT/LON...39.43N / 82.04W
* 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 CHARLESTON WV HAS CONFIRMED A
TORNADO FROM 5 MILES SOUTHWEST OF CROOKSVILLE IN PERRY COUNTY...TO
1 MILE SOUTH OF ROSEFARM IN EXTREME NORTHWESTERN MORGAN COUNTY
OHIO ON SEPTEMBER 16 2010.

THE SAME SEVERE THUNDERSTORM THAT DROPPED A TORNADO IN WESTERN
PERRY COUNTY...PRODUCED ANOTHER TORNADO THAT PASSED A FEW MILES
SOUTH OF CROOKSVILLE IN EASTERN PERRY COUNTY...WHICH THEN BARELY
REACHED INTO EXTREME NORTHWESTERN MORGAN COUNTY. IT TOUCHED DOWN
APPROXIMATELY 621 PM EDT ABOUT 3 MILES EAST OF NEW LEXINGTON. IT
PROGRESSED EAST TO HEAVILY DAMAGE OR DESTROY SEVERAL HOUSES AND
ESPECIALLY SHEDS...OUTBUILDINGS...AND A BARN SOUTH MCLUNEY AND
NORTH OF MOORES JUNCTION ALONG HIGHWAY 93. HIGHWAY 93...A MAJOR
ROUTE IN PERRY COUNTY...WAS COMPLETELY BLOCKED AND CLOSED TO
TRAFFIC UNTIL EARLY AFTERNOON OF SEPTEMBER 17. HUNDREDS OF TREES
WERE SNAPPED OR UPROOTED...WHILE SEVERAL VERY LARGE ONES WERE LEFT
WITH ONLY STUMPS OF THEIR LARGEST LIMBS. WOODEN POWER POLES AND
MANY POWER LINES WERE DOWN. AS THE TORNADO CARRIED INTO EXTREME
NORTHWEST MORGAN COUNTY...ADDITIONAL TREES AND LARGE LIMBS WERE
DOWN JUST SOUTH OF ROSEFARM...NEAR THE END OF ITS PATH.

THIS INFORMATION CAN ALSO BE FOUND ON OUR WEBSITE AT
WEATHER.GOV/RLX.

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.

&&

PERRY COUNTY OHIO STORM DAMAGE TOTALS COURTESY OF PERRY COUNTY 
EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT...CROOKSVILLE OHIO FIRE DEPARTMENT...LAW 
ENFORCEMENT...AND OTHERS. THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHARLESTON 
WV EXTENDS MANY THANKS FOR THE GREAT ASSISTANCE FROM THESE AGENCIES 
DURING THE PERRY COUNTY STORM SURVEY.

HOUSES...8 DESTROYED...15 MAJOR DAMAGE...9 MINOR...43 AFFECTED
BUILDINGS...15 DESTROYED...7 MAJOR DAMAGE...2 MINOR...11 AFFECTED
VEHICLES...NONE DESTROYED...2 MAJOR DAMAGE..3 MINOR...14 AFFECTED

$$




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