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 Trailer destroyed by
EF2-rated tornado about 4 miles south of Nelsonville OH  EF2 tornado damage in a
valley about 4 miles south of Nelsonville OH  EF2 tornado damage to
residence and trees about 4 miles south of Nelsonville OH
Trailer rolled by
estimated 100 mph downburst in The Plains OH
Damage to residences and
trees by estimated 100 mph downburst in The Plains OH Heavy damage by estimated 100 mph downburst in The Plains OH Destroyed E. State St.
business of Athens OH from estimated 80 to 100 mph downburst   


PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON WV
509 PM EDT FRI SEP 17 2010

...TORNADO CONFIRMED 4 MILES SOUTH OF NELSONVILLE IN ATHENS
COUNTY OHIO...

LOCATION...4 MILES SOUTH OF NELSONVILLE IN ATHENS COUNTY OHIO
DATE...SEP 16 2010
ESTIMATED TIME...654 PM EDT
MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING...EF2
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...300 YARDS 
PATH LENGTH...3 MILES
BEGINNING LAT/LON...
ENDING LAT/LON...
* FATALITIES...UNKNOWN
* 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 CHARLESTON WV HAS CONFIRMED A
TORNADO NEAR 4 MILES SOUTH OF NELSONVILLE IN ATHENS COUNTY OHIO ON
SEP 16 2010.

FURTHER SOUTHEAST ALONG THE TRACK OF THE STORM...A STRONG
DOWNBURST WAS CONFIRMED. NEAR THE PLAINS...WINDS AROUND 100 MPH.
NEAR ATHENS ITSELF...WINDS 80 TO 100 MPH.
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.

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