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EF1 Tornado Confirmed in Wayne County

 

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CLEVELAND OH
525 PM EDT THU AUG 8 2013

...TORNADO CONFIRMED IN WAYNE COUNTY SOUTH OF ORRVILLE ON WEDNESDAY
AUGUST 7TH...

LOCATION...SOUTH OF ORRVILLE...WAYNE COUNTY...OHIO
DATE...AUGUST 7 2013
ESTIMATED TIME...APPROXIMATELY 3 PM EDT
MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING...EF1
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...95 MPH
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...50 YARDS
PATH LENGTH...1 MILE
BEGINNING LAT/LON...40.808N / -81.800W
ENDING LAT/LON......40.804N / -81.786W

*THE INFORMATION IN THIS STATEMENT IS PRELIMINARY AND SUBJECT TO
CHANGE PENDING FINAL REVIEW OF THE EVENTS AND PUBLICATION IN NWS
STORM DATA.

.SUMMARY...
A STORM SURVEY WAS CONDUCTED NEAR ORRVILLE IN WAYNE COUNTY OHIO. THE
TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN IN A CORN FIELD NORTHEAST OF THE INTERSECTION
OF MCQUAID ROAD AND SWINEHART ROAD. THE TORNADO TRACKED SOUTHEAST
WITH INTERMITTENT DAMAGE AND LIFTED NEAR NORTH CARR ROAD. THE MOST
SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE OCCURRED TO A HOME WHERE A LARGE PORTION OF THE
ROOF WAS LIFTED OFF AND BLOWN INTO AN ADJACENT FIELD. THERE WAS ALSO
HARDWOOD TREES UPROOTED AND CORN CROPS THAT HAD BEEN FLATTENED.


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Hail from Stark countyStark County hail

Hail reports were received from severe thunderstorms in Seneca, Wayne, Stark, and Holmes counties.  The above pictures are courtesy a resident of Stark County relayed by the Emergency Manager. One inch hail, the size of a quarter, is shown in these pictures.