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Tornado Confirmed Near Fitchville in Huron County Ohio


Public Information Statement


Location...Fitchville in Huron County, Ohio
Date...November 05, 2017
Start Time...5:10 PM EST
End Time...5:13 PM EST
Maximum EF-Scale Rating...EF-0
Estimated Maximum Wind Speed...85 mph
Maximum Path Width...100 yards
Path Length...3.3 miles

* The information in this statement is preliminary and subject to
change pending final review of the event(s) and publication in
NWS Storm Data.

The National Weather Service in Cleveland OH has confirmed a
tornado near Fitchville in Huron County Ohio on November 05,

The tornado touched down west of Fitchville near the intersection
of Crescent Rd and Rome Greenwich Rd. A mobile home on the south
side of Crescent Rd was mostly destroyed. The south side of the
mobile home still remained anchored in place while the northern
half of the home scattered as debris to the south and north. The
tornado then skipped along to the east-northeast, generally
missing the township center of Fitchville. The tornado touched
back down just to the northeast along Palmer Rd where it snapped
and uprooted several trees. A clear path continued off to the
northeast through several corn fields with evidence of rotation.
The tornado then damaged a small barn on Exchange Road with
roofing material scattered on both sides of the road. The tornado
lifted just west of the intersection of Fayette Rd and Greenwich
East Township Rd.

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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




Map of the Fitchville Tornado Track as Described by the Above Public Information Statement