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Tornado Confirmed South of Norwalk in Huron County Ohio


Public Information Statement


Location...4 SSW Norwalk in Huron County, Ohio
Date...November 5, 2017
Start Time...5:08 PM EST
End Time...5:13 PM EST
Maximum EF-Scale Rating...EF-1
Estimated Maximum Wind Speed...90 mph
Maximum Path Width...200 yards
Path Length...2.96 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 south of Norwalk in Huron County Ohio on November 5, 2017.

The tornado appears to begin off State Route 61 between
Hasbrock Road and Peru Hollow Road about 4 miles south-southwest
of Norwalk, Ohio. Damage in this area was limited to some power
poles and trees. The tornado continued just north of east with a
large swath of damage to pine trees on Ridge Road just south of
Hasbrock Road, where the damage path briefly reached its maximum
of 400 yards. Trees damaged in this area were snapped and
uprooted in a convergent pattern. Damage continued to the
northeast through New State Road where a couple barns and sheds
suffered roof damage. The tornado proceeded near Eagle Creek Golf
Course where additional convergent tree damage and projectiles in
the ground were noted. The tornado ended around the intersection
of Old State Road and US 250 where a section of power poles were

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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 Norwalk Tornado Track as Described by the Above Public Information Statement