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Tornado Confirmed Near Nova in Ashland County Ohio


Public Information Statement


Location...Nova in Ashland County, Ohio
Date...November 5, 2017
Start Time...5:23 pm EST
Start Time...5:25 pm EST
Maximum EF-Scale Rating...EF0
Estimated Maximum Wind Speed...85 mph
Maximum Path Width...50 yards
Path Length...0.62 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 Nova in Ashland County Ohio on November 5, 2017.

An EF-0 tornado touched down just over a half a mile west of Nova
at 5:23 PM. The tornado knocked over and uprooted trees and
damaged an outbuilding and moved two huge tractor tires 20 feet to
the north. The tornado continued east and damage a portion of the
roof on a country store. The tornado then damaged a grain feed
store and grain silo before lifting near the intersection of the railroad
tracks and Route 511.

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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 Nova Tornado Track as Described by the Above Public Information Statement


Damage to Silo from Nova Tornado, November 5 2017