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Tornado Confirmed 5 Miles NNE of Republic in Seneca County Ohio


Public Information Statement


Location...5 NNE Republic in Seneca County, Ohio
Date...November 5, 2017
Start Time...4:51 PM EST
End Time...4:53 PM EST
Maximum EF-Scale Rating...EF-2
Estimated Maximum Wind Speed...110 mph
Maximum Path Width...150 yards
Path Length...0.61 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 5 miles north-northeast of Republic in Seneca County Ohio
on November 5, 2017.

A tornado touched down on the treeline of a field just east of
County Road 21 in Adams Township downing a couple trees. The
tornado proceeded eastward towards a residence along State Route
18 where the tornado completely demolished a large barn (80 feet
by 100 feet). The debris scattered throughout the property
wrapping around trees and power poles and debris was lofted
several hundreds yards to the east across Route 18 into the
downstream field. There were several projectiles launched into the
ground around the property.

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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 Republic Tornado Track as Described by the Above Public Information Statement