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Tornado Confirmed West of Steuben in Huron County Ohio


Public Information Statement


Location...1 W Steuben in Huron County, Ohio
Date...November 5, 2017
Start Time...5:02 PM EST
End Time...5:03 PM EST
Maximum EF-Scale Rating...EF-1
Estimated Maximum Wind Speed...105 mph
Maximum Path Width...100 yards
Path Length...0.59 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 one mile west of Steuben in Huron County Ohio on November
5, 2017.

A tornado touched down south of State Route 162, west of Steuben.
The tornado moved north and damaged a pair of grain silos. The
south side of each silo was severely bent inward, while the top of
each silo was damage on the north side. Towers propped on top of
the silos were toppled in different directions. A large truck
located next to the silos was toppled over towards the west and
landed on a trailer. The tornado crossed State Route 162 and
damaged a home and a barn. Roofing material and tree branches from
the property were scattered about with material found in the south
side of the house, close to State Route 162. The tornado continued
northeast where it damaged a small grain storage container. The
container was displaced and rolled several yards towards Peru
Center Road.

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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 Steuben Tornado Track as Described by the Above Public Information Statement