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Tornado Confirmed Near Williamsfield in Ashtabula County Ohio


Public Information Statement


Location...Williamsfield in Ashtabula County, Ohio
Date...November 5, 2017
Start Time...6:51 PM EST
End Time...6:57 PM EST
Maximum EF-Scale Rating...EF-2
Estimated Maximum Wind Speed...127 mph
Maximum Path Width...200 yards
Path Length...6.7 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 Williamsfield in Ashtabula County Ohio on November
5, 2017.

The National Weather Service expanded their survey of the
Williamsfield area and confirmed an EF2 tornado, an upgrade from
the earlier survey as signatures of rotation were found.

The tornado damage extended along the Williamsfield Road, Route
322, for about 7 miles from west to east ending just before
Pymatuning Lake. At least 20 homes sustained minor damages to
major damages, with multiple mobile homes completely destroyed.
The most significant damage occurred just east of Route 7.

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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 Williamsfield Tornado Track as Described by the Above Public Information Statement


Areal view of damage from Williamsfield Tornado, November 5 2017  Areal view of damage path of Williamsfield Tornado, November 5, 2017


Close up view of Williamsfield Tornado damage, November 5, 2017  


Flattened field from Williamsfield Tornado, November 5, 2017