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Tornado Confirmed 2 Miles South of Wooster in Wayne County Ohio


Public Information Statement


Location...2 South of Wooster in Wayne County Ohio
Date...November 5, 2017
Start Time...5:52 PM EST
End Time...5:53 PM EST
Maximum EF-Scale Rating...EF1
Estimated Maximum Wind Speed...100 MPH
Maximum Path Width...50 yards
Path Length...0.20 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 2 South of Wooster in Wayne County Ohio on

A tornado touched down at the Seacrest Arboretum on the south side
of Wooster. Half of the roof was completely torn off of the
Frederick Rice historical home with debris thrown north-northwest
through southeast. Due east of the home, trees were snapped and
uprooted in a convergent pattern.

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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 Wooster Tornado Track as Described by the Above Public Information Statement