National Weather Service United States Department of Commerce
November 10, 2002
Tornadoes and Severe Weather


Damage Pictures:
Tornado in Union County, Ohio (Photo courtesy Jeff McCall).
Tornado in Union County, Ohio (Photo courtesy Jeff McCall).
Radar reflectivity shows a supercell thunderstorm over Logan County.
Storm Relative Velocity Map shows strong rotation.


PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILMINGTON, OH
250 AM EST MON NOV 11 2002

TIME(EST)  .....CITY LOCATION.....STATE   ...EVENT/REMARKS...
           ....COUNTY LOCATION....

0440 PM    COUNTYWIDE                IN   WIND DAMAGE
11/10/02   FRANKLIN                       A FEW TREES DOWN

0440 PM    COUNTYWIDE                IN   WIND DAMAGE
11/10/02   WAYNE                          A FEW TREES DOWN

0530 PM    WEST MANSFIELD            OH   1.00 INCH HAIL
11/10/02   LOGAN                          

0545 PM    COUNTY WIDE               OH   WIND DAMAGE
11/10/02   CHAMPAIGN                      TREES DOWN

0545 PM    COUNTYWIDE                OH   WIND DAMAGE
11/10/02   HARDIN                         TREES AND POWER POLES DOWN

0615 PM    LAWRENCEBURG              IN   WIND DAMAGE
11/10/02   DEARBORN                       SEVERAL LARGE LIMBS DOWN

0615 PM    MILAN                     IN   .75 INCH HAIL
11/10/02   RIPLEY                         

0630 PM    PRESTONVILLE              IN   WIND DAMAGE
11/10/02   CARROLL                        TREES DOWN

0640 PM    DELAWARE                  OH   WIND DAMAGE
11/10/02   DELAWARE                       POWER LINES DOWN

0700 PM    COUNTY WIDE               IN   FLOOD
11/10/02   FRANKLIN                       A FEW ROADS FLOODED

0700 PM    CONNERSVILLE              IN   FLOOD
11/10/02   FAYETTE                        HIGH WATER ON STREETS

0700 PM    COUNTYWIDE                OH   FLOOD
11/10/02   PREBLE                         HIGH WATER ON ROADS

0700 PM                              KY   WIND DAMAGE
11/10/02   BOONE                          TREES DOWN SOUTHERN PART
                                          OF COUNTY 

0700 PM    GRANTS LICK               KY   65 MPH TSTM WIND GUST
11/10/02   CAMPBELL                       

0710 PM                              KY   FLOOD
11/10/02   KENTON                         HIGH WATER ON ROADS 
                                          SOUTHERN PART OF COUNTY

0715 PM    COUNTY WIDE               OH   FLOOD
11/10/02   BUTLER                         HIGH WATER ON ROADS

0715 PM                              KY   WIND DAMAGE
11/10/02   KENTON                         TREES DOWN SOUTHERN PART
                                          OF COUNTY 

0715 PM    COUNTYWIDE                KY   FLOOD
11/10/02   HAMILTON                       HIGH WATER ON ROADS 

0800 PM    SPRINGFIELD               OH   FLOOD
11/10/02   CLARK                          HIGH WATER ON STREETS

0800 PM    COLUMBUS                  OH   FLOOD
11/10/02   FRANKLIN                       FRANK ROAD FLOODED

0800 PM    DEERFIELD TOWNSHIP        OH   FLOOD
11/10/02   WARREN                         HIGH WATER ON STREETS

0800 PM    ST. PARIS                 OH   FLOOD
11/10/02   CHAMPAIGN                      HIGH WATER ON STREETS

0804 PM    RUSSELLVILLE              OH   .75 INCH HAIL
11/10/02   BROWN                          

0815 PM    OWENSVILLE                OH   FLOOD
11/10/02   CLERMONT                       HIGH WATER ON ROADS

0815 PM    FORT THOMAS               KY   FLOOD
11/10/02   CAMPBELL                       HIGH WATER ON ROADS

0815 PM    COUNTYWIDE                OH   FLOOD
11/10/02   GREENE                         HIGH WATER ON ROADS

0830 PM    WEST UNION                OH   1.75 INCH HAIL
11/10/02   ADAMS                          

0900 PM    LUCASVILLE                OH   1.00 INCH HAIL
11/10/02   SCIOTO                         

0930 PM    LOGAN                     OH   WIND DAMAGE
11/10/02   HOCKING                        2 TREES DOWN


PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILMINGTON OH
620 PM EST MON NOV 11 2002

UNION...LOGAN COUNTY TORNADO CLASSIFIED AS F3 ON THE FUJITA TORNADO
SCALE.

THE FOLLOWING IS THE APPROXIMATE PATH OF THE TORNADO/DAMAGE. THE
TORNADO ORIGINALLY TOUCHED DOWN IN PERRY TOWNSHIP IN LOGAN COUNTY
BETWEEN WEST MANSFIELD AND EAST LIBERTY 430 TO 440 PM. THE TORNADO
TRACKED NORTHEAST INTO YORK TOWNSHIP IN UNION TOWNSHIP...CAUSING
DAMAGE ON NEWTON-PERKINS ROAD...THE CORNER OF DAVIS AND LUNDA
ROADS...SPANGLER ROAD AND OHIO ROUTE 47...BEFORE LIFTING AROUND
MCPECK AND BOUNDARY ROADS.

DAMAGE ALONG WITH PATH WAS NOT CONTINUOUS...BUT THERE WERE NUMEROUS
OPEN FIELDS. FROM THE FIRST POINT OF DAMAGE TO LAST WOULD PUT THE
PATH LENGTH AT ABOUT 10 MILES.  THE DAMAGE PATH WAS 200-300 YARDS
WIDE.

DAMAGE FROM THE TORNADO...IN LOGAN COUNTY WAS TWO SEMI-TRAILERS
DAMAGED ALONG WITH A SHED ROOF.  IN UNION COUNTY...4 HOUSES WERE
DESTROYED...9 OTHERS SUSTAINED DAMAGE. IN ADDITION AROUND HALF
A DOZEN BARNS OR SHEDS WERE DAMAGED OR DESTROYED...ALONG WITH SEVERAL
VEHICLES. ALSO A LARGE METAL HI-TENSION ELECTRIC TOWER WAS KNOCKED
DOWN AND DESTROYED. IN UNION COUNTY TWO PEOPLE WERE INJURED.

DAMAGE ALONG THE PATH WAS CONSISTENT WITH F3 DAMAGE ON THE FUJITA
SCALE WHICH WOULD ESTIMATE THE WINDS BETWEEN 158 AND 206 MPH.

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILMINGTON OH
350 PM EST WED NOV 13 2002

...TORNADO CONFIRMED IN ADAMS COUNTY...

A SURVEY CONDUCTED THIS MORNING CONFIRMED THAT A TORNADO DID
TOUCHDOWN AROUND 830 PM ON SUNDAY (11-10-02) ABOUT 4 MILES TO
THE WEST OF WEST UNION IN ADAMS COUNTY.  THE TORNADO WAS ON THE
GROUND FOR A MILE AND A QUARTER AND IS RATED AN F1 ON THE
FUJITA SCALE.  WINDS WERE ESTIMATED TO BE AROUND 100 MPH.

$$
 
HAYDU
Timeline of NWS Warnings
Time Warning Type Location
4:26 PM Tornado Warning Logan , OH
6:00 PM Severe Thunderstorm Warning Ohio and Switzerland, IN and Carroll, KY