National Weather Service United States Department of Commerce
March 1, 2017
Tornado near Waverly, Ohio

Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Wilmington OH
351 PM EST Fri Mar 3 2017

...Tornado Confirmed Near Waverly in Pike County Ohio...

Location...Waverly in Pike County Ohio
Date...March 1 2017
Estimated Start Time...816 AM EST
Estimated End Time...817 AM EST
Maximum EF-Scale Rating...EF1
Estimated Maximum Wind Speed...90 MPH
Maximum Path Width...125 yards
Path Length...0.75 miles
Beginning Lat/Lon...39.158263N / -83.022775W
Ending lat/Lon...39.155721N / -83.012615W
* Fatalities...0
* Injuries...0

* The information in this statement is preliminary and subject to
  change pending final review of the event and publication in NWS
  Storm Data.


The National Weather Service in Wilmington OH has confirmed an
EF1 tornado near Waverly in Pike County Ohio on March 1st 2017.

A weak tornado briefly touched down, initially near Denver Road 
to the south of Left Fork Crooked Creek. Tornado damage consisted 
of primarily hardwood and softwood trees that were both snapped 
off above ground and uprooted. In addition, some structural damage
was noted, including complete destruction of three outbuildings, 
and partial roof removal from a residential home. One additional 
home suffered minor structural damage to one side. 

Damage showed a distinctively convergent pattern in the immediate
vicinity of Left Fork Crooked Creek, particularly in several 
stands of trees. In this area, tree damage was extensive and 

The National Weather Service in Wilmington would like to thank the
Pike County Emergency Management Agency as well as Pike County 
Sheriff's Office for support and assistance in completing this 

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.




Full Radar Loops from NWS Wilmington Ohio (8:10 AM - 8:19 AM)
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