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May 27, 2019
EF3 Tornado Confirmed in Eastern Montgomery County and Western/Central Greene County, Ohio


PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
National Weather Service Wilmington OH
814 PM EDT Tue May 28 2019

...TORNADO WITH DAMAGE AS HIGH AS EF3 CONFIRMED IN EASTERN MONTGOMERY
AND WESTERN/CENTRAL GREENE COUNTIES...

Location...Riverside in Montgomery County extending to Xenia
Township in Greene County, Ohio
Date...........................May 27 2019
Start Time.....................1112 PM EDT
End Time.......................1132 PM EDT
Maximum EF-Scale Rating........EF3
Estimated Maximum Wind Speed...135-140 MPH
Maximum Path Width.............0.70 miles
Path Length....................10 miles
Beginning Lat/Lon...39.7690N / 84.1092W
Ending Lat/Lon......39.7505N / 83.9243W
* Fatalities...0
* Injuries.....Not yet known

...Summary...
The National Weather Service in Wilmington Ohio has confirmed a
tornado with nearly continuous damage extending from the Page
Manor subdivision in Riverside in eastern Montgomery County to
to along U.S. 68 north of Xenia in Xenia township.

There were 2 locations where damage was indicative of EF3
intensity along the track of this tornado in the Beavercreek area.
The first was in the vicinity of I-675 and Grange Hall Road.
Several homes along Rushton Drive had entire roofs lifted, as
well as the collapse of several exterior walls with interior walls
left standing. Additional homes along Gardenview and Wendover
Drives experienced high end EF2 damage, with windows shattered,
garage doors collapsed and entire roof structures removed.

Additional EF3 damage occurred in Beavercreek near Anna Laura Lane
in an apartment complex which experienced some buildings where
much of the roof was removed with exterior walls on upper levels
collapsed, with just interior walls standing. Most of the damage
from near Grange Hall road eastward to businesses near North
Fairfield Road was EF2 to EF1 type damage, with some concrete
block businesses having partially collapsed walls and roof lift
off.

Much of the tornado path occurred from roughly 0.5 to 0.6 miles
north of Kemp Road, to within 0.1 miles south of Kemp Road within
the limits of Beavercreek. As the tornado moved east-southeast
into Beavercreek township, the damage became more consistent with
EF0 to occasionally lower end EF1 damage. This includes damage
along Fairground, Beaver Valley and Ludlow Roads. The tornado
damage ended just to the east of U.S. 68 in Xenia township, where
roof and tree damage occurred just north of Clifton Road. This was
also consistent with high end EF0 to low end EF1 damage.

The National Weather Service would like to thank Montgomery and
Greene County Emergency Management, as well as police and fire
personnel for assistance in the storm survey. We would also like
to thank the Ohio State Highway Patrol Aviation Section for their
aerial support.

EF Scale: The Enhanced Fujita Scale classifies tornadoes into the
following categories:

EF0...Weak......65 to 85 mph
EF1...Weak......86 to 110 mph
EF2...Strong....111 to 135 mph
EF3...Strong....136 to 165 mph
EF4...Violent...166 to 200 mph
EF5...Violent...>200 mph

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

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JDR