National Weather Service United States Department of Commerce
May 27, 2019
EF0 Tornado Confirmed in Elizabeth Township in Miami County, Ohio


PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
National Weather Service Wilmington OH
524 PM EDT Thu May 30 2019

...EF0 TORNADO CONFIRMED IN ELIZABETH TOWNSHIP IN MIAMI COUNTY
OHIO...

Location...Near Alcony in Elizabeth Township in Miami County, Ohio
Date...........................May 27, 2019
Start Time.....................11:08 PM EDT
End Time.......................11:09 PM EDT
Maximum EF-Scale Rating........EF0
Estimated Maximum Wind Speed...70 MPH
Maximum Path Width.............50 yards
Path Length....................1.1 miles
Beginning Lat/Lon...40.0066N / 84.0594W
Ending Lat/Lon......40.0097N / 84.0395W
* Fatalities...0
* Injuries.....0

...Summary...
An NWS storm survey in Elizabeth Township in Miami County
confirmed a very brief/weak tornado touched down just south of
Alcony along Highway 41, and moved northeast for about a mile
before crossing Highway 41 and dissipating just before the Clark
County line.

The path featured intermittent tree damage consisting of a few
uprooted trees, and a few trees snapped off high above the ground.
A fence row near the end of the tornado track collected roofing
material and tree debris from an unknown source indicating that a
roof and tree limbs along the path likely was partially removed
and lifted downstream. The tornado may not have been in full
contact with the ground over the entire path length, but there is
a clear path of sporadic tree damage which aligns with strong
rotation seen at very low levels /100 feet AGL/ on the Dayton
/TDAY/ Terminal Doppler Weather Radar which sits just a few miles
west of the location.

The wind speeds are estimated to be around 70 mph with this swath
of light damage.

The NWS in Wilmington would like to thank the Miami County
Emergency Management Agency for coordination with this survey.

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 events and publication in NWS
Storm Data.

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Binau
...NON-TORNADIC WINDS CAUSE LIGHT TREE AND STRUCTURAL DAMAGE NEAR
TIPP CITY IN MIAMI COUNTY OHIO

Location...Tipp City in Miami County, Ohio
Date...........................May 27, 2019
Start Time.....................10:45 PM EDT
End Time.......................10:46 PM EDT
Estimated Maximum Wind Speed...60 MPH

...Summary...
An NWS storm survey investigated some minor structural and tree
damage on the northwest side of Tipp City from the storms on
Monday night, May 27th.

Damage began on the south side of Kerr Drive near David Drive,
where trees were snapped off and several homes had shingle
removal. Further northeast closer to I-75, more trees were broken
off. Several buildings along I-75 between Floral Acres Drive and
Springmeade Lane also sustained minor roof damage including
shingle and soffit removal. On the east side of I-75, several
residential homes on Manchester Drive and Windsor Crossing had
minor roof damage including shingle and soffit removal. Light tree
damage was also observed on the east side of I-75.

None of the damage was conclusively tornadic in nature, and is
likely a result of rear-flank downdraft winds tied to a confirmed
tornado a few miles to the north.

Estimated wind speeds in this area were determined to be around 60
mph.

The NWS in Wilmington would like to thank the Miami County
Emergency Management Agency for coordination with this survey.

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Binau