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May 27, 2019
EF1 Tornado Confirmed Northeast of Jamestown, Ohio


PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
National Weather Service Wilmington OH
454 PM EDT Wed May 29 2019

...EF1 TORNADO CONFIRMED NORTHEAST OF JAMESTOWN OHIO...

Location...northeast of Jamestown in Greene County, Ohio
Date...........................May 27, 2019
Start Time.....................1148 PM EDT
End Time.......................1157 PM EDT
Maximum EF-Scale Rating........EF1
Estimated Maximum Wind Speed...105 MPH
Maximum Path Width.............250 yards
Path Length....................5.4 miles
Beginning Lat/Lon...39.7068N / 83.7342W
Ending Lat/Lon......39.6856N / 83.6431W
* Fatalities...0
* Injuries.....0

...Summary...
The National Weather Service in Wilmington Ohio has confirmed an EF1
tornado northeast of Jamestown in Greene County, Ohio. This tornado
ended in extreme western Fayette County, Ohio. A separate tornado
was confirmed just to the south of the tornado detailed in this summary.
Information on the separate tornado will be provided in a separate Public
Information Statement.

The beginning of this tornado appears to have begun on Lackey Road where
the first visible signs of tree damage were observed. The tornado is
believed to have then moved across the field between Lackey Road and
South Charleston Road.

Damage was next observed on Paullin Road where one residence had
minor structural damage, with some roof and siding removed.
Additionally, multiple large tree limbs were downed in the vicinity.
There was also a power pole that was knocked down along Paullin
Road. Evidence of a tornadic circulation could be seen in the field
to the southeast of Paullin Road.

The most significant damage from this tornado occurred along
Watkins Road where splatter of mud, dirt and installation were
observed on all sides against a residence. Several windows were
blown in with some roof and siding damage observed on multiple sides
of the home. The carport was also destroyed. Damage at this residence
was consistent with EF1 tornadic damage.

The end of the tornado appears to have occurred near or along
Pleasant View Road in far western Fayette County, Ohio. A few tree
limbs were downed and siding was removed at a property along
Pleasant View Road.

The National Weather Service would like to thank local emergency
management for their support with the survey efforts.

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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