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May 28, 2019
EF2 Tornado Confirmed Northeast of Jamestown, Ohio


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

...EF2 TORNADO CONFIRMED NORTHEAST OF JAMESTOWN OHIO...

Location...northeast of Jamestown in Greene County, Ohio
Date...........................May 28, 2019
Start Time.....................1223 AM EDT
End Time.......................1232 AM EDT
Maximum EF-Scale Rating........EF2
Estimated Maximum Wind Speed...120 MPH
Maximum Path Width.............250 yards
Path Length....................4.2 miles
Beginning Lat/Lon...39.6883N / 83.7269W
Ending Lat/Lon......39.6806N / 83.6490W
* Fatalities...0
* Injuries.....0

...Summary...
The National Weather Service in Wilmington Ohio has confirmed an EF2
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 north 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 is believed to have occurred along
South Charleston Road where homes on both sides of the road had
multiple large hardwood trees snapped. One residence also had a shed
completely destroyed and metal from the shed was blown into the field.

On the next road east across the field, on Rogers Road, the most
significant damage from the tornado was observed. The second story
of one home had much of its roof removed and had multiple interior
walls collapse. Tree damage was also significant at this property
and nearby residences on Rogers Road.

Further east, at a property along Watkins Road, a roof was ripped off
of a barn with a shed completely destroyed. A bit further to the east,
along Sheley Road, a home and garage had siding removed. Several
hardwood trees were snapped in this area as well. A barn roof was also
removed south of the intersection of Sheley and Rogers Road. Windows
were also blown out at another property along Sheley Road. No further
damage was observed to the east of Sheley 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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