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May 27, 2019
EF2 Tornado Confirmed in Northeast Montgomery County, Ohio


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

...EF2 TORNADO CONFIRMED IN NORTHEAST MONTGOMERY COUNTY...

Location...northeast Montgomery County, Ohio
Date...........................May 28 2019
Start Time.....................1134 PM EDT
End Time.......................1145 PM EDT
Maximum EF-Scale Rating........EF2
Estimated Maximum Wind Speed...135 MPH
Maximum Path Width.............0.25 mile
Path Length....................7.6 miles
Beginning Lat/Lon...39.8618N / 84.2506W
Ending Lat/Lon......39.8074N / 84.1268W

...Summary...
The tornado touched down initially just south of I-70 near Little
York Road and Dog Leg Road, and traveled southeast while it
intensified , producing damage consistent with EF2 wind speeds at
several locations to the west of I-75, most notably on Cricket
Lane and on Coppersmith Avenue in vicinity of Brantford Road.
Several homes in this area had complete or near complete roof
removal, with some collapse of an exterior wall. Tree damage was
significant in this area as well. The tornado continued east while
crossing I-75, where damage to businesses in this area was
consistent with mostly EF1 and some low-end EF2 wind speeds. The
tornado continued southeast and began to weaken and lifted
approximately in the vicinity of Needmore Road.

Maximum estimated wind speeds based on this ground survey with
aerial support from Ohio State Highway Patrol Aviation Section are
approximately 135 mph.

The NWS in Wilmington would like to thank the Ohio State Highway
Patrol Aviation Section for assistance in completing 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 event and publication in NWS
Storm Data.

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Binau/Fliehman