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May 27, 2019
EF1 Tornado Confirmed in New Madison, Ohio


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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT...CORRECTED
National Weather Service Wilmington OH
742 PM EDT Wed May 29 2019

...EF1 TORNADO CONFIRMED IN NEW MADISON IN DARKE COUNTY...

Location...New Madison in Darke County, Ohio
Date...........................May 27, 2019
Start Time.....................10:04 PM EDT
End Time.......................10:06 PM EDT
Maximum EF-Scale Rating........EF1
Estimated Maximum Wind Speed...90 MPH
Maximum Path Width.............250 yards
Path Length....................0.7 miles
Beginning Lat/Lon...39.9675N / 84.7152W
Ending Lat/Lon......39.9696N / 84.7007W
* Fatalities...0
* Injuries.....0

...Summary...
The National Weather Service in Wilmington Ohio has confirmed an
EF1 tornado in and near the village of New Madison Ohio in
southwest Darke County.

Much of the damage was EF0, with numerous large tree branches
damaged and minor roof damage to structures. There was some damage
indicative of EF1, namely large sections of roof uplifted at a
lumber yard barn storage building. Elsewhere through the village,
there was brick damage to the front facade of a downtown business,
in addition to broken windows and some uplift of roof material.
Much of the roof and siding damage was indicative to EF0 strength, 
though some locations were close to EF1 strength, with broken windows, 
and roof damage near 20 percent loss.

The National Weather Service would like to thank Darke County
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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JDR