National Weather Service United States Department of Commerce
May 27, 2019
EF0 Tornado Confirmed soutwest of Kenton, Ohio


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

...EF0 TORNADO CONFIRMED BETWEEN BELLE CENTER AND KENTON IN HARDIN
COUNTY OHIO...

Location...4 miles northeast of Belle Center Ohio in southern Hardin
County, Ohio
Date...........................May 27, 2019
Start Time.....................1128 PM EDT
End Time.......................1130 PM EDT
Maximum EF-Scale Rating........EF0
Estimated Maximum Wind Speed...75 MPH
Maximum Path Width.............50 yards
Path Length....................2.1 miles
Beginning Lat/Lon...40.5603N / 83.7127W
Ending Lat/Lon......40.5556N / 83.6745W
* Fatalities...0
* Injuries.....0

...Summary...
An NWS Wilmington storm survey team confirms that a brief and weak
tornado occurred in southern Hardin County late Monday evening,
May 27th, 2019.

The tornado is believed to have initially touched down in an open
field behind a residence on Township Highway 95 /Gunn Road/ and
began moving southeast. Two residences on TH 95 were impacted - on
the west side of the road with numerous trees snapped or uprooted
with a grill thrown more than 50 feet - and on the east side of
the road where large limbs were downed and portions of a barn roof
and several barn doors were removed. Tree limbs from the residence
on the west side of the road were found to have been thrown well
downstream, and the barn material from the residence on the east
side was found wrapped in tree stands more than 1/2 mile to the
southeast - on the east side of TH 115 to the east. More large
trees were found to have been snapped and thrown in tree stands
between TH 95 and TH 115.

The weak tornado continued southeast and began to lift as it
crossed TH 119 /Silver Creek Road/. On the east side of TH 119,
more limbs were found to be thrown - albeit these limbs were
considerably smaller than larger branches found along the first
mile of the path.

The tornado is believed to have lifted in an open field west of US
Highway 68.

Damage along the path is consistent with wind speeds from 65 to 75
mph.

The NWS in Wilmington would like to thank the Hardin County
Emergency Management Agency for assistance and partnership in 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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