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May 28, 2019
EF1 Tornado Confirmed South of Tarlton, Ohio

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National Weather Service Wilmington OH
904 PM EDT Tue May 28 2019


Location...south of Tarlton in Pickaway County, Ohio
Date...........................May 28, 2019
Start Time.....................109 AM EDT
End Time.......................111 AM EDT
Maximum EF-Scale Rating........EF1
Estimated Maximum Wind Speed...105 MPH
Maximum Path Width.............75 yards
Path Length....................1.7 miles
Beginning Lat/Lon...39.515678N / 82.796549W
Ending Lat/Lon......39.508122N / 82.767481W
* Fatalities...0
* Injuries.....0

The National Weather Service in Wilmington Ohio has confirmed an EF1
tornado south of Tarlton in Pickaway County, Ohio.

The beginning of the tornado-related damage observed in Pickaway County,
Ohio was on State Route 56 just west of the Salt Creek Elementary School. 
A property along this stretch of road sustained extensive roof damage in 
which nearly the entire roof was removed from the structure. Significant 
debris scatter of lumber and insulation was observed on the property and 
surrounding properties. Splatter was observed on the southward-facing 
facade of the structure, with several pieces of lumber forced into the
ground in the yard.

At a nearby structure on Kime-Holderman Road just south of State
Route 56, minor siding damage was observed on the north-facing side
of the home. Part of the roof of this house was also removed.
Extensive tree damage was also observed near the intersection of
Kime-Holderman Road and State Route 56. Another home on Route 56
just west of Salt Creek Elementary school had minor roof damage.

A bit further east approximately across the street from Salt Creek
Elementary School, a home being constructed had several walls
removed from the structure. Additionally, a barn on a property
nearby sustained some roof damage, but the nearby home appeared to
have little to no visible damage. 
Additionally, a bit further east, on OH-56 and about two tenths 
of a mile south of South Perry Road, an outbuilding was completely 
destroyed with the home on the property sustaining partial roof 
removal and wall damage/failure.Several large trees were also downed 
in this vicinity. The damage observed on this property between OH-56 
and Tarlton-Adelphi Road was some of the most significant associated 
with this tornado and was likely the result of winds in excess of 
100 MPH.

Along the western side of Tarlton-Adelphi Road, extensive tree
damage and some minor structural damage was observed on several
properties. Extensive debris was strewn across the nearby fields
just east of these structures. However, a review of locations
further east showed little to no signs of visible damage from the
public access points and therefore it was determined that the
tornado likely briefly lifted before subsequent tornadic activity
occurred further east into Hocking County, Ohio.

The National Weather Service would like to thank Emergency
Management officials from Pickaway County for their assistance in
the storm 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.