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May 27, 2019
EF0 Tornado Confirmed in Waynesfield, Ohio

 
PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
National Weather Service Wilmington OH
832 PM EDT Fri May 31 2019

...EF0 TORNADO CONFIRMED IN WAYNESFIELD OHIO...

Location...Waynesfield in Auglaize County, Ohio
Date...........................May 27, 2019
Start Time.....................1101 PM EDT
End Time.......................1102 PM EDT
Maximum EF-Scale Rating........EF0
Estimated Maximum Wind Speed...65 MPH
Maximum Path Width.............30 yards
Path Length....................400 yards
Beginning Lat/Lon...40.605090N / 83.975430W
Ending Lat/Lon......40.604201N / 83.971490W
* Fatalities...0
* Injuries.....0

...Summary...
Meteorologists from the National Weather Service in Wilmington Ohio
conducted a storm damage survey in Waynesfield, Auglaize County,
Ohio, and determined that damage there was caused by an EF0 tornado.

The tornado was captured on video provided by Waynesfield Goshen
High School to the Auglaize County Emergency Management Agency. The
tornado snapped a few small trees with trunk diameters approximately
3 inches or less located around the front parking lot of the high
school near North Westminster Street. The tornado then crossed over
the main building in the video and emerges behind the school. Some
ceiling tiles were reported to have fallen inside the main building,
likely due to rapid wind and pressure changes, but the exterior
didn`t appear to sustain any damage. The tornado was last seen on
the video moving east-southeast away from the school, and no further
damage was observed nearby. With small trees sustaining the only
visible damage, this tornado will be classified as a low-end EF0
with winds of approximately 65 mph.

The same circulation may have been responsible for damage several
minutes earlier near Uniopolis. A gap of more than two miles without
damage between the two locations, however, means the events will be
considered separate, and the Uniopolis damage will be documented in
another statement.

The National Weather Service would like to thank the Auglaize County
Emergency Management Agency for their assistance with this storm
damage survey. Appreciation is also extended to Waynesfield Goshen
High School for sharing their video with the EMA.

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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