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Statement as of 9:13 PM EDT on August 26, 2016


... Tornado confirmed near 4 SW Pemberville in Wood County Ohio...

Location... 4 SW Pemberville in Wood County Ohio
date... Aug 24 2016
estimated time... 9:06 PM EDT
maximum ef-scale rating... EF0
estimated maximum wind speed... 74 mph
maximum path width... 20 yards
path length... 0.04 miles
* fatalities... 0
* injuries... 0

* the information in this statement is preliminary and subject to
change pending final review of the event(s) and publication in
NWS storm data.

... Summary...
the National Weather Service in Cleveland OH has confirmed a
tornado near 4 SW Pemberville in Wood County Ohio on Aug 24 2016.

The tornado touched down along Route 6 and immediately lifted. A
storage building was damaged with much of the sheet metal roof
removed. Sheet metal was found in nearby trees. Some projectile
debris was noted.

Other storm surveys were conducted in Lucas and wood counties by
local authorities. Local storm chasers reported funnel clouds at
various locations in wood and Lucas counties but no damage
indicative of a tornado touchdown was found other than the damage
near Pemberville.

National Weather Service storm surveys in neighboring Henry
County found no evidence that the Napoleon tornado crossed the
County line into wood or Lucas counties.

This information can also be found on our website at
weather.Gov/cle.

For reference... the Enhanced Fujita scale classifies tornadoes
into the following categories:

EF0... wind speeds 65 to 85 mph.
EF1... wind speeds 86 to 110 mph.
EF2... wind speeds 111 to 135 mph.
EF3... wind speeds 136 to 165 mph.
EF4... wind speeds 166 to 200 mph.
EF5... wind speeds greater than 200 mph.

Thanks to local Skywarn spotters for their valuable information
provided during the August 24 outbreak.


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