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Public Information Statement

Statement as of 9:00 PM EDT on August 25, 2016


... NWS damage survey for 08/24/2016 tornado event update 1


.Tornado 1 / Wells County...

Rating: EF-0
estimated peak wind: 65 mph
path length /statute/: 0.04 miles
path width /maximum/: 20 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: 08/24/2016
start time: 4:59 PM EDT
start location: 4 miles east of Van Buren / Wells / in /
start lat/lon: 40.6103 N -85.4249 W

End date: 08/24/2016
end time: 5:00 PM EDT
end location: 4 miles east of Van Buren / Wells / in
end_lat/lon: 40.6107 N / -85.4244 W

A survey conducted along with eyewitness reports indicate that a funnel
cloud briefly made contact with the ground on County Road west 900 south,
one half mile east of south 1100 west. A few tree branches were snapped,
the metal siding of a pole barn was partially sucked outward and an
unanchored wooden well house was drug into a nearby pond. This tornado
was in contact with the ground for about one minute.

.Tornado 2 / Adams County...

Rating: EF-1
estimated peak wind: 100 mph
path length /statute/: 7.62 miles
path width /maximum/: 50 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: 08/24/2016
start time: 5:49 PM EDT
start location: 3.5 miles northwest of Berne / Adams / in
start lat/lon: 40.6832 N / -85.0247 W


End date: 08/24/2016
end time: 6:03 PM EDT
end location: 5.9 miles north northeast of Berne / Adams / in
end_lat/lon: 40.7337 N / -84.8967

A survey and eyewitness reports along with an aerial survey by emergency
management indicated a funnel cloud was skipping along this path and
occasionally touching down. The Arial survey indicated several touch Downs
within the middle of bean and corn fields. Ground survey found several taller
barn structures with partial roofs torn off and lofted several hundred yards
in pieces. Larger trees had large limbs broken off while smaller trees were
knocked down or uprooted.

.Tornado 3 / Van Wert County...

Rating: EF-1
estimated peak wind: 100 mph
path length /statute/: 5.5 miles
path width /maximum/: 75 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: 08/24/2016
start time: 6:30 PM EDT
start location: 8 miles southwest of Van Wert / Van Wert / OH
start lat/lon: 40.8241 N / -84.7257 W


End date: 08/24/2016
end time: 6:41 PM EDT
end location: 4.4 miles west northwest of Van Wert / Van Wert / OH
end_lat/lon: 40.8881 N / -84.6646 W

A survey and eyewitness reports along with an aerial survey by emergency
management indicated a funnel cloud was skipping along this path and
occasionally touching down. First touch down was in a corn field just west
of a residence on Convoy heller Road. Several trees were uprooted and
snapped off while some roof and siding damage occurred to the home. A large
two story garage/barn had mud thrown onto the eastern side of the building.
A window was broken inward while a vent on the building was blown outward.
The tornado continued skipping northeast hitting a large barn on US
Highway 224. The roof of this building was blown off to the north and witnessed
by homeowner. The tornado continued skipping northeast, knocking down trees including
a large Pine Tree in a cemetary. Several small grave stones were also moved.


.Tornado 4 / Van Wert County

Rating: EF-0
estimated peak wind: 75 mph
path length /statute/: 1.5 miles
path width /maximum/: 25 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: 08/24/2016
start time: 6:41 PM EDT
start location: 4.8 miles west northwest of Van Wert / Van Wert / OH
start lat/lon: 40.8878 N / -84.6698 W


End date: 08/24/2016
end time: 6:45 PM EDT
end location: 5.1 miles northwest of Van Wert / Van Wert / OH
end_lat/lon: 40.9071 N / -84.6579 W

Secondary spin up tornado from same mesocyclone as tornado 3. Damage found
from aerial survey by emergency manager of mainly crop damage to corn and
beans.

.Tornado 5 / Van Wert County

Rating: EF-0
estimated peak wind: 65 mph
path length /statute/: 4.67 miles
path width /maximum/: 40 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: 08/24/2016
start time: 6:51 PM EDT
start location: 3.9 miles north northeast of Van Wert / Van Wert / OH
start lat/lon: 40.9108 N / -84.5538 W


End date: 08/24/2016
end time: 7:04 PM EDT
end location: 8.6 miles northeast of Van Wert / Van Wert / OH
end_lat/lon: 40.9601 N / -84.4932 W

Damage found from aerial survey by emergency manager of mainly crop damage
to corn and beans. Tornado skipped once in middle of this path.

.Tornado 6 / Van Wert County

Rating: EF-0
estimated peak wind: 65 mph
path length /statute/: 2.46 miles
path width /maximum/: 20 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: 08/24/2016
start time: 7:04 PM EDT
start location: 10.1 miles northeast of Van Wert / Van Wert / OH
start lat/lon: 40.9602 N / -84.4437 W


End date: 08/24/2016
end time: 7:10 PM EDT
end location: 12.6 miles northeast of Van Wert / Van Wert / OH
end_lat/lon: 40.9874 N / -84.4134 W

Damage found from aerial survey by emergency manager of mainly crop damage
to corn and beans.


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

Note:
the information in this statement is preliminary and subject to
change pending final review of the events and publication in
NWS storm data.


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