Details

RATING: EF-2

PATH LENGTH: 11.1 miles

MAXIMUM ESTIMATED WIND SPEED: 130 MPH

MAXIMUM ESTIMATED PATH WIDTH: 440 yards

START TIME: Estimated around 4:52 PM EST

END TIME: Estimated around 5:03 PM EST

LOCATION: Touchdown occurred on CR 0 west of CR 27 in Putnam County. The tornado continued northeast clipping the Paulding/Putnam County line before re-entering Putnam County and lifted about 5 miles NE of Cloverdale.

DESCRIPTION: Damage consistent with a tornado, eventually reaching EF2 intensity, was found by a NWS survey team. The tornado touched down at a residence on Township Road 0, west of County Road 27 where a barn suffered some structural damage, with several hay wagons thrown or moved. The tornado continued rapidly northeast, impacting another barn on Route 66, north of Road N. The barn suffered more extensive damage with both wood rafters and lots of roof sheeting being torn off (DI: SBO DOD: 5) and carried through a field for nearly a mile. Maximum wind speeds were likely around 95 mph as the tornado crossed the Putnam/Paulding county line near the intersection of Road 12 and Road 25m. A mobile home near the county line was impacted by the tornado, causing it to shift off its foundation with minor siding damage (DI: MHSW, DOD: 3). A barn also suffered some minor siding damage. The tornado crossed back into Putnam county and continued to move rapidly northeast over mainly open fields until entering the town of Cloverdale where EF2 damage was observed. Extensive tree damage as well as minor to moderate structural damage was noted across the town, with several power poles down. The greatest damage occurred to a church and a brick home. Both suffered extensive damages to some of the walls and the roof (DI: FR12 DOD: 7). A nearby home lost one of its walls (DI:FR12, DOD2) with adjacent hardwood trees suffering greater damage (DI: TH DOD: 4). The tornado exited town and continued northeast for several more miles over open fields and occasional wooded areas with sporadic tree damage noted until finally lifting five miles northeast of Cloverdale. Maximum winds are estimated at 130 mph with a total two county path length of around 11 miles.

Radar Images

     
4:47 PM EST Reflectivity (Z)
& Storm Relative Velocity (SRV)
4:51 PM EST Reflectivity & SRV 4:59 PM EST Reflectivity & SRV
     

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