Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Wilmington, OH

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILMINGTON OH
202 PM EDT MON APR 20 2015

...TORNADO CONFIRMED IN KETTERING IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY OHIO...

LOCATION...KETTERING IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY OHIO
DATE...APRIL 19 2015
ESTIMATED TIME...1056 PM EDT
MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING...EF0
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...70 MPH
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...75 YARDS
PATH LENGTH...0.9 MILE
BEGINNING LAT/LON...39.6699N / 84.1171W
ENDING LAT/LON...39.6815N / 84.1111W
* 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 WILMINGTON OH HAS CONFIRMED A
TORNADO NEAR KETTERING IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY OHIO ON APRIL 19 2015.

A GROUND SURVEY PERFORMED ON APRIL 20TH IN KETTERING CONFIRMED A BRIEF
TORNADO OCCURRED LATE SUNDAY EVENING APRIL 19TH.

THE SURVEY FOUND EVIDENCE OF A WEAK TORNADO TOUCHING DOWN NEAR THE
INTERSECTION OF GLENMINA DRIVE AND EAST RAHN ROAD. SIGNIFICANT
TREE DAMAGE CONSISTING OF SNAPPED AND UPROOTED TREES WAS NOTED
ALONG MUCH OF THE LENGTH OF GLENMINA DRIVE BOUNDED BY EAST RAHN
ROAD AND WILMINGTON PIKE. IN PARTICULAR...MANY OF THE TREES FELL
IN A CROSS-PATH COMPONENT TO THE STORM/S MOTION...SUGGESTING
THE PRESENCE OF GROUND-BASED CIRCULATION ALONG OR IMMEDIATELY WEST
OF GLENMINA DRIVE. LITTLE TO NO STRUCTURAL DAMAGE WAS NOTED IN
THIS AREA.

THE TORNADO CROSSED WILMINGTON PIKE WHERE DAMAGE BECAME SPORADIC IN
NATURE AS THE TORNADO WEAKENED AND BEGAN TO LIFT...WITH A FEW TREES
BEING UPROOTED IN A SIMILAR CROSS-PATH COMPONENT TO THE TRAJECTORY
OF THE CIRCULATION. MINOR TREE AND STRUCTURAL DAMAGE WAS EVIDENT ALONG
PARKLAWN AND MEADOW PARK DRIVES. ANY SEMBLANCE OF A GROUND-BASED
CIRCULATION APPEARS TO HAVE ENDED BY CORLINGTON DRIVE.

THE DAMAGE IS CONSISTENT WITH WINDS AROUND 70 MPH. THE TORNADO WAS ON THE
GROUND FOR ABOUT A MINUTE.

THIS INFORMATION CAN ALSO BE FOUND ON OUR WEBSITE AT
WEATHER.GOV/ILN.

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.

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PELOQUIN/BINAU






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