Storm Event Survey

October 13, 2012

 
 
 
 
...EF-0 TORNADO CONFIRMED SOUTHWEST OF WILLARD IN GREENE COUNTY...

* DATE...13 OCTOBER 2012
* START LOCATION...SOUTHWEST SIDE OF WILLARD NEAR FARM ROAD 94 AND
  HIGHWAY AB.
* END LOCATION...SOUTHWEST SIDE OF WILLARD NEAR FARM ROAD 88 AND
  HIGHWAY AB.
* ESTIMATED BEGIN TIME...853 PM.
* ESTIMATED END TIME...854 PM.
* MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING...EF-0.
* ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...80 MPH.
* ESTIMATED PATH WIDTH...100 YARDS.
* PATH LENGTH...ONE HALF MILE.
* FATALITIES...0.
* INJURIES...0.
* BEGIN LAT/LON...37.278198 N / -93.442465 W
* END LAT/LON...37.283063 N / -93.438015 W

* THIS PRELIMINARY INFORMATION WAS DETERMINED BY A NATIONAL
  WEATHER SERVICE SURVEY TEAM AND IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE PENDING
  FINAL REVIEW OF THE EVENT AND PUBLICATION IN NATIONAL WEATHER
  SERVICE STORM DATA.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION...

A BRIEF EF-0 TORNADO WITH WINDS ESTIMATED UP TO 80 MPH TOUCHED
DOWN IN A RURAL NEIGHBORHOOD ON THE SOUTHWEST SIDE OF WILLARD OFF
STATE HWY AB AND FARM ROAD 94. SEVERAL TREES AND LARGE LIMBS WERE
BLOWN DOWN IN ALL DIRECTIONS. SEVERAL HOUSES HAD MINOR DAMAGE TO
SIDING AND ROOFS. A WOODEN DECK WAS LIFTED OFF THE GROUND AND MOVED
FROM ITS ORIGINAL POSITION. PATH WAS 100 YARDS WIDE AND ABOUT A
HALF A MILE LONG.

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

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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