NOUS41 KPBZ 062146

Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Pittsburgh PA
446 PM EST Mon Nov 6 2017


Location...Calcutta in Columbiana County eastern Ohio 
Date...November 5th 
Estimated Time...718 pm EST 
Maximum EF-Scale Rating...EF1
Estimated Maximum Wind Speed...90 mph 
Maximum Path Width...1/10th of a mile 
Path Length...1 mile 
Beginning Lat/Lon...40.6809N / -80.5909W 
Ending lat/Lon...40.6752N / -80.5788W
* 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.

The National Weather Service in Pittsburgh PA has confirmed a
tornado near Near Calcutta in Columbiana County eastern Ohio on
November 5th.

A EF1 tornado which produced mostly tree damage to hardwood and
softwood trees Sunday evening. The tornado started near Vernon
Dell Tractor and moved eastward into the town of Calcutta. There
were several trees that fell behind the YMCA. The roof top cooling
units on the YMCA were ripped off.  

This is the 14th confirmed tornado so far this year in our county
warning area. On average, we see five tornadoes a year. This is
the first November tornado since 2003 /14 years/ in New 
Philadelphia, Ohio. This is the 5th tornado in November for 
Columbiana county since 1950. 

The National Weather Service would like to thank Columbiana county
Emergency Management Agency and the Calcutta Fire Department for
their assistance today. 

This information can also be found on our website at

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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