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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON WV
338 PM EDT THU JUN 28 2018

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 06/27/2018 TORNADO EVENT...

.JACKSON COUNTY AIRPORT...

START LOCATION...JACKSON IN JACKSON OH
END LOCATION...JACKSON IN JACKSON OH
DATE...06/27/2018
ESTIMATED TIME...0850 PM EDT 
MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING...EF0 
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...85 MPH 
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...30 YARDS 
PATH LENGTH...0.5 MILES
* FATALITIES...0
* INJURIES...0

...SUMMARY...
AT ABOUT 850 PM EDT, AN EF0 TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN ACROSS THE 
NORTHERN PORTION OF JAMES A RHODES AIRPORT IN JACKSON COUNTY ON 
06/27/2018. THE TORNADO BENT A 60 FOOT LENGTH OF METAL ROOFING 
ALONG THE TOP OF AN OVERHEAD DOOR OF AN AIRCRAFT HANGER. ON THE 
OPPOSITE SIDE OF THE HANGER, AN OVERHEAD DOOR WAS PUSHED OUTWARD.

A SINGLE ENGINE AIRCRAFT WAS PUSHED 30 FEET AND FLIPPED ONTO AN 
AUTOMOBILE. ANOTHER SINGLE ENGINE AIRCRAFT SUFFERED A LANDING GEAR
COLLAPSE AND PUSHED ABOUT 60 FEET ONTO THE LAWN NEAR THE TARMAC. 
ACROSS THE STREET, SEVERAL LARGE TREE TRUNKS AND LIMBS WERE 
SNAPPED. SEVERAL VIDEOS OF THE EVENT WERE CAPTURED ON SOCIAL 
MEDIA. THE TOUCHDOWN PATH LENGTH WAS ABOUT A HALF MILE.

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

* THE INFORMATION IN THIS STATEMENT IS PRELIMINARY AND SUBJECT TO
CHANGE PENDING FINAL REVIEW OF THE EVENT AND PUBLICATION IN NWS
STORM DATA.

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