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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILMINGTON OH
955 PM EDT TUE SEP 8 2020

...TORNADO CONFIRMED IN DELAWARE COUNTY...

START LOCATION...4 MILES EAST OF DELAWARE, OH
END LOCATION...4.5 MILES NORTHWEST OF SUNBURY, OH
DATE...SEPTEMBER 7 2020
ESTIMATED STARTING TIME...5:14 PM EDT
ESTIMATED ENDING TIME.....5:17 PM EDT 
MAXIMUM EF- SCALE RATING...EF0
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...80 MPH 
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...150 YARDS 
PATH LENGTH...3.4 MILES 
BEGINNING LAT/LON...40.2966N/82.9889W
ENDING LAT/LON......40.2703N/82.9386W
* FATALITIES...0
* INJURIES.....0

...SUMMARY...

A BRIEF TORNADO TOUCHDOWN HAS BEEN CONFIRMED IN NORTHERN DELAWARE
COUNTY, OHIO, EAST OF THE CITY OF DELAWARE. THIS TORNADO OCCURRED
DURING THE LATE AFTERNOON OF SEPTEMBER 7. THE TORNADO IS BELIEVED
TO HAVE BEGUN IN A FIELD JUST WEST OF JUMPER ROAD, WITH THE FIRST
EVIDENCE OF TORNADIC DAMAGE OCCURRING ALONG JUMPER ROAD. MULTIPLE
TREES OR LARGE LIMBS WERE KNOCKED DOWN, AND PARTIAL UPLIFT OF A 
ROOF WAS OBSERVED ON ONE OF THE HOMES. SHINGLES AND OTHER MATERIAL
WERE THROWN BOTH DOWNWIND AND UPWIND FROM THE HOME. TO THE 
SOUTHEAST OF JUMPER ROAD, ADDITIONAL TREE DAMAGE WAS NOTED ALONG N
OLD STATE ROAD. THE TORNADO LIKELY CROSSED ALUM CREEK, PRODUCING 
ADDITIONAL TREE DAMAGE ALONG N 3 BS AND K ROAD BEFORE LIFTING. 
THIS TORNADO IS RATED EF0 ON THE ENHANCED FUJITA SCALE, WITH 
MAXIMUM WINDS OF 80 MPH.

OTHER TREE DAMAGE WAS OBSERVED WITHIN THE CITY OF DELAWARE, AND
ALSO EAST OF INTERSTATE 71 IN THE BERKSHIRE AREA EASTWARD TO 
SUNBURY. THIS DAMAGE WAS CONSISTENT WITH STRAIGHT LINE WINDS OF 60
TO 65 MPH.

STORM DAMAGE WAS ALSO SURVEYED IN THE MARYSVILLE AREA OF UNION 
COUNTY EAST-SOUTHEAST INTO THE LEWIS CENTER AREA OF DELAWARE 
COUNTY. MUCH OF THE DAMAGE CONSISTED OF TREES BEING KNOCKED DOWN 
OR LARGE LIMBS BLOWN DOWN. SPORADIC STRUCTURAL DAMAGE WAS ALSO 
NOTED. DAMAGE WITHIN THIS AREA WAS STRAIGHT LINE IN NATURE, WITH 
INSTANCES OF DAMAGE CONSISTENT WITH WINDS OF 70 TO 75 MPH. 

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WOULD LIKE TO THANK THE DELAWARE
COUNTY OHIO EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY AND UNION COUNTY OHIO 
EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY, ALONG WITH OTHER PUBLIC SAFETY 
OFFICIALS AND EYEWITNESSES, FOR THEIR ASSISTANCE AND SUPPORT WITH
THESE DAMAGE SURVEYS. 

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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