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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PITTSBURGH PA
1234 PM EDT FRI SEP 13 2013

...TORNADO CONFIRMED APPROXIMATELY 4 SW OF BYESVILLE IN GUERNSEY
COUNTY OHIO...

LOCATION...4 SW OF BYESVILLE IN GUERNSEY COUNTY OHIO
DATE...09/12/2013
ESTIMATED TIME...756 PM EDT 
MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING...EF0
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...65 MPH 
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...1/16 OF A MILE
PATH LENGTH...LESS THAN A 1/4 MILE 
BEGINNING LAT/LON...39.9394 N / -81.5940 
ENDING LAT/LON...39.9367N / -81.5925
* 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 PITTSBURGH PA HAS CONFIRMED A
TORNADO APPROXIMATELY 4 SW OF BYESVILLE IN GUERNSEY COUNTY EAST
CENTRAL OHIO ON 09/12/2013.

A WEAK TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN LAST NIGHT SOUTHWEST OF BYESVILLE
OHIO NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF STATE ROUTE 313 AND NORTH STAR ROAD. THE
TORNADO WAS VIDEOTAPED BY A SHERIFF DEPUTY. THE GREATEST IMPACT
WAS TO A HOUSE WHERE THE ROOF WAS LIFTED OFF AND PLACED BACK ON
THE HOUSE. A SHED WAS DESTROYED ALONG WITH A CHICKEN COUP THAT WAS
DISPLACED OVER A 100 FEET AWAY. NUMEROUS LARGE TREES WERE KNOCKED
DOWN...SOME OF WHICH BLOCKED STATE ROUTE 313 FOR A SHORT PERIOD.

MANY THANKS TO THE GUERNSEY COUNTY SHERIFF/S OFFICE AND THE
GUERNSEY COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY THAT ASSISTED DURING
THE PROCESS.  

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

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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