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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Wilmington OH
716 PM EDT Wed Apr 4 2018


Location...Xenia NNW in Greene County Ohio
Date...April 3 2018
Estimated Time...4:45 PM EDT
Maximum EF-Scale Rating...EF1
Estimated Maximum Wind Speed...95
MPH Maximum Path Width...200 yards 
Path Length...8.75 miles 
Beginning Lat/Lon...39.7473N / 83.9710W 
Ending lat/Lon...39.7939N /83.8229W
* 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 Wilmington OH has confirmed a
tornado in Beavercreek, Xenia and Miami Townships north of Xenia 
in Greene County Ohio on April 3 2018.

The first confirmed damage area was in the 1000 block of Ludlow
Road in Beavercreek Township, where significant structural damage
occurred to 2 barns and some roof damage to the residence of a
farm. One barn had the roof off a large barn, a collapsed silo
with additional wall damage to another barn. Numerous hardwood and
softwood trees were damaged and roof and chimney damage to the
home. This damage was consistent with low end EF1/high end EF0
damage, with wind estimated at 85 to 90 mph.

Several properties further east along Ludlow Road sustained
damage, the most significant being in the 800 block, where a home
sustained more than 30 percent of roof being torn off, multiple
broken windows, and structural damage to both the exterior and
interior walls of the home. Damage to the home was consistent with
wind speeds of 90 to 95 mph, EF1 category. Additional significant
barn and tree damage occurred on the property. 

Further east on Ludlow Road, in the 700 to 500 block, several
homes sustained roof damage, with significant damage to barns.
Such damage was consistent with high end EF0 damage of 75 to 80

The tornado continued eastward, in the 2400 North Block of U.S.
68. Minor structural damage to a home was sustained, mainly siding
and roof damage as well as a collapsed chimney, with a fence also
destroyed. A large camper was rolled over, and the roof was 
lifted off a brick outbuilding. Damage to this property was
consistent with EF1 strength of near 90 mph. 

Further east along Clifton Road, structural damage occurred to
barns along with roof and porch damage to homes in the 700 and 800
block of Clifton Road. Damage in this area was consistent with EF0
damage of about 75 mph. 

Damage became more significant further northeast along Clifton
Road, where substantial damage occurred to several barns, along
with snapped softwood and hardwood trees. In addition, significant
roof and siding damage was present on the residences of 2 homes in
the 2400 block of Clifton Road. Damage here was consistent with
low end EF1 between 86 and 90 mph. A sheep farm in this area did 
experience loss of 5 sheep.

The northern most extent of confirmed tornado damage was along
State Route 72 and Clifton Road. While there was widespread tree
and roof damage along Wilberforce-Clifton Road and State Route 72
south of Clifton, this damage was all in the same direction to the
north-northeast, without substantial evidence of backsplatter as
associated with rotation. While the wind damage was significant in
this area, estimated to be as high as 80 mph, this damage was more
consistent with straight line wind damage.

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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.