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NOUS41 KILN 290111

Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Wilmington OH
811 PM EST Wed Feb 28 2024


...Montgomery/Greene County Tornado...

Start Location...1 SE Riverside in Montgomery County OH
End Location...1 SSE Wright-Patterson AFB in Greene County OH
Estimated Start Time...04:37 AM EST
Estimated End Time.... 04:41 AM EST
Maximum EF-Scale Rating...EF1
Estimated Maximum Wind Speed...100 mph
Maximum Path Width...200.0 yards
Path Length...2.4225 miles
Beginning Lat/Lon...39.769800000000004 / -84.1095
Ending Lat/Lon...39.7796 / -84.0663
* Fatalities...0
* Injuries...0

The National Weather Service in Wilmington, Ohio surveyed tornado
damage from eastern Montgomery County, Ohio into Greene County,
Ohio. The tornado is believed to have first developed in 
Montgomery County, near the dwellings located just south of 
Wright-Patterson Air Force base. Large, hardwood branches were 
broken near the intersection of Mitchell Dr and Spinning Rd. Minor
tree damage continued across Airway Rd into portions of the Air 
Force Base. 

More notable damage was observed into Greene County, specifically
at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base where a restoration hanger had
minor structural damage with sheet metal ripped off. Some planes 
that were in the process of being restored also took damage due to
flying debris. This damage was notable enough to warrant EF1 
strength winds around 100 MPH. Additional damage down Loop Rd was 
observed from the bent guard rails and several hardwood trees 
broken and snapped. A few of the dwellings on the eastern side of 
the base took damage to the roofs as shingles were ripped off. 
More residential damage was observed just east of the base, with 
quite a bit of shingles lost on the roof of the apartment complex 
just behind the Meijer grocery store. 

Overall, based on the damage, the tornado weakened as it traveled
further eastward from this point, with mainly tree damage 
observed. The last bit of tree damage was found near University 
Blvd, just west of the Student Union associated with Wright State 

The National Weather Service would like to thank Montgomery 
County EMA, Greene County EMA, and personnel at Wright-Patterson 
Air Force Base for their cooperation and assistance with this 

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.