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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Northern Indiana
539 PM EST Tue Mar 5 2024

...NWS Damage Survey for March 5, 2023...

A brief EF-0 landspout tornado occurred between Ottawa and
Leipsic, Ohio this afternoon around 2:34 PM ET. Several photos 
and videos were taken of the funnel cloud and developing landspout
tornado along State Road 65 south of Leipsic. The Putnam County 
Sheriff's office and trained spotters reported damage to a home 
along Road H5 just east of State Road 65. The tornado was on the 
ground for only a minute before moving northeast and dissipating 
in an open field along Road 5H.


Rating:                 EF0
Estimated Peak Wind:    70 mph
Path Length /statute/:  0.21 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   50 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             03/05/2024
Start Time:             02:34 PM EDT
Start Location:         3 SSE Leipsic / Putnam County / OH
Start Lat/Lon:          41.0591 / -83.98

End Date:               03/05/2024
End Time:               02:35 PM EDT
End Location:           3 SSE Leipsic / Putnam County / OH
End Lat/Lon:            41.0597 / -83.976

Survey Summary:
A brief EF-0 landspout tornado occurred south of Leipsic, Ohio
this afternoon. Several photos and videos were taken of the
tornado along SR65 near the intersection with Road H5. The
tornado caused damage to one home on Road H5, with loss of the
roof, shingles, and some siding. A poorly built attached garage
collapsed, and debris could be seen scattered to the northeast of
the home. The tornado quickly dissipated in an open field just
north of the intersection of Road H5 and Road 5H, just east of


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.