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Statement as of 3:35 PM EDT on August 26, 2016


... NWS damage survey for 08/24/2016 tornado event update #3...

.Update...
Details for three additional tornadoes have been updated below, including
a tornado in northern Defiance County Ohio, and two tornadoes in Henry County Ohio.
Additional surveys continue today and additional information will be
added at a later time. A continued thanks to our spotters, the public,
emergency managers, media partners and neighboring NWS offices for all of the
information and help in completing these surveys. Special thanks to the
civil air patrol for a flyover of the damage in Northeast Indiana and Northwest Ohio.

Note: tornadoes below are listed in chronological order.

.Tornado 1 / Wells County...

Rating: EF-0
estimated peak wind: 65 mph
path length /statute/: 0.04 miles
path width /maximum/: 20 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: 08/24/2016
start time: 4:59 PM EDT
start location: 4 miles east of Van Buren / Wells / in
start lat/lon: 40.6103 N / -85.4249 W

End date: 08/24/2016
end time: 5:00 PM EDT
end location: 4 miles east of Van Buren / Wells / in
end_lat/lon: 40.6107 N / -85.4244 W

A survey conducted along with eyewitness reports indicate that a funnel
cloud briefly made contact with the ground on County Road west 900 south,
one half mile east of south 1100 west. A few tree branches were snapped,
the metal siding of a pole barn was partially sucked outward and an
unanchored wooden well house was drug into a nearby pond. This tornado
was in contact with the ground for about one minute.

.Tornado 2/ Allen County Indiana...

Rating: EF-3
estimated peak wind: 160 mph
path length /statute/: 5.26 miles
path width /maximum/: 500 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: 08/24/2016
start time: 5:27 PM EDT
start location: 3.7 miles northwest of Woodburn / Allen / in
start lat/lon: 41.1475 N / -84.9187 W


End date: 08/24/2016
end time: 5:39 PM EDT
end location: 4.1 miles east of Harlan / Allen / in
end_lat/lon: 41.1953 N / -84.8425 W

The tornado touched down roughly 1/4 mile northeast of the intersection
of Doty Road and Roberts Road in a crop field. The tornado tracked
generally in a northeasterly direction causing extensive structural
damage to homes, barns, trees and crops throughout the entirety of the
path. Additional details will be posted in our web story at
http://www.Weather.Gov/iwx/20160824_tornadooutbreak.

.Tornado 3 / Adams County...

Rating: EF-1
estimated peak wind: 100 mph
path length /statute/: 7.62 miles
path width /maximum/: 50 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: 08/24/2016
start time: 5:49 PM EDT
start location: 3.5 miles northwest of Berne / Adams / in
start lat/lon: 40.6832 N / -85.0247 W


End date: 08/24/2016
end time: 6:03 PM EDT
end location: 5.9 miles north northeast of Berne / Adams / in
end_lat/lon: 40.7337 N / -84.8967 W

A survey and eyewitness reports along with an aerial survey by emergency
management indicated a funnel cloud was skipping along this path and
occasionally touching down. The aerial survey indicated several touch
Downs within the middle of bean and corn fields. Ground survey found
several taller barn structures with partial roofs torn off and lofted
several hundred yards in pieces. Larger trees had large limbs broken
off while smaller trees were knocked down or uprooted.

.Tornado 4 / Paulding/Defiance counties...

Rating: EF-2
estimated peak wind: 130 mph
path length /statute/: 4.47 miles
path width /maximum/: 250 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: 08/24/2016
start time: 5:53 PM EDT
start location: 4.2 miles northeast of Antwerp / Paulding / OH
start lat/lon: 41.2220 N / -84.6813 W


End date: 08/24/2016
end time: 6:04 PM EDT
end location: 1.5 miles south southeast of Mark Center / Defiance / OH
end_lat/lon: 41.2686 N / -84.6232 W

The tornado touched down roughly 1/5 mile west of the intersection of
Road 192 and Road 220 in a wooded area next to a residence. The tornado
tracked generally in a northeasterly direction causing extensive
structural damage to homes, barns, trees and crops throughout the
entirety of the path. Additional details will be posted in our web
story at http://www.Weather.Gov/iwx/20160824_tornadooutbreak.

.Tornado 5 / Miami County...

Rating: EF-0
estimated peak wind: 70 mph
path length /statute/: 0.06 miles
path width /maximum/: 20 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: 08/24/2016
start time: 6:13 PM EDT
start location: 2.0 miles north northwest of Peru / Miami / in
start lat/lon: 40.7740 N / -86.0796 W


End date: 08/24/2016
end time: 6:14 PM EDT
end location: 2.0 miles north northwest of Peru / Miami / in
end_lat/lon: 40.7742 N / -86.0785 W

A storm survey and eyewitness reports indicated a brief touchdown on
the north side of Peru. Damage to shingles and sheeting of a roof was
noted at a medical center along with downed large tree limbs.

.Tornado 6 / Defiance County...

Rating: EF-2
estimated peak wind: 120-125 mph
path length /statute/: 2.69 miles
path width /maximum/: 400 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 1

Start date: 08/24/2016
start time: 6:28 PM EDT
start location: 2.8 miles north northwest of Defiance / Defiance / OH
start lat/lon: 41.3231 N / -84.3803 W


End date: 08/24/2016
end time: 6:34 PM EDT
end location: 4.2 miles north northeast of Defiance / Defiance / OH
end_lat/lon: 41.3461 N / -84.3397 W

A survey conducted along with eyewitness reports indicate a funnel
cloud made multiple touchdowns along this path. The initial touchdown
was northwest of Defiance along Christy Road. Damage in this area
was tree branches up to 3 inch diameter broken off. The tornado
increased in intensity to EF2 north of Defiance along Route 66.
Damage in this area consisted of structural with a roof blown off
of a business and transmission lines blown down. The tornado tracked
further northeast where damage was noted along Flory Road, east of
Route 66. Damage here consisted of roof damage to a residence and
collapse of a storage building to the east of the home. The end of
the damage path was located north of the intersection of CArpenter
Road and Flory Road where tree branches were broken off.


.Tornado 7 / Van Wert County...

Rating: EF-1
estimated peak wind: 100 mph
path length /statute/: 5.5 miles
path width /maximum/: 75 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: 08/24/2016
start time: 6:30 PM EDT
start location: 8 miles southwest of Van Wert / Van Wert / OH
start lat/lon: 40.8241 N / -84.7257 W


End date: 08/24/2016
end time: 6:41 PM EDT
end location: 4.4 miles west northwest of Van Wert / Van Wert / OH
end_lat/lon: 40.8881 N / -84.6646 W

A survey and eyewitness reports along with an aerial survey by emergency
management indicated a funnel cloud was skipping along this path and
occasionally touching down. First touch down was in a corn field just west
of a residence on Convoy heller Road. Several trees were uprooted and
snapped off while some roof and siding damage occurred to the home. A large
two story garage/barn had mud thrown onto the eastern side of the building.
A window was broken inward while a vent on the building was blown outward.
The tornado continued skipping northeast hitting a large barn on US
Highway 224. The roof of this building was blown off to the north and witnessed
by homeowner. The tornado continued skipping northeast, knocking down trees including
a large Pine Tree in a cemetery. Several small grave stones were also moved.


.Tornado 8 / Van Wert County...

Rating: EF-0
estimated peak wind: 75 mph
path length /statute/: 1.5 miles
path width /maximum/: 25 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: 08/24/2016
start time: 6:41 PM EDT
start location: 4.8 miles west northwest of Van Wert / Van Wert / OH
start lat/lon: 40.8878 N / -84.6698 W


End date: 08/24/2016
end time: 6:45 PM EDT
end location: 5.1 miles northwest of Van Wert / Van Wert / OH
end_lat/lon: 40.9071 N / -84.6579 W

Secondary spin up tornado from same mesocyclone as tornado 3. Damage found
from aerial survey by emergency manager of mainly crop damage to corn and
beans.

.Tornado 9 / Henry County...

Rating: EF-1
estimated peak wind: 100 mph
path length /statute/: 2.69 miles
path width /maximum/: 150 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: 08/24/2016
start time: 6:48 PM EDT
start location: 4.8 miles west southwest of Napoleon / Henry / OH
start lat/lon: 41.3823 N / -84.2161 W


End date: 08/24/2016
end time: 6:54 PM EDT
end location: 3.3 miles northwest of Napoleon / Henry / OH
end_lat/lon: 41.4115 N / -84.1786 W

A survey conducted indicates a funnel cloud made multiple touchdowns
along this path. The initial touchdown was in western
Henry County, along County Road p and north of U.S. 24. Damage in
this area consisted of tree branches broken off. Further northeast
the tornado intensified to an EF1 north of County Road p where roof
damage occurred to a residence. A storage building also sustained
significant damage. The tornado tracked northeast where damage was
noted at the intersection of County Road 17 and County Road q1.
Damage in this area consisted of a demolished storage barn and roof
damage to a residence. Further northeast along Highway 6 between
County Road r and County Road q1, roof damage occurred to a
residence. Metal storage silos were also blown off of their
foundation. To the north of Highway 6, tree branches were torn off
where the damage path ended.


.Tornado 10 / Van Wert County...

Rating: EF-0
estimated peak wind: 65 mph
path length /statute/: 4.67 miles
path width /maximum/: 40 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: 08/24/2016
start time: 6:51 PM EDT
start location: 3.9 miles north northeast of Van Wert / Van Wert / OH
start lat/lon: 40.9108 N / -84.5538 W


End date: 08/24/2016
end time: 7:04 PM EDT
end location: 8.6 miles northeast of Van Wert / Van Wert / OH
end_lat/lon: 40.9601 N / -84.4932 W

Damage found from aerial survey by emergency manager of mainly crop damage
to corn and beans. Tornado skipped once in middle of this path.

.Tornado 11 / Van Wert County...

Rating: EF-0
estimated peak wind: 65 mph
path length /statute/: 2.46 miles
path width /maximum/: 20 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: 08/24/2016
start time: 7:04 PM EDT
start location: 10.1 miles northeast of Van Wert / Van Wert / OH
start lat/lon: 40.9602 N / -84.4437 W


End date: 08/24/2016
end time: 7:10 PM EDT
end location: 12.6 miles northeast of Van Wert / Van Wert / OH
end_lat/lon: 40.9874 N / -84.4134 W

Damage found from aerial survey by emergency manager of mainly crop damage
to corn and beans.

.Tornado 12 / Henry County...

Rating: EF-0
estimated peak wind: 65 mph
path length /statute/: 0.01 miles
path width /maximum/: 20 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: 08/24/2016
start time: 7:19 PM EDT
start location: 3.0 miles east southeast of Liberty Center / Henry / OH
start lat/lon: 41.4342 N / -83.9518 W


End date: 08/24/2016
end time: 7:20 PM EDT
end location: 3.0 miles east southeast of Liberty Center / Henry / OH
end_lat/lon: 41.4342 N / -83.9518 W

A law enforcement officer saw a brief touchdown in a field. Only crop damage occurred.


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

Note:
the information in this statement is preliminary and subject to
change pending final review of the events and publication in
NWS storm data.


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