Thursday, October 28, 2010

EF1 Tornado Confirmed North of Eldorado in Darke County

The National Weather Service in Wilmington has confirmed an EF1 Tornado touched down in the southern area of Darke County on Tuesday, October 26, 2010 at approximately 11:40 am. The tornado likely touched down initially in Preble County in open farm land north of Eldorado-Whitewater Road where some minor damage occurred. After lifting for a short time it then touched down west of State Route 726 and demolished a barn. It then continued across 726 where it hit a residence on Preble County Butler Twp Road where outbuildings were destroyed with debris covering approximately 300 yards along with significant tree damage. From there the tornado crossed farm fields until glancing another residence along State Route 722 where tree damage and minor outbuilding damage occurred. Several utility poles along 722 were snapped in half. The tornado continued northeast and hit a residence on Emrick Road, breaking windows in the home along with significant outbuilding damage and several large, healthy trees snapped off and uprooted. Additional damage occurred to a residence on Otterbein Ithaca Road with a tree snapped off into a house and a barn partially collapsed.

Estimated wind speeds are a maximum of 90 mph with a path of 30 yards wide and 5.5 miles long. There were no reported injuries from this storm.

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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