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NWS confirms tornado in Brown County

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The National Weather Service has confirmed that a tornado did touch down in Brown County on Monday night.

Officials say an F-1 twister touched down at Route 125 at 68, two miles east of Georgetown, at around 7:54 p.m.

The tornado had an estimated maximum windspeed of 90 miles per hour, a maximum width of 100 yards and a path length of a half mile.

Four barns were damaged or destroyed as a result of the tornado, and several trees were blown down at the beginning of the path on the north side of Route 125. The debris from the barns were strewn a quarter mile.

The tornado moved east through several wooded areas, snapping and uprooting numerous trees. The tornado crossed SR 125 near township Hwy 77/Conn-Geeslin Road where it demolished four small barns. The tornado then lifted just before crossing county Hwy 77/Conn Road.

The damage was clearly tornadic in nature with a weakly convergent ground level flow into the tornado path. This was shown in the tree damage near the beginning of the path. At the location where the four barns were demolished, debris consisted of barn material strewn both upstream and downstream of the tornado path with numerous 2x4 boards driven into the ground. Significant mud spatter was also noted on the few barn walls which remained standing. Tall weeds were also indicative of a convergent low level flow into the tornado path. Debris from the barns was thrown downstream about a quarter of a mile into a field and nearby tree line.

The National Weather Service had issued Tornado Warnings for eastern Clinton County, northern Highland County and parts of Brown and Adams Counties on Monday. 

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