Three tornado touchdowns confirmed in northern Ohio from Sunday's storms

CLEVELAND - After surveying the damage left behind by Sunday evening's severe thunderstorms, the National Weather Service has determined that three tornadoes did touch down in northern Ohio.

The strongest tornado touched down in Wood County at 5:35 p.m. and then moved into Lucas County between the cities of Perrysburg and Oregon. The tornado reached maximum wind speeds of 125 miles per hour in two locations along its 12 mile path. EF-2 damage was reported along Oregon Road in Perrysburg and then again in the city of Oregon in Lucas County. Several homes were heavily damaged in Oregon. Between these two cities, the tornado was weaker, exhibiting EF-0 to EF-1 strength (winds between 65 and 90 mph).

The second tornado touched down briefly at about 5:35 p.m. in Jerry City in Wood County. This tornado traveled along Main Street for about a mile before lifting near Jerry City Road. Maximum wind speeds were estimated between 105 and 110 mph.

The third twister touched down in Ottawa County near the community of Elmore around 6pm. The tornado was rated an EF-1 with winds near 95 mph. Damage was limited to mainly trees along a 3/4 mile long path.

Here's the officials statement on the EF-2 tornado from the National Weather Service in Cleveland:

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT...CORRECTED PATH WIDTH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CLEVELAND OHIO
310 PM EST MON NOV 18 2013

...EF-2 TORNADO CONFIRMED IN WOOD AND LUCAS COUNTIES...

LOCATION...LIME CITY ROAD & US ROUTE 20 IN PERRYSBURG OHIO
(WOOD COUNTY) TO CORDUROY ROAD & WYNN ROAD IN OREGON OHIO
(LUCAS COUNTY)
DATE...NOVEMBER 17, 2013
ESTIMATED TIME...535 PM EST TO 555 PM EST
MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING...EF-2
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...120 MPH TO 125 MPH
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...150 TO 200 YARDS WIDE
PATH LENGTH...APPROXIMATELY 12 MILES
BEGINNING LAT/LON...41.539N / 83.568W
ENDING LAT/LON...41.659N / 83.421W

THE TORNADO FORMED NEAR LIME CITY ROAD AND US ROUTE 20 IN
PERRYSBURG. THE TORNADO REACHED EF-2 STRENGTH NEAR OREGON ROAD
AND ROUTE 795 NEAR PERRYSBURG. IT THEN CONTINUED MOVING NORTHEAST
AT MOSTLY EF-1 OR EF-0 STRENGTH AND THEN REACHING EF-2 STRENGTH
AGAIN IN THE CITY OF OREGON WHERE SEVERAL HOMES WERE DESTROYED.

EF-0 WIND SPEED   65 MPH TO   85 MPH
EF-1 WIND SPEED   86 MPH TO  110 MPH
EF-2 WIND SPEED  111 MPH TO  135 MPH
EF-3 WIND SPEED  136 MPH TO  165 MPH
EF-4 WIND SPEED  166 MPH TO  200 MPH
EF-5 WIND SPEED  GREATER THAN 200 MPH


*THE INFORMATION IN THIS STATEMENT IS PRELIMINARY AND SUBJECT TO
CHANGE PENDING FINAL REVIEW OF THE EVENT AND PUBLICATION IN THE NWS
STORM DATA.

Here's the official release on the EF-1 tornado from the National Weather Service in Cleveland:

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CLEVELAND OHIO
410 PM EST MON NOV 18 2013

...EF-1 TORNADO CONFIRMED IN WOOD COUNTY...

LOCATION...THE TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN ON THE EAST SIDE OF JERRY CITY
NEAR MAIN STREET AND HUFFMAN ROAD AND LIFTED ABOUT 1 MILE EAST ALONG
JERRY CITY ROAD.
DATE...NOVEMBER 17, 2013
ESTIMATED TIME...535 PM EST TO 540 PM EST
MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING...EF-1
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...105 MPH TO 110 MPH
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...75 TO 100 YARDS WIDE
PATH LENGTH...APPROXIMATELY 1 MILES
BEGINNING LAT/LON...41.253N / 83.593W
ENDING LAT/LON...41.254N / 83.587W

EF-0 WIND SPEED   65 MPH TO   85 MPH
EF-1 WIND SPEED   86 MPH TO  110 MPH
EF-2 WIND SPEED  111 MPH TO  135 MPH
EF-3 WIND SPEED  136 MPH TO  165 MPH
EF-4 WIND SPEED  166 MPH TO  200 MPH
EF-5 WIND SPEED  GREATER THAN 200 MPH


Here is the report about the 3rd tornado in Ottawa County:


PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT...CORRECTED PATH WIDTH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CLEVELAND OHIO
515 PM EST MON NOV 18 2013

...EF-1 TORNADO CONFIRMED IN OTTAWA COUNTY...

LOCATION...3 MILES EAST OF ELMORE IN OTTAWA COUNTY
DATE...NOVEMBER 17, 2013
ESTIMATED TIME...600 PM EST
MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING...EF-1
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...95 MPH
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...50 TO 75 YARDS WIDE
PATH LENGTH...APPROXIMATELY THREE QUARTERS OF A MILE
BEGINNING LAT/LON...41.465N / 83.223W
ENDING LAT/LON...41.470N / 83.210W

THE TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN NEAR YEASTING ROAD AND STATE ROUTE 590 AND
MOVED NORTHEAST ABOUT THREE QUARTERS OF A MILE BEFORE DISSIPATING.

EF-0 WIND SPEED   65 MPH TO   85 MPH
EF-1 WIND SPEED   86 MPH TO  110 MPH
EF-2 WIND SPEED  111 MPH TO  135 MPH
EF-3 WIND SPEED  136 MPH TO  165 MPH
EF-4 WIND SPEED  166 MPH TO  200 MPH
EF-5 WIND SPEED  GREATER THAN 200 MPH

 

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