The National Weather has confirmed that three separate tornadoes touched down in Northeast Ohio around midnight Wednesday. The tornado weakened and moved into the town of Portland, doing EF1 damage there. The storm boasted winds that gusted up to 67 mph overnight — just 7 mph below hurricane status — and caused damage that include knocked down trees, power lines and power poles. Numerous homes in a subdivision of southwest Plain City were completely leveled or almost swept away. Then, at high-end EF4 strength, the tornado moved into Gahanna, leveling or sweeping away several well-built homes and businesses. It exited Miami county, and rapidly intensified. Before the main severe weather event on April 23, a local severe weather event impacted Illinois on April 22. The tornado touched down at 3:35 PM EDT near Choctaw Lake in western Madison County. This was upgraded to a moderate risk with the day 3 convective outlook, and the NWS Wilmington area forecast discussion noted the possibility of a large-scale tornado outbreak in the region. The tornado continued through heavily populated areas of eastern Summit County doing EF1 and EF2 damage to homes and businesses before crossing into Portage County and dissipating near Kent. A department store had its entire roof peeled back resulting in two exterior walls collapsing. Trees were completely debarked and reduced to stumps. The tornado began as a narrow, weak tornado and did damage to rural areas west and north of Piqua. Miami, Shelby, Champaign, Logan, Marion, Morrow, Richland. 15 people died in New Albany. A barn was destroyed in Grafton Township. Damage surveyors estimated winds to be 220 mph, something they had never done. It was also the first EF5 to strike the United States since the 2013 Moore, Oklahoma tornado. It reached peak winds of about 80 mph and a maximum width of about 100 yards and the NWS classified it as an EF-0. Moving northeast, the tornado intensified, and did low-end EF3 damage to a few homes on the western and northern side of Westerville. Healthy area, as well as places to the west and east, on the evening of April 8, 2020. A long-tracked EF4 tornado originated near Richmond, Indiana, and carved a 68.3-mile path of destruction until it dissipated near Urbana, Ohio. The preliminary tornado count from April 2020 was among the most on record in April. — NWS Cleveland (@NWSCLE) April 8, 2020 An EF-0 tornado is the weakest tornado on the Enhanced Fujita Scale. BRUNSWICK, Ohio (WJW) — Severe weather hit parts of Northeast Ohio Tuesday night into early Wednesday morning. On April 23, 2020 a large outbreak of tornadoes impacted Ohio, Eastern Indiana, and Northern Kentucky. It went through Bexley where widespread EF3 and EF4 damage occured, with numerous well-built homes completely leveled. This tornado formed near the triple point fairly early on in the outbreak. Passing through the west and north sides of the city, it did mid to high-end EF3 damage to several subdivisions. The supercell that spawned the tornado initiated ahead of the cold front, and was the first supercell to do so. Model guidance on April 22 also hinted at this possibility, and by the morning of the April 23, the SPC upgraded to a high risk across much of Ohio, extreme East Indiana, and Northern Kentucky. PUBLISHED 3:24 PM EDT Apr. The tornado then entered rural areas of northern and northeast Greene County, where scattered debris was found in fields and trees were denuded and debarked. Three homes with anchor bolts were swept away leaving open basements, but contextual discrepancies prevented a rating higher than high-end EF4. A powerful trough moved east into the Midwest, and the Storm Prediction Center placed Ohio and Eastern Indiana under a 30% risk area on April 19 with their day 5 outlook. Updated Apr 8, 2020 at 10:53am Twitter Tornado touches in Brunswick, Ohio. 2Most severe tornado damage; see Fujita scale. A rare 45% tornado risk area was centered over central Ohio, and a large outbreak of significant and long-tracked tornadoes was anticipated. April 7-8, 2020 - Overnight Severe Storms; Hail, Damaging Winds, and 3 Tornadoes. Heavily rain-wrapped tornado stayed in rural areas. NWS classified the tornado as an EF-1, since it reached peak winds of about 100 mph and a maximum width of about 100 yards. Registration on or use of this site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement, Privacy Policy and Cookie Statement, and Your California Privacy Rights (each updated 1/1/21). The tornado continued and took a slight turn north, then continued on its northeasterly track. The EF-1 tornado produced maximum winds around 90 mph and was about 100 yards wide. The tornado then exited New Albany, weakening to a low-end EF4, before producing EF5 damage one last time to two large, well-built homes in extreme northeast Franklin County, both of them being swept away completely. Initially damage was weak, but as the tornado moved northeast, high-end EF2 damage occured southeast of New Haven in Fort Wayne's suburbs. Widespread EF4 damage continued as the tornado ripped through residential areas and moved into New Albany. SHARE. Several vehicles were hurled long distances and crushed, and in some cases were wrapped around debarked trees. The tornado then weakened and dissipated near Woodburn. This relatively short lived, narrow, yet intense tornado did significant damage to the eastern side of Lima. Please support high-quality local journalism. A Tornado Watch is in effect for Greene, Clinton, Butler, Montgomery, Warren, and Preble counties until 2 a.m. Thursday. A weak tornado touched down at about 12:20 a.m. in southern Stark County, northwest of East Sparta. The National Weather Service issued a tornado warning until 12:30 a.m. Wednesday for the following areas: The tornado crossed into Licking County, where ground scouring occured and trees were debarked in rural areas. The tornado crossed over the Hoover Reservoir, doing EF2 and sporadic EF3 damaged to homes in rural areas of southeast and eastern Delaware County. This strong tornado touched down northeast of Redkey, Indiana, and moved through mainly rural areas in its lifetime, producing high-end EF2 damage to the farm homes it did impact. That's because Saturday saw two tornadoes touch down in Miami County, which is … April 2020 had about one-third more tornadoes than average. From April 22–23, another outbreak of 45 tornadoes across the Southeast caused six deaths. In a few cases, cinder blocks of basement walls were sheared off at ground level. The cement on the runways had been scoured away, and significant ground scouring occured around the area. The damage in New Albany has been considered some of the most intense of all time, and the outbreak is one of the most intense the region has ever experienced. Several houses were severely damaged with EF1 and EF2 damage noted in Wadsworth. 3 deaths occured there, where a family was trying to outrun the tornado in their car. Low-end EF2 damage occurred almost immediately after the tornado touched down no the southwestern side of Wadsworth. Two old homes were swept away in Bexley. Activity continued eastward into the late afternoon with several more significant tornadoes occurring before tapering off before sunset. The tornado reintensified and became wrapped in rain, making for a very dangerous situation. As the storms moved east, the supercells matured and became prolific tornado producers in extreme east Indiana and western Ohio. It eventually dissipated in a field east of Delaware. It destroyed a few farms and moved northeast through rural areas, then entered Delaware. Apr 8, 2020 at 12:05 AM Apr 8, 2020 at 12:37 AM The tornado warning issued late Tuesday night expired at 12:30 a.m. Wednesday. NWS did not receive any reports of people injured in the tornados, but several buildings were damaged. The tornado continued to produce high-end EF3 damage and low-end EF4 damage between Phillipsburg and West Milton, where more homes were completely flattened or swept away, although most of them lacked anchor bolts. Olivett in central Robertson County at EF2 strength. The tornado touched down at 3:28 PM EDT, moving northeast at 40 mph out of extreme east Madison County. Note that cinder blocks were sheared off of basement walls at ground level. It was one of three tornadoes confirmed Wednesday by the NWS. The tornado grew to about 1/4 mile wide and moved through extremely rural areas of northeast Harrison County, before slamming Mt. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. As such, hodographs were forecast to be extremely favorable for violent tornadoes. 5 people died in the town. The tornado did EF2 damage shortly after touching down in Worthington. The tornado moved northeast and entered Summit County. All rights reserved (About Us). After that tornado lifted, the supercell persisted northeast and produced another strong tornado about 1 hour and 10 minutes after the Piqua-Mansfield tornado lifted. The tornado tracked 43.2 miles, killed 14, and was on the ground for just over an hour, with a max width of 3/4 mile. A tornado set down in southern Lorain and northern Medina counties. ... — NWS Wilmington OH (@NWSILN) April 8, 2020. On the northern side of Beavercreek, low-end EF4 damage was noted to a few homes that were reduced to piles of rubble. The New Albany Links residential area was next, where EF5 damage continued, and numerous homes were reduced to nothing but slabs or open basements. The tornado persisted through very open rural areas, and because it wasn't rain-wrapped, it offered chasers an incredible view of this intense tornado. March 26, 2020. An EF-1 tornado is the second-weakest on the Fujita-Pearson scale. Several injuries occurred inside. It entered southwest Franklin county, doing mainly EF0 damage to trees. The tornado plowed through the south side of the city, leaving only interior walls standing and leveling a few homes again at high-end EF3 strength. After clipping the northwest corner of Champaign County, the small town of Quincy took a direct hit, with nearly every structure in town being damaged. In West Sonora, a car was tossed 200 yards and trees were debarked. Very large hail fell in Medina shortly before the tornado touched down. Debris was very finely granulated. At EF5 strength, entire rows of well-built brick homes with extensive anchor bolting were completely swept away, leaving only open basements. It crossed the Scioto River, produced EF3 damage in northern Powell, and then began to weaken, producing mainly EF1 to EF2 damage for the remainder of its path. The event left 89 people dead and cost $11.3 billion. The houses there were reduced to piles of debris or were partially swept away. CLEVELAND, Ohio — A tornado touched down in Summit County late Tuesday night, the third confirmed twister from violent storms that moved through Northeast Ohio. Touching down at 2:37 PM EDT, the tornado moved out of Moraine and into Dayton's southeastern suburbs, and rapidly intensified, doing EF3 damage to homes and businesses, with 1 person being killed in a car while driving, unaware the tornado was upon them. It went on to move just South of downtown Columbus and directly impacted Gahanna and New Albany as an EF5, then dissipating Northeast of Johnstown. Trees in its path were denuded and snapped, and a few trailer homes were destroyed. It was a large wedge, and scoured some grass and debarked trees. This supercell formed ahead of the cold front, and did so earlier and farther west than others that formed ahead of the front. The tornado exited the town, then entered Mason County, doing EF1 damage with some sporadic EF2 damage before dissipating near the town of Maysville just before crossing the Ohio River. STARK COUNTY, Ohio — An EF-0 tornado blew through Stark County early Wednesday morning, according to the National Weather Service. 08, 2020. Around this time, a PDS tornado warning was issued for the southern side of Marion. The tornado intensified further as it moved into Verona, where high-end EF4 damage occured with several homes being flattened or swept away, and some ground scouring occured. Author: WKYC Staff Published: 11:09 PM EDT April 7, 2020 On April 23, 2020 a large outbreak of tornadoes impacted Ohio, Eastern Indiana, and Northern Kentucky. Community Rules apply to all content you upload or otherwise submit to this site. 14 people were injured. Total tornado activity in the United States caused 40 deaths in April 2020. Damage from severe wind gusts also occurred on the campus of the University of Illinois during the late evening hours. Everything in its path was either leveled or swept away completely. Severe thunderstorms developed across the Great Lakes and Mid-Atlantic regions on Tuesday, April 7, 2020. In 2020, there were 24 tornadoes in Ohio, adding up to almost $2 million in damage to homes and businesses. Homes in the New Albany Country Club area were first. Deep ground scouring occured, as well as significant wind-rowing of debris. The twister moved into Delaware County and moved north of Ostrander. Four tornados touched down in southwestern Ohio late Wednesday night and early Thursday morning, according to the National Weather Service. It lasted about 30 minutes and cost $600 million dollars. A PDS tornado watch had been issued for the high-risk area early in the afternoon, and around 2:30 PM, supercells began to mature ahead of the main line of already existing supercells along the cold front. These storms brought incredibly large hail and damaging wind to multiple states. The tornado finally lifted west of the Akron-Canton Regional Airport at 12:03 AM EDT on 04/08/2020. Many homes were completely destroyed, being left with only a few interior walls. Trees were debarked east and northeast of the city, and debris from homes in Marysville was scattered across fields a few miles northeast of town. 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