It was one for the record books! A large, unexpected tornado outbreak occurred on August 24, 2016. 22 tornadoes were confirmed across parts of IN and OH. We look at five of them that hit in Howard County, IN including one of the strongest of the day.
On June 23, 1944, a historic tornado outbreak occurred across the Appalachians. This outbreak featured the deadliest tornado to ever strike Pennsylvania and the deadliest ever recorded in West Virginia.
This summary will focus in on the strongest tornado to occur in the Veterans Day Weekend Outbreak. It was the first killer tornado of November 10. This tornado developed in Van Wert County, OH and tracked 52.8 miles.
This summary looks at one of 5 EF2 tornadoes that occurred on November 5, 2017. It moved almost 5 1/2 miles through parts of Mercer County, OH and the town of Celina.
One tornado is listed in the SPC Database for October 12, 1978. It was given a rating of F3 and traveled about 7 miles through parts of Columbiana County, OH. Damage occurred in the town of Winona.
17 tornadoes are recorded in the SPC database for October 1, 1977. The strongest was a quick-hitting twister that hit in the Greater Cincinnati, OH area. The Storm Data entry states that this tornado had as many as three funnels.
There was one tornado on September 29, 1966: An estimated F3 that moved through parts of the Cleveland, OH area. 22 people had minor injuries. Approximately 248 structures were damaged or destroyed.
It was the second time in 26 years that the town of Xenia, OH was hit by a major tornado. Some of the same areas struck by the 1974 F5 was hit again by this F4 on September 20, 2000.
15 tornadoes are recorded in the SPC Database for September 15, 2010. The strongest was an EF3 that made a trek from Meigs County, OH near Reedsville over the Ohio River into Wood County, WV near Belleville. The estimated maximum winds were estimated between 150-160 mph. Per the Storm Data entry, in Meigs County, 22 structures were destroyed or had major damage.
There was one tornado confirmed on Labor Day of 2017 (Sept 4). It traveled almost 17 miles through parts of Crawford and Richland Counties in Ohio. There were several areas that received EF2 damage with estimated max winds of 130 mph.