Start Time: 6:18 pm EDT End Time: Unknown Rating: EF0 Estimated Peak Winds: 75 mph Path length: 5.9 miles Width: 300
Start Time: 6:18 pm EDT
End Time: Unknown
Estimated Peak Winds: 75 mph
Path length: 5.9 miles
Width: 300 yards
Start Lat/Lon: 39.3786 / -83.0791
End Lat/Lon: 39.4366 / -83.0000
A National Weather Service damage survey found evidence of a weak EF0 tornado which initially touched down on the south side of Highway 550 where several barns were heavily damaged with roofing material thrown across Highway 550 into adjacent properties about 1/4 mile downstream. From there, a consistent swath of enhanced tree damage was found along a nearly 6 mile continuous path across US Highway 35, County Road 125 (Union Lane), Egypt Pike, State Route 207, and State Route 104. With the enhanced swath of damage not found on the east side of the Scioto River, it is expected that the tornado lifted somewhere in the Scioto flood plain.
This tornado may not have been in constant contact with the ground over the entire length of the path, and was also clearly embedded within a much larger /2-3 mile wide/ swath of enhanced straight line damage. Despite this, enough indication ofa tornado was seen in the debris with lifted roof panels from a few barns and outbuildings, as well as convergent fall patterns to the large number of trees that were taken down along portions of the path. Damage was consistent with wind speeds up to 75 mph.
The National Weather Service would like to thank the Ross County Emergency Management Agency for assistance and support in this Survey.