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08aprAll DayMassillon/Sandyville (Stark/Tuscarawas Counties, OH)

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Start Time: 12:11 am EDT 

End Time: 12:30 am EDT 

Rating:  EF0

Estimated Peak Winds:  84 mph

Path length:  15.7 miles

Width:  100 yards

Fatalities:  0

Injuries: 0

County:  Stark, Tuscarawas

State:  Ohio

Start Lat/Lon: 40.7953 / -81.5559

End Lat/Lon: 40.634053 / -81.347608


From NWS Cleveland:  Intermittent path starting 2 miles west of Massillon around 12:11 am and continuing southeast toward Kamary Ave where a barn was damaged. The tornado touched down again NW of Sparta and continued south-southeast to the the Stark County line near OH-800 at 12:30 am. Uprooted or damaged trees were observed along the intermittent path. Some of the trees did fall onto homes. A few homes had minor to moderate roof damage. A roof was also lifted off a barn with some of the walls collapsing.

From NWS Pittsburgh: The tornado resulted in damage to several modular homes and brought down numerous hardwood and softwood trees in the Sandy Valley Estates allotment along Route 800. It then moved across SR183 damaging two additional structures before moving toward Sandy Valley High School, where it toppled additional hardwood trees and damaged structures near the ballfields. 

This is the 16th tornado for Tuscarawas County since the 1880s for which we were notified of damage. The most recent tornado prior to this occurred on April 14th, 2019 when another EF0 tornado was observed.


Sources:

Public Information Statement – NWS Cleveland

Public Information Statement – NWS Pittsburgh

NWS Cleveland Summary


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