Path length: 0.7 miles
Width: 150 yards
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. It was rated F3 and had a path of less than one mile. It hit the Montfort Heights area in NW edge of Cincinnati near I-74. The focus of the damage was on Seville Court. A total of 12 homes were destroyed and 15 others were damaged. There were 17 injuries.
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SPC Coordinates: Start 39.25 / -84.67 End: Same as start
Corrected Coordinates based on newspaper reports that the damage was only confined to Seville Court:
Start: 39.187959/-84.633983 End: 39.188123/-84.624878
Note: Exact tornado path may not be straight and/or continuous.
October 1977 Storm Data Publication
Grazulis, Thomas P. (1993). Significant Tornadoes 1680-1991: A Chronology and Analysis of Events. St. Johnsbury, VT: The Tornado Project of Environmental Films. Page 1198.
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