Path length: 7.3 miles
Width: 250 yards
One tornado is listed in the SPC Database for October 12, 1978. It was given a rating of F3 and traveled about seven miles through parts of Columbiana County, OH. Damage occurred in the town of Winona. Per the Storm Data entry, several homes sustained damage with four of them completely destroyed. A General Telephone Company equipment building was damaged. The Spring Valley Trailer Park was hit and several mobile homes were damaged or destroyed. There were four injuries. Howard Bailey, his wife and daughters where injured when their brick home was hit by the twister.
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SPC coordinates: Start: 40.80 / -80.92 End: 40.88 / -80.82
Corrected Coordinates based on damage reports:
40.808118/-80.925992 End: 40.88 / -80.82
Note: Exact tornado path may not be straight and/or continuous.
We gathered information for this event from the SPC & NCDC Databases, the October 1978 Storm Data Publication and Thomas Grazulis in Significant Tornadoes and found the following differences:
- Very small difference here….SPC/NCDC have 7.3 for the length while Grazulis and Storm Data have a length at 7 miles.
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