Storm survey shows evidence of Ashland tornado on Wednesday - WTVM.com-Columbus, GA News Weather & Sports

NWS confirms three tornadoes touchdown in Ohio

Posted: Updated:
(Source: Nick, a 19 Action News viewer) (Source: Nick, a 19 Action News viewer)
  • NEWSMore>>

  • Homeless man found dead near railroad tracks

    Homeless man found dead near railroad tracks

    Thursday, July 17 2014 9:49 AM EDT2014-07-17 13:49:05 GMT
    The body of a homeless man was found Tuesday morning on the railroad tracks near Fifth Avenue and 16th Street in Columbus. Muscogee County Coroner Buddy Bryan has identified the 62-year-old victim but saysMore >>
    The body of a homeless man was found Tuesday morning on the railroad tracks near Fifth Avenue and 16th Street in Columbus.More >>
  • LaGrange woman hit by juvenile with cast iron skillet

    LaGrange woman hit with skillet by juvenile

    Monday, July 28 2014 9:15 AM EDT2014-07-28 13:15:06 GMT
    The LaGrange Police Department says an 88-year-old woman was struck in the head with a cast iron skillet by a male juvenile. Police say on July 27, at approximately 4:43 a.m., the Patrol Division respondedMore >>
    The LaGrange Police Department says an 88-year-old woman was struck in the head with a cast iron skillet by a male juvenile.More >>
  • Mom shoots at burglar trying to steal her car

    Mom shoots at burglar trying to steal her car

    Monday, July 28 2014 8:28 AM EDT2014-07-28 12:28:43 GMT
    A Columbus woman catches a man trying to steal her car and fires back literally. The car theft gone wrong happened late Friday evening. News Leader Nine's Tyrone McCoy caught up with the victim.More >>
    A Columbus woman catches a man trying to steal her car and fires back literally. The car theft gone wrong happened late Friday evening. News Leader Nine's Tyrone McCoy caught up with the victim.More >>
ASHLAND COUNTY, OH (WOIO) -

The National Weather Service confirmed Wednesday's severe weather spawned three tornadoes across the state in Ashland, Sandusky, Seneca and Huron counties. 

A storm survey conducted in Ashland County on Wednesday evening confirmed evidence of a weak EF0 tornado near Rowsburg. 

The report says that the tornado touched down near the intersection of County Roads 1302 and 251.  The damaged path ended on the north end of Rowsburg. 

The tornado appeared to have been intermittent and probably at tree top height.  A barn was toppled near the beginning of the track.  Several trees were snapped or blown over and a house in Rowsburg was heavily damaged by fallen trees.

There was also evidence of straight line winds in the area.  The barn appears to have toppled from a combination of straight line and tornadic winds. Crops were flattened in fields along the damage path and livestock animals were killed in the barn collapse with several more injured. 

The damage path from the tornado was only about 15 yards wide but damage from the straight line downburst winds was more than a quarter mile in width at times. 

The damage path was a little over a mile in length. 

A survey was also conducted in the Bailey Lakes area.  This damage was found to have been caused by straight line winds.  Damage consisted of mainly downed large limbs with a few trees also toppled.

NWS also confirmed an EF0 tornado in Bellevue in Sandusky County.

The initial touchdown occured along Flat Rock Road just north of Kilbourne Street. This tornado also appeared at tree top level because most of the damage was confined to trees and rooftops.

Evidence of strong downburst winds were observed throughout Bellevue and surrounding areas.

An EF1 tornado has been confirmed in Seneca and Huron Counties, with estimated wind speed of 90 miles per hour.

Copyright 2013 WOIO. All rights reserved.

Powered by WorldNow

1909 Wynnton Road
Columbus, Ga. 31906

FCC Public File
publicfile@wtvm.com
706-494-5400
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and WTVM. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.