Tornado confirmed in western Ohio - CoverNewz

Tornado confirmed in western Ohio

TROY, Ohio - An EF1 tornado hit western Ohio in a  powerful storm current that passed through the state Saturday morning, causing extensive wind damage. 

A "twirl storm" or arc that passes through Indiana, Ohio, and West Virginia typically causes damage primarily due to "straight" winds, but occasionally "rotating cyclones" occur at the leading edge where the air flows collide and for a short time develop rotation. 

According to the National Weather Service (NWS), the tornado hit Troy, Miami County at about 10:45 a.m. and lasted three minutes, tearing through an area of ​​damage about 1.8 miles long. 

NWS reported that there were no deaths or injuries related to the storm. 

An EF1 tornado was described by the NWS as a "weak" tornado, with sustained winds of 86 to 110 mph. Saturday's tornado was estimated to have sustained winds of 90 MPH. 

NWS reported multiple locations of fallen trees — some with trunk fractures — and some homes along the tornado's path with minor roof damage. 

The worst concentration of tornado damage was near Drury Lane and Ridge Avenue, where “a lot of very large, healthy trees were cut down, with one trunk broken at the base, and some very strong branches. other large fractures near the ground,” the NWS wrote in its report. 

Several other areas of tree damage were reported across Miami County on Saturday, with the NWS saying these were caused by  winds blowing straight at 60-70 MPH 

Saturday's tornado hit marks its 25th so far this year, with an annual average of 19. Six tornadoes have been recorded this month in Ohio. 

On July 17, an EF0 tornado was recorded in the counties southeast of Pickaway and southwest of Fairfield. Three days later, an EF1 tornado briefly touched down along the  Wayne/Holmes counties line. Two tornadoes hit the state on July 6 (Clermont County, Brown) and another on July 8 (Clermont County).

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