13 tornadoes struck Tri-State last Wednesday
CINCINNATI (FOX19) - The number keeps going up. The National Weather Service now says 13 tornadoes struck the Tri-State last Wednesday.
The line of storms left damage across the area and thousands without power.
Here is a map of the tracks of the 13 tornadoes confirmed by @nwsiln through 5:32 pm 04.14.2020 in the @FOX19 viewing area 3 EF-1 10 EF-0 Longest track 15.1 miles across southern Pendleton Co. strongest estimated winds 100mph with that cell. pic.twitter.com/N8qHV53feW— Steve Horstmeyer (@TrustSteve19) April 14, 2020
Three of the 11 tornadoes were categorized as an EF-1 which means their maximum wind speeds were between 86 and 110 mph.
One of the EF1 tornadoes was reported in Versailles.
This tornado had a maximum wind speed of 86 mph and traveled for 2.5 miles, according to the NWS:
Another EF-1 tornado in touched down in southern Pendleton County with winds of around 100 mph.
The NWS says this EF1 tornado moved east-southeast across the county and was on the ground for 15.1 miles.
The third EF-1 touched down northwest of Dry Ridge in Grant County with a maximum wind speed of 85 to 90 mph.
According to the NWS, the other eleven tornadoes were EF-0s which means they had wind speeds between 65-85 mph.
- Gallatin County - max wind speed of 75 mph with an estimated 0.5-mile path east Warsaw.
- Robertson County - max wind speed of 85 mph with an estimated 1-mile path northwest of Mount Olivet:
- Mason County - max wind speed of 80 mph with an estimated 1.2-mile path southwest of Mays Lick:
- Clinton County - max wind speed of 65 mph with an estimated 0.8-mile path southeast of Blanchester.
- Clermont/Brown Counties - max wind speed of 80 mph with an estimated 8.8-mile path near Newtonsville and Lorelei:
- Brown County - max wind speed of 75 mph with an estimated 2.4-mile path near Fayetteville:
- Clermont County - max wind speed of 75 mph with an estimated 0.8-mile path near Edenton.
- Ripley County - max wind speed of 70 mph with an estimated 0.5-mile path north of Friendship.
- Ohio County - max wind speed of 75 mph with a path of 5.8 miles near Rising Sun, Indiana.
- Ohio County - max wind speed of 64 mph with a path of 525 miles in Rising Sun, Indiana.
The National Weather Service also confirms straight line winds in Day Heights, Ohio and Highland County, Ohio.
The reason they are categorized as straight line winds and not tornadoes is because the winds were not moving in a circular direction.
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