EF1 tornado touched down in Butler County, NWS confirms

The tornado traveled 4.2 miles and had a maximum wind speed of 110mph.
The tornado hit the area northwest of Middletown, according to the NWS.
Published: Feb. 28, 2023 at 5:58 AM EST|Updated: Feb. 28, 2023 at 9:01 AM EST
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BUTLER COUNTY, Ohio (WXIX) - Survey teams from the National Weather Service in Wilmington have confirmed a tornado did touch down Monday in Butler County.

The tornado hit the area northwest of Middletown, according to the NWS.

NWS confirms it was an EF1 tornado It lasted 4.2 miles from 2:37-2:43 p.m.

The tornado had a maximum wind speed of 110 mph, which puts it at the cusp of an EF2, and grew to 150 yards wide at its peak.

It touched down near the intersection of Jacksonburg Road and Oxford Middletown Road.

The heaviest damage happened at a property on Elk Creek Road just north of the bridge over Elk Creek, per NWS. A home on the east side of the road had the roof completely removed from the second story. The barn at the property was “leveled,” NWS says.

The tornado continued northeast to Dicker Road. Debris from nearby homes was found in a field nearly 2,000 ft. away.

No injuries were reported.

The areas primarily impacted by Monday’s tornado were Madison Township and Wayne Township, which is where the tornado can be seen on video. Around a dozen residents in Madison Township were impacted and five locations in Wayne Township are being assessed for damage, officials explained Tuesday.

Video taken from Wayne Township in Butler County Monday shows a tornado moving through, FOX19 NOW First Alert Weather Team determined Monday.

A piece of debris can be seen being kicked up into the air around the 30-second mark of a video provided Monday to FOX19 NOW.

Look just above the tree line in the middle of the video.

FOX19 Chief Meteorologist Steve Horstmeyer says that piece of debris seen in the video is confirmation that it was a tornado that was spotted in Wayne Township.

Steve Horstmeyer breaks down Wayne Township tornado video

The National Weather Service has issued a Tornado Warning until 2:45 PM. Stay safe and weather aware! UPDATE: Tornado Warning extended to 3:15 PM

Posted by Butler County Sheriff's Office on Monday, February 27, 2023

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