Monday, May 10, 2010

Tornado confirmed in Wood cty

The National Weather Service in Cleveland put together a great summary page of Friday's severe weather here.   They also released this information regarding the damage Friday evening:

TORNADO CONFIRMED IN WOOD COUNTY

LOCATION...SOUTH OF NEW ROCHESTER IN WOOD COUNTY OHIO
DATE...MAY 7 2010
ESTIMATE TIMED...735 PM TO 740 PM
MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING...EF1
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...150 YARDS
PATH LENGTH...2 MILES

...SUMMARY...
An EF1 tornado touched down in rural Wood county near the
intersection of Portage and Emerson roads in Montgomery township.
The tornado traveled north northeast approximately two miles before
lifting near the intersection of Kenner Road and US Route 6 near
New Rochester.  Five barns were leveled along the damage path.
Several homes also sustained roof damage.  Two grain bins were also
destroyed.  Many trees and limbs were downed along the damage path

.DOWNBURST STRAIGHT LINE WIND DAMAGE CONFIRMED IN ERIE COUNTY
OHIO...

LOCATION...SANDUSKY IN ERIE COUNTY OHIO
DATE...MAY 7 2010
ESTIMATE TIMED...805 PM TO 815 PM
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...70 TO 90 MPH
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...50 YARDS
PATH LENGTH...7 MILES

...SUMMARY...
Downburst wind damage was observed in western Erie county.  The
damage path began southwest of Sandusky along Homegardner Road where
a barn was damaged and many trees toppled.  The damage path
continued northeast across state routes 2 and 101 and through the
city of Sandusky.  The most concentrated damage was along state
route 101 between state route 2 and the Sandusky city limits.  Many
trees and tree limbs were downed in this area along with 13 utility
poles.  A few homes and building sustained roof damage in this area
as well.  Damage in the city of Sandusky was sporadic and consisted
mainly of downed trees and limbs.