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Sept 16, 2010

Tornadoes Confirmed in Wayne and Holmes Counties in Northern Ohio

   Tornado Confirmed in Wayne County- 

On The Ground For 12 Miles

County:
Wayne
Location:
Wooster & points east
Time:
5:25 PM EDT
EF Scale
EF2
Max Wind Speed
130 MPH
Max. Path Width
200 yards
Path Length
12 miles
Fatalities:
0
Injuries:
0

The National Weather Service conducted a damage survey in Wayne County. A tornado touched down 1 to 2 miles southwest of downtown Wooster during the late afternoon of Thursay, September 16th. Significant damage occurred at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center near Wooster where buildings and greeen houses were destroyed. The tornado continued due east just south of Route 30 and damaged or destroyed barns and outbuildings. Farm equipment was damaged and destroyed. Several homes also had damage. Numerous trees were toppled, snapped or uprooted. The tornado lifted up near Lake Harmony, just west of Dalton.

Map of Wayne County Tornado

Above image: Track of the tornado including place markers with EF Scale Rating from damage survey conducted by NWS CLE.

Tornado Confirmed In Holmes County- 

Southwest of Farmerstown

County:
Holmes
Location:
Farmerstown
Time:
6:00 PM EDT
EF Scale
EF1
Maximum Wind Speed
100 MPH
Maximum Path Width
50-75 yards
Path Length
3 miles
Fatalities:
0
Injuries:
0

The National Weather Service damage survey has been completed on the storm in Holmes County that occurred on the evening of Thursday, September 16th. A tornado touched down about 2 miles southwest of Farmerstown in Clark Township and moved east to near State Route 557 where it lifted. Barns and outbuildings were damaged and destroyed along the 3 mile path. A few homes also sustained damage. Numerous trees were downed.

 

The storm report information is preliminary and subject to change pending final review and publication in NWS StormData.