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After a stretch of over 2 weeks of on and off showers and thunderstorms, a powerful cold front brought in cooler and drier air to the region but also left behind damage to numerous cities and towns. Damage came in the form of downed trees and powerlines, flooded creeks, rivers, basements, yards, and even neighborhoods.  Three tornadoes were also spawned from thunderstorms that crossed the area.

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EF0 Tornado Confirmed in Ashland County

...TORNADO CONFIRMED NEAR ROWSBURG IN ASHLAND COUNTY JULY 10 2013...

LOCATION...ROWSBURG
DATE...JULY 10 2013
ESTIMATED TIME...0356 PM EDT
MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING...EF0
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...75 MPH
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...15 YARDS
PATH LENGTH...1 MILE
BEGINNING LAT/LON...40.86590N / -82.1740W
ENDING LAT/LON...40.8600N / -82.1558W

*THE INFORMATION IN THIS STATEMENT IS PRELIMINARY AND SUBJECT TO
CHANGE PENDING FINAL REVIEW OF THE EVENTS AND PUBLICATION IN NWS
STORM DATA.

.SUMMARY...
A STORM SURVEY WAS CONDUCTED IN ASHLAND COUNTY ON WEDNESDAY
EVENING.  EVIDENCE OF A WEAK EF0 TORNADO WAS FOUND NEAR ROWSBURG.
THE TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF COUNTY ROADS 1302
AND 251.  THE DAMAGED PATH ENDED ON THE NORTH END OF ROWSBURG.  THE
TORNADO APPEARS TO HAVE BEEN INTERMITTENT AND PROBABLY AT TREE TOP
HEIGHT.  A BARN WAS TOPPLED NEAR THE BEGINNING OF THE TRACK.
SEVERAL TREES WERE SNAPPED OR BLOWN OVER.  A HOUSE IN ROWSBURG WAS
HEAVILY DAMAGED BY FALLEN TREES. THERE WAS ALSO EVIDENCE OF STRAIGHT
LINE WINDS IN THE AREA.  THE BARN APPEARS TO HAVE TOPPLED FROM A
COMBINATION OF STRAIGHT LINE AND TORNADIC WINDS. CROPS WERE
FLATTENED IN FIELDS ALONG THE DAMAGE PATH.  FIVE LIVESTOCK ANIMALS
WERE KILLED IN THE BARN COLLAPSE WITH SEVERAL MORE INJURED.  THE
DAMAGE PATH FROM THE TORNADO WAS NO MORE THAN 15 YARDS WIDE BUT
DAMAGE FROM THE STRAIGHT LINE DOWNBURST WINDS WAS MORE THAN A
QUARTER MILE IN WIDTH AT TIMES.  THE DAMAGE PATH WAS A LITTLE OVER A
MILE IN LENGTH.

A SURVEY WAS ALSO CONDUCTED IN THE BAILEY LAKES AREA.  THIS DAMAGE
WAS FOUND TO HAVE BEEN CAUSED BY STRAIGHT LINE WINDS.  DAMAGE
CONSISTED OF MAINLY DOWNED LARGE LIMBS WITH A FEW TREES ALSO
TOPPLED.

EF0 Tornado Confirmed in Sandusky County


...TORNADOES CONFIRMED IN SANDUSKY COUNTY JULY 10 2013...

LOCATION...BELLEVUE
DATE...JULY 10 2013
ESTIMATED TIME...0313 PM EDT
MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING...EF0
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...75 MPH
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...50 YARDS
PATH LENGTH...0.9 MILES
BEGINNING LAT/LON...41.26703N / -82.8594W
ENDING LAT/LON...41.2705N / -82.8438W

*THE INFORMATION IN THIS STATEMENT IS PRELIMINARY AND SUBJECT TO
CHANGE PENDING FINAL REVIEW OF THE EVENTS AND PUBLICATION IN NWS
STORM DATA.

.SUMMARY...
A STORM SURVEY WAS CONDUCTED IN SANDUSKY COUNTY ON THURSDAY
AFTERNOON. EVIDENCE OF AN EF0 TORNADO WAS FOUND IN THE SOUTHWESTERN
QUADRANT OF THE CITY OF BELLEVUE. THE INITIAL TOUCHDOWN OCCURRED
ALONG FLAT ROCK ROAD JUST NORTH OF KILBOURNE STREET. THE TORNADO
CONTINUED EAST NORTHEAST AND LIFTED NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF GARDNER
STREET AND KILBOURNE STREET. THIS TORNADO MAY HAVE BEEN AT TREE TOP
LEVEL BECAUSE MOST OF THE DAMAGE WAS CONFINED TO TREES AND ROOFTOPS.
MANY HOMES SUSTAINED MINOR DAMAGE MAINLY FROM LOST ROOFING AND
SIDING. ONE HOUSE DID LOSE THE FENCING ON A SECOND STORY PORCH AND
ANOTHER HOME HAD THE DOOR ON AN ATTACHED GARAGE BLOWN IN. SEVERAL
HOMES ALSO SUSTAINED SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE FROM FALLEN TREES.

EVIDENCE OF STRONG DOWNBURST WINDS WERE OBSERVED THROUGHOUT BELLEVUE
AND SURROUNDING AREAS. NEARLY EVERY STREET IN THE CITY HAD DOWNED
TREES AND POWER LINES. DOZENS OF HOMES SUSTAINED DAMAGED FROM FALLEN
TREES AND LIMBS. MANY LOST SECTIONS OF ROOFING.

EF1 Tornado Confirmed in Seneca and Huron Counties


LOCATION...REED TOWNSHIP
DATE...JULY 10 2013
ESTIMATED TIME...0224 PM EDT
MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING...EF1
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...90 MPH
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...50 YARDS
PATH LENGTH...10.1 MILES
BEGINNING LAT/LON...41.1391N / -82.9392W
ENDING LAT/LON...41.2213N / -82.7782W

*THE INFORMATION IN THIS STATEMENT IS PRELIMINARY AND SUBJECT TO
CHANGE PENDING FINAL REVIEW OF THE EVENTS AND PUBLICATION IN NWS
STORM DATA.

.SUMMARY...
A STORM SURVEY WAS CONDUCTED IN SENECA AND HURON COUNTIES ON
THURSDAY AFTERNOON. EVIDENCE OF A WEAK EF1 TORNADO WAS FOUND IN
NORTHEASTERN SENECA NORTHWESTERN HURON COUNTIES. THE INITIAL
TOUCHDOWNS OCCURRED IN REED TOWNSHIP IN SENECA COUNTY NEAR THE
INTERSECTION OF COUNTY ROAD 27 AND TOWNSHIP ROAD 122. THE TORNADO
CONTINUED INTERMITTENTLY ON THE GROUND FOR 10 MILES IN A NORTHEAST
DIRECTION. THE TORNADO APPEARS TO HAVE LIFTED NEAR BELLEVUE
RESERVOIR IN HURON COUNTY. DAMAGE ALONG THE PATH CONSISTED MAINLY OF
DOWNED TREES...ALTHOUGH SOME STRUCTURES DID SUSTAIN SIGNIFICANT
DAMAGE. SEVERAL BARNS LOST SECTIONS OF ROOFING. ONE HOME NEAR THE
INITIAL TOUCHDOWN HAD A SECOND STORY WALL PARTIALLY COLLAPSE. THE
ATTACHED GARAGE ON ONE HOME LOST ITS GARAGE DOOR AND WAS LIFTED FROM
ITS FOUNDATION.

THERE WAS ALSO EVIDENCE OF EXTENSIVE STRAIGHT LINE WIND DAMAGE ALONG
THE PATH. CROP DAMAGE...ESPECIALLY TO CORN...WAS SIGNIFICANT.


*The information in this statement is preliminary and subject to change pending final review of the event and publication in NWS StromData.*

** More information on the event will be added over the next week.**