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000
NOUS41 KCLE 211740
PNSCLE
OHZ003-006>014-017>023-027>033-036>038-047-089-PAZ001>003-212145-

Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Cleveland OH
140 PM EDT Fri Sep 21 2018


...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR SEPTEMBER 20TH 2018 MULTIPLE TORNADOES NEAR
MIDDLEFIELD OHIO...

.First Middlefield Tornado...

Start Location...3 N of Middlefield in Geauga County Ohio
End Location.. 1 E of Middlefield in Geauga County Ohio
Date...September 20th 2018
Estimated Time...2:23 PM EDT
Maximum EF-Scale Rating...EF1
Estimated Maximum Wind Speed...95 mph
Maximum Path Width...25 yards
Path Length...3.2 miles
Beginning Lat/Lon...41.5017/-81.068
Ending Lat/Lon...41.4599/-81.0422
* Fatalities...0
* Injuries...0

...Summary...
A tornado touched down ~ 3 miles north of Middlefield Ohio
approximately 2:23 pm edt on September 20th. An intermittent path
was observed from near Durkee Road southeast along State Route 528
ending near the intersection of State Route 528 and State Route 87.
Several trees were damaged within the path. A building under
construction near State Route 528 and Nauvoo Road sustained significant
damage.


.Second Middlefield Tornado...

Start Location...3 NE of Middlefield in Geauga County Ohio
End Location...3 NW of Farmington in Trumbull County Ohio
Date...September 20th 2018
Estimated Time...2:31 PM EDT
Maximum EF-Scale Rating...EF1
Estimated Maximum Wind Speed...95 mph
Maximum Path Width...25 yards
Path Length...4.1 miles
Beginning Lat/Lon...41.4814/-81.0206
Ending Lat/Lon...41.4259/-80.9919
* Fatalities...0
* Injuries...0

...Summary...
A second tornado touched down approximately 3 NE of Middlefield Ohio
after the initial tornado dissipated. This second track started
~ 2:31 PM EDT 3 miles northeast of Middlefield near Nauvoo road
and Hayes road. The storm had an intermittent track that moved
southeast to near State Route 87 and Bundysburg Road. Two single
wide mobile homes sustained significant damage near this intersection.
The tornado then continued southeast into Trumbull County before dissipating
near the intersection of Clark and Girdle Roads which is approximately
3 miles northwest of Farmington. With the exception of the mobile homes,
the damage was mainly confined to trees.

EF Scale: The Enhanced Fujita Scale classifies tornadoes into the
following categories:

EF0...Weak......65 to 85 mph
EF1...Weak......86 to 110 mph
EF2...Strong....111 to 135 mph
EF3...Strong....136 to 165 mph
EF4...Violent...166 to 200 mph
EF5...Violent...>200 mph

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

$$

000
FLUS41 KCLE 212041
HWOCLE

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Cleveland OH
441 PM EDT Fri Sep 21 2018

OHZ003-007-009>012-222045-
Lucas-Ottawa-Erie-Lorain-Cuyahoga-Lake-
441 PM EDT Fri Sep 21 2018

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for north central Ohio, northeast
Ohio and northwest Ohio.

.DAY ONE...Tonight.

Please listen to NOAA Weather Radio or go to weather.gov on the
Internet for more information about the following hazards.

   Beach Hazards Statement.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Saturday through Thursday.

No hazardous weather is expected at this time.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotter activation is not expected at this time.

$$

LEZ061-142>147-162>169-OHZ006-008-017>019-027>030-036-037-222045-
Lake Erie open waters from Ripley to Buffalo NY-
Lake Erie nearshore waters from Maumee Bay to Reno Beach OH-
Lake Erie nearshore waters from Reno Beach to The Islands OH-
Lake Erie nearshore waters from The Islands to Vermilion OH-
Lake Erie nearshore waters from Vermilion to Avon Point OH-
Lake Erie nearshore waters from Avon Point to Willowick OH-
Lake Erie nearshore waters from Willowick to Geneva-on-the Lake OH-
Lake Erie open waters from Maumee Bay to Reno Beach OH-
Lake Erie open waters from Reno Beach to The Islands OH-
Lake Erie open waters from The Islands to Vermilion OH-
Lake Erie open waters from Vermilion to Avon Point OH-
Lake Erie open waters from Avon Point to Willowick OH-
Lake Erie open waters from Willowick to Geneva-on-the-Lake OH-
Lake Erie open waters from Geneva-on-the-Lake to Conneaut OH-
Lake Erie open waters from Conneaut OH to Ripley NY-Wood-Sandusky-
Hancock-Seneca-Huron-Wyandot-Crawford-Richland-Ashland-Marion-Morrow-
441 PM EDT Fri Sep 21 2018

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for Lake Erie, north central Ohio
and northwest Ohio.

.DAY ONE...Tonight.

No hazardous weather is expected at this time.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Saturday through Thursday.

No hazardous weather is expected at this time.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotter activation is not expected at this time.

$$

LEZ148-149-OHZ013-014-020>023-031>033-038-047-PAZ002-003-222045-
Lake Erie nearshore waters from Geneva-on-the-Lake to Conneaut OH-
Lake Erie nearshore waters from Conneaut OH to Ripley NY-Geauga-
Ashtabula Inland-Medina-Summit-Portage-Trumbull-Wayne-Stark-Mahoning-
Holmes-Knox-Southern Erie-Crawford-
441 PM EDT Fri Sep 21 2018

...SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH 386 IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM EDT THIS
EVENING...

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for Lake Erie, north central
Ohio, northeast Ohio and northwest Pennsylvania.

.DAY ONE...Tonight.

Please listen to NOAA Weather Radio or go to weather.gov on the
Internet for more information about the following hazards.

   Severe Thunderstorm Watch.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Saturday through Thursday.

No hazardous weather is expected at this time.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotter activation is not expected at this time.

$$

OHZ089-PAZ001-222045-
Ashtabula Lakeshore-Northern Erie-
441 PM EDT Fri Sep 21 2018

...SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH 386 IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM EDT THIS
EVENING...
...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for northeast Ohio and northwest
Pennsylvania.

.DAY ONE...Tonight.

Please listen to NOAA Weather Radio or go to weather.gov on the
Internet for more information about the following hazards.

   Beach Hazards Statement.
   Severe Thunderstorm Watch.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Saturday through Thursday.

No hazardous weather is expected at this time.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotter activation is not expected at this time.

$$


408
FXUS61 KCLE 212008
AFDCLE

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Cleveland OH
408 PM EDT Fri Sep 21 2018

.SYNOPSIS...
A cold front extending from low pressure over Quebec will shift east
of the area tonight, reaching the East Coast by Saturday morning.
High pressure will build east across the Great Lakes region on
Saturday then strengthen over Quebec on Sunday. A warm front will
lift north across the area on Monday.

&&

.NEAR TERM /THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT/...
Continuing to monitor severe weather potential this afternoon ahead
of a cold front moving east across the area. At 3 PM the cold front
extended from near Toledo to Dayton. Thicker cloud field has
expanded out ahead of the front which will act as a limiting factor
for strengthening convection. ML Cape remains around 1000 J/kg
across NE Ohio and NW PA and this is the area we will be
monitoring through 8 PM. The expectation was that convection
would struggle with warm air in the mid-levels until the upper
trough expanded eastward across Michigan late this afternoon.
Eventually the better upper level forcing is expected to catch
the surface front with storms increasing in intensity. The flow
aloft remains quite strong and we have already seen gusts as
high as 40 mph mix down outside of showers. With 50 knots at 70
mph expanding east across Lake Erie into NW PA, it will not take
a very intense storm to bring down severe wind gusts. At this
point the severe threat appears greatest east of the I-77
corridor. It is possible that the stronger convection holds off
until reaching PA/New York later this evening. Strong winds
gusts continue to be the primary concern with downdraft CAPES of
1000 J/kg or more. These values drop off quickly to the west as
the cloud field fills in with conditions becoming less buoyant.


Winds shift to the northwest behind the front with strong cold
advection overnight. Deep layer dry air wraps in aloft, limiting the
potential for additional showers with the front. Low level moisture
off Lake Erie will expand beneath a strengthening inversion with
mostly cloudy skies lingering through much of the day on Saturday.
The cloud cover and much cooler airmass will limit high temperatures
to the lower 60s. Some gradual clearing is possible on Saturday
night but hard to pin down at this point and will likely hold on
closer to the lakeshore with northeast flow.

&&

.SHORT TERM /SUNDAY THROUGH MONDAY NIGHT/...
The upper level weather pattern will be zonal Sunday with a surface
high pressure building in from southern Canada. Surface winds will
easterly and temperatures on Sunday will be seasonable for this time
of year. The upper level flow begins to amplify on Monday with a
large and deep trough developing across northern U.S. A warm front
will advance northward across the area Monday afternoon into Monday
night. Scattered showers and storms will be likely with the warm
front. Southerly winds up to 35 mph possible will return on Monday
along with low level moisture.

&&

.LONG TERM /TUESDAY THROUGH FRIDAY/...
A shortwave will move around the base of the trough into the Great
Lakes Region on Tuesday. A cold front will move southeastward into
the region on Tuesday. There will be enough shear and moisture for
organized storms Tuesday afternoon and night. The Storm Prediction
Center mentioned this potential for severe storms on the day 5
outlook. Lingering showers and storms may last through Wednesday
morning before high pressure and drier air moves back in Wednesday
afternoon. The pattern appears it will remain at a fast pace with
another trough and cold front moving through the region late next
week. Temperatures will generally be slightly above average despite
several cold front moving through.

&&

.AVIATION /18Z Friday THROUGH Wednesday/...
Main concern for this afternoon is timing and coverage of
thunderstorms along a cold front advancing east across the area.
Southwest winds will be gusty out ahead of the cold front with
gusts to 30-35 knots possible. As of 2 PM, the north to south
oriented cold front extended from eastern Michigan into western
Ohio with the first few storms starting to develop southwest of
Marion. Thunderstorms will fill in along the cold front as it
sweeps east this afternoon with the potential for strong wind
gusts, especially at CAK/YNG/ERI. Wind gusts to 50 knots will be
possible with the strongest storms and TAFs will be updated if
any of these approach the terminals. MVFR visibilities also
possible in thunderstorms. Cold front expected to be east of
the area by 00Z with winds shifting to the northwest and
eventually northeast by Saturday morning. As colder air filters
into the area behind the front, expecting an MVFR cloud deck to
expand between 6-12Z overnight and linger for much of Saturday.

OUTLOOK...Non-VFR fog possible Sunday morning, especially in NW
Ohio. Non-VFR showers possible Monday into Tuesday.

&&

.MARINE...
Rough boating conditions expected along the lake this evening as a
strong cold front crosses from west to east. A deepening area of low
pressure over Quebec will drive a fast moving cold front across the
lake, switching wind directions from sw to nw. Wind speeds in
advance of the front will be 25 to 30 knots at times. Despite strong
cold air advection behind the front, the low level jet will weaken
and the low levels will become more stable. This will allow wind
speeds to drop down below 25 knots by Saturday morning. High
pressure building over the lake will support light and variable
winds by Sunday into Monday. The high will slide east late Monday
with another deepening low pressure system expected to move to our
north on Tuesday driving another potent cold front across the lake.
A high swimming risk continues for all area beaches due to rough
wave action and risk of rip currents.

&&

.CLE WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
OH...Beach Hazards Statement through late tonight for OHZ003-007-
009>012-089.
PA...Beach Hazards Statement through late tonight for PAZ001.
MARINE...Small Craft Advisory until 6 AM EDT Saturday for LEZ142>149.

&&

$$
SYNOPSIS...KEC
NEAR TERM...KEC
SHORT TERM...Griffin
LONG TERM...Griffin
AVIATION...KEC
MARINE...Jamison



152
WWUS81 KCLE 212100
SPSCLE

Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Cleveland OH
500 PM EDT FRI SEP 21 2018

OHZ011-013-014-020>023-031>033-089-PAZ001>003-212200-
Summit-Geauga-Medina-Wayne-Portage-Stark-Mahoning-Trumbull-Ashtabula
Lakeshore-Cuyahoga-Ashtabula Inland-Southern Erie-Northern
Erie-Crawford-
500 PM EDT FRI SEP 21 2018

...A LINE OF STRONG THUNDERSTORMS WILL AFFECT TRUMBULL...PORTAGE...
MAHONING...GEAUGA...SOUTHEASTERN CUYAHOGA...MEDINA...STARK...
SUMMIT...WAYNE...ASHTABULA...ERIE AND CRAWFORD COUNTIES...

At 500 PM EDT, radar indicated strong thunderstorms were located
along a line extending from near Westfield to near Wooster. Movement
was east at 45 mph.

Wind gusts of 50 to 55 mph are possible with these storms.

Locations impacted include...
Akron, Erie, Canton, Youngstown, Warren, Medina, Wooster, Meadville,
Conneaut, Ravenna, Chardon, Cuyahoga Falls, Boardman, Brunswick,
Massillon, North Royalton, Kent, Barberton, Green and Solon.

LAT...LON 4227 7976 4201 7976 4199 7961 4162 7961
4162 7982 4149 8000 4149 8052 4090 8052
4093 8089 4090 8108 4073 8109 4072 8123
4065 8124 4068 8213 4105 8211 4200 8054
4211 8021 4219 8012
TIME...MOT...LOC 2100Z 270DEG 38KT 4237 7963 4081 8189

$$

LaPlante


956
NWUS51 KCLE 212206
LSRCLE

PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CLEVELAND OH
603 PM EDT FRI SEP 21 2018

..TIME...   ...EVENT...      ...CITY LOCATION...     ...LAT.LON...
..DATE...   ....MAG....      ..COUNTY LOCATION..ST.. ...SOURCE....
            ..REMARKS..

0600 PM     TSTM WND DMG     PERRY HEIGHTS           40.80N 81.47W
09/21/2018                   STARK              OH   TRAINED SPOTTER

            MULTIPLE TREES, WIRES, AND POLES DOWN.


&&

$$

PS


 

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