National Weather Service United States Department of Commerce
March 1, 2017
Straight-Line Winds in Adams County, Ohio

Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Wilmington OH
404 PM EST Fri Mar 3 2017

...Adams County Survey Reveals Non-Tornadic Wind Damage...

A storm damage survey completed by the National Weather Service 
in Wilmington on Friday morning concluded that non-tornadic or 
straightline wind was responsible for the damage along Unity Road 
and Highway 247 in Adams County, just south of the Alexander
Salamon Airport.

In this area, damage consisted of four destroyed barns with 
roofing thrown well downwind of the damage sites. At one 
residence...a porch was removed from a residential home. On the 
west side of Highway 247, there was significant tree damage to a 
grove of trees.

Nothing in the damage pattern was indicative of a tornado, and 
wind speeds were estimated around 90 mph given the tree and barn 
damage in the area.