National Weather Service United States Department of Commerce
March 1, 2017
Straight-Line Winds in Clermont and Brown counties in Ohio

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


The National Weather Service in Wilmington OH has completed a 
storm damage survey for Brown and Clermont Counties in Ohio. The 
survey is in relation to the severe thunderstorms that moved 
through the area on March 1 2017.

The survey included many areas across Brown County, but focused 
on areas just south of Mount Orab, Hamersville and Higginsport. 
The Chilo area was also surveyed in Clermont County. 

In Brown County, the survey showed multiple swaths of enhanced
thunderstorm wind damage, with patterns that were consistent with
non-tornadic winds. Tree damage was common amongst these swaths. 
In addition, occasional structural damage was noted. This includes
damage to several mobile homes, barns and outbuildings on Martin-
Alexander Road, Weiss Road and Oakland Road just southeast of
Mount Orab. Hamersville and Higginsport also experience some minor
structural damage, which included roofing material partially
removed from several buildings and damage to a few outbuildings.
Straight-line winds in these surveyed areas of Brown County were 
estimated to be 70 to 80 mph. 

In Clermont County, the village of Chilo experienced numerous
trees down from straight-line winds and also some structural 
damage to buildings or homes on Market Street, Washington Street
and Warren Street, and also at the Chilo Lock 34 Park area. 
Straight-line winds near Chilo were also estimated to be in the 
70 to 80 mph range. 

The National Weather Service would like to thank Brown and 
Clermont County Emergency Management for the assistance they