National Weather Service United States Department of Commerce
April 8-9, 2020
Severe Weather and Tornadoes

Severe thunderstorms developed over Indiana during the afternoon on April 8. These storms moved east-southeast through the Cincinnati area during the evening, continuing into south-central Ohio and northeastern Kentucky through just after midnight. The storms evolved into a well-organized bow echo, producing widespread straight line wind damage, and resulting in the confirmation of 19 tornadoes. Supercell thunderstorms also developed ahead of the bow echo, producing hail to golf ball size in parts of southern Ohio.
  • Tornado Confirmations in chronological order
    1. EF1 near Versailles (Ripley Co) IN
    2. EF0 in Cross Plains (Ripley Co) IN
    3. EF0 north of Friendship (Ripley Co) IN
    4. EF0 southwest of Dillsboro (Dearborn Co) IN
    5. EF0 in southwest Ohio Co IN
    6. EF0 in western Ohio Co IN
    7. EF0 near Rising Sun (Ohio Co) IN
    8. EF0 in and near Mount Healthy (Hamilton Co) OH
    9. EF0 near Warsaw (Gallatin Co) KY
    10. EF0 near Indian Hill (Hamilton Co) OH
    11. EF1 northwest of Dry Ridge (Grant Co) KY
    12. EF0 near Bracht (Kenton Co) KY
    13. EF0 near Newtonsville (Clermont Co) OH to Lake Lorelei (Brown Co) OH
    14. EF1 east of Dry Ridge (Grant Co) KY to southeast of Falmouth (Pendleton Co) KY
    15. EF0 near Edenton (Clermont Co) OH
    16. EF0 near Fayetteville (Brown Co) OH
    17. EF0 near Blanchester (Clinton/Brown Counties) OH
    18. EF0 near Mount Olivet (Robertson Co) KY
    19. EF0 near Mays Lick (Mason Co) KY
  • Straight Line Wind Confirmations
    1. 80-90 MPH Day Heights (Clermont Co) OH
    2. 70-80 MPH Highland County OH