National Weather Service United States Department of Commerce
October 16, 2021
Tornado Near Frankfort, OH

Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Wilmington OH
948 PM EDT Sat Oct 16 2021


Location...Near Frankfort in Ross County Ohio
Date...October 16, 2021
Estimated Starting Time...1:42 AM EDT
Estimated Ending Time...1:48 AM EDT
Maximum EF-Scale Rating...EF-0
Estimated Maximum Wind Speed...85 mph
Maximum Path Width...75 yards
Path Length...3.4 miles
Beginning Lat/Lon...39.421N / 83.118W
Ending Lat/Lon...39.422N / 83.054W
* Fatalities...0
* Injuries...0

The National Weather Service confirms that a tornado touched down near
Frankfort during the early morning hours on Saturday, October 16, 2021.

This particular tornado appears to have touched down near Vollmar Road.
Numerous trees were knocked down in a field between Vollmar Road and
Albright Mill Road, and additional hardwood trees or large tree limbs
were blown down at two residences along Albright Mill Road. The
roof of one of the residences also sustained damage, where part of
the roof was lifted off and blown across the road. A back porch
was also destroyed. Damage in this area was estimated be near 85
mph, which corresponds to a high end EF0 tornado.

Additional tree damage occurred to the east of Albright Mill
Road, primarily on Egypt Pike and Cattail Road. The tornado is
believed to have ended on or just east of Cattail Road as no
additional damage was observed east of Cattail Road.

The National Weather Service in Wilmington would like to thank
the Ross County Ohio Emergency Management Agency and Concord
Township Fire for their assistance with these findings.

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 event and publication in NWS
Storm Data.