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

Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Wilmington OH
1108 PM EDT Sat Oct 16 2021


Location...Southern Pickaway County Ohio north of Kingston
Estimated Starting Time...1:59 AM EDT
Estimated Ending Time...2:03 AM EDT
Maximum EF-Scale Rating...EF1
Estimated Maximum Wind Speed...110 mph
Maximum Path Width...80 yards
Path Length...2.7 miles
Beginning Lat/Lon...39.4890N / 82.9518W
Ending Lat/Lon...39.5005N / 82.9030W
* Fatalities...0
* Injuries...0


The National Weather Service confirms that a tornado touched down
in southern Pickaway County, just north of Kingston, during the
early morning hours on Saturday, October 16, 2021.

The tornado first touched down near a residence along Wolfe Road.
The damage at this residence was significant, with the entire roof
lifted off this two story home and thrown nearly 400 yards,
damaging a truck on a property on the other side of Wolfe Road.
Siding was also removed from this property, and numerous hardwood
trees were snapped or knocked down. Roof and siding damage was
also observed on the property on the other side of Wolfe Road.
Maximum winds along Wolfe Road were likely upward of 110 mph.

The tornado likely weakened further east as it crossed Boggs Road,
but roof from a metal shed on Boggs was noted in a nearby field.
East of there, no additional tornado damage was observed.

Damage surveyed in the Tarlton area was found to be a result of
straight-line winds, with scattered tree damage found in and near
Tarlton. Straight-line winds of 60 to 70 mph occurred in this

The National Weather Service in Wilmington would like to thank
the Pickaway County Ohio Emergency Management Agency and the
Pickaway County Sheriff`s Office for their assistance with these

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.