National Weather Service United States Department of Commerce
October 16, 2021
Tornado North of Hillsboro, OH

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


Start Location...3 miles N of Hillsboro, Ohio
End Location...5 miles NE of Hillsboro, Ohio
Date...October 16, 2021
Estimated Starting Time...1:03 AM EDT
Estimated Ending Time...1:08 AM EDT
Maximum EF-Scale Rating...EF1
Estimated Maximum Wind Speed...95 mph
Maximum Path Width...70 yards
Path Length...3.1 miles
Beginning Lat/Lon...39.2454N / 83.5936
Ending Lat/Lon...39.2598N / 83.5396W
* Fatalities...0
* Injuries...0

Damage associated with the tornado began east of US62 north of
Hillsboro and consisted of uprooted trees and large snapped
limbs. The first structural damage was observed north of Selph
Road near Lewis Lane where a large portion of roof covering was
removed from an outbuilding. Additional tree damage was observed
along Lewis Lane. Due to no road availability, there is a length
of unreachable damage likely stretching around 1 mile between
Lewis Lane and Kincaid Road to the east. A structure on the east
side of Kincaid Road sustained side wall damage associated with a
garage door failure. Further south along Kincaid Road, a
considerable amount of trees were snapped and uprooted consistent
with straight line winds. The tornado continued east, crossing
SR138 causing tree damage and additional minor structure damage.
The most intense damage occurred along Morrow Road. Numerous trees
were snapped and uprooted. Several outbuildings received
considerable damage. The tornado weakened quickly with the final
observed damage near Fall Creek.

The National Weather Service in Wilmington would like to thank the
Highland County Ohio Emergency Management Agency for their
assistance with both Highland County tornadoes.

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.