National Weather Service United States Department of Commerce
March 6, 2022
Tornado near Russia, OH

Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Wilmington OH
852 PM EST Tue Mar 8 2022


.Russia OH...

Start Location...2 WNW Russia in Darke County OH
End Location.....2 NNE Russia in Shelby County OH
Estimated Time...4:23 AM EST to 4:25 AM EST
Maximum EF-Scale Rating........EF0
Estimated Maximum Wind Speed...75 mph
Maximum Path Width...100 yards
Path Length..........2.6 miles
Beginning Lat/Lon....40.2467 / -84.4431
Ending Lat/Lon.......40.2570 / -84.3973
* Fatalities...0
* Injuries.....0

The National Weather Service in Wilmington OH has confirmed an
EF0 tornado north of Russia, Ohio, affecting portions of Darke
and Shelby counties. This tornado occurred in the early morning
hours of March 6, 2022.

Although there were some very minor signs of damage on Studer
Road, the first notable damage associated with this tornado
occurred at a property on the east side of Marshall Road, with one
tree damaged and partial roof removal from a barn. On the west
side of Darke Shelby Road, a house had a loss of some shingles and
gutters, with at least a dozen trees damaged or uprooted. On the
east side of this road, another home had some minor roof damage,
with a few trees downed. A barn just north of this home was
leveled, with sheet metal from the barn thrown downstream over a
tenth of a mile.

At a property on the west side of Simon Road, several structures
were damaged, with partial roof removal to two barns. Another barn
was partially collapsed. On Miller Road, one house had a large
number of shingles removed. Across Miller Road to the east, a
large concrete silo was downed into a barn, causing the barn to
partially collapse. Some tree damage was noted in a stand of trees
east of Miller Road and south of Redmond Road.

The last visible damage occurred at a property north of Redmond
Road, just west of Walzer Road. A barn at this property had a
portion of the roof removed from the north-facing section of the
roof. At least two windows were blown out from the west side of
another building at this property. No additional damage was
observed east of Walzer Road.

The National Weather Service would like to thank the Shelby
County EMA and officials from the village of Russia for their
assistance with this survey.

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.



Link to KMZ File of Tornado Track