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

Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Wilmington OH
716 PM EST Mon Mar 7 2022


.Versailles OH...

Start Location...2 WNW Versailles in Darke County OH
End Location.....2 NNE Versailles in Darke County OH
Estimated Time...4:21 AM EST to 4:24 AM EST
Maximum EF-Scale Rating........EF0
Estimated Maximum Wind Speed...80 mph
Maximum Path Width...100 yards
Path Length..........2.9 miles
Beginning Lat/Lon....40.2395 / -84.5174
Ending Lat/Lon.......40.2564 / -84.4677
* Fatalities...0
* Injuries.....0

The National Weather Service in Wilmington OH has confirmed an
EF0 tornado north of Versailles in Darke County, Ohio. This
tornado occurred in the early morning hours of March 6, 2022.

The first signs of damage with this tornado occurred near the
intersection of OH-185 and Conover Road, with minor damage to a
few trees and homes. The tornado moved ENE, causing more
significant damage to a few properties on Versailles Yorkshire
Road, just south of Burns Road. At one property, two large barns
were leveled, and roof damage was observed to other structures. A
home on the southeast corner of the Versailles Yorkshire Road and
Burns Road intersection had a small amount of roofing material
removed, with more extensive shingle damage, and a few trees
uprooted. A car at this property was moved from its parked
position, and a piece of plywood was embedded under the hood.

Continuing to the ENE, two properties on the north side of Burns
Road sustained damage, along with numerous trees downed in a small
stand of hardwoods. There was quite a bit of roof damage to
outbuildings at these properties, with some minor damage to more
well-built structures. One home had a notable amount of mud
splatter on a south-facing garage door. Eyewitness reports and
photography indicate that debris from these locations traveled
over a quarter mile across the open fields.

Damage was also observed at a cluster of homes on Reed Road, just
north of Burns Road. Most of the structural damage here was
minor, primarily limited to fascia and siding. At least 20-30
trees in this area sustained damage, with some uprooted, and
numerous large limbs snapped off. Debris from this cluster of
properties was observed along a treeline across Reed Road to the

Additional minor tree damage occurred on Cramer Road, and the
last visible damage from this tornado occurred in a treeline south
of Murphy Road along Swamp Creek, with a few large limbs downed.
No damage was observed along OH-47.

The National Weather Service would like to thank the Darke County
EMA 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