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July 6, 2022
Tornado near Goshen, OH

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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Wilmington OH
509 PM EDT Thu Jul 7 2022

...EF2 TORNADO CONFIRMED IN CLERMONT COUNTY OHIO...

Start Location...4 NNE Mount Repose in Clermont County OH
End Location.....2 WNW Newtonsville in Clermont County OH
Date...........................07/06/2022
Estimated Start Time...........03:05 PM EDT
Estimated End Time.............03:13 PM EDT
Maximum EF-Scale Rating........EF2
Estimated Maximum Wind Speed...130 mph
Maximum Path Width.............500 yards
Path Length....................5.0 miles
Beginning Lat/Lon..............39.2431 / -84.1829
Ending Lat/Lon.................39.1982 / -84.1143
* Fatalities...0
* Injuries.....2

...Updated path and times based on additional data and imagery
received...

Based on aerial imagery provided by the Ohio Highway
Patrol the tornado path has been extended to both the northwest
and southeast of Goshen. Initial damage was observed along Blue
Sky Drive where several barns were damaged and multiple trees were
uprooted and snapped. Additional damage consisting of dozens of
snapped and uprooted trees was then noted just southeast of the
Huntley Road/Goshen Road intersection.

As the tornado approached Goshen it rapidly strengthened and grew
to around 500 yards in width. The tornado crossed main street
just to the west of Highway 28 causing significant damage to a
couple of businesses. An insurance agency completely lost its roof
and several of the exterior walls collapsed. A woman inside the
business was transported to the hospital with non-life threatening
injuries.The large and strong tornado then crossed Highway 28
significantly damaging a fire station and causing complete roof
loss to a brick business next door. Most of the exterior walls on
the business also collapsed. A firefighter at the fire station
also suffered minor injuries. This was the strongest point in the
tornado life cycle with winds estimated around 130 mph.

The tornado continued moving southeast along Goshen Road snapping
hundreds of trees and causing at least six more homes to
completely lose their roofs. A couple additional homes also had
some failure of exterior walls. The tornado struck both the middle
and high school causing some roof and siding damage. The tornado
continued moving to the southeast crossing Woodville Pike near its
intersection with Manila Rd. The tornado then crossed Moler Road
where it completely destroyed a barn and downed dozens of trees,
Based on the Highway Patrol video the tornado likely lifted
somewhere between Moler Road and Cedarville Road.

The National Weather Service would like to thank the Clermont
County EMA and the Ohio Highway Patrol for their assistance with
the damage assessment.

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.

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TJ/FQ

 
 
 
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