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Severe Storms For The Northeast U.S..; Heat And Fire Out West

A strong cold front will likely trigger severe thunderstorms and locally heavy rain on Friday from the Interior Northeast into the eastern Ohio Valley and northern Mid-Atlantic region, especially in New York state and Pennsylvania. Meanwhile, in addition to the ongoing heat wave in the West, fire weather concerns are increasing across the Great Basin into the Four Corners region. Read More >

May 10, 2016
County:  Breckinridge
EF-Scale:  EF1
Deaths:   0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  25 yards
Path length:  0.4 mile
Time:  2:22pm - 2:23pm CDT
Notes: A very narrow and intense damage path of rotating winds of 90-95 mph was embedded within a 3-mile wide area of straight-line winds. The tornado left a distinct path in the vegetation and destroyed a part of a large metal barn near the Rosetta General Store. It also caused the walls of 2 adjacent outbuildings and a garage to buckle out. 

May 10, 2016
County:  Ohio
EF-Scale:  EF2
Deaths:   0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  300 yards
Path length:  8.6 miles
Time:  6:06pm - 6:21pm CDT
Notes: This tornado briefly touched down on Spinks Drive just off of Highway 69. The tornado was only on the ground for approximately 200 yards with a path width of about 30-40 yards. A basement crawl space door was blown out along with siding and roof damage at 125 Spinks Drive. The tornado touched down for a second time at 41 El Retiro Ln where the path width increased to 50 yards and the winds speed increased to 90-95mph. Numerous large hardwood trees were snapped and twisted. An outbuilding, previously used to make brooms, next to the house had significant damage when a large tree fell on top of it. The tornado increased in size at 532 Stoneridge Ln. A custom-built home had exterior wall damage in the master bedroom with adjacent bathroom. Blow-in insulation blew out in all directions in the house and the back porch resembled a snow globe. Numerous trees and a grain silo were down along the property. The family survived the tornado by sheltering in a 3-foot crawl space. Winds in this area were 110 mph with a path width about 125 yards.  The tornado continued to move east northeast along the countryside uprooting, twisting, and damaging numerous hardwood trees. The tornado significantly increased in width to approximately 300 yards and did a lot of damage along Halls Creek Rd. At 1130 Halls Creed Road 2-inch hail occurred before the tornado, with winds of 111 mph.  Significant damage was done to the property, which included a 30x50 barn sliding the wall 12 feet. Along Walnut Rd, the tornado caused damage to several barns and numerous softwood trees and hardwood trees. Metal sheeting from barns was thrown in excess of 400 yards downwind. At the intersection of Highway 1164 and 1544 at the Cedar Grove Church there was roof damage to the church and many trees were twisted and uprooted. The last visible damage was along Highway 1544 just east of 1164 with some trees uprooted and twisted. About 30 feet from the tree there was an outbuilding that had half its roof blown off and the roof remnants were found about 50 yards away. The tornado ended approximately 400 yards from Highway 1544 near the intersection of 1164.