Tornado Warned: Canal Winchester Area, November 17th

By: Buckey2745 , 1:08 AM GMT on November 18, 2013

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I'll make a new post for this since we did have a Tornado Warning for us here in Canal Winchester. Radar indicated rotation and the sirens were set off.

A Tornado Warning was issued at 7:36pm and radar shows the possible rotation about 10 miles south of the Canal Winchester area, heading northeast:


At 7:44 spotters reported a tornado in Carroll, OH, just a few miles southeast of us. There is no confirmation on this yet, or any reports of damage, but I'm sure the NWS will be out here tomorrow to check it out.

We didn't get it too bad. A peak wind gust of 34mph and some heavy rain was the extent of our effects. The tornado sirens didn't even go off until the worst had passed.

I've gone over the radar multiple times and I can't seem to find where a tornado signature may have appeared over Carroll, so this may have been straight line winds. Again, that'll be verified sometime tomorrow.

Needless to say, this was an eventful day.

UPDATE: STRAIGHT LINE WINDS CONFIRMED
So yesterday was not a tornado:

...Non-tornadic wind damage in northeast Pickaway County and
Fairfield County...

A damage survey was completed in northeast Pickaway County today
in the wake of severe thunderstorms during the evening of Sunday
November 17th.

In coordination with Pickaway County emergency management...the
survey focused on damage beginning east of Ashville on Walnut
Creek Pike...just south of Highway 72. At this location...a barn
roof was lifted and strewn downwind...with several large White
Pine trees snapped off. An older barn was shifted off its
foundation. There was considerable shingle and soffit/fascia
damage to homes across Walnut Creek Pike...and eastward along
Highway 752.

Sporadic and minor tree/roof damage continued along 752...where
the damage path became quite broad...in excess of several hundred
yards on both sides of 752. Just north of Highway 752 on
Circleville-Winchester Road...an old schoolhouse /built in 1889/
had its roof removed and thrown across the Road into an adjacent
field.

The broad nature of the wind swath was still evident along
portions of Circleville-Winchester Road with minor tree damage
/mainly Bradford pear and White Pine/.

Along Madison-Walnut Road...the damage path continued in rather
broad/sporadic sense. A barn had minor roof damage...a house had
its metal roof peeled back and removed...and a small barn had its
roof removed. There continued to be sporadic tree damage along
this corridor. No significant damage was noted east of Ringgold-
northern Road in Pickaway County.

The thunderstorms continued to produce sporadic structural damage
into Fairfield County...where a residence in Carroll reported
some garage damage...and a foundry had a rubber roof peeled back.
With photographs courtesy of the Fairfield County emergency
management...this damage was determined non-tornadic as well.

The peak winds along this swath of damage are estimated to be
from 80 to 85 mph...with much of the damage along the path
supporting an esitmate of 60 to 70 mph winds.



Severe Weather Stats:
Severe Thunderstorm Watches: 7
Severe Thunderstorm Warnings: 10
Tornado Watches: 2
Tornado Warnings: 1
Flood Watches: 7
Flood Warnings: 1
Heat Advisories: 4
Excessive Heat Warnings: 0
Red Flag Warnings: 0

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7:44 PM GMT on November 22, 2013
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1. PugetSoundPost
5:17 AM GMT on November 18, 2013
I'm glad you made it through the day in good shape.
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