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By: Buckey2745 , 11:48 PM GMT on May 14, 2014
With as many storms as we had around us today we were bound to finally get hit with one and we did.
For the first time this year we had a Tornado Warning for our area. And not just a glancing blow, this storm was headed right toward us. As the tornado sirens went off I checked the velocity high res radar and saw a classic rotation to the storm off to our south:
This was when the storm was about 25 minutes away, centered just south of Ashville. It was apparent there was incredible low level rotation as the radar angle was at 0.50° angle. No tornado had been reported on the ground but the warning was warranted.
It was a dud. Less than 5 minutes before the rotation reached the Canal Winchester area, it fell apart. And didn't just gust out... it died. As the storm hit we never got a gust over 13mph, but we did get about 0.57" of rain.
This was the first time in a long time I truly worried for the well being of my family. The radar signature was perfect and the environment was perfect. It just wasn't meant to be.
The severe threat has passed. The atmosphere has been absolutely worked over and we turn our eyes to storms to our south and west that will bring heavy rain. We could get up to another inch of rain by sunrise.
Severe Weather Stats:
Severe Thunderstorm Watches: 1
Severe Thunderstorm Warnings: 4
Tornado Watches: 1
Tornado Warnings: 1
Flood Watches: 3
Flood Warnings: 3
Heat Advisories: 0
Excessive Heat Warnings: 0
Red Flag Warnings: 0
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Canal Winchester, OH
|Dew Point:||42.2 °F|
|Wind:||9.0 mph from the NNW|
|Wind Gust:||10.0 mph|
Updated: 4:24 AM EDT on October 22, 2014