...PRELIMINARY EF0 TORNADO IN VAN WERT COUNTY OH...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NORTHERN INDIANA AND VAN WERT COUNTY
EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT HAVE DETERMINED AN EF0 TORNADO OCCURRED IN VAN WERT
COUNTY OHIO. THE TORNADO BEGAN 3.5 MILES SOUTHWEST OF CONVOY AT THE
INTERSECTION OF TULLEY HARRISON ROAD AND MENTZER CHURCH ROAD. AT
THIS LOCATION A LARGE SEMI TRAILER AND CAMPER WERE FLIPPED AND A
BARN ROOF WAS TORN OFF. THE TORNADO THEN CONTINUED NORTHEAST TO
CONVOY ROAD BETWEEN VAN HORN AND LARE ROADS. THE ROOF TO A HOUSE
WAS COMPLETELY TORN OFF AND THROWN 100 YARDS TO THE NORTHEAST AND A
LARGE WINDMILL WAS CARRIED 40 YARDS. A SHED ACROSS THE STREET WAS DESTROYED.
THE ROOF ON A HOUSE NEXT DOOR WAS SEVERELY DAMAGED. THIS DEBRIS WAS
CARRIED 2.5 MILES TO THE NORTHEAST. THE TORNADO THEN CROSSED LARE ROAD
WHERE IT DESTROYED A BARN BEFORE LIFTING. THIS BARN WAS FOUND 0.75 MILES
AWAY. PRELIMINARY TOTAL PATH LENGTH IS 3.5 MILES WITH A MAXIMUM WIDTH OF
80 YARDS. MAXIMUM WIND SPEEDS ARE ESTIMATED AT 80 MPH.


Here are some pictures of the damage sustained. All photos courtesy Rick McCoy, Van Wert County EM.


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