A rare 45% tornado risk area was centered over central Ohio, and a large outbreak of significant and long-tracked tornadoes was anticipated. The New Albany Links residential area was next, where EF5 damage continued, and numerous homes were reduced to nothing but slabs or open basements. It went on to move just South of downtown Columbus and directly impacted Gahanna and New Albany as an EF5, then dissipating Northeast of Johnstown. The tornado intensified further as it moved into Verona, where high-end EF4 damage occured with several homes being flattened or swept away, and some ground scouring occured. It began moving northeast through rural areas, but was visually violent. The tornado moved back into rural areas before moving through areas south of Jerome, where low-end EF4 damage was noted. This long-tracked, violent wedge tornado touched down in Richmond, Indiana around 1:01 PM EDT. It was a large wedge, and scoured some grass and debarked trees. Shortly before the Columbus tornado touched down, a powerful supercell north of that one put down another violent tornado. As the tornado entered Plain City, it did incredible damage. Community Rules apply to all content you upload or otherwise submit to this site. While in mainly rural areas, the structures that were hit suffered EF2 and EF3 damage. NWS did not receive any reports of people injured in the tornados, but several buildings were damaged. The Columbus International Airport was impacted next; the terminal was spared, as only the western half of the runaways were impacted. Around 3:43 PM, a tornado touched down just outside of Franklin County in far eastern Madison County, tracking northeast. It crossed the Scioto River, produced EF3 damage in northern Powell, and then began to weaken, producing mainly EF1 to EF2 damage for the remainder of its path. An EF4 did significant damage in Plain City, Ohio. The cement on the runways had been scoured away, and significant ground scouring occured around the area. In a few cases, cinder blocks of basement walls were sheared off at ground level. Homes in the New Albany Country Club area were first. The tornado crossed into Licking County, where ground scouring occured and trees were debarked in rural areas. EF0 and EF1 damage occurred initially. The National Weather Service (NWS) issued tornado warnings in Lorain, Medina, Summit, Stark, and Wayne counties after the NWS radar indicated rotation in the clouds. The NWS in Wilmington Ohio has confirmed an EF0 tornado near Newtonsville in Clermont County which traveled from there to near Lake Lorelei in Brown County. Note that cinder blocks were sheared off of basement walls at ground level. Trees were debarked east and northeast of the city, and debris from homes in Marysville was scattered across fields a few miles northeast of town. Moving northeast, the tornado intensified, and did low-end EF3 damage to a few homes on the western and northern side of Westerville. The tornado weakened and did EF2 damage to the very small unincorporated community of Florence, and dissipated near London. 10 deaths occured in Gahanna. Then, at high-end EF4 strength, the tornado moved into Gahanna, leveling or sweeping away several well-built homes and businesses. Deep ground scouring occured, as well as significant wind-rowing of debris. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. It went through Bexley where widespread EF3 and EF4 damage occured, with numerous well-built homes completely leveled. A department store had its entire roof peeled back resulting in two exterior walls collapsing. Activity continued eastward into the late afternoon with several more significant tornadoes occurring before tapering off before sunset. The tornado almost immediately did EF3 damage to a home that had its exterior walls collapsed. This interactive map, which contains data from January 1950 to October 31, 2020, pinpoints where a cyclone touched down and traces its path of destruction. The tornado began as a narrow, weak tornado and did damage to rural areas west and north of Piqua. National Weather Service confirms tornado touched down in southern Lorain, northern Medina counties, National Weather Service confirms tornado hit Stark County early Wednesday, Thousands still without power in Summit, Medina counties, Strong storms batter Northeast Ohio; thousands without power. There also were widespread power outages. In 2020, there were 24 tornadoes in Ohio, adding up to almost $2 million in damage to homes and businesses. Model guidance on April 22 also hinted at this possibility, and by the morning of the April 23, the SPC upgraded to a high risk across much of Ohio, extreme East Indiana, and Northern Kentucky. A tornado set down in southern Lorain and northern Medina counties. The tornado moved into Clark County, and didn't hit any significant structures until making a direct hit to the town of South Charleston. The tornado did EF2 damage shortly after touching down in Worthington. In West Sonora, a car was tossed 200 yards and trees were debarked. An EF0 tornado affected a path of approximately 6.2 miles in central Hamilton County, impacting the Mt. A PDS tornado watch had been issued for the high-risk area early in the afternoon, and around 2:30 PM, supercells began to mature ahead of the main line of already existing supercells along the cold front. Low to mid-range EF4 damage was found there. The EF-1 tornado produced maximum winds around 90 mph and was about 100 yards wide. The tornado then exited the city and persisted for a few more miles before dissipating southwest of Beaverdam. The tornado then entered rural areas of northern and northeast Greene County, where scattered debris was found in fields and trees were denuded and debarked. It lasted about 30 minutes and cost $600 million dollars. Cars were tossed hundreds of yards and crushed beyond recognition, and a smaller vehicle was never located. It destroyed a few farms and moved northeast through rural areas, then entered Delaware. The tornado caused mainly EF1 and EF2 damage as it moved through Richmond and eastern Wayne County and into western Ohio, as several houses and businesses were damaged. It leveled the homes that were in its path, and low-end EF4 damage was found southwest of Plain City. The twister was part of a powerful overnight storm that swept through Northeast Ohio, locally creating a path damage in Stark, Summit and Tuscarawas counties. The houses there were reduced to piles of debris or were partially swept away. STARK COUNTY, Ohio — An EF-0 tornado blew through Stark County early Wednesday morning, according to the National Weather Service. It entered southwest Franklin county, doing mainly EF0 damage to trees. Debris was wind rowed and large objects were thrown long distances. It grew into a large stovepipe, and a PDS tornado warning was issued for Marysville. Total tornado activity in the United States caused 40 deaths in April 2020. On Tuesday, the National Weather Service confirmed an EF0 tornado that touched down near Rising Sun in Ohio County, Indiana. The tornado began a weakening trend as in entered northwest Licking County, and eventually met its demise southwest of Hartford. The damage in New Albany has been considered some of the most intense of all time, and the outbreak is one of the most intense the region has ever experienced. Trees in its path were denuded and snapped, and a few trailer homes were destroyed. 08, 2020. The tornado began in extreme eastern Madison County, Ohio, on what would go on to be an 42 mile path. CLEVELAND, Ohio — A tornado touched down in Summit County late Tuesday night, the third confirmed twister from violent storms that moved through Northeast Ohio. Trees were completely debarked and reduced to stumps. The tornado moved northeast and entered Summit County. All rights reserved (About Us). The tornado plowed through the south side of the city, leaving only interior walls standing and leveling a few homes again at high-end EF3 strength. This tornado formed near the triple point fairly early on in the outbreak. The tornado grew to about 1/4 mile wide and moved through extremely rural areas of northeast Harrison County, before slamming Mt. It had a max width of about 1/2 mile and was on the ground for 20.33 miles. 3 deaths occured there, where a family was trying to outrun the tornado in their car. It started at 11:30 p.m. Tuesday near Ohio 57 and Ohio 303 in Grafton and traveled about 11.5 miles southeast into Medina County, and lifted just south of the city of Medina. Initially damage was weak, but as the tornado moved northeast, high-end EF2 damage occured southeast of New Haven in Fort Wayne's suburbs. Continuing through rural areas, the tornado weakened and produced EF1 damage to the few homes and trees in its path. Before the main severe weather event on April 23, a local severe weather event impacted Illinois on April 22. The tornado continued to produce high-end EF3 damage and low-end EF4 damage between Phillipsburg and West Milton, where more homes were completely flattened or swept away, although most of them lacked anchor bolts. © 2021 Advance Local Media LLC. It had a maximum width of 2 miles and cost and estimated $5.2 billion (2016 USD), and is regarded as one of the most violent tornadoes ever. An EF-1 tornado is the second-weakest on the Fujita-Pearson scale. Numerous homes in a subdivision of southwest Plain City were completely leveled or almost swept away. Several vehicles were hurled long distances and crushed, and in some cases were wrapped around debarked trees. During the same time frame, the worst event of the day was unfolding. 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