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NWS confirms EF-0 Tornado near Sardinia Wednesday

A tornado could be seen on radar
Tornado in Sardinia Rated an EF-0
Tornado radar signature near Mowrystown
Posted at 7:26 PM, Jun 08, 2022
and last updated 2022-06-10 08:22:41-04

MOWRYSTOWN, Ohio — The National Weather Service said an EF0 tornado was on the ground near Sardinia in Brown County on Wednesday.

An EF0 tornado is characterized as weak by the NWS, typically causing light damage to trees and property.

The tornado touched down at 7:08 p.m. and reached an estimated maximum wind speed of 75 mph, according to the NWS. The storm's maximum path was estimated at 80 yards. No one was injured as a result of the tornado.

"The first tornadic damage was observed near the intersection of Hope Lane and Purdy Road, with tree damage extending into a neighborhood south of Charles Street," reads the report from the NWS. "The most significant tree damage was observed on Oakdale Avenue."

Additional damage to trees was observed by the NWS eastward, crossing OH-32, Siteman Road and Katterman Road. No damage was found east past Katterman Road, NWS said.

A tornado debris signature was visible on radar, meaning there was some damage associated with the funnel.

Fire officials reported no injuries in the area, but there is lots of property damage, including uprooted trees — some that landed on homes and cars.

A tornado warning was active at the time the NWS said the tornado was on the ground. It was one of several tornado warnings issued in the Tri-State area as a strong line of storms came through Wednesday.

Severe weather damage throughout the Tri-State, Sardinia among the hardest hit

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