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NWS confirms 10 weak tornadoes touched down in Tri-State Wednesday night

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Posted at 10:43 PM, Apr 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-13 17:42:34-04

WILMINGTON, Ohio — On Monday, the National Weather Service in Wilmington confirmed ten tornadoes in southwest Ohio, southeast Indiana and Northern Kentucky during a round of severe storms that swept through the Tri-State Wednesday night.

The tornadoes touched down in Newtonsville/ Lake Lorelei, Edenton, Fayetteville and Blanchester in Ohio; Dry Ridge, Mt. Olivet, Mays Lick and Warsaw in Northern Kentucky; and in Versailles and Dillsboro in Indiana.

The tornadoes ranged in speeds from 65 to 90 mph including a tornado in Newtonsville/ Lake Lorelei that traveled a path of 8.8 miles with a maximum path width of 200 yards. The strongest winds were recorded near Warsaw at 90 mph.

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The NWS uses the Enhanced Fujita Scale, which classifies EF-0 and EF-1 tornadoes as "weak" weather events with wind speeds between 65 and 110 mph.

But, as many areas of the Tri-State saw firsthand, winds at that speed can still uproot trees and damage homes rapidly.

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At one point, more than 78,000 people across Greater Cincinnati were without power following Wednesday storms. There have been no reports of weather-related deaths or injuries.

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