STATE: National Weather Service Confirms Tornado Touching Down in Western Ohio

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CUSTAR, Ohio – The National Weather Service in Cleveland said a tornado touched down in northwest Ohio Thursday morning.

According to Meteorologist Gary Garnet with the NWS, a tornado touched down for a brief period just west of the town of Custar along Route 281 at about 12:10 a.m.

The strength of the tornado was classified as EF-0, the weakest of all tornadoes with winds estimated at 65 to 85 miles per hour.

Garnet posted on Twitter that more details will be released Friday about the tornado.

Another possible tornado was reported in Marion County at about 8:30 p.m. Thursday. A trained spotter reported a tornado on the ground, but the National Weather Service has not yet verified that report.

Dozens of warnings were issued throughout northern Ohio overnight, including some for tornadoes.

Two years ago in Wood County, an EF-4 tornado with winds of about 175 mph plowed through several towns, including Lake Township and Millbury. Five people were killed as a result of that storm.

SOURCE: NewsNet5.com
Article and Picture Courtesy of WEWS NewsChannel 5

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