Sunday, May 31, 2009

Severe Weather Rocks Cincinnati Last Night

There was a moderate-sized outbreak of severe weather over the Cincinnati area last night.

Between 8:15 PM and 10:45 PM, thunderstorms rolled through areas primarily north and east of downtown. The amount of reports stacks up like this (all locations are in Ohio unless otherwise noted):

2 confirmed tornadoes in Bethel and Wilmington, Ohio, plus one that isn't confirmed yet near Oxford, another in Georgetown, and another possible one near Hillsboro
Funnel clouds in Mason (2), Hamilton/West Chester (2), Oxford (1), Amelia (1), and Hillsboro (1)
Numerous reports of hail and high winds, in places such as Wilmington, Goshen, and Newport, Kentucky

A friend of mine in Indianapolis (actually, the same one I will be staying with next week) was also under the gun, but luckily the tornadic storms missed her house. Unfortunately, there were unconfirmed reports of a tornado north of Indy as well, and the NWS will investigate that report today.

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