Tornado tracks and damage from last nightNovember 1st, 2013 at 6:31 pm by Tara Hastings under Weather
It was a busy night Thursday as thunderstorms tracked through the Miami Valley. The strong line of storms were moving at 50-65 miles per hour. The winds from the storms were 40-50mph with some stronger gusts.
Here are some of the damage reports from the National Weather Service.
There was incredible damage in Vandalia from these storms. Click here to see a photo gallery of the damage.
The National Weather Service has confirmed 2 tornadoes touched down last night. One of them was in Vandalia
The tornado is ranked as EF1 with winds near 100-110mph, damage path was 50 yards wide and was on the ground for 0.6 miles.
There was another tornado that touched down briefly in Miami county.
This tornado is ranked EF0 with winds near 75mph, damage path was 30 yards wide and was on the ground for about a third of a mile.
This was the first time Miami and Montgomery counties had tornadoes touchdown since 2011.
Until these two tornadoes there has been only one other in our viewing area this season. It was this summer in Auglaize county.
This weekend will be quiet. No severe weather expected but there’s a slight chance we may see a few scattered showers on Saturday.
If you need to do some raking – Sunday will probably be the better day. While the showers will be widely scattered Saturday we’ll see lots of sunshine for Sunday.
As far as temperatures go – they will be below normal for much of the weekend. Looking farther ahead…..we’re tracking another chance for rain as a cold front moves through late Wednesday and early Thursday. Stay tuned…