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National Weather Service confirms 6 tornadoes in Ohio March 14

National Weather Service

The National Weather Service in Wilmington OH has completed its first day of storm surveys following the severe weather event on March 14.  

While there are no immediate plans for additional surveys, National Weather Service staff will continue to assess information provided to us by local and state officials, Emergency Management Agencies and weather spotters. This process is expected to take several days. 

Numerous long-track tornadoes have occurred, and our continued analysis will work to determine if some of these long swaths of damage are the result of a single tornado or multiple separate tornadoes.  

At this time, seven areas of tornadic damage have been identified within the NWS Wilmington, Ohio coverage area. This count may change as we continue to assess the continuity of the damage.  

• EF3 beginning in southern Auglaize County, Ohio near Fryburg, continuing through the Lakeview area in northern Logan County, Ohio.  

• EF2 in central Union County, Ohio near Broadway.  
• EF2 in Darke County, Ohio and Miami County, Ohio. This tornado began in Indiana, and additional information will follow after coordination with NWS Indianapolis, Ind.  

• EF1 beginning in central Delaware County, Ohio, continuing through north-central Licking County, Ohio. 

• EF1 in western Mercer County, Ohio, west of Celina.  

• EF1 in eastern Mercer County, Ohio, and western Auglaize County, Ohio, west of Wapakoneta.  

• EF1 in Switzerland County, Ind. and Carroll County, Ky. This tornado began further west in Indiana, and additional information will follow after coordination with NWS Louisville KY.  

Final details on these tornadoes, including track statistics and estimated maximum wind speeds, will be released as our analysis continues over the next several days.  

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