Severe Weather - July 11, 2009

105 mph winds in Buchanan, Ohio (northern Pike County):

...Straight-line wind damage confirmed in Buchanan Ohio...

Location...Buchanan in Pike County Ohio
Date...July 11 2009
Estimated time...359 PM EDT
Estimated maximum wind speed...105 mph
Maximum path width...0.25 miles
Path length...0.5 miles
Beginning lat/lon...39.1387 N / 83.1161 W
Ending lat/lon...39.1346 N / 83.1089 W

The information in this statement is preliminary and subject to change pending final review of the event and publication in NWS storm data.

The National Weather Service has confirmed straight-line wind damage off of state route 772 in Buchanan in Pike County Ohio. Three mobile homes were knocked off their foundation, picked up and lifted 20 yards, and completely destroyed. The roof of one mobile home was carried approximately 50 yards in the same direction. Two additional mobile homes remained on their foundation and sustained minor damage. Approximately five trees were also uprooted. Damage in this case was determined to be straight-line. Indications were that all of the structures were blown consistently to the southeast. The mobile homes were subject to high winds, located at the summit of a hill in an open field. This allowed strong thunderstorm winds to lift the mobile homes off their foundations. Damage was consistent with estimated winds of 105 mph and equated to high end EF1 tornado damage.