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Wilmington, Ohio

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April 4, 2011
Severe Weather


A strong spring storm system affected the area with two rounds of severe thunderstorms, gusty winds and heavy rain on April 4th.

The first episode of significant weather with this system occurred during the morning across eastern Indiana and western Ohio as a line of strong to severe thunderstorms tracked east-southeast. Hailstones with diameters of 3/4"-1" and wind gusts around 50 mph were reported with these storms. Early morning temperatures prior to these storms were unseasonably warm in the mid 60s to near 70 degrees as strong southwest winds frequently gusted between 30-40 mph.

As a cold front pushed closer to the area from the west, a second line of storms developed close behind the remnants of the leading line. This second line also moved from the west-northwest to the east-southeast, and affected most of the area during the afternoon of April 4th. An area of moderate to heavy rain also trailed the leading edge of these storms. The primary reports associated with this second line were wind damage and flooding, along with an EF0 tornado in Licking County.

The cold front finally cleared the area by midnight of April 5th as temperatures dropped to more seasonable readings in the 40s.


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