Microburst / Striaght Line Winds in Muskingum and Tuscarawas County Ohio 21 April 2011
A series of strong thunderstorms moved across the Ohio Valley during the early morning hours of Wednesday, April 20. The storm system produced hundreds of reports of wind, hail, and tornadoes. Although the storms were weakening as they moved across central and eastern Ohio, two tornadoes occurred as close as Licking County, Ohio. Several reports of wind damage occurred in the Pittsburgh forecast area, including Coshocton, Muskingum, Tuscarawas, Guernsey, Carroll, and Columbiana Counties in Ohio, Brooke County in West Virginia, and Beaver and Butler Counties in Pennsylvania. The strongest damage in the Pittsburgh CWA likely occurred in Muskingum and Tuscarawas Counties, with structural damage to homes in Philo and multiple garages destroyed in Newcomerstown. A 58 mph wind gusts was measured at the New Philadelphia airport.
Summary Storm Report:
PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
...MICROBURST HITS NEWCOMERSTOWN OHIO ON APRIL 20, 2011...
LOCATION...NEWCOMERSTOWN IN TUSCARAWAS COUNTY, OHIO
* THE INFORMATION IN THIS STATEMENT IS PRELIMINARY AND SUBJECT TO
A LINE OF STRONG THUNDERSTORMS RAKED ACROSS OHIO THOUGH THE EARLY
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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PITTSBURGH PA 341 PM EDT WED APR 20 2011
...STRAIGHT LINE WIND DAMAGE CONFIRMED NEAR PHILO IN MUSKINGUM COUNTY OHIO...
LOCATION...PHILO IN MUSKINGUM COUNTY OHIO DATE...APRIL 20 2011 ESTIMATED TIME...315 AM EDT ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...75 MPH MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...600 YARDS PATH LENGTH...TWO MILES BEGINNING LAT/LON...39.86N / 81.91W ENDING LAT/LON...39.86N / 81.90W * FATALITIES...0 * INJURIES...0
* THE INFORMATION IN THIS STATEMENT IS PRELIMINARY AND SUBJECT TO CHANGE PENDING FINAL REVIEW OF THE EVENT(S) AND PUBLICATION IN NWS STORM DATA.
...SUMMARY... THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PITTSBURGH PA HAS CONFIRMED STRAIGHT LINE WIND DAMAGE NEAR PHILO IN MUSKINGUM COUNTY OHIO ON APRIL 20 2011.
A LINE OF STRONG THUNDERSTORMS CROSSED THROUGH EAST CENTRAL OHIO DURING THE PREDAWN HOURS OF 20 APRIL 2011. A SMALL BOW ECHO CROSSED THE PHILO AREA AROUND 315 AM AND CAUSED DAMAGE TO EIGHT STRUCTURES. IN ADDITION...NUMEROUS TREES AND POWER LINES WERE DOWN DUE TO THE STRONG WINDS.
MANY THANKS TO THE MUSKINGUM COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY FOR THEIR ASSISTANCE TODAY.
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TDWR Columbus, Ohio Base Velocity 317am and 323am respectively
TDWR Columbus, Ohio Storm Relative Velocity at 317am and 323am respectively