Small Tornado Touches Down In Northeast Ohio
The National Weather Service has confirmed that a small tornado touched down in northeastern Ohio as strong storms moved across the state.
Meteorologist Brian Mitchell in Cleveland says the tornado caused minor damage to least one home in the town of Hinckley in Medina County, south of Cleveland. He was not aware of any injuries caused by the Tuesday afternoon storm.
The tornado's wind speed was estimated at 94 mph. Mitchell says it was about 150-yards wide at its maximum point. It was the area's second tornado in as many weeks. Nearby Brunswick was hit on June 23.
Mitchell says a line of thunderstorms developed ahead of a cold front that moved through the region midday Tuesday.
Storm surveyors are assessing other areas in northeastern Ohio for possible tornados.