Tornado Touchdown In Columbus Confirmed


UPDATED: Tuesday September 28, 2010 7:45 PM

The National Weather Service on Monday said it has confirmed that a tornado briefly touched down on the city's Far East side during last week's storms.

The tornado, which touched down shortly before 5 p.m. on Wednesday, was confirmed using footage from a nearby traffic camera, Live Doppler 10 chief meteorologist Chris Bradley reported.

The footage was taken from a camera along Interstate 270, north of Broad Street, the National Weather Service said.

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The tornado lasted about one minute, with winds estimated at 65 mph. It was rated an EF0, at the low end of the Enhanced Fujita Scale, which measures tornadoes.

Although it caused no significant damage, video showed a "brief tornado circulation in contact with the ground," a statement from the National Weather Service said.

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