High winds causes power outages, closes several schools in central Ohio


Weather Update for 6 a.m. - The High Wind Warning ended at 1 a.m. in central Ohio, but the lasting impact was felt by several schools and residences without power.

The windy weekend left more than 60,000 customers in Central Ohio without power. That also led to a few school closures on Monday.

The high winds battered central Ohio all day Sunday and continued into Monday with gusty winds as high as 55 mph.

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Although the Wind Warnings have expired it is still breezy. Winds gusts this morning are registering above 30 mph, but will taper off throughout the day.

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Weather Update for 9 p.m. — The high winds have battered central Ohio all day and the High Wind Warning is now expected to last even longer until 1 a.m. Monday.

10TV's Jeff Booth has the latest on the strong winds for Ohio:

Weather Update for 5:00 p.m. — Gusty winds continue this evening with the potential for gusts to reach as high as 55 mph. Winds are expected to back off as the night continues with gusts reaching up to 45 mph.

Wind gusts will moderate to 30 mph by Monday afternoon.

The National Weather Service in Wilmington says a 64 mph gust was recorded at The Ohio State University Airport Sunday, making it the strongest non-thunderstorm-related wind gust measured within their area since April 2, 2016.

Weather Update for 10:35 a.m. — The wind has picked up across central Ohio this morning. So far, reports of 50 mph wind gusts have been reported across Franklin County and surrounding areas in central Ohio.

Winds will continue to stay strong, with gusts anywhere from 40 to 60 mph through today. Winds will start ramping up through the overnight hours and a High Wind Warning will go into effect in the early morning hours of Sunday and stay in effect throughout much of the day.

Downed trees and power lines will be possible. Driving off bridges will be dangerous with crosswinds, so please take extra caution on the roadways.

Many high wind warnings and wind advisories will linger to around 10 p.m. tonight, possibly later for those in northern Ohio. Also, any loose-lying debris should be secured to your house or you may be on a treasure hunt for your trash can tomorrow.

Temperatures will continue to fall this afternoon, dropping into the 30’s and eventually the 20’s overnight. A few sprinkles/flurries will also be possible through today. Winds won’t let off until late tonight and it will still be blustery and frigid tomorrow morning, with wind chills around 0 degrees and below.