Tracking severe weather moving through parts of central Ohio | May 14, 2020


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10TV Chief Meteorologist Ashlee Baracy is tracking showers and storms moving through central Ohio:

A line of storms with gusty winds, lightning and heavy rain will push in from the west through the next several hours. Activity wil decrease overnight.

Follow live updates here and on 10TV News.

6:45 p.m. Update: Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Coshocton and Muskingum County until 7:30 p.m.


6:13 p.m. Update: Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Delaware, Franklin, and Licking County until 7:00 p.m.


6:07 p.m. Update: Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Ashland, Knox, Morrow and Richland County until 6:45 p.m.


5:27 p.m. Update: Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Champaign, Clark, Delaware, Franklin, Madison and Union County until 6:15 p.m.



5:22 p.m. Update: Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Crawford and Richland County until 6:00 p.m.


5:04 p.m. Update: Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Champaign, Clark, Logan, Madison and Union County until 5:30 p.m.



4:40 p.m. Update: Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Crawford, Hancock and Wyandot County until 5:30 p.m.


4:36 p.m. Update: Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Champaign and Clark County until 5:00 p.m.



A Watch indicates the possibility of severe weather in a relatively broad area. For instance, a tornado watch means conditions are favorable for the development of tornadoes. Go about your normal routines, but watch for threatening weather.

A Warning is issued when severe weather is actually occurring. For instance, a tornado warning means a tornado has actually been sighted or has been indicated by radar. The warning usually encompasses a relatively small geographic area. If a warning is issued for the area in which you live, take cover immediately!



Strong Winds
Strong winds of 55 mph or more can cause significant damage even though no tornado is present. "Downbursts" are columns of air that slam to the earth and spread high winds in many directions. Downbursts can be just as damaging as tornadoes; if such conditions are present, take the same precautions as you would for a tornado.

Lightning claims more lives every year than tornadoes. When lightning is a threat, stay indoors and don't use electrical appliances. If you're caught outside, keep a safe distance from tall objects, and try to stay lower than anything nearby. A safe distance from a tree is twice its height.



Storms producing tornadoes in Ohio often approach from the southwest. They can travel at speeds up to 70 miles per hour and contain winds estimated at over 200 miles per hour.

Sometimes an approaching tornado will sound like the roar of a train or airplane. If you see or hear a tornado, take cover immediately. Seek shelter inside, preferably below ground level. Do not waste time opening windows; tornado-force winds will "open" the windows well before the pressure difference can cause any structural damage. Above all, protect your head and lie flat.

At Home
Get away from windows, doors and outside walls. Go to the basement. If you have no basement, go to a first floor bathroom, closet or room at the center of the house. If possible, get under heavy furniture and cover your head with blankets or pillows.

At School
Go the lowest floor or basement. Go to small interior rooms or hallways. Stay away from windows and avoid auditoriums, gyms and other areas with wide, free-span roofs.

In Public Buildings
Go immediately to the designated shelter area or to an interior hallway or small room on the lowest level. Stay away from windows. Do not use elevators. Do not go to your car.