National Weather Service confirms tornado moved through Trumbull County

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(WKBN) – The National Weather Service confirmed that a tornado moved through Trumbull County.

The EF-1 tornado started in Champion Township around 10:25 a.m. Tuesday. It moved east across Mosquito Lake and into the western part of Cortland at a maximum speed of 95 to 100 miles per hour, according to the Weather Service.

Warren business owner, Aaron Chine, captured a photo of the funnel cloud over Mosquito Lake. He was fishing when it moved across the lake. 

The storm uprooted trees and took down buildings. Viewers also sent us photos of hail near the old middle school.

There was also significant damage to a cemetery outbuilding. 

Watch: Viewer records video of tornado in Cortland

A tornado warning wasn’t issued for that area, but the National Weather Service later issued a tornado warning for Mercer County just before 11 a.m.

According to the National Weather Service in Pittsburgh, this was the first tornado warning in January that it issued since at least 1986. Records aren’t available before that. 

The only January tornado reported to the National Weather Service in Pittsburgh happened in 1998 in Marshall County, West Virginia. 

In Ohio, there have only been seven tornadoes in January. None have been in Trumbull County, according to Cleveland’s National Weather Service.

Gary Garnet, of the National Weather Service in Cleveland, said the mild weather can cause storms like this.

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