In one night we saw as many tornadoes as we should see in a single year.
In fact, Ohio averages 19 tornadoes per year, across the entire state! Meaning in one night we topped that mark. This puts us well above the average statewide already this year.
Even more remarkable is the fact that we had 4 total tornadoes that were EF-3 or higher. We typically have less than 1 per year. This means that we had 5 years worth of violent tornadoes in 1 night.
The strongest was an upgraded EF-4, that was the strongest recorded in Montgomery County since 1950 (when SPC records go back).
This was also the strongest tornado in the state of Ohio since the Wood county EF-4 on June 5, 2010. It was also only the 3rd EF-4 in the United States this year, and the 1st of two this week alone.
This event would also make for the most tornadoes confirmed by the NWS in Wilmington, Ohio that they have had at their office. The old record was set on March 2, 2012, at 12 tornadoes.
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