Tornado touchdown confirmed Sunday in Athens County

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The National Weather Service out of Charleston, West Virginia, that covers Athens County confirmed on Monday afternoon that an EF-0 tornado touched down right before sunset on Sunday evening.

Reports of funnel clouds, along with radar returns, and some damage on the ground, the NWS sent the storm survey crew to review the damage.

The NWS has confirmed based on damage to a trampoline, and some additional sheet metal that was tossed up into nearby powerlines that a weak EF-0 touchdown occurred.  This damage was near Cullison Rd according to the NWS.

They also reported some tree damage along Kimberly Rd, about 1.5 miles to the east-southeast.  This is in the area where a tree did fall on a home, causing some damage to the roof of the home.  The National Weather Service did note in the report the tree was weak in structure.

Winds were estimated with this tornado to be at 55 miles per hour.  The estimated start time was approximately 6:10pm, and the storms caused damage along a path of about 1.5 miles.  The maximum width of the path of damage was only 40 yards.

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