Severe storms trigger Tornado Warnings in Ohio Valley
Scattered severe thunderstorms are most likely across the Ohio Valley and Midwest and from the Southern Plains eastward into the Deep South on Wednesday. A few severe storms are also possible in the Southeast and mid-Atlantic. Damaging wind gusts, hail and a couple of tornadoes are all threats with these storms.
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Several videos captured images of a tornado moving through Tripp City, Ohio. A large retail distribution was damaged in the storm. A Meijer spokesperson said: "All our Team Members are accounted for and there are no reports of injuries. Most of our complex is still fully operational."
A Tornado Watch has been issued for parts of Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia through 1 a.m. More than 8 million people are under a Tornado Watch for the possibility of severe storms producing tornadoes, hail and damaging winds.
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Damage has been reported in central Indiana because due to the severe storms. The worst of the weather has since moved eastward and is impacting areas in central Ohio.
Storms knocked out power to thousands across Ohio and Indiana. Over 10,000 homes and businesses are still in the dark from storms earlier in the day.
Areas of Indiana that are north and west of Indianapolis are no longer under a Tornado Watch. The watch is expected to last until 10 p.m. for other areas of the tri-state.
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Tornado sirens sounded in Troy, Ohio as the supercell storm moved through.
Several tornado-warned storms are moving eastward across Indiana and Ohio. The FOX Weather 3D Radar is tracking the storms north of Interstate 70.
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Severe storms caused gusty winds north of Dayton, Ohio.
Cincinnati / N. Kentucky Airport (CVG) reported a gust to 69 mph at 6:15 p.m. ET.
Airport observers at Dayton, Ohio's airport are reporting a tornado sighting 5 miles to the northeast of the field moving east.
Here is the rare METAR code showing the tornado report:
KDAY 082212Z COR 22017G25KT 10SM +FC SCT028CB BKN045 OVC065 24/21 A2971 RMK AO2 LTG DSNT SE AND S RAE04 TORNADO B2147 5 NE MOV E FRQ LTGICCCCG N P0000 T02440211 $
The Tornado Watch is in effect until 10 p.m. ET.
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