Tornado Currently Crossing Northern Dayton

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Scarlet_Lutefisk's picture

Crossing just north of Xenia.

Wilberforce, Jamestown, Cedarville heads up

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actionstanleyjackson's picture

Sirens south of Grove City 

Stay golden, Ponyboy.

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Scarlet_Lutefisk's picture

A second cell is following in the same path. Currently crossing 201.  The first storm is beginning rotation again near Cedarville.

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RBloodworth's picture

There was a cell that caused sirens to go off that just passed over the OSU campus.  It’s heading east over Gahanna now.  Fortunately, so far, it appears that the Columbus area may have avoided the worst of this system.  Dayton, unfortunately, was not so lucky.  There are reports of “catastrophic damage”.

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Scarlet_Lutefisk's picture

Yeah, right now it looks like there may have been quite a bit of damage.

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actionstanleyjackson's picture

Dayton looks like a war zone. 

Stay golden, Ponyboy.

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buckslan's picture

I'm on the east side of Columbus and it's been constant tornado sirens for 40 minutes. Only recently have the winds really started to pick up.

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Scarlet_Lutefisk's picture

It's been interesting in Xenia. The sirens will kick on for 5-10 minutes, then off for 5-10 then back on. Rinse, repeat.

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actionstanleyjackson's picture

In commercial Point. We are in a lull. Seems everything so far has gone south of us. Concerned about this cell coming out of Dayton.

Stay golden, Ponyboy.

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buckslan's picture

https://twitter.com/EvanMillward/status/1133222480884228096?s=19

I can't embed on my phone but there is a link to a tweet of a picture of North Dayton.

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Scarlet_Lutefisk's picture

Severe Weather Statement National Weather Service Wilmington OH 1216 AM EDT Tue May 28 2019

OHC023-057-280430- /O.CON.KILN.TO.W.0046.000000T0000Z-190528T0430Z/ Clark OH-Greene OH- 1216 AM EDT Tue May 28 2019

...A TORNADO WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1230 AM EDT FOR SOUTH CENTRAL CLARK AND CENTRAL GREENE COUNTIES...

At 1216 AM EDT, a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado was located over Cedarville, moving southeast at 45 mph.

HAZARD...Tornado and quarter size hail.

SOURCE...Weather spotters reported a funnel cloud.

IMPACT...Flying debris will be dangerous to those caught without shelter. Mobile homes will be damaged or destroyed. Damage to roofs, windows, and vehicles will occur. Tree damage is likely. Locations impacted include... Xenia, Cedarville, Wilberforce, Clifton and John Bryan State Park.
 

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GVerrilli92's picture

Dublin, near Tuttle. Sirens have been on sporadically, but seem to have come to a stop.

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Taspra's picture

Thank you for posting this link Scarlet. I'm up near Cleveland and they are not reporting this on our local news. This has been the only way I can keep up with whats going on and I need to because my son lives in Cbus.

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buckslan's picture

I think northern Columbus was more in the line of severe weather than the southern part, but that cell that hit Dayton I fear could reach Columbus within the next hour. I hope I'm wrong.

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GunnerBuck's picture

Groveport, Canal Winchester, Reynoldsburg, Westerville, etc all just came out of a Tornado Watch. Looks like we're missing most of the big stuff with only one small blip still inline to hit us.

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tracyre's picture

The storms are really hitting Circleville area and south... Unreal.  Sending good thoughts for all involved.  

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buckeyeboy31's picture

I’m out in Pataskala, we got our asses kicked, not looking forward to seeing the damage 

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tracyre's picture

This YouTube channel is incredibly informative. If I lived out there I’d have this link on the ready.  No joke.  

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ZMBucks's picture

Yep, this was big and it stayed on the ground forever. We watched it pass just to the north of us from our front window. Every time the lightning would strike, we could see the funnel on the ground moving west to east. Brookville High School lost its roof. 

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NavyBuckeye91's picture

Looks like Brookville, Trotwood and Beavercreek took about an EF-3 on the chin last night between 11-12 pm. We were hunkered in the basement throughout, and luckily the storms were well north of us. 

Trotwood is devastated. Lots of homes and businesses destroyed. 42,000 without power in Montgomery County. Most of the county is on a water boil alert. 

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Hovenaut's picture

Caught reports on the radio commuting in, keeping those of you out there in my thoughts and prayers in the aftermath.

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Colossus's picture

I have family in St Mary's, near Celina and close to Springfield as well.  Thankful they are okay, and I hope you and your loved ones are as well.  Heard that an 81 year old man in Celina died as a result of the storm - let's hope that further losses are only material possessions.  We had some tornadoes come through Northern Indiana yesterday as well, but it doesn't look to be nearly as severe as what went through Ohio.  Thoughts and well wishes with all 11W's in Ohio effected by the storm! 

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NavyBuckeye91's picture

Local news reported that fatality about an hour ago. So far, it’s the only one that first responders know of. I hope it stays that way. 

"You beat cancer by how you live, why you live, & in the manner in which you live.
So, live. Live. Fight like hell. And when you get too tired to fight then lay down and rest and let somebody else fight for you. "
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bleedscarletpissmaize's picture

I live in Brookville and was 1 block away from the tornado. Luckily, My property didn't get damaged at all last night. I grabbed up my 4 kids took them to the basement and then came back to grab all the blankets and flashlights I could. I came back upstairs to monitor the news station when the power went out. I stood by the doorway listening when the rain stopped and it started lightning like crazy. Once I heard something that sounded like Mongolian warriors storming a castle I headed to the basement. About 10 mins later I came back upstairs and walked outside and my whole block was outside with flashlights. I live a block away from the high school and the roof was ripped off last night. I guess this particular tornado stayed on the ground from around Brookville high school through trotwood, through Dayton and finally lifted around yellow springs. People were already putting roofs on there homes by noon this morning.

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CALPOPPY's picture

Glad you were relatively unscathed.

Memento mori

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Wargor's picture

Glad you are okay.

Most people go with analogies they are familiar with, which is why you hear so many references to freight trains.  I'm curious as to your life experiences that led to the phrase, "Mongolian warriors storming a castle."

I'm hoping it has something to do with a modified sports car or a telephone booth rather than hundreds of years of lopping people's heads off.

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bleedscarletpissmaize's picture

I always hear it referred to sounding like a train. I just wanted to be different and thats what popped in my head. For the record I never witnessed or heard anything relating to Mongolian warriors storming a castle.

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Scarlet_Lutefisk's picture

Believe it or not the sound fx for the twister scene in Wizard of Oz are pretty damn close. 

You get that howling whipping wind noise, and then just a constant solid roar. 

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NorthPoleBuckeye's picture

My Uncle lost his house in that tornado, and much of the subdivision was wiped away.

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Wargor's picture

I can respect that, but I am a bit disappointed.  My own fault for creating my own unrealistic expectations.

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BuckeyeAsylum's picture

I live in Riverside, we slept through the sirens. In the morning, it looked like it only had rained. I am so confused as to how the storm came through here and did what it did around me.

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FSUBuckeye's picture

You were lucky. It is a common misconception that tornado sirens are able to wake up sleeping residents. In the future, I would have alternative ways of receiving the warning (WEA phone alerts or a weather radio) during the night.

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BuckeyeAsylum's picture

Yeah they didn't do anything for either of us and she's a light sleeper. I usually wake up at odd noises(yet I can sleep through a massive thunderstorm w/o that disturbing me) so surprised I wasn't alerted. I went to sleep 10:30 and there wasn't even any rain, there was nothing indicative of a weather event. When it was done by 11:45, I just don't get how. My phone goes into DND mode at night bc I run 2 businesses and after 10PM its my sleep time. That being said, I believe Amber alerts push through, and I can set my family/fiancee phones to ring through, yet the weather alert did nothing to get through it. I honestly don't think there is a single thing I could have done, there simply was 0 warning when I went to bed that weather was coming in. I would have to be paranoid and checking the weather every single night before bed to catch it. :(

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Wargor's picture

Third business opportunity!

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FSUBuckeye's picture

I'm surprised the WEA alerts did not go through. In response, I would recommend a weather radio (you can pick them up for $25-30 on Amazon or at Walmart). As someone who has spent almost his entire adult life researching tornado casualties, you are not alone in this experience. The Dayton tornado was close to a worst-case scenario for me---a significant nocturnal tornado impacting a populated area. While many people's lives were forever changed, I am glad the Dayton-area seems to have avoided major casualty numbers.

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RunEddieRun1983's picture

It was an intense night on Monday in the Gem City. My family lives about a half mile from where the Tornado ripped through the riverside area... Scary stuff. We got away unscathed, somehow. We could hear it, it was terrifying. Anyone effected, there are outreach areas all over town.

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CALPOPPY's picture

Glad that you and yours are unscathed, RER.

Memento mori

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RunEddieRun1983's picture

Lots of people not that lucky so we're counting our blessings. My friend's company has been going all over town passing out cases of water, some local Kroger stores are handing out cases of water for free as well. I was out cleaning up rubble in my neighbors yard. What a crazy happening. 

Urban Meyer left an incredible legacy. 12/4/18 Ryan Day begins his.

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IBLEEDSCARLETANDGRAY's picture

The most frightened I've ever been in my life was witnessing a funnel cloud fly over my head. I hope you all get to safety if one comes near you.

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