Ohio — The National Weather Service confirmed eight tornadoes touched down during Tuesday’s storms. 

What You Need To Know

  • Portions of central and southern Ohio were hit by severe storms that caused tornadoes earlier in the week
  • A total of eight tornadoes have been confirmed by the National Weather Service, and surveys are now completed

  • There was one EF-0, six EF-1s and one EF-2

  • Many areas of Ohio are dealing with damage after Tuesday’s storms

The NWS said one tornado was an EF-1 which touched down near West Union, Ohio, in Adams County. The tornado began near the intersection of Brier Ridge Road and Robinson Hollow Road, then lifted near Adams Lake State Park.

A map of the confirmed tornadoes from Tuesday's storms.
(Spectrum News 1)

Another tornado, rated an EF-0, touched down in Gratiot in Licking County. It was on the ground for seven minutes, stretching 5.3 miles, with a maximum wind speed of 75 mph. 

Three EF-1 tornadoes were confirmed to have occurred in Muskingum County.

Another EF-1 tornado was confirmed in Lawrence County around 10:26 a.m. on April 2, with peak winds of around 90 miles per hour. It started near Aid-Oak Ridge Road and travelled northeast. It eventually crossed Symmes Creek and blew off the roofs of two houses and another building, in addition to rolling over a trailer by State Route 141.

There were also two microbursts, described as strong, damaging winds, that hit Lawrence County. One of these hit near Ironton/Hanging Rock and the other near Proctorville. While these are not tornadoes, they can cause just as much damage.

Cleanup in the area continues after the storms tore through earlier in the week. (Spectrum News 1/Jason Pheister)

An EF-2 tornado was confirmed in the north portion of Jackson County, starting around 8:47 a.m., with wind speeds up to 115 miles per hour.

It started along Erwin Hollow Road, uprooting and snapping trees, before heading northeast over the forest where it weakened. It caused damage to a home from a fallen tree.

An EF-1 tornado was also confirmed to have struck Guernsey County, bringing the total count to eight torndoes. The National Weather Service offices in Wilmington, Pittsburgh and Charleston have completed their storm surveys.

Many areas of Ohio are dealing with damage after Tuesday’s storms. Areas such as Ironton and Proctorville in Lawrence County in southeast Ohio got hit particularly hard, with fallen trees on houses and some flooding.