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5 tornadoes touch down in Ohio National Weather Service confirms

5 tornadoes touch down in Ohio National Weather Service confirms

Two EF1 tornadoes were confirmed, one in Darke County and another near Springfield in Clark County. The tornado in Darke County was on the ground for four minutes, covering about 2.5 miles with maximum winds of 100 mph. It damaged barns and outbuildings on farms in the area.

The tornado in Clark County was on the ground for nearly 30 minutes, traveling 17 miles with maximum winds of 90 mph. According to the Weather Service, hundreds of trees were snapped or uprooted, and several homes suffered damage.
In Urbana County, an EF0 tornado with maximum winds of 75 mph was on the ground for about three minutes, covering just over two miles. The tornado uprooted and snapped trees along its path, the Weather Service says.

An EF0 tornado was on the ground for nearly 10 minutes in Champaign County, traveling 4.6 miles with maximum winds of 85 mph. The tornado destroyed a barn, damaged homes and snapped and uprooted trees, the Weather Service says.

No injuries were reported.

Tornadoes are ranked with the Enhanced Fujita Scale, with an EF0 the weakest (winds 65-85 mph) and an EF5 the strongest (winds over 200 mph).