At least 9 tornadoes touched down in Ohio during severe weather, NWS says

Published: Aug. 25, 2023 at 2:33 PM EDT|Updated: Aug. 27, 2023 at 6:39 AM EDT
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CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - The National Weather Service (NWS) has confirmed at least nine tornadoes touched down overnight Thursday in Ohio as powerful rainstorms passed through.

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According to the NWS, an EF2 tornado struck Warrensville Heights and Bedford Heights.

The tornado had wind speeds of 120 mph, and was on the ground Friday from 12:07 a.m. to 12:09 a.m.

Crews also have determined an EF1 tornado struck Cleveland’s Hough neighborhood.

It began near East 71st Street and Chester Avenue and ended near East 89th Street and Euclid Avenue.

The tornado touched down at 11:59 p.m. Thursday and ended at 12:02 a.m. Friday.

National Weather Service confirms EF1 tornado struck Cleveland’s East Side
National Weather Service confirms EF1 tornado struck Cleveland’s East Side(Source: WOIO)


The Medina County Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security on Saturday and NWS confirmed an EF1 tornado touched down in the Village of Spencer.

The tornado was approximately 90 mph, and the only damage were downed trees and limbs.


An EF-1 tornado with speeds that reached 110 MPH has been confirmed southeast of Chardon.

The tornado began near the intersection of Aquilla Road and Tewksbury Lane where it caused damage to trees and power lines before tracking southeast through the Meadow Wood Drive cul-de-sac. causing extensive damage to trees.

The tornado lifted on the east side of Taylor Wells Road where additional tree damage was observed.

Tornado damage near Chardon
Tornado damage near Chardon(NWS)

NWS also confirmed an EF-2 tornado, with winds of 115 mph, struck in Middlefield.

The tornado began near the intersection of Burton-Windsor Road and Route 608 where it caused minor damage to trees.

It then tracked southeast, quickly intensifying before it completely destroyed a barn and caused extensive damage to the property.

The tornado then traveled south-southeast before lifting near the intersection of Route 608 and Nauvoo Road. Additional

Middlefield tornado
Middlefield tornado(NWS)


Mentor in Lake County was also struck by an EF1 tornado, the NWS confirmed.

The tornado was on the ground for about five minutes starting at 12:04 a.m.

The NWS says it began just west of Dartmoor Road near Mentor Avenue and damaged multiple homes, trees and power lines in its path.

National Weather Service confirms EF1 tornado struck Mentor
National Weather Service confirms EF1 tornado struck Mentor(Source: WOIO)


An EF1 tornado has been confirmed by the NWS for Erie County OH.

The tornado uprooted trees and broke off large tree limbs.

One large limb partially destroyed a home near Mari-Dor Beach Cottages. The tornado headed southeast into a rural area and went back up into the clouds, according to the NWS.


The NWS confirmed an EF-0 tornado for Trumbull County that began around 12:35 a.m. in Bristolville just east of Mahan Denman Road on Hyde Shaffer Road.

The tornado-packed speeds of 85 mph

The tornado traveled east, damaging corn fields and trees before crossing Thompson Clark Road.

Multiple homes sustained minor damage to siding, shingles, and roofing and one home had the carport collapse, according to the NWS.


The NWS says an EF1 tornado has also been confirmed in Ottawa County near South Nissen and West Deno roads.

It damaged a home, nursery greenhouse, trees and power lines.