Friday marked the first time Cleveland, Akron and Canton (The NE Ohio metro area) was under a TORNADO WATCH in roughly 4 years. The setup for severe weather was tremendous yet no TORNADOES.
(ALL GRAPHICS COURTESY OF THE STORM PREDICTION CENTER AND THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE IN CLEVELAND, OHIO)
The Storm Prediction Center put northern Ohio under a MODERATE RISK early in the morning. Northern Ohio is rarely under a MODERATE RISK--maybe once every two years--so the experts believed that this could have been deadly.
The Tornado Watch was issued at 3:50PM then the extension through 11PM
The radar at the peak of the event
Storm reports of wind and hail damage
The winds after the severe event was over and the cold front moved through