Monday, June 19, 2023

Tornado Recap

For the first time since early September last year, northern Ohio saw it's first tornado warnings June 15.  Not the latest on record but close. 

Latest first tornado warning in order (after June 1st):

July 24, 2005

June 24, 1999

June 22, 1990

June 19, 2021

June 15, 2023

June 5, 2016

June 3, 1989

June 1, 1987

Not every tornado warning means there were actual touchdowns.  In most instances (75% of the time approximately) the warning is issued due to doppler radar indicated rotation within the storm.  Last Thursday, not only did we have multiple tornado warnings, we had multiple tornadoes!  Here is the list: (h/t Mackenzie Bart and Dontae Jones for the graphic)

NWS statement here

Red dots indicate the approximate location of each tornado

Here is a nice video of a constructed powerpoint of the entire severe storm event via the Iowa State University - Mesonet Site (IEM Raccoon).  88 slides total. 5 seconds per slide. Well worth it.

Video format from youtube