WILMINGTON, Ohio (WDTN) – The National Weather Service has now confirmed the tornado that struck Waynesville also damaged Wilmington, traveling more than 20 miles across Warren and Clinton Counties.
Early Friday, the Wilmington office of the National Weather Service thought they had three sperate tornadoes Thursday, one in Waynesville, a separate tornado in Wilmington and a third in Washington Court House.READ MORE: NWS: 2 tornadoes reported in overnight storms
The NWS now says the Wilmington tornado is, in fact, the same one that caused widespread damage and power outages in Waynesville. That tornado has been classified as an EF1 with estimated maximum wind speeds of 105 mph. A public information bulletin says the tornado has a path of 20.70 miles and a maximum path width of 250 yards.
You can find the public information statement on the National Weather Service website.
A microburst caused power outages across Springboro and there are still some outages in the area Friday. Electrical service is provided by Dayton Power & Light and Duke Energy in that region. Duke Energy told 2 NEWS Thursday they expect power to be fully restored Friday.READ MORE: Crews work to restore power in Springboro