Fourth of July tornado confirmed in Ohio

Fourth of July tornado confirmed in Ohio

Fourth of July tornado confirmed in Ohio

Watch an earlier report on Ohio breaking its all-time tornado record in the video player above.

BELLEFONTAINE, Ohio (WCMH) — A tornado formed in Logan County during the Fourth of July storms, adding another to a record-breaking year in Ohio.

The National Weather Service confirmed that a “brief/weak” EF-0 tornado touched down at 8:44 p.m. near the town of De Graff. It lasted only a few seconds, but in that time it traveled a little over 15 miles with 65 MPH winds.

The map below shows the latitude and longitude coordinates that the NWS provided for the tornado’s path.

The NWS noted some damage to trees and patio furniture as a result of the tornado, but no one was injured or killed as a result.

In June, Ohio came close to breaking records for the number of tornadoes in a year. Four tornadoes on June 5-6 brought the tornado total for 2024 to 62, tying the previous record for the entire year of 1992. A minute-long tornado on July 2 in Huron County finally put 2024 over the line, and July 4 brought Ohio’s total to 64.

Three of the five most active years in Ohio have occurred since 2019. In 2023, 60 tornadoes have been recorded in the Buckeye State, up from 49 observed in 2019.

  • 2024 64
  • 1992 62
  • 2023 60
  • 2019 49
  • 1973 48