2019 Memorial Day Tornadoes

On May 27, 2019 multiple tornadoes touched down in the area, changing peoples lives in a matter of seconds.

First I want to look at the 2000z or 4 PM SPC Convective Outlook.

On Monday, May 27, 2019, the SPC had the Miami Valley in an enhanced risk for severe weather.

Below is a look at the severe weather probabilities according to the SPC for Monday, May 27, 2019.

Below is a look at the mesocale discussion graphics for our area from the SPC that night.

Below is a look at the 2100z surface map from the WPC. It shows a low pressure system northwest of the area steering a warm front into the area. Which also means warm moist air was being steered into the area.

Below is a look at some of the radar images from that night that were tornado warned. ***These were not all the tornado warnings that night.***

Below is the tornado emergency issued for Montgomery County that night.

Here is a closer look at the various rotations on radar that night.

Here is a look at the rotation as it moved through Celina, OH.

Here is a look at the rotation that moved through Montgomery County.

A closer look of that same rotation in Montgomery County.

A look at the rotations in Miami County.

A look at the rotation in Greene County.

A look at a second rotating storm in northern Montgomery County. (Near Vandalia.)

Note: These were not all the rotating storms that night and again, was not all the tornado warned storms that night.

Below is all the tornadoes that touched down across the Miami Valley that night.

Note: These are not all the tornadoes that touched down in Ohio that night.

  1. EF0 tornado near Phillipsburg, OH (Miami and Montgomery Counties)
  2. EF0 tornado near Waynesfield, OH (Auglaize County)
  3. EF0 south of Troy, OH (Miami County)
  4. EF0 in Elizabeth Township, OH (Miami County)
  5. EF0 near Uniopolis, OH (Auglaize County)
  6. EF1 northeast of Jamestown, OH (Greene County)
  7. EF1 tornado in New Madison, OH (Darke County)
  8. EF1 tornado 2 miles south of Hollansburg, OH (Darke County)
  9. EF1 near Wapakoneta, OH (Auglaize County)
  10. EF2 tornado south of Vandalia, OH (Montgomery County)
  11. EF2 tornado near West Milton, OH (Miami County)
  12. EF2 tornado near Jamestown, OH (Greene County)
  13. EF3 tornado in Beavercreek, OH (Greene County)
  14. EF3 tornado in Celina, OH (Mercer County)
  15. EF4 tornado in Trotwood, OH (Montgomery County)

2019 Memorial Day Tornadoes


Below is a look at the tornado tracks. Thanks to the National Weather Service in Wilmington, OH.

EF0 tornado near Phillipsburg, OH (Miami and Montgomery Counties)

EF0 tornado near Waynesfield, OH (Auglaize County)

EF0 south of Troy, OH (Miami County)

EF0 in Elizabeth Township, OH (Miami County)

EF0 near Uniopolis, OH (Auglaize County)

EF1 northeast of Jamestown, OH (Greene County)

EF1 tornado in New Madison, OH (Darke County)

EF1 tornado 2 miles south of Hollansburg, OH (Darke County)

EF1 near Wapakoneta, OH (Auglaize County)

EF2 tornado south of Vandalia, OH (Montgomery County)

EF2 tornado near West Milton, OH (Miami County)

EF2 tornado near Jamestown, OH (Greene County)

EF3 tornado in Beavercreek, OH (Greene County)

EF3 tornado in Celina, OH (Mercer County)

EF4 tornado in Trotwood, OH (Montgomery County)

Below is a look at damage from Dayton and Harrison Township.


Below is a look at tornado/storm damage in the Trotwood and Harrison Township areas.


Below is a look at damage from North Dayton.


Unfortunately one man did die in the storms, Dale Hannah, he was 81 from Celina.

Read about what to do during dangerous and severe weather here.