The National Weather Service in Wilmington, OH confirmed two tornadoes in Miami County this past Saturday, January 11, 2020. The first tornado started in Troy, it had a path of 3.2 miles. The tornado was estimated to be on the ground from 10:11 PM until 10:13 PM, this tornado was rated an EF0 with winds up to 80 mph. The maximum path width of this tornado was 350 yards, there was no injuries or fatalities reported with this tornado. However there was tree and roof damage to both commercial and residential buildings throughout the city.
The next tornado occurred in Fletcher, Ohio also in Miami County, between the times of 10:15 and 10:21 PM. The National Weather Service says this tornado was also an EF0 with winds up to 70 mph. The maximum path width of this tornado was 175 yards. This tornado was on the ground for 6.3 miles. No injuries or fatalities were reported with this tornado, the NWS says that there was damage that “consisted mainly of broken and snapped trees, and roof damage to barns and outbuildings.” Further damage observed included snapped electrical poles and shingles blown off homes or caused by trees falling.
The NWS says these observations were done in collaboration with the Miami County EMA and the Troy Fire Department.
The NWS also says this data is preliminary and could change.