OHIO — The National Weather Service has confirmed at least nine tornadoes touched down in Ohio during Wednesday morning's storms. 

What You Need To Know

  • There tornadoes were EF-0, three were EF-1 and three were EF-2 

  • Most of them hit central Ohio
  • NWS confirmed the last three tornadoes on Friday


An EF-2 tornado was confirmed to have touched down in Blacklick, Ohio, in Franklin County earlier Wednesday morning, by The National Weather Service in Wilmington. As the tornado entered Licking County, it weakened to an EF-1.

Another tornado, rated an EF-1, touched down in the Riverside area of Montgomery County. That tornado then continued into Greene County, and ended at the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base before it weakened. It had a max wind speed of 100 mph and a width of 2.4 miles.  

Another EF-2 tornado was confirmed near Springfield in Clark County by the NWS. It then ended to Choctaw Lake in Madison County, with a max wind speed of 100 mph and lasted for a little over 18 miles, according to NWS. 

The NWS also confirmed an EF-1 tornado in Hilliard in Franklin County causing damage "in a short path north of Roberts Road." NWS said it lasted for a little over 2 miles with a max wind speed of 110 mph. 

NWS also confirmed an EF-1 tornado that began in London in Madison County, where it continued northeast and ended south of West Jefferson. NWS recorded the its max wind speed of 110 mph and it was on the ground for 8 miles.

NWS Pittsburgh confirmed the sixth tornado hit Monroe County in Malaga Township. It was an EF-2 with winds of up to 120 mph.

Then, on Friday, NWS confirmed three more tornadoes that went through central Ohio. One was an EF-0 that went through Darbydale in Franklin County with max wind speeds of 70 mph. Then there was another EF-0 that went through Harrisburg, also with winds up to 70 mph and another was an EF-0 that went through Groveport with 75 mph max wind speed. 

Storms ripped through Ohio, from Springfield to the Columbus area, spinning up multiple Tornado Warnings starting around 5 a.m. Many homes and businesses in areas like Riverside in Montgomery County and Hilliard in Franklin County were damaged. 

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Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell, meteorologist Joseph Astolfi and Digital Producer Cody Thompson contributed to this article.