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The NWS confirms tornadoes in Lorain, Medina and Mahoning counties

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Severe storms produced significant damage in some areas of northeastern Ohio yesterday afternoon. Many locations reported wind damage from the storms which blew through during the early and mid afternoon hours.

In the wake of the storms, The National Weather Service in Cleveland, OH conducted a number of storm surveys across the region to determine whether or not any tornadoes touched down. They were able to confirm 3 tornadoes across the area.

Here are the details.

LORAIN AND MEDINA COUNTIES: EF-1
Cities Impacted: Valley City
Time: 1:33 p.m. July 8, 2014
Rating: EF-1
Wind Speeds: 94 mph
Path Length: 7.3 miles
Max Path Width: 200 yards

The tornado touched down in Lorain county, and tracked ENE into Medina county. Damage to structures was mostly minor, with one barn moderately damaged.

Story from WKYC: http://www.wkyc.com/story/news/local/medina-county/2014/07/08/medina-county-tornado/12392803/

MEDINA COUNTY: EF-1
Cities Impacted: Hinckley
Time: 1:47 p.m. July 8, 2014
Rating: EF-1
Wind Speeds: 94 mph
Path Length: 1.5 miles
Max Path Width: 150 yards
Mainly tree damage was reported from this tornado.

MAHONING COUNTY: EF-1
Cities Impacted: Canfield
Time: 2:15 p.m. July 8, 2014
Rating: EF-1
Wind Speeds: 90 mph
Path Length: 5.0 miles
Max Path Width: 800 yards
Approximately 10 homes were damaged with a couple of garages being heavily damaged.

Story from WFMJ: http://www.wfmj.com/story/25971183/tornado-touches-down-in-mahoning-county

You can visit the NWS website for more information regarding these tornadoes: http://www.weather.gov/cle

Clean up has begun in the affected areas today. While tornado warnings were issued for the storms in Lorain and Medina counties, there were no warnings issued for the storm in Mahoning county. This has left many residents in the Canfield area wondering "why?". This is something the National Weather Service will need to investigate.

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