Fifth of six tornadoes across northern Ohio, northwest Pennsylvania Sunday confirmed in Wayne County

November 7, 2017

Fifth of six tornadoes across northern Ohio, northwest Pennsylvania Sunday confirmed in Wayne County

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- A fifth of six total tornadoes stemming from volatile thunderstorms Sunday across northern Ohio and northwest Pennsylvania has been confirmed in Wayne County, Ohio by meteorologists with the National Weather Service in Cleveland today.

Other tornadoes were reported in Ashland, Crawford, Erie and Sandusky counties, and Erie County in Pennsylvania.

According to a statement from the National Weather Service, the Wayne County tornado touched down at 5:52 p.m., just 2 miles south of Wooster. Meteorologists estimated the tornado as an EF-1, the second weakest type of tornado, with winds around 100 mph.

The tornado was 50 yards wide and touched ground for a quarter-mile. No fatalities or injuries were reported to the National Weather Service.

Read the storm survey summary from the National Weather Service in Cleveland:

The National Weather Service in Cleveland has confirmed a tornado near 2 miles south of Wooster in Wayne County Ohio on Nov. 5, 2017. A tornado touched down at the Seacrest Arboretum on the south side of Wooster. Half of the roof was completely torn off of the Frederick Rice historical home with debris thrown north-northwest through southeast. Due east of the home, trees were snapped and uprooted in a convergent pattern.

Other officially confirmed tornadoes across Northeast Ohio:

National Weather Service confirms second tornado touchdown from Sunday’s storms in Erie County, Ohio

National Weather Service confirms touchdown of tornado in Sandusky County, Ohio Sunday

Third, fourth of six total tornadoes from Sunday’s severe weather confirmed by National Weather Service, this time in Crawford, Ashland counties

For reference: the Enhanced Fujita Scale classifies tornadoes into the following categories:

EF0...Wind speeds 65 to 85 mph

EF1...Wind speeds 86 to 110 mph

EF2...Wind speeds 111 to 135 mph

EF3...Wind speeds 136 to 165 mph

EF4...Wind speeds 166 to 200 mph

EF5...Wind speeds greater than 200 mph

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Kelly Reardon is cleveland.com’s meteorologist. Please follow me on Facebook and Twitter @KellyRWeather.

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