Circleville tornado upgraded to EF1

The National Weather Service in Wilmington, Ohio has confirmed an EF0 tornado southeast of Circleville in Pickaway County, Ohio. 

The tornado is believed to have first touched down just west of 
Circleville-Kingston Road along which there was a structure that 
sustained some minor roof damage close to the intersection with Gay-
Dreisbach Road. 

A bit further to the east, at the next north-south oriented road 
(Gay-Dreisbach Road), several structures sustained more significant damage. In particular, a house had its garage destroyed with the roof removed completely and placed in the yard. Some structural 
damage also occurred to the connecting wall to the main house. It was at this location where some of the most severe damage associated 
with this tornado was observed to have occurred. Damage at this 
property along Gay-Dreisbach was consistent with estimated winds 
of around 100 MPH, prompting the upgrade to an EF1.

An additional area of damage believed to be tornadic in nature was near the intersection of Ludwig-Dresback Road and Morris Salem Road, 
where several large trees were downed and minor roof damage was 
observed at a property on Ludwig-Dresback Road. A barn was also 
damaged on the same property. Further southeast, sporadic but 
locally extensive, tree damage and minor structural (siding/roof) 
damage was observed at several properties on Zane Trail Road near 
Morris Salem Road.

Just south of the intersection of Morris Salem and Zane Trail road, 
extensive tree damage was observed at multiple properties on Morris 
Salem Road. An outdoor structure at a residence was completely 
destroyed with the garage of the home also dismantled. A corner of a 
home at the same property was also severely damaged, with a portion 
of the wall partially removed, leaving a gaping hole in the corner 
of the structure. Debris from the structures and tree damage were 
strewn in the nearby fields. 

Further east and southeast, sporadic tree and minor structural damage was observed at several locations just east of Morris Salem Road. However, damage was not observed much further to the south or east, and therefore it is believed the tornado lifted just east of Morris Salem Road south of Zane Trail Road.

Damage in these areas was consistent with an EF0 tornado, particularly
at the properties near the intersection of Morris Salem Road and Zane Trail Road.

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