NWS confirms Monday tornado

By Sarah Hawley

CHESTER TWP. — The National Weather Service in Charleston, West Virginia, has confirmed an EF0 tornado in the Chester Township area of Meigs County on Monday evening.

According to the public information statement issued on Tuesday evening by the NWS, the tornado occurred at approximately 7:35 p.m. with estimated maximum wind speed of 70 MPH.

The path of the tornado was 50 yards wide and traveled a distance of 600 yards.

“An EFo tornado with winds estimated to be 70 MPH touched down along a ridgetop between Pomeroy Pike and Lakewood Rd. just to the southwest of Chester, Ohio,” the statement reads.

“One outbuilding to a horse ranch was destroyed. One tree fell onto a home causing slight damage. In addition, several trees were uprooted, and numerous tree limbs were snapped along the property. Along with Lakewood Rd. several additional downed trees and limbs were observed.”

There was also damage to a corn field, according to Meigs County Emergency Management Agency. Meigs EMA confirmed there were no injuries as a result of the tornado.


By Sarah Hawley