EF-0 tornado that hit southern Ohio started in Kentucky, jumps Ohio River

Published: Tuesday, June 25, 2019 @ 10:28 PM

An EF-0 tornado that touched down in southern Ohio on Monday night hit the ground first in Kentucky and then crossed the Ohio River to do damage in Brown County, a National Weather Service survey team said Tuesday afternoon.


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The tornado hit at 5:13 p.m. and was on the ground until 5:21 p.m., moving at an estimated 75 mph. There were no injuries or fatalities, the survey team said in its public information statement. 

A weak tornado in Mason County, Kentucky, traveled across the river and into Brown County where it lifted in east Ripley, Ohio. 

Meantime, the team confirmed straight line winds with a maximum speed of 80 mph hit west of Mount Orab in Brown County and continued into Hillsboro in Highland County from 5:05 p.m. through 5:34 p.m.