National Weather Service confirms tornado touched down in Montgomery, Butler County

MONTGOMERY COUNTY — The National Weather Service has officially confirmed a “brief and weak” EF1 tornado that touched down in Montgomery and Butler County.

A final assessment reported that an EF1 tornado touched down Friday evening at approximately 8:38 p.m. The assessment stated the tornado touched down in “extreme” southwest Montgomery County, southeast of Gratis and traveled approximately 2.8 miles before lifting in northwest Butler County, southwest of Germantown.

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Maximum wind speed for this tornado was estimated to be 90-95 mph.

Damage was mostly to trees, but minor roof damage to a home and barn on Oxford Road was reported.