The tornado that touched down Thursday night just after 7pm in Trumbull County has been classified as an EF-1 with winds estimated around 90 mph.

The National Weather Service from Cleveland surveyed the damage on Friday and determined it was definitely a twister that did tree damage around Fowler and Hartford Township’s just northeast of the Warren-Youngstown Regional Airport. There was a distinct twisting motion with the trees and the damage converged at a single point.

The NWS says the damage path was around a mile and a quarter long and about 200 yards wide. Most of the damage was all in a wooded area near Route 193 and the Sodom-Hutchins Road area. The twister likely touched down near SR-305. A resident led the NWS meteorologists back into the woods to see many trees toppled and snapped.

There was only minor damage in visible areas near SR-193, SR-305 and SR-7. The same tornado that touched down in Fowler Center is also responsible for the damage in Hartford Township.

Below is additional information from WYTV on the storm.

Behind the National Weather Service’s Friday trip to the Valley

A tornado warning was issued at 7:05pm and the twister touched down at around 7:11pm.

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About Brian Ivey

Brian is the President of Neoweather and has be one of the leaders of the organization since joining in 2011. Brian graduated with a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism from Kent State University and meteorology from Mississippi State University. Brian worked as a meteorologist and reporter in Youngstown and interned at Cleveland TV stations WKYC and WEWS. He loves Cleveland sports and enjoys going to games. You can also find him trying new spots to eat, traveling and being active outside.
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