It’s April: Time for Severe Weather in Ohio

Cherry's Furniture Store Tornado Clean-Up Photograph
From the Greene County Public Library

While much of Ohio should see no more than thunderstorms tomorrow, April has brought a number of severe weather events to Ohio. The 1974 tornado that tore through Xenia on April 3-4 is perhaps the most well known.

On April 11, 1965, an outbreak of tornadoes across western Ohio disturbed Palm Sunday activities for hundreds and killed 55 people.

On April 8th, 1890, tornadoes touched down in both Huron and Medina counties, as evidenced by these photos in Ohio Memory:

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From the Bellevue Public Library

 

Medina County 1890 Cyclone

From the Wadsworth Public Library

Learn more about Ohio’s weather with our online Severe Weather in Ohio exhibit at: http://www.ohiohistory.org/etcetera/exhibits/swio/

 

 

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