Tornado in West Alexandria confirmed by NWS


By Eddie Mowen Jr. - emowen@aimmediamidwest.com



National Weather Service officials posted this photo of the tornado which touched down in West Alexandria on Sunday, May 19, on the NWS social media accounts.

National Weather Service officials posted this photo of the tornado which touched down in West Alexandria on Sunday, May 19, on the NWS social media accounts.


WEST ALEXANDRIA — A line of severe thunderstorms which moved across the Miami Valley Sunday, May 19, led to a tornado which touched down in West Alexandria.

On Monday, May 20, the National Weather Service in Wilmington, reported a National Weather Service Survey Team had confirmed “that damage in at least several parts of the West Alexandria area was caused by a tornado.”

According to the NWS, additional areas of damage were to be investigated Monday, to determine “the nature of the damage, as well as the rating and path length of the confirmed tornado.”

A final report was to be issued later Monday, too late for press time, with full details from the findings.

NWS officials are asking anyone who observed any weather-related damage to report it to the National Weather Service via Severe Weather Reporting methods or by calling 937-383-0031.

Sunday was third day in a row that severe thunderstorms rolled across the United States, following damaging storms and tornadoes in the nation’s midsection Friday, May 17 into Saturday, May 18, according to meterologists at Accuweather.

According to NWS in Wilmington, the probability for widespread hazardous weather in the area is low through Sunday.

At press time, forcasts called for high temperatures in the 80s and slight chances of showers and thunderstorms Wednesday and Thursday, then a high temperature of 87 and mostly sunny on Friday. Forecasts are calling for a partly sunny Saturday, with a high near 85, and high near 83 and a chance of showers and Thunderstorms again on Sunday.

National Weather Service officials posted this photo of the tornado which touched down in West Alexandria on Sunday, May 19, on the NWS social media accounts.
https://www.registerherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/41/2019/05/web1_NWS_Tornado_WA.jpgNational Weather Service officials posted this photo of the tornado which touched down in West Alexandria on Sunday, May 19, on the NWS social media accounts.

By Eddie Mowen Jr.

emowen@aimmediamidwest.com