Tornado drops in Ohio

Earlier this evening, a rogue cell ahead of a large swath of rain showers dropped a tornado east of Dayton, and moved back to the northwest (!) to the north of Dayton. We had thunderstorms in the forecast, but not tornadoes!

The cell didn’t look very impressive on radar.

The system featured quite a bit of rotation, and the center of low pressure was not far from Dayton, and there was enough shear to produce this one tornadic cell. Indeed, there was a tornado out of that little cell, and given its location near populated areas, it was captured on film. Here is a picture of it from WLWT

 

VIa WLWT and Jessica Dunn

Stronger cells and stronger tornadoes were also an issue from Georgia to the Carolinas, including this twister in North Carolina.