July 28, 2014
are common in our neck of the woods...especially not in late
summer...but high-powered supercell thunderstorms were on the prowl last
long-lived storm crossed diagonally across Ohio and West
Virginia...crossing the Ohio River a few
miles east of Marietta. In its path it left hundreds of downed trees
and damaged property...from central Ohio all the way to West Virginia's
widespread wind damage was reported along scenic Route 16 between Saint
Marys and Ellenboro. The same storm produced a Tornado Warning for
Ritchie County and points east.
appears that the worst damage from yesterday's storms was in eastern
Monroe County and across the river into Wetzel County. A large number of
trees were blown into mobile homes and campers in New Martinsville. the
New Martinsville area
Weather Service will have personnel at North Bend State Park
today...studying damage to see if it was caused by straight-line winds
or a tornado.
for power outages...AEP is reporting zero outages in its central and
southeast Ohio service area. Washington Electric Cooperative reports no
a different story for Mon Power customers. Nearly 200 customers along
hard-hit Route 16 were still without electricity before sunrise this
morning. Smaller outages were scattered across Pleasants and Ritchie
As far as we can determine, there were no injuries from last evening's severe weather in the region.