Severe Risk Ends, Winds Stay Gusty Pre-Dawn
A line of strong to severe squalls with limited thunder and gusty winds raced through the region during Football Night in America. Lasting less than a half hour, the storms mustered winds to 46 miles per hour at Yeager airport and 40 miles per hour in Huntington.
As Peyton Manning’s Broncos and Andy Reid’s Chiefs were raising a ruckus on WSAZ, there were reports of felled trees along Route 93 out of Ironton and in South Shore Kentucky. In Putnam County WV power was out to 1800, A.E.P.’s website confirmed as of 10pm.
Putnam 911 told WSAZ that the Teays Valley-Scott Depot area has the most outages including along Routes 33, 34 and Great Teays Boulevard.
Here are some other severe reports received.
In Lesage WV. A 10 X 15 FOOT LIGHT WEIGHT METAL OUTBUILDING FLATTENED BY STRONG WINDS IN LESAGE
In Elizabeth in Wirt County WV, LARGE LIMBS WERE BROKEN OFF OF TREES AND THROWN ACROSS A LAWN. WINDS WERE ESTIMATED 65 TO 70 MPH
In Otway Ohio, a METAL SHED was destroyed.
In Fairfield County Ohio east of Columbus a tornado was reported in Carroll.
Meanwhile a 5 state area to the west and north saw more widespread damage included scores of tornadoes, some causing fatalities. Illinois and Indiana bore the brunt of the severe weather.
Overnight and Monday morning the wind will be fresh and occasionally gusty, but the risk of ferocious winds has ended.