Continuing to the east, the tornado exited densely populated areas of Beavercreek and began moving through more rural areas. [94] By May 28, every single county in Oklahoma was under a state of emergency due to tornadoes or flooding. [31], On May 22, the Storm Prediction Center issued a moderate risk for severe weather for Oklahoma, Kansas and Missouri, including a 15% hatched risk for tornadoes. [69] The tornado reached high-end EF3 strength as it impacted the eastern part of Trotwood and exited town, inflicting major structural damage as it struck the historic Hara Arena building. [33] That evening, an EF3 tornado struck the town of Carl Junction, Missouri, causing major damage to homes. As the supercells pushed into Indiana, strong tornadoes began touching down, including an EF2 that caused significant damage to homes and trees in the town of Pendleton. Another EF2 downed electrical transmission lines near Earth, Texas as well. May 28, 2019 at 9:48 p.m. UTC One person is dead and several are injured after multiple tornadoes ravaged Ohio late Monday. Widespread damaging winds were also observed, reaching 100 mph (155 km/h) in some places. Further east, a separate enhanced risk was in place for much of Pennsylvania and part of Maryland, including a 5% risk of tornadoes. [44], Into the morning hours of May 26, the mesoscale convective system continued to push across eastern Oklahoma, leading to two simultaneous, large EF1 tornadoes in Sapulpa. Jefferson City residents had at least 30 minutes advance warning before the tornado hit. Surveyors noted that this house was not properly attached to its foundation, and damage to nearby trees was not consistent with that of a tornado stronger than EF3 in intensity. The American Red Cross opened one shelter in Jefferson City and two in Eldon. [63] On May 27, Governor Mike Parson activated the Missouri National Guard to assist with clean up efforts. There were also 70 confirmed tornadoes during a March 3 outbreak across Alabama, Georgia and South Carolina. [125] Kansas City International Airport was closed for half a day while debris was removed from its runways. It was on the ground for 55 minutes, and traveled a distance of 29.07 miles. Reaching its peak intensity, the tornado then struck the nearby Budget Value Inn motel at EF3 strength. 154 cars were totaled and another 50 were damaged at the Evans Arena car dealership, and multiple homes were damaged or destroyed as well. [87] Multiple localities in southern and central California broke rainfall records at the beginning of the sequence, including locations which had never previously reported more than a trace of rain in May. Past downtown, the tornado crossed the Missouri River and weakened, causing only EF1 tree damage to the south of the Jefferson City Memorial Airport. The tornado weakened further as it passed over Shaw Elementary School and moved through nearby neighborhoods at EF1 intensity. March 3 was also the deadliest day in 2019 for tornadoes with 23 fatalities in Alabama from one EF-4 tornado. [118][119] [110], Ottawa, Ontario nearly doubled its average rainfall to set a new May record of 175.8 millimeters of rain. Footage on social media and from local news outlets showed homes torn apart, downed trees and power lines, and roads littered with debris. A small apartment building had its roof blown off, and a church sustained shingle damage. Ohio is accustomed to tornadoes during the spring time and early summer, but rarely like the monstrous tornadoes on last Memorial day. [52][53] Significant tornado activity began early in the day, with an EF3 tornado that passed near Cantril, Iowa, destroying a farmhouse and a hunting cabin. [100], Large parts of the Mississippi River system were already in the midst of the longest-lasting flood fight since 1927 before the current severe storm exacerbated the situation. The tornado outbreak sequence of May 2019 was a prolonged series of destructive tornadoes and tornado outbreaks affecting the United States over the course of nearly two weeks, producing a total of 392 tornadoes, including 51 significant events (EF2+). [40] Several weak tornadoes also occurred across the Ohio Valley, where a well-defined shortwave trough combined with abundant moisture and sufficient instability to produce supercell thunderstorms. [87] The NOAA also reported the second wettest May ever recorded in the contiguous U.S. at 4.41 inches: 1.5 inches above average, and 0.03 inches shy of the all-time record. Multiple housing units had their roofs torn off, and numerous large trees were snapped or uprooted at this location. [57][23], This strong and destructive nighttime EF3 tornado first touched down west of Eldon, Missouri, snapping tree limbs near Foote Lane Road at EF0 intensity. Past Lawrence, the tornado regained EF3 intensity as it moved through rural areas to the northeast of Eudora. [47][48] Later in the day, a cluster of storms formed across portions of Nebraska and Kansas,[49] with a severe squall line taking shape farther south across the Texas and Oklahoma panhandles as stronger upper-level winds arrived. Damage of this severity is typically rated at least EF4, though damage surveyors noted that the home's poorly-built block foundation actually came apart underneath the bolts, rendering them ineffective. Underneath the potent mid-level flow, rich low-level moisture was forecast to surge into western Kansas and eastern Colorado while mid-level CAPE values were projected to top 3,000 J/kg. In addition to the 3 fatalities, one other person was injured by this tornado, which was rated EF3. An EF2 tornado also caused significant damage in the town of Jay, Oklahoma. All that remained at this site was the home's basement and a pile of debris, and this point of damage was rated EF4. Other tornadoes were spotted but not immediately confirmed by the weather service. [2], While numerous tornadoes were confirmed in tornado-prone areas, other tornadoes touched down in areas well outside of these regions, including confirmed touchdowns in California, Oregon, Idaho, Nevada, Arizona, and New Jersey. The late evening of May 27th, 2019 Memorial day was the start of a deadly storm that was soon followed but continuous lightning and Tornado Sirens. Another home sustained roof loss and failure of exterior walls. 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Storm damaged homes remain after a tornado passed through the area the previous evening, Tuesday, May 28, 2019, in Brookville, Ohio. Eighteen of these were EF3 tornadoes, spanning over multiple states, including Nebraska, Kansas, Texas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Indiana, Iowa, and Ohio, with additional tornadoes confirmed across a region extending from California to New Jersey. The only tornado that occurred in the eastern threat area was an EF1 that caused tree and roof damage in Columbia, Maryland. May 27, 2019 EF4 Tornado Confirmed Through Brookville, Trotwood, Dayton and Riverside in Montgomery County, OH Back to the main event page for May 27, 2019 A tornado touches down on May 28, 2019, in Lawrence, Kansas. The tornado touched down just south of the National Museum of the United States Air Force and immediately reached EF2 strength as it impacted the Prairies at Wright Field, and the Properties at Wright Field, which are two military housing developments for the nearby Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. [54][55][23], Tornado activity that began in Ohio on the evening of May 27 continued into the early morning hours of May 28. The weather service also confirmed that a tornado had touched down just south of Circleville, about 70 miles east of Dayton. [69] The tornado was rated as a low-end EF4, with winds of 170 mph (270 km/h), and had a peak width of just over one-half mile. Several large industrial buildings and factories, such as the Dayton Phoenix Group and a Frito-Lay distribution warehouse were largely destroyed. Many well-built homes in this area had their roofs ripped off and sustained collapse of numerous exterior walls. 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After the initial Canton tornado dissipated, an EF1 tornado touched down and moved through downtown Canton, causing considerable damage to businesses. [23], As persistent southwesterly mid-level flow continued to engulf the Central Plains, the SPC once again warned of the potential for widespread severe weather, outlining the Texas Panhandle, western Oklahoma, and southern Kansas in an enhanced risk. The town of Celina had also previously sustained significant damage from EF2 tornadoes that struck in 2011 and 2016. Tree and roof damage at the Prairies at Wright Field in Riverside, Ohio, where the tornado initially touched down. The deadliest of these occurred on May 22 near Golden City, Missouri, where an EF3 tornado took three lives, including an elderly couple in their eighties. A seamless forecasting system with nearly 30 minutes of lead time is credited for preventing deaths in these two cases. In Illinois, which was under a marginal risk on this day, two EF1 tornadoes caused minor to moderate damage in the towns of Cisco and Muncie. Several mobile homes were also destroyed at a nearby mobile home park, and a large RC racing barn was completely flattened. Along the northern edge of the damage path, the Foxton Apartments were also significantly damaged. Multiple tornadoes tore through Indiana and Ohio on Monday night with the first touching down at around 11pm. In Pennsylvania, another EF1 tornado severely damaged homes near Cocalico, and caused temporary closure of the Pennsylvania Turnpike. Multiple tied-down mobile homes were thrown and completely destroyed at this location, with large amounts of debris strewn throughout the area. By this point, the National Weather Service had issued a Particularly Dangerous Situation tornado warning at 10:50 p.m. EDT followed by a tornado emergency six minutes later for Montgomery County. A total of 17 tornadoes were confirmed. The Kansas City International Airport, over 40 miles away from the area affected by the tornado, reported debris on the runway. The most significant event of the night occurred when Dayton, Ohio and its surrounding suburbs were struck by three powerful tornadoes in quick succession, with the tornadoes rated EF4, EF3, and high-end EF2 in intensity. The following day, two weak tornadoes caused minor to moderate damage in Maryland. Many restaurants and businesses including National Tire and Battery, Mike's Carwash, Primanti Brothers, Abuelos's, IHOP, Chick-fil-A, Aldi, two strip malls, and several office buildings sustained significant damage. The strongest of these tornadoes was a high-end EF1 that passed near Mamou, significantly damaging multiple homes and manufactured homes. The tornado dissipated shortly before it would have entered populated areas of the Kansas City metropolitan area. The historic Amber Rose restaurant sustained roof and window damage in this area as well. 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