High Winds & Prolonged Rainfall in Northeast Ohio – October 29-30, 2012
On-going high winds and prolonged rainfall began late yesterday afternoon and continues in Northeast Ohio on the morning of October 30, 2012 (11:00 AM). Local television and radio news media have reported damage from storms throughout Northeast Ohio. Winds up to 46 MPH were recorded at Hopkins International Airport with gusts up to 68 MPH. Both were out of the north northwest. Maximum winds at Burke Lakefront Airport were measured at 46 MPH with gusts to 61 MPH as of 9:53 PM, October 29, 2012.
There have been numerous reports and verified observations of downed trees, damaged trim to dwellings, power outages, and leaks at plugged roof drains and poorly flashed walls and windows on the north sides of buildings. The tree and trim damages observed appear to be consistent with damages described in the Beaufort Scale for the wind and gust speeds recorded.
I expect to have another report tomorrow as the winds and rain continue.