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Central Ohio Spring Wind Storms Cause Roof Damage

Columbus Ohio Storm roof damage from Springtime winds blowing dandelions

Spring Weather Bringing Wind Storms along with Spring Cleaning

Spring wind storms have been keeping Central Ohio roofing companies busy this year. Between isolated hailstorms, thunderstorms, and the large windstorm that came through in March, our HAAG Certified roof inspectors and roofing crews have been busy inspecting, repairing, and replacing roofing. With the weather events of this spring, many of these roof replacements are being covered by homeowner’s insurance.

Striped windsock against taxiing airplane. Airport at sunset monitoring high winds.

As part of the most significant High Wind event in Central Ohio so far this Spring, The National Weather Service reported High Winds March 25-26, 2021. This includes numerous reports of Non-Thunderstorm Wind Gust, and Non-Thunderstorm Wind Damage. With wind speed reports in Columbus ranging up to 54 MPH, 51 MPH in Lancaster, 56 MPH in Newark-Heath & Marysville, 58 in Madison County, and as high as 60 was reported in Xenia & Dayton.  Read More…. The full story, including the content below will be linked to, and will be contained in a post on roofpro360.com.

The Automated Surface Observing System (ASOS) unit at OSU Airport reported 53MPH wind gusts in Columbus, while CMH reported 52 MPH. In Madison County, London Apt AWOS reported 58 MPH winds, these high winds caused both minor and severe roof damage throughout Central Ohio. In addition to roof damage, some of the reported damages included: a large tree uprooted along Olentangy River Road in Columbus, a large portion of a tree downed across the road in Bexley.

In Pickaway County, Williamsport, OH law enforcement reported poles down in the Southwest part of the county.

Fairfield County, Lancaster Airport reported 51 MPH winds, and snapped trees were reported in Pickerington, OH.

Franklin County, The Automated Surface Observing System (ASOS) unit at OSU Airport reported 53MPH wind gusts in Columbus, while CMH reported 52 MPH, and Bolton Field Airport reported 54 MPH, while there were public reports of 46 MPH winds in Galloway.

Licking County; Newark-Heath Airport reported 56 MPH winds, and law enforcement reported trees and power lines down countywide.

Madison County, London Apt AWOS reported 58 MPH winds.

Hocking County, law enforcement reported trees and power lines down countywide.

Ross County, Chillicothe Airport AWOS reported 45 MPH winds.

References:

National Weather Service, High Winds March 25-26, 2021
https://www.weather.gov/iln/20210325

Spring wind and storms Thursday in Columbus and Central Ohio https://www.nbc4i.com/weather/spring-wind-and-storms-today-then-colder-the-last-day-of-winter-tomorrow/

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