This page documents all events that were dominated by thunderstorm-related high wind reports.
**Last Updated: 8/27/2019.
July 2, 2019: More than 50 reports of wind damage were reported across the area as thunderstorms developed during the afternoon hours. See details here: https://www.weather.gov/iln/20190702
April 14, 2019 Event
Several reports of high winds and wind damage from thunderstorms occurred across the area. See details here: https://www.weather.gov/iln/20190414
April 12, 2019: Thunderstorm-induced traight-line winds of 70-75MPH hit Union County at 8:57AM. See details here: https://www.weather.gov/iln/20190412_union
Sunday, May 18, 1890: A severe storm brought very strong winds to the northern end of Columbus at around 4PM. At Elizabeth Street near Harbor Road, a 2 story frame house under construction was blown apart. 6 boys seeking shelter inside were injured by falling bricks. Another house just to the north on E. 3rd Avenue was blown off its foundation about 5 inches. East of these homes, trees as large as 2.5 feet in diameter were snapped. It’s possible a small tornado occurred at these locations.
Additional damage occurred to trees along East Broad Street, McMillan Avenue and other places throughout the city.