This page details any high wind events that were not related to thunderstorm activity.
Last Updated: 5/20/2020.
December 30, 2019
November 27, 2019
February 24, 2019
A tight gradient caused high winds across the area of between 50-60MPH. See details here: https://www.weather.gov/iln/20190224
October 20, 2018
A low pressure and strong gradient brought winds of 40-50MPH during the afternoon and evening. See details here: https://www.weather.gov/iln/20181020
September 14, 2008- Hurricane Ike
The remnants of Hurricane Ike brought Ohio one of its worst windstorms ever and was the costliest natural disaster in Ohio history.
**More details coming soon**
May 1, 1997
Strong winds hit most of Northern Ohio during the morning hours of the 1st, including parts of the northern Columbus Metro. Winds gusts over 60MPH toppled a 135′ advertising sign in Mt Gilead in Morrow County, crushing 3 cars.
March 25, 1997
Low pressure brought strong winds to central and northwestern Ohio during the morning and afternoon. Wind gusts reached up to 60MPH. In Union County, a pair of tractor trailers were blown over on Rt. 33, closing the highway for more than 2 hours. Other areas saw trees blown down and windows broken from flying debris.
January 14-15, 1940
A strong cold front brought high winds to the region. Highs in the low 50s early that Sunday fell into the 20s by the following morning, as the front brought winds that reached 60MPH in gusts at Port Columbus at least 3 separate times before falling to 20-30MPH by Monday morning. The high winds blew shingles off roofs, downed trees, snapped power poles and broke windows across the Columbus area.
April 2, 1932
Strong winds began blowing from the west just before Noon and gradually increased through the afternoon. The strong winds reached an average speed between 35MPH-42MPH with gusts over 50MPH before falling off in the evening. Windows were blown out in buildings across the city, and tree limbs fell on trolley lines at High and 18th, delaying 19 cars.