This page documents all thunderstorm-related wind events in the Columbus Metro.
**Last Updated: 5/31/2019.
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.