“Ryan I do believe we have a tornado on the ground right now! This is a very dangerous situation” -WKBN Chief Meteorologist Paul Wetzl
If you were following WKBN’s live stream just after 7:00 Thursday night this was the image you saw. Chief Meteorologist Paul Wetzl and Meteorologist Ryan Halicki, from our sister station WYTV, were loading the skycam from the YNG/Warren Regional Airport when they saw the twister.
Here is the full video:
Video: Tornado touched down in Trumbull Co., Weather Service confirms
At 6:58 pm WKBN broke into live severe weather coverage on all four stations. Seven minutes later, at 7:05 pm the National Weather Service issued a tornado warning for Trumbull County.
Images from National Weather Service Cleveland
From National Weather Service Cleveland
The final conclusion was that an EF-1 tornado was on the ground for a little more than a mile with winds up to 90 miles per hour. The last tornado that touched down in Trumbull County was August 5th, 2012. However, the last F-1 tornado to hit the county was May 15th, 1986.
As most people remember, that was just one year after an F-5 tornado killed 10 people on May 31st, 1985.