CLEVELAND, Ohio – The National Weather Service in Cleveland confirmed on Friday that a tornado touched down just west of Canton during Thursday evening's storms.
The tornado started at 8:15 p.m. in NWS Storm County, ending in eastern Perry Township, Stark County, according to the NWS storm survey team.
Pictures from Stark County Emergency Management of our #NWS storm survey team looking at the #tornado damage near the Canton area. If it's a tornado or not and the estimated wind speed. #OHwx #PAwx #CLEwx pic.twitter.com/cy4pHPx3XU
– NWS Cleveland (@NWSCLE) March 15, 2019
The tornado was 25 to 50 yards wide and traveled about four miles intermittently. Wind speeds reached 80 mph, classifying the tornado as a weak EF-0 on the Enhanced Fujita scale.
The tornado uprooted trees and broken branches, NWS said. The storm survey team reported some minor structural damage including broken shingles and siding on houses.
Storm survey team members on Friday afternoon are looking at additional damage and possible tracks, NWS said.