The National Weather Service has now confirmed that it was a macroburst of enhanced straight line winds that caused severe damage in Wayne and Holmes counties earlier this week.
No tornado activity but winds in the macroburst were between 60 and an estimated 90 miles an hour, laying down a 15-mile-wide path of destruction, taking out thousand of trees and powerlines with them. Thousands of homes and businesses are still without power today because of the storms.
There were three confirmed tornados Monday night in North Central Ohio. Twisters were confirmed in Morrow County, near Mount Gilead, near the Morrow-Knox county line and in Richland county that moved into Ashland county as well.