Medina County was hit by two — not one — tornadoes on Tuesday.
There was one in Valley City that moved east toward Brunswick and a second in Hinckley Township, according to the U.S. Weather Service.
This comes after a separate tornado hit Brunswick on June 23 with winds of 110 miles per hour and damaged 45 houses and businesses. It moved 1.7 miles from southwest to northeast in the city.
The three tornadoes in a small area of northern Medina County is coincidental, if not unusual, said meteorologist Mark Thompson.
“Every storm is individual and each storm tracks differently,” he said. “To have the same area hit twice is coincidental.”
The Valley City tornado was an EF1 twister with wind speeds of 94 miles an hour, the weather service said.
It was 200 yards wide at a maximum and traveled 7.3 miles to the east.
The tornado lifted up into the clouds near the intersection of Grafton and Marks roads on the border between Liverpool and Brunswick Hills townships.
It was on the ground for five to 10 minutes.
The tornado was reported at 1:33 p.m.
It started out as an EF0 tornado with winds under 85 miles per hour in east-central Lorain County near the intersection of Island Road and state Route 303 in Grafton Township. It then grew into an EF1 tornado.
It uprooted trees and damaged a barn on Station Road in Medina County’s Liverpool Township.
The Hinckley tornado was also an EF1 storm with maximum winds of 94 miles an hour.
Its maximum width was 150 yards.
The tornado hit near the intersection of Ridge and Boston roads in Hinckley Township.
A house on Ridge Road had minor roof damage.
It moved 1.5 miles to the east, passing over the water treatment plant. It then lifted into the clouds at the eastern edge of the Valleaire Golf Course off Boston Road. The golf course suffered tree damage from the tornado.
The tornado was reported at 1:47 p.m.