The severe storm that hit the area Sunday included a “weak” tornado that crossed through a section of Lawrence Township in northwest Stark County.
The tornado was on the ground for about 3.6 miles, officials with the National Weather Service’s Cleveland bureau said Tuesday.
It was about 50 yards wide. It arrived around 5:15 p.m. Sunday.
A weak tornado is “the lowest rating we would give a tornado with estimated winds at 75 miles per hour,” said Brian Mitchell, a National Weather Service meteorologist.
“We had somebody check out the damage. It pretty much dissipated and went back into the clouds. Some of the damage was to the upper part of the trees versus the trunk. The storms were moving pretty quick, so it would only have been a couple minutes.”
The path, according to the National Weather Service, followed a northeastern direction east of Canal Fulton from Lafayette Drive NW toward Akron and High Mill avenues NW across Mount Pleasant Street NW into southern Green near Portage Lakes.
No injuries were reported but homeowners across the county were cleaning up trees and limbs.