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June, 1824 Hailstorms
North of Worthington in
A severe thunderstorm roared through Franklin County, Ohio on
During the evening of
Although of short duration, a hailstorm with hailstones up to three inches in circumference caused considerable damage to windows in the
Perry County, Ohio Hailstorm of July 14, 1854
A violent hailstorm struck part of Perry County, Ohio on Friday, July 14, 1854. Hailstones weighing between one ounce and three-fourths pound and measuring up to 8 inches in circumference fell in a strip running from northwest to southeast across part of that county. Some sheep had their horns knocked off by the hail, while cattle exposed to the storm were so badly beaten that they could barely move the next day. Many calves, chickens, dogs, geese, lambs, pigs, and other animals were killed by the hail. Wheat was destroyed, and corn was beaten to the ground. Fruit was stripped from orchard trees, while forest trees had their leaves and many of their twigs knocked off. Wooden fences were badly beaten. Many windows were riddled, and even some window sashes were broken by the violence of the hailstorm.
Holmes County, Ohio Hailstorm of June, 1879
Another Friday hailstorm struck Holmes County on the 6th of June in 1879. This storm was not quite so violent as that in Perry County above, but much damage was done to crops and fruit trees. This storm moved from west to east and covered an area between one-half and three-fourths of a mile in width. Largest hailstones in this storm were an inch in diameter, and they did severe damage to wheat, orchard trees and vineyards.
Gallipolis Hailstorm March 12, 1881
Hailstones up to two inches in diameter pounded the area near Gallipolis, Gallia County, on March 12, 1881. The hailstorm was then followed by a heavy fall of black rain.
A severe hailstorm struck
July, 1897 Massillon Hailstorm
Hailtones up to walnut size pelted Massillon, Stark County, Ohio on July 12, 1897. The hail fell in such quantity that the ground was covered to a depth of 8 inches in some places. Much damage was done to corn and various vegetables. Baskets full of hail were brought into town after the storm by the local farmers.
Ohio Hailstorms of July, 1900
Ashland, Lorain, Portage, Sandusky, Seneca, and Summit counties all reported damaging hailstorms on July 11, 1900. At Akron in Summit County, a Professor Egbert reported that all hailstones in that storm were large with the largest ones 4.5 inches in circumference and 1.5 inches long. All hailstones were either spherical or egg-shaped, and from 15 to 22 fell per square foot. Over in Lorain County, one hailstone at Wellington weighed in at 9 ounces, while up at Elyria the largest hailstone found weighed 4 ounces, was 2.75 inches in diameter, and was composed of nearly solid ice. A Mr. C. W. Goodspeed observed that this stone began "with a drop almost the size of a pea" and then had a number of layers of ice around the center with each layer a bit thicker than the previous one. Some of the largest hailstones in this storm were 7, 8 and 10 inches in circumference. This particular storm lasted about 15 minutes.
August, 1900 Holmes County, Ohio Hailstorm
Killbuck in Holmes County was hit by a hailstorm on August 19, 1900. Corn, garden crops and fruit were damaged by the hailstones which were either flat or oval in shape and had knobs on the edges. Some hailstones were up to 1.75 inches in diameter, and the hail knocked many apples and peaches off the orchard trees and cut or badly damaged others.
May Hailstorm In Fulton County, Ohio
On May 20, 1902, a severe hailstorm pounded the area north of the town of Wauseon in Fulton County, Ohio. Hailstones ranging from the size of cherries to that of hens' eggs fell to a depth of between one and four inches. The storm was accompanied by high winds. Crops and trees were ruined, more than 100 chickens were killed, 12 sheep were killed and other animals were badly bruised. The wind with this storm also blew off some chimneys and roofs, and some buildings were moved from their foundations.
Berea, Ohio Hailstorm July 22, 1904
Hundreds of dollars damage was done in the Berea, Cuyahoga County, Ohio area by a hailstorm which struck on July 22, 1904. Hail fell continuously for over 15 minutes, covering the ground several inches deep. The hailstones were driven by high winds, resulting in many acres of corn, hay, oats and wheat being flattened. Potato vines and various kinds of garden produce were cut to pieces. Grapes were badly damaged, and fruit trees had most of their fruit knocked off.
Northwest Ohio Hailstorms In April, 1912
Hail up to about one inch in size rained down on the eastern part of Toledo, Lucas County on April 14, 1912 producing little damage. South of that city, however, the hail destroyed window panes and panes in greenhouses, killed "hundreds" of chickens, and even knocked branches from trees. Near Fremont in Sandusky County some hailstones measured almost two inches in diameter, hail demolished windows in Marion, Marion County, and glass broken by hail injured one person in Fostoria, Seneca County. Still another person was injured by smashed glass between Kenton (Hardin County) and Marion when hailstones broke all the windows on one side of a passenger train.
Columbus Hailstorm of July, 1913
July 9, 1913 was a hot day in the Buckey State. Columbus reported 89 degrees at noon that day. Thunderstorms rumbled over the southern sections of Columbus producing hail up to three inches in diameter. There was one report of a hailstone 5.5 inches across, although that went unverified. Numerous chickens were killed, fields of corn were beaten flat, greenhouses took a beating with one greenhouse employee being injured by flying glass. Many hundreds of windows in homes, stores, schools, and hospitals were broken. This was reportedly the worst Columbus hailstorm up to that time. Harrison and Guernsey counties also reported large hail that day.
Lake County, Ohio July, 1917 Hailstorm
Hailstones pounded a strip about one mile wide and six miles long in Lake County, Ohio on July 9, 1917. The hailstones were different sizes, and many of them were shaped like buttons about three-fourths inch across and three-eighths to one-half inch thick. Half of the upper globes on the 100 gasoline street lights in Wickliffe were broken, and practically every house had windows broken on the west side. Cherries were bruised and knocked off trees, apples on the west side of the trees were badly cut, and other fruit was damaged considerably by the hail. In one vineyard at Noble there was hardly one leaf left on the vines. Wheat stalks were broken over, and some of the kernals had been knocked out of the heads. Oats was also badly broken.
Another Lake County Hailstorm
Lake County, Ohio was hit by another hailstorm on July 8, 1920. Hailstones up to 11/2 inches in diameter fell at Wickliffe-on-the-Lake. In the worst hit areas, corn was shredded, oats again was broken down, and grapes were badly damaged. Some windows were also broken. One so-called oddity of this storm was that one corn field was riddled by hail, while another field one-fourth to one-eighth mile straight east of it was not even touched by the hail.
Muskingum County Hailstorm In July, 1921
A severe thunderstorm coming from the east at 8:30 in the evening began producing hail at Philo (Muskingum County, Ohio) by 8:35 p.m. on July 11, 1921. The hail only lasted five minutes, but much damage was done in that short time. Hailstones in this storm were irregularly shaped. Some were one and seven-eighths by one by three-fourths inch. Leaves of trees, corn, grapes and other vegetation were cut off by the hail. Apples were knocked off trees, and many that were left on were badly bruised. Holes were punched into tomatoes. Windows and even some slate roofs were damaged by the hail, while strong thunderstorm winds uprooted large oak trees.
Cincinnati, Ohio Hailstorm of August, 1923
Hailstones of various shapes and sizes pounded Cincinnati (Hamilton County, Ohio) for 11 minutes during the afternoon of August 26, 1923 in an area approximately four miles wide and between 10 and 11 miles long. The hailstones ranged from pea size to over an inch in diameter and were shaped somewhat like disks, although others were more globuler. Hail up to two inches in depth covered the ground like snow, and the roof corners of one building had piles of hail 6 and 8 inches deep 11/2 hours after the end of the storm. Thousands of dollars damage was done by the hail. Windows, street lights and sky lights were broken by the hail which also pierced car tops and awnings. Eighteen dents were found in the anemometer cups on top of the Government Building.
August Hailstorm in Hocking County, Ohio
Early in the morning of August 5, 1925, large hailstones pelted an area about half a mile in width and ten miles in length in Hocking County, Ohio. Hailstones in this storm ranged between 11/2 and 2 inches in diameter and resulted in an estimated loss to the corn and melon crops of $15,000. Roofs were punched full of holes, large dents were made on the sides of houses, and a truck could be loaded with hailstones 12 hours after the storm.
May, 1932 Holmes County, Ohio Hailstorm
Although "large" hailstones fell from the sky for ten minutes in Holmes County, Ohio on May 8, 1932 damage from the hail was not severe. The storm did snarl traffic for a time, and ten panes of glass were broken in a Millersburg greenhouse.
At approximately on
As the windstorm was at its peak, hail began to fall. The worst of the half-hour-long storm centered around the
Approximately one mile west of Winesburg, grass in pasture fields was flattened to such an extent by the storm that "it looked as though a large roller had been moved over the land." Between Winesburg and Trail, the hail came so fast that the wind heaped it into drifts two feet deep along the roads. Some of these drifts could still be seen at the next day.
Martins Ferry Hailstorm of June, 1933
June of 1933 was hot and dry in
Shortly before of June 5, a severe thunderstorm swept over part of northern
Numerous cars were wrecked by the 12-minute-long storm as the large stones made holes in their metal roofs, awnings were torn to shreds, business signs were destroyed, branches were ripped from trees, shrubs were broken, and holes two inches deep were made in yards. Street lights were knocked out, hundreds of windows were shattered, holes were made in metal gutters, and the hailstones even went through the roofs of houses resulting in some dwellings being flooded by the accompanying heavy rains. The high school alone suffered 200 broken windows.
After the storm, there were hail drifts a foot deep which did not melt until two days later. Total damage was eventually put at $87,500.