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National Weather Service Confirms Overnight Tornado In Clinton County

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NWS meteorologists monitored storms all night

Update 6/23/2016 1:15 p.m.: The National Weather Service in Wilmington is confirming a tornado hit Clinton County early Thursday morning. The service says the storm had maximum wind speeds of 80 miles per hour.The tornado's path and width are still under investigation. It occurred about three miles southwest of Wilmington.

Original Post, 6/23/2016 9 a.m.: Sixty mile an hour winds sent National Weather Service meteorologists scrambling to safe shelter Thursday morning after a possible tornado passed over their building in Wilmington and they had to hand off weather forecasting to another office temporarily.

It appears a tornado may have touched down nearby. The NWS office is investigating a possible one in Clinton County near the unincorporated village of Ogden.

More than 30,000 people were without power at the height of the storm, according to Duke Energy's website. Crews are now working to clear downed trees and power lines.

Mother Nature wrecked havoc from Brown County to Butler County and plenty of areas in between.  

The storm uprooted huge trees and twisted sheet metal around poles, hoisted pipes into trees and bending bikes, according to our news partner WCPO who sent reporter Jordan Burgess to Clinton County.

The National Weather Service says there are no reports of injuries.

With more than 30 years of journalism experience in the Greater Cincinnati market, Ann Thompson brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to her reporting. She has reported for WKRC, WCKY, WHIO-TV, Metro Networks and CBS/ABC Radio. Her work has been recognized by the Associated Press and the Society of Professional Journalists. In 2019 and 2011 A-P named her “Best Reporter” for large market radio in Ohio. She has won awards from the Association of Women in Communications and the Alliance for Women in Media. Ann reports regularly on science and technology in Focus on Technology.