Storm’s winds, rain pelt county


By Tom Barr - tbarr@wnewsj.com



Alanna Cornelius

Alanna Cornelius


Alanna Cornelius

Ashley Collins | Midland


Ashley Collins | Midland

Brittiny Rigney | New Vienna


Brittiny Rigney | New Vienna

Connie Thompson | Clarksville


Connie Thompson | Clarksville

Karen Anderson | Wilmington


Karen Anderson | Wilmington

Kindra Carpenter | Wilmington


Kindra Carpenter | Wilmington

The News Journal asked our readers to submit their photos of local storm damage from Friday night into Saturday morning to our Facebook page. We thank you for the great response. This is from Matt and Anita Hibbs in Midland.


Matt and Anita Hibbs | Midland

Pam Pointer | Wilmington


Pam Pointer | Wilmington

Tina Morris | Tar Pike in Blanchester


Tina Morris | Tar Pike in Blanchester

Courtney Kidwell


Courtney Kidwell

Kathy Waits-Lester | Wilmington


Kathy Waits-Lester | Wilmington

Monica Vallejo | Mitchell Road


Monica Vallejo | Mitchell Road

Kara Ann | Mulberry St. Wilmington


Kara Ann | Mulberry St. Wilmington

Anna Harris | Wilmington


Anna Harris | Wilmington

Savanna Ross | Wilmington


Savanna Ross | Wilmington

Danica Hughes


Danica Hughes

Kristi Fickert| Wilmington


Kristi Fickert| Wilmington

Trudy Barnett | Wilmington


Trudy Barnett | Wilmington

Vicki Mongold | Sabina


Vicki Mongold | Sabina

Kara Ann | Sugar Grove Cemetery Wilmington


Kara Ann | Sugar Grove Cemetery Wilmington

WILMINGTON — Winds gusted up to 70 miles per hour while well over 3 inches of rain fell during the storms and rain that began Friday night into Saturday morning in Clinton County.

Meteorologist James Gibson of the National Weather Service in Wilmington told the News Journal they recorded up to 3.53 inches of rain with other parts of the county recording around 2.9 inches and 2.66 inches at the Wilmington Air Park.

A 60 mph wind gust was recorded at 8:48 p.m. at the Air Park, while minutes later the NWS recorded a wind gust of 70 mph, said Gibson.

The storm entered Clinton County at about 8:33 p.m. and hit Blanchester hardest beginning at around 9:10 p.m.

There were many reports of cloud rotations and officials were examining the hardest-hit areas, but radar indicated it was straight line winds that caused the damage, said Gibson.

The News Journal received several dozen photos of storm damage posted to our Facebook page.

Sue Firman commented that, on Reeder Road, there was “4 inches of rain in the gauge, lot of limbs down, trees stripped of bark and no electric for over 14 hours. That’s just the back yard. … Worst storm I’ve seen in this area. Thank God for generators.”

John Noland’s post summed it all up well: “Wild.”

Alanna Cornelius
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2021/06/web1_Alanna-Cornelius-1.jpgAlanna Cornelius Alanna Cornelius

Ashley Collins | Midland
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2021/06/web1_Ashley-Collins-Midland-1.jpgAshley Collins | Midland Ashley Collins | Midland

Brittiny Rigney | New Vienna
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Connie Thompson | Clarksville
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2021/06/web1_Connie-Thompson-Clarksville-1.jpgConnie Thompson | Clarksville Connie Thompson | Clarksville

Karen Anderson | Wilmington
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2021/06/web1_Karen-Anderson-Wilm-1.jpgKaren Anderson | Wilmington Karen Anderson | Wilmington

Kindra Carpenter | Wilmington
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2021/06/web1_Kindra-Carpenter-Wilm-1.jpgKindra Carpenter | Wilmington Kindra Carpenter | Wilmington

The News Journal asked our readers to submit their photos of local storm damage from Friday night into Saturday morning to our Facebook page. We thank you for the great response. This is from Matt and Anita Hibbs in Midland.
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2021/06/web1_Matt-and-Anita-HIbbs-MIdland-1.jpgThe News Journal asked our readers to submit their photos of local storm damage from Friday night into Saturday morning to our Facebook page. We thank you for the great response. This is from Matt and Anita Hibbs in Midland. Matt and Anita Hibbs | Midland

Pam Pointer | Wilmington
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2021/06/web1_Pam-Pointer-Wilm-1.jpgPam Pointer | Wilmington Pam Pointer | Wilmington

Tina Morris | Tar Pike in Blanchester
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Courtney Kidwell
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Kathy Waits-Lester | Wilmington
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2021/06/web1_Kathy-Waits-Lester-Wilm-1.jpgKathy Waits-Lester | Wilmington Kathy Waits-Lester | Wilmington

Monica Vallejo | Mitchell Road
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2021/06/web1_Mitchell-Road-Monica-Vallejo-1.jpgMonica Vallejo | Mitchell Road Monica Vallejo | Mitchell Road

Kara Ann | Mulberry St. Wilmington
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Anna Harris | Wilmington
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2021/06/web1_Anna-Harris-Wilm-1.jpgAnna Harris | Wilmington Anna Harris | Wilmington

Savanna Ross | Wilmington
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2021/06/web1_Savanna-Ross-Wilm-1.jpgSavanna Ross | Wilmington Savanna Ross | Wilmington

Danica Hughes
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2021/06/web1_Danica-Hughes-1.jpgDanica Hughes Danica Hughes

Kristi Fickert| Wilmington
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2021/06/web1_Kristi-Fickert-Wilm-1.jpgKristi Fickert| Wilmington Kristi Fickert| Wilmington

Trudy Barnett | Wilmington
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Vicki Mongold | Sabina
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2021/06/web1_Vicki-Mongold-Sabina-1.jpgVicki Mongold | Sabina Vicki Mongold | Sabina

Kara Ann | Sugar Grove Cemetery Wilmington
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By Tom Barr

tbarr@wnewsj.com