Special Weather Statement issued August 18 at 5:17AM EDT by NWS Wilmington (details ...)
...A STRONG THUNDERSTORM WILL AFFECT NORTHWESTERN AUGLAIZE AND
NORTHEASTERN MERCER COUNTIES UNTIL 545 AM EDT...
At 517 AM EDT, radar indicated a strong thunderstorm near Rockford,
moving east at 25 mph.
STORM HAZARDS INCLUDE...
Winds to 35 mph...
Frequent cloud-to-ground lightning...
Very heavy rain...
Locations impacted include...
Fort Shawnee, Cridersville, Rockford, Mendon, Buckland, Neptune,
Kossuth, State Route 116 at State Route 197 and Tama.
This includes I-75 in Ohio between mile markers 117 and 118.
Do not stay in the open or seek shelter under trees when lightning
threatens. Move indoors when a thunderstorm approaches.
Water will pond on roads and may quickly fill roadside ditches and
Residents in these areas should remain alert. If this storm becomes
stronger, then a warning may be needed.
To report hazardous weather conditions, go to our website at
weather.gov/iln and submit your report via social media, when you can
do so safely.