Special Weather Statement issued July 12 at 2:24PM EDT by NWS Wilmington (details ...)
...A STRONG THUNDERSTORM WILL AFFECT NORTHERN SHELBY...NORTHERN
DARKE...SOUTHWESTERN AUGLAIZE AND SOUTHERN MERCER COUNTIES UNTIL 315
At 223 PM EDT, radar indicated a strong thunderstorm over St. Henry,
moving southeast at 15 mph.
STORM HAZARDS INCLUDE...
Winds to 40 mph...
One half inch diameter hail...
Frequent cloud-to-ground lightning...
Very heavy rain...
Locations impacted include...
Sidney, St. Marys, New Bremen, Minster, Versailles, St. Henry,
Newport, Union City, Anna, Fort Loramie, Fort Recovery, Ansonia, New
Knoxville, Hardin, Port Jefferson, Osgood, Chickasaw, Burkettsville,
North Star and Rossburg.
This includes I-75 in Ohio between mile markers 92 and 99.
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.
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weather.gov/iln and submit your report via social media, when you can
do so safely.