No reports of tornado touchdown

Huron County found itself under a tornado warning Friday night as Mother Nature made her presence known. At about 9:15 p.m., the National Weather Service issued a tornado warning for Huron County, specifically the Fitchville and New London areas.
Scott Seitz
Jul 25, 2010

Huron County found itself under a tornado warning Friday night as Mother Nature made her presence known.

At about 9:15 p.m., the National Weather Service issued a tornado warning for Huron County, specifically the Fitchville and New London areas.

The city of Norwalk sounded its tornado sirens.

“The weather service has been following (cloud) rotation from Crawford County” said Bill Ommert, county emergency management agency director. “It passed through central Huron County.”

Ommert said no reports of an actual tornado “touchdown” were made.

“This storm is nasty,” he said, adding the storm was the result of a warm and cold front colliding.

It rained hard Friday evening for at least 20 minutes.

“There were straight-line winds in that storm,” Ommert said. “It was almost horizontal rain, it was raining so hard.”

The sheriff’s office had received no reports of tornado touchdowns.

The cold front is supposed to bring chilly temperatures with it as today’s forecast calls for rain showers and a high of 45.

Sunday’s high may hit 40, with possible snow showers.