Tornado in Sandusky?

Sunday, March 10, 2002 10:02 AM

I was on the Ohio turnpike yesterday around 6 PM, and decided to go have a look at Cedar Point. Well, I got off at the exit, traveled down, followed the signs (all while there were 40+ MPH winds with rain and hail), and noticed that there were emergency vehicles everywhere. Streets were closed off, due to uprooted trees, and downed power lines. I got out of there fast, and stopped somewhere in Indiana for the night. Anyone have any news about this?

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Tidal Wave... Sky Whirl... what's next... Whizzer?

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Sunday, March 10, 2002 10:15 AM
Here in Ohio we got some really bad wind. The news said up to 70mph (which I'd doubt but it was pretty strong).

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Sunday, March 10, 2002 10:40 AM
The wind was crazy yesterday and some of today. Nothing to worry about though. Acually in Pennsylvania, were I live, the winds are still pretty strong.
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Sunday, March 10, 2002 10:42 AM
I live in Grove City Ohio and a funnle coud hit my school yesterday!

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Sit up right, hold on tight!

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Sunday, March 10, 2002 11:00 AM
Thats weird since I live in RI and it was beautifull. Like in the 70's and thats incredible for RI

*** This post was edited by SFNE Man on 3/10/2002. ***

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Sunday, March 10, 2002 1:05 PM
I've been away from coasters so long that i was ready to go outside and put my hands up to remember the feel of a coaster.

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Millennium Force......It has its ups and downs.

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Sunday, March 10, 2002 1:12 PM
Don't discount the 70 MPH winds in Ohio - they WERE that fast, and in fact, some were faster. Brown county had a wind gust of 80mph yesterday that knocked over the screen at a drive-in theater. 64,000 people without power in Cincinnati, and where I live, the winds were blowing at about 50-60 MPH. They are still strong today, though not quite as bad.
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Sunday, March 10, 2002 1:40 PM

Strong winds have been moving across the northeast for the past day. On Saturday it was 70 degrees in Rochester, NY, but overnight we had wind gusts of up to 50 mph and when I woke up today it was 25 degrees, snowing and still pretty windy. That's what I call some serious weather change! :) It probably just hit Sandusky earlier than here...

-Matt

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Sunday, March 10, 2002 1:43 PM
Yesterday morning, when my parents woke up it was about 60 degrees. When I woke up, an hour and a half later, it was 30 degrees outside. This weather has been crazy. And mind you I live up by SFGAm. So it cant be the Lake causing the winds here, the winds are coming from the west, and Lake Michigan is east of my house.

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Rob

I HATE SNOW!!! I am boycotting snow, I refuse to have fun in it.

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Sunday, March 10, 2002 1:49 PM

Does anybody know if there might have of been any damage over at PKI? I know here in Richmond Indiana(right on the Ohio border) Tree's were uprooted, several semi's were being tipped over, and the tempature dropped from 55 to 32 degrees in a matter of 15 min! I just hope no damage was done at PKI!

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Sunday, March 10, 2002 2:04 PM
That was one huge Low pressure system that moved through Friday and Sat. I'm suprised we didn't get any tornadoes out of the system. BTW most of the 60+ mph winds was from the low pressure and not the severe storms itself.

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Cedar Point fans and Magic Mountain fans unite. Let's sign a rollercoaster treaty.

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Sunday, March 10, 2002 2:08 PM
The whole 422 strip in Niles was blacked out due to the winds. It was freaky driving through there...especially with no street lights on.

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Sunday, March 10, 2002 2:36 PM
In Chicago there was also 70 mile per hour winds yesterday, a couple people actully got killed when scaffoling got blown off the John Handcock Building. I also lost power yesterday due to the winds, it looks like the weather was bad everywhere yesterday.

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1. Raging Bull(SFGAm) 2.Millenium Force(CP) 3. Deja Vu(SFGAm) 4.V2(SFGAm) 5.Cornball Express(IB)http://coasterworld.cjb.net

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Sunday, March 10, 2002 2:55 PM

It was windy to day in RI

did millenium force fall down again because of the wind?

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Out of the coasters i've ridden here is what I rank them overall:(ive been to canobie lake and SFNE)
1. S:RoS 2. Yankee Cannonball 3. Riverside Cyclone 4. Canobie
Corkscrew 5. Thunderbolt 6. Galaxy 7. Mind Eraser 8. Dragon coaster 9. poison ivy's tangl

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Sunday, March 10, 2002 3:01 PM
No, Mike, but I think it started Magnum sinking again! ;)

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- Peabody

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Sunday, March 10, 2002 3:07 PM

In response to TR:TR2002's question:

At PKI the wind did cause some damage, but nothing to worry about. One of the boards of the giant TR:TR sign on International Street fell off, it was funny watching two security guards trying to lift the board up in the 50 mph sustained winds during the storm, couldn't lift it half way up. Quite humorous. Then in the associate parking lot some sort of debris from the storm was fired in the wind at my car, shattered the rear window in the car. However I guess that isnt PKI's misfortune, but mine...

So nothing major happened at PKI. My coworkers were expecting one of the many signs upon International street to fly off its hinges, yet that never happened.

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Sunday, March 10, 2002 3:19 PM
With the TR:TR sign is that suposed to be there for awhile because I thought it was in the ground with cement. I hope not, it takes away from the nice veiw of the fountains and tower
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Sunday, March 10, 2002 3:29 PM

Son of Beast,

I also live in Grove City and saw some of the damage due to the VERY, VERY high winds ( I was at work at the time right down the street from Stringtown) but official word from the National Weather Service was there were no tornadoes yesterday, just 85 MPH wind gusts! The wind took down several telephone poles and supposedly one cell tower.

At one point, it actually looked like a hurricane was blowing through. There is a couple of large 30 foot tall concrete signs out of front of my workplace that show the address for the place. Both of these were actually swaying in the wind. There is also 5 large radio towers a few hundered feet away. At 7:00PM last night, these were all swaying quite a bit. Our power even went out.

While I haven't heard of any other damage to PKI an hour away other than what DropThisFar mentioned, it would not surprise me if the damage was greater north of the park. Today, I went to Springfield and it was still a chore to drive into the wind even though it wasn't nearly as strong.

-Sean

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Sunday, March 10, 2002 3:35 PM
Reguarding the tornado could it have been straight line winds?

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Sunday, March 10, 2002 3:38 PM
Yeah, the Beast, I once experienced some monster straight line winds. I didn't know what they were at the time, but it was likt the end of the world!

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- Peabody

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