|EF4 tornado (NWS/SPC)|
The tornado at peak intensity
|Date||August 17, 2031|
|Touchdown location||Near Lexington, Ohio|
|Areas affected||Lexington and Mansfield, Ohio|
|Part of the|
Tornadoes of 2031
The 2031 Lexington-Mansfield tornado was a violent EF4 wedge tornado that caused extensive damage along most of its path. Touching down near Lexington, Ohio, the tornado quickly intensified to an EF3, and caused the issuance of a tornado emergency for the area. Moving through the southeastern parts of the city, the tornado intensified into a high end EF4, levelling several homes, and sweeping 2 poorly anchored buildings away completely, likely suggesting peak winds of around 190 mph at the time. Over the next 25 minutes, the tornado caused severe damage along a path varying from 1/3 of a mile to 1.8 mile in width. The tornado finally dissipated on the outskirts of Mansfield, Ohio, having killed 12 people, injured 150 more, and causing $230 million in damages.