Stormy weather Saturday evening left its mark in Spring Hill. Many residents sent in pictures and video of the storm that damaged multiple trees and even destroyed a barn on Saturday. An impressive rain shaft was observed with this storm.
A Survey by the National Weather Service on Sunday determined straight-line winds estimated at 80 mph from a microburst was responsible for the damage.
We spoke to the residents of Spring Hill who were impacted by this storm. James Lochridge and his wife were enjoying their evening on their century-old farm when the storm rolled through.
Shortly after the warnings sounded, the wind became violent, snapping trees and pushing down a barn that had been in place for 75 years.
Lochridge is grateful that the winds missed his home and that neighbors, friends, and family were quick to help with the cleanup Sunday.
Lochridge’s neighbor Tanner Shetler was also grateful that the damage was minimal. Shetler described to us the fast-moving nature of this storm.
Multiple trees on Shetler’s property were damaged but there was no damage to his home. His horses were safe in his barn that was left unscathed.
Portions of John Lunn and Tom Lunn roads were blocked off due to downed trees immediately after the storm. The trees were removed, and the roads opened within an hour and a half.