March 2, 2012 Clark County, IN EF-1

March 2, 2012 Clark County, IN EF-1

Begin Time:  3:30 PM EST
End Time:  3:36 PM EST
Begin Point:  6 WSW Henryville
End Point:  0.5 E Henryville
Wind Speed:  Maximum 110 mph
Injuries:  0
Fatalities:  0

Photographs taken during a Civil Air Patrol flight corroborate interviews with residents along the damage path that there were intermittent touchdowns of a weaker tornado with the second supercell to pass over the area Friday afternoon.

The second storm, which pummeled the recently devastated area with hail up to the size of softballs, followed nearly the same path as the first supercell. At least three locations along the path of this storm support the occurrence of a tornado of EF-1 intensity, with maximum winds approaching 110 mph, an intermittent path length of 6.5 miles, and a damage path width of 60 yards.

The first observed damage was near Round Knob in the Clark State Forest. Damage was again observed along and west of Speith Road, 1/4 of a mile north of Henryville-Blue Lick Road just southwest of Henryville. Finally, the tornado lifted after doing damage from the south side of Henryville near Robyn Avenue to the east side of Henryville at the intersection of Highway 160 and Haddox Road.

South Ferguson Street, about 600 feet south of the edge of the earlier EF4 tornado.

Above the south side of Henryville

A radar image of the second tornado of the day about to strike Henryville:

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