May 9, 2013 Tornadoes

Surface Map
Surface Map valid at about 8:00 PM EDT May 9, 2013

A thunderstorm squall line produced two small, brief tornadoes Wednesday evening near Terre Haute. The first touchdown occurred near 815 PM EDT along East Curry Road near Hultz Road about 5 miles south of Terre Haute. The tornado was observed by a storm spotter and caused damage to several trees. The tornado was rated an EF0 with winds around 80 mph. A second tornado from the same storm occurred near 825 PM EDT in Riley, about 5 miles southeast of Terre Haute. This tornado was observed by Riley volunteer fireman in a field just west of their fire station. The second tornado destroyed a small shed and downed several tree limbs. This tornado was rated an EF0 with associated winds also around 80 mph.

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Damaged Tree south of Terre Haute - Click for a larger version Damaged shed near Riley - Click to Enlarge
Damaged tree south of Terre Haute from first tornado. Click to enlarge. Damaged shed in Riley from second tornado. - Click to enlarge.

Image of the Riley tornado. Click to enlarge.

 Image of the tornado near Riley, courtesy of Riley volunteer fire department. Click to enlarge. is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.