September 26, 2011 Severe Weather

Surface Map at 11 PM Sunday September 25

 An area of low pressure moved into central Indiana during the early morning hours of Monday September 26, 2011. Thunderstorms developed as the low moved north, and some of these storms became severe. One severe storm produced a tornado in Jennings County.

Tornado Track Overview - Click to enlarge Detailed view of tornado track - Click to Enlarge
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The tornado began at approximately 12:33 AM EDT around 6 miles west of North Vernon along County Road 700 West between County Roads 150 North and 300 North.  The tornado destroyed a pole barn and damaged 2 homes before lifting around 12:34 AM EDT.  There were no injuries. The path was approximately a half mile long and 75 yards wide.  Based on the damage, the tornado was rated an EF1 on the Enhanced Fujita scale with winds estimated near 100 mph. 

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Other storms produced damaging winds and large hail. Below is a listing of severe weather reports received from this event:

PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE INDIANAPOLIS IN
1053 AM EDT THU SEP 29 2011

..TIME...   ...EVENT...      ...CITY LOCATION...     ...LAT.LON...
..DATE...   ....MAG....      ..COUNTY LOCATION..ST.. ...SOURCE....
            ..REMARKS..

1233 AM     TORNADO          6 W NORTH VERNON        39.01N 85.74W
09/26/2011                   JENNINGS           IN   NWS STORM SURVEY

            EF1 TORNADO WITH WINDS ESTIMATED NEAR 100 MPH. OCCURRED
            ALONG COUNTY ROAD 700 WEST BETWEEN COUNTY ROADS 150 NORTH
            AND 300 NORTH. POLE BARN DESTROYED. TWO HOMES DAMAGED. NO
            INJURIES.

1240 AM     TSTM WND DMG     3 WSW COUNTRY SQUIRE LA 39.03N 85.73W
09/26/2011                   JENNINGS           IN   EMERGENCY MNGR

            TWO HOMES DAMAGED... POLE BARN DESTROYED.  TREES AND
            POWER POLES DOWNED.  TRACTORS OVERTURNED.

1255 AM     TSTM WND DMG     1 SE ST. PAUL           39.42N 85.62W
09/26/2011                   DECATUR            IN   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            TREE DOWNED IN ROADWAY NEAR SAINT PAUL.

0133 AM     HAIL             3 W NEW CASTLE          39.92N 85.42W
09/26/2011  E1.75 INCH       HENRY              IN   LAW ENFORCEMENT

 


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