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.
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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.
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