2010 Tornado Review

 

While the overall number of severe weather days in 2010 was relatively few, each episode that occurred packed a punch with significant wind and/or large numbers of tornadoes. There were a total of 33 confirmed tornadoes in the Northern Indiana County Warning Area(CWA), ranking 2010 as number 1 for most tornadoes in a calendar year.

1st           33 in 2010 (19 in Indiana, 8 in Ohio and 6 in Michigan)
2nd          30 in 1998
3rd           27 in 1965
4th           22 in 1974
5th           20 in 1992 and 2001

Some of the tornadoes crossed from county to county, including 3 that either moved into or out of adjacent County Warning Areas. For these tracks, multiple intensities are indicated, representing the damage in each county. The maximum intensity for the tornado is what is officially recorded (Example: A tornado with EF2 damage in one county, then EF1 in the next will be rated as an EF2 for climate purposes).

The following is a breakdown of tornadoes by intensity according to the Enhanced Fujita Scale (EF Scale).


EF0 (65-85 mph)       14

EF1 (86-110 mph)     14

EF2 (111-135 mph)   4

EF3  (136-165 mph)  1

Additional information on many of the events listed below can be found in the 2010 section of our Events Archive Page.

In addition, a Google Earth (.kmz) file is available with approximate locations and tracks for each of the tornadoes. Tracks do not extend outside the County Warning Area.

2010 Indiana Tornadoes for the IWX Forecast Area (19)

Date
Location
EF Scale Rating
Deaths/Injuries
June 4
1 NE Wolcott to 1.1 NE Wolcott (White County)
EF0
0/0
June 6
2.2 ENE Chalmers to 3.4 SSE White County Airport (White County)-{Continued into Carroll County}
EF0
0/0
June 6
3.0 WNW Deacon to 0.6 ENE Deacon (Cass County) {Started in Carroll County}
EF1
0/1
June 6
2.3 NE Lincoln (Cass County) to 1.4 WSW McGrawsville (Miami County)
EF2/EF3
0/0
June 23
2.3 NW Wakarusa to 1.3 WSW Goshen Airport (Elkhart County)
EF1
0/0
June 23
0.6 S Goshen to 1.1 ESE Goshen (Elkhart County)
EF1
0/0
June 23
1.7 SSW Monoquet to 1.9 E Warsaw (Kosciusko County)
EF1
0/0
June 23
0.7 ENE Benton to 1 SSE Millerburg (Elkhart County)
EF1
0/0
June 23
2 SSW Middlebury to 1.9 SSW Middlebury (Elkhart County)
EF0
0/0
June 23
4.5 S Millersburg to 5 SSE Millersburg (Elkhart County)
EF0
0/0
October 26
0.3 ESE Wanatah to 2 NE Wanatah (La Porte County)
EF1
0/0
October 26
1.5 NW Wabash to 2.6 ENE Speicherville (Wabash County)
EF0
0/0
October 26
3.2 W Upland to 2.3 WNW Upland (Grant County)
EF1
0/0
October 26
1.6 W Luther (Huntington County) to 1.5 NNW Luther (Whitley County)
EF0/EF0
0/0
October 26
0.3 NE Bracken to 0.8 NE Bracken (Huntington County)
EF1
0/0
October 26
1.9 NE Warsaw Airport to 1.8 WSW Oswego (Kosciusko County)
EF0
0/0
October 26

2.8 WSW Columbia City Airport to 2 NW Columbia City Airport (Whitley County)

EF1
0/0
October 26
2.1 N Zulu to 2.5 SE Gar Creek (Allen County)
EF0
0/0
October 26
1.6 WNW Milan Center to 2.4 E Hursh (Allen County)
EF1
0/0

2010 Ohio Tornadoes for the IWX Forecast Area (8)

May 14
2.1 SE Middlepoint to 3.7 ESE Middlepoint (Van Wert County)
EF1
0/0
June 5
4.3 S South Delta to 2.5 SE Brailey (Fulton County)
EF2
0/0
June 11
1.6 W Lima to 1.5 W Lima (Allen County)
EF0
0/0
June 23
2.3 S Van Wert Airport to 3 SE Van Wert Airport (Van Wert County)
EF0
0/0
October 26
3.4 SSE Dixon to 2.1 W Convoy (Van Wert County)
EF0
0/0
October 26
2.1 W Scott (Van Wert County) to 1.3 N Broughton (Paulding County)
EF1
0/0
October 26
2.7 SSE Oakwood (Paulding County) to 2.1 SSW Rice (Putnam County)
EF0/EF1
0/0
October 26

Cridersville EF2 tornado continued to1.7 SSW Ft Shawnee to 1.0 SSE Fort Shawnee (Allen County)

(EF2)/EF0
0/0

2010 Michigan Tornadoes for the IWX Forecast Area (6)

June 5
2.2 WNW Baroda to 1.6 Hinchman (Berrien County)
EF2
0/0
June 5
1.1 WNW Arden to 0.5 NE Arden (Berrien County)
EF1
0/0
June 5
1.3 SSE Dowagiac to 0.5 ENE Lagrange (Cass County)
EF2
0/0
June 5
1.3 SW Constantine to 3.3 E Oakwood (St Joseph County)
EF2
0/0
July 22
1.2 N Lackwood to 2.0 NE Lackwood (Branch County)
EF0
0/0
October 24
2.3 ENE Riverside to 2.3 ENE Riverside (Berrien County)
EF0
0/0

 

 


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