PATH LENGTH: Just under 0.5 miles
MAXIMUM ESTIMATED WIND SPEED: 110 MPH
MAXIMUM ESTIMATED PATH WIDTH: 50 yards
START TIME: Estimated around 3:27 PM EST
END TIME: Estimated 3:29 PM EST
LOCATION: Touchdown occurred just west of a high school in Cassopolis and lifted over a golf course just north of the high school
DESCRIPTION: A survey of damage in the Cassopolis area by a NWS Survey team revealed that a EF1 tornado produced damage along a roughly four tenths of a mile path. Touchdown occurred on the southern outskirts of Cassopolis at a farm where a older two story barn was severely damaged with the entire second story of the barn being destroyed with damage thrown upward of 200 yards downstream (DI: SBO DOD 8). The tornado continued quickly northeast, passing across the northwestern part of the Ross Beatty Jr./Sr. High School property and impacting a detached two car garage, causing its total destruction (DI: SBO DOD: 6). Debris was thrown up to 500 yards northeast from the point of impact onto the Park Shore Golf Course, where several trees were snapped or uprooted. Maximum wind speeds with the tornado are estimated at 110 mph.
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