Details

RATING: EF-1

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.

Radar Images

     
3:21 PM EST Reflectivity (Z) & Storm Relative Velocity (SRV) 3:25 PM EST Reflectivity & SRV 3:29 PM EST Reflectivity & SRV
     

Damage Pictures

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