Details

RATING: EF-1

MAXIMUM ESTIMATED WIND SPEED: 110 MPH

MAXIMUM ESTIMATED PATH WIDTH: 125 yards

PATH LENGTH: 2.87 miles

START TIME: Estimated around 3:30 PM EST

END TIME: Estimated around 3:33 PM EST

LOCATION: 1.5 miles north-northeast of Grissom AFB to 5 miles northeast Of Grissom AFB 

DESCRIPTION: A survey of damage by NWS and emergency management officials indicated a EF1 tornado occurred northeast of the Grissom Air Reserve base. The tornado touched down in a field southeast of the intersection of US 31 and County Road 500 South and then took the roof off of a hog barn. The tornado continued to travel east where it hit another hog barn and took off the roof and collapsed the walls (DI: SBO DOD: 6). One piece of wall (estimated near 1/2 ton) was thrown back into the eastern side of the building and smashed the exhaust system. The tornado then turned NE and did extensive tree damage to a grove of trees on county Road 50 West before hitting a trailer home where half of the walls were collapsed (DI: MHSW DOD:4) and insulation and pieces of debris were strewn out for a half mile to the NE. The tornado then lifted about a third of a mile northeast of the trailer. Maximum winds are estimated around 110 mph. Although the distance between the 2 points was around 2.6 miles, a somewhat wavy track caused the actual distance to be closer to 2.9 miles long.

Radar Images

     
3:26 PM EST Reflectivity (Z) & Storm Relative Velocity (SRV) 3:31 PM EST Reflectivity & SRV 3:36 PM EST Reflectivity & SRV
     

Damage Pictures

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