PATH LENGTH: 1.1 MILES
MAXIMUM ESTIMATED WIND SPEED: 100 MPH
MAXIMUM ESTIMATE PATH WIDTH: 250 yards
START TIME: Estimated around 3:38 PM EST
END TIME: Estimated around 3:40 PM EST
LOCATION: Touchdown near intersection of SR 25 and S 800 W 2.5 miles east of Mentone and lifted 0.5 mile south of Shilling Road.
DESCRIPTION: A survey of damage east of Mentone by a NWS Survey team revealed that a EF1 tornado produced damage along a roughly 1 mile path. Touchdown occurred southwest of the intersection of State Route 25 and County Road 800 West with the tornado quickly moving northeast and impacting a residence and barn on the southeast corner of the same intersection. A few small hardwood trees were snapped with the adjacent residence suffering minor shingle damage. An adjacent barn was shifted off its foundation with the north facing doors and wall buckled. As the tornado crossed State Route 25 it clipped a residence, causing roughly 75 percent of the roof and trusses to be ripped off and thrown to the north northwest about 250 yards. Power poles on the north side of the road were also blown down. As the tornado continued northeast it cause widespread tree damage in a wooded area, as well as minor structural damage to a home along South Tinkey Road. The tornado lifted shortly after this point, southeast of the intersection of Tinkey and Shilling Roads. Maximum wind speeds with the tornado are estimated at 100 mph.
|3:33 PM EST Reflectivity (Z)
& Storm Relative Velocity (SRV)
|3:38 PM EST Reflectivity & SRV||3:42 PM EST Reflectivity & SRV|