Details

RATING: EF-2

MAXIMUM ESTIMATED WIND SPEED: 125 MPH

PATH LENGTH: 12 miles

PATH WIDTH: 0.4 miles

START TIME: Estimated around 3:42 PM EST

END TIME:  Estimated around 3:52 PM EST

LOCATION: Path began 2 miles north-northwest of Sweetser and ended north of the Grant/Wabash county line on CR 700 N, east of CR 600 E

 DESCRIPTION: A NWS survey of damage in Grant county indicated a tornado, reaching a maximum intensity of EF2, impacted a several mile long path. The tornado touched down on County Road 00 South, west of County Road 900 West where a hog barn suffered some roof damage. The tornado moved quickly northeast and intensified where it caused damage to two residences near the intersection of County Roads 300 North and 600 West. A large portion of the front wall of a one story home to collapse with subsequent removal of adjacent roof. A nearby home lost its entire roof (DI: MHSW DOD: 6). The tornado continued to intensify further approaching EF2 intensity as it cause extensive damage to a garage with the roof being removed and walls pushed down. Projectiles from the garage were found in the roof of the residence. EF2 intensity was reached around the intersection of County Road 325 West and Frances/Slocum Road where the top of a two story home was nearly removed (DI: FR12 DOD: 6). The tornado slowly weakened the remainder of its track impacting other residences with decreasing amounts and intensity of roof damage. Trees also suffered varying degrees of damage. The tornado cross briefly into Wabash county west of Grant County Road 00 West/Wabash County Road 600 East. The tornado was on the ground for over 11.5 miles with winds reaching a maximum intensity of around 125 mph.

Radar Images

       
3:38 PM EST Reflectivity (Z)
& Storm Relative Velocity (SRV)
3:42 PM EST Reflectivity & SRV 3:46 PM EST Reflectivity & SRV 3:51 PM EST Reflectivity & SRV
       

Damage Pictures

   
   

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