Details

RATING: Maximum Intensity of Tornado was EF-3 in Tippecanoe County. EF-2 was found in Cass County.

MAXIMUM ESTIMATED WIND SPEED: 120 MPH

MAXIMUM ESTIMATED PATH WIDTH: 250 yards

PATH LENGTH: Nearly 39 total miles across Tippecanoe, Carroll and Cass counties. Of that amount, 9.8 miles was in Cass county.

START TIME: 2:54 PM EST in Tippecanoe County with an estimated arrival in Cass County around 3:17 PM EST

END TIME: estimated around 3:27 PM EST (in Cass Co)

LOCATION: 1.5 Miles Northwest Of Young America To 3 Miles Southeast Of Walton

DESCRIPTION: An extensive NWS damage survey indicated a tornado briefly reached low end EF-3 intensity southeast of Lafayette continued through Tippecanoe and Carroll counties (see Storm Data for Central Indiana), crossing into Cass county just north of the intersection of County Road 1400 South and the Carroll/Cass county line. The tornado remained over mainly open fields until moving near a residence on County Road 150 East, south of 1250 South where a home had its chimney blown off and a barn on the property suffered a blown out wall. The tornado continued northeast and cause minor shingle damage to three homes on County Road 1250, west of County Road 300 East. A small barn was destroyed with debris thrown into an adjacent field. The tornado briefly intensified as it entered a grove of trees north of County Road 1200 South and west of 400 East where every tree for the first 100 feet was snapped five to ten feet above the base (DI: TH DOD: 4). The tornado remained over mainly open fields, occasionally causing minor tree damage until crossing US 35 north of County Road 1000 S where power poles were broken (DI: ETL DOD: 4). The tornado quickly lifted a few miles southwest of the Grissom Air Reserve Base. A maximum intensity of EF2 was reached while in Cass county, with estimated winds of 120 mph.

 

Radar Images

     
3:16 PM EST Reflectivity (Z) & Storm Relative Velocity (SRV) 3:21 PM EST Reflectivity & SRV 3:26 PM EST Reflectivity & SRV
     

Damage Pictures

   

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