...PRELIMINARY EF1 TORNADO IN ALLEN COUNTY INDIANA...

A NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE STORM SURVEY TEAM HAS EXAMINED DAMAGE IN
NORTHEAST ALLEN COUNTY INDIANA AND FOUND EVIDENCE OF AN EF1 TORNADO.

THE TORNADO BEGAN NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF GRABER ROAD AND MAYSVILLE
ROAD. THE TORNADO WAS ON THE GROUND FOR NEARLY 7 MILES BEFORE LIFTING
AT THE INTERSECTION OF MARKLE AND BOGER ROADS. AT THE WIDEST POINT...
TORNADO DAMAGE WAS ABOUT A HALF MILE WIDE SOUTHEAST OF GRABILL. MODERATE
DAMAGE WAS OBSERVED TO MANY STRUCTURES...INCLUDING NUMEROUS BARNS
DESTROYED...DOWNED POWER POLES AND TREE DAMAGE.

WIND SPEEDS ASSOCIATED WITH AN EF1 TORNADO RANGE FROM 86 TO 110 MPH
AND THE SURVEY TEAM ESTIMATES THE MAXIMUM WINDS WITH THIS EVENT TO
BE 95 MILES PER HOUR.



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