Tornadoes of June 2, 1990

June 2, 1990
Counties:  Orange (from Martin, to Lawrence)
F-scale:  F4
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Time:  6:29pm
Grazulis narrative:  Grazulis gives a lengthy description of this tornado, but does not give any information about Orange County, most likely since the tornado just barely clipped the corner of the county and went through an extremely rural, wooded area that is virtually unpopulated.
Noted discrepancies:  Only Martin, Orange, and Lawrence are listed in this SPC entry.  Grazulis has an event that starts in Illinois at 5:20pm and crosses into Indiana as a 110-mile long tornado family path.  Grazulis lists Hamilton, Wayne, Edwards, Wabash IL, Knox, Gibson, Pike, Daviess, Martin, Orange, and Lawrence IN (note the last three match the SPC entry).  NCDC lists Hamilton County Illinois with an F4 at 5:20pm, agreeing perfectly with Grazulis.  Along Grazulis' path at NCDC, Wayne County Illinois is listed as an F4 at 5:24pm, Edwards County Illinois as an F4 at 5:49pm, Wabash County Illinois as an F4 at 6:08pm, Knox County Indiana as an F4 at 6:29pm, Gibson County Indiana as an F4 at 6:39pm,  Pike County Indiana as an F4 at 6:48pm, Daviess County Indiana as an F4 at 7:08pm, Martin County Indiana as an F4 at 7:24pm, Orange County Indiana as an F4 at 7:41pm, and Lawrence County Indiana as an F4 at 7:43pm.  Strange time disagreement between SPC and NCDC.
Notes:  Grazulis/NCDC seem more believable here.  Grazulis/NCDC information agrees well with a track map of the outbreak drawn up by NSSFC.  Storm Data says this tornado entered Orange County three miles south-southwest of Huron and entered Lawrence County three miles south-southeast of Huron.  Will plot in Orange County according to the Storm Data description.  Further research would be nice, to see what it did in Orange County, though it went through a rather desolate area in Hoosier National Forest.


June 2, 1990
Counties:  Orange
F-scale:  F1
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Time:  7:54pm
Notes:  Storm Data says this tornado struck Orangeville and Orleans.


June 2, 1990
Counties:  Washington IN
F-scale:  F0
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Time:  8:17pm
Noted discrepancies:  None


June 2, 1990
Counties:  Washington IN, (Jackson), Scott IN, Jefferson IN
F-scale:  F3
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  150 yards
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Time:  8:25pm
Grazulis narrative:  Moved east-northeast through rural areas from one mile south of Milport passing two miles east of Crothersville and two miles southeast of Paris Crossing, ending one mile northeast of Lancaster.  One home was destroyed and 15 were damaged.
Noted discrepancies:  SPC has a path length of 41 miles, NCDC has 31 miles, Grazulis says 29 miles.  Using NCDC's lat/lons this comes out rather strange.  May need to re-visit this with SPC's lat/lons.


June 2, 1990
Counties:  Washington IN
F-scale:  F2
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  2
Path width:  150 yards
Path length:  5 miles
Time:  9:03pm
Grazulis narrative:  Moved east from 1 1/2 miles southeast of Salem, passing south of Harristown, and ending one mile northwest of South Boston.  Seven trailers and a barn were destroyed, 15 trailers and several frame homes were damaged.
Noted discrepancies:  Grazulis lists this at 10:03pm.


June 2, 1990
Counties:  Crawford, Harrison IN
F-scale:  F2
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  9
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Path length:  11 miles
Time:  9:30pm
Grazulis narrative:  Moved east-northeast from near I-64 at Riddle to five miles east-northeast of Carefree.  Four homes were destroyed and several others damaged two miles north of Carefree, injuring several people.  Three 400-foot-long broiler buildings were destroyed at Magnolia.  The path ended at Blue River.
Noted discrepancies:  SPC and Grazulis list a path width of 100 yards, NCDC lists 200 yards.  Grazulis lists this tornado at 10:30pm.


June 2, 1990
Counties:  Clark IN, Jefferson IN, Trimble
F-scale:  F3
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  5
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Path length:  17 miles
Time:  9:40pm
Grazulis narrative:  Moved east from near Marysville, with the funnel up to a half mile wide, just north and northeast of New Washington.  The most intense damage was 200 yards wide.  Many buildings, homes, and trailers were severely damaged.  In Kentucky 15 homes and 25 barns were damaged in and around Mount Pleasant, with one injury.  The funnel lifted northeast of Bedford.
Noted discrepancies:   SPC and NCDC list a path width of 440 yards, Grazulis lists 400 yards.  Ending lat/lon at SPC is over the Ohio River.  NCDC does not include Trimble County.  Grazulis takes it to just northeast of Bedford, which generally agree with a track map of the outbreak drawn up by NSSFC.  Storm Data mentions that the tornado entered Jefferson County three miles east-northeast of New Washington and then crossed into Trimble County ending northeast of Bedford and mentions damage at Mount Pleasant as well.   Will use the end point given by Storm Data and Grazulis.  Grazulis times this tornado at 10:40pm.


June 2, 1990
Counties:  Floyd, Clark IN
F-scale:  F3
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  7
Path width:  300 yards
Path length:  12 miles
Time:  9:57pm
Grazulis narrative:  Moved east-northeast from one mile northwest of Galena to Sellersburg, passing through Floyds Knobs and Hamburg.  Over 25 homes and mobile homes were destroyed.  A bowling alley and several businesses were damaged at Sellersburg.
Noted discrepancies:  SPC gives an endpoint longitude of -85.75, NCDC gives -85.78.  SPC more closely agrees with Grazulis.  Grazulis lists this tornado at 10:57pm.


June 2, 1990
Counties:  Oldham, Henry
F-scale:  F3
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  5
Path width:  75 yards
Path length:  10 miles
Time:  10:30pm
Grazulis narrative:  Moved east from just east of Goshen, passing one mile north of Lagrange, and through Jericho.  At the edge of Lagrange three frame homes and three mobile homes were destroyed.  A dozen other homes were damaged.
Noted discrepancies:  SPC and NCDC give a path length of 10 miles, Grazulis give 9 miles.  A straight line between SPC's touchdown and liftoff points doesn't quite fit with the description given by Grazulis (which agrees with Storm Data).  Adjusted track here to agree with Storm Data/Grazulis.  Grazulis times this tornado at 11:30pm.


June 2, 1990
Counties:  Logan
F-scale:  F1
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Time:  10:34pm
Notes:  Storm Data says this tornado moved from Allensville (which is actually in Todd County, but is very close to the Logan County line) to Corinth.


June 2, 1990
Counties:  Henry
F-scale:  F1
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Time:  10:55pm
Notes:  Storm Data says this tornado struck just south of Franklinton.


June 2, 1990
Counties:  Shelby
F-scale:  F2
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  100 yards
Path length:  1 mile
Time:  11:14pm
Grazulis narrative:  Sixteen homes and 12 barns were damaged along the north edge of Shelbyville.
Noted discrepancies:  Grazulis lists this at 12:14am June 3.

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Weather Map June 2, 1990


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