Rush County Tornado - February 20th

 
Rush County Tornado
02/20/2014


As an update to the story (link) concerning the line of severe thunderstorms that pushed through central Indiana during the evening of February 20th...

The line of severe thunderstorms took on a bowed structure as it entered northwest Rush County on Friday evening.  Numerous areas of severe, straight-line wind damage were observed near the Arlington area.  However, one homestead east of County Road 700 West on County Road 300 North did exhibit signs of damage that appeared tornadic.  Based on the storm survey coupled with radar data...it has been determined that the damage at this homestead was consistent with an EF-0 tornado, with winds of approximately 85 mph.  This tornado occurred at approximately 9:32 PM EST and was very short-lived...on the ground for less than a tenth of a mile and less than a minute.  A few trees were downed...with one blown through the back side of a tin shed.  Also, the roof was removed from an outbuilding on the premises.



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