Small Tornado in Jackson County Saturday Morning

In conjuction with the Jackson County Emergency Management Agency, the National Weather Service has determined a tornado struck Jackson County about 135 AM EDT Saturday morning.

This tornado was rated as an EF-0, which means it had peak wind speeds of 65 to 85 mph. It first touched down near the intersection of State Road 11 and County Road 700 North, about 2 miles north of Seymour.  It tracked east southeast on a hit skip path for about 4 miles. It left the ground for good approximately 3.5 miles east northeast of Seymour, or a half mile east of the intersection between US Highway 31 and Fleming Road.

This tornado was about 100 feet across.  It caused no deaths or injuries.  There were several instances of structural damage, including at least one home losing part of its roof.


Overview of tornado path - Click to Enlarge Approximate Tornado Path - Click to Enlarge
Location of Tornado Path in Central Indiana Approximate Tornado Path. Note the tornado was not on the ground continuously.


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