Storm Survey Reveals Tornado Damage UPDATED

A NWS Indianapolis storm damage survey today identified at least one weak tornado occurring west of Brownsburg near North Salem in the storms early Tuesday morning.  Toppled trees, snapped limbs, and damage to a barn revealed evidence of rotation in the winds and damage consistent with an EF0 tornado with winds up to 85 mph.  The tornado occurred around 2:40 A.M. May 21 and was part of a large line of storms that swept across central Indiana overnight causing sporadic damage in many areas.  

Surveying in the Roachdale area north of Greencastle also yielded evidence of an EF0 tornado.  This occurred around 2:30 A.M. just south of Roachdale where barn, shed and tree damage were observed suggesting rotating winds of up to 85 mph. This tornado was on the ground for less than a quarter mile.

Additional damage survey work in southern Hendricks County southwest of Plainfield revealed two separate paths of straight-line wind damage paralleling both sides of US 40 east of Stilesville.  Damage in Hazelwood, the southern-most of the two tracks, also offered evidence of a microburst, intense damage over a short and narrow path.





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