Tornadoes Confirmed in Indiana from April 19-20 Squall Line

 

Washington County Indiana Tornadoes

THE FOLLOWING IS INFORMATION ON THREE TORNADO TRACKS FOUND BY AN NWS
STORM SURVEY TEAM IN WASHINGTON COUNTY TODAY.


First Tornado (EF-1)

BEGIN TIME: 11:59 PM EDT
END TIME: 12:01 AM EDT

BEGIN POINT: 2.9 MILES NORTH-NORTHEAST OF LIVONIA
END POINT: 3.7 MILES NORTHEAST OF LIVONIA

EF SCALE: EF-1
WIND SPEED: 100 MPH

PATH LENGTH: 1.4 MILES
PATH WIDTH: 200 YARDS

INJURIES: 0
FATALITIES: 0

NARRATIVE: TORNADO TRACK BEGAN AT THE INTERSECTION OF MT. TABOR RD.
AND JOHN BATT RD. AT THIS INITIAL POINT...THE TORNADO WAS AN EF-0
AND ABOUT 100 YARDS WIDE...AND DESTROYED A GRAIN BIN AS WELL AS
SEVERAL TREES. JUST SOUTHWEST OF THE MT. TABOR RD. AND W. WASHINGTON
RD. INTERSECTION...THE TORNADO WAS AN EF-1 AND 200 YARDS
WIDE...WHERE IT THREW A TEN THOUSAND POUND LARGE GRAIN SILO LEG. AT
THIS SAME POINT...TWO OTHER SILOS WERE DESTROYED AS WELL AS A 20
FOOT BY 30 FOOT OUT BUILDING...AND A 1-STORY HOUSE SUFFERED SEVERE
DAMAGE. AT ITS END POINT NORTHEAST OF THE MT. TABOR RD. AND W.
WASHINGTON RD. INTERSECTION...THE TORNADO WEAKENED TO AN EF-0 AND 75
YARDS WIDE. AT THIS POINT A HOUSE HAD ITS ROOF PARTIALLY TORN OFF
AND GRAVEL FROM THE DRIVEWAY WAS LIFTED AND PELTED INTO THE SIDE OF
THE HOUSE.
SECOND TORNADO (EF-0):

BEGIN TIME: 12:00 AM EDT
END TIME: 12:01 AM EDT

BEGIN POINT: 3.1 MILES NORTHEAST OF LIVONIA
END POINT: 3.8 MILES NORTHEAST OF LIVONIA

EF SCALE: EF-0
WIND SPEED: 75 MPH

PATH LENGTH: 0.7 MILES
PATH WIDTH: 75 YARDS

INJURIES: 0
FATALITIES: 0

NARRATIVE: THE TORNADO TRAVELED FROM THE INTERSECTION OF W.
WASHINGTON RD. AND BATT RD...TO JUST NORTH OF MT. TABOR RD. ALONG
ITS PATH...1 SILO AND 2 BARNS WERE DAMAGED. SEVERAL TREES WERE ALSO
KNOCKED DOWN OR SNAPPED.

THIRD TORNADO (EF-0):

BEGIN TIME: 12:07 AM EDT
END TIME: 12:08 AM EDT

BEGIN POINT: 2.5 MILES NORTH-NORTHEAST OF SALEM
END POINT: 3.1 MILES NORTH-NORTHEAST OF SALEM

EF SCALE: EF-0
WIND SPEED: 80 MPH

PATH LENGTH: 0.6 MILES
PATH WIDTH: 50 YARDS

INJURIES: 0
FATALITIES: 0

NARRATIVE: THE TORNADO FIRST TOUCHED DOWN ALONG JIM DAY RD. ABOUT A
QUARTER MILE SOUTH OF LEWELLEN RD...WHERE A 30 FOOT BY 40 FOOT
GARAGE/OUT BUILDING WAS DESTROYED AND ITS ROOF WAS THROWN ABOUT 75
YARDS TO THE NORTH AND EAST. THE TORNADO ENDED JUST NORTHEAST OF
LEWELLEN RD...WHERE A HOUSE SUFFERED ROOF DAMAGE...A 30 FOOT BY 50
FOOT SHED WAS DESTROYED...AND A SMALL GRAIN BIN WAS TWISTED AND
THROWN 100 FEET.

Crawford and Harrison County Straight Line Wind Damage

DAMAGE TYPE: STRAIGHT LINE WINDS

BEGIN TIME: 11:59 PM EDT
   END TIME: 12:09 AM EDT

BEGIN POINT: LEAVENWORTH
  END POINT: 2 MILES NORTHWEST OF CORYDON

WIND SPEED: 65-70 MPH

PATH LENGTH: SPORADIC 11.2 MILES

   INJURIES: 0
FATALITIES: 0

NARRATIVE: NWS STORM DAMAGE SURVEY CONFIRMS SPORADIC STRAIGHT LINE
WIND DAMAGE ACROSS SOUTH CRAWFORD COUNTY AND WEST CENTRAL HARRISON
COUNTY IN INDIANA.  NUMEROUS TREES WERE DAMAGED...EAVES ON TWO
HOUSES WERE BLOWN OFF IN ADDITION TO SIDING AND SHINGLES...AND SHEET
METAL WAS BLOWN OFF OF A BARN.  THE SPORADIC DAMAGE PATH WAS ABOUT
11.2 MILES AND MOSTLY LOCATED ALONG HIGHWAY 62.

 

Harrison County EF-0

DAMAGE TYPE: TORNADO

BEGIN TIME: 12:09 AM EDT
   END TIME: 12:09 AM EDT

BEGIN POINT: 1.8 MILES NORTHEAST OF CORYDON
  END POINT: 2.2 MILES NORTHEAST OF CORYDON

   EF SCALE: EF-0
WIND SPEED: 65 MPH

PATH LENGTH: 0.3 MILES
PATH WIDTH: 50 YARDS

   INJURIES: 0
FATALITIES: 0

NARRATIVE: NWS STORM DAMAGE SURVEY TEAM CONFIRMS A VERY BRIEF EF-0
TORNADO NORTHEAST OF CORYDON IN HARRISON COUNTY.  NUMEROUS HARDWOOD
AND SOFTWOOD TREES WERE SNAPPED AND UPROOTED ALONG THE NORTHERN BANK
OF INDIAN CREEK.  WIND SPEEDS WERE ESTIMATED AT 65 MPH ALONG THE
THREE TENTHS OF A MILE TRACK.  PATH WIDTH WAS ABOUT 50 YARDS.

 

Floyd County Straight Line Wind Damage

DAMAGE TYPE: STRAIGHT LINE WINDS

BEGIN TIME: 12:23 AM EDT
   END TIME: 12:23 AM EDT

BEGIN POINT: 1 MILE NORTHEAST OF NEW ALBANY
  END POINT: 1.5 MILES NORTHEAST OF NEW ALBANY

WIND SPEED: 60-65 MPH

PATH LENGTH: 0.4 MILES
PATH WIDTH: 390 YARDS

   INJURIES: 0
FATALITIES: 0

NARRATIVE: NWS STORM DAMAGE SURVEY CONFIRMS STRAIGHT LINE WIND
DAMAGE IN NORTHERN NEW ALBANY.  THE MOST INTENSE DAMAGE WAS OBSERVED
AT A CAR WASH AT THE JUNCTION OF VINCENNES STREET AND ELM STREET
WHERE THE TOP OF THE CAR WASH WAS BLOWN DOWN. A LOT OF LARGE
OLDER...SHALLOW ROOTED TREES WERE BLOWN OVER IN A WEST TO EAST
FASHION ALONG ELM STREET ABOUT FOUR TENTHS OF A MILE FROM THE
JUNCTION WITH VINCENNES STREET.  SPORADIC STRAIGHT LINE WINDS ALSO
DAMAGED TREES AND A FEW CHIMNEYS ALONG OAK STREET AND CULBERTSON
AVENUE AS WELL.  THESE WINDS WERE ESTIMATED TO BE BETWEEN 60-65 MPH
WITH THE DAMAGE PATH WIDTH BEING APPROXIMATELY 390 YARDS.

 

Clark County EF-1

DAMAGE TYPE: TORNADO

BEGIN TIME: 12:28 AM EDT
   END TIME: 12:29 AM EDT

BEGIN POINT: 3.3 MILES NORTH OF JEFFERSONVILLE
  END POINT: 3.9 MILES NORTHEAST OF JEFFERSONVILLE

   EF SCALE: EF-1
WIND SPEED: 80-90 MPH

PATH LENGTH: 1.2 MILES
PATH WIDTH: 100-200 YARDS

   INJURIES: 0
FATALITIES: 0

NARRATIVE: NWS STORM DAMAGE SURVEY CONFIRMS AN EF-1 TORNADO ON THE
NORTH SIDE OF JEFFERSONVILLE.  THE TORNADO STARTED IN SUNSET TRAILER
PARK WHERE 90 MPH WINDS DAMAGED 20 TO 25 TRAILERS ALONG A 160 YARD
PATH.  SEVERAL TRAILERS WERE MOVED OFF THEIR FOUNDATIONS AND HAD
ROOF DAMAGE.  ONE TRAILER ROOF WAS THROWN 65 YARDS!  TREES AND
POWERLINES WERE DAMAGED AS WELL.

THE TORNADO THEN WEAKENED SLIGHTLY TO 80 MPH AS IT MOVED NORTHEAST
INTO A SUBDIVISION DAMAGING SEVERAL SMALLER TREES...SHEDS...AND ROOF
SHINGLES.  ALSO A TRAMPOLINE WAS THROWN AND WRAPPED AROUND A SHED
AND TREE IN THIS SUBDIVISION.

WINDS BECOME MORE STRAIGHTLINE IN NATURE BEFORE MORE TORNADO DAMAGE
WAS FOUND AT THE END OF A SUBDIVISION RIGHT BEHIND A CHURCH OFF OF
HOLMANS LANE.  THE CHURCH SUFFERED THE MOST DAMAGE AS THE SOUTH SIDE
OF THE CHURCH WAS COMPLETELY BLOWN OUT.  SHEDS WERE ALSO DESTROYED
AND TREES UPROOTED IN THE AREA.  INSULATION WAS THROWN FROM NORTH TO
SOUTHEAST.  ESTIMATED WIND SPEEDS NEAR THE CHURCH WERE 90 MPH WITH A
DAMAGE PATH WIDTH OF 200 YARDS.

AS THE TORNADO CONTINUED NORTHEAST CROSSING HOLMANS LANE...IT
WEAKENED TO 80 MPH DAMAGING TREES AND SHINGLES.  THE TORNADO FINALLY
LIFTED NEAR HIGHWAY 62 ABOUT 3.9 MILES NORTHEAST OF JEFFERSONVILLE.

 

Clark County EF-0

DAMAGE TYPE: TORNADO

BEGIN TIME: 12:28 AM EDT
   END TIME: 12:28 AM EDT

BEGIN POINT: 3.3 MILES NORTH OF JEFFERSONVILLE
   END POINT: 3.4 MILES NORTH OF JEFFERSONVILLE

      EF SCALE: EF-0
WIND SPEED: 70-75 MPH

PATH LENGTH: 0.1 MILE
PATH WIDTH: 75 YARDS

   INJURIES: 0
FATALITIES: 0

NARRATIVE: NWS STORM DAMAGE SURVEY CONFIRMS A BRIEF EF-0 TORNADO ON
THE NORTH SIDE OF JEFFERSONVILLE.  THE TORNADO SNAPPED TREES AND
DAMAGED A SHED AS WELL AS SHINGLES ALONG THE SHORT TENTH OF A MILE
PATH. THE TORNADO BEGAN ON THE EAST SIDE OF THE SUNSET TRAILER PARK
AND ENDED AT CHARLESTOWN PIKE. WINDS WERE ESTIMATED TO BE BETWEEN
70-75 MPH ALONG A 75 YARD WIDTH.

 

Dubois County Tornadoes

DAMAGE TYPE: TORNADO #1

BEGIN TIME: 11:22 PM EDT
   END TIME: 11:25 PM EDT

BEGIN POINT: 2.2 MILES NORTHWEST OF IRELAND
  END POINT: 2.6 MILES NORTH-NORTHEAST OF IRELAND

   EF SCALE: EF-1
WIND SPEED: 100-105 MPH

PATH LENGTH: 3.1 MILES
PATH WIDTH: 100-200 YARDS

   INJURIES: 0
FATALITIES: 0

NARRATIVE: NWS STORM DAMAGE SURVEY TEAM CONFIRMS AN EF-1 TORNADO
NORTHWEST OF IRELAND IN DUBOIS COUNTY. A WELL CONSTRUCTED 75 FT TALL
GRAIN SILO HAD THE TOP 40 FT PORTION SHEARED OFF. A 40 FT BY 50 FT
OUTBUILDING WAS DESTROYED IN THE VICINITY OF THE GRAIN SILO...WITH
SIDING BEING THROWN 400-500 YARDS DOWNWIND. ADDITIONALLY...STRAIGHT
LINE WIND DAMAGE WAS OBSERVED PRECEDING AND FOLLOWING THE TORNADO
PATH. THESE WINDS DESTROYED TWO HOG BUILDINGS AND CAUSED A GRAIN
SILO TO SHIFT ON IT/S FOUNDATION.

 

DAMAGE TYPE: TORNADO #2

BEGIN TIME: 11:22 PM EDT
   END TIME: 11:22 PM EDT

BEGIN POINT: 3 MILES NORTH OF HUNTINGBURG
  END POINT: 3.1 MILES NORTH OF HUNTINGBURG

   EF SCALE: EF-0
WIND SPEED: 80 MPH

PATH LENGTH: 0.3 MILES
PATH WIDTH: 200 YARDS

   INJURIES: 0
FATALITIES: 0

NARRATIVE: NWS STORM DAMAGE SURVEY TEAM CONFIRMS A VERY BRIEF EF-0
TORNADO NORTH OF HUNTINGBURG IN DUBOIS COUNTY. A LARGE SWATH OF
HARDWOOD TREES WERE SNAPPED AND UPROOTED. ADDITIONALLY...STRAIGHT
LINE WIND DAMAGE WAS OBSERVED ON EITHER SIDE OF THE TORNADO
PATH...WITH WIND SPEEDS OF 70-75 MPH.

 

DAMAGE TYPE: TORNADO #3

  BEGIN TIME: 11:26 PM EDT
    END TIME: 11:29 PM EDT

BEGIN POINT: 1.5 MILES NORTH OF BRETZVILLE
   END POINT: 1.8 MILES NORTH OF ST. ANTHONY

    EF SCALE: EF-2
  WIND SPEED: 115-120 MPH

PATH LENGTH: 3.3 MILES
  PATH WIDTH: 300 YARDS

    INJURIES: 0
  FATALITIES: 0

NARRATIVE: NWS STORM DAMAGE SURVEY TEAM CONFIRMS AN EF-2 TORNADO
THAT INITIATED NORTH OF BRETZVILLE AND TRACKED TO THE NORTHEAST
ENDING NORTH OF ST. ANTHONY. A LARGE NUMBER OF HARDWOOD TREES WERE
SNAPPED AND UPROOTED...WITH SEVERAL BARNS AND OUTBUILDINGS BEING
DESTROYED AS WELL.

 

DAMAGE TYPE: TORNADO #4

  BEGIN TIME: 11:26 PM EDT
    END TIME: 11:26 PM EDT

BEGIN POINT: 0.9 MILES SOUTHWEST OF ST. ANTHONY
   END POINT: 0.6 MILES SOUTHWEST OF ST. ANTHONY

    EF SCALE: EF-1
  WIND SPEED: 95 MPH

PATH LENGTH: 0.4 MILES
  PATH WIDTH: 100 YARDS

    INJURIES: 0
  FATALITIES: 0

NARRATIVE: NWS STORM DAMAGE SURVEY TEAM CONFIRMS A VERY BRIEF EF-1
TORNADO SOUTHWEST OF ST. ANTHONY. HARDWOOD TREES WERE SNAPPED AND
UPROOTED. ALSO...STRUCTURAL DAMAGE TO A RESIDENCE NORTH OF HIGHWAY
64 WAS OBSERVED.

 

Orange County Tornadoes and Straight Line Wind Damage

DAMAGE TYPE: TORNADO #1

BEGIN TIME: 11:39 PM EDT
   END TIME: 11:40 PM EDT

BEGIN POINT: ROLAND
  END POINT: 1 MILE EAST OF ROLAND

   EF SCALE: EF-2
WIND SPEED: 115 MPH

PATH LENGTH: 1 MILE (THOUGH DIFFICULT TO TELL IN RUGGED COUNTRY)
PATH WIDTH: 200 YARDS

   INJURIES: 0
FATALITIES: 0

NARRATIVE: THIS TORNADO STARTED AT THE MARTIN COUNTY LINE JUST ON
THE OTHER SIDE OF ROUTE 150 FROM ROLAND...THEN CROSSED ROUTE 150
INTO ROLAND AND ONTO WEST CR275N. NUMEROUS TREES WERE UPROOTED AND
SNAPPED IN A CONVERGENT PATTERN. IN ONE CONCENTRATED SPOT TWO DOZEN
TREES WERE SNAPPED OFF. A HOUSE HAD ITS WINDOWS BLOWN IN ON ITS
SOUTHWEST SIDE. A WELL CONSTRUCTED LOG CABIN LOST SHINGLES. A VERY
WELL CONSTRUCTED LARGE BARN HAD ITS METAL ROOFING TORN OFF AND
WRAPPED INTO TREE TOPS 100 TO 200 YARDS DOWNWIND. A WOOD SHED
OUTBUILDING WAS DESTROYED. THOUGH THE WIDTH OF THE DAMAGE PATH FROM
THIS TORNADO WAS 200 YARDS...STRAIGHTLINE WINDS NEAR THE TORNADO
MADE THE TOTAL DAMAGE WIDTH 0.5 TO 0.6 MILE WIDE.

DAMAGE TYPE: TORNADO #2

BEGIN TIME: 11:40 PM EDT
   END TIME: 11:41 PM EDT

BEGIN POINT: 7.7 MILES SOUTH OF FRENCH LICK
  END POINT: 7.7 MILES SSE OF FRENCH LICK

   EF SCALE: EF-1
WIND SPEED: 95-100 MPH

PATH LENGTH: 1 TO 1.5 MILES
PATH WIDTH: 100 TO 125 YARDS

   INJURIES: 0
FATALITIES: 0

NARRATIVE: THIS TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN JUST WEST OF TONYS MARINA NEAR
ROUTE 145. TREES WERE UPROOTED AND SNAPPED. A LARGE METAL BARN WITH
CINDER WALLS WAS DESTROYED. THE TORNADO THEN CROSSED ROUTE 145 AND
MOVED INTO TONYS MARINA. THREE METAL OUTBUILDINGS WERE DAMAGED OR
DESTROYED. ONE OF THE BUILDINGS HAD ITS DOORS BLOWN IN...ON ANOTHER
THE METAL ROOF WAS PEELED BACK...AND THE THIRD WAS LEVELED AND BLOWN
300 YARDS DOWNWIND. TREES WERE UPROOTED IN A CONVERGENT PATTERN,
SOME OF WHICH FELL ON POWER LINES CAUSING THE POLES TO SNAP. A
PONTOON BOAT WAS FLIPPED OVER.


 

DAMAGE TYPE: TORNADO #3

BEGIN TIME: 11:40 PM EDT
   END TIME: 11:41 PM EDT

BEGIN POINT: 5.6 MILES SOUTH OF FRENCH LICK
  END POINT: 5.6 MILES SSE OF FRENCH LICK

   EF SCALE: EF-1
WIND SPEED: 110 MPH

PATH LENGTH: 0.5 TO 0.75 MILE
PATH WIDTH: 50 TO 75 YARDS

   INJURIES: 0
FATALITIES: 0

NARRATIVE: THIS TORNADO BEGAN NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF BASE LINE
ROAD AND ROUTE 145. IT WAS 50 YARDS WIDE AT ITS INCEPTION AND
DESTROYED A METAL ROOFED BARN. TREES WERE UPROOTED AND SNAPPED. A
HOUSE ON BASE LINE ROAD NEAR ROUTE 145 HAD ITS FRONT PORCH RIPPED
OFF AND THROWN OVER THE HOUSE INTO THE BACK YARD. ABOUT 100 YARDS
FROM THE INTERSECTION OF BASE LINE ROAD AND ROUTE 145 A CLUSTER OF
LARGE TALL EVERGREENS WAS SNAPPED OFF AND STREWN CHAOTICALLY IN ALL
DIRECTIONS. THE TORNADO DISSIPATED JUST EAST OF ROUTE 145.



DAMAGE TYPE:  TORNADO #4

BEGIN TIME: 11:47 PM EDT
   END TIME: 11:47 PM EDT

BEGIN POINT: 5 SSW PAOLI
  END POINT: 5 SSW PAOLI

   EF SCALE: EF-0
WIND SPEED: 80 MPH

PATH LENGTH: 0.5 MILE
PATH WIDTH: 100 YARDS

   INJURIES: 0
FATALITIES: 0

NARRATIVE: SEVERAL TREES WERE UPROOTED ALONG WEST CR390S. A COUPLE
OF TREES WERE SNAPPED. A METAL ROOF WAS PEELED OF OF A SMALL
OUTBUILDING.



DAMAGE TYPE:  STRAIGHT-LINE WINDS

BEGIN TIME: 11:49 PM EDT
   END TIME: 11:51 PM EDT

BEGIN POINT: 5 SSE PAOLI
  END POINT: 5 SSE PAOLI

WIND SPEED: 90 MPH

PATH LENGTH: ONE TO TWO MILES
PATH WIDTH:  100 TO 200 YARDS

   INJURIES: 0
FATALITIES: 0

NARRATIVE: SEVERAL TREES WERE UPROOTED...A COUPLE SOFT PINES WERE
SNAPPED. HALF OF A METAL ROOF WAS REMOVED FROM A HOUSE. SPORADIC
TREE DAMAGE WAS FOUND OVER A WIDE AREA.

 

Washington and Scott County EF-0

DAMAGE TYPE:  TORNADO

BEGIN TIME: 12:14 AM EDT APRIL 20 2011
   END TIME: 12:27 AM EDT APRIL 20 2011

BEGIN POINT: 4 SSW LITTLE YORK
  END POINT: 5 NNE AUSTIN

   EF SCALE: EF-0
WIND SPEED: 65-80 MPH

PATH LENGTH: 13 MILES
PATH WIDTH: 50 TO 200 YARDS

   INJURIES: 0
FATALITIES: 0

NARRATIVE: SEVERAL TREES WERE SNAPPED OR UPROOTED AND A ROOF WAS
DAMAGED NEAR NORTH RUTHERFORD HOLLOW ROAD IN WASHINGTON COUNTY WHERE
THE FIRST SIGNS OF TORNADO DAMAGE WERE OBSERVED. A SKIPPING PATH OF
MAINLY TREE DAMAGE WAS OBSERVED NORTHEAST FROM THIS POINT FOR 13
MILES ACROSS MAINLY AGRICULTURAL AND WOODED AREAS. THE DAMAGE
APPEARS TO END NORTHEAST OF AUSTIN NORTH OF EAST CROTHERSVILLE ROAD.

 

Scott County EF-0

DAMAGE TYPE:  TORNADO

BEGIN TIME: 12:19 AM EDT APRIL 20 2011
   END TIME: 12:22 AM EDT APRIL 20 2011

BEGIN POINT: SCOTTSBURG
  END POINT: 5 MILES NORTHEAST OF SCOTTSBURG
   EF SCALE: EF-0
WIND SPEED: 65-80 MPH

PATH LENGTH: 5.2 MILES
PATH WIDTH: 50 TO 100 YARDS

   INJURIES: 0
FATALITIES: 0

NARRATIVE: HOLIDAY INN NEAR I-65 WAS DAMAGED ON THE EAST SIDE OF THE
SECOND FLOOR. SEVERAL NEARBY HOUSES HAD ROOF DAMAGE. SEVERAL ROOFS
WERE DAMAGED IN THE CITY OF SCOTTSBURG AND NUMEROUS TREES AND
BRANCHES WERE DOWN. THIS TYPE OF DAMAGE CONTINUED FOR ABOUT 3.2
MILES TO THE NORTHEAST. THE DAMAGE IS ESTIMATED TO END NEAR INDIANA
203 AND NORTH BETHLEHEM ROAD WHERE SEVERAL TREES WERE
DOWN...AGRICULTURAL BULDINGS AND RESIDENTIAL ROOFS WERE DAMAGED.
THIS PATH MAY BE LENGTHENED AFTER NWS TEAMS SURVEY INTO JEFFERSON
COUNTY INDIANA ON APRIL 22ND.



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