EF-0 Tornado Confirmed in Perry County

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LOUISVILLE KY
500 PM EDT MON JUN 20 2011

ONE WEAK SHORT-LIVED TORNADO CONFIRMED IN EXTREME NORTHEAST PERRY
COUNTY INDIANA DURING THE MORNING OF SUNDAY JUNE 19 2011 BY A
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE STORM SURVEY TEAM.

DAMAGE TYPE: TORNADO
BEGIN TIME:  7:31 AM EDT
END TIME:    7:32 AM EDT
BEGIN POINT: 1.3 MILES NORTH OF ORIOLE...OR 2.3 MILES SOUTH OF
             SULPHUR SPRINGS ALONG ROUTE 66 IN EXTREME NORTHEAST
             PERRY COUNTY
END POINT:   APPROXIMATELY SAME AS BEGIN POINT
EF SCALE:    EF-0
WIND SPEED:  75-80 MPH
PATH LENGTH: APPROXIMATELY 0.2 MILE
PATH WIDTH:  60-70 YARDS
INJURIES:    0
FATALITIES:  0

NARRATIVE: THE EF-0 TORNADO TOUCHED JUST WEST OF ROUTE 66...WHERE
THE ROAD IS ORIENTED SOUTHWEST TO NORTHEAST IN EXTREME NORTHEAST
PERRY COUNTY. OBSERVABLE DAMAGE WAS ALL TO TREES ON BOTH SIDES OF
THE ROAD (MOSTLY SOFTWOOD) WITH 8 TO 10 TREES EITHER UPROOTED...
BENT OVER...OR SNAPPED OFF. OTHER TREES CLUSTERED IN THE SAME
LOCATION SHOWED NO VISIBLE DAMAGE. THE DAMAGE LENGTH WAS ESTIMATED
AT 0.2 MILE ALTHOUGH IF THERE WAS ANY TREE DAMAGE FARTHER EAST OF
ROUTE 66...IT WAS INACCESSIBLE. THE WIDTH OF TREE DAMAGE WAS NARROW
BUT DEFINITIVE WITH NO DAMAGE NORTH OR SOUTH OF THIS AXIS ALONG
ROUTE 66. NO STRUCTURAL DAMAGE WAS OBSERVED.

 Below are loops of reflectivity and storm relative motion images through the lowest 4 elevation angles on radar. The upper left image is the .5 degree elevation (lowest).

 

 

 

 



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