Tornadoes and Straight-Line Winds Early Sunday Morning

DuBois County

An official National Weather Service Storm Survey has revealed that a tornado touched down 0.4 mile north of Duff at 2:54am EDT in southwestern Dubois County on June 26.  The tornado traveled for 2.2 miles, passing through Duff, and lifted 1.9 miles southeast of Duff.  The tornado reached EF-1 strength with 95 mph winds, and was 130 yards wide.  Several homes suffered minor damage and numerous trees, both softwood and hardwood, were snapped or uprooted.

Dubois County Tornado June 26, 2011


Hancock County

Straight-line winds, with possible small ground-based spin-ups in the turbulence along the gust front, roared through Lewisport with speeds possibly as high as 105 mph.  Thanks to some local residents for sending us these photographs:

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Spencer and Perry Counties

A National Weather Service storm survey team determined that an EF-1 tornado touched down 0.7 miles south of St. Meinrad in Spencer County at 2:12 am CDT on the southern end of the St. Meinrad Seminary grounds.  It destoryed a cinder block outbuilding and took a 100 foot section of roofing off of a large metal outbuilding.  The tornado also uprooted numerous trees and ripped off sections of roofing from several other buildings.  The tornado weakened as it moved into forested hills where it snapped and uprooted several trees along a narrowing path.  The tornado lifted near Catnip Road in Perry County which is about 2.3 miles east of St. Meinrad.  Wind speeds with this tornado were as high as 100 mph.  The path length of the tornado was 2.3 miles with a width of about 200 yards.

St meinrad Track Map

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