Thursday, October 9, 2014

NWS Confirms Tornado In Putnam County

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE INDIANAPOLIS IN  
153 PM EDT WED OCT 8 2014  
   
..NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 10/07/14 TORNADO EVENT  
  
   
CLOVERDALE AREA TORNADO  
  
RATING: EF-0  
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 70 MPH  
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 0.1 MILES   
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 50 YARDS   
FATALITIES: 0   
INJURIES: 0  
  
START DATE: OCT 7 2014   
START TIME: 635 PM EDT   
START LOCATION: 1.9 MILES SOUTHEAST OF CLOVERDALE / PUTNAM COUNTY/ IN  
  
END DATE: OCT 7 2014  
END TIME: 636 PM EDT  
END LOCATION: 2.0 MILES SOUTHEAST OF CLOVERDALE / PUTNAM COUNTY / IN  
  
SURVEY REVEALED ONLY DAMAGE WAS TO A COUPLE OF TREES. THE TORNADO  
WAS SIGHTED BY TRAINED STORM SPOTTER / PUTNAM COUNTY OFFICIAL  
OBSERVING SWIRLING CORN STALKS IN THE AIR NEAR HIS LOCATION.  
  
THE REPORT OF THREE TORNADOES BY OFFICIALS WAS ACTUALLY THIS  
SINGLE TORNADO BRIEFLY TOUCHING DOWN AND LIFTING SEVERAL TIMES  
OVER A VERY SHORT DISTANCE AND BRIEF TIME SPAN.  

Saturday, July 12, 2014

NWS Confirms Additional Tornado From June 30

An additional EF1 tornado has been confirmed from the June 30-July 1 storms.  It occurred northeast of De Motte.  This brings the total number of tornadoes from June 30-July 1 to 15, including one tornado that crossed the border from Illinois.


..TORNADO NORTHEAST OF DE MOTTE IN JASPER COUNTY  
   
  
RATING:                 EF-1  
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    90 TO 100 MPH  
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  1 MILE  
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   100 YARDS  
FATALITIES:             NONE  
INJURIES:               NONE  
  
START DATE:             JUNE 30 2014  
START TIME:             1055 PM CDT  
START LOCATION:         4 ENE DE MOTTE IN  
START LAT/LON:          41.2230/-87.1280  
  
END DATE:               JUNE 30 2014  
END TIME:               1056 PM CDT  
END LOCATION:           5 ENE DE MOTTE IN  
END LAT/LON:            41.2240/-87.1099  
  
SURVEY SUMMARY:   
  
THIS TORNADO TRACKED ALONG W CR 1450 N WHERE THERE WERE SNAPPED   
TREES...WOOD POWER POLES LEANING AND DAMAGE TO TWO FARMSTEADS.   
ON ONE...THE DOORS COLLAPSED IN A POLE BARN. IN ANOTHER POLE   
BARN...THE WALLS COLLAPSED AFTER THE ROOF WAS BLOWN OFF. THE   
DAMAGE IN THIS TORNADO PATH WAS CONSISTENT WITH MAXIMUM SPEEDS OF   
100-105 MPH.  

Friday, July 4, 2014

NWS Confirms Four Additional Tornadoes

NWS Northern Indiana has confirmed four additional tornadoes from the June 30-July 1 outbreak, all of which were EF1.  Also, one of the previously confirmed tornadoes had its rating changed from EF0 to EF1 (tornado #3 in this post, which has been edited to reflect the change).


TORNADO #8 - LAPORTE COUNTY  
  
RATING:                 EF-1  
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    105 MPH  
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  AROUND 0.25 MILE  
MILES PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: EST. 200 YARDS   
FATALITIES: NONE  
INJURIES: NONE  
  
START DATE:              JUL 01 2014   
TIME:                    EST. 1211 AM EDT  
START LOCATION:          PINHOOK, IN   
START LAT/LON:           41.5625 / -86.858   
  
END DATE:                JUL 01 2014  
END TIME:                EST. 1212 AM EDT  
END LOCATION:            PINHOOK, IN   
END LAT/LON:             41.5617 / -86.853  
  
SURVEY SUMMARY: A BRIEF EF1 TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN JUST SOUTH OF   
HIGHWAY 2 NEAR THE TOWN OF PINHOOK AND LIFTED JUST EAST OF SOUTH   
WOZNIAK ROAD. THE TORNADO CAUSED WIDESPREAD SEVERE TREE DAMAGE AND   
DAMAGED MANY STRUCTURES INCLUDING A 2 STORY BARN WHICH WAS   
DESTROYED.   


TORNADO #9 - LAPORTE COUNTY  
  
RATING:                 EF-1  
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    95 MPH  
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  4.8 MILES  
MILES PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: EST. 200 YARDS   
FATALITIES: NONE  
INJURIES: NONE  
  
START DATE:              JUL 01 2014   
TIME:                    EST. 1224 AM EDT  
START LOCATION:          1 EAST KINGSFORD HEIGHTS, IN   
START LAT/LON:           41.4787 / -86.6837   
  
END DATE:                JUL 01 2014  
END TIME:                EST. 1228 AM EDT  
END LOCATION:            3 ENE OF SOUTH CENTER, IN  
END LAT/LON:             41.4849 / -86.5928  
  
SURVEY SUMMARY: AN EF1 TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN JUST EAST OF KINGSFORD   
HEIGHTS AND TRAVELED ENE TO JUST NORTH OF US 6 BEFORE DISSIPATING AS   
IT CROSSED THE KANKAKEE RIVER. EXTENSIVE WIDESPREAD TREE DAMAGE   
ALONG THE PATH OF THE TORNADO WAS NOTED. MANY HOMES IN THE PATH OF   
THE TORNADO SUFFERED DAMAGE FROM FELLED TREES.   


TORNADO #10 - STARKE COUNTY  
  
RATING:                 EF-1  
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    100 MPH  
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  5 MILES  
MILES PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: EST. 400 YARDS   
FATALITIES: NONE  
INJURIES: NONE  
  
START DATE:              JUL 01 2014   
TIME:                    EST. 1225 AM EDT  
START LOCATION:          4 S OF SOUTH CENTER, IN   
START LAT/LON:           41.4189 / -86.6409   
  
END DATE:                JUL 01 2014  
END TIME:                EST. 1228 AM EDT  
END LOCATION:            3 WNW OF KOONTZ LAKE, IN  
END LAT/LON:             41.4317 / -86.5472  
  
SURVEY SUMMARY: AN EF1 TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF   
N CR 300 E AND E CR 800 N. EXTENSIVE WIDESPREAD TREE DAMAGE ALONG   
THE PATH OF THE TORNADO WAS NOTED. SEVERAL HOMES IN THE PATH OF THE   
TORNADO SUSTAINED DAMAGE AS THE TORNADO MOVES EAST. A BARN WAS   
DESTROYED NEAR CR 700 E AND ROBBINS ROAD. MULTIPLE CENTER PIVOTS   
WERE FLIPPED IN CORN FIELDS.   


TORNADO #11 - STARKE/MARSHALL COUNTIES  
  
RATING:                 EF-1  
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    110 MPH  
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  4.9 MILES  
MILES PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: EST. 400 YARDS   
FATALITIES: NONE  
INJURIES: NONE  
  
START DATE:              JUL 01 2014   
TIME:                    EST. 1229 AM EDT  
START LOCATION:          2 W OF KOONTZ LAKE, IN   
START LAT/LON:           41.4187 / -86.5304   
  
END DATE:                JUL 01 2014  
END TIME:                EST. 1233 AM EDT  
END LOCATION:            3 ENE OF KOONTZ LAKE, IN  
END LAT/LON:             41.4384 / -86.4407  
  
SURVEY SUMMARY: A STRONG EF-1 TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN JUST EAST OF CR   
850 E AND JUST NORTH OF CR 800 N IN STARKE COUNTY. AS THE TORNADO   
MOVED ENE IT CAUSED EXTENSIVE DAMAGE TO HARDWOOD TREES...ESPECIALLY   
NORTH OF KOONTZ LAKE ALONG THE STARKE/MARSHALL COUNTY LINE. MINOR   
STRUCTURAL DAMAGE WAS NOTED TO SEVERAL HOMES NEAR THE END OF THE   
TORNADO. THE TORNADO LIFTED IN A GROVE OF TREES JUST EAST OF UNION   
ROAD.   

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

NWS Confirms Additional Tornado In Kosciusko County

TORNADO #7 - KOSCIUSKO COUNTY  
  
RATING:                 EF-1  
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    95 MPH  
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  AROUND 0.6 MILE  
MILES PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: EST. 150 YARDS   
FATALITIES: NONE  
INJURIES: NONE  
  
START DATE:              JUL 01 2014   
TIME:                    EST. 106 AM EDT  
START LOCATION:          2 MI S OF GRAVELTON, IN   
START LAT/LON:           41.1982 / -85.9226   
  
END DATE:                JUL 01 2014  
END TIME:                EST. 108 AM EDT  
END LOCATION:            2 MI ENE OF PALESTINE, IN   
END LAT/LON:             41.1915 / -85.9154  
  
SURVEY SUMMARY: A BRIEF EF-1 TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN SOUTH OF GRAVELTON   
NEAR A PROPERTY ON SOUTH COUNTY ROAD 400 WEST WHERE SEVERAL TREE   
TRUNKS WERE SNAPPED AT THE TOPS OF THE TREES WITH 2 TREES UPROOTED.   
A SMALL BARN SUFFERED EXTENSIVE ROOF DAMAGE AND PARTIAL WALL   
FAILURE. THE TORNADO QUICKLY SHIFTED TOWARDS THE SOUTHEAST CROSSING   
STATE ROUTE 25 WHERE IS BEGAN TO LIFT. PRIOR TO LIFTING...OVER 20   
HEALTHY TREES WERE EITHER UPROOTED OR SNAPPED SEVERAL FEET IN THE   
AIR. ONE OF THE UPROOTED TREES FELL ONTO A RESIDENCE.   

NWS Confirms Two Additional Tornadoes

NWS Northern Indiana has confirmed two additional tornadoes, one of which occurred in Wabash/Kosciusko counties and the other which occurred in Whitley county.  Both of them have been rated EF1.  This brings the total number of tornadoes from this outbreak to 9 as of this time.


TORNADO #5 - WABASH/KOSCIUSKO COUNTY  
  
RATING:                 EF-1  
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    100 MPH  
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  APPROX 7 MILES  
MILES PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: EST. 150 YARDS   
FATALITIES: NONE  
INJURIES: NONE  
  
START DATE:              JUL 01 2014   
TIME:                    EST. 1208 AM EDT  
START LOCATION:          2.8 MI SSW OF SILVER LAKE, IN   
START LAT/LON:           41.0314 / -85.8964   
  
END DATE:                JUL 01 2014  
END TIME:                EST. 1215 AM EDT  
END LOCATION:            6.9 MI ESE OF SILVER LAKE, IN   
END LAT/LON:             41.048 / -85.7639  
  
SURVEY SUMMARY: AN EF-1 TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN JUST WEST OF SR 15 IN A   
CORN FIELD IN NORTHWEST WABASH COUNTY. THIS TORNADO PROCEEDED EAST   
NORTHEAST WITH EXTENSIVE TREE AND CROP DAMAGE NOTED. SEVERAL   
FARMSTEADS ALONG THE PATH SUSTAINED MINOR TO MODERATE DAMAGE. ONE   
FARM JUST NORTH OF THE COUNTY LINE ROAD IN KOSCIUSKO COUNTY HAD A   
HOG BARN DESTROYED WITH MUCH OF THE DEBRIS THROWN SOUTHEASTWARD INTO   
A LARGE GRAIN SILO FACILITY WITH ONE LARGE GRAIN BIN COMPLETELY   
FLATTENED AND SEVERE DAMAGE TO A HARVESTER SILO. IN ADDITION A CORN   
CROP FIELD TO THE SOUTH OF THE COUNTY LINE ROAD AND JUST EAST OF THE   
FARM WAS FLATTENED AND SHREDDED. ADDITIONAL EXTENSIVE TREE AND CROP   
DAMAGE CONTINUED BEFORE THE TORNADO DISSIPATED IN A GROVE OF TREES   
JUST WEST OF CR 400E.  


TORNADO #6 - WHITLEY COUNTY  
  
RATING:                 EF-1  
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    100 MPH  
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  APPROX 0.4 MILES  
MILES PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: EST. 50 YARDS   
FATALITIES: NONE  
INJURIES: NONE  
  
START DATE:              JUL 01 2014   
TIME:                    EST. 1222 AM EDT  
START LOCATION:          2.7 MI SW OF SOUTH WHITLEY, IN   
START LAT/LON:           41.0516 / -85.6567   
  
END DATE:                JUL 01 2014  
END TIME:                EST. 1223 AM EDT  
END LOCATION:            2.2 MI SSW OF SOUTH WHITLEY, IN   
END LAT/LON:             41.0551 / -85.6495  
  
SURVEY SUMMARY: A BRIEF EF-1 TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN JUST WEST OF CR   
850W IN A BEAN FIELD AND HIT A FARMSTEAD DESTROYING A BARN AND   
CHICKEN COOP ALONG WITH EXTENSIVE TREE DAMAGE. MUCH OF THE DEBRIS   
FROM THE BARN WAS LOFTED AND SCATTERED ACROSS THE ADJACENT FIELD TO   
NORTHEAST AND EMBEDDED THROUGH THE TREELINE ONE QUARTER MILE   
NORTHEAST. THIS IS ALSO WHERE A HORSE BARN LOST MOST OF ITS ROOF AND   
A NEARBY HOME AND GARAGE SUSTAINED MINOR DAMAGE TO ROOFING AND   
SIDING MATERIAL. HOWEVER SEVERE TREE DAMAGE OCCURRED THROUGH A LARGE   
GROVE OF TREES JUST NORTH OF THIS LOCATION WITH SIGNIFICANT DEBRIS   
LOADING NOTED IN THE TREES...MANY OF WHICH WERE SNAPPED AND/OR UPROOTED.  

NWS Confirms Three Tornadoes In Lake And Jasper Counties

NWS Chicago has confirmed three tornadoes affected their Indiana area of coverage.  One of the tornadoes crossed into Lake county from Kankakee county Illinois with a separate tornado occurring south and east of Lowell.  Finally, a tornado occurred in northern Jasper county near DeMotte.  All of these tornadoes have been rated EF1.

Survey information for the tornado that started in Illinois and crossed into Indiana, followed by the tornado south/east of Lowell and the tornado in the DeMotte area:


TORNADO NORTHEAST OF GRANT PARK ILLINOIS  
  
RATING:                 EF-1  
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    105-110 MPH  
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  3.4 MILES  
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   200 YARDS  
FATALITIES:             NONE  
INJURIES:               NONE  
  
START DATE:             JUNE 30 2014  
START TIME:             1032 PM CDT  
START LOCATION:         4.3 MILES NORTHEAST OF GRANT PARK  
START LAT/LON:          41.2651/-87.5685  
  
END DATE:               JUNE 30 2014  
END TIME:               1037 PM CDT  
END LOCATION:           4.8 MILES WEST-SOUTHWEST OF LOWELL IN    
END LAT/LON:            41.2841/-87.5080  
  
SURVEY SUMMARY:   
  
THE TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN NEAR A CHURCH ON COUNTY RD 13...SNAPPING  
HARDWOOD AND SOFTWOOD TREES. A LARGE LIMB SMASHED THROUGH THE  
STAINED GLASS WINDOWS OF THE CHURCH AND THE FORCE OF THIS CAUSED  
DAMAGE TO THE WINDOW FRAME INSIDE THE BUILDING. IN  
ADDITION...LARGE TREE BRANCH IMPALED ITSELF INTO THE CHURCH. A  
DOOR INSIDE THE CHURCH WAS BLOWN OPEN AND RIPPED OFF. THERE WAS  
SOME MINOR STRUCTURAL INTEGRITY DAMAGE NOTED INSIDE THE CHURCH.  
  
THE TORNADO THEN CONTINUED TO N 16750E ROAD...WHERE THE MOST  
SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE ON A FARMSTEAD INCLUDED LARGE HARDWOODS  
SNAPPED...WINDOWS IN THE RESIDENCE BLOWN IN AND THE COMPLETE  
DESTRUCTION OF THREE STORY TALL BARN WITH DIMENSIONS OF 88X60.  
FURTHERMORE..A LARGE BRANCH WAS IMPALED INTO THE FRONT OF THE  
RESIDENCE. THE FEMALE HOMEOWNER REPORTED THE COMMON FREIGHT TRAIN  
SOUND OF A TORNADO AND EXPERIENCED EAR POPPING AS THE TORNADO  
PASSED.   
  
AS THE TORNADO THEN MOVED ALONG E 10500N ROAD...IT CAUSED  
SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE TO AN UNDER CONSTRUCTION BUT SEALED SINGLE  
FAMILY RESIDENCE. A SECTION OF THE ROOF WAS REMOVED...WHICH CAUSED  
A CRACK IN THE FRAME OF THE HOUSE AND A LARGE WALL SECTION  
COLLAPSED OUTWARD. CONSISTENT SNAPPING OR UPROOTING OF TREES WAS  
NOTED IN A CONVERGENT MANNER AS THE TORNADO PATH CONTINUED INTO  
LAKE COUNTY BEFORE ENDING WEST-SOUTHWEST OF LOWELL. ALL OF THE  
MOST INTENSE DAMAGE WITH THIS TORNADO WAS CONSISTENT WITH THAT OF   
A HIGHER END EF-1 TORNADO.  

  

TORNADO SOUTHEAST OF LOWELL INDIANA  
  
RATING:                 EF-1  
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    105-110 MPH   
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  2.4 MILES  
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   500 YARDS   
FATALITIES: NONE   
INJURIES: NONE  
  
START DATE:             JUNE 30 2014  
START TIME:             1046 PM CDT  
START LOCATION:         4.2 MILES SOUTHEAST OF LOWELL IN  
START LAT/LON:          41.2683/-87.3452  
  
END DATE:               JUNE 30 2014  
END TIME:               1048 PM CDT  
END LOCATION:           6.1 MILES EAST-SOUTHEAST OF LOWELL IN  
END LAT/LON:            41.2818/-87.3024  
  
SURVEY SUMMARY:   
  
THE TORNADO LIKELY BEGAN IN A FIELD WEST OF HARRISON STREET AND  
TRACKED EAST-NORTHEAST TO NEAR INTERSTATE 65. THE MOST SIGNIFICANT  
DAMAGE NOTED INCLUDED TWO SNAPPED WOODEN POWER POLES AND  
SUBSTANTIALLY DAMAGED GRAIN BINS ON A FARM EAST OF HARRISON STREET  
THAT COULD NOT BE ACCESSED DUE TO DOWNED POWER LINES. AT A  
FARMSTEAD NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF HARRISON STREET AND W 191ST  
AVENUE...A WOODEN BARN WAS COMPLETELY DESTROYED...ALONG WITH  
SEVERAL LARGE HARDWOODS AND SOFTWOODS SNAPPED AT THE TRUNK. THE  
DAMAGE WAS CONSISTENT WITH A HIGHER END EF-1 TORNADO.  
  
SOUTH OF THE TORNADO PATH...THERE WAS A WIDE SWATH OF SIGNIFICANT  
STRAIGHT LINE WIND DAMAGE. THIS INCLUDED THE SNAPPING OF SEVEN OR  
EIGHT ADDITIONAL WOODEN POWER POLES ALONG HARRISON  
STREET...SNAPPED TREES AND AN AT LEAST A ONE MILE WIDE SWATH OF  
COMPLETELY FLATTENED CORN CROP. THE STRAIGHT LINE WIND DAMAGE WAS  
SOME OF THE MOST NOTEWORTHY ON THE SURVEY AND WAS CONSISTENT WITH  
WIND SPEEDS OF 100-110 MPH.  


TORNADO IN AND NEAR DE MOTTE INDIANA  
  
RATING:                 EF-1  
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    100-105 MPH  
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  8.0 MILES  
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   200 YARDS  
FATALITIES:             NONE  
INJURIES:               NONE  
  
START DATE:             JUNE 30 2014  
START TIME:             1049 PM CDT  
START LOCATION:         3.3 MILES WEST OF DE MOTTE IN  
START LAT/LON:          41.1909/-87.2613  
  
END DATE:               JUNE 30 2014  
END TIME:               1056 PM CDT  
END LOCATION:           4.9 MILES NORTHEAST OF DE MOTTE IN  
END LAT/LON:            41.2240/-87.1138  
  
SURVEY SUMMARY:   
  
A 100-200 YARD SWATH OF CONSISTENT TREE DAMAGE...WITH NUMEROUS  
SNAPPED TREES...BEGAN EAST-SOUTHEAST OF DE MOTTE BETWEEN N CR 1150  
W AND N CR 1100 W JUST NORTH OF W CR 1200 N. THE DAMAGE CONTINUED  
EAST-NORTHEAST JUST TO THE EAST AND THEN THROUGH THE CENTER OF DE  
MOTTE NORTH OF 9TH STREET. JUST EAST OF DE MOTTE ALONG ORCHID  
STREET...A BARN WAS COMPLETELY DESTROYED AND DOUBLE WIDE  
MANUFACTURED HOME EXPERIENCED SOME STRUCTURAL AND/OR ROOF DAMAGE.  
FURTHER NORTHEAST ALONG W CR 1450 N NEAR THE END OF THE DAMAGE  
PATH...THERE WERE SNAPPED TREES...WOOD POWER POLES LEANING AND  
DAMAGE TO TWO FARMSTEADS. ON ONE...THE DOORS COLLAPSED IN A POLE  
BARN. IN ANOTHER POLE BARN...THE WALLS COLLAPSED AFTER THE ROOF  
WAS BLOWN OFF. THE DAMAGE IN THIS TORNADO PATH WAS CONSISTENT WITH  
MAXIMUM SPEEDS OF 100-105 MPH.  
  
IT CANNOT BE CONCLUSIVELY RULED OUT THAT MORE THAN ONE TORNADO  
TOUCHED DOWN ALONG THE 8 MILE LONG DAMAGE PATH.  

NWS Confirms Tornadoes In Marshall County

NWS Northern Indiana has confirmed two additional tornadoes from July 1, both of which occurred in Marshall county. 


TORNADO #3 - MARSHALL COUNTY  
  
RATING:                 EF-1  
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    105 MPH  
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  APPROX 7 MILES  
MILES PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: EST. 150 YARDS   
FATALITIES: NONE  
INJURIES: NONE  
  
START DATE:              JUL 01 2014   
TIME:                    EST. 1235 AM EDT  
START LOCATION:          1 MI S OF DONALDSON, IN   
START LAT/LON:           41.346 / -86.4435   
  
END DATE:                JUL 01 2014  
END TIME:                EST. 1242 AM EDT  
END LOCATION:            1 MI N OF PLYMOUTH, IN   
END LAT/LON:             41.361 / -86.3138  
  
SURVEY SUMMARY: AN EF-1 TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN JUST SOUTH OF DONALDSON   
WHERE IT CAUSED EXTENSIVE DAMAGE TO HARDWOOD TREES. THE TORNADO   
MOVED EAST AND HEAVILY DAMAGED A FARM ON SYCAMORE ROAD JUST SOUTH OF   
THE RAILROAD TRACKS. EXTENSIVE TREE DAMAGE CONTINUED TO THE   
EAST/NORTHEAST INTO THE TOWN OF PLYMOUTH TO THE LEAR CORPORATION   
WHERE MULTIPLE TREES WERE SNAPPED AND TOPPED. AN EMPTY SEMI TRAILER   
WAS FLIPPED. THE TORNADO CONTINUED NE WITH WIDESPREAD MIXED   
HARDWOOD/SOFTWOOD TREE DAMAGE AND MINOR STRUCTURAL DAMAGE TO THE   
BEHAVIOR SCIENCE BUILDING ON N OAK ROAD. THE TORNADO CAUSED PARTIAL   
UPLIFT OF THE NW SIDE OF THE ROOF AND COLLAPSED THE INTERIOR CINDER   
BLOCK WALL ON THE EAST SIDE OF THE DEPT OF TRANSPORTATION GARAGE   
JUST SOUTH OF US 30 BEFORE LIFTING.   


TORNADO #4 - MARSHALL COUNTY  
  
RATING:                 EF-1  
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    95 MPH  
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  APPROX 0.2 MILES  
MILES PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: EST. 50 YARDS   
FATALITIES: NONE  
INJURIES: NONE  
  
START DATE:              JUL 01 2014   
TIME:                    EST. 1241 AM EDT  
START LOCATION:          2 MI NE OF PLYMOUTH, IN   
START LAT/LON:           41.361 / -86.2893   
  
END DATE:                JUL 01 2014  
END TIME:                EST. 1242 AM EDT  
END LOCATION:            2.2 MI NE OF PLYMOUTH, IN   
END LAT/LON:             41.3629 / -86.2875  
  
SURVEY SUMMARY: A BRIEF EF-1 TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN NEAR THE   
INTERSECTION OF LILAC ROAD AND PLYMOUTH GOSHEN TRAIL JUST NE OF   
PLYMOUTH AROUND 1241 AM EDT. HARDWOOD TREE DAMAGE WAS NOTED IN THIS   
LOCATION WITH SEVERAL UPROOTED TREES AND A SHED WAS FLATTENED. AS   
THE CIRCULATION MOVED NE IT SHIFTED A BARN OFF ITS FOUNDATION AND   
CAUSED WIDESPREAD SEVERE TREE DAMAGE IN A GROVE OF TREES BEFORE   
LIFTING IN A FIELD ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE TREE GROVE.