Weather service confirms 8 tornadoes hit Indiana on Monday

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The National Weather Service has confirmed at least eight tornadoes touched down in Indiana during Monday’s outbreak.

Survey crews determined Wednesday that two EF-1 tornadoes touched down near Middletown in eastern Indiana, while an EF-2 tornado damaged homes along a nearly 6-mile-long path from Pendleton into the Huntsville area before dissipating in Anderson. One person was slightly injured.

Crews also upgraded the tornado that touched down near Macy in northern Indiana’s Miami County to an EF-3 tornado. The same supercell produced an EF-1 tornado near North Manchester in Wabash County.

Another EF-2 tornado touched down in Grant County, while survey crews also determined that an EF-3 tornado touched down in Blackford and Wells counties.

The weather service also confirmed an EF-0 tornado touchdown in the northwestern Indiana town of Dyer.

MIAMI AND FULTON COUNTY TORNADO...
...UPDATED TO INCREASE INTENSITY TO EF-3...
A MORE COMPLETE DAMAGE SURVEY HAS REVEALED EF-3 TORNADO DAMAGE.
.OVERVIEW
A DISCRETE SUPERCELL FORMED SOUTH OF ROCHESTER IN AND 
INTENSIFIED AS IT MOVED INTO NORTHWESTERN MIAMI COUNTY
NORTH OF MACY. HERE THE SUPERCELL RAPIDLY INTENSIFIED 
PRODUCING A LARGE TORNADO REACHING A MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH 
OF A HALF MILE WIDE AND AT ITS PEAK THIS LARGE MATURE 
TORNADO HAD A SATELLITE TORNADO ROTATING AROUND IT 
ACCORDING TO EYEWITNESSES AND SURVEYED DAMAGE. MULTIPLE 
VORTICES WERE ALSO OBSERVED BY EYEWITNESSES.
RATING:                 EF-3
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    140 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  14 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   800 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               0
START DATE:             MAY 27TH 2019 
START TIME:             7:51 PM
START LOCATION:         1.4 N MACY
START LAT/LON:          40.98 / -86.13 
END DATE:               MAY 27TH 2019
END TIME:               8:18 PM
END LOCATION:           3.5 SSE SILVER LAKE
END LAT/LON:            41.02 / -85.87 
SURVEY SUMMARY: TORNADO STARTED NEARLY ONE AND A HALF 
MILES NORTH OF MACY. LOTS OF TREE DAMAGE AND ROOFING 
MATERIAL REMOVED. SATELLITE TORNADO DESTROYED A GRAIN 
SILO THAT WAS TOSSED INTO A TREE LINE ABOUT QUARTER MILE 
SOUTHEAST AND COMPLETELY DESTROYED A BARN BUILDING AS WELL. 
TORNADO INTENSIFIED AND BROADENED ITS WIDTH AS IT CARRIED 
ENE AND COMPLETELY LEVELED A TWO STORY HOUSE WITH DEBRIS 
SCATTERED DOWNSTREAM ACROSS A FIELD AND ACROSS CR 200 W.
IT THEN PASSED THROUGH A HEAVILY WOODED AREA SNAPPING OR 
UPROOTING MOST TREES BEFORE CROSSING CR 100 W AND THEN 
COMPLETELY DESTROYING A SINGLE STORY BRICK RANCH HOME. 
ADJACENT MACHINE SHED WAS HEAVILY DAMAGED HERE AS WELL 
AND INCLUDED A PICKUP TRUCK THAT WAS PICKED UP AND TOSSED 
NORTHEAST OF THE HOUSE. EXTENSIVE TREE DAMAGE CONTINUES 
ENE FROM HERE THROUGH A LARGE GROVE OF TREES. TORNADO 
CONTINUED NORTHEAST CROSSING WEST PLEASANT HILL ROAD 
WHERE TWO HIGH VOLTAGE TRANSMISSION TOWERS WERE DESTROYED 
AS WELL AS EXTENSIVE DAMAGE TO STRUCTURES IN THE AREA. 
TORNADO CONTINUED NORTHEAST CROSSING NORTH MERIDIAN ROAD 
AND HEAVILY DAMAGING TWO LARGE FARM PROPERTIES WITH EXTENSIVE 
STRUCTURAL DAMAGE NOTED. TORNADO CONTINUED OFF TO THE ENE 
WEAKENING AS IT CROSSED 1600 N AND 100 E IN FULTON 
COUNTY. TORNADO THEN TURNED NORTHEASTWARD AS IT TRAVELED 
JUST NORTH OF THE MIAMI/FULTON COUNTY LINE CAUSING SPORADIC 
DAMAGE TO SEVERAL FARM BUILDINGS. TORNADO CONTINUED TO SLOWLY 
WEAKEN IN INTENSITY AS IT CROSSED SR 114.  AS THE TORNADO 
CROSSED CR 700 W IT REINTENSIFIED FOR A TIME CROSSING SR 15 
SOUTH OF CR 1400 N WITH EXTENSIVE DAMAGE TO A HOG CONFINEMENT 
FACILITY WEST OF SR 15 AND SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE TO A FARM PROPERTY 
EAST OF SR 15. FROM HERE THE TORNADO RAPIDLY WEAKENED EASTWARD 
AND LIFTED NEAR CR 400 W.

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