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.