National Weather Service confirms 10 tornadoes in Indiana

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NORTH WEBSTER, Ind. (WANE) – The National Weather Service Northern Indiana has released additional storm reports after severe storms slammed northern Indiana July 1.

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NWS concluded three additional tornadoes touched down in northeast Indiana bringing the area total to five. The statewide total from July 1 is now at ten after additional tornadoes were confirmed in northwest Indiana by the NWS Chicago office (which forecasts a part of the area).

Tuesday, NWS said an EF-1 tornado touched down in LaGrange County and an EF-0 touched down in Kosciusko County near Milford. 

Wednesday evening NWS reported three additional tornadoes; one each in Wabash, Kosciusko, and Whitley counties.

WABASH COUNTY

NWS said an EF-1 initially touched down in Wabash County near Silver Lake just west of State Road 15 in a cornfield. The service said the tornado was on the ground for approximately seven miles, traveling east-northeast into Kosciusko County. The tornado has estimated winds of 100 miles per hour with a width of 150 yards. It was on the ground at 1:08 a.m. and lasted for nearly seven minutes.

NWS reported significant crop damage and several farm buildings damaged, including a hog barn that was destroyed and a grain bin flattened. The tornado eventually lifted just west of County Road 400 East.

WHITLEY COUNTY

NWS said a tornado touched down near South Whitley packing winds estimated at 100 miles per hour. The tornado was approximately 50 yards wide and was on the ground for about a minute, traveling less than a half mile.

The EF-1 tornado initially touched down west of County Road 850 West in a bean field. It moved towards a farm and destroyed a barn and chicken coop. A horse barn also lost portions of its roof and a nearby home lost parts of its roof and siding material.

KOSCIUSKO COUNTY

The NWS reported an EF-1 tornado near Gravelton and Palestine.

The twister packed winds closed to 95 miles per hour and as on the ground for about one-half mile. It was on the ground for approximately two minutes but uprooted dozens of trees and caused extensive damage to a barn. The weather service said the tornado initially touched down near South County Road 400 West and lifted near State Road 25.

PLYMOUTH AND NORTHWEST INDIANA

NWS also confirmed EF-0 and EF-1 tornadoes in Marshall County near Plymouth. The Chicago weather office confirmed three tornadoes in that region.

The total number of tornadoes in northern Indiana has reached ten with Tuesday’s outbreak. Data from the National Weather Service is preliminary and subject to modifications once the data is reviewed and finalized.

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