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Special Weather Statement

Wednesday, November 27th, 2013

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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE INDIANAPOLIS IN
448 AM EST WED NOV 27 2013

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INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…FRANKFORT…KOKOMO…ANDERSON…
MUNCIE…INDIANAPOLIS…SHELBYVILLE…COLUMBUS…SEYMOUR
448 AM EST WED NOV 27 2013

…SLICK SPOTS POSSIBLE ON THE ROADWAYS THIS MORNING…

LAKE EFFECT SNOW SHOWERS OFF LAKE MICHIGAN COULD RESULT IN A FEW SLICK SPOTS ON THE ROADWAYS THIS MORNING. SNOW ACCUMULATION WILL BE LITTLE TO NONE.

MOTORISTS SHOULD DRIVE CAREFULLY THIS MORNING AND ALLOW FOR A LITTLE EXTRA TIME WHILE DRIVING TO WORK OR TRAVELING.

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KOCH

Public Information Statement

Saturday, November 23rd, 2013

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE INDIANAPOLIS IN
630 AM EST SAT NOV 23 2013

THIS HAS BEEN WINTER WEATHER PREPAREDNESS WEEK IN INDIANA. THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE…WITH ITS PARTNERS IN STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT AND THE RED CROSS URGE YOU TO BE PREPARED FOR WINTER. IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO ENSURE YOU HAVE PLANS AND ACT SAFELY WHEN HAZARDOUS WEATHER OCCURS.

THOUGH WE DO NOT KNOW HOW BAD THIS WINTER WILL BE…WE DO KNOW COLD AND SOME SNOW OR FREEZING RAIN EVENTS WILL CAUSE PROBLEMS FOR US. BEING PREPARED AND HAVING A PLAN AND REACTING PROPERLY WILL HELP MINIMIZE THE IMPACT OF WEATHER.

REMEMBER NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OUTLOOKS AND WATCHES GIVE YOU A HEADS UP ON STORM POTENTIAL DAYS IN ADVANCE. WEATHER WARNINGS AND ADVISORIES MEANS WEATHER THAT IS LIKELY TO CAUSE YOU PROBLEMS HAS ALREADY BEGUN OR WILL BEGIN SOON.

SOME WINTER WEATHER RELATED DEATHS RESULT FROM EXPOSURE TO COLD SO DRESS APPROPRIATELY. MOST WINTER WEATHER RELATED DEATHS ARE FROM AUTO ACCIDENTS ON SLIPPERY ROADS SO DRIVE WITH MORE CAUTION WHEN ROADS ARE BAD. OTHER DEATHS RESULT FROM FIRES DUE TO OVERLOADED ELECTRICAL CIRCUITS SO DO NOT PLUG TOO MANY ITEMS INTO AN OUTLET. POORLY MAINTAINED HEATING SYSTEMS ALSO LEAD TO DEATHS BY FIRE OR BY CARBON MONOXIDE POISONING. HAVE YOUR FURNACE AND CHIMNEY CHECKED BY PROFESSIONALS FOR PROPER OPERATION AND VENTING.

HAVE ADEQUATE SUPPLIES AVAILABLE AT HOME…AT WORK…ON THE FARM…OR IN YOUR VEHICLE TO LAST AT LEAST THREE DAYS. HAVE ALTERNATE SOURCES OF HEAT AND POWER AVAILABLE. HAVE MULTIPLE SOURCES OF WEATHER INFORMATION AVAILABLE. ALWAYS CONSIDER CHANGING PLANS WHEN THE WEATHER IS EXPECTED TO TURN BAD.

THE BEST WAY TO STAY SAFE DURING WINTER IS TO BE PREPARED…USE COMMON SENSE AND CAUTION. LISTEN TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO OR COMMERCIAL RADIO OR TELEVISION FOR THE LATEST INFORMATION. TAKE ACTION WHEN THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ISSUES A WATCH…WARNING OR ADVISORY.

VISIT GETPREPARED.IN.GOV FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT WINTER SAFETY.

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Public Information Statement

Saturday, November 23rd, 2013

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE INDIANAPOLIS IN
719 PM EST FRI NOV 22 2013

…15 TORNADOES CONFIRMED FROM 11/17/2013 ACROSS CENTRAL
INDIANA…

THE SPECIFIC INFORMATION FOR ALL TORNADOES IS LISTED IN
CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER BELOW.

MORE DETAILED MAPS OF THE EXACT TRACKS AND PICTURES WILL BE POSTED TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE INDIANAPOLIS WEBPAGE AND SOCIAL MEDIA PAGES IN THE COMING DAYS.

.TORNADO #1 /VERMILLION AND WARREN COUNTIES/…

RATING: EF-2
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 130 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 6 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 150 YARDS
FATALITIES: 0
INJURIES: 0

START DATE: NOVEMBER 17 2013
START TIME: 222 PM EST
START LOCATION: 0.5 MILES W/SW OF RILEYSBURG
START LAT/LON: 40.1453/-87.4356

END DATE: NOVEMBER 17 2013
END TIME: 226 PM EST
END LOCATION: 2 MILES WEST OF COVINGTON
END_LAT/LON: 40.1017/-87.5307

THE TORNADO DEVELOPED ALONG THE ILLINOIS-INDIANA STATE LINE JUST WEST OF RILEYSBURG. A CHURCH WAS PUSHED OFF ITS FOUNDATION WITH EXTERIOR WALLS COLLAPSED IN RILEYSBURG. A TRAIN CAR WAS ALSO PUSHED OFF RAILROAD TRACKS IN RILEYSBURG. A COUPLE MOBILE HOMES WERE COMPLETELY DESTROYED TO THE WEST OF COVINGTON.

.TORNADO #2 /FOUNTAIN AND TIPPECANOE COUNTIES/…

RATING: EF-2
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 130 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 12.8 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 75 YARDS
FATALITIES: 0
INJURIES: 0

START DATE: NOVEMBER 17 2013
START TIME: 232 PM EST
START LOCATION: NORTHEAST SIDE OF VEEDERSBURG
START LAT/LON: 40.1163/-87.2456

END DATE: NOVEMBER 17 2013
END TIME: 245 PM EST
END LOCATION: 4 MILES NORTH-NORTHEAST OF WINGATE
END LAT/LON: 40.2333/-87.0595

THE MOST EXTENSIVE DAMAGE WITH THIS TORNADO OCCURRED IN THE TOWN OF MELLOTT. ONE MOBILE HOME WAS COMPLETELY DESTROYED…WITH
FOUR ADDITIONAL MOBILE HOMES EITHER ROLLED OFF THEIR FOUNDATION OR DAMAGED. AN OLD RETAIL SHOP WITH A CINDER BLOCK BASE HAD EXTERIOR WALLS COLLAPSED. A RESIDENCE A LITTLE OVER TWO MILES EAST OF NEWTOWN HAD A GARAGE AND BARN DESTROYED…AND THE ENTIRE ROOF REMOVED FROM THE HOME.

.TORNADO #3 /MONTGOMERY COUNTY/…

RATING: EF-1
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 110 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 1.8 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 40 YARDS
FATALITIES: 0
INJURIES: 0

START DATE: NOVEMBER 17 2013
START TIME: 247 PM EST
START LOCATION: 3 MILES SOUTHEAST OF NEW RICHMOND
START LAT/LON: 40.1717/-86.9571

END DATE: NOVEMBER 17 2013
END TIME: 250 PM EST
END LOCATION: 1.5 MILES WEST OF LINDEN
END LAT/LON: 40.1860/-86.9291

THE TORNADO HIT TWO METAL BUILDINGS NEAR THE WEAVER POPCORN PLANT. METAL DEBRIS…INSULATION…AND 2X4S FROM THE BULDINGS WERE
SCATTERED TO THE NORTHEAST ALONG A PATH JUST UNDER 2 MILES LONG.

.TORNADO #4 /TIPPECANOE COUNTY/…

RATING: EF-2
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 120 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 3.2 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 75 YARDS
FATALITIES: 0
INJURIES: 0

START DATE: NOVEMBER 17 2013
START TIME: 250 PM EST
START LOCATION: 3 MILES NORTHWEST OF ROMNEY
START LAT/LON: 40.3013/-86.9467

END DATE: NOVEMBER 17 2013
END TIME: 253 PM EST
END LOCATION: 7 MILES SOUTH OF LAFAYETTE
END LAT/LON: 40.3195/-86.8934

THE SOUTHWESTERN ELEMENTARY AND MIDDLE SCHOOL TO THE NORTHWEST OF ROMNEY BOTH SUSTAINED SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE TO THEIR STRUCTURES. THE GYMNASIUM AT THE MIDDLE SCHOOL HAD A WALL BLOWN OUT…WITH ROOF DAMAGE TO BOTH SCHOOLS.

.TORNADO #5 /TIPPECANOE COUNTY/…

RATING: EF-0
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 75 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 0.3 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 50 YARDS
FATALITIES: 0
INJURIES: 0

START DATE: NOVEMBER 17 2013
START TIME: 251 PM EST
START LOCATION: SOUTH RAUB
START LAT/LON: 40.3012/-86.9224

END DATE: NOVEMBER 17 2013
END TIME: 252 PM EST
END LOCATION: SOUTH RAUB
END LAT/LON: 40.3033/-86.9186

A SILO AND SMALL FARM BUILDINGS WERE DESTROYED AT A PROPERTY ALONG COUNTY ROAD 800 SOUTH BETWEEN US ROUTE 231 AND COUNTY ROAD 150 WEST. EXTENSIVE TREE DAMAGE WAS NOTED AS WELL.

.TORNADO #6 /TIPPECANOE…CLINTON AND CARROLL AND COUNTIES/…

RATING: EF-3
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 140 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 29.2 MILES
PATH WIDTH: 100 YARDS
FATALITIES: 0
INJURIES: 0

START DATE: NOVEMBER 17 2013
START TIME: 254 PM EST
START LOCATION: 5 MILES SOUTH-SOUTHEAST OF LAFAYETTE START LAT/LON: 40.3462/-86.8342

END DATE: NOVEMBER 17 2013
END TIME: 319 PM EST
END LOCATION: 1.5 MILES NORTHWEST OF YOUNG AMERICA END LAT/LON: 40.5675/-86.3742

THE SUBARU AND VOEST ALPINE PLANTS SOUTHEAST OF LAFAYETTE BOTH SUSTAINED SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE CONSISTENT WITH A LOW END EF-3
RATING. PROPERTY AND TREE DAMAGE THEN CONTINUED NORTHEAST TO THE NORTH OF DAYTON…NORTHWEST OF ROSSVILE AND ACROSS SOUTHERN AND EASTERN CARROLL COUNTIES. A HOG FARM SUSTAINED DAMAGE TO SEVERAL OUTBUILDINGS IN EXTREME SOUTHWEST CARROLL COUNTY. ADDITIONAL DAMAGE WAS FOUND IN CUTLER. MUCH OF THE DAMAGE ACROSS CARROLL COUNTY RANGED BETWEEN EF-0 AND EF-1. THIS TORNADO CROSSED INTO CASS COUNTY NEAR STATE ROUTE 18…CONTINUING FOR NEARLY AN
ADDITIONAL 10 MILES. THE TOTAL PATH LENGTH INCLUDING CASS COUNTY IS 39 MILES.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE CASS COUNTY PORTION OF THIS
TORNADO…PLEASE VISIT THE NWS NORTHERN INDIANA WEBSITE.

.TORNADO #7 /TIPPECANOE COUNTY/…

RATING: EF-1
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 97 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 2.9 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 35 YARDS
FATALITIES: 0
INJURIES: 0

START DATE: NOVEMBER 17 2013
START TIME: 256 PM EST
START LOCATION: 3 MILES WEST OF STOCKWELL
START LAT/LON: 40.2875/-86.8106

END DATE: NOVEMBER 17 2013
END TIME: 300 PM EST
END LOCATION: 3 MILES NORTH OF STOCKWELL
END LAT/LON: 40.3160/-86.7712

THE TORNADO CAUSED DAMAGE TO AN OLD BARN…SCATTERING SOME
DEBRIS. THE TORNADO CONTINUED ALONG A NORTHEAST PATH WHERE
IT VARIED IN STRENGTH AT TIMES. IT EVENTUALLY CAUSED
CONSIDERABLE DAMAGE TO A SECOND BARN AS WELL AS SIDING
AND WINDOW DAMAGE TO A HOUSE. DEBRIS WAS SCATTERED
NORTHEASTERLY ACROSS A FIELD FOR OVER ANOTHER MILE.

.TORNADO #8 /KNOX COUNTY/…

RATING: EF-2
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 130 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 8.8 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 100 YARDS
FATALITIES: 0
INJURIES: 1

START DATE: NOVEMBER 17 2013
START TIME: 256 PM EST
START LOCATION: 4.5 MILES WEST-NORTHWEST OF DECKER
START LAT/LON: 38.5374/-87.6121

END DATE: NOVEMBER 17 2013
END TIME: 306 PM EST
END LOCATION: 6 MILES SOUTHEAST OF VINCENNES
END LAT/LON: 38.5798/-87.4583

THE MOST EXTENSIVE DAMAGE WAS FOUND NORTH OF DECKER ALONG OLD DECKER ROAD JUST TO THE EAST OF US ROUTE 41. THE SECOND STORY OF A HOME WAS REMOVED WITH THE EXTERIOR WALLS COLLAPSED. THIS TORNADO CONTINUED UNTIL JUST WEST OF MONROE CITY.

.TORNADO #9 /CLINTON AND HOWARD COUNTIES…

RATING: EF-2
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 130 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 25.8 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 150 YARDS
FATALITIES: 0
INJURIES: 0

START DATE: NOVEMBER 17 2013
START TIME: 313 PM EST
START LOCATION: MICHIGANTOWN
START LAT/LON: 40.3262/-86.3946

END DATE: NOVEMBER 17 2013
END TIME: 336 PM EST
END LOCATION: 2 MILES NORTH OF GREENTOWN
END LAT/LON: 40.5146/-85.9790

DAMAGE TO A HOG FARM AND SEVERAL PROPERTIES WAS FOUND NORTHEAST OF MICHIGANTOWN…WITH ADDITIONAL DAMAGE FOUND TO THE EAST OF
ROSSVILLE. THE TORNADO WAS AT ITS STRONGEST AS IT CROSSED THROUGH THE SOUTHEAST SIDE OF KOKOMO…CAUSING EXTENSIVE PROPERTY DAMAGE. A BMO BANK WAS DESTROYED WITH SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE TO SEVERAL FAST FOOD RESTAURANTS ALONG SOUTH WASHINGTON STREET.

.TORNADO #10 /DAVIESS COUNTY/…

RATING: EF-2
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 120 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 2.8 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 125 YARDS
FATALITIES: 0
INJURIES: 0

START DATE: NOVEMBER 17 2013
START TIME: 320 PM EST
START LOCATION: 2.8 MILES WSW OF WASHINGTON
START LAT/LON: 38.6420/-87.2224

END DATE: NOVEMBER 17 2013
END TIME: 323 PM EST
END LOCATION: WASHINGTON
END LAT/LON: 38.6546/-87.1730

THE TORNADO MOVED INTO THE SOUTHWEST SIDE OF WASHINGTON…WITH PROPERTY DAMAGE IN THE CITY OF WASHINGTON. AN ENTIRE HOME WAS KNOCKED OFF OF ITS FOUNDATION NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF FOURTH AND SYCAMORE STREETS.

.TORNADO #11 /HOWARD COUNTY/…

RATING: EF-2
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 120 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 0.5 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 75 YARDS
FATALITIES: 0
INJURIES: 5

START DATE: NOVEMBER 17 2013
START TIME: 329 PM EST
START LOCATION: KOKOMO
START LAT/LON: 40.4639/-86.1266

END DATE: NOVEMBER 17 2013
END TIME: 330 PM EST
END LOCATION: KOKOMO
END LAT/LON: 40.4662/-86.1118

THE SMALL TORNADO DAMAGED SEVERAL WELL BUILT HOMES IN THE VICINITY OF EAST RICKETTS STREET…PRODUCING ADDITIONAL DAMAGE IN KOKOMO. THE TORNADO CROSS EAST HOFER STREET…DAMAGING A UAW BUILDING BEFORE LIFTING.

.TORNADO #12 /BOONE COUNTY/…

RATING: EF-2
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 115 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 3.7 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 75 YARDS
FATALITIES: 0
INJURIES: 2

START DATE: NOVEMBER 17 2013
START TIME: 336 PM EST
START LOCATION: 3 MILES SOUTHWEST OF LEBANON
START LAT/LON: 40.0176/-86.5340

END DATE: NOVEMBER 17 2013
END TIME: 342 PM EST
END LOCATION: 1 MILE SOUTH OF LEBANON
END LAT/LON: 40.0356/-86.4687

THE TORNADO TRACKED FROM SOUTHWEST OF LEBANON…THROUGH AN
INDUSTRIAL AREA JUST WEST OF INTERSTATE 65 AND STATE ROUTE 39. THE TORNADO CROSSED INTERSTATE 65 NEAR THE STATE ROUTE 39 INTERCHANGE /EXIT 139/ AND HEAVILY DAMAGED A STARBUCKS ON THE EAST SIDE OF THE INTERCHANGE. SEVERAL HOMES SUSTAINED DAMAGE IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD DIRECTLY EAST-NORTHEAST OF THE STARBUCKS.

.TORNADO #13 /BOONE COUNTY/…

RATING: EF-1
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 100 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 3.7 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 33 YARDS
FATALITIES: 0
INJURIES: 0

START DATE: NOVEMBER 17 2013
START TIME: 346 PM EST
START LOCATION: 5 MILES NORTHEAST OF LEBANON
START LAT/LON: 40.0771/-86.3751

END DATE: NOVEMBER 17 2013
END TIME: 350 PM EST
END LOCATION: 8.5 MILES NORTHEAST OF LEBANON
END LAT/LON: 40.1019/-86.3161

THE TORNADO WAS ON THE GROUND NORTHEAST OF LEBANON…FROM NEAR COUNTY ROAD 500 EAST AND 300 SOUTH…ENDING JUST WEST OF US ROUTE 421 JUST NORTH OF THE INTERSECTION WITH COUNTY ROAD 400 NORTH.

.TORNADO #14 /LAWRENCE COUNTY/…

RATING: EF-1
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 90 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 1.3 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 50 YARDS
FATALITIES: 0
INJURIES: 0

START DATE: NOVEMBER 17 2013
START TIME: 357 PM EST
START LOCATION: 1 MILE WEST-NORTHWEST OF BEDFORD
START LAT/LON: 38.8741/-86.5057

END DATE: NOVEMBER 17 2013
END TIME: 359 PM EST
END LOCATION: 1.5 MILES NORTHEAST OF BEDFORD
END LAT/LON: 38.8785/-86.4827

A TORNADO TRACKED ACROSS THE NORTH SIDE OF BEDFORD. MOST OF THE FUNNEL WAS ALOFT…BUT INTERMITTENTLY TOUCHED DOWN SEVERAL TIMES WHICH SPLIT AND UPROOTED TREES…KNOCKED DOWN POWER LINES…AND CAUSED SOME ROOF AND STRUCTURAL DAMAGE TO SEVERAL HOMES. THE WORST OF THE DAMAGE WAS ALONG M…N AND O STREETS ON THE NORTH SIDE OF BEDFORD. SEVERAL WITNESSES OBSERVED ONE OR TWO SMALL NARROW
FUNNELS DROPPING UP AND DOWN FROM A WIDE WALL CLOUD. MANY
WITNESSES DESCRIBED A STRONG PRESSURE CHANGE…A GREEN SKY AND A ROAR AS THE TORNADO WENT THROUGH.

WE WANT TO THANK NWS LOUISVILLE FOR CONDUCTING THIS SURVEY.

.TORNADO #15 /HAMILTON AND TIPTON COUNTIES/

RATING: EF-1
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 100 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 1.9 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 125 YARDS
FATALITIES: 0
INJURIES: 0

START DATE: NOVEMBER 17 2013
START TIME: 405 PM EST
START LOCATION: 0.5 MILES SOUTH-SOUTHWEST OF ATLANTA START LAT/LON: 40.2111/-86.0327

END DATE: NOVEMBER 17 2013
END TIME: 408 PM EST
END LOCATION: 1.5 MILES NORTHEAST OF ATLANTA
END LAT/LON: 40.2200/-85.9997

THE TORNADO TRACKED THROUGH THE TOWN OF ATLANTA…PRODUCING DAMAGE TO STRUCTURES IN TOWN. THE TORNADO PATH ENDED TO THE EAST OF CICERO CREEK AND JUST NORTH OF THE HAMILTON-TIPTON COUNTY LINE.

EF SCALE: THE ENHANCED FUJITA SCALE CLASSIFIES TORNADOES INTO THE FOLLOWING CATEGORIES.

EF0…WEAK……65 TO 85 MPH
EF1…WEAK……86 TO 110 MPH
EF2…STRONG….111 TO 135 MPH
EF3…STRONG….136 TO 165 MPH
EF4…VIOLENT…166 TO 200 MPH
EF5…VIOLENT…>200 MPH

NOTE:
THE INFORMATION IN THIS STATEMENT IS PRELIMINARY AND SUBJECT TO CHANGE PENDING FINAL REVIEW OF THE EVENT AND PUBLICATION IN NWS STORM DATA.

NWS INDIANAPOLIS WOULD LIKE TO THANK EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT…LAW ENFORCEMENT AND THE PUBLIC FOR THEIR ASSISTANCE TOWARDS OUR SURVEY EFFORTS.

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RYAN/BREON/TUCEK/MRD/LEE/50/TDUD/MB

Public Information Statement

Friday, November 22nd, 2013

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE INDIANAPOLIS IN
348 PM EST FRI NOV 22 2013

…13 TORNADOES CONFIRMED FROM 11/17/2013 ACROSS CENTRAL
INDIANA…

THE SPECIFIC INFORMATION FOR ALL TORNADOES IS LISTED IN
CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER BELOW.

MORE DETAILED MAPS OF THE EXACT TRACKS AND PICTURES WILL BE POSTED TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE INDIANAPOLIS WEBPAGE AND SOCIAL MEDIA PAGES IN THE COMING DAYS.

.TORNADO #1 /VERMILLION AND WARREN COUNTIES/…

RATING: EF-2
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 130 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 6 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 150 YARDS
FATALITIES: 0
INJURIES: 0

START DATE: NOVEMBER 17 2013
START TIME: 222 PM EST
START LOCATION: 0.5 MILES W/SW OF RILEYSBURG
START LAT/LON: 40.1453/-87.4356

END DATE: NOVEMBER 17 2013
END TIME: 226 PM EST
END LOCATION: 2 MILES WEST OF COVINGTON
END_LAT/LON: 40.1017/-87.5307

THE TORNADO DEVELOPED ALONG THE ILLINOIS-INDIANA STATE LINE JUST WEST OF RILEYSBURG. A CHURCH WAS PUSHED OFF ITS FOUNDATION WITH EXTERIOR WALLS COLLAPSED IN RILEYSBURG. A TRAIN CAR WAS ALSO PUSHED OFF RAILROAD TRACKS IN RILEYSBURG. A COUPLE MOBILE HOMES WERE COMPLETELY DESTROYED TO THE WEST OF COVINGTON.

.TORNADO #2 /FOUNTAIN AND TIPPECANOE COUNTIES/…

RATING: EF-2
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 130 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 12.8 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 75 YARDS
FATALITIES: 0
INJURIES: 0

START DATE: NOVEMBER 17 2013
START TIME: 232 PM EST
START LOCATION: NORTHEAST SIDE OF VEEDERSBURG
START LAT/LON: 40.1163/-87.2456

END DATE: NOVEMBER 17 2013
END TIME: 245 PM EST
END LOCATION: 4 MILES NORTH-NORTHEAST OF WINGATE
END LAT/LON: 40.2333/-87.0595

THE MOST EXTENSIVE DAMAGE WITH THIS TORNADO OCCURRED IN THE TOWN OF MELLOTT. ONE MOBILE HOME WAS COMPLETELY DESTROYED…WITH
FOUR ADDITIONAL MOBILE HOMES EITHER ROLLED OFF THEIR FOUNDATION OR DAMAGED. AN OLD RETAIL SHOP WITH A CINDER BLOCK BASE HAD EXTERIOR WALLS COLLAPSED. A RESIDENCE A LITTLE OVER TWO MILES EAST OF NEWTOWN HAD A GARAGE AND BARN DESTROYED…AND THE ENTIRE ROOF REMOVED FROM THE HOME.

.TORNADO #3 /TIPPECANOE COUNTY/…

RATING: EF-2
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 120 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 3.2 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 75 YARDS
FATALITIES: 0
INJURIES: 0

START DATE: NOVEMBER 17 2013
START TIME: 250 PM EST
START LOCATION: 3 MILES NORTHWEST OF ROMNEY
START LAT/LON: 40.3013/-86.9467

END DATE: NOVEMBER 17 2013
END TIME: 253 PM EST
END LOCATION: 7 MILES SOUTH OF LAFAYETTE
END LAT/LON: 40.3195/-86.8934

THE SOUTHWESTERN ELEMENTARY AND MIDDLE SCHOOL TO THE NORTHWEST OF ROMNEY BOTH SUSTAINED SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE TO THEIR STRUCTURES. THE GYMNASIUM AT THE MIDDLE SCHOOL HAD A WALL BLOWN OUT…WITH ROOF DAMAGE TO BOTH SCHOOLS.

.TORNADO #4 /TIPPECANOE COUNTY/…

RATING: EF-0
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 75 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 0.3 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 50 YARDS
FATALITIES: 0
INJURIES: 0

START DATE: NOVEMBER 17 2013
START TIME: 251 PM EST
START LOCATION: SOUTH RAUB
START LAT/LON: 40.3012/-86.9224

END DATE: NOVEMBER 17 2013
END TIME: 252 PM EST
END LOCATION: SOUTH RAUB
END LAT/LON: 40.3033/-86.9186

A SILO AND SMALL FARM BUILDINGS WERE DESTROYED AT A PROPERTY ALONG COUNTY ROAD 800 SOUTH BETWEEN US ROUTE 231 AND COUNTY ROAD 150 WEST. EXTENSIVE TREE DAMAGE WAS NOTED AS WELL.

.TORNADO #5 /TIPPECANOE…CLINTON AND CARROLL AND COUNTIES/…

RATING: EF-3
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 140 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 29.2 MILES
PATH WIDTH: 100 YARDS
FATALITIES: 0
INJURIES: 0

START DATE: NOVEMBER 17 2013
START TIME: 254 PM EST
START LOCATION: 5 MILES SOUTH-SOUTHEAST OF LAFAYETTE START LAT/LON: 40.3462/-86.8342

END DATE: NOVEMBER 17 2013
END TIME: 319 PM EST
END LOCATION: 1.5 MILES NORTHWEST OF YOUNG AMERICA END LAT/LON: 40.5675/-86.3742

THE SUBARU AND VOEST ALPINE PLANTS SOUTHEAST OF LAFAYETTE BOTH SUSTAINED SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE CONSISTENT WITH A LOW END EF-3
RATING. PROPERTY AND TREE DAMAGE THEN CONTINUED NORTHEAST TO THE NORTH OF DAYTON…NORTHWEST OF ROSSVILE AND ACROSS SOUTHERN AND EASTERN CARROLL COUNTIES. A HOG FARM SUSTAINED DAMAGE TO SEVERAL OUTBUILDINGS IN EXTREME SOUTHWEST CARROLL COUNTY. ADDITIONAL DAMAGE WAS FOUND IN CUTLER. MUCH OF THE DAMAGE ACROSS CARROLL COUNTY RANGED BETWEEN EF-0 AND EF-1. THIS TORNADO CROSSED INTO CASS COUNTY NEAR STATE ROUTE 18…CONTINUING FOR NEARLY AN
ADDITIONAL 10 MILES. THE TOTAL PATH LENGTH INCLUDING CASS COUNTY IS 39 MILES.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE CASS COUNTY PORTION OF THIS
TORNADO…PLEASE VISIT THE NWS NORTHERN INDIANA WEBSITE.

.TORNADO #6 /KNOX COUNTY/…

RATING: EF-2
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 130 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 8.8 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 100 YARDS
FATALITIES: 0
INJURIES: 1

START DATE: NOVEMBER 17 2013
START TIME: 256 PM EST
START LOCATION: 4.5 MILES WEST-NORTHWEST OF DECKER
START LAT/LON: 38.5374/-87.6121

END DATE: NOVEMBER 17 2013
END TIME: 306 PM EST
END LOCATION: 6 MILES SOUTHEAST OF VINCENNES
END LAT/LON: 38.5798/-87.4583

THE MOST EXTENSIVE DAMAGE WAS FOUND NORTH OF DECKER ALONG OLD DECKER ROAD JUST TO THE EAST OF US ROUTE 41. THE SECOND STORY OF A HOME WAS REMOVED WITH THE EXTERIOR WALLS COLLAPSED. THIS TORNADO CONTINUED UNTIL JUST WEST OF MONROE CITY.

.TORNADO #7 /CLINTON AND HOWARD COUNTIES…

RATING: EF-2
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 130 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 25.8 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 150 YARDS
FATALITIES: 0
INJURIES: 0

START DATE: NOVEMBER 17 2013
START TIME: 313 PM EST
START LOCATION: MICHIGANTOWN
START LAT/LON: 40.3262/-86.3946

END DATE: NOVEMBER 17 2013
END TIME: 336 PM EST
END LOCATION: 2 MILES NORTH OF GREENTOWN
END LAT/LON: 40.5146/-85.9790

DAMAGE TO A HOG FARM AND SEVERAL PROPERTIES WAS FOUND NORTHEAST OF MICHIGANTOWN…WITH ADDITIONAL DAMAGE FOUND TO THE EAST OF
ROSSVILLE. THE TORNADO WAS AT ITS STRONGEST AS IT CROSSED THROUGH THE SOUTHEAST SIDE OF KOKOMO…CAUSING EXTENSIVE PROPERTY DAMAGE. A BMO BANK WAS DESTROYED WITH SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE TO SEVERAL FAST FOOD RESTAURANTS ALONG SOUTH WASHINGTON STREET.

.TORNADO #8 /DAVIESS COUNTY/…

RATING: EF-2
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 120 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 2.8 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 125 YARDS
FATALITIES: 0
INJURIES: 0

START DATE: NOVEMBER 17 2013
START TIME: 320 PM EST
START LOCATION: 2.8 MILES WSW OF WASHINGTON
START LAT/LON: 38.6420/-87.2224

END DATE: NOVEMBER 17 2013
END TIME: 323 PM EST
END LOCATION: WASHINGTON
END LAT/LON: 38.6546/-87.1730

THE TORNADO MOVED INTO THE SOUTHWEST SIDE OF WASHINGTON…WITH PROPERTY DAMAGE IN THE CITY OF WASHINGTON. AN ENTIRE HOME WAS KNOCKED OFF OF ITS FOUNDATION NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF FOURTH AND SYCAMORE STREETS.

.TORNADO #9 /HOWARD COUNTY/…

RATING: EF-2
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 120 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 0.5 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 75 YARDS
FATALITIES: 0
INJURIES: 5

START DATE: NOVEMBER 17 2013
START TIME: 329 PM EST
START LOCATION: KOKOMO
START LAT/LON: 40.4639/-86.1266

END DATE: NOVEMBER 17 2013
END TIME: 330 PM EST
END LOCATION: KOKOMO
END LAT/LON: 40.4662/-86.1118

THE SMALL TORNADO DAMAGED SEVERAL WELL BUILT HOMES IN THE VICINITY OF EAST RICKETTS STREET…PRODUCING ADDITIONAL DAMAGE IN KOKOMO. THE TORNADO CROSS EAST HOFER STREET…DAMAGING A UAW BUILDING BEFORE LIFTING.

.TORNADO #10 /BOONE COUNTY/…

RATING: EF-2
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 115 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 3.7 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 75 YARDS
FATALITIES: 0
INJURIES: 2

START DATE: NOVEMBER 17 2013
START TIME: 336 PM EST
START LOCATION: 3 MILES SOUTHWEST OF LEBANON
START LAT/LON: 40.0176/-86.5340

END DATE: NOVEMBER 17 2013
END TIME: 342 PM EST
END LOCATION: 1 MILE SOUTH OF LEBANON
END LAT/LON: 40.0356/-86.4687

THE TORNADO TRACKED FROM SOUTHWEST OF LEBANON…THROUGH AN
INDUSTRIAL AREA JUST WEST OF INTERSTATE 65 AND STATE ROUTE 39. THE TORNADO CROSSED INTERSTATE 65 NEAR THE STATE ROUTE 39 INTERCHANGE /EXIT 139/ AND HEAVILY DAMAGED A STARBUCKS ON THE EAST SIDE OF THE INTERCHANGE. SEVERAL HOMES SUSTAINED DAMAGE IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD DIRECTLY EAST-NORTHEAST OF THE STARBUCKS.

.TORNADO #11 /BOONE COUNTY/…

RATING: EF-1
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 100 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 3.7 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 33 YARDS
FATALITIES: 0
INJURIES: 0

START DATE: NOVEMBER 17 2013
START TIME: 346 PM EST
START LOCATION: 5 MILES NORTHEAST OF LEBANON
START LAT/LON: 40.0771/-86.3751

END DATE: NOVEMBER 17 2013
END TIME: 350 PM EST
END LOCATION: 8.5 MILES NORTHEAST OF LEBANON
END LAT/LON: 40.1019/-86.3161

THE TORNADO WAS ON THE GROUND NORTHEAST OF LEBANON…FROM NEAR COUNTY ROAD 500 EAST AND 300 SOUTH…ENDING JUST WEST OF US ROUTE 421 JUST NORTH OF THE INTERSECTION WITH COUNTY ROAD 400 NORTH.

.TORNADO #12 /LAWRENCE COUNTY/…

RATING: EF-1
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 90 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 1.3 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 50 YARDS
FATALITIES: 0
INJURIES: 0

START DATE: NOVEMBER 17 2013
START TIME: 357 PM EST
START LOCATION: 1 MILE WEST-NORTHWEST OF BEDFORD
START LAT/LON: 38.8741/-86.5057

END DATE: NOVEMBER 17 2013
END TIME: 359 PM EST
END LOCATION: 1.5 MILES NORTHEAST OF BEDFORD
END LAT/LON: 38.8785/-86.4827

A TORNADO TRACKED ACROSS THE NORTH SIDE OF BEDFORD. MOST OF THE FUNNEL WAS ALOFT…BUT INTERMITTENTLY TOUCHED DOWN SEVERAL TIMES WHICH SPLIT AND UPROOTED TREES…KNOCKED DOWN POWER LINES…AND CAUSED SOME ROOF AND STRUCTURAL DAMAGE TO SEVERAL HOMES. THE WORST OF THE DAMAGE WAS ALONG M…N AND O STREETS ON THE NORTH SIDE OF BEDFORD. SEVERAL WITNESSES OBSERVED ONE OR TWO SMALL NARROW
FUNNELS DROPPING UP AND DOWN FROM A WIDE WALL CLOUD. MANY
WITNESSES DESCRIBED A STRONG PRESSURE CHANGE…A GREEN SKY AND A ROAR AS THE TORNADO WENT THROUGH.

WE WANT TO THANK NWS LOUISVILLE FOR CONDUCTING THIS SURVEY.

.TORNADO #13 /HAMILTON AND TIPTON COUNTIES/

RATING: EF-1
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 100 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 1.9 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 125 YARDS
FATALITIES: 0
INJURIES: 0

START DATE: NOVEMBER 17 2013
START TIME: 405 PM EST
START LOCATION: 0.5 MILES SOUTH-SOUTHWEST OF ATLANTA START LAT/LON: 40.2111/-86.0327

END DATE: NOVEMBER 17 2013
END TIME: 408 PM EST
END LOCATION: 1.5 MILES NORTHEAST OF ATLANTA
END LAT/LON: 40.2200/-85.9997

THE TORNADO TRACKED THROUGH THE TOWN OF ATLANTA…PRODUCING DAMAGE TO STRUCTURES IN TOWN. THE TORNADO PATH ENDED TO THE EAST OF CICERO CREEK AND JUST NORTH OF THE HAMILTON-TIPTON COUNTY LINE.

EF SCALE: THE ENHANCED FUJITA SCALE CLASSIFIES TORNADOES INTO THE FOLLOWING CATEGORIES.

EF0…WEAK……65 TO 85 MPH
EF1…WEAK……86 TO 110 MPH
EF2…STRONG….111 TO 135 MPH
EF3…STRONG….136 TO 165 MPH
EF4…VIOLENT…166 TO 200 MPH
EF5…VIOLENT…>200 MPH

NOTE:
THE INFORMATION IN THIS STATEMENT IS PRELIMINARY AND SUBJECT TO CHANGE PENDING FINAL REVIEW OF THE EVENT AND PUBLICATION IN NWS STORM DATA.

NWS INDIANAPOLIS WOULD LIKE TO THANK EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT…LAW ENFORCEMENT AND THE PUBLIC FOR THEIR ASSISTANCE TOWARDS OUR SURVEY EFFORTS.

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Friday, November 22nd, 2013

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NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE INDIANAPOLIS IN
630 AM EST FRI NOV 22 2013

THIS WEEK IS WINTER WEATHER PREPAREDNESS WEEK IN INDIANA. THE BEST WAY FOR YOU TO STAY SAFE AND WARM OUTDOORS IS FOR YOU TO BE PREPARED.

MONITOR WEATHER FORECASTS. THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ISSUES OUTLOOKS ON STORM POTENTIAL DAYS BEFORE IT ARRIVES. NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WINTER WEATHER WATCHES GIVE UP TO TWO DAYS NOTICE OF IMPENDING STORMS. NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WINTER WEATHER WARNINGS OR ADVISORIES GIVE UP TO 24 HOURS NOTICE OF SIGNIFICANT WEATHER SOON TO IMPACT YOUR AREA.

DRESS WARMLY…WEARING SEVERAL LAYERS OF CLOTHES WHICH IS WARMER THAN A SINGLE THICK LAYER. WEAR GLOVES…A HAT AND SCARF OR TURTLENECK TO MINIMIZE EXPOSED SKIN.

TRY TO STAY DRY. FOOTWEAR AND CLOTHING THAT CAN KEEP YOU DRY CAN PREVENT HYPOTHERMIA. CLOTHING THAT INSULATES WELL OR REMOVES BODY PERSPIRATION ALSO REDUCES YOUR CHANCE OF DEVELOPING FROSTBITE OR HYPOTHERMIA.

IF YOU ARE CAUGHT OUTSIDE AWAY FROM SHELTER…YOUR MAIN CONCERNS ARE TO STAY WARM AND DRY. PREPARE A LEAN-TO OR SNOW CAVE TO HELP PROTECT YOU FROM PRECIPITATION AND WIND. BUILD A FIRE FOR HEAT AND TO ATTRACT ATTENTION.

FOR YOUR VEHICLE…HAVE IT WINTERIZED. GOOD TIRES IMPROVE STEERING ABILITY AND SHORTEN BRAKING DISTANCE ON SLIPPERY ROADS. IF YOUR VEHICLE HAS ANTI-LOCK BRAKES…TEST THEM SO YOU KNOW HOW THEY WORK IN EMERGENCY STOPS. FREQUENTLY CHECK WINDOW WASHER FLUID LEVELS THROUGHOUT THE WINTER SO YOU DON/T RUN OUT WHEN YOU NEED IT MOST.

PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE FOR VEHICLES CAN REDUCE THE CHANCES OF ENCOUNTERING CAR TROUBLE. MOST DRIVERS DON/T THINK ABOUT MAINTENANCE UNTIL STRANDED ON THE SIDE OF THE ROAD.

CHECK TIRE PRESSURE AND TREAD DEPTH.

CHECK BATTERY…EXHAUST SYSTEM…HEATER AND DEFROSTER. ENSURE THE BATTERY IS NOT PAST ITS LIFESPAN AND THAT THE TERMINALS ARE TIGHT AND FREE OF CORROSION.

CHECK ANTIFREEZE. MAKE SURE THAT 50/50 ANTIFREEZE/WATER MIXTURE IS AT ITS PROPER RADIATOR LEVEL.

CHANGE OIL EVERY 3000 TO 5000 MILES.

CHECK WINDSHIELD WIPERS AND BLADES. REPLACE TWICE EACH YEAR AND ENSURE EXTRA WIPER FLUID IS ON HAND.

KEEP AN EMERGENCY KIT IN THE VEHICLE THAT INCLUDES AT A MINIMUM A FLASHLIGHT…BLANKET…JUMPER CABLES…CLOTHES…TOOL KIT AND FOOD.

THE BEST WAY TO STAY SAFE IS TO HAVE A PLAN…TO KNOW YOUR LIMITS AND TO USE COMMON SENSE. ON SATURDAY WE WILL REVIEW THE ITEMS COVERED THIS WEEK.

VISIT GETPREPARED.IN.GOV FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT WINTER SAFETY.

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Thursday, November 21st, 2013

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630 AM EST THU NOV 21 2013

THIS WEEK IS WINTER WEATHER PREPAREDNESS WEEK IN INDIANA. THE WEATHER OUTLOOK FOR INDIANA THIS WINTER FAVORS NEAR NORMAL CONDITIONS WITH PERIODS OF COLD AS WELL AS MILD TEMPERATURES. ALSO SNOW…RAIN AND EVEN SOME ICE STORMS ARE A GOOD BET.

WHATEVER WEATHER OCCURS…EVERYONE MUST TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR THEIR OWN SAFETY. HERE ARE TYPICAL WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS IN INDIANA.

IN MID-WINTER ACROSS INDIANA…HIGH TEMPERATURES AVERAGE BETWEEN 25 AND 35 WHILE LOWS AVERAGE BETWEEN 15 AND 25. RECORD TEMPERATURES ARE WELL BELOW ZERO. SNOWFALL RANGES FROM 15 INCHES IN THE SOUTH TO OVER 30 INCHES IN THE NORTH WHILE LOCATIONS NEAR LAKE MICHIGAN OFTEN SEE MORE THAN 60 INCHES OF SNOW.

YOU CAN EXPECT THE WEATHER TO BE QUITE VARIABLE WITH SOME MILD AND VERY COLD SPELLS. FREQUENT WEATHER SYSTEMS MAY BE COMMON…
OCCASIONALLY WITH HEAVY RAIN. MINOR SNOW AND ICE EVENTS ARE LIKELY. A BIG SNOW STORM…BIG ICE STORM OR MAJOR FLOOD IS ALWAYS A
POSSIBILITY. TORNADOES MAY EVEN OCCUR.

IN ADDITION TO COLD TEMPERATURES BEING THE NORM…WIND CHILL IS ALMOST ALWAYS PRESENT…AND CAN BE DANGEROUS. WIND CHILL IS THE TEMPERATURE IT FEELS LIKE OUTSIDE DUE TO THE WIND CARRYING HEAT AWAY FROM YOUR BODY. AIR TEMPERATURES NEAR ZERO AND WINDS TO 20 MPH CREATE WIND CHILLS TO 20 BELOW ZERO LEADING TO FROSTBITE IN 30 MINUTES.

EXTREMELY COLD CONDITIONS CAN CAUSE A NUMBER OF HEALTH AND SAFETY CONCERNS INCLUDING FROSTBITE…HYPOTHERMIA…AND CARBON MONOXIDE POISONING AND FIRES /OFTEN CAUSED BY ALTERNATE HEATING SOURCES/. TAKING PREVENTIVE ACTION IS YOUR BEST DEFENSE.

DRESS IN SEVERAL LAYERS OF LIGHTWEIGHT CLOTHING WHICH KEEPS YOU WARMER THAN A SINGLE HEAVY COAT.

MITTENS PROVIDE MORE WARMTH TO YOUR HANDS THAN GLOVES. WEAR A HAT PREFERABLY ONE THAT COVERS YOUR EARS. WEAR A SCARF OVER YOUR MOUTH TO PROTECT YOUR LUNGS.

WEAR WATERPROOF…INSULATED BOOTS TO KEEP YOUR FEET WARM AND DRY AND TO MAINTAIN YOUR FOOTING ON ICE AND SNOW.

TAKE BREAKS AND STAY HYDRATED WHEN SHOVELING SNOW.

IF YOU PLAN ON USING AN ALTERNATE HEATING SOURCE..NEVER USE A STOVE OR OVEN TO HEAT YOUR HOME. KEEP A GLASS OR METAL FIRE SCREEN AROUND THE FIREPLACE AND NEVER LEAVE A FIREPLACE FIRE UNATTENDED. IF USING A SPACE HEATER…FOLLOW THE MANUFACTURERS INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO SAFELY USE THE HEATER. PLACE IT ON A HARD…NONFLAMMABLE SURFACE. TURN THE SPACE HEATER OFF WHEN YOU LEAVE THE ROOM OR GO TO SLEEP. KEEP CHILDREN AND PETS AWAY FROM YOUR SPACE HEATER AND DO NOT USE IT TO DRY CLOTHING.

FROSTBITE OCCURS WHEN SKIN FREEZES RESULTING IN NUMBNESS AND A PALE WHITE APPEARANCE TO THE AFFECTED AREA. SLOWLY RE-WARM THE AFFECTED SKIN.

HYPOTHERMIA IS IDENTIFIED BY UNCONTROLLABLE SHIVERING…SLURRED SPEECH…DROWSINESS OR DISORIENTATION. IF MEDICAL CARE IS NOT AVAILABLE…WARM THE PERSON WITH A BLANKET AND WARM LIQUIDS. DO NOT TRY TO WARM THE ARMS OR LEGS FIRST…IT DRIVES COLD BLOOD TO THE HEART AND MAY LEAD TO HEART FAILURE.

ON FRIDAY…WE WILL DISCUSS OUTDOOR SAFETY DURING WINTER AND HOW YOU CAN BETTER PREPARE YOURSELF TO MINIMIZE YOUR RISK.

VISIT GETPREPARED.IN.GOV FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT WINTER SAFETY.

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Wednesday, November 20th, 2013

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NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE INDIANAPOLIS IN
630 AM EST WED NOV 20 2013

THIS WEEK IS WINTER WEATHER PREPAREDNESS WEEK IN INDIANA. TODAY WE WILL LOOK AT WINTER WEATHER SAFETY FOR SCHOOLS.

THE INDIANA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION PLANS PROVIDE FOR AS SAFE AN ENVIRONMENT AS POSSIBLE FOR SCHOOL CHILDREN. MOST SCHOOL SYSTEMS HAVE SEVERAL SOURCES FOR WEATHER INFORMATION…INCLUDING NOAA WEATHER RADIO…LOCAL RADIO AND TELEVISION…AND INTERNET OR PAGING SERVICES.

SCHOOLS HAVE A PLAN FOR DELAYING…EARLY DISMISSAL OR CANCELLING SCHOOL BASED ON FORECAST OR OBSERVED WEATHER AND ROAD CONDITIONS. WEATHER WATCHES USUALLY PROMPT DISCUSSION OF PLANS. ACTUAL CONDITIONS OR WINTER WEATHER WARNINGS OR WINTER WEATHER ADVISORIES WILL USUALLY PROMPT DELAYS…EARLY CLOSURES OR CANCELLATIONS. TEMPERATURE… SNOW…FREEZING RAIN OR ROAD CONDITIONS DETERMINE A SCHOOL/S COURSE OF ACTION.

BEFORE SCHOOL…LOCAL RADIO AND TELEVISION STATIONS CARRY INFORMATION ON SCHOOL PLANS AS WELL AS PLANS FOR OTHER ORGANIZATIONS. OFTEN SCHOOL OFFICIALS WILL TEST ROAD CONDITIONS BEFORE MAKING DECISIONS.

MOST SCHOOLS HAVE MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS FOR BUS DRIVERS AND ANNOUNCE TO TEACHERS AND STUDENTS AT SCHOOL ANY PLANS DIFFERING FROM NORMAL. SCHOOL OFFICIALS AND BUS DRIVERS ARE IN COMMUNICATION IF WEATHER OR ROAD CONDITIONS REQUIRE AN ALTERNATE ROUTE OF TRAVEL. SCHOOL OFFICIALS AND BUS DRIVERS ARE ALSO AWARE OF THE SIGNS OF HYPOTHERMIA OR FROSTBITE IN CASE CHILDREN HAVE TO WAIT A LONG TIME AT BUS STOPS. MANY SCHOOLS HAVE AUTOMATED PHONE OR TEXTING ABILITY TO INFORM YOU OF CHANGES IN SCHOOL OPERATIONS DUE TO ANY HAZARD.

SO MONITORING FORECASTS AND SCHOOL PLANS THROUGH THE MEDIA…SCHOOL WEB SITES OR SCHOOL PHONE MESSAGE SERVICES WILL KEEP YOU UPDATED ON SCHOOL PLANS.

DRIVERS ARE ADVISED TO BE ESPECIALLY CAUTIOUS WHEN TRAVELING THROUGH NEIGHBORHOODS OR NEAR BUS STOPS AND SCHOOLS. FALLING SNOW AND ICE CAN MAKE IT DIFFICULT TO SEE CHILDREN WALKING TO SCHOOL OR WAITING FOR THE BUS ESPECIALLY DURING DARK EARLY MORNING HOURS.

ON THURSDAY…WE WILL REVIEW EXPOSURE TO COLD AND WIND CHILL AND HOW YOU CAN BE PREPARED.

VISIT GETPREPARED.IN.GOV FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT WINTER SAFETY.

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Tuesday, November 19th, 2013

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NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE INDIANAPOLIS IN
630 AM EST TUE NOV 19 2013

THIS WEEK IS WINTER WEATHER PREPAREDNESS WEEK IN INDIANA. HOW SHOULD YOU DRIVE WHEN SNOW OCCURS? WHAT SHOULD YOU DO IF STRANDED BY A BLIZZARD OR ICE STORM? HERE ARE SOME TIPS.

WHEN WINTER STORM WARNINGS OR WINTER WEATHER ADVISORIES ARE ISSUED CONSIDER CHANGING YOUR PLANS BEFORE YOU LEAVE. IF YOU TRAVEL… PROVIDE OTHERS YOUR PLANNED TRAVEL ROUTE AND ARRIVAL TIME…AND A PHONE NUMBER TO BE REACHED AT.

THE INDIANA STATE POLICE REMIND DRIVERS TO ALWAYS OBEY ALL POSTED SIGNS. ADJUST VEHICLE SPEED ACCORDING TO WEATHER…ROAD AND TRAFFIC CONDITIONS. ALLOW PLENTY OF SPACE BETWEEN VEHICLES FOR EXTRA STOPPING DISTANCE.

THE INDIANA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION REMINDS YOU TO ALLOW SNOW PLOW OPERATORS TO DO THEIR JOB. IF SALT IS HITTING YOUR VEHICLE YOU ARE FOLLOWING TOO CLOSE. AVOID PASSING SNOW PLOWS ON TWO LANE ROADS. ALSO KEEP IN MIND BRIDGES AND OVERPASSES OFTEN BECOME ICY FIRST. SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW CAN CAUSE SUDDEN RESTRICTIONS IN VISIBILITY. REMEMBER…ICE AND SNOW…KEEP IT SLOW.

STRANDED IN A SNOW OR ICE STORM? STAY WITH YOUR VEHICLE…IT PROVIDES YOU DRY SHELTER AND PROTECTION FROM THE COLD AND WIND. YOU ARE ALSO MORE LIKELY TO BE FOUND WITH YOUR VEHICLE THAN IF YOU LEAVE IT TO SEEK SHELTER. WALKING EVEN A SHORT DISTANCE IN BLINDING SNOW MAY QUICKLY GET YOU LOST. DAMP CLOTHES AND BITTER WIND CHILLS QUICKLY LEAD TO FROSTBITE OR HYPOTHERMIA.

WHILE STRANDED…RUN THE MOTOR AND HEATER JUST ENOUGH TO WARM THE VEHICLE. KEEP THE EXHAUST PIPE SNOW-FREE AND A WINDOW OPEN SLIGHTLY TO PREVENT CARBON MONOXIDE POISONING. MAKE YOUR VEHICLE MORE VISIBLE BY ATTACHING A BRIGHT COLORED CLOTH ON THE ANTENNA. AT NIGHT…TURN THE DOME LIGHT ON.

ON WEDNESDAY WE WILL LOOK AT WINTER WEATHER SAFETY CONSIDERATIONS FOR SCHOOLS.

VISIT GETPREPARED.IN.GOV FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT WINTER SAFETY.

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Monday, November 18th, 2013

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE INDIANAPOLIS IN
630 AM EST MON NOV 18 2013

THIS WEEK IS INDIANA WINTER WEATHER PREPAREDNESS WEEK.

THE OUTLOOK FOR THIS WINTER CALLS FOR NORMAL WINTER WEATHER ACROSS INDIANA. EVERY WINTER CARRIES THE THREAT FOR A BLIZZARD…MAJOR ICE STORM…EXTREME COLD…EXTREME FLOODING AND EVEN TORNADOES…THUS IT IS ALWAYS IMPORTANT TO BE PREPARED FOR ALL POSSIBILITIES.

THE INDIANA DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY AND THE RED CROSS DEMONSTRATE THAT THE BEST WAY TO STAY SAFE FROM WINTER WEATHER IS TO HAVE A DISASTER PLAN AND EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS KIT READILY
AVAILABLE. PRIMARY CONCERNS ARE LOSS OF HEAT…POWER AND LACK OF SUPPLIES.

AT HOME OR WORK…HAVE EXTRA FOOD STOCKED THAT REQUIRES NO
REFRIGERATION OR COOKING IN CASE OF POWER FAILURE. HAVE AN EMERGENCY WATER SUPPLY IN CASE WATER PIPES FREEZE. HAVE EXTRA BATTERIES AVAILABLE FOR FLASHLIGHTS…RADIOS…SMOKE ALARMS AND CELL PHONES. HAVE EXTRA MEDICINE…FIRST AID…AND BABY SUPPLIES IN CASE YOU ARE UNABLE TO LEAVE HOME FOR A FEW DAYS.

HAVE AN ALTERNATE HEATING SOURCE /FIREPLACE…WOOD STOVE…SPACE HEATER…ETC./ OR WARM BLANKETS AVAILABLE IN CASE YOUR PRIMARY HEATING SOURCE FAILS. HAVE A PROFESSIONAL CHECK ALL HEATING SOURCES FOR CORRECT OPERATION AND VENTILATION AND FOLLOW ALL MANUFACTURERS INSTRUCTIONS WHEN OPERATING. IF YOUR HOME REQUIRES HEATING FUEL OR PROPANE…ENSURE YOU HAVE PLENTY OF FUEL IN CASE YOUR SUPPLIER CAN NOT REACH YOU DURING A WINTER STORM. MAKE SURE YOUR FIRE
EXTINGUISHERS AND SMOKE ALARMS ARE WORKING PROPERLY. FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT USING ALTERNATIVE HEATING SOURCES SAFELY…VISIT GETPREPARED.IN.GOV.

ON THE FARM…MOVE YOUR ANIMALS TO SHELTERED AREAS…HAUL EXTRA FEED TO FEEDING AREAS…AND HAVE WATER AVAILABLE. MOST ANIMAL DEATHS IN WINTER ARE FROM DEHYDRATION.

IN VEHICLES…ITEMS TO CARRY SHOULD INCLUDE BLANKETS OR EXTRA CLOTHING. A FIRST AID KIT…A FLASHLIGHT…KITTY LITTER…A SMALL SHOVEL…BOOSTER CABLES…AND CANDY BARS ARE GOOD KIT ITEMS AS WELL. YOU MAY WISH TO CARRY PAPER PRODUCTS FOR SANITARY PURPOSES…A SMALL CAN AND WATERPROOF MATCHES TO MELT SNOW FOR DRINKING WATER.

HEED WEATHER FORECASTS AND TAKE ACTION WHEN THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ISSUES A WATCH…WARNING OR ADVISORY. ON TUESDAY WE WILL DISCUSS WINTER WEATHER TRAVEL SAFETY.

VISIT GETPREPARED.IN.GOV FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT WINTER SAFETY.

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Monday, November 18th, 2013

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NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE INDIANAPOLIS IN
858 PM EST SUN NOV 17 2013

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CARROLL-WARREN-TIPPECANOE-CLINTON-HOWARD-FOUNTAIN-MONTGOMERY- BOONE-TIPTON-HAMILTON-MADISON-DELAWARE-RANDOLPH-VERMILLION-PARKE- PUTNAM-HENDRICKS-MARION-HANCOCK-HENRY-VIGO-CLAY-OWEN-MORGAN- JOHNSON-SHELBY-RUSH-SULLIVAN-GREENE-MONROE-BROWN-BARTHOLOMEW- DECATUR-KNOX-DAVIESS-MARTIN-LAWRENCE-JACKSON-JENNINGS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…LAFAYETTE…FRANKFORT…KOKOMO…
CRAWFORDSVILLE…ANDERSON…MUNCIE…INDIANAPOLIS…TERRE HAUTE… SHELBYVILLE…BLOOMINGTON…COLUMBUS…VINCENNES…BEDFORD… SEYMOUR
858 PM EST SUN NOV 17 2013

…WIND ADVISORY WILL EXPIRE AT 9 PM EST THIS EVENING…

THE WIND ADVISORY WILL BE ALLOWED TO EXPIRE AT 9 PM AS WIND GUSTS HAVE DROPPED BELOW ADVISORY LEVELS. GUSTS OF 30 TO 35 MPH THIS EVENING WILL GRADUALLY DROP TO AROUND 20 MPH OVERNIGHT.

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RYAN