Public Information Statement

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Public Information Statement National Weather Service Indianapolis IN 301 PM EDT Thu Apr 5 2018
…Multiple Tornadoes Confirmed on April, 3rd 2018…
…Tornado Confirmed ENE of Covington in Fountain County Indiana…
Location…4 miles ENE of Covington in Fountain County Indiana Date…April, 3rd 2018 Estimated Time…630 – 633 PM EST Maximum EF-Scale Rating…EF0 Estimated Maximum Wind Speed…75 MPH Maximum Path Width…75 Yards Path Length…2.36 Miles Beginning Lat/Lon…40.18N / 87.30W Ending lat/Lon…40.15N / 87.32W * Fatalities…0 * Injuries…0
* The information in this statement is preliminary and subject to change pending final review of the event(s) and publication in NWS Storm Data.
…Summary… The National Weather Service in Indianapolis IN has confirmed a tornado 4 miles ENE of Covington in Fountain County Indiana on April, 3rd 2018.
This EF0 tornado primarily went across cornfields while glancing two homesteads…where a few large tree branches were downed and one large trash dumpster blown over in a direction opposite from the environmental wind at the time.
This information can also be found on our website at weather.gov/ind.
For reference…the Enhanced Fujita Scale classifies tornadoes into the following categories:
EF0…wind speeds 65 to 85 mph. EF1…wind speeds 86 to 110 mph. EF2…wind speeds 111 to 135 mph. EF3…wind speeds 136 to 165 mph. EF4…wind speeds 166 to 200 mph. EF5…wind speeds greater than 200 mph.
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…Tornado Confirmed SW of Buck Creek in Tippecanoe County Indiana…
Location…2 miles SW of Buck Creek in Tippecanoe County Indiana Date…April, 3rd 2018 Estimated Time…711 – 712 PM EST Maximum EF-Scale Rating…EF0 Estimated Maximum Wind Speed…85 MPH Maximum Path Width…40 Yards Path Length…0.64 Miles Beginning Lat/Lon…40.46N / 86.79W Ending lat/Lon…40.465N / 86.78W * Fatalities…0 * Injuries…0
* The information in this statement is preliminary and subject to change pending final review of the event(s) and publication in NWS Storm Data.
…Summary… The National Weather Service in Indianapolis IN has confirmed a tornado 2 miles SW of Buck Creek in Tippecanoe County Indiana on April, 3rd 2018.
This EF0 tornado affected one homestead and a thin band of trees. Damage at the homestead included barn skylights being blown out from wind entering an east-facing opening, debris from half an outbuilding’s roof and collapsed wall sent into an adjacent field to the NE, downed tree branches with one breaking the garage window, and the top horizontal portion of a power pole being broken off. Also, straight-line wind damage was noted south and east of Buck Creek including downed trees and an outbuilding shifted off its foundation.
This information can also be found on our website at weather.gov/ind.
For reference…the Enhanced Fujita Scale classifies tornadoes into the following categories:
EF0…wind speeds 65 to 85 mph. EF1…wind speeds 86 to 110 mph. EF2…wind speeds 111 to 135 mph. EF3…wind speeds 136 to 165 mph. EF4…wind speeds 166 to 200 mph. EF5…wind speeds greater than 200 mph.
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