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Public Information Statement National Weather Service Indianapolis IN 551 PM EDT Sun Jun 16 2019

…FIRST NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 06/15/2019 …
A widespread tornado outbreak occurred the evening of June 15th as a remnant MCV from earlier storms interacted with a warm front in southern Indiana. This is the first PNS that covers the surveys that were completed today, Sunday June 16th with additional surveys to be completed tomorrow, Monday June 17th.
.Tornado #1 Freedom Tornado…
Rating: EF-1 Estimated peak wind: 110 mph Path length /Statute/: 8.22 miles Path width /Maximum/: 200 yards Fatalities: 0 Injuries: 0
Start date: 06/15/2019 Start time: 6:29 PM EDT Start location: Freedom/Owen Co/IN Start Lat/Lon: 39.2038 N/-86.8726 W
End date: 06/15/2019 End time: 6:45 PM EDT End location: 2 S Spencer/Owen Co/IN End_lat/lon: 39.2738 N/ -86.7509 W
The tornado began just southwest of downtown Freedom before moving into the town shearing numerous trees around town. The tornado continued to the northeast leaving a very clear path of sheared and uprooted trees in a path about 200 yards wide. The storm crossed the White River several times over its lifetime and followed the river line to south of Spencer. This is where a large building had its roof uplifted and walls collapsed. The building was part of a business that was set to open for the first time on Monday. The damage ended shortly after and the storm recycled into the next tornado.
.TORNADO #2 Ellettsville Tornado…
Rating: EF-2 Estimated peak wind: 130 mph Path length /Statute/: 3.7 miles Path width /Maximum/: 400 yards Fatalities: 0 Injuries: 0
Start date: 06/15/2019 Start time: 6:48 PM EDT Start location: 2 W Ellettsville/Monroe Co/IN Start Lat/Lon: 39.2739 N / -86.6075 W
End date: 06/15/2019 End time: 6:58 PM EDT End location: 4 N Ellettsville/Monroe Co/IN End_lat/lon: 39.2473 N / -86.6671 W
The tornado began in rural countryside northeast of Ellettsville doing some tree damage before crossing State Road 46 and doing significant tree damage along Chafin Chapel Road. A 400 yard wide path of trees was completely shredded in spots. Additional widespread tree damage was found on Mount Tabor road and West Cowden Road. Along West Cowden Road, several barns and outbuildings were destroyed as well as a loosely anchored garage completely swept off of its foundation. The tornado continued into rural forest before dissipating.
.TORNADO #3 Greene County Tornado…
Rating: EF-2 Estimated peak wind: 130 mph Path length /Statute/: 3.52 miles Path width /Maximum/: 400 yards Fatalities: 0 Injuries: 0
Start date: 06/15/2019 Start time: 6:56 PM EDT Start location: 4 NE Koleen/Greene Co/IN Start Lat/Lon: 39.0456 N / -86.7965 W
End date: 06/15/2019 End time: 7:00 PM EDT End location: 5 SSE Solsberry/Greene Co/IN End_lat/lon: 39.0500 N / -86.7312 W
The tornado started west of North Crowe Road causing significant damage to a newly built building on Crowe Road. The owner verified it was well built and in very good shape. The track continued across State Road 54 and left a wide swath of tree damage with a resident stating over 100 acres of trees were snapped. The storm cross State Road 43 and dissipated in a field to the east.
.TORNADO 4 BEECH GROVE TORNADO…
Rating: EF-1 Estimated peak wind: 100 mph Path length /Statute/: 1.86 miles Path width /Maximum/: 200 yards Fatalities: 0 Injuries: 0
Start date: 06/15/2019 Start time: 7:26 PM EDT Start location: 2 SW Beech Grove/Marion Co/IN tart Lat/Lon: 39.7071 N / -86.0971 W
End date: 06/15/2019 End time: 7:30 PM EDT End location: 1 E Beech Grove/Marion Co/IN End_lat/lon: 39.7160 N / -86.0641 W
The tornado began southwest of Beech Grove causing roof damage before crossing Emerson Avenue and causing additional roof damage to a school and house. The tornado continued for several hundred feet before dissipating.
.TORNADO 5 East Marion Co…
Rating: EF-0 Estimated peak wind: 70 mph Path length /Statute/: 0.9 miles Path width /Maximum/: 100 yards Fatalities: 0 Injuries: 0
Start date: 06/15/2019 Start time: 7:37 PM EDT Start location: 4 E Beech Grove/Marion Co/IN Start Lat/Lon: 39.7397 N / -86.0009 W
End date: 06/15/2019 End time: 7:38 PM EDT End location: 5 E Beech Grove/Marion Co/IN End_lat/lon: 39.7411 N / -85.9842 W
A brief touchdown near Brookville road and East Raymond street caused significant damage to several outbuildings and minor tree damage near Brookville Road.

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 events and publication in NWS Storm Data.
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