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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE INDIANAPOLIS IN  
205 PM EST SUN NOV 19 2017  
 
...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 11/18/2017 THUNDERSTORM WIND EVENT  
 
.CLINTON COUNTY, IN DOWNBURST OR STRAIGHT-LINE WIND EVENT  
 
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 85 MPH  
ESTIMATED PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 1.54 MILES  
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 300 YARDS FATALITIES: 0 INJURIES: 0  
 
START DATE: 11/18/2017  
START TIME: 11:50 AM EST  
START LOCATION: 1.15 MILES EAST OF FRANKFORT, IN  
START LAT/LON: 40.2789/-86.4889  
 
END DATE: 11/18/2017  
END TIME: 11:54 AM EST  
END LOCATION: 2.7 MILES EAST OF FRANKFORT, IN  
END LAT/LON: 40.2826/-86.4603  
 
SURVEY SUMMARY:  
 
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CONDUCTED A STORM SURVEY IN CLINTON  
COUNTY FOR A LINE OF THUNDERSTORMS THAT MOVED THROUGH THE AREA  
AFTER 11:30 AM EST ON SATURDAY. THE DAMAGE WAS DETREMINED TO BE  
FROM A DOWNBURST MOSTLY ACROSS AN AREA EAST OF FRANKFORT, IN  
STARTING WITH SOME LIGHT ROOF DAMAGE AND A WOODEN FENCE PUSH  
EASTWARD JUST SOUTH OF SR 28. A WIDER AREA OF DAMAGE WAS FOUND  
JUST WEST OF FRANKFORT HIGH SCHOOL WHERE A CHURCH STEEPLE WAS  
PULLED SLIGHTLY OUT, AND WHERE A STORAGE SHED WAS DEMOLISHED AND  
HOMES NEAR THAT SHED EXPERIENCED DEBRIS DAMAGE AND WINDOWS BLOWN  
OUT. ACROSS MAISH RD. WHERE THE HIGH SCHOOL IS LOCATED, SEVERAL  
BRADFORD PEAR TREES WERE SPLIT AND BRANCHES TORN OFF IN THE FRONT  
OF THE SCHOOL. EXTENSIVE DEBRIS MADE OF 3/4-INCH PLYWOOD WAS FOUND  
UP AGAINST A CHAIN LINK FENCE. IT LOOKS LIKE THIS MATERIAL  
ORIGINATED ON TOP OF THE HIGH SCHOOL WHERE ROOFING WAS BEING ADDED  
OR REPLACED. JUST EAST OF THE HIGH SCHOOL THERE IS A WALMART  
WHERE AN EMPTY 18-WHEEL TRUCK WAS TIPPED OVER. IT IS ASSUMED THIS  
TRUCK WAS LOCATED NEAR THREE OTHER TRUCKS ALIGNED NORTH-SOUTH IN  
THE PARKING LOT. MORE OF THE ROOFING MATERIAL FROM THE HIGH SCHOOL  
WAS FOUND ALONG A CHAIN LINK FENCE THAT WAS BOWED EASTWARD TOWARD  
THE WALMART. THERE WAS ALSO THREE BRADFORD PEAR TREES ALONG THE  
EAST FENCE LINE OF THE PARKING LOT OF WALMART. THESE TREES WERE  
ALSO SPLIT WITH BRANCHES BROKEN OFF AND THE PARTS OF TREES BROKEN  
OFF IN A FIELD NEXT TO THE PROPERTY ALL POINTING EASTWARD.  
ADDITIONAL DAMAGE WAS FOUND ALONG S. BROADWAY AVE. NORTH OF SR 28  
WHERE A BRADFORD PEAR TREE WAS SPLIT, LARGE BRANCHES WERE BROKEN  
OFF A TREE. THE LAST OF DAMAGE AND DEBRIS WAS FOUND NORTH OF SR 28  
ON S COUNTY ROAD 250E WHERE A SMALL PIECE OF DEBRIS FROM THE HIGH  
SCHOOL WAS FOUND HALFWAY UP AN EVERGREEN TREE AND NUMEROUS TREE  
BRANCHES WERE DOWN.  
 
NOTE:  
THE INFORMATION IN THIS STATEMENT IS PRELIMINARY AND SUBJECT TO  
CHANGE PENDING FINAL REVIEW OF THE EVENT AND PUBLICATION IN NWS  
STORM DATA.  
 

 
 
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