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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT...CORRECTED/UPDATED  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTHERN INDIANA  
1109 AM EDT FRI JUN 24 2016  
   
..JUNE 23RD TORNADO EVENT SUMMARY
 
 
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DAMAGE SURVEY TEAM FROM THIS OFFICE WAS DISPATCHED THURSDAY TO  
INVESTIGATE STORM DAMAGE ACROSS PORTIONS OF KOSCIUSKO, HUNTINGTON AND WELLS COUNTIES. AS OF  
THIS MORNING, THE TEAM HAS CONFIRMED 2 TORNADOES IN HUNTINGTON COUNTY SOUTHEAST OF HUNTINGTON.  
 
SPORADIC WIND DAMAGE WAS NOTED IN AN ARC FROM JUST SOUTHEAST OF MENTONE AND EXTENDING EAST  
SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH OF CLAYPOOL WITH ESTIMATED WINDS OF 70 MPH. AN AREA OF CONCENTRATED WIDESPREAD  
WIND DAMAGE WAS FOUND IN THE YELLOW CREEK LAKE AREA. AN ADDITIONAL ISOLATED AREA OF WIDESPREAD  
WIND DAMAGE WAS FOUND ALONG SR 25 IN THE PALESTINE LAKE AREA.  
 
AN ISOLATED POCKET OF WIND DAMAGE WAS FOUND ALONG AND JUST WEST OF SR 1 SOUTH OF BLUFFTON WITH  
ESTIMATED WINDS OF 70 MPH.  
 
A PHOTOGRAMMETRIC SURVEY ANALYSIS WAS CONDUCTED FOR THE BROOKSTON INDIANA AREA OF WHITE  
COUNTY WHERE IT WAS DETERMINED THAT A STRAIGHTLINE MICROBURST WIND EVENT OCCURRED WITH ESTIMATED  
90 MPH WINDS. EXTENSIVE AND WIDESPREAD DAMAGE TO TREES OCCURRED IN BROOKSTON ALONG WITH SOME  
STRUCTURAL DAMAGE TO PRIMARILY FARM BUILDINGS OUTSIDE BROOKSTON.  
   
TORNADO #1 5 MILES SOUTH/SOUTHEAST OF HUNTINGTON
 
 
RATING: EF-1  
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 105 MPH  
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 2.5 MILES  
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 200 YARDS  
FATALITIES: 0  
INJURIES: 0  
 
START DATE: JUNE 23 2016  
START TIME: 12:51 AM EDT  
START LOCATION: 5.0 MILES SSE OF HUNTINGTON  
START LAT/LON: 40.80298 / -85.46538  
 
END DATE: JUNE 23 2016  
END TIME: 12:56 AM EDT  
END LOCATION: 6.0 MILES SE OF HUNTINGTON  
END_LAT/LON: 40.80150 / -85.41959  
   
TORNADO #2 5.2 MILES SOUTHEAST OF HUNTINGTON
 
 
RATING: EF-2  
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 120 MPH  
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 2.4 MILES  
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 300 YARDS  
FATALITIES: 0  
INJURIES: 0  
 
START DATE: JUNE 23 2016  
START TIME: 12:57 AM EDT  
START LOCATION: 5.2 MILES SE OF HUNTINGTON  
START LAT/LON: 40.81000 / -85.43548  
 
END DATE: JUNE 23 2016  
END TIME: 01:02 AM EDT  
END LOCATION: 7.5 MILES SE OF HUNTINGTON  
END_LAT/LON: 40.78232 / -85.40948  
 
SURVEY_SUMMARY: MULTIPLE TORNADO TRACKS WERE UNCOVERED SOUTHEAST OF HUNTINGTON.  
 
TORNADO #1 TOUCHED DOWN JUST WEST OF SR 5 AND CAUSED EXTENSIVE DAMAGE TREE DAMAGE AND SOME  
STRUCTURAL DAMAGE TO A HOME WITH MULTIPLE LARGE LIMBS DOWN ON THE HOME AND MULTIPLE  
VEHICLES. ADDITIONAL EXTENSIVE DAMAGE TO TREES, POWER POLES AND NUMEROUS STRUCTURES THEN EXTENDED  
EASTWARD ALONG CR 200 S TO EAST OF CR 100 E.  
 
TORNADO #2 DEVELOPED IN A CORN FIELD SOUTH OF CR 100 S AND WEST OF CR 100 E AND MOVED SOUTHEAST  
CROSSING THE PREVIOUS TORNADO PATH NEAR CR 200 S AND CONTINUED SOUTHEAST CROSSING CR 200 E SOUTH  
OF CR 300 S BEFORE DISSIPATING IN A WOODED AREA. EXTENSIVE DAMAGE WAS NOTED WITH THIS INTENSE EF2  
TORNADO ESPECIALLY IN AN HEAVILY WOODED AREA EAST OF CR 100 E AND SOUTH OF CR 200 S WITH EVIDENCE  
OF A MULTIPLE VORTEX STRUCTURE NOTED IN EXTENSIVE TREE AND CROP DAMAGE THAT OCCURRED HERE. ADDITIONAL  
STRUCTURAL DAMAGE TO HOMES, BARNS AND OTHER OUTBUILDINGS WAS COMMON ALONG THE REMAINING PATH OF  
THIS TORNADO.  
 
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.  
 

 
 
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