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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTHERN INDIANA  
338 PM EDT FRI JUL 4 2014 /238 PM CDT FRI JUL 4 2014/  
 
...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 7/01/14 SEVERE WEATHER EVENT - UPDATE  
10...  
   
UPDATE
 
 
CONFIRMATION OF 4 ADDITIONAL TORNADOES...2 IN LAPORTE COUNTY...1 IN  
STARKE COUNTY...AND 1 IN STARKE INTO MARSHALL COUNTY. IN ADDITION A  
WESTERN EXTENSTION WAS FOUND ON EXISITING TORNADO #3 IN MARSHALL  
COUNTY WITH AN UPGRADE IN RATING TO EF-1.  
   
OVERVIEW
 
 
A LINE OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS MOVED THROUGH THE REGION DURING THE  
OVERNIGHT/EARLY MORNING HOURS OF JUL 01 2014. NWS SURVEY CREWS  
WERE DISPATCHED TO ASSESS THE DAMAGE ACROSS PORTIONS OF THE  
AREA...INCLUDING  
ELKHART...LAGRANGE...LAPORTE...KOSCIUSKO...MARSHALL...SAINT  
JOSEPH...STARKE...WABASH ...AND WHITLEY COUNTIES IN INDIANA. AS A  
RESULT OF THE SURVEYS...11 TORNADOES WERE CONFIRMED. ALL OTHER  
SURVEYS CONDUCTED DETERMINED DAMAGE PRODUCED BY STRAIGHT LINE WINDS.  
THIS STATEMENT IS PRELIMINARY AND WILL BE UPDATED IF MORE  
INFORMATION BECOMES AVAILABLE. OTHERWISE THIS WILL BE THE FINAL  
STATEMENT FOR THIS EVENT.  
   
TORNADO #1 - LAGRANGE COUNTY
 
 
RATING: EF-1  
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 95 MPH  
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: AROUND 1 MILE  
MILES PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: EST. 50 YARDS  
FATALITIES: NONE  
INJURIES: NONE  
 
START DATE: JUL 01 2014  
TIME: EST. 138 AM EDT  
START LOCATION: 1 MI WSW OF LAGRANGE, IN  
START LAT/LON: 41.6414 / -85.4399  
 
END DATE: JUL 01 2014  
END TIME: EST. 140 AM EDT  
END LOCATION: LAGRANGE, IN  
END LAT/LON: 41.6428 / -85.4218  
 
SURVEY SUMMARY: A TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN JUST WEST OF LAGRANGE ON  
U.S. 20 AROUND 130 AM EDT...WHERE TREE LIMB DAMAGE WAS OBSERVED.  
THE TORNADO TRACKED EAST TOWARD LAGRANGE...UPROOTING TREES AS IT  
ENTERED THE TOWN SOUTH OF THE HOSPITAL. NUMEROUS TREES WERE  
UPROOTED AND SNAPPED JUST WEST OF S COUNTY ROAD 00 E BETWEEN  
U.S. 20 AND GRANT STREET. THE TORNADO PRODUCED MINOR STRUCTURAL  
DAMAGE TO HOMES ALONG GRANT STREET BEFORE LIFTING JUST WEST OF S  
MOUNTAIN STREET. THIS TORNADO WAS EMBEDDED ALONG THE NORTH FLANK OF  
A MUCH LARGER ONE MILE WIDE SWATH OF INTENSE DAMAGING WINDS OF 70-80  
MPH ALONG AND SOUTH OF HIGHWAY 20 IN LAGRANGE. ESTIMATED WINDS WITH  
THE TORNADO WERE 95 MPH.  
   
TORNADO #2 - KOSCIUSKO COUNTY
 
 
RATING: EF-0  
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 80 MPH  
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 1.9 MILES  
MILES PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: EST. 50 YARDS  
FATALITIES: NONE  
INJURIES: NONE  
 
START DATE: JUL 01 2014  
TIME: EST. 106 AM EDT  
START LOCATION: 3.5 MI W OF MILFORD, IN  
START LAT/LON: 41.4122 / -85.9188  
 
END DATE: JUL 01 2014  
END TIME: EST. 108 AM EDT  
END LOCATION: 2.2 MI WNW MILFORD, IN  
END LAT/LON: 41.4194 / -85.8855  
 
SURVEY SUMMARY: A TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN JUST SOUTH OF CR 1250N AND  
EAST OF CR 400W AROUND 106 AM EDT...WHERE A LARGE METAL FARM  
BUILDING WAS DESTROYED. TORNADO CROSSED CR 1250N AND WENT THROUGH A  
CORN FIELD AND THEN DESTROYED A BARN NEAR 200W NORTH OF CR 1250N  
WITH MISSILE DEBRIS SCATTERED TO THE EAST ACROSS 200W AND INTO  
ANOTHER CORN FIELD WHERE THE CIRCULATION LIFTED AND OR DISSIPATED.  
   
TORNADO #3 - MARSHALL COUNTY
 
 
RATING: EF-1  
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 105 MPH  
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: APPROX 7 MILES  
MILES PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: EST. 150 YARDS  
FATALITIES: NONE  
INJURIES: NONE  
 
START DATE: JUL 01 2014  
TIME: EST. 1235 AM EDT  
START LOCATION: 1 MI S OF DONALDSON, IN  
START LAT/LON: 41.346 / -86.4435  
 
END DATE: JUL 01 2014  
END TIME: EST. 1242 AM EDT  
END LOCATION: 1 MI N OF PLYMOUTH, IN  
END LAT/LON: 41.361 / -86.3138  
 
SURVEY SUMMARY: AN EF-1 TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN JUST SOUTH OF DONALDSON  
WHERE IT CAUSED EXTENSIVE DAMAGE TO HARDWOOD TREES. THE TORNADO  
MOVED EAST AND HEAVILY DAMAGED A FARM ON SYCAMORE ROAD JUST SOUTH OF  
THE RAILROAD TRACKS. EXTENSIVE TREE DAMAGE CONTINUED TO THE  
EAST/NORTHEAST INTO THE TOWN OF PLYMOUTH TO THE LEAR CORPORATION  
WHERE MULTIPLE TREES WERE SNAPPED AND TOPPED. AN EMPTY SEMI TRAILER  
WAS FLIPPED. THE TORNADO CONTINUED NE WITH WIDESPREAD MIXED  
HARDWOOD/SOFTWOOD TREE DAMAGE AND MINOR STRUCTURAL DAMAGE TO THE  
BEHAVIOR SCIENCE BUILDING ON N OAK ROAD. THE TORNADO CAUSED PARTIAL  
UPLIFT OF THE NW SIDE OF THE ROOF AND COLLAPSED THE INTERIOR CINDER  
BLOCK WALL ON THE EAST SIDE OF THE DEPT OF TRANSPORTATION GARAGE  
JUST SOUTH OF US 30 BEFORE LIFTING.  
   
TORNADO #4 - MARSHALL COUNTY
 
 
RATING: EF-1  
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 95 MPH  
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: APPROX 0.2 MILES  
MILES PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: EST. 50 YARDS  
FATALITIES: NONE  
INJURIES: NONE  
 
START DATE: JUL 01 2014  
TIME: EST. 1241 AM EDT  
START LOCATION: 2 MI NE OF PLYMOUTH, IN  
START LAT/LON: 41.361 / -86.2893  
 
END DATE: JUL 01 2014  
END TIME: EST. 1242 AM EDT  
END LOCATION: 2.2 MI NE OF PLYMOUTH, IN  
END LAT/LON: 41.3629 / -86.2875  
 
SURVEY SUMMARY: A BRIEF EF-1 TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN NEAR THE  
INTERSECTION OF LILAC ROAD AND PLYMOUTH GOSHEN TRAIL JUST NE OF  
PLYMOUTH AROUND 1241 AM EDT. HARDWOOD TREE DAMAGE WAS NOTED IN THIS  
LOCATION WITH SEVERAL UPROOTED TREES AND A SHED WAS FLATTENED. AS  
THE CIRCULATION MOVED NE IT SHIFTED A BARN OFF ITS FOUNDATION AND  
CAUSED WIDESPREAD SEVERE TREE DAMAGE IN A GROVE OF TREES BEFORE  
LIFTING IN A FIELD ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE TREE GROVE.  
   
TORNADO #5 - WABASH/KOSCIUSKO COUNTY
 
 
RATING: EF-1  
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 100 MPH  
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: APPROX 7 MILES  
MILES PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: EST. 150 YARDS  
FATALITIES: NONE  
INJURIES: NONE  
 
START DATE: JUL 01 2014  
TIME: EST. 108 AM EDT  
START LOCATION: 2.8 MI SSW OF SILVER LAKE, IN  
START LAT/LON: 41.0314 / -85.8964  
 
END DATE: JUL 01 2014  
END TIME: EST. 115 AM EDT  
END LOCATION: 6.9 MI ESE OF SILVER LAKE, IN  
END LAT/LON: 41.048 / -85.7639  
 
SURVEY SUMMARY: AN EF-1 TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN JUST WEST OF SR 15 IN A  
CORN FIELD IN NORTHWEST WABASH COUNTY. THIS TORNADO PROCEEDED EAST  
NORTHEAST WITH EXTENSIVE TREE AND CROP DAMAGE NOTED. SEVERAL  
FARMSTEADS ALONG THE PATH SUSTAINED MINOR TO MODERATE DAMAGE. ONE  
FARM JUST NORTH OF THE COUNTY LINE ROAD IN KOSCIUSKO COUNTY HAD A  
HOG BARN DESTROYED WITH MUCH OF THE DEBRIS THROWN SOUTHEASTWARD INTO  
A LARGE GRAIN SILO FACILITY WITH ONE LARGE GRAIN BIN COMPLETELY  
FLATTENED AND SEVERE DAMAGE TO A HARVESTER SILO. IN ADDITION A CORN  
CROP FIELD TO THE SOUTH OF THE COUNTY LINE ROAD AND JUST EAST OF THE  
FARM WAS FLATTENED AND SHREDDED. ADDITIONAL EXTENSIVE TREE AND CROP  
DAMAGE CONTINUED BEFORE THE TORNADO DISSIPATED IN A GROVE OF TREES  
JUST WEST OF CR 400E.  
   
TORNADO #6 - WHITLEY COUNTY
 
 
RATING: EF-1  
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 100 MPH  
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: APPROX 0.4 MILES  
MILES PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: EST. 50 YARDS  
FATALITIES: NONE  
INJURIES: NONE  
 
START DATE: JUL 01 2014  
TIME: EST. 122 AM EDT  
START LOCATION: 2.7 MI SW OF SOUTH WHITLEY, IN  
START LAT/LON: 41.0516 / -85.6567  
 
END DATE: JUL 01 2014  
END TIME: EST. 123 AM EDT  
END LOCATION: 2.2 MI SSW OF SOUTH WHITLEY, IN  
END LAT/LON: 41.0551 / -85.6495  
 
SURVEY SUMMARY: A BRIEF EF-1 TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN JUST WEST OF CR  
850W IN A BEAN FIELD AND HIT A FARMSTEAD DESTROYING A BARN AND  
CHICKEN COOP ALONG WITH EXTENSIVE TREE DAMAGE. MUCH OF THE DEBRIS  
FROM THE BARN WAS LOFTED AND SCATTERED ACROSS THE ADJACENT FIELD TO  
NORTHEAST AND EMBEDDED THROUGH THE TREELINE ONE QUARTER MILE  
NORTHEAST. THIS IS ALSO WHERE A HORSE BARN LOST MOST OF ITS ROOF AND  
A NEARBY HOME AND GARAGE SUSTAINED MINOR DAMAGE TO ROOFING AND  
SIDING MATERIAL. HOWEVER SEVERE TREE DAMAGE OCCURRED THROUGH A LARGE  
GROVE OF TREES JUST NORTH OF THIS LOCATION WITH SIGNIFICANT DEBRIS  
LOADING NOTED IN THE TREES...MANY OF WHICH WERE SNAPPED AND/OR  
UPROOTED.  
   
TORNADO #7 - KOSCIUSKO COUNTY
 
 
RATING: EF-1  
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 95 MPH  
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: AROUND 0.6 MILE  
MILES PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: EST. 150 YARDS  
FATALITIES: NONE  
INJURIES: NONE  
 
START DATE: JUL 01 2014  
TIME: EST. 106 AM EDT  
START LOCATION: 2 MI S OF GRAVELTON, IN  
START LAT/LON: 41.1982 / -85.9226  
 
END DATE: JUL 01 2014  
END TIME: EST. 108 AM EDT  
END LOCATION: 2 MI ENE OF PALESTINE, IN  
END LAT/LON: 41.1915 / -85.9154  
 
SURVEY SUMMARY: A BRIEF EF-1 TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN SOUTH OF GRAVELTON  
NEAR A PROPERTY ON SOUTH COUNTY ROAD 400 WEST WHERE SEVERAL TREE  
TRUNKS WERE SNAPPED AT THE TOPS OF THE TREES WITH 2 TREES UPROOTED.  
A SMALL BARN SUFFERED EXTENSIVE ROOF DAMAGE AND PARTIAL WALL  
FAILURE. THE TORNADO QUICKLY SHIFTED TOWARDS THE SOUTHEAST CROSSING  
STATE ROUTE 25 WHERE IS BEGAN TO LIFT. PRIOR TO LIFTING...OVER 20  
HEALTHY TREES WERE EITHER UPROOTED OR SNAPPED SEVERAL FEET IN THE  
AIR. ONE OF THE UPROOTED TREES FELL ONTO A RESIDENCE.  
   
TORNADO #8 - LAPORTE COUNTY
 
 
RATING: EF-1  
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 105 MPH  
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: AROUND 0.25 MILE  
MILES PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: EST. 200 YARDS  
FATALITIES: NONE  
INJURIES: NONE  
 
START DATE: JUL 01 2014  
TIME: EST. 1211 AM EDT  
START LOCATION: PINHOOK, IN  
START LAT/LON: 41.5625 / -86.858  
 
END DATE: JUL 01 2014  
END TIME: EST. 1212 AM EDT  
END LOCATION: PINHOOK, IN  
END LAT/LON: 41.5617 / -86.853  
 
SURVEY SUMMARY: A BRIEF EF1 TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN JUST SOUTH OF  
HIGHWAY 2 NEAR THE TOWN OF PINHOOK AND LIFTED JUST EAST OF SOUTH  
WOZNIAK ROAD. THE TORNADO CAUSED WIDESPREAD SEVERE TREE DAMAGE AND  
DAMAGED MANY STRUCTURES INCLUDING A 2 STORY BARN WHICH WAS  
DESTROYED.  
   
TORNADO #9 - LAPORTE COUNTY
 
 
RATING: EF-1  
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 95 MPH  
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 4.8 MILES  
MILES PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: EST. 200 YARDS  
FATALITIES: NONE  
INJURIES: NONE  
 
START DATE: JUL 01 2014  
TIME: EST. 1224 AM EDT  
START LOCATION: 1 EAST KINGSFORD HEIGHTS, IN  
START LAT/LON: 41.4787 / -86.6837  
 
END DATE: JUL 01 2014  
END TIME: EST. 1228 AM EDT  
END LOCATION: 3 ENE OF SOUTH CENTER, IN  
END LAT/LON: 41.4849 / -86.5928  
 
SURVEY SUMMARY: AN EF1 TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN JUST EAST OF KINGSFORD  
HEIGHTS AND TRAVELED ENE TO JUST NORTH OF US 6 BEFORE DISSIPATING AS  
IT CROSSED THE KANKAKEE RIVER. EXTENSIVE WIDESPREAD TREE DAMAGE  
ALONG THE PATH OF THE TORNADO WAS NOTED. MANY HOMES IN THE PATH OF  
THE TORNADO SUFFERED DAMAGE FROM FELLED TREES.  
   
TORNADO #10 - STARKE COUNTY
 
 
RATING: EF-1  
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 100 MPH  
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 5 MILES  
MILES PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: EST. 400 YARDS  
FATALITIES: NONE  
INJURIES: NONE  
 
START DATE: JUL 01 2014  
TIME: EST. 1225 AM EDT  
START LOCATION: 4 S OF SOUTH CENTER, IN  
START LAT/LON: 41.4189 / -86.6409  
 
END DATE: JUL 01 2014  
END TIME: EST. 1228 AM EDT  
END LOCATION: 3 WNW OF KOONTZ LAKE, IN  
END LAT/LON: 41.4317 / -86.5472  
 
SURVEY SUMMARY: AN EF1 TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF  
N CR 300 E AND E CR 800 N. EXTENSIVE WIDESPREAD TREE DAMAGE ALONG  
THE PATH OF THE TORNADO WAS NOTED. SEVERAL HOMES IN THE PATH OF THE  
TORNADO SUSTAINED DAMAGE AS THE TORNADO MOVES EAST. A BARN WAS  
DESTROYED NEAR CR 700 E AND ROBBINS ROAD. MULTIPLE CENTER PIVOTS  
WERE FLIPPED IN CORN FIELDS.  
   
TORNADO #11 - STARKE/MARSHALL COUNTIES
 
 
RATING: EF-1  
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 110 MPH  
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 4.9 MILES  
MILES PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: EST. 400 YARDS  
FATALITIES: NONE  
INJURIES: NONE  
 
START DATE: JUL 01 2014  
TIME: EST. 1229 AM EDT  
START LOCATION: 2 W OF KOONTZ LAKE, IN  
START LAT/LON: 41.4187 / -86.5304  
 
END DATE: JUL 01 2014  
END TIME: EST. 1233 AM EDT  
END LOCATION: 3 ENE OF KOONTZ LAKE, IN  
END LAT/LON: 41.4384 / -86.4407  
 
SURVEY SUMMARY: A STRONG EF-1 TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN JUST EAST OF CR  
850 E AND JUST NORTH OF CR 800 N IN STARKE COUNTY. AS THE TORNADO  
MOVED ENE IT CAUSED EXTENSIVE DAMAGE TO HARDWOOD TREES...ESPECIALLY  
NORTH OF KOONTZ LAKE ALONG THE STARKE/MARSHALL COUNTY LINE. MINOR  
STRUCTURAL DAMAGE WAS NOTED TO SEVERAL HOMES NEAR THE END OF THE  
TORNADO. THE TORNADO LIFTED IN A GROVE OF TREES JUST EAST OF UNION  
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  
   
ELKHART COUNTY SURVEY
 
 
ABOUT 5 MILES SOUTHWEST OF GOSHEN...A SMALL SWATH OF TREE DAMAGE WAS  
SURVEYED ALONG STATE ROAD 119 NEAR COUNTY ROAD 38. NUMEROUS PINE  
TREES WERE SNAPPED OFF...ALONG WITH EXTENSIVE LIMB DAMAGE. THIS WAS  
FOUND TO BE THE RESULT OF STRAIGHT LINE WINDS ESTIMATED AROUND 70  
MPH.  
 
JUST WEST OF U.S. 33 ADJACENT TO THE GOSHEN MUNICIPAL AIRPORT...A  
LARGE OUTBUILDING HAD PART OF ITS ROOF REMOVED. AN EMPTY GRAIN BIN  
WAS REMOVED FROM ITS FOUNDATION AND FLATTENED. A GRAIN SILO WAS  
PARTIALLY SHIFTED OFF ITS FOUNDATION. A NUMBER OF LARGE TREE  
BRANCHES WERE SNAPPED OFF AND THROWN EASTWARD...SOME ACROSS U.S. 33.  
THIS WAS FOUND TO BE THE RESULT OF STRAIGHT LINE WINDS ESTIMATED  
AROUND 80 MPH.  
   
KOSCIUSKO COUNTY SURVEY
 
 
PARENT CIRCULATION ASSOCIATED WITH TORNADO #2 LED TO A MICROBURST  
THAT HIT THE NORTHWEST SIDE OF SYRACUSE. DAMAGE OCCURRED TO THE  
ATHLETIC COMPLEX AT WAWASEE HIGH SCHOOL AND POINTS NORTH INCLUDING  
BOSTON AND BROOKLYN STREETS WHERE EXTENSIVE TREE DAMAGE OCCURRED  
INCLUDING LIMBS AND TREES UPROOTED ONTO STRUCTURES. WIDESPREAD TREE  
DAMAGE CONTINUED NORTHEASTWARD ALONG THE NORTH SHORE OF SYRACUSE  
LAKE.  
 
STRAIGHT LINE WIND DAMAGE WAS NOTED IN NUMEROUS CORN FIELDS ALONG  
HIGHWAY 6 IN NORTHEAST KOSCIUSKO COUNTY WITH ESTIMATED WINDS AT 80  
MPH.  
   
LAGRANGE COUNTY SURVEY
 
 
IN ADDITION TO THE TORNADO IN LAGRANGE. AN EXTENSIVE MICROBURST WAS  
NOTED ACROSS SOUTHERN LAGRANGE SOUTH OF U.S. 20 WITH WINDS OF 85 MPH  
ESTIMATED. NUMEROUS LARGE TREES WHERE FELLED WITH MANY ROADS STILL  
BLOCKED IN TOWN. IN ADDITION SEVERAL HOUSES SUSTAINED MINOR  
STRUCTURAL DAMAGE. PARKVIEW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL LOST A SIGNIFICANT  
PORTION OF AN EXTERIOR WALL.  
 
ANOTHER SIGNIFICANT MICROBURST WAS SURVEYED BEGINNING ALONG THE  
NORTHEAST SIDE OF BIG LONG LAKE WHERE NUMEROUS TREES WERE UPROOTED  
AND FELL INTO HOMES. ONE FATALITY OCCURRED HERE WHERE A LARGE 8 FOOT  
DIAMETER OAK TREE FELL INTO THE SIDE OF THE HOUSE. DAMAGE CONTINUED  
NORTHEASTWARD TO THE TOWN OF STROH AND THE SOUTHWEST SIDE OF BIG  
TURKEY LAKE. WIDESPREAD TREE DAMAGE WAS NOTED IN STROH ALONG WITH  
MINOR STRUCTURAL DAMAGE.  
   
LAPORTE COUNTY SURVEY
 
 
ABOUT 2 MILES NORTH OF KINGSBURY ON U.S. 35...AN OUTBUILDING WAS  
DESTROYED. CORN WAS ALSO FLATTENED IN THIS AREA. THIS WAS FOUND TO  
BE THE RESULT OF STRAIGHT LINE WINDS ESTIMATED AROUND 80 MPH.  
 
AN EXTENSIVE SWATH OF DAMAGE WAS SURVEYED IN THE KINGSFORD HEIGHTS  
AREA. TREES WERE UPROOTED AND SNAPPED THROUGHOUT KINGSFORD  
HEIGHTS...RESULTING IN DAMAGE TO HOMES AND VEHICLES. WIDESPREAD TREE  
LIMB DAMAGE WAS OBSERVED EASTWARD TO ABOUT 5 MILES EAST OF KINGSFORD  
HEIGHTS ON U.S. 6. THIS WAS FOUND TO BE THE RESULT OF STRAIGHT LINE  
WINDS ESTIMATED UP TO 85 MPH.  
   
MARSHALL COUNTY SURVEY
 
 
IN ADDITION TO THE PLYMOUTH TORNADOES...AN INTENSE MICROBURST WAS  
FOUND TO THE SOUTH OF THESE TORNADO PATHS WITH MAX WIND SPEEDS  
ESTIMATED AT 80 TO 85 MPH. WIDESPREAD TREE DAMAGE WAS ASSOCIATED  
WITH THIS ON THE NORTH SIDE OF PLYMOUTH JUST SOUTH OF US 30.  
 
ADDITIONAL WIND DAMAGE WAS SURVEYED SOUTHEAST OF THE TOWN OF BREMEN  
NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF 7TH ROAD AND STATE ROAD 331. NUMEROUS WHITE  
PINE TREES WERE UPROOTED WITH SEVERAL COTTONWOOD TREES SNAPPED. A  
HOUSE ALSO SUSTAINED SIDING DAMAGE. JUST TO THE NORTHEAST OF THIS  
LOCATION A 250 YARD SWATH OF CORN WAS FLATTENED.  
 
ADDITIONAL INTENSE WIND DAMAGE WAS SURVEYED IN THE TOWN OF  
TIPPECANOE AND ESPECIALLY ALONG 18B ROAD. SEVERAL STRUCTURES  
SUSTAINED MINOR TO MODERATE DAMAGE WITH EXTENSIVE TREE DAMAGE IN  
SPOTS. THE MICROBURST WIND DAMAGE PATH EXTENDED FOR APPROXIMATELY 2  
MILES. WINDS HERE WERE ESTIMATED AT 80 TO 85 MPH.  
   
ST. JOSEPH COUNTY INDIANA SURVEY
 
 
A SWATH OF DAMAGE WAS SURVEYED ALONG JEFFERSON BOULEVARD FROM THE  
ST. JOSEPH RIVER EASTWARD TO JUST SOUTH OF BETHEL COLLEGE. MANY  
TREES WERE UPROOTED ALONG THIS PATH. THIS WAS FOUND TO BE THE RESULT  
OF STRAIGHT LINE WINDS ESTIMATED UP TO 80 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. ADDITIONAL SURVEYS MAY BE CONDUCTED AS ADDITIONAL  
INFORMATION BECOMES AVAILABLE.  
 

 
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