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The chance of earthquake damage in Atwood is about the same as Indiana average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Atwood is about the same as Indiana average and is much higher than the national average.

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Earthquake Index, #815

Atwood, IN
0.01
Indiana
0.12
U.S.
1.81

The earthquake index value is calculated based on historical earthquake events data using USA.com algorithms. It is an indicator of the earthquake level in a region. A higher earthquake index value means a higher chance of an earthquake.

Volcano Index, #1

Atwood, IN
0.0000
Indiana
0.0000
U.S.
0.0023

The volcano index value is calculated based on the currently known volcanoes using USA.com algorithms. It is an indicator of the possibility of a region being affected by a possible volcano eruption. A higher volcano index value means a higher chance of being affected.

Tornado Index, #288

Atwood, IN
269.49
Indiana
265.56
U.S.
136.45

The tornado index value is calculated based on historical tornado events data using USA.com algorithms. It is an indicator of the tornado level in a region. A higher tornado index value means a higher chance of tornado events.

Other Weather Extremes Events

A total of 3,423 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Atwood, IN were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:8Cold:5Dense Fog:3Drought:1
Dust Storm:0Flood:228Hail:924Heat:4Heavy Snow:79
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:28Landslide:0Strong Wind:50
Thunderstorm Winds:1,936Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:0Winter Storm:61Winter Weather:15
Other:81 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Atwood, IN.

Historical Earthquake Events

No historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Atwood, IN.

No historical earthquake events found in or near Atwood, IN.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 108 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Atwood, IN.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
7.11974-04-03441°12'N / 86°03'W41°25'N / 85°39'W25.40 Miles33 Yards1390K0Kosciusko
7.51974-04-03441°10'N / 86°06'W41°12'N / 86°03'W1.90 Miles33 Yards000K0Marshall
8.82007-10-18241°18'N / 86°10'W41°23'N / 86°02'W8.00 Miles440 Yards00600K0KMarshall
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado touched down near the intersection of 12B and Gumwood Roads, just west of Bourbon. Initial damage comprised of damage to shingles on a few roofs as well as some tree damage. As the tornado moved northeast and intensified it blew down a 3/8 mile long stretch of power poles. A total of 16 homes suffered damage from the tornado, 3 were destroyed, 1 suffered major damage and 12 suffered minor damage. Some barns, storage sheds, silos and garages suffered damage of varying degrees as well. The tornado reached the higher end of EF2 as it entered into Kosciusko County. A Bourbon Fire Department grass truck crashed into a ditch during the storm, with the driver being taken to the hospital for unknown injuries. It is not known as to why the crash occurred. 3 other non-specific minor injuries were reported. Damage is estimated at around $600,000. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A combination of strong dynamics, wind shear, and rapid low level moisture return all combined to produce severe weather across much of Northern Indiana. One of several supercell thunderstorms produced a long tracked tornado which reached the high end of EF3.
9.41956-08-12341°10'N / 86°03'W41°05'N / 85°50'W12.30 Miles800 Yards00250K0Kosciusko
10.21956-08-12341°14'N / 86°15'W41°10'N / 86°03'W11.10 Miles800 Yards01250K0Marshall
10.62007-10-18241°23'N / 86°02'W41°26'N / 86°00'W5.00 Miles880 Yards003.0M0KKosciusko
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado continued tracking northeast from Marshall county into extreme northwestern Kosciusko county. 116 structures were reported to have some sort of damage. 17 homes were destroyed, 6 suffered major damage and 17 minor damage. A horse was killed in a barn that was destroyed. Damage estimated around 3 million dollars. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A combination of strong dynamics, wind shear, and rapid low level moisture return all combined to produce severe weather across much of Northern Indiana. One of several supercell thunderstorms produced a long tracked tornado which reached the high end of EF3.
11.61976-03-20241°19'N / 86°15'W41°24'N / 86°03'W11.60 Miles77 Yards010250K0Marshall
12.61964-04-28241°26'N / 85°59'W41°27'N / 85°59'W1.10 Miles100 Yards000K0Kosciusko
13.81954-06-01241°14'N / 86°14'W003K0Marshall
14.42007-10-18341°26'N / 86°00'W41°30'N / 85°53'W7.00 Miles880 Yards0011.0M0KElkhart
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado continued northeast out of Kosciusko County into the southeast side of Nappanee where the most extensive damage occurred. The width of the tornado decreased to one quarter mile and intensified just south of US-6 and County Road 7 as wind speeds increased to around 165 mph, in the upper range of the EF3 rating. The tornado went through an area populated by homes, restaurants, convenience stores and 3 RV plants, all of which sustained varying degrees of damage. Local officials reported that 459 buildings were damaged. Of these, 352 were homes with 52 of those being destroyed or uninhabitable. 81 businesses were damaged and 26 destroyed. A few minor injuries were also reported, mainly from people trapped in some of the houses and a few businesses. The tornado continued into the Blackstone subdivision where numerous homes were damaged or destroyed. The tornado continued to west of New Paris near the intersection of County Roads 46 and 17 where it lifted. Numerous vehicles of all varieties sustained severe damage. Damage is estimated around $11 million. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A combination of strong dynamics, wind shear, and rapid low level moisture return all combined to produce severe weather across much of Northern Indiana. One of several supercell thunderstorms produced a long tracked tornado which reached the high end of EF3.
14.91964-04-28241°27'N / 85°59'W41°30'N / 85°59'W3.40 Miles100 Yards02250K0Elkhart
15.21957-06-14241°13'N / 85°41'W0025K0Kosciusko
15.71961-07-23341°20'N / 85°41'W0325K0Kosciusko
17.21988-10-16241°28'N / 86°00'W41°33'N / 85°56'W6.00 Miles40 Yards002.5M0Elkhart
18.42000-06-14241°02'N / 85°47'W41°03'N / 85°45'W1.00 Mile100 Yards00200K10KKosciusko
 Brief Description: The last farm was hit when the tornado was located just west of 1300 S and 400 E in Kosciusko County. Two barns, a garage, and several outbuildings were completely destroyed with some of the foundations swept clean. The house and two cars were severely damaged from large pieces of flying debris. A 17 foot boat was thrown about 20 yards and severely damaged. Most of the trees on this farm were destroyed. Debris from this farm was carried up to one half mile away as the tornado crossed 400 E and then lifted back into the clouds. Synoptic and mesoscale conditions for June 14th... A significant mid-level shortwave trough was located over Iowa on the morning of June 14th with an outflow dominated squall line across western Illinois. Rapid destabilization ensued later in the morning across eastern Illinois and northern Indiana with CAPES to 3500 j/kg by early afternoon. VAD wind profiles showed 850 millibar winds in excess of 50 knots in advance of the upper trough by afternoon and as storms developed along the left over outflow boundary across Illinois... they quickly became severe and organized into a large bow echo and moved quickly eastward into northern Indiana causing extensive wind damage. By late afternoon... a short segmented squall line developed just ahead of this bow echo squall line and extended from a St. Joseph to Fulton county line. Along the southern end of this line... an embedded tornadic supercell developed and interacted with a left over storm-scale outflow boundary to produce the Wabash/Kosciusko and DeKalb county tornadoes. The lack of significant low level shear likely prevented a much larger and more widespread tornado event especially across Whitley and Allen counties where several funnel clouds were captured on film but failed to touch down.
18.42000-06-14241°01'N / 85°48'W41°03'N / 85°46'W4.00 Miles200 Yards03700K30KWabash
 Brief Description: The tornado touched down again, hitting a farm at 1300 N and 100 W. A man suffered a broken leg here. Two hog sheds and a large grain bin were destroyed. A 200-yard swath of trees were uprooted to the northeast along the railroad tracks. Another man suffered back and chest injuries as the tornado continued to the intersection of 1300 N and Meridian Road and demolished the barn in which he stood. A 5th wheel camper was rolled 50 yards from its original position destroying it. The tornado continued to the next farm just south of 1400 N and 100 E. The barn was destroyed and the house suffered moderate damage, primarily from flying tree debris. The tornado snapped a utility pole, which fell on an 18-year-old boy, breaking his leg. Many trees and power lines were downed along the way. From here, the tornado continued until the Wabash/Kosciusko county line. Synoptic and mesoscale conditions for June 14th... A significant mid-level shortwave trough was located over Iowa on the morning of June 14th with an outflow dominated squall line across western Illinois. Rapid destabilization ensued later in the morning across eastern Illinois and northern Indiana with CAPES to 3500 j/kg by early afternoon. VAD wind profiles showed 850 millibar winds in excess of 50 knots in advance of the upper trough by afternoon and as storms developed along the left over outflow boundary across Illinois... they quickly became severe and organized into a large bow echo and moved quickly eastward into northern Indiana causing extensive wind damage. By late afternoon... a short segmented squall line developed just ahead of this bow echo squall line and extended from a St. Joseph to Fulton county line. Along the southern end of this line... an embedded tornadic supercell developed and interacted with a left over storm-scale outflow boundary to produce the Wabash/Kosciusko and DeKalb county tornadoes. The lack of significant low level shear likely prevented a much larger and more widespread tornado event especially across Whitley and Allen counties where several funnel clouds were captured on film but failed to touch down.
19.01956-04-03340°59'N / 85°58'W1.50 Miles70 Yards0025K0Kosciusko
19.81967-10-24241°26'N / 85°40'W05250K0Kosciusko
19.91961-06-13241°21'N / 86°20'W003K0Marshall
20.51974-04-03441°25'N / 85°39'W41°26'N / 85°38'W000K0Elkhart
21.11963-04-17240°59'N / 85°46'W41°07'N / 85°35'W13.00 Miles33 Yards00250K0Wabash
21.31956-04-03241°07'N / 86°23'W41°10'N / 86°19'W4.10 Miles50 Yards0025K0Fulton
21.41974-04-03440°57'N / 86°28'W41°10'N / 86°06'W24.10 Miles1760 Yards61380K0Fulton
21.71957-06-14341°04'N / 86°18'W0025K0Fulton
21.71965-04-11341°29'N / 86°17'W41°35'N / 86°04'W12.90 Miles250 Yards32725.0M0St. Joseph
22.51967-10-24241°35'N / 86°01'W003K0Elkhart
23.61951-06-21341°07'N / 86°25'W41°07'N / 86°21'W2.70 Miles1760 Yards022.5M0Fulton
23.91954-06-12241°34'N / 86°11'W003K0St. Joseph
24.21965-04-11341°35'N / 86°04'W41°38'N / 85°58'W5.60 Miles250 Yards00250K0Elkhart
24.41965-04-11441°31'N / 86°04'W41°42'N / 85°44'W21.20 Miles33 Yards312520K0Elkhart
24.51965-04-11341°24'N / 86°28'W41°29'N / 86°17'W10.70 Miles250 Yards32825.0M0Marshall
25.01965-04-11441°35'N / 86°12'W41°37'N / 86°04'W6.90 Miles333 Yards0270K0St. Joseph
25.11990-06-02241°17'N / 85°31'W41°20'N / 85°28'W3.50 Miles220 Yards09250K0Noble
25.31989-09-01241°04'N / 86°23'W1.50 Miles500 Yards032.5M0Fulton
26.81951-06-21341°07'N / 86°29'W41°07'N / 86°25'W2.70 Miles1760 Yards022.5M0Pulaski
27.31954-05-31240°52'N / 86°02'W003K0Miami
28.41974-04-03441°26'N / 85°38'W41°35'N / 85°26'W14.40 Miles33 Yards1240K0Noble
28.71965-04-11441°37'N / 86°04'W41°43'N / 85°40'W21.60 Miles333 Yards312520K0Elkhart
29.22001-10-24241°39'N / 86°08'W41°42'N / 86°01'W4.50 Miles1320 Yards001.3M0St. Joseph
29.31965-04-11441°37'N / 85°42'W41°38'N / 85°40'W00250K0Elkhart
29.81965-07-16241°09'N / 85°25'W41°06'N / 85°26'W2.70 Miles33 Yards0025K0Whitley
29.91965-04-11341°21'N / 86°35'W41°24'N / 86°28'W6.40 Miles250 Yards42725.0M0Starke
31.01976-03-12341°17'N / 86°39'W41°24'N / 86°28'W12.10 Miles40 Yards0425K0Starke
31.71980-06-28241°40'N / 86°15'W002.5M0St. Joseph
32.61980-07-05241°43'N / 85°49'W00250K0Elkhart
32.81962-04-30341°42'N / 86°04'W41°46'N / 85°49'W13.40 Miles33 Yards00250K0Elkhart
32.81968-06-23241°18'N / 86°36'W0025K0Starke
32.91958-07-29241°23'N / 86°35'W0025K0Starke
32.91965-09-14241°23'N / 86°35'W00250K0Starke
33.21998-06-11241°06'N / 86°40'W41°09'N / 86°30'W9.00 Miles100 Yards011.0M100KPulaski
 Brief Description: 4 TRAILER HOMES DESTROYED, SEVERAL OTHERS SUFFERED MINOR TO MAJOR DAMAGE, ONE HOME AND BARN DESTROYED, SEVERAL OTHER HOMES SUFFERED MODERATE DAMAGE. TORNADO STARTED IN RIPLEY AND TRACKED EAST NORTHEAST TO MONTEREY BEFORE IT LIFTED. EXTENSIVE TREE DAMAGE OCCURRED ALONG THE TORNADOES PATH. Synoptic and mesoscale conditions for June 11, 1998... Morning sfc and upper air analysis revealed a potent upper short wave trough across North Dakota with an intensifying area of sfc low pressure across southwest Kansas. An unseasonably strong 140 knot jet streak was ejecting out of this trough across Kansas with the left front exit region progged into central Indiana after 18Z. Increasing moisture convergence and theta-e advection along the northward lifting warmfront was seen as 850 mb winds were forecast to increase to 55 knots. By 21Z, the sfc low had moved into eastern Iowa and deepened to 994 mb. The prestorm enviornment was characterized by moderate to extreme instability (LI values -7 to -9 and CAPE values in excess of 2000 J/kg) with temperatures in the lower 80s and dewpoints in the low/mid 70s. This combined with a dry punch at 700mb and deep layer shear along the warm front, where storm relative helicity values increased to 400 M2/S2, lay the foundation for an outbreak of damaging tornadoes across Indiana.
33.71962-04-30341°40'N / 86°31'W41°42'N / 86°04'W23.10 Miles33 Yards049250K0St. Joseph
34.01974-04-03341°25'N / 85°28'W41°31'N / 85°17'W11.40 Miles150 Yards33825.0M0Noble
34.11958-06-24241°45'N / 86°07'W41°45'N / 85°58'W7.30 Miles33 Yards0025K0St. Joseph
35.21974-04-03440°55'N / 86°31'W40°57'N / 86°28'W1.90 Miles33 Yards070K0Pulaski
35.31968-05-16340°44'N / 85°51'W40°49'N / 85°39'W11.60 Miles33 Yards112250K0Wabash
35.82001-10-24341°37'N / 86°26'W41°45'N / 86°18'W15.00 Miles1320 Yards123.0M0St. Joseph
 Brief Description: This tornado touched down just southwest of Crumstown in St Joseph county Indiana and moved northeast into Berrien county Michigan (see Storm Data for Michigan, Extreme Southwest for more information on the end portion of this tornado). In St Joseph county Indiana the most significant damage was across Crumstown, where F3 damage with a path width up to 3/4 mile occurred. The tornado then moved to near the Michiana Regional Airport and across the Indiana Turnpike causing F0-F1 damage. Two men were injured northwest of South Bend. One man later died from his injuries. The tornado moved into Berrien county Michigan 6 miles NNW of South Bend.
36.01976-03-12241°38'N / 85°38'W41°44'N / 85°30'W9.30 Miles100 Yards09250K0Lagrange
36.11956-04-03241°38'N / 85°29'W003K0Lagrange
36.21968-05-16340°49'N / 85°39'W40°58'N / 85°18'W20.80 Miles33 Yards033K0Huntington
36.31967-07-01240°53'N / 85°29'W0.50 Mile300 Yards0225K0Huntington
36.61985-06-15240°50'N / 85°33'W0.30 Mile33 Yards0025K0Huntington
38.41965-04-11441°43'N / 85°40'W41°45'N / 85°30'W8.50 Miles333 Yards5420K0Lagrange
38.41963-04-17240°58'N / 85°25'W41°02'N / 85°13'W11.10 Miles33 Yards00250K0Huntington
38.71959-09-28240°52'N / 86°30'W003K0Cass
38.71961-06-22240°52'N / 86°30'W003K0Cass
39.01963-04-29340°44'N / 86°23'W40°44'N / 86°06'W14.50 Miles33 Yards000K0Miami
39.11974-04-03440°52'N / 86°34'W40°55'N / 86°31'W3.60 Miles33 Yards040K0Cass
39.21998-08-25241°51'N / 86°14'W41°47'N / 85°59'W9.00 Miles800 Yards00500K0Cass
 Brief Description: ONE MOBILE HOME WAS COMPLETELY DEMOLISHED ON SOUTH SIDE OF JUNO LAKE AND SEVERAL OTHER HOMES AROUND JUNO, PAINTER, EAGLE AND CHRISTAN LAKE SUFFERED MINOR TO MODERATE STRUCTURAL DAMAGE. AN RV WAS TOSSED ABOUT AND ROTATED 180 DEGREES WHICH CAUSED MAJOR DAMAGE. NUMEROUS TREES WERE COMPLETELY FLATTENED WHICH ALSO CAUSED DAMAGE TO HOMES. MANY ROADS WERE BLOCKED BY FALLEN TREES...SNAPPED POWER POLES AND DOWNED POWER LINES. THIS TORNADO BEGAN IN NILES AND PEAKED IN INTENSITY AND WIDTH 3 MILES NORTHWEST OF EDWARDSBURG WHERE IT WIDENED OUT TO ONE HALF MILE. IT CONTINUED ON TOWARD THE TOWN OF BRISTOL IN NORTHEAST ELKHART COUNTY BEFORE LIFTING.
39.21965-04-11441°38'N / 85°40'W41°44'N / 85°16'W21.60 Miles177 Yards5412.5M0Lagrange
39.41961-05-06341°32'N / 85°25'W41°33'N / 85°12'W11.00 Miles800 Yards052.5M0Lagrange
39.81958-06-13240°46'N / 86°22'W0025K0Cass
40.22005-07-26240°42'N / 86°09'W40°41'N / 86°08'W3.00 Miles100 Yards00350K0Miami
 Brief Description: A NWS survey confirmed that a tornado that had caused damage across extreme eastern Cass county in Indiana crossed into Miami county and continued to cause damage as it moved just north of the Grissom Air Force base. The tornado dropped into a river valley and flipped over some conveyor machines in a quarry located in the valley. Damage to these was consistent with an F1 tornado. The tornado intensified as it moved into a area of houses in this valley. The first house that was struck suffered extensive damage with its garage and porch destroyed. Damage from the first home impacted a second home, also causing extensive damage to the west side of the house. This damage was consistent with an F2 tornado. As the tornado lifted out of the valley, it quickly dissipated. The tornado was on the ground for 3 miles in Miami county with a total track of 4 miles during its lifetime. No injuries were reported as one house was unoccupied and the residents of the other house, had sought shelter in their basement.
40.71953-05-17241°47'N / 85°46'W41°51'N / 85°40'W6.40 Miles33 Yards003K0St. Joseph
41.01965-11-26341°42'N / 86°30'W1.00 Mile70 Yards00250K0St. Joseph
41.21992-07-14241°27'N / 85°17'W41°27'N / 85°09'W4.00 Miles150 Yards02825.0M0Noble
41.41956-06-26241°49'N / 86°16'W0.10 Mile17 Yards000K0Berrien
41.52005-07-26240°41'N / 86°13'W40°41'N / 86°11'W1.00 Mile100 Yards00100K0Cass
 Brief Description: A NWS survey confirmed a tornado touched down a few hundred feet west of county road 950 E between 500 and 600 S, just southwest of Onward. Extensive damage occurred to a barn as well as numerous trees in the area. The door of the barn was open which likely aided in the destruction of the barn. Damage in the area was consistent with a tornado of F2 intensity. The tornado continued on into Miami county where additional damage was found.
41.92010-06-05241°49'N / 85°41'W41°46'N / 85°29'W11.00 Miles200 Yards00300K0KSt. Joseph
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A survey of damage across southern St. Joseph county was performed by NWS Personnel. The damage found indicates that a circulation touched down over an open field north of Miller Road and west of Blue School Road. The tornado initially struck two barns, destroying them and sending the debris several miles downwind. The tornado then picked up a trailer at a local Port-A-Jon business. It appears that a combination of the strong winds and the trailer striking one of the guy wires, resulted in a 350 foot cell tower being blown down into an adjacent tower, causing the failure of both (DI: FST DOD:2). The tornado then continued across mainly open fields, scouring a 200 yard wide area of corn, just to the east-southeast of the cell towers and several trees along its track. The final damage occurred at a residence where minor roof damage was done to a barn, as well as more focused tree damage and a center pivot irrigation system being flipped. The tornado reached a maximum of roughly 200 yards in width and was on the ground for over 10 miles. Maximum winds are estimated at around 125 mph. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A warm front worked north towards lower Michigan during the evening hours of the 5th. Storms were initially slow to organize, but quickly intensified and became super cellular as they moved off Lake Michigan. A combination of tornadoes and micro bursts were found in surveys across Berrien, Cass and St. Joseph counties.
42.11974-04-03341°31'N / 85°17'W41°34'N / 85°13'W4.30 Miles1000 Yards000K0Lagrange
42.51960-06-16241°50'N / 86°16'W003K0Berrien
42.51965-04-11341°24'N / 86°55'W41°30'N / 86°35'W18.30 Miles33 Yards0025.0M0La Porte
42.91976-03-12241°41'N / 85°30'W41°45'N / 85°19'W10.10 Miles127 Yards0825K0Lagrange
43.11958-05-31241°40'N / 86°36'W1.00 Mile33 Yards0225K0La Porte
43.52000-06-14241°17'N / 85°09'W41°17'N / 85°07'W3.00 Miles400 Yards00200K0De Kalb
 Brief Description: The tornado touched down on CR 64, one half mile west of Indian Springs Camp Ground. Trees and power lines were knocked down and many were snapped and uprooted. Extensive roof damage occurred to houses in the area. A barn was damaged with much of its roof torn off and outbuildings were either damaged or destroyed. The tornado then lifted back into its parent cloud. Synoptic and mesoscale conditions for June 14th... A significant mid-level shortwave trough was located over Iowa on the morning of June 14th with an outflow dominated squall line across western Illinois. Rapid destabilization ensued later in the morning across eastern Illinois and northern Indiana with CAPES to 3500 j/kg by early afternoon. VAD wind profiles showed 850 millibar winds in excess of 50 knots in advance of the upper trough by afternoon and as storms developed along the left over outflow boundary across Illinois... they quickly became severe and organized into a large bow echo and moved quickly eastward into northern Indiana causing extensive wind damage. By late afternoon... a short segmented squall line developed just ahead of this bow echo squall line and extended from a St. Joseph to Fulton county line. Along the southern end of this line... an embedded tornadic supercell developed and interacted with a left over storm-scale outflow boundary to produce the Wabash/Kosciusko and DeKalb county tornadoes. The lack of significant low level shear likely prevented a much larger and more widespread tornado event especially across Whitley and Allen counties where several funnel clouds were captured on film but failed to touch down.
43.62001-10-24241°26'N / 86°54'W41°40'N / 86°32'W33.00 Miles1760 Yards10750K0La Porte
44.42010-06-06340°38'N / 86°10'W40°37'N / 86°03'W6.00 Miles250 Yards000.8M0KMiami
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado that entered this county exited the Grissom Air Reserve base on the Cass/Miami county line and continued east-southeast, crossing a small area of trees where signs of slight debarking was noted (DI: TH DOD: 5). The tornado continued on along to the 3000 block of County Road 900 South where the most substantial damage occurred to a one and one half story home. Only a few kitchen walls remains of the structure (DI: FR12, DOD 8) with one resident in the kitchen and one in the basement. Two other residences suffered extensive damage but remained intact. The tornado crossed US 31 and continued for a few more miles, causing some additional tree and structure damage including several buildings at a hog farm being destroyed. The tornado eventually dissipated east of Strawpike Road, north of East 1000 South in a field. A local newspaper article reported that a check that was originally located at the destroyed home, was found nearly 50 miles away in Wells county in perfect condition. Total damage along the track of the tornado is estimated at $750,000. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A supercell developed ahead of a cold front in Illinois and tracked east-southeast through Benton county into White county. This storm produced three tornadoes across Indiana, an EF0 in eastern White county (which moved into Carroll county), an EF1 which started in eastern Carroll county and moved into Cass county, and a third, a stronger EF3 which formed near the Grissom Air Force base in Cass county and moved rapidly east into Miami county. Despite the tornadoes occurring during the overnight hours, no fatalities occurred.
44.42010-06-06240°38'N / 86°10'W40°38'N / 86°10'W1.00 Mile175 Yards01125K0KCass
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: After a brief break, the supercell produced one more circulation which touched down just west of the Cass/Miami county line along South County Road 1000 East. Several yards in the area had trees uprooted and limbs down (DI: TH, DOD: 4). A few residences were impacted by the trees, causing mainly roof or window damage . The circulation then went into a dense grove of trees with the circulation briefly weakening before coming back out near the Grissom Air Reserve Base. A 200 foot section of security fence on the southwest corner of the base was blown down into the adjacent roadway and portions of the nearby field before crossing into Miami county. An Automated Weather Observation System recorded a 114 mph wind gust as the circulation passed through. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A supercell developed ahead of a cold front in Illinois and tracked east-southeast through Benton county into White county. This storm produced three tornadoes across Indiana, an EF0 in eastern White county (which moved into Carroll county), an EF1 which started in eastern Carroll county and moved into Cass county, and a third, a stronger EF3 which formed near the Grissom Air Force base in Cass county and moved rapidly east into Miami county. Despite the tornadoes occurring during the overnight hours, no fatalities occurred.
44.51992-07-14241°27'N / 85°09'W41°27'N / 85°09'W4.00 Miles150 Yards0025.0M0De Kalb
45.41968-05-16340°58'N / 85°18'W41°06'N / 85°00'W17.90 Miles33 Yards000K0Allen
45.41986-06-19241°55'N / 86°00'W1.30 Miles700 Yards002.5M0Cass
45.51992-10-08241°04'N / 85°08'W2.00 Miles20 Yards09250K0Allen
45.52001-05-26241°04'N / 85°08'W41°04'N / 85°08'W3.00 Miles300 Yards036.5M0Allen
 Brief Description: Tornado touched down as as F1 at the Northcrest shopping mall on the northwest side of Fort Wayne. Damaged to mall and surrounding businesses. Cars flipped over in parking lot with one person injured. Tornado then briefly lifted and touched down one half mile to the northeast as an F2. Extensive damage to the Papermill subdivision with F2 damage to two homes, an office complex, a retirement home, and a steeple torn off a church. One injury at the retirement home and one in the subdivision. Tornado proceeded northeast with F0-F1 damage to the Concordia Seminary and adjacent structures before the tornado lifted on the northeast side of the Seminary grounds. Synoptic and mesoscale conditions and event summary for Saturday May 26th, 2001 A low topped supercell thunderstorm developed in Cass county Indiana, and moved northeast through the Fort Wayne metropolitan area and into northwest Ohio. This thunderstorm produced several tornadoes and numerous funnel clouds. The wind field was favorable for rotating storms on with strong veering in the KIWX Wind Profile. This was on the south side of a unseasonably cold closed upper low in the mid and upper levels. Surface temperatures in the lower 50s, and scattered showers were against strong thunderstorm development. However sunshine over central Indiana allowed enough heating for a thunderstorm to develop and quickly began rotating.
46.41960-05-21241°34'N / 86°46'W003K0La Porte
46.81956-03-06240°35'N / 85°54'W003K0Miami
46.81974-04-03240°40'N / 85°30'W40°47'N / 85°20'W11.50 Miles350 Yards000K0Huntington
47.01979-04-12241°51'N / 86°23'W41°54'N / 86°20'W3.30 Miles60 Yards06250K0Berrien
47.62001-10-24241°28'N / 85°12'W41°32'N / 85°01'W7.00 Miles440 Yards001.0M0De Kalb
 Brief Description: On Wednesday 10/24/01 a surface low pressure system tracked rapidly northeast from the mid Mississippi Valley to northern Lake Michigan and deepened significantly. The accompanying cold front surged east from the Mississippi Valley during the afternoon to southeast Michigan and western Ohio in the evening. The deepening surface low was the result of a negatively tilted upper level trough approaching the Mississippi Valley. The air mass ahead of the cold front was quite unstable with lifted indices around -5C and surface dewpoints of 65-70F. Strong veering wind fields were over the area with 20-30kt S-SSE flow at the surface veering rapidly in the low levels to southwest at 45kts, then remaining unidirectional above with wind speeds increasing to 65kt at 20,000 ft. An area of Thunderstorms across Illinois in the early afternoon formed into a line as they moved into northwest Indiana. Two strong bow echoes developed over northwest and north central Indiana during the late afternoon and moved northeast at 50 MPH into southern Michigan. Numerous tornadoes occurred in the comma heads of the bow echoes. Isolated supercells ahead of the main squall line produced little severe weather except for a tornado that occurred over northwest Ohio in the evening when the squall line merged with a supercell.
47.71953-03-18241°02'N / 85°08'W41°03'N / 85°04'W1.90 Miles33 Yards0025K0Allen
47.81950-07-19241°04'N / 85°05'W41°05'N / 85°05'W1.10 Miles100 Yards000K0Allen
47.81957-03-14241°39'N / 86°44'W003K0La Porte
47.92010-06-05241°57'N / 86°05'W41°57'N / 86°02'W3.00 Miles200 Yards00100K0KCass
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: After leaving behind a swath of microburst winds, the storm intensified with a tornado touching down about a half mile southwest of Southwestern Michigan College, near Dowagiac. The circulation initially impacted the Pokagan subdivision with numerous homes suffering varying degrees of damage (DI: FR12 DOD: 4). The circulation continued east-southeast through mainly open and wooded areas, severely damaging numerous trees. The most extensive tree damage occurred near Michigan 62, west of Twin Lake Road where a 600 yard wide area of trees suffered extensive damage. The circulation was likely embedded within a much larger area of rear flank downdraft winds. The circulation then turned more southeast and hit a cemetery on Michigan 62, south of Cass Street. The circulation quickly dissipated after this point. Maximum winds are estimated at around 115 mph. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A warm front worked north towards lower Michigan during the evening hours of the 5th. Storms were initially slow to organize, but quickly intensified and became super cellular as they moved off Lake Michigan. A combination of tornadoes and micro bursts were found in surveys across Berrien, Cass and St. Joseph counties.
48.41955-05-28240°32'N / 85°59'W40°35'N / 85°52'W6.80 Miles100 Yards032.5M0Howard
48.71994-04-26241°06'N / 86°53'W20.00 Miles440 Yards00500K0Pulaski
 Brief Description: The tornado touched down near Francesville in southwest Pulaski County then tracked northeast across the entire county entering extreme northeast Fulton county 1.1 miles northeast of Monterey at 2313 EST. It then crossed into extreme southwest Marshall county 3.7 miles southwest of Culver at 2315 EST and lifted at 2321 EST about 2.5 miles southeast of Culver. The tornado destroyed five farm buildings, and damaged numerous others. One home was destroyed. A mobile home was lifted off the ground and placed on top of a car. Dozens of large trees were uprooted at Tippecanoe River State Park north of Winamac. The tornado damage path was intermittent.
48.81963-04-17441°06'N / 86°54'W41°05'N / 86°52'W020K0Pulaski
49.11956-03-06240°35'N / 86°16'W2.00 Miles30 Yards0125K0Cass
49.31958-06-13240°45'N / 86°43'W40°45'N / 86°33'W8.40 Miles50 Yards0025K0White
49.91976-03-12241°45'N / 85°19'W41°47'N / 85°15'W3.30 Miles100 Yards0025K0St. Joseph
49.91961-07-28240°45'N / 86°39'W0025K0White


* The information on this page is based on the global volcano database, the U.S. earthquake database of 1638-1985, and the U.S. Tornado and Weather Extremes database of 1950-2010.


 
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