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

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Earthquake Index, #181

Eminence, IN
0.07
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

Eminence, 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, #447

Eminence, IN
247.28
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 4,730 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Eminence, IN were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:1Cold:15Dense Fog:11Drought:7
Dust Storm:0Flood:661Hail:1,161Heat:14Heavy Snow:46
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:19Landslide:0Strong Wind:32
Thunderstorm Winds:2,376Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:0Winter Storm:72Winter Weather:24
Other:291 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Eminence, IN.

Historical Earthquake Events

A total of 1 historical earthquake event that had a recorded magnitude of 3.5 or above found in or near Eminence, IN.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeDepth (km)LatitudeLongitude
30.91984-07-2841039.22-87.07

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 113 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Eminence, IN.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
0.61954-06-26239°31'N / 86°38'W003K0Morgan
3.81992-07-30239°31'N / 86°39'W39°29'N / 86°30'W6.00 Miles200 Yards0025K0Morgan
8.41961-07-21239°31'N / 86°48'W1.00 Mile20 Yards0025K0Putnam
10.71968-05-15239°37'N / 86°32'W39°37'N / 86°26'W5.20 Miles33 Yards05250K0Hendricks
10.81969-05-10239°34'N / 86°58'W39°38'N / 86°40'W16.50 Miles400 Yards07250K0Putnam
12.21992-11-22339°24'N / 86°31'W39°35'N / 86°19'W15.00 Miles867 Yards002.5M0Morgan
12.71956-02-25239°26'N / 86°26'W2.00 Miles60 Yards0325K0Morgan
13.72002-09-20339°22'N / 86°32'W39°35'N / 86°15'W20.00 Miles150 Yards02815.0M30KMorgan
 Brief Description: One of Indiana's longest tracking tornados formed along a squall line on the morning of September 20. The tornado touched down near Ellettsville in Monroe county and then remained on the ground for 112 miles before lifting in Blackford county. The tornado produced F3 damage at its strongest points. Nearly 100 single family homes were destroyed, along with several mobile homes. Some apartments were also destroyed. Many businesses and hundreds of homes received damage. Several counties were declared disaster areas.
14.51968-05-15239°37'N / 86°26'W39°37'N / 86°22'W3.60 Miles33 Yards000K0Morgan
14.61986-03-10339°22'N / 86°31'W39°35'N / 86°14'W15.00 Miles440 Yards092.5M0Morgan
14.71976-06-24239°18'N / 86°44'W39°20'N / 86°42'W2.30 Miles100 Yards00250K0Owen
15.21976-03-20239°39'N / 86°52'W39°47'N / 86°41'W13.20 Miles200 Yards0025K0Putnam
16.92002-09-20339°14'N / 86°37'W39°20'N / 86°31'W10.50 Miles150 Yards0010.0M20KMonroe
 Brief Description: One of Indiana's longest tracking tornados formed along a squall line on the morning of September 20. The tornado touched down near Ellettsville in Monroe county and then remained on the ground for 112 miles before lifting in Blackford county. The tornado produced F3 damage at its strongest points. Nearly 100 single family homes were destroyed, along with several mobile homes. Some apartments were also destroyed. Many businesses and hundreds of homes received damage. Several counties were declared disaster areas.
17.11992-11-22339°15'N / 86°39'W39°18'N / 86°34'W5.30 Miles867 Yards03250K0Monroe
17.71988-10-17239°41'N / 86°23'W0.50 Mile100 Yards00250K0Hendricks
18.61954-07-20239°43'N / 86°24'W0025K0Hendricks
18.81956-04-03239°25'N / 86°58'W0025K0Tippecanoe
19.11990-06-02239°47'N / 86°44'W39°48'N / 86°42'W2.00 Miles50 Yards11250K0Putnam
19.91990-06-02239°48'N / 86°42'W39°49'N / 86°40'W1.50 Miles50 Yards05250K0Hendricks
20.01962-05-26239°32'N / 86°16'W0025K0Morgan
20.51975-04-18239°13'N / 86°40'W39°14'N / 86°37'W2.70 Miles50 Yards01250K0Monroe
21.01973-05-27239°12'N / 86°27'W39°37'N / 86°06'W34.30 Miles50 Yards00250K0Monroe
22.21976-03-20239°47'N / 86°41'W39°54'N / 86°31'W11.70 Miles33 Yards0025K0Hendricks
22.31975-04-18239°11'N / 86°42'W39°13'N / 86°40'W1.90 Miles50 Yards01250K0Owen
22.81965-01-23239°49'N / 86°27'W003K0Hendricks
23.21992-11-22339°43'N / 86°54'W39°52'N / 86°54'W9.00 Miles867 Yards012.5M0Putnam
23.61973-05-27239°12'N / 87°18'W39°39'N / 86°50'W39.80 Miles50 Yards00250K0Sullivan
24.41973-05-27239°39'N / 86°50'W40°06'N / 86°25'W38.10 Miles50 Yards00250K0Hendricks
24.61973-05-27239°10'N / 86°36'W30.00 Miles50 Yards00250K0Monroe
24.61973-06-26239°10'N / 86°33'W39°14'N / 86°20'W12.40 Miles50 Yards00250K0Monroe
25.31956-02-25239°31'N / 86°10'W00250K0Johnson
25.41978-06-25339°45'N / 86°16'W1.00 Mile100 Yards000K0Marion
25.72002-09-20339°32'N / 86°13'W39°38'N / 86°07'W7.50 Miles150 Yards0025.0M10KJohnson
 Brief Description: One of Indiana's longest tracking tornados formed along a squall line on the morning of September 20. The tornado touched down near Ellettsville in Monroe county and then remained on the ground for 112 miles before lifting in Blackford county. The tornado produced F3 damage at its strongest points. Nearly 100 single family homes were destroyed, along with several mobile homes. Some apartments were also destroyed. Many businesses and hundreds of homes received damage. Several counties were declared disaster areas.
25.71970-04-19239°08'N / 86°39'W39°10'N / 86°33'W5.60 Miles30 Yards06250K0Monroe
28.51961-08-19239°56'N / 86°38'W0025K0Boone
28.51959-02-10239°41'N / 86°09'W0.40 Mile50 Yards0025K0Marion
28.81992-11-22339°52'N / 86°54'W39°55'N / 86°53'W3.00 Miles867 Yards002.5M0Montgomery
29.41986-03-10339°35'N / 86°14'W39°41'N / 85°59'W15.00 Miles440 Yards032.5M0Johnson
29.91954-10-11339°27'N / 86°07'W39°30'N / 86°03'W4.70 Miles100 Yards20250K0Johnson
30.41955-11-15239°46'N / 86°10'W0225K0Marion
30.41969-08-09339°49'N / 86°13'W0.10 Mile167 Yards06250K0Marion
31.52008-06-03239°19'N / 86°08'W39°20'N / 86°05'W3.00 Miles150 Yards00200K0KBrown
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: In Brown County near Peoga damaged occurred to twenty to thirty homes, a barn, powerlines, trees, and a carport due to a tornado. One indirect injury occurred when I firefighter suffered heat stroke. In Johnson County at Camp Atterbury forty buildings were damaged, dozens of vehicles including a 6,000 pound Humvee and a bus were tossed and crushed, the chapel was damaged, and a trailer was tossed on top of a building. Also in Johnson County in Edinburgh 59 buildings were damaged or destroyed. One woman suffered an ankle injury during the tornado. Damaged occurred in Shelby County to a gas station. One woman at the gas station sustained minor injuries when her car windows were blown out. The tornado touched down at 2024 EST in Brown County near the intersection of Sweetwater Trail and Beech Tree Road. The tornado tracked to the northeast for 2.83 miles before crossing into Johnson County approximately 1000 feet west of County Road 900 at 2030 EST. The tornado continued to track to the northeast for 7.19 miles until 2046 EST when the tornado entered Shelby County just south of the County Road 900 and West State Road 252 intersection. The tornado lifted at 2047 EST in Shelby County after tracking to the northeast and lifting at exit 80 on Interstate 65. The tornado was an EF-2 while in Brown County causing 200 thousand dollars in damage. The tornado was an EF-2 while in Johnson County causing 23 million dollars in damage. The tornado weakened to an EF-1 while in Shelby County causing 15 thousand dollars in damage. Based on damage indicators, at the tornadoes peak intensity wind speeds were around 130 miles per hour. The tornado formed from a supercell and was on the ground for 23 minutes or 10.59 miles. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A powerful weather system moved through central Indiana on the night of June 3rd. Associated with this system were damaging straight line thunderstorm winds and tornadoes. Three tornadoes developed from supercells. An EF-1 tornado moved through Decatur County, an EF-2 tornado moved through Brown and Johnson Counties, and then weakened to an EF-1 in Shelby County, and another tornado began as an EF-0 in Shelby County and intensified to an EF-3 in Rush County.
31.61963-04-29339°37'N / 87°16'W39°39'N / 87°10'W5.60 Miles100 Yards00250K0Parke
31.71995-05-13239°59'N / 86°54'W39°58'N / 86°34'W9.00 Miles250 Yards353.5M0Montgomery
 Brief Description: The tornado touched down near Ladoga Road and County Road 400S damaging a home. The tornado continued east near Linnsburg and New Ross destroying eight homes and damaging eight others. Two businesses were destroyed and an elementary school received major damage. The fatalities occurred in prefabricated homes of rural Montgomery County, just west and south of Linnsburg. The tornado exited the county near Interstate 74 and County Road 400S at 0008 EST. (M42P, F36P, M94P)
31.81980-06-02239°47'N / 86°09'W060K0Marion
33.02006-03-31239°37'N / 86°06'W39°37'N / 85°58'W7.00 Miles350 Yards003.0M0Johnson
 Brief Description: A tornado touched down just west of Interstate 65 and Main Street in Greenwood on the evening of 31 March 2006. This tornado was on the ground for 25 minutes, covered an area 17 miles long, and caused significant damage to several homes and businesses along its path, which continued into neighboring Shelby County. At its peak, near the small town of London in Shelby County, the tornado was a strong F2, with a width of four tenths of a mile. The tornado lifted near US 52 and State Road 9 in north central Shelby County. According to the American Red Cross of Greater Indianapolis, more than 140 homes were damaged, some of them severely. Fortunately, no fatalities or life-threatening injuries were reported, although at least one driver, Megan Mahoney of Chesterfield, MO, sustained a concussion when her car was rolled or tossed off of Interstate 74 in Shelby County and into the yard of a home over 150 feet away. This was the third significant tornado in just over three and a half years to affect the southern suburbs of the Indianapolis metropolitan area. Severe thunderstorms which formed over northwest central Indiana quickly transitioned to a powerful and expanding squall line with embedded supercells that moved southeast through central Indiana during the afternoon and evening of 31 March 2006. Two tornadoes touched down in the 9-county Indianapolis metropolitan area, one of which was on the ground for 17 miles and did an estimated 8 million dollars in damage.
33.51992-07-30339°22'N / 86°08'W39°21'N / 85°58'W7.00 Miles200 Yards0252.5M0Johnson
35.62008-06-03239°20'N / 86°05'W39°21'N / 85°57'W7.00 Miles150 Yards0323.0M0KJohnson
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: In Brown County near Peoga damaged occurred to twenty to thirty homes, a barn, powerlines, trees, and a carport due to a tornado. One indirect injury occurred when I firefighter suffered heat stroke. In Johnson County at Camp Atterbury forty buildings were damaged, dozens of vehicles including a 6,000 pound Humvee and a bus were tossed and crushed, the chapel was damaged, and a trailer was tossed on top of a building. Also in Johnson County in Edinburgh 59 buildings were damaged or destroyed. One woman suffered an ankle injury during the tornado. Damaged occurred in Shelby County to a gas station. One woman at the gas station sustained minor injuries when her car windows were blown out. The tornado touched down at 2024 EST in Brown County near the intersection of Sweetwater Trail and Beech Tree Road. The tornado tracked to the northeast for 2.83 miles before crossing into Johnson County approximately 1000 feet west of County Road 900 at 2030 EST. The tornado continued to track to the northeast for 7.19 miles until 2046 EST when the tornado entered Shelby County just south of the County Road 900 and West State Road 252 intersection. The tornado lifted at 2047 EST in Shelby County after tracking to the northeast and lifting at exit 80 on Interstate 65. The tornado was an EF-2 while in Brown County causing 200 thousand dollars in damage. The tornado was an EF-2 while in Johnson County causing 23 million dollars in damage. The tornado weakened to an EF-1 while in Shelby County causing 15 thousand dollars in damage. Based on damage indicators, at the tornadoes peak intensity wind speeds were around 130 miles per hour. The tornado formed from a supercell and was on the ground for 23 minutes or 10.59 miles. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A powerful weather system moved through central Indiana on the night of June 3rd. Associated with this system were damaging straight line thunderstorm winds and tornadoes. Three tornadoes developed from supercells. An EF-1 tornado moved through Decatur County, an EF-2 tornado moved through Brown and Johnson Counties, and then weakened to an EF-1 in Shelby County, and another tornado began as an EF-0 in Shelby County and intensified to an EF-3 in Rush County.
36.01990-06-02239°03'N / 87°07'W39°07'N / 86°54'W10.00 Miles50 Yards002.5M0Greene
36.11965-04-11440°01'N / 86°52'W40°03'N / 86°42'W8.90 Miles667 Yards21325.0M0Montgomery
36.51980-06-02340°05'N / 87°04'W39°55'N / 86°48'W18.10 Miles33 Yards1162.5M0Montgomery
36.92002-09-20239°38'N / 86°07'W39°54'N / 85°56'W17.50 Miles150 Yards09740.0M0Marion
 Brief Description: One of Indiana's longest tracking tornados formed along a squall line on the morning of September 20. The tornado touched down near Ellettsville in Monroe county and then remained on the ground for 112 miles before lifting in Blackford county. The tornado produced F3 damage at its strongest points. Nearly 100 single family homes were destroyed, along with several mobile homes. Some apartments were also destroyed. Many businesses and hundreds of homes received damage. Several counties were declared disaster areas.
37.31990-06-02240°00'N / 86°54'W40°05'N / 86°46'W10.00 Miles100 Yards0122.5M0Montgomery
37.71957-07-12240°04'N / 86°38'W0025K0Boone
37.71956-02-25240°03'N / 86°28'W1.00 Mile70 Yards0025K0Boone
37.71965-08-25240°03'N / 86°28'W0.80 Mile100 Yards00250K0Boone
37.71960-06-22339°32'N / 87°21'W00250K0Vigo
37.91986-03-10339°41'N / 85°59'W39°40'N / 85°56'W2.00 Miles440 Yards0102.5M0Marion
37.91958-06-13240°03'N / 86°50'W0025K0Montgomery
38.11973-06-17239°23'N / 85°57'W0.30 Mile50 Yards0025K0Bartholomew
38.41972-05-14439°46'N / 86°05'W39°50'N / 85°57'W8.40 Miles200 Yards017250K0Marion
38.41965-11-26339°59'N / 86°20'W40°02'N / 86°15'W5.10 Miles527 Yards00250K0Boone
38.81957-04-05238°59'N / 86°26'W003K0Lawrence
39.01966-12-08240°03'N / 86°54'W0025K0Montgomery
39.51963-04-22339°51'N / 86°02'W0.30 Mile200 Yards0202.5M0Marion
39.71974-04-03240°02'N / 86°18'W0.10 Mile50 Yards000K0Boone
39.81957-07-04239°27'N / 85°54'W00250K0Shelby
40.21971-03-15240°06'N / 86°33'W0.10 Mile20 Yards0225K0Boone
40.61974-06-07239°57'N / 86°13'W39°59'N / 86°04'W8.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Hamilton
40.92008-05-30239°49'N / 86°00'W39°49'N / 85°57'W3.00 Miles150 Yards01829.0M0KMarion
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: Numerous structures were damaged in Marion County with the hardest hit area being an apartment complex near 38th Street and Mitthoefer Road. The tornado was associated with an embedded supercell that was overtaken by a line. Based on damage indicators, wind speeds were estimated around 125 mph. This tornado formed near 42nd Street and Post Road and tracked southeastward for 3.1 miles before exiting Marion County on North County Line Road 500 meters south of East 38th Street. The tornado continued in Hancock County. While in Marion County the tornado was rated EF-2 and while in Hancock County the tornado was rated EF-1. The tornado continued to the southeast in Hancock County for 4.0 miles. This made the entire path length 7.1 miles. The width of the tornado while in Hancock County was 100 yards and lasted from 2132 until 2136. Overall, the tornado was on the ground from 2127 until 2136. The tornado lifted in Hancock County 500 feet south of West 200 North on North 400 West. While in Hancock County the tornado damaged barns, houses, billboards, trees, and powerlines. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A warm front moved through through the area earlier in the day allowing for warm temperatures over central Indiana. Severe storms formed in advance of a cold front that moved through later at night. These storms contained hail and damaging thunderstorm winds. Three tornadoes also formed with these storms including one that moved through the east side of Indianapolis. Heavy rain caused flash flooding across many locations.
40.91965-04-11440°03'N / 86°42'W40°09'N / 86°15'W24.70 Miles1667 Yards208025.0M0Boone
41.01998-06-11339°47'N / 85°57'W39°47'N / 85°57'W1.00 Mile400 Yards031.5M0Marion
41.21986-03-10239°34'N / 85°56'W39°43'N / 85°50'W10.00 Miles300 Yards002.5M0Shelby
41.21986-03-10239°34'N / 85°56'W39°43'N / 85°50'W10.00 Miles150 Yards002.5M0Shelby
41.31969-08-09239°39'N / 85°53'W00250K0Shelby
41.51967-10-24239°28'N / 87°25'W003K0Vigo
41.61962-03-11340°05'N / 86°29'W40°08'N / 86°27'W3.00 Miles10 Yards0025K0Boone
41.61986-03-10339°40'N / 85°56'W39°40'N / 85°50'W3.00 Miles440 Yards002.5M0Shelby
42.31992-11-22339°52'N / 86°07'W39°57'N / 85°56'W9.00 Miles433 Yards002.5M0Marion
42.31961-03-06240°08'N / 86°37'W0225K0Boone
42.32006-03-31239°38'N / 85°57'W39°41'N / 85°47'W10.00 Miles700 Yards015.0M0Shelby
 Brief Description: A tornado touched down just west of Interstate 65 and Main Street in Greenwood on the evening of 31 March 2006. This tornado was on the ground for 25 minutes, covered an area 17 miles long, and caused significant damage to several homes and businesses along its path, which continued into neighboring Shelby County. At its peak, near the small town of London in Shelby County, the tornado was a strong F2, with a width of four tenths of a mile. The tornado lifted near US 52 and State Road 9 in north central Shelby County. According to the American Red Cross of Greater Indianapolis, more than 140 homes were damaged, some of them severely. Fortunately, no fatalities or life-threatening injuries were reported, although at least one driver, Megan Mahoney of Chesterfield, MO, sustained a concussion when her car was rolled or tossed off of Interstate 74 in Shelby County and into the yard of a home over 150 feet away. This was the third significant tornado in just over three and a half years to affect the southern suburbs of the Indianapolis metropolitan area. Severe thunderstorms which formed over northwest central Indiana quickly transitioned to a powerful and expanding squall line with embedded supercells that moved southeast through central Indiana during the afternoon and evening of 31 March 2006. Two tornadoes touched down in the 9-county Indianapolis metropolitan area, one of which was on the ground for 17 miles and did an estimated 8 million dollars in damage.
42.51980-06-02239°43'N / 85°53'W040K0Hancock
42.81971-05-24239°12'N / 85°58'W39°13'N / 85°56'W002.5M0Bartholomew
43.11992-11-22339°26'N / 85°53'W39°33'N / 85°47'W10.00 Miles50 Yards002.5M0Shelby
43.21967-10-24239°35'N / 87°27'W013K0Vigo
43.51969-09-05239°14'N / 87°22'W0025K0Sullivan
43.51971-03-15239°31'N / 85°51'W39°31'N / 85°48'W1.30 Miles200 Yards05250K0Shelby
44.31974-04-03339°35'N / 85°52'W39°42'N / 85°47'W8.90 Miles440 Yards0225.0M0Shelby
44.61965-11-26240°06'N / 86°24'W40°10'N / 86°21'W4.70 Miles33 Yards00250K0Boone
44.81963-04-29339°02'N / 87°28'W39°07'N / 87°02'W23.90 Miles50 Yards00250K0Sullivan
44.91956-02-25239°29'N / 85°48'W2.00 Miles300 Yards002.5M0Shelby
45.31965-11-26340°02'N / 86°15'W40°06'N / 86°05'W9.60 Miles527 Yards05250K0Hamilton
45.41962-09-13240°03'N / 86°08'W1.00 Mile27 Yards0025K0Hamilton
45.41988-10-17239°38'N / 87°30'W39°38'N / 87°28'W2.00 Miles200 Yards02250K0Vermillion
46.01961-11-16239°27'N / 85°47'W0.50 Mile33 Yards0025K0Shelby
46.31998-06-11439°47'N / 85°58'W39°49'N / 85°44'W12.20 Miles500 Yards011.1M0Hancock
 Brief Description: A tornado initially touched down on Indianapolis' far east side in Cumberland destroying six buildings and damaging nearly eighty. The tornado continued east-northeast into Hancock County before dissipating just east of Maxwell at 640 PM EST. In Hancock County, the tornado destroyed approxiamtely five buildings and damaged nearly 40 others. The supercell storm that generated this tornado also produced three other tornadoes in east central Indiana that evening. These tornadoes will be described below.
46.31957-06-11239°06'N / 87°19'W0.20 Mile70 Yards0025K0Sullivan
46.42009-03-08338°51'N / 86°36'W38°51'N / 86°35'W1.00 Mile1408 Yards01420K0KLawrence
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This brief but powerful tornado had a steady track to the east-northeast, creating damage consistent of an EF3 strength tornado. A rating of EF3 corresponds with winds of 136 to 165 MPH. The maximum width of the tornado was approximately 1/8 mile. It completely destroyed the above ground portions of two homes, seriously damaged a trailer home, and created lesser damage to two other homes. It picked a full size school bus up, turned it around and onto its side, and moved it uphill onto the foundation of what had been an occupied home. The damage estimate is very rough. EPISODE NARRATIVE: By late morning a warm front stretched approximately from low pressure over northeast Missouri through central Illinois to between Indianapolis and Fort Wayne, Indiana while the cold front trailed from the low into Oklahoma. At 1040 EST tornado watch number 49 was issued for much of western Indiana, much of Illinois, and locations south, effective until 1600 EST. National Weather Service radar showed scattered storms in the watch area in Indiana, better organized storms firing up over eastern Iowa and western Illinois, and an area of rain north of the warm front. At 1400 EST radar showed a broken line of storms with isolated supercells and line segments extending from northern Indiana south-southwestward through southern Indiana into western Kentucky with an eastward movement at 40-45 knots along central and northern portions of the line. The thermodynamic environment was marginally unstable but becoming more unstable with time. Supporting factors for severe weather were: large-scale atmospheric ascent, forcing associated with an ejecting short wave trough, significant shear, and increasing sunshine along and behind the warm front as it lifted north. At 1343 EST the first severe weather report occurred with a measured thunderstorm wind gust of 91 MPH in Vincennes in Knox county. An additional tornado watch, watch number 50, was issued at 1355 EST to cover the rest of Indiana east of watch number 49. At this point 90+ knot mid-level winds and 55+ knot 850 millibar winds were across the region. Portions of the watches were canceled starting shortly before 1600 EST. By the end of the severe weather episode an EF3 tornado had touched down in Lawrence County just west of Bedford. Portions of Daviess county experienced wind gusts of 80 to 90 MPH, while Tippecanoe, Clinton and Howard Counties had gusts from 60 to 70 mph. Significant damage occurred to several homes and farms in Lawrence County.
46.61988-10-17239°36'N / 87°31'W39°38'N / 87°30'W1.50 Miles200 Yards02250K0Vigo
46.61958-07-31339°31'N / 85°46'W0025K0Shelby
46.61990-06-02239°46'N / 87°31'W39°48'N / 87°23'W6.50 Miles150 Yards00250K0Vermillion
46.81958-05-03239°34'N / 87°32'W39°36'N / 87°30'W1.90 Miles200 Yards0025K0Vigo
47.31990-06-02239°43'N / 87°31'W39°46'N / 87°27'W4.00 Miles100 Yards06250K0Vermillion
47.32005-11-15339°21'N / 85°47'W39°21'N / 85°47'W8.00 Miles300 Yards015.0M0Shelby
 Brief Description: A strong F3 tornado touched down in northern Bartholomew county on 15 November 2005, continuing into southeast Shelby county, where it would do the majority of its damage. No one was killed by this powerful tornado, despite areas of severe damage, and only one minor injury was reported. A resident sustained an ankle injury when moving quickly down into his basement with his family to take cover. The worst damage along the tornado's path took place along and near Vandalia Road just east of the town of Geneva, where a large hog farm was severely damaged, and an old farm house was blown off its foundation. The structural integrity of the destroyed home was insufficient to justify a violent rating. Around 25 properties were damaged in this largely rural area, with six declared total losses. An area of severe thunderstorms moved through central Indiana on the afternoon and evening of 15 November 2005, fueled by abnormally warm conditions which had been the rule across the region for the first half of the month. One strongly rotating supercell produced three tornadoes, two of them rated strong F3, over southern portions of central Indiana. Additional severe weather occurred with other supercells and squall line storms across central Indiana. Thanks to early warnings and heightened awareness of the severe weather threat, no one was killed by the tornadoes, and only one serious injury was reported.
47.51969-05-10239°29'N / 86°03'W39°37'N / 85°27'W33.20 Miles33 Yards00250K0Johnson
47.91990-06-02438°47'N / 86°32'W38°54'N / 86°23'W11.00 Miles400 Yards1512.5M0Lawrence
48.11968-04-14339°04'N / 85°58'W39°06'N / 85°55'W3.30 Miles33 Yards00250K0Bartholomew
48.31955-03-01238°50'N / 86°29'W1.50 Miles300 Yards0025K0Lawrence
49.11975-04-02240°12'N / 86°22'W0.20 Mile50 Yards00250K0Clinton
49.21978-06-25340°17'N / 86°41'W40°11'N / 86°33'W9.40 Miles33 Yards000K0Clinton
49.51960-03-30239°54'N / 85°51'W003K0Hancock
49.81990-06-02438°51'N / 86°17'W39°00'N / 85°57'W18.00 Miles200 Yards092.5M0Jackson
49.91957-04-26239°47'N / 85°46'W003K0Hancock


* 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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