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

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Earthquake Index, #332

Kent, IN
0.04
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

Kent, 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, #215

Kent, IN
284.67
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 3,941 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Kent, IN were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:28Dense Fog:23Drought:18
Dust Storm:0Flood:712Hail:807Heat:25Heavy Snow:26
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:12Landslide:0Strong Wind:36
Thunderstorm Winds:2,070Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:1Winter Storm:38Winter Weather:23
Other:122 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Kent, IN.

Historical Earthquake Events

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

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

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 102 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Kent, IN.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
0.41985-04-05238°44'N / 85°32'W1.00 Mile17 Yards0025K0Jefferson
1.21965-10-07238°44'N / 85°31'W2.00 Miles100 Yards0025K0Jefferson
2.61976-09-26338°48'N / 85°40'W38°45'N / 85°24'W14.60 Miles300 Yards11250K0Jefferson
6.21990-06-02338°47'N / 85°41'W38°51'N / 85°30'W9.00 Miles150 Yards00250K0Jefferson
6.91974-04-03438°39'N / 85°35'W38°55'N / 85°16'W25.00 Miles1200 Yards101750K0Jefferson
7.31985-04-05238°39'N / 85°37'W2.00 Miles17 Yards003K0Scott
9.01974-04-03438°36'N / 85°40'W38°39'N / 85°35'W5.20 Miles1200 Yards1150K0Scott
10.41967-04-21238°52'N / 85°39'W38°53'N / 85°35'W3.30 Miles33 Yards0125K0Jennings
10.71967-04-21238°53'N / 85°35'W38°54'N / 85°31'W3.00 Miles33 Yards0125K0Jefferson
11.11999-04-09238°53'N / 85°30'W38°54'N / 85°28'W2.00 Miles100 Yards00100K0Jefferson
 Brief Description: A tornado touched down in Dupont taking the roof off and structurally damaging one home. The storm also damaged to a lesser extent several homes and barns along its path. The storm then intensified as it moved into Jennings county.
11.21990-06-02338°34'N / 85°38'W38°35'N / 85°29'W7.20 Miles440 Yards04250K0Clark
11.71990-06-02338°35'N / 85°29'W38°35'N / 85°25'W3.80 Miles440 Yards00250K0Jefferson
11.81990-06-02338°47'N / 85°49'W38°47'N / 85°41'W6.00 Miles150 Yards00250K0Scott
11.81959-02-10238°34'N / 85°31'W0025K0Clark
11.81961-07-23238°34'N / 85°31'W0025K0Clark
12.71974-04-03538°36'N / 85°44'W38°38'N / 85°42'W1.90 Miles33 Yards0100K0Scott
12.81968-08-09238°41'N / 85°46'W0025K0Scott
13.31999-04-09338°55'N / 85°27'W38°55'N / 85°27'W1.00 Mile400 Yards00250K0Jennings
 Brief Description: A strong F3 tornado moved across the extreme southeastern part of the county significantly damaging 2 homes and destroying 4 barns. 2 high tension power line towers were toppled as well. The tornado then moved northeast out of the Indianapolis CWA.
13.71990-06-02338°35'N / 85°25'W38°36'N / 85°19'W6.00 Miles50 Yards012.5M0Trimble
13.91963-04-19238°51'N / 85°54'W38°49'N / 85°38'W14.50 Miles1300 Yards00250K0Jackson
14.51974-04-03438°33'N / 85°45'W38°36'N / 85°40'W5.40 Miles1200 Yards00250.0M0Clark
14.51986-03-10238°41'N / 85°52'W38°47'N / 85°45'W9.00 Miles300 Yards0252.5M0Scott
15.01961-03-06238°45'N / 85°49'W1.00 Mile33 Yards03250K0Scott
15.11963-01-11238°41'N / 85°51'W38°44'N / 85°47'W5.10 Miles150 Yards0025K0Scott
17.01974-04-03438°46'N / 85°16'W38°50'N / 85°12'W5.70 Miles300 Yards0025.0M0Jefferson
17.62007-10-18338°28'N / 85°33'W38°30'N / 85°28'W5.00 Miles440 Yards001.0M10KClark
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: An EF-3 tornado touched down near Bull Creek Road, and was on the ground intermittently before lifting near the end of Fulton Road, just short of the Ohio River. The greatest damage occurred about 10 miles east northeast of Charlestown, where a recently constructed two story home was blown off its basement and destroyed. Two large barns, a stable, a silo, and four vehicles were also damaged or destroyed on the same property. Ten other homes were damaged, with four of them receiving severe damage. Five barns and several other outbuildings were destroyed. The tornado left scour marks for nearly one half mile through corn and bean fields between Bull Creek Road and Church Road just after its initial touchdown. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A cold front with strong upper level support collided with a very moist air mass over the lower Ohio Valley. Widespread severe thunderstorms resulted, along with three confirmed tornadoes in south central Indiana. The severe storms and tornadoes produced property damage, widespread areas with downed trees and power lines, and some large hail.
18.11999-04-09338°53'N / 85°25'W38°59'N / 85°13'W15.00 Miles450 Yards021.4M0Ripley
 Brief Description: A tornado moved into Jefferson Proving Grounds from Jennings county and moved northeast across the county. Four mobile homes were destroyed and 4 were damaged. One house was destroyed while 8 had heavy damage and 20 minor damage. Twenty-one barns were destroyed, 6 had heavy damage, and 14 received minor damage. Seventeen outbuildings were destroyed while 4 had heavy damage and 11 minor damage. Four vehicles received major damage and 3 had minor damage. Five pieces of farm equipment were destroyed while 4 incurred major damage. Seven livestock were lost with 2 being killed and 2 injured. Trees were also downed in the path.
18.71990-06-02338°45'N / 85°57'W38°47'N / 85°49'W8.00 Miles150 Yards00250K0Jackson
19.81986-03-10238°41'N / 85°56'W38°41'N / 85°52'W3.00 Miles300 Yards002.5M0Washington
19.91974-04-03438°55'N / 85°16'W38°56'N / 85°15'W000K0Ripley
20.11957-05-22238°37'N / 85°12'W0.80 Mile440 Yards0025K0Carroll
21.91976-09-26338°56'N / 85°54'W38°57'N / 85°48'W4.90 Miles100 Yards1102.5M0Jackson
22.51990-06-02238°59'N / 85°47'W39°08'N / 85°26'W18.00 Miles60 Yards00250K0Jennings
22.61974-04-03538°28'N / 86°00'W38°36'N / 85°44'W17.00 Miles33 Yards1230K0Clark
22.61963-04-19338°59'N / 86°00'W39°03'N / 85°31'W26.20 Miles33 Yards000K0Lawrence
23.21974-04-03438°50'N / 85°12'W38°54'N / 85°05'W7.60 Miles1133 Yards0400K0Switzerland
23.41990-06-02338°24'N / 85°30'W38°26'N / 85°18'W8.00 Miles73 Yards052.5M0Oldham
23.42004-07-30239°03'N / 85°25'W39°04'N / 85°23'W2.00 Miles133 Yards02465K0Ripley
 Brief Description: A tornado moved along a two mile path from southwest of Holton into town. One house, one mobile home and two small planes were destroyed. Thirty-six other structures sustained major damage. Numerous trees were uprooted along the path of the tornado.
23.51974-04-01338°30'N / 85°14'W38°32'N / 85°11'W3.30 Miles300 Yards1202.5M0Henry
24.12004-05-27238°30'N / 85°59'W38°25'N / 85°38'W17.90 Miles75 Yards001.0M0Clark
 Brief Description: A tornado moved from Washington County, Indiana into western Clark County in the vicinity of Borden. It briefly reached F2 intensity in the Borden area, blowing the roofs off several homes. The roof was blown off an elementary school while a graduation was in progress, but no injuries were reported. In all, the tornado destroyed or damaged 10 homes in the Borden area. The tornado continued moving east southeast across Clark County, lifting intermittently. Several witnesses spotted the tornado as it moved south of Charlestown. It caused some F1 damage in the Stacy Road and Bethany Road areas, before lifting southeast of Charlestown.
26.11990-06-02338°26'N / 85°18'W38°24'N / 85°16'W2.00 Miles50 Yards00250K0Henry
26.21990-06-02338°45'N / 86°06'W38°45'N / 85°57'W8.00 Miles150 Yards00250K0Washington
26.31990-06-02338°24'N / 85°47'W38°24'N / 85°45'W3.70 Miles300 Yards002.5M0Clark
26.51996-05-08238°58'N / 85°58'W38°58'N / 85°54'W5.50 Miles200 Yards001.3M0Jackson
 Brief Description: A strong tornado developed just west of Seymour and moved across the downtown area causing major damage before lifting. In all, nine businesses sustained major damage, eighty-eight homes were damaged and seven homes were destroyed. Three mobile homes were also destroyed. The Seymour highschool also received damage.
27.41974-04-03438°19'N / 85°32'W38°22'N / 85°29'W4.30 Miles33 Yards000K0Oldham
27.61964-03-25238°17'N / 85°27'W38°30'N / 85°07'W23.40 Miles33 Yards00250K0Shelby
28.41974-04-03339°03'N / 85°53'W39°06'N / 85°48'W5.40 Miles177 Yards000K0Bartholomew
28.51990-06-02238°35'N / 86°04'W38°36'N / 86°00'W4.50 Miles150 Yards02250K0Washington
28.51956-07-13239°05'N / 85°15'W0.20 Mile100 Yards0025K0Ripley
28.81974-04-03339°06'N / 85°48'W39°07'N / 85°46'W1.30 Miles177 Yards050K0Jennings
29.41974-04-03439°08'N / 85°43'W39°09'N / 85°42'W0025.0M0Bartholomew
29.71992-11-22438°36'N / 85°04'W38°47'N / 84°55'W16.00 Miles60 Yards192.5M0Carroll
29.81985-04-05238°30'N / 86°00'W1.00 Mile10 Yards002.5M0Washington
29.91959-02-10338°38'N / 85°00'W1.50 Miles440 Yards062.5M0Carroll
30.01963-03-16238°34'N / 86°03'W1.00 Mile800 Yards003K0Washington
30.21990-06-02338°22'N / 85°57'W38°24'N / 85°47'W8.30 Miles300 Yards072.5M0Floyd
31.22004-05-27238°23'N / 85°14'W38°24'N / 85°06'W7.80 Miles300 Yards022.5M0Henry
 Brief Description: The tornado first touched down IN an open area east of Smithfield in southwest Henry County. It then moved east and crossed highway 55 north of Eminence. The tornado reached its maximum intensity as it moved between U.S. 421 and the Eminence-Point Pleasant Road. The tornado finally crossed Sweeney Lane and weakened or lifted. South of the tornado path, straight line winds caused some structural damage along with widespread tree damage. Twenty-five homes were destroyed in the storm, and 326 others received some degree of damage.
31.31974-04-03438°54'N / 85°05'W39°00'N / 84°58'W9.10 Miles1133 Yards0640K0Ohio
31.41992-11-22239°09'N / 85°44'W39°12'N / 85°40'W4.00 Miles50 Yards00250K0Bartholomew
31.61974-04-03338°48'N / 86°16'W39°03'N / 85°53'W26.80 Miles177 Yards1210K0Jackson
32.21968-04-14339°04'N / 85°58'W39°06'N / 85°55'W3.30 Miles33 Yards00250K0Bartholomew
32.61956-04-03238°36'N / 86°07'W0122.5M0Washington
32.71990-06-02239°05'N / 85°25'W39°13'N / 85°04'W20.50 Miles440 Yards03250K0Ripley
32.91956-03-07238°35'N / 86°07'W1.00 Mile33 Yards0025K0Washington
33.51969-05-10239°13'N / 85°47'W39°11'N / 85°40'W6.40 Miles33 Yards00250K0Bartholomew
33.51974-04-03438°12'N / 85°45'W38°19'N / 85°32'W14.20 Miles33 Yards32250K0Jefferson
33.71990-06-02438°51'N / 86°17'W39°00'N / 85°57'W18.00 Miles200 Yards092.5M0Jackson
33.81992-11-22239°13'N / 85°40'W39°13'N / 85°40'W1.00 Mile50 Yards00250K0Decatur
33.91974-04-03538°25'N / 86°05'W38°28'N / 86°00'W5.70 Miles33 Yards1120K0Washington
35.21996-04-20238°23'N / 86°01'W38°23'N / 86°00'W1.00 Mile100 Yards01250K0Floyd
 Brief Description: 6 houses were damaged 2 miles west of Greenville due to a brief F2 tornado. Also, mobile homes were overturned near the intersection of Georgetown and Greenville Roads, and a rescue unit was deployed. There were no serious injuries, however. One man was in his mobile home when the tornado struck. The tornado sent the mobile home flying, but the man only had a few cuts. Also, a roof off one house was was lifted up by the tornado and then set back down perfectly with only a few shingles missing.
35.51974-04-03439°09'N / 85°42'W39°21'N / 85°17'W26.10 Miles1200 Yards270K0Decatur
36.01964-03-25238°13'N / 85°32'W38°13'N / 85°27'W4.70 Miles33 Yards00250K0Jefferson
36.31992-11-22438°47'N / 84°55'W38°53'N / 84°50'W9.70 Miles73 Yards012.5M0Switzerland
37.21971-07-18238°20'N / 85°05'W0025K0Henry
37.41964-03-25238°11'N / 85°43'W38°13'N / 85°32'W10.30 Miles33 Yards01250K0Jefferson
37.61967-12-11239°16'N / 85°42'W003K0Bartholomew
38.02008-02-06238°16'N / 85°12'W38°18'N / 85°05'W7.00 Miles250 Yards00175K0KShelby
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: Most of the damage caused by this tornado was concentrated in the Flood Road area, as it intensified while moving to the northeast. The tornado destroyed a large, well built barn, and threw the structure 50 yards. It moved an 18 thousand pound trailer four feet, and flipped it. Another barn was destroyed, and every shingle was blown off a well constructed roof top. Several other homes suffered some degree of roof damage. Besides the structural damage, around 40 large hardwood trees were uprooted along the path. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A cold front along with a strong upper level low produced a squall line that crossed central Kentucky. This set off widespread severe weather, and spawned several tornadoes.
38.11974-04-03439°00'N / 84°58'W39°03'N / 84°54'W4.70 Miles667 Yards000K0Dearborn
38.51990-06-02238°14'N / 85°14'W1.00 Mile100 Yards002.5M0Shelby
39.31974-04-03538°58'N / 84°53'W38°59'N / 84°52'W000K0Ohio
39.31971-05-24239°12'N / 85°58'W39°13'N / 85°56'W002.5M0Bartholomew
39.61982-03-20238°13'N / 85°14'W1.00 Mile30 Yards0825.0M0Shelby
40.21974-04-03338°46'N / 86°18'W38°48'N / 86°16'W2.30 Miles177 Yards0025.0M0Lawrence
40.41992-11-22438°53'N / 84°50'W38°55'N / 84°48'W1.00 Mile20 Yards003K0Boone
41.71963-04-19338°16'N / 86°36'W38°59'N / 86°00'W59.10 Miles1400 Yards00250K0Lawrence
41.91951-02-20238°16'N / 85°03'W0025K0Shelby
42.61973-06-19239°20'N / 85°40'W39°22'N / 85°36'W4.10 Miles50 Yards0025K0Decatur
43.41985-04-05238°24'N / 86°13'W1.00 Mile17 Yards0025K0Harrison
43.51974-04-03538°18'N / 86°17'W38°25'N / 86°05'W13.50 Miles33 Yards2340K0Harrison
43.51990-06-02239°13'N / 85°04'W39°14'N / 84°59'W2.50 Miles440 Yards00250K0Dearborn
44.32005-11-15339°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.
45.91996-05-28438°06'N / 85°44'W38°03'N / 85°29'W15.00 Miles575 Yards010100.0M0Bullitt
 Brief Description: The supercell that crossed the Ohio River from Harrison county produced the second a most destructive tornado in its long history. This second tornado formed 4 miles northwest of Brooks at 540 pm est in extreme south central Jefferson county. The tornado was initially estimated at F0-F1 intensity and moved east-southeast and quickly strengthened as it moved into north central Bullitt county near Holsclaw Hill road and Top Hill road where numerous trees were snapped off and some tree bark was stripped. At 545 pm est, the tronado then crossed near the Brooks exit at interstate 65 turning over 5 tractor trailers and damaging a Comfort Inn, Arby's and a Cracker Barrel. From there the tornado continued into the towns of Pioneer Village, Hillview and Mount Washington. Widespread severe structural damage occurred to over 1000 homes in these towns. 10 people required hospital care. The worst injury was from a man who was treated for broken ribs. The tornado was rated a strong F3 in Pioneer Village and Hillview, where winds were estimated at around 200 mph. F4 damage occurred to at least one house in Hillview which was totally leveled. Here wind speeds were estimated at 210 to 220 mph. The path width across Bullitt county was around 1/3 of a mile. Eyewitnesses and the National Weather Service survey as well as video footage revealed multiple-vortices within the parent tornado. This multiple-vortex tornado appeared to consolidate into one funnel as it moved through the Northfield subdivision near Mount Washington at 558 pm est. Here, the tornado was categorized as an F3 with wind speeds up to 200 mph. The tornado then moved into Spencer County 3 miles west of Mount Washington at 608 pm est. The tornado passed over Route 55, 1 1/2 miles south of Route 44 and Taylorsville at around 630 pm est damaging a few homes. It then passed very close to the Taylorsville Lake Dam and the ranger station at the Taylorsville lake. There, it sank and destroyed several boats, snapped and debarked numerous trees while maintaining its F3 intensity. The path width here was from 1/3 to 1/2 of a mile. Damage patterns again again suggesting multiple-vortices. The tornado then dissapated around 645 pm est just east of Little Mount. The total path length across the 3 countiess was estimated at 30 miles.
46.81974-04-03538°59'N / 84°52'W39°07'N / 84°40'W14.00 Miles33 Yards0202.5M0Boone
48.01982-03-20238°07'N / 85°11'W38°09'N / 85°01'W10.00 Miles200 Yards002.5M0Shelby
48.61973-09-29239°00'N / 84°42'W0.50 Mile33 Yards00250K0Boone
49.02008-06-03239°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.
49.11974-04-03439°21'N / 85°17'W39°28'N / 85°11'W9.50 Miles1200 Yards2100K0Franklin
49.21980-04-08238°57'N / 84°40'W1.50 Miles100 Yards0425K0Boone
49.21956-07-13238°50'N / 84°38'W1.00 Mile433 Yards0122.5M0Boone
49.41996-05-28338°03'N / 85°29'W38°02'N / 85°10'W14.00 Miles850 Yards001.0M0Spencer
 Brief Description: The supercell that crossed the Ohio River from Harrison county produced the second a most destructive tornado in its long history. This second tornado formed 4 miles northwest of Brooks at 540 pm est in extreme south central Jefferson county. The tornado was initially estimated at F0-F1 intensity and moved east-southeast and quickly strengthened as it moved into north central Bullitt county near Holsclaw Hill road and Top Hill road where numerous trees were snapped off and some tree bark was stripped. At 545 pm est, the tronado then crossed near the Brooks exit at interstate 65 turning over 5 tractor trailers and damaging a Comfort Inn, Arby's and a Cracker Barrel. From there the tornado continued into the towns of Pioneer Village, Hillview and Mount Washington. Widespread severe structural damage occurred to over 1000 homes in these towns. 10 people required hospital care. The worst injury was from a man who was treated for broken ribs. The tornado was rated a strong F3 in Pioneer Village and Hillview, where winds were estimated at around 200 mph. F4 damage occurred to at least one house in Hillview which was totally leveled. Here wind speeds were estimated at 210 to 220 mph. The path width across Bullitt county was around 1/3 of a mile. Eyewitnesses and the National Weather Service survey as well as video footage revealed multiple-vortices within the parent tornado. This multiple-vortex tornado appeared to consolidate into one funnel as it moved through the Northfield subdivision near Mount Washington at 558 pm est. Here, the tornado was categorized as an F3 with wind speeds up to 200 mph. The tornado then moved into Spencer County 3 miles west of Mount Washington at 608 pm est. The tornado passed over Route 55, 1 1/2 miles south of Route 44 and Taylorsville at around 630 pm est damaging a few homes. It then passed very close to the Taylorsville Lake Dam and the ranger station at the Taylorsville lake. There, it sank and destroyed several boats, snapped and debarked numerous trees while maintaining its F3 intensity. The path width here was from 1/3 to 1/2 of a mile. Damage patterns again again suggesting multiple-vortices. The tornado then dissapated around 645 pm est just east of Little Mount. The total path length across the 3 countiess was estimated at 30 miles.
49.71984-07-26238°02'N / 85°21'W2.50 Miles70 Yards00250K0Spencer
49.81973-06-17239°23'N / 85°57'W0.30 Mile50 Yards0025K0Bartholomew


* 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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