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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTHERN INDIANA
901 PM EDT MON JUN 8 2015 /801 PM CDT MON JUN 8 2015/

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 06/07/15 TORNADO EVENT...

.OVERVIEW...

A BOWING LINE OF STORMS CAUSED WIND DAMAGE ACROSS STARKE AND
PULASKI COUNTIES ON JUNE 7TH. EVIDENCE OF A TORNADO WAS FOUND
ON THE NORTHERN EDGE OF THIS LINE IN WESTERN STARKE COUNTY.

.WESTERN STARKE TORNADO...

RATING:                 EF-1
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    95 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  0.18 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   100 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             06/07/15
START TIME:             0531 PM CDT
START LOCATION:         2 MI SOUTH OF ENGLISH LAKE
START LAT/LON:          41.2441/-86.8216

END DATE:               06/07/15
END TIME:               0536 PM CDT
END LOCATION:           2 MI SOUTH OF ENGLISH LAKE
END_LAT/LON:            41.2455/-86.8198

SURVEY_SUMMARY:
SPORADIC STRAIGHT LINE WIND DAMAGE WAS FOUND ALONG CR 750W
IN STARKE COUNTY BETWEEN CR 400S AND HIGHWAY 10. THE TORNADIC
DAMAGE WAS FOUND ALONG CR 400S BETWEEN CR 650W AND CR 600W.
A GARAGE WAS SHIFTED ON ITS FOUNDATION AT THE CORNER OF 650W
AND 400S. THIS DAMAGE WAS LIKELY CAUSED BY STRAIGHT LINE WINDS.
THE TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN IN THE VICINITY OF THE 6350 BLOCK OF
CR 400S AND CONTINUED ENE TO THE 6250 BLOCK OF CR 400S WHERE
4 TO 5 DOZEN TREES WERE EITHER UPROOTED OR SNAPPED. THERE WERE
NO TREES LEFT STANDING IN THE FRONT YARD OF THIS RESIDENCE.
THE TORNADO DISSIPATED SHORTLY AFTER AS IT TURNED TOWARDS THE
NORTHWEST AND CONTINUED INTO THE FIELD TO THE NORTH. THE
EXTENSIVE DAMAGE IN THIS ISOLATED AREA WAS LIKELY ASSOCIATED
WITH THE SLOW FORWARD MOTION OF THIS TORNADO AS WELL AS WET
SANDY SOIL IN THE AREA. IN ADDITION TO THE TREE DAMAGE... MOST
OF THE HOUSES ALONG 400W IN THAT STRETCH HAD SHINGLES AND SMALL
PORTIONS OF ROOFING MATERIALS REMOVED. A SHED ON THE EASTERN
EDGE OF THE PROPERTY AT THE 6250 BLOCK OF 400W WAS DESTROYED
AND PIECES OF THE SHED WERE FOUND IN THE WOODS WEST OF THE
HOUSE AND IN THE FIELD NORTH OF THE PROPERTY. WE WOULD LIKE TO
GIVE A SPECIAL THANKS TO STARKE COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT FOR
THEIR ASSISTANCE WITH THE STORM SURVEY.


EF SCALE: THE ENHANCED FUJITA SCALE CLASSIFIES
TORNADOES INTO THE FOLLOWING CATEGORIES.

EF0...WEAK......65 TO 85 MPH
EF1...WEAK......86 TO 110 MPH
EF2...STRONG....111 TO 135 MPH
EF3...STRONG....136 TO 165 MPH
EF4...VIOLENT...166 TO 200 MPH
EF5...VIOLENT...>200 MPH

NOTE:
THE INFORMATION IN THIS STATEMENT IS PRELIMINARY AND SUBJECT TO
CHANGE PENDING FINAL REVIEW OF THE EVENT AND PUBLICATION IN
NWS STORM DATA.

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