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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTHERN INDIANA
1034 PM EDT TUE JUL 1 2014 /934 PM CDT TUE JUL 1 2014/

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 7/01/14 SEVERE WEATHER EVENT - UPDATE
5...

.UPDATE...

ADDITIONAL TORNADO INFORMATION AND MICROBURST SURVEY INFORMATION ADDED.

.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 LAPORTE..ST. JOSEPH...ELKHART AND LAGRANGE
COUNTIES IN INDIANA. AS A RESULT OF THE SURVEYS...DAMAGE
CONSISTENT WITH AN EF-1 TORNADO WAS FOUND NEAR AND IN THE TOWN OF
LAGRANGE INDIANA. ALL OTHER SURVEYS CONDUCTED DETERMINED DAMAGE
PRODUCED BY STRAIGHT LINE WINDS. THIS STATEMENT IS PRELIMINARY AND
THIS STATEMENT WILL BE UPDATED WHEN MORE INFORMATION BECOMES
AVAILABLE.

.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:           414122 / -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.

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.

.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.

.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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TH/NG/CF/LF








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