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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTHERN INDIANA
314 PM EDT FRI APR 1 2016 /214 PM CDT FRI APR 1 2016/


...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 3/24/16 TORNADO EVENT...

.WABASH INDIANA TORNADO...

RATING:                 EF-1
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    105 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  0.75 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   60 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             MARCH 31 2016
START TIME:             556 PM EDT
START LOCATION:         3.0 MI NW OF WABASH
*START LAT/LON:         40.8085 / -85.8807

END DATE:               MARCH 31 2016
END TIME:               559 PM EDT
END LOCATION:           2.8 MI NW OF WABASH
*END_LAT/LON:           40.8130 / -85.8678

SURVEY_SUMMARY: A NWS SURVEY OF DAMAGE IN WABASH COUNTY FOUND INDICATIONS
OF A TORNADO TOUCHING DOWN AND SKIPPING FOR ABOUT THREE QUARTERS OF A MILE.
THE TORNADO INITIALLY TOUCHED DOWN ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF WEST COUNTY ROAD
100 SOUTH...ABOUT ONE QUARTER MILE EAST OF SOUTH COUNTY ROAD 475 WEST. THE
TORNADO INITIALLY DAMAGED AN OLD...SMALL METAL FARM OUTBUILDING...COMPLETELY
DESTROYING IT. METAL ROOFING WAS ALSO TORN OFF OF THE SOUTH SIDE OF A NEARBY
METAL POLE BARN. A SINGLE WIDE MANUFACTURED HOME WAS ALSO MOVED OFF OF ITS
CINDER BLOCK FOUNDATION TO THE EAST BY ABOUT 4 FEET. SEVERAL SOFT WOOD
TREES AT THIS LOCATION WERE SNAPPED ABOUT 4 FEET OFF THE GROUND AND WERE
DRAGGED SEVERAL FEET TO THE EAST. DEBRIS FROM THE OUTBUILDING AS WELL AS
ROOFING SHEET METAL FROM A NEARBY POLE BARN WERE LIFTED AND THROWN
NORTH NORTHEAST ABOUT ONE QUARTER OF A MILE.

THE TORNADO THEN MOVED NORTHEAST AND RIPPED A PORCH ROOF OFF OF A NEIGHBORING
HOME ON WEST COUNTY ROAD 100 SOUTH. THIS DEBRIS WAS THROWN APPROXIMATELY
50 YARDS TO THE NORTH. A WELL CONSTRUCTED WOODEN PLAYGROUND SET
WAS DRAGGED ABOUT 30 YARDS TO THE EAST WHILE SEVERAL TREES WERE SNAPPED
AND POINTED TO THE NORTH. PIECES OF WOOD FROM THE AWNING AS WELL AS NUMEROUS
SMALL LIMBS WERE DRIVEN INTO THE GROUND AND GENERALLY POINTED IN A SOUTHEAST
DIRECTION.

THE TORNADO THEN SKIPPED NORTHEAST ACROSS A FIELD TO STATE ROAD 115 WHERE
IT SNAPPED THREE UTILITY POLES. THIS IS WHERE THE DAMAGE PATH ENDED.

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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