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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Indianapolis IN
849 PM EDT Thu May 25 2017

...Multiple Tornadoes Confirmed on May 20 2017...

...Tornado Confirmed West of Thorntown in Boone County Indiana...

Location...West of Thorntown in Boone County Indiana
Date...May 20 2017
Estimated Time...7:40 PM EDT
Maximum EF-Scale Rating...EF-1
Estimated Maximum Wind Speed...90 MPH
Maximum Path Width...40 yards
Path Length...0.1 mile
Beginning Lat/Lon...40.1338N / 86.5947W
Ending lat/Lon...40.1338N / 86.5947W
Fatalities...0
Injuries...0

* The information in this statement is preliminary and subject to
change pending final review of the event(s) and publication in
NWS Storm Data.

...Summary...

A tornado briefly touched down west of Thorntown, damaging a barn.
The tornado removed a large section of roof and tossed it several
hundred yards into a field.

This information can also be found on our website at
weather.gov/ind.

For reference...the Enhanced Fujita Scale classifies tornadoes
into the following categories:

EF0...wind speeds 65 to 85 mph.
EF1...wind speeds 86 to 110 mph.
EF2...wind speeds 111 to 135 mph.
EF3...wind speeds 136 to 165 mph.
EF4...wind speeds 166 to 200 mph.
EF5...wind speeds greater than 200 mph.

&&

...Tornado Confirmed Near Forest in Clinton County Indiana...

Location...Forest in Clinton County Indiana
Date...May 20 2017
Estimated Time...8:40 PM EDT
Maximum EF-Scale Rating...EF-1
Estimated Maximum Wind Speed...90-95 MPH
Maximum Path Width...40 yards
Path Length...1.45 miles
Beginning Lat/Lon...40.3602N / 86.3514W
Ending lat/Lon...49.3749N/ 86.3318W
Fatalities...0
Injuries...0

* The information in this statement is preliminary and subject to
change pending final review of the event(s) and publication in
NWS Storm Data.

...Summary...
Eyewitness sightings and videos of brief tornado
touchdowns, analysis of damage pictures and discussion of damage
with local officials confirms a brief EF-1 tornado in Forest, Indiana
northeast of Frankfort in Clinton County. Damage included roof and
wall damage to the Forest volunteer fire station and a pole barn
northeast of the fire station.

This information can also be found on our website at
weather.gov/ind.

For reference...the Enhanced Fujita Scale classifies tornadoes
into the following categories:

EF0...wind speeds 65 to 85 mph.
EF1...wind speeds 86 to 110 mph.
EF2...wind speeds 111 to 135 mph.
EF3...wind speeds 136 to 165 mph.
EF4...wind speeds 166 to 200 mph.
EF5...wind speeds greater than 200 mph.

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