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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE INDIANAPOLIS IN
1106 AM EDT SUN MAY 31 2015

...BRIEF EF-1 TORNADO CONFIRMED IN SOUTHEAST MARION COUNTY ON
SATURDAY MAY 30...


RATING:                 EF-1
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    90 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  0.3 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   40 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             MAY 30 2015
START TIME:             847 PM EDT
START LOCATION:         4 SE INDIANAPOLIS
START LAT/LON:          39.7415N/-86.0771W

END DATE:               MAY 30 2015
END TIME:               848 PM EDT
END LOCATION:           4 ESE INDIANAPOLIS
END LAT/LON:            39.7450N/-86.0746W

A TORNADO BRIEFLY TOUCHED DOWN NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF SOUTHEASTERN
AND IRVINGTON AVENUES...WHERE TREES AND POWERLINES WERE DOWNED.
ADDITIONAL DAMAGE WAS FOUND TO THE NORTHEAST ON IRVINGTON AVENUE.
A HOME SUSTAINED ROOF DAMAGE AND TWO AUTOMOBILES WERE STACKED ON
TOP OF EACH OTHER. TWO TREES ON EITHER SIDE OF IRVINGTON AVENUE
WERE BLOWN INWARDS TOWARDS EACH OTHER...BLOCKING THE ROAD JUST
SOUTH OF HAWTHORNE LANE.

THE MOST EXTENSIVE DAMAGE WAS FOUND JUST NORTHEAST OF THIS AREA
ALONG POMMEL COURT. TWO HOMES SUSTAINED SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE. THE
FIRST HOME HAD ITS GARAGE DOOR BLOWN INWARDS WITH THE GARAGE
LIFTED SLIGHTLY OFF ITS FOUNDATION AND DAMAGE TO ITS ROOF. THE
SECOND HOME ALSO SUSTAINED DAMAGE TO THE GARAGE DOOR...AND A
GAZEBO ON THE PROPERTY WAS DESTROYED. A NEARBY TRAILER WAS TOSSED
INTO A POND JUST NORTHEAST OF THE TWO HOMES. THE DAMAGE PATH ENDED
ON THE NORTH SIDE OF THE POND WHERE A FEW ADDITIONAL TREES WERE
KNOCKED DOWN.

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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MCCARTHY/RYAN




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