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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTHERN INDIANA
218 PM EDT WED JUL 2 2014 /118 PM CDT WED JUL 2 2014/

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 7/01/14 SEVERE WEATHER EVENT - UPDATE
6...

.UPDATE...

TWO ADDITIONAL TORNADOES HAVE BEEN CONFIRMED NEAR PLYMOUTH INDIANA
VIA NWS DAMAGE SURVEY COMPLETED TODAY. OTHER AREAS OF STRAIGHT LINE
WIND DAMAGE...INCLUDING A MICROBURST NEAR PLYMOUTH...WERE ALSO
SURVEYED IN MARSHALL COUNTY. DETAILS FOLLOW.

.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...MARHSALL...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. TWO TORNADOES...ONE EF-0 AND ONE EF-1 WERE
CONFIRMRED IN MARSHALL COUNTY INDIANA...NEAR THE TOWN OF PLYMOUTH.
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:           41.4122 / -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.

.TORNADO #3 - MARSHALL COUNTY...

RATING:                 EF-0
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    80 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  1.3 MILES
MILES PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: EST. 50 YARDS
FATALITIES: NONE
INJURIES: NONE

START DATE:              JUL 01 2014
TIME:                    EST. 1240 AM EDT
START LOCATION:          2 MI WNW OF PLYMOUTH, IN
START LAT/LON:           41.3578 / -86.3381

END DATE:                JUL 01 2014
END TIME:                EST. 1241 AM EDT
END LOCATION:            1 MI N OF PLYMOUTH, IN
END LAT/LON:             41.361 / -86.3138

SURVEY SUMMARY: AN EF-0 TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN JUST SOUTH OF THE LEAR
CORPORATION 2 MILES WNW OF PLYMOUTH AROUND 1240 AM EDT WHERE
MULTIPLE TREES WERE SNAPPED AND TOPPED. AN EMPTY SEMI TRAILER WAS
FLIPPED. THE TORNADO CONTINUED NE WITH WIDESPREAD MIXED
HARDWOOD/SOFTWOOD TREE DAMAGE AND MINOR STRUCTURAL DAMAGE TO THE
BEHAVIOR SCIENCE BUILDING ON N OAK ROAD. THE TORNADO CAUSED PARTIAL
UPLIFT OF THE NW SIDE OF THE ROOF AND COLLAPSED THE INTERIOR CINDER
BLOCK WALL ON THE EAST SIDE OF THE DEPT OF TRANSPORTATION GARAGE
JUST SOUTH OF US 30 BEFORE LIFTING.

.TORNADO #4 - MARSHALL COUNTY...

RATING:                 EF-1
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    95 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  APPROX 0.2 MILES
MILES PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: EST. 50 YARDS
FATALITIES: NONE
INJURIES: NONE

START DATE:              JUL 01 2014
TIME:                    EST. 1241 AM EDT
START LOCATION:          2 MI NE OF PLYMOUTH, IN
START LAT/LON:           41.361 / -86.2893

END DATE:                JUL 01 2014
END TIME:                EST. 1242 AM EDT
END LOCATION:            2.2 MI N OF PLYMOUTH, IN
END LAT/LON:             41.3629 / -86.2875

SURVEY SUMMARY: A BRIEF EF-1 TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN NEAR THE
INTERSECTION OF LILAC ROAD AND PLYMOUTH GOSHEN TRAIL JUST NE OF
PLYMOUTH AROUND 1241 AM EDT. HARDWOOD TREE DAMAGE WAS NOTED IN THIS
LOCATION WITH SEVERAL UPROOTED TREES AND A SHED WAS FLATTENED. AS
THE CIRCULATION MOVED NE IT SHIFTED A BARN OFF ITS FOUNDATION AND
CAUSED WIDESPREAD SEVERE TREE DAMAGE IN A GROVE OF TREES BEFORE
LIFTING IN A FIELD ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE TREE GROVE.


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.

.MARSHALL COUNTY SURVEY...

IN ADDITION TO THE PLYMOUTH TORNADOES...AN INTENSE MICROBURST WAS
FOUND TO THE SOUTH OF THESE TORNADO PATHS WITH MAX WIND SPEEDS
ESTIMATED AT 80 TO 85 MPH. WIDESPREAD TREE DAMAGE WAS ASSOCIATED
WITH THIS ON THE NORTH SIDE OF PLYMOUTH JUST SOUTH OF US 30.

ADDITIONAL WIND DAMAGE WAS SURVEYED SOUTHEAST OF THE TOWN OF BREMEN
NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF 7TH ROAD AND STATE ROAD 331. NUMEROUS WHITE
PINE TREES WERE UPROOTED WITH SEVERAL COTTONWOOD TREES SNAPPED. A
HOUSE ALSO SUSTAINED SIDING DAMAGE. JUST TO THE NORTHEAST OF THIS
LOCATION A 250 YARD SWATH OF CORN WAS FLATTENED.

.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/CEO/LF











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