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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTHERN INDIANA
534 PM EDT TUE JUL 1 2014 /434 PM CDT TUE JUL 1 2014/


...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 7/01/14 SEVERE WEATHER EVENT - UPDATE
3...

.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.

.LAGRANGE INDIANA TORNADO...

RATING:                 EF-1
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    95 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  AROUND 1 MILE
MILES PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: EST. 250 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 138 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.

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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