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Issued by NWS Northern Indiana

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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Northern Indiana
150 PM EDT TUE AUG 16 2016 /1250 PM CDT TUE AUG 16 2016/

...DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 08/15/16 FUNNEL CLOUD SIGHTINGS...

NUMEROUS REPORTS...INCLUDING PICTURE AND VIDEO FOOTAGE...WAS
SHARED OF A WELL DEVELOPED FUNNEL CLOUD NEAR THE
GRANT/HOWARD/MIAMI COUNTY LINE...NORTHWEST OF SWAYZEE. STAFF FROM
GRANT AND MIAMI COUNTY EMA AS WELL AS THE NWS DID A ROADSIDE
SURVEY IN THE AREA BETWEEN SWAYZEE...CONVERSE AND JALAPA. A BARN
ON EAST COUNTY ROAD 300 N IN HOWARD COUNTY...NEAR THE GRANT/HOWARD
COUNTY LINE...SUFFERED MINOR DAMAGE. AREAL FOOTAGE FROM WTHR
SHOWED A BEAN FIELD SUFFERING DAMAGE AS WELL TO THE NORTHEAST OF
THE BARN. INFORMATION FROM THE PILOT...EMA OFFICIALS AND THE NWS
SUGGESTS THAT THE DAMAGE ENDED NEAR THE COUNTY LINE. WHILE THE
FUNNEL WAS IN CLOSE PROXIMITY TO THE GROUND...CURRENT INDICATIONS
ARE THAT THERE WAS NO TOUCHDOWN IN GRANT COUNTY.

THE CELL CONTINUED NORTHEAST AND RAPIDLY INTENSIFIED AS IT
APPROACHED ANDREWS IN HUNTINGTON COUNTY. EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
OFFICIALS...SPOTTERS AND A OFF DUTY NWS METEOROLOGIST WERE IN THE
AREA. WHILE FUNNEL WERE STILL OBSERVED...THERE HAS BEEN NO REPORTS
OF DAMAGE.

WE WOULD LIKE TO EXTEND OUR THANKS TO ALL THOSE THAT PASSED ON
PICTURES...AS WELL AS EMA OFFICIALS AND THE SURVEY TEAM FROM NWS
INDIANAPOLIS FOR THEIR ASSISTANCE.

IF YOU HAVE DAMAGE IN THE AREAS NOTED ABOVE...PLEASE SHARE THIS
INFORMATION /INCLUDING ANY PICTURES/ THROUGH OUR WEBMASTER ACCOUNT
AT W-IWX.WEBMASTER@NOAA.GOV OR ON OUR FACEBOOK PAGE.

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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FISHER


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