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NOUS43 KLMK 092123

515 PM EDT Thu Oct 09 2014

...Damage Report...Charlestown, Indiana

   Damage Type: Straight-Line Winds

          Date: Oct 07 2014

    Wind Speed: 55  - 60  MPH

   Path Length: 1 mile
    Path Width: sporadic

      Injuries: 0
    Fatalities: 0

    Start Time:  2:30 PM EDT
Start Location: Charlestown Indiana

      End Time:  2:33 pm EDT
  End Location: Charlestown Indiana

Narrative: A supercell thunderstorm brought a wide variety of
weather to Charlestown around 230 pm Tuesday afternoon. Pea size
hail occurred for nearly 5 minutes and accumulated to several inches
on the ground.  A rotating wall cloud and a very small funnel cloud
were observed although there is no evidence of it ever in contact
with the ground. The funnel was observed for less than 1 minute.
There were numerous small limbs and branches down across the west
side of Charlestown along with the occasional tree snapped or blown

The most concentrated wind damage was along Locust Street and along
Highway 403 near the O`Reilly auto parts store. A laundromat roof
was blown off near the fire department and a large sycamore tree
fell on top of a car and crushed it on Water Street.

The National Weather Service wants to thank Charlestown Volunteer
Fire Department for their assistance with our storm damage

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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