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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Northern Indiana
906 AM EDT Sat May 25 2019 /806 AM CDT Sat May 25 2019/

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 05/23/19 THUNDERSTORM WIND EVENT

.OVERVIEW...A line of severe thunderstorms produced damaging winds
across a large part of northern Indiana into northwestern Ohio.
Several areas of concentrated wind damage occurred with wind
speeds up to 70 mph responsible for mainly tree and power pole
damage. A few locations received damage that warranted further
investigation. Below is some of the preliminary findings.

.Paulding County Ohio THUNDERSTORM WIND

Peak wind /E/:   80-85 mph
Path length /Statute/:  0.1 miles
Path width /Maximum/:   25 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start date:             May 23 2019
Start time:             556 am EDT
Start location:         5.7 NE Paulding OH
Start Lat/Lon:          41.193242/-84.500376

SURVEY_SUMMARY: A large dairy cow barn was severely damaged,
losing over 75 percent of its roof structure. Nearby farm
buildings suffered mainly metal roof damage. Farm hands reported a
rapid pressure change as the storm moved overhead with the barn
bring picked up and dropped back down. Pictures, along with drone
footage provided by the property owner suggest that a concentrated
microburst was the most likely cause of the damage, with speeds
of 80 to 85 mph in a narrow swath. Some of the damage suggests
that a gustnado may have formed on the leading edge of the winds
that helped enhance the local damage.

.Other damage that has been investigated

Area 1: Between Middlebury and Shipshewana Indiana.

Damage occurred to a large silo at the Heritage Creamery near the
Elkhart and LaGrange county line. This was likely the result of
another concentrated area of wind between 70 and 80 mph.

Area 2: Howe Indiana

Extensive damage occurred in and around the Howe Indiana area.
Winds of 70 to 80 mph may have occurred in some locations,
enhancing the damage.

If additional details are discovered, we will update this summary.

NOTE:
The information in this statement is PRELIMINARY and subject to
change pending final review of the events and publication in NWS
Storm Data.

$$

Fisher


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