Meteorologists Now Confirm Three Tornadoes In Tuesday's Storm
NWS: hit in Owen Co. and Morgan Co., in addition to Plainfield/Indy
Jun. 27, 2014
(National Weather Service photo)
Meteorologists now say two more tornadoes hit Indiana during storms earlier this week.
In addition to the EF-1 tornado that struck Plainfield and part of the west side of Indianapolis, the National Weather Service now says tornadoes also hit Owen County and Morgan County on Tuesday. The first tornado touched down around 1:30pm almost five-and-half miles northwest of the town of Gosport. It stayed on the ground for about a half-mile and was rated an EF-0, with winds of around 85 miles an hour, causing damage to trees and several buildings.
About twenty minutes later, a tornado touched down about a mile-and-a-half southeast of Eminence in Morgan County. It uprooted several trees and destroyed a barn as it traveled about a quarter of a mile. It had winds of around 94 miles an hour, rating it an EF-1.
The Plainfield/Indianapolis tornado touched down just after 2:30pm Tuesday and was on the ground for three miles. The weather service lengthened its original estimate by half a mile after a second survey of the damage. 17 homes in Hendricks County were damaged, while up to 100 houses in Marion County received at least some damage. Around 200 vehicles at a car auction facility in Plainfield were also damaged. The weather service says there was also straight line wind damage in Speedway after the tornadoes lifted.
The National Weather Service now says three tornadoes hit the state when storms moved through on Tuesday.