Wabash Tornado, or Straight Line Winds?

June 13th, 2013 at 1:15 pm by under Weather
...UPDATE ON JUNE 12 SEVERE WEATHER DAMAGE SURVEYS...

ALL INFORMATION IS CONSIDERED PRELIMINARY AND SUBJECT TO CHANGE. 

A COMBINATION OF SUPERCELL THUNDERSTORMS AND BOWING LINE SEGMENTS
WITH MANY AREAS OF ROTATION MOVED THROUGH NORTHERN INDIANA AND
NORTHWEST OHIO DURING THE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT HOURS OF
WEDNESDAY...JUNE 12. THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NORTHERN
INDIANA DISPATCHED TWO DAMAGE SURVEY CREWS TO VARIOUS PARTS OF THE
COUNTY WARNING AREA TO DETERMINE THE NATURE AND EXTENT OF THESE
STORMS.  REPORTS FROM THESE TEAMS FOLLOW.

...WABASH /WABASH COUNTY/...

NATURE: STRAIGHT LINE WINDS
TIME: 1047 PM EDT (ESTIMATED BY RADAR)
LOCATION: NORTHWEST SIDE OF THE TOWN OF WABASH
WIND SPEED: ESTIMATED 90 TO 100 MPH WINDS
DESCRIPTION: A GRAIN SILO AND 2 POLE BARNS WERE COMPLETELY
DESTROYED WITH DEBRIS BLOWN SOUTHEAST. EXTENSIVE TREE DAMAGE WAS
FOUND ON THE NORTHWEST SIDE OF WABASH. 

...TORNADO /VAN WERT COUNTY/...
RATING: EF0
MAXIMUM ESTIMATED WIND SPEED: 80 MPH
PATH LENGTH: 0.2 MILES PATH 
WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 80 YARDS 
TIME: 1127 PM EDT 
LOCATION: WILLSHIRE OHIO /GREEN STREET FROM WILLIAMS STREET TO SR
49/
DESCRIPTION: A WEAK EF0 TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN ON THE SOUTH SIDE
OF THE TOWN OF WILLSHIRE AT THE INTERSECTION OF GREEN STREET AND
WILLIAMS STREET AND CONTINUED 3 BLOCKS EAST TO THE INTERSECTION OF
GREEN STREET AND SR 49. ONE WITNESS SAW TORNADO DESCEND IN HIS
YARD...SNAP OFF 2 LARGE TREES AND CONTINUE DOWN THE STREET. OTHER
TREE DAMAGE WAS NOTED. A FEW HOMES SUSTAINED MAJOR ROOF AND WINDOW
DAMAGE. A FREE STANDING GARAGE WAS ROLLED OFF OF CINDER BLOCK
FOUNDATION. TORNADO WAS ON THE GROUND FOR LESS THAN 2 MINUTES.
MAXIMUM WIND SPEEDS ESTIMATED AT 80 MPH.

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