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Overview

Thunderstorms developed as a cold front moved into central Indiana. The storms mainly produced large hail, but also produced a brief EF-0 tornado near Worthington.

Image

Radar snapshot

Tornadoes:

Tornado - 4 Miles SW of  Worthington
Greene County

Date April 26, 2016
Time (Local) 7:20-7:21 PM
EF Rating EF-0
Est. Peak Winds 85 mph
Path Length 0.1 mile
Max Width 75 yards
Injuries/Deaths 0

Summary:

Eyewitnesses saw swirling as several
barns were damaged. One piece of 
debris from a barn was launched
250 feet.

Track Map

Track Map 

EF-Scale

The radar tab has radar views of the tornadic storm.

The Enhanced Fujita (EF) Scale classifies tornadoes into the following categories:

EF0
Weak

65-85 mph
EF1
Moderate
86-110 mph
EF2
Significant
111-135 mph
EF3
Severe
136-165 mph
EF4
Extreme
166-200 mph
EF5
Catastrophic
200+ mph
ef-scale

Radar:

Below are some radar images from this event:

Radar at 3:49 PM EDT
Radar at 3:49 PM
Radar at 4:50 PM
Radar at 4:50 PM
Radar at 7:20 PM
Radar at 7:20 PM
Close-up of the tornado producing storm
Close-up of the tornadic storm near Worthington, at 7:20 PM
Storm Relative Motion image of the Tornadic Storm
Storm Relative Motion image of the tornadic storm at 7:20 PM. Radar is to the northeast (upper right). Green indicates motion toward the radar, and red indicates motion away from the radar.

Photos:

Below are some pictures of the damage to barns. Click any image for a larger version.

Barn destroyed
Debris from barn
Another barn damaged

Storm Reports

Map of storm reports

 

Below is a list of storm reports received by NWS Indianapolis:


PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT...SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE INDIANAPOLIS IN
712 PM EDT TUE APR 26 2016

..TIME...   ...EVENT...      ...CITY LOCATION...     ...LAT.LON...
..DATE...   ....MAG....      ..COUNTY LOCATION..ST.. ...SOURCE....
            ..REMARKS..

0315 PM     HAIL             5 NW NOBLESVILLE        40.11N  86.10W
04/26/2016  M0.50 INCH       HAMILTON           IN   TRAINED SPOTTER

0342 PM     HAIL             GREENCASTLE             39.64N  86.84W
04/26/2016  E0.25 INCH       PUTNAM             IN   TRAINED SPOTTER

0400 PM     HAIL             GREENSBURG              39.34N  85.48W
04/26/2016  M1.50 INCH       DECATUR            IN   BROADCAST MEDIA

            REPORTED VIA TWITTER FROM CBS4INDY

0401 PM     HAIL             6 S GREENSBURG          39.25N  85.48W
04/26/2016  E0.70 INCH       DECATUR            IN   TRAINED SPOTTER

0405 PM     HAIL             2 W MIDDLETOWN          40.06N  85.58W
04/26/2016  M0.25 INCH       MADISON            IN   PUBLIC

            PEA SIZE HAIL

0408 PM     HAIL             5 S GREENCASTLE         39.57N  86.84W
04/26/2016  E0.88 INCH       PUTNAM             IN   EMERGENCY MNGR

0412 PM     HAIL             CLINTON                 39.66N  87.41W
04/26/2016  E0.88 INCH       VERMILLION         IN   AMATEUR RADIO

            BIGGER THAN DIME SIZE HAIL...PROBABLY NICKEL SIZE AT
            LOCAL WAL-MART

0415 PM     HAIL             LITTLE POINT            39.56N  86.63W
04/26/2016  M1.00 INCH       MORGAN             IN   AMATEUR RADIO

            MILE MARKER 53 ON INTERSTATE 70 NEAR THE LITTLE POINT
            EXIT.

0430 PM     HAIL             4 NE MOORESVILLE        39.66N  86.32W
04/26/2016  E0.75 INCH       MARION             IN   COCORAHS

0431 PM     HAIL             2 S CAMBY               39.63N  86.31W
04/26/2016  E0.50 INCH       MORGAN             IN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            MARBLE SIZE HAIL

0435 PM     HAIL             3 E CLOVERDALE          39.52N  86.74W
04/26/2016  E0.50 INCH       PUTNAM             IN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            MARBLE HAIL REPORTED..GETTING BIGGER AS IT FALLS.

0446 PM     HAIL             GREENWOOD               39.62N  86.11W
04/26/2016  E1.00 INCH       JOHNSON            IN   PUBLIC

            ONE-INCH HAIL REPORTED IN GREENWOOD

0450 PM     HAIL             GREENWOOD               39.62N  86.11W
04/26/2016  E1.00 INCH       JOHNSON            IN   PUBLIC

0455 PM     HAIL             2 NW GREENWOOD          39.64N  86.14W
04/26/2016  E1.00 INCH       JOHNSON            IN   AMATEUR RADIO

            REPORTED AT SR135 AND FRY RD.

0456 PM     HAIL             5 WSW GREENWOOD         39.59N  86.20W
04/26/2016  E1.00 INCH       JOHNSON            IN   PUBLIC

            QUARTER SIZE NEAR CENTER GROVE HIGH SCHOOL THRU TWITTER

0457 PM     HAIL             BROOKLYN                39.54N  86.37W
04/26/2016  E0.25 INCH       MORGAN             IN   PUBLIC

            PEA SIZE HAIL RPTD.

0505 PM     HAIL             5 WSW GREENWOOD         39.59N  86.20W
04/26/2016  E0.25 INCH       JOHNSON            IN   PUBLIC

            PEA SIZE HAIL AT CENTER GROVE HIGH SCHOOL

0547 PM     HEAVY RAIN       MORRISTOWN              39.67N  85.70W
04/26/2016  M1.94 INCH       SHELBY             IN   LAW ENFORCEMENT

0606 PM     HAIL             2 S TERRE HAUTE         39.44N  87.38W
04/26/2016  E0.75 INCH       VIGO               IN   AMATEUR RADIO

            PEA TO DIME SIZE HAIL RPTD IN SOUTHERN TERRE HAUTE

0609 PM     HAIL             2 N GREENSBURG          39.37N  85.48W
04/26/2016  E0.88 INCH       DECATUR            IN   AMATEUR RADIO

            
0721 PM     TORNADO          1 SW WORTHINGTON        39.11N  86.99W
04/26/2016                   GREENE             IN   PUBLIC

            SMALL TORNADO OBSERVED. DAMAGE TO BARN. RELAYED BY
            EMERGENCY MANAGER.            


Environment

A cold front moved into central Indiana during the afternoon, while upper level energy moved in from the west. These interacted with a warm and unstable airmass to generate the storms.

Surface Map valid at 5:00 PM
Surface Map Valid at 5:00 PM EDT


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