National Weather Service United States Department of Commerce
June 18, 2021
EF1 Tornado Confirmed near Milan, Indiana

Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Wilmington OH
835 PM EDT Mon Jun 21 2021


Location...Milan in Ripley County Indiana
Date...June 18, 2021
Estimated Starting Time...8:51 PM EDT
Estimated Ending Time...8:57 PM EDT
Maximum EF-Scale Rating...EF1
Estimated Maximum Wind Speed...110 mph
Maximum Path Width...150 yards
Path Length...6.2 miles
Beginning Lat/Lon...39.1663N / 85.1963W
Ending Lat/Lon...39.1051N / 85.1118W
* Fatalities...0
* Injuries...0

The National Weather Service, with the assistance and support from
the Ripley County Indiana Emergency Management Agency, confirms an EF1
tornado in Milan, Indiana which occurred on Friday evening of June
18, 2021.

The first evidence of tornadic damage was observed along E Prattsburg
Road, just east of SR 129, where several trees were knocked down.
Additional damage was noted further southeast along E Prattsburg
Road, where several additional trees were downed and a carport
destroyed. Tree damage continued along E Prattsburg Road to where
it intersected with Old Mill Road and E County Road 475 N. One
residence on E Prattsburg also experienced minor damage to the
home, with some gutters and shingles removed. In a wooded area to
the south of E County Road 475 N, the tree damage was more
extensive, with numerous hardwood trees snapped.

The tornado moved into the town of Milan and produced sporadic
damage, mainly along Josephine Street, Ellsworth Street, and W
Ellis Street where a few large tree limbs were knocked down and
siding was also removed from a one story home. Winds in the town
of Milan were estimated to be 80 mph, or EF0 in nature.

The tornado then strengthened as it moved just southeast of
downtown Milan. Along Woolery Street and Rose Street, the most
significant damage from this tornado was observed. The tree
damage was much more extensive, with numerous hardwood trees
snapped or completely knocked down. Significant tree damage
continued southeast onto a residence on N County Road 750 E, where
a garage was also destroyed. Damage in this area was consistent
with winds up to 110 mph, or reaching EF1 intensity.

The tornado then weakened and dissipated, with the only remaining
damage to the southeast of this area on E 200 N, where one tree
was blown down onto a house.

The National Weather Service in Wilmington thanks the Ripley
County Indiana Emergency Management Agency for their assistance
with this storm damage survey.

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

EF0...Weak......65 to 85 mph
EF1...Weak......86 to 110 mph
EF2...Strong....111 to 135 mph
EF3...Strong....136 to 165 mph
EF4...Violent...166 to 200 mph
EF5...Violent...>200 mph

* The information in this statement is preliminary and subject to
change pending final review of the event and publication in NWS
Storm Data.



Link to KMZ File of Tornado Track