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Indiana Tornado Climatology

Specific tornado information for Central Indiana follows below. General statistics for all of Indiana can be found farther down the page.

Central Indiana Tornadoes, 1950-2018*


 Click on county of interest for specific information

Bartholomew Boone Brown Carroll Clay
Clinton Daviess Decatur Delaware Fountain
Greene Hamilton Hancock Hendricks Henry
Howard Jackson Jennings Johnson Knox
Lawrence Madison Marion Martin Monroe
Montgomery Morgan Owen Parke Putnam
Randolph Rush Shelby Sullivan Tippecanoe
Tipton Vermillion Vigo Warren  

 * Data through 12/31/2018 is currently available

Times listed on the individual pages are in Eastern Standard Time on a 24 hour clock, e.g.  0400 = 4:00 AM and 2000 = 8:00 PM
Locations listed are approximate.

Indiana Tornado Climatology


 Top Indiana Tornado Outbreaks

Graphs of Tornado Data, 1950-2015

Below are graphs of some Indiana tornado information, 1950-2015. Click any graph for a larger version. To see tornadoes by month for each year, please click decade menu below the graphs.


Tornadoes by Month, 1950-2015, click to enlarge Indiana Tornadoes by year, 1950-2015. Click to enlarge.
Indiana Tornadoes by Month, 1950-2015 Indiana Tornadoes by Year, 1950-2015
Fatal Indiana Tornadoes by (E)F Scale,1950-2015 Indiana Tornadoes by (E)F Scale, 1950-2015
Fatal Indiana Tornadoes by (E)F Scale, 1950-2015

Indiana Tornadoes by (E)F Scale, 1950-2015


Tornadoes by Year

1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000-2009 2010s



Indiana Tornado Information, 1950-2010
Click on any image below to see a larger version. Images from SPC data. (**)Note: Tornado path images below do not contain all tornadoes!


Plot of  EF-0 tornado tracks Plot of EF-1 Tornadoes Plot of EF-2 tornadoes

Plot of (E)F-0 tornado paths**

Plot of (E)F-1 tornado paths**

Plot of (E)F-2 tornado paths**

Plot of EF-3 tornadoes Plot of EF4 tornadoes Plot of EF-5 tornadoes

Plot of (E)F-3 tornado paths**

Plot of (E)F-4 tornado paths**

Plot of (E)F-5 tornado paths**

Indiana Tornado Days 1950-2010

Indiana Tornadoes by Month, 1980-2010

Indiana Tornadoes by F scale, 1950-2010
Tornado Days are days when a tornado was recorded in Indiana. The state averaged 10 tornado days per year in the middle 1950s and 1970s. Averages have dropped slightly to around 7 days per year in the 2000s. Indiana average tornadoes by month, 1980-2010. This also considers all tornadoes that developed and crossed into the state. Indiana tornadoes by (E)F scale. The Fujita scale was used from 1974-2006. (F-ratings were estimated before 1974). The Enhanced Fujita scale has been used since 2007.
  Indiana Tornado Fatalities by Year 1950-2011    
U.S. tornado fatalities by year, 1950-2011  


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