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Tropical Depression Bertha Lifting North; Isolated Severe Across Southern U.S.; Heat Continues In West

Tropical Depression Bertha continues to weaken and lift north toward the central Appalachians and eastern Ohio Valley. Heavy rain, gusty winds and flooding are likely. Meanwhile, isolated severe thunderstorms are possible on Thursday from the Southeast to south-central High Plains. Finally, the ongoing heat wave continues in the West and will expand into the Rockies by the weekend. Read More >

April 7, 2015
County:  Perry
EF-Scale:  EF1
Deaths:   0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  100 yards
Path length:  2.6 miles
Time:  4:27pm - 4:30pm EDT
Notes:  The tornado touched down just east of Lake Celina where one tree was uprooted and others were snapped. The tornado then continued east across IN-37 where it uprooted and snapped several dozen trees along Old IN-37. The damage continued east towards Ottoman Road where a carport was destroyed, along with additional trees that were snapped and uprooted. From there, the tornado took a jog to the northeast across Orchid and St. Croix Roads where it caused substantial tree damage, uprooting and/or snapping trunks 15-20 feet high on approximately 100 trees. The tornado then lifted just east of Saint Croix Road.

April 7, 2015
County:  Madison
EF-Scale:  EF0
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  35 yards
Path length:  0.6 mile
Time:  6:57pm - 6:58pm EDT
Notes:  The tornado first touched down near a ravine just northwest of Jessica Circle where it snapped a few trees. It then moved southeast, destroying two outbuildings. One of the outbuildings was fully packed, weighing several thousand pounds, and another larger outbuilding was pushed off its foundation. The tornado also did some damage to the roof and shingles of a residence at 326 Jessica Circle. The tornado then continued on an intermittent path to the southeast where it did some additional roof damage to another home and snapped several other trees. The tornado lifted just west of Cherokee Lane.

April 7, 2015
County:  Madison
EF-Scale:  EF1
Deaths:   0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  215 yards
Path length:  2 miles
Time:  7:03pm - 7:06pm EDT
Notes:  The tornado touched down on a farm at 1235 Crooksville Road where it snapped and uprooted several trees, spreading them in several directions. It then continued southeast across Gumbottom Road, where a large oak tree was uprooted. Sporadic tree damage continued southeast towards Walter Lakes Road. Just before the tornado lifted, it did minor shingle and porch damage to a residence along Walter Lakes Road.