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Severe Storms For The Northeast U.S..; Heat And Fire Out West

A strong cold front will likely trigger severe thunderstorms and locally heavy rain on Friday from the Interior Northeast into the eastern Ohio Valley and northern Mid-Atlantic region, especially in New York state and Pennsylvania. Meanwhile, in addition to the ongoing heat wave in the West, fire weather concerns are increasing across the Great Basin into the Four Corners region. Read More >

April 9, 1999
Counties:  Jefferson IN (to Jennings and Ripley)
F-scale:  F3
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  2
Path width:
Path length:  18 miles
Time:  1:56am EDT
Notes:  Touched down at DuPont where it removed the roof from a home and threw a woman 2,000 feet resulting in serious injuries.  Several homes and barns in far northern Jefferson County were damaged.  The tornado intensified as it moved into Jennings and Ripley Counties.
Noted discrepancies:  SPC lists a path width of 250 yards...NCDC says 400 yards...Storm Data has up to 450 yards.