National Weather Service United States Department of Commerce

March 16, 1963
Counties:  Washington IN
F-scale:  F2
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  100 yards
Path length:  1 mile
Time:  5:20pm
Grazulis narrative:  Moved east-northeast from five miles southeast of Salem.  Farm buildings on one farm, and a house on another farm, were destroyed.
Noted discrepancies:  SPC and NCDC give this a path width of 800 yards, Grazulis and Storm Data give 100 yards.  Storm Data says this tornado hit four and a half miles southeast of Salem near IN 60 (present-day IN 160?) and the Middle Blue River.