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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 >

September 3, 1970
Counties:  Dubois
F-scale:  F1
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Time:  2:09pm
Noted discrepancies:  None

September 3, 1970
Counties:  Clark IN
F-scale:  F1
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Time:  3:30pm
Noted discrepancies:  According to Storm Data this tornado touched down between Borden and Pekin just southwest of IN 60...would that be modern-day IN 160?

September 26, 1976
Counties:  Jefferson IN
F-scale:  F3
Deaths:  1
Injuries: 1
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Time:  4:55pm
Grazulis narrative:  Moved east-southeast from west of Deputy to two miles northeast of Madison.  Two houses, a trailer, and a barn were destroyed.  One of the houses, a prefabricated home set on a concrete slab, "could not be found".  Fortunately it was unoccupied.  A man residing in the trailer was fatally injured, dying a week later from his injuries.  A farm home was also destroyed.
Noted discrepancies:  SPC and NCDC give a path length of 15 miles...Grazulis and Storm Data give 13 miles.  Storm Data ends this tornado two miles northeast of Madison near IN 7.  However IN 7 doesn't go northeast of Madison.

September 22, 1980
Counties:  Oldham
F-scale:  F1
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Time:  3:05pm
Notes:  Storm Data mentions Demplytown and Buckner.

September 14, 1984
Counties:  Franklin
F-scale:  F0
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Time:  2:30pm
Noted discrepancies:  None

September 18, 1992
Counties:  Jefferson IN, Trimble
F-scale:  F1
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Time:  4:02pm
Noted discrepancies:  This tornado appears to be in the SPC database twice.  SPC's endpoint lat/lon is in Trimble County.  SPC path length is only one mile, however.  Trimble County is included at NCDC, with begin and end lat/lons identical to each other and to the end lat/lon given at NCDC for Jefferson County.  Storm Data says this tornado touched down a half mile south of Paynesville, and does mention that the tornado continued into Trimble County to near Mount Pleasant.  Will plot in both Jefferson and Trimble counties, as specified by given lat/lons.


September 18, 1992
Counties:  Henry
F-scale:  F1
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Time:  4:25pm
Noted discrepancies:  SPC gives a time of 4:25pm, NCDC gives 3:25pm.

September 20, 2009
County: Clark IN
EF-scale:  EF1
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  35 yards
Path length:  0.75 mile
Time:  5:58pm - 5:59pm EDT
Notes:  The tornado uprooted and snapped several large trees and destroyed a small shed on Daisy Hill Road north of Borden.  One snapped tree came down onto the roof of a home and did considerable damage.

September 8, 2018
County:  Perry
EF-Scale: EF0
Deaths:   0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  80 yards
Path length:  1.8 miles
Time: 2:38pm - 2:44pm EDT
Notes: The tornado touched down on Main Street in Tell City, midway between Steuben and Winkelreid Streets, doing minor damage to one roof and bending an amateur radio antenna tower. Moving east-northeast, the tornado damaged roofs and snapped several large tree limbs, as well as toppling a large but rotting tree that crushed the roof of a garage.  A small shed was lofted out of its yard and became entangled in utility lines 30 yards to the northeast.  As it crossed Winkelreid Street between 10th and 11th Streets, it buckled in a large overhead door and caused minor damage to the roof of the Indiana Southern Power building.  Continuing to the northeast, a large metal carport was lifted and blown 50 feet north into neighboring trees, and more tree limbs were snapped, while a vinyl fence was blown northwest, as was a large trampoline and a patio umbrella, which was entangled in utility lines northwest of its origin.  The tornado continued to cause tree damage as it moved east of 14th Street into a more rural area. On Brushy Fork Rd, the tornado snapped the trunks of three large trees, then continued northeast into a wooded area. The last evidence of the tornado was at the north end of Quaker Rd, where small branches were broken.

September 8, 2018
County:  Hancock
EF-Scale: EF0
Deaths:   0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  50 yards
Path length:  5 miles
Time: 4:42pm - 4:54pm CDT
Notes: This tree-top level tornado did all of its damage 20 to 30 feet above ground. Never more than 50 yards wide, the first evidence of the tornado touching down was one mile south of the water tower on Thomas Lane, where it downed several large branches that blocked the road. Moving northeast over forested land, the next evidence was more tree trunks and branches snapped on Poplar Grove Rd just north of the intersection with Hilldale Rd. The tornado then continued to skip northeast, snapping branches and trunks to the west of Frank Luttrell Rd, before crossing the road and causing minor roof damage to the metal roof of a barn and snapping more tree limbs a third of a mile southeast of North Hancock Elementary School. The tornado dropped small branches and leaves along its path as it continued northeast. The last major tree damage was observed around a home on Adair Rd, where trees were uprooted and trunks snapped in a cyclonic pattern around the home. The only damage to the home, however, was minor roof damage from a branch falling on it. The storm then crossed Adair Rd, lifting somewhere in a wooded area west of a large pond near Beauchamp Lane, where residents witnessed its dissipation.