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November 24, 2004
Franklin County, Indiana Tornado

Vigorous late autumn low pressure moved up the Ohio Valley toward Wilmington, Ohio. Though instability was marginal ahead of the low, strong wind fields aloft provided enough wind shear to produce rotating thunderstorms, one of which produced an F1 tornado over far northwest Franklin County, Indiana.

Downed trees and torn aluminum sheeting indicate F1 damage.
More uprooted trees show F1 damage.
Home pushed a couple feet off its foundation shows F1 damage.
Felled barn shows F1 damage.
Debris was scattered hundreds of yards across a farm field.


PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILMINGTON OH
126 PM EST FRI NOV 26 2004

...TORNADO CONFIRMED IN FRANKLIN COUNTY INDIANA...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN WILMINGTON OHIO HAS CONFIRMED THAT A
TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN BRIEFLY OVER EXTREME NORTHWEST FRANKLIN COUNTY
INDIANA NEAR ANDERSONVILLE.  A STORM SURVEY CONDUCTED THURSDAY
AFTERNOON FOUND STRUCTURAL DAMAGE TO SEVERAL HOMES AND BUILDINGS NEAR
ANDERSONVILLE...ALONG COUNTY LINE...SANES CREEK...AND KEAL ROADS.

ONE HOME WAS MOVED 3 FEET OFF ITS FOUNDATION. THE ROOF WAS TORN OFF
AND DEBRIS WAS SCATTERED FOR HUNDREDS OF YARDS ACROSS A FARM FIELD.
AN ADJACENT BARN WAS DESTROYED. SEVERAL OTHER HOMES SUSTAINED ROOF
DAMAGE...AND LARGE TREES WERE UPROOTED.  A SHED WAS MOVED 30 FEET TO
THE NORTH...COLLIDING WITH A NEARBY TREE THAT FELL TOWARD THE
SOUTHEAST.

THE TORNADO HAS BEEN GIVEN AN F1 RATING ON THE FUJITA TORNADO DAMAGE
SCALE. THIS COINCIDES WITH WINDS BETWEEN 73 MPH AND 112 MPH.  THE
PATH LENGTH FOR THE TORNADO WAS APPROXIMATELY 1.5 MILES...WITH THE
WIDTH OF THE DAMAGE ABOUT 100 FEET.

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CONIGLIO

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