Storm Events Database

Event Details

Event Tornado
-- Scale EF1
-- Length 6.57 Miles
-- Width 60 Yards
State INDIANA
County/Area CLARK
WFO LMK
Begin Date 03/02/2012 15:30:00 EST-5
Begin Range 4
Begin Azimuth WNW
Begin Location BLUE LICK
Begin Lat/Lon 38.52/-85.88
End Date 03/02/2012 15:36:00 EST-5
End Range 1
End Azimuth NE
End Location HENRYVILLE
End Lat/Lon 38.54/-85.76
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 300.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative A surface Low over Missouri early in the afternoon of March 2nd strengthened to below 990mb as it moved north into Michigan by the evening hours. Around dawn, a warm front moved north of the Ohio River, accompanied by scattered elevated thunderstorms that produced small hail. During the early afternoon, temperatures rose into the lower 70s across southern Indiana. the combination of extreme wind shear and CAPE near 2000 Joules/kg brought several long lived supercells to the state near the Ohio River. These storms produced baseball-sized hail and several tornadoes, including a violent long-tracker, to southern Indiana. The tornadoes across the area were a part of a well forecast regional outbreak that affected the entire Lower Ohio and Tennessee Valleys. Overall, more than 80 tornadoes caused millions of dollars of damage and took several dozen lives.

For southern Indiana, March 2nd became the worst tornado outbreak since June 2nd, 1990.
Event Narrative Interviews with witnesses helped the NWS damage survey team determine that a second tornado developed to the west southwest of Henryville and moved along a 6 mile track that almost perfectly covered a portion of the track of a previous violent tornado around 15 minutes earlier. The second tornado was associated with a large supercell that brought softball sized hail just to the north of its tornado track. This tornado had intermittent contact with the ground, first touching down and causing tree damage to Round Knob in the Clark State Forest. Damage was then observed along and west of Speith Road, located just southwest of Henryville. Finally the tornado lifted after doing damage along the south side of Henryville from Robyn Avenue to near the intersection of Highway 60 and Haddox Road.


All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 11 0 58.550M 0.00K
HUNTINGBURG DUBOIS CO. IN 03/02/2012 14:08 EST-5 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BIRDSEYE DUBOIS CO. IN 03/02/2012 14:15 EST-5 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
IRELAND DUBOIS CO. IN 03/02/2012 14:23 EST-5 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BIRDSEYE DUBOIS CO. IN 03/02/2012 14:23 EST-5 Hail 2.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
TASWELL CRAWFORD CO. IN 03/02/2012 14:27 EST-5 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ENGLISH CRAWFORD CO. IN 03/02/2012 14:36 EST-5 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ST ANTHONY DUBOIS CO. IN 03/02/2012 14:37 EST-5 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CELESTINE DUBOIS CO. IN 03/02/2012 14:42 EST-5 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FREDDRICKSBURG WASHINGTON CO. IN 03/02/2012 14:50 EST-5 Tornado EF4 5 0 2.000M 0.00K
VALEENE ORANGE CO. IN 03/02/2012 14:52 EST-5 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BLUE LICK CLARK CO. IN 03/02/2012 15:09 EST-5 Tornado EF4 1 0 55.000M 0.00K
FREDDRICKSBURG WASHINGTON CO. IN 03/02/2012 15:13 EST-5 Hail 2.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
NEW PEKIN WASHINGTON CO. IN 03/02/2012 15:22 EST-5 Hail 2.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
NEW PEKIN WASHINGTON CO. IN 03/02/2012 15:23 EST-5 Hail 2.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
NABB SCOTT CO. IN 03/02/2012 15:25 EST-5 Tornado EF4 1 0 500.00K 0.00K
CHELSEA JEFFERSON CO. IN 03/02/2012 15:26 EST-5 Tornado EF4 4 0 750.00K 0.00K
NEW PEKIN WASHINGTON CO. IN 03/02/2012 15:28 EST-5 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BLUE LICK CLARK CO. IN 03/02/2012 15:30 EST-5 Tornado EF1 0 0 300.00K 0.00K
ANTIOCH GRANGE JEFFERSON CO. IN 03/02/2012 15:33 EST-5 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
OTISCO CLARK CO. IN 03/02/2012 15:37 EST-5 Hail 3.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
NABB SCOTT CO. IN 03/02/2012 15:44 EST-5 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GREENVILLE FLOYD CO. IN 03/02/2012 15:58 EST-5 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SELLERSBURG CLARK CO. IN 03/02/2012 16:09 EST-5 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CHARLESTOWN CLARK CO. IN 03/02/2012 16:15 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 11 0 58.550M 0.00K