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Event Details

Event Tornado
-- Scale EF4
-- Length 0.61 Miles
-- Width 500 Yards
State INDIANA
County/Area SCOTT
WFO LMK
Report Source NWS Storm Survey
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2012-03-02 15:25:00.0 EST-5
Begin Location 3E NABB
Begin Lat/Lon 38.61/-85.58
End Date 2012-03-02 15:26:00.0 EST-5
End Location 3ENE NABB
End Lat/Lon 38.61/-85.57
Deaths Direct/Indirect 1/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 500.00K
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 After exiting Clark County as an EF-4, this one-third mile wide tornado tracked for only six tenths of a mile across extreme southeastern Scott County before entering Jefferson County between the eastern endpoint of County Road 550 South and State Route 362.
Despite its limited distance in Scott County, however, the tornado proved to be deadly, taking the life of a 72 year old man who was in his frame home residence on State Route 362 east of Kelly Bottom Road, where two other wood frame homes were also severely damaged and 5 mobile homes completely destroyed. This damage proved consistent with 170 mph winds.


Event Fatality Details

Type Age Gender Fatality Location
Death 72 Male Permanent Home


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All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 11 0 9.550M 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
BIRDSEYE DUBOIS CO. IN 03/02/2012 14:23 EST-5 Hail 2.00 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
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 6.000M 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 9.550M 0.00K