Storm Events Database

Event Details

Event Tornado
-- Scale F3
-- Length 10 Miles
-- Width 440 Yards
State INDIANA
County/Area DAVIESS
WFO IND
Begin Date 11/15/2005 15:40:00 EST
Begin Range 2
Begin Azimuth NE
Begin Location WASHINGTON
Begin Lat/Lon 38.67/-87.13
End Date 11/15/2005 15:50:00 EST
End Range 5
End Azimuth SE
End Location ODON
End Lat/Lon 38.78/-86.92
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 31/0
Property Damage 11.6M
Crop Damage 0
Episode Narrative An area of severe thunderstorms moved through central Indiana on the afternoon and evening of 15 November 2005, fueled by abnormally warm conditions which had been the rule across the region for the first half of the month. One strongly rotating supercell produced three tornadoes, two of them rated strong F3, over southern portions of central Indiana. Additional severe weather occurred with other supercells and squall line storms across central Indiana. Thanks to early warnings and heightened awareness of the severe weather threat, no one was killed by the tornadoes, and only one serious injury was reported.
Event Narrative An F3 tornado touched down near Washington, Indiana on the afternoon of 15 November 2005, and proceeded northeast for 12 miles, lifting at Crane Naval Base in Martin County. The tornado was up to 1/4 mile wide at times. The worst damage occurred 4 miles northeast of Montgomery. K&K Industries sits at that site. Abe Knepp, the owner, is also a chaplain for Daviess County Emergency Management, and was monitoring law enforcement radio traffic while at work. His decision to send his 120 employees home early likely saved several lives, as the plant was destroyed by the tornado 30 minutes after it was cleared. 123 homes and 20 businesses sustained damage in Daviess County. Despite the amount of damage, only one of the 31 reported injuries was considered serious.


All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 32 17.256M 0.00K
ROCKVILLE PARKE CO. IN 11/15/2005 15:00 EST Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
TERRE HAUTE VIGO CO. IN 11/15/2005 15:00 EST Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
VINCENNES KNOX CO. IN 11/15/2005 15:00 EST Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 1.00K 0.00K
BRAZIL CLAY CO. IN 11/15/2005 15:12 EST Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BRAZIL CLAY CO. IN 11/15/2005 15:21 EST Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MONROE CITY KNOX CO. IN 11/15/2005 15:24 EST Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GREENCASTLE PUTNAM CO. IN 11/15/2005 15:30 EST Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WASHINGTON DAVIESS CO. IN 11/15/2005 15:40 EST Tornado F3 0 31 11.600M 0.00K
GREENCASTLE PUTNAM CO. IN 11/15/2005 15:50 EST Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BRAMBLE MARTIN CO. IN 11/15/2005 15:50 EST Tornado F1 0 0 500.00K 0.00K
OWENSBURG GREENE CO. IN 11/15/2005 16:00 EST Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SPENCER OWEN CO. IN 11/15/2005 16:20 EST Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
COVEYVILLE LAWRENCE CO. IN 11/15/2005 16:25 EST Tornado F1 0 0 50.00K 0.00K
PARAGON MORGAN CO. IN 11/15/2005 16:35 EST Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
NASHVILLE BROWN CO. IN 11/15/2005 16:44 EST Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HOPE BARTHOLOMEW CO. IN 11/15/2005 17:19 EST Tornado F1 0 0 100.00K 0.00K
NORRISTOWN SHELBY CO. IN 11/15/2005 17:20 EST Tornado F3 0 1 5.000M 0.00K
BAINBRIDGE PUTNAM CO. IN 11/15/2005 18:02 EST Thunderstorm Wind 56 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
NEW CASTLE HENRY CO. IN 11/15/2005 18:20 EST Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LEBANON BOONE CO. IN 11/15/2005 18:29 EST Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SHERIDAN HAMILTON CO. IN 11/15/2005 18:35 EST Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SHERIDAN HAMILTON CO. IN 11/15/2005 18:40 EST Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BROWNSBURG HENDRICKS CO. IN 11/15/2005 18:56 EST Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 32 17.256M 0.00K