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Event Details

Event Tornado
-- Scale F3
-- Length 8 Miles
-- Width 300 Yards
State INDIANA
County/Area SHELBY
WFO IND
Report Source NWS STORM SURVEY
NCDC Data Source PDS
Begin Date 2005-11-15 17:20:00.0 EST
Begin Location 1SW NORRISTOWN
Begin Lat/Lon 39.35/-85.78
End Date 2005-11-15 17:32:00.0 EST
End Location 1SW NORRISTOWN
End Lat/Lon 39.35/-85.78
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 1/0
Property Damage 5M
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 A strong F3 tornado touched down in northern Bartholomew county on 15 November 2005, continuing into southeast Shelby county, where it would do the majority of its damage. No one was killed by this powerful tornado, despite areas of severe damage, and only one minor injury was reported. A resident sustained an ankle injury when moving quickly down into his basement with his family to take cover. The worst damage along the tornado's path took place along and near Vandalia Road just east of the town of Geneva, where a large hog farm was severely damaged, and an old farm house was blown off its foundation. The structural integrity of the destroyed home was insufficient to justify a violent rating. Around 25 properties were damaged in this largely rural area, with six declared total losses.


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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
BRAMBLE MARTIN CO. IN 11/15/2005 15:50 EST Tornado F1 0 0 500.00K 0.00K
GREENCASTLE PUTNAM CO. IN 11/15/2005 15:50 EST Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 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