Storm Events Database

Event Details

Event Tornado
-- Scale EF3
-- Length 4.8 Miles
-- Width 440 Yards
State INDIANA
County/Area CLARK
WFO LMK
Begin Date 10/18/2007 21:03:00 EST-5
Begin Range 1
Begin Azimuth SSW
Begin Location VESTA
Begin Lat/Lon 38.47/-85.55
End Date 10/18/2007 21:09:00 EST-5
End Range 3
End Azimuth E
End Location SOLON
End Lat/Lon 38.51/-85.48
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 1.00M
Crop Damage 10.00K
Episode Narrative A cold front with strong upper level support collided with a very moist air mass over the lower Ohio Valley. Widespread severe thunderstorms resulted, along with three confirmed tornadoes in south central Indiana. The severe storms and tornadoes produced property damage, widespread areas with downed trees and power lines, and some large hail.
Event Narrative An EF-3 tornado touched down near Bull Creek Road, and was on the ground intermittently before lifting near the end of Fulton Road, just short of the Ohio River. The greatest damage occurred about 10 miles east northeast of Charlestown, where a recently constructed two story home was blown off its basement and destroyed. Two large barns, a stable, a silo, and four vehicles were also damaged or destroyed on the same property. Ten other homes were damaged, with four of them receiving severe damage. Five barns and several other outbuildings were destroyed. The tornado left scour marks for nearly one half mile through corn and bean fields between Bull Creek Road and Church Road just after its initial touchdown.


All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 0 1.110M 15.00K
JASPER DUBOIS CO. IN 10/18/2007 16:31 EST-5 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
JASPER DUBOIS CO. IN 10/18/2007 16:40 EST-5 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
NEW AMSTERDAM HARRISON CO. IN 10/18/2007 17:26 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 70 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CENTRAL HARRISON CO. IN 10/18/2007 17:35 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 60 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LANESVILLE HARRISON CO. IN 10/18/2007 17:42 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CANNELTON PERRY CO. IN 10/18/2007 18:34 EST-5 Tornado EF1 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
TELL CITY PERRY CO. IN 10/18/2007 18:35 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 60 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
TOWER CRAWFORD CO. IN 10/18/2007 19:21 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 60 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ST MARKS DUBOIS CO. IN 10/18/2007 20:27 EST-5 Tornado EF1 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
CHARLESTOWN CLARK CO. IN 10/18/2007 20:55 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 70 kts. EG 0 0 70.00K 5.00K
GALENA FLOYD CO. IN 10/18/2007 21:00 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 65 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
NEW WASHINGTON CLARK CO. IN 10/18/2007 21:02 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 60 kts. EG 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
VESTA CLARK CO. IN 10/18/2007 21:03 EST-5 Tornado EF3 0 0 1.000M 10.00K
CORYDON HARRISON CO. IN 10/18/2007 21:51 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 60 kts. EG 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
PALMYRA HARRISON CO. IN 10/18/2007 21:51 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 20.00K 0.00K
CRANDALL HARRISON CO. IN 10/18/2007 21:55 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 60 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 1.110M 15.00K