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08aprAll DayMooresville (Morgan County, IN)

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Start Time: 8:43 pm EDT 

End Time: Unknown

Rating:  EF1

Estimated Peak Winds:  100 mph

Path length:  0.97 miles

Width:  35 yards

Fatalities:  0

Injuries:  0

County:  Morgan

State:  Indiana

Start Lat/Lon: 39.6133 / -86.3771

End Lat/Lon: 39.6056 / -86.362


The National Weather Service in Indianapolis IN has confirmed a tornado near Mooresville in Morgan County Indiana on April 8th 2020.

A line of severe thunderstorms developed Wednesday afternoon across Central Illinois and continued to grow stronger as they pushed east into Central Indiana Wednesday evening. These storms produced widespread damaging winds between 60 and 75 mph across Central Indiana, in addition to the brief EF1 Tornado touchdown in Mooresville. The tornado touched down northwest of the intersection of Concord and Main in Mooresville before doing significant roof and tree damage to portions of downtown. The largest damage occurred to a brick building where the roof was uplifted and fell causing structural damage to the building. The tornado continued to track to the southeast before damaging a large picnic shelter and crossing State Road 67. The tornado then lifted. In addition to the tornado, an area about 200 yards on either side of the tornado experienced straight line winds that gusted as high as 70 to 80 mph that caused additional damage.


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