KOSCIUSKO COUNTY — With tornado watches and at least one warning issued last evening, Wednesday, June 22, the National Weather Service says it will be a while before any confirmations can be made.
According to Mark Steinwedel, meteorologist with the National Weather Service, while radar picked up rotation in the southern part of the county, a careful assessment of the damage will help determine whether a funnel touched down.
“It’s hard to tell right now, unless we can get out there and get a good look,” he said.
Social media accounts of a tornado near Akron, in northern Fulton County, are also unconfirmed, but Steinwedel said there is a possibility it could have been the same rotation picked up near Silver Lake.
“It’s hard to tell. Nobody saw a tornado,” he said. “There was considerable damage but we don’t know if it was a downburst wind. It’s hard to tell.”
Other than that, he added, there have been reports of trees down in Warsaw and Silver Lake. Damage was also reported to a barn and an RV, though again, it is not certain whether it was tornado damage.
“Otherwise, in Kosciusko County, we haven’t really heard of much damage other than those two reports.”
Damage assessments will take place throughout the day.