INDIANA — The National Weather Service of Northern Indiana has issued a public information statement regarding the tornado that struck Miami and Fulton counties last night, May 27.
The tornado reached peak winds estimated at 135 mph, traveled for 14 miles and lasted for 27 minutes.
According to the report, a discrete supercell formed south of Rochester and intensified as it moved into northwestern Miami county, north of Macy. The supercell rapidly intensified producing a large tornado reaching a maximum path width of a half mile wide and at its peak. This large mature tornado had a satellite tornado rotating around it, according to eyewitnesses and surveyed damage.
The tornado resulted in lots of tree damage and completely destroyed multiples structures, including a barn building and several homes in Miami County. There was also extensive damage to a hog confinement facility west of SR 15 and significant damage to a farm property east of SR 15.
No injuries have been reported as a result of this tornado.