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August 23, 2018 Tornado Family
Date of tornado outbreak: August 23, 2018
Duration1: 4:01PM EDT-7:56PM EDT
Maximum rated tornado2: EF5 tornado
Tornadoes caused: 9
Total Damages: $1.14 billion
Total Fatalities: 76

1Time from first tornado to last tornado
2Most severe tornado damage; see wikipedia:Enhanced Fujita Scale

The August 23, 2018 Tornado Family was the worst Tornado Family on record producing 9 tornadoes...the strongest being two EF5 tornadoes...the First struck rural portions of Indiana and dissipated a few minutes after crossing Highway 69 in Western Howard County...the Second formed seconds later in Downtown Kokomo...on August 22, 2018 the Storm Prediction Center issued a Marginal Risk for Severe Thunderstorms in the Day 2 outlook with isolated large hail and damaging winds...as well as a isolated tornado or two were forecasted over Central and Northeastern Indiana...on August 23 the Storm Prediction Center issued a Slight Risk of Severe Thunderstorms with a 5% Chance of Tornadoes and a 10% percent chance of hail and winds with a few isolated tornadoes possible...around 3:45PM the SPC issued a Tornado Watch for Portions of Central Indiana with Tornadoes and a few intense possible...the first tornado touched down around 4:01PM...and was on the ground for 2 minutes...the tornado was rated a EF0..shortly later...at 4:06PM a Large Wedge Tornado touched down...the Tornado caused heavy damage...and was rated a EF3 tornado...the Tornado was on the ground for 9 minutes...and lifted off the ground at 4:15PM...at 4:31PM...a EF2 tornado touched down as a Stovepipe Tornado...the Tornado lifted at 4:43PM, and was the longest lasting tornado of the day...in the 2000Z the SPC issued a Moderate Risk of Severe Weather with 15% + hatched threat for tornadoes...the SPC issued a PDS Tornado Watch at 4:46PM with Destructive Tornadoes being the main concern...

Kokomo, IN EF3 radar

The Supercell reponsible for the Tornado Family during the Kokomo EF5

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The Rural Indiana EF5 tornado at peak intensity nearing Kokomo

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9 1 2 1 3 0 2


Supercell Thunderstorms started to develop at around 4:35PM...brief tornadoes started to develop around 5:00PM...this is a wip

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