National Weather Service confirms tornado touchdown near Terre Haute
Storms moved through central Indiana Thursday night and spawned a small tornado near Terre Haute.
The National Weather Service confirmed a tornado Thursday night in that area.
According to the NWS, the first touchdown occurred around 8:15 pm EDT along East Curry Road near Hultz Road. That's about five miles south of Terre Haute.
That tornado was observed by a storm spotter and caused damage to several trees. The tornado was rated an EF0 with winds around 80 mph.
A second tornado from the same storm occurred ten minutes later in Riley, about five miles southeast of Terre Haute. That tornado was observed by Riley volunteer fireman in a field just west of their fire station. The second tornado destroyed a small shed and downed several tree limbs. This tornado was rated an EF0 with associated winds also around 80 mph.
The storm originated near Columbus, triggering a tornado warning for Bartholomew County earlier in the night.
Bartholomew County dispatch reported one tree down in Columbus from the storm.
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