Union Grove Tornado
|A supercell thunderstorm produced a tornado in the Union Grove area. The tornado began at 1:41 PM CST, 5 miles northwest of Union Grove, near Shumate Mountain. The tornado moved northeast crossing CR 240 and ending at 1:44 PM CST near the base of Benton Round Mountain. The tornado has been rated an F2 on the Fujita Scale , with winds of 113 to 157 mph. The heaviest damage occurred southwest of CR 240. Ten to 15 mobile homes were destroyed, 5 homes suffered varying degrees of damage, several outbuildings and barns were destroyed, an ultra-lite hangar was destroyed, 2 hunting cabins were destroyed, and 7 people received minor injuries.
The tornado path was 2.0 miles long and 300 yards wide at its widest point. Click on the map to view a larger image showing the approximate path of the tornado.
A Tornado Watch that included Marshall County was issued at 9:19 AM CST. A Tornado Warning was in effect from 1:16 PM until 2:00 PM CST.
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