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.

Click on map to see approximate path of tornado. 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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Debris from mobile homes and outbuildings. Debris from mobile homes and outbuildings.
Old car, that was thrown several hundred feet. Old car, that was thrown several hundred feet.
Wooden board, stuck javelin-like in the ground. Wooden board, stuck javelin-like in the ground.
Shed, with cinder block walls blown out. Shed, with cinder block walls blown out.

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