Weather Service: Tornado confirmed in Washington County

A survey conducted by the US National Weather Service confirmed a tornado had occurred in eastern Washington County on Sunday night.

The weather service announced Tuesday afternoon that a week EF0 tornado touched down west of the intersection of Tower and Chestnut roads and traveled approximately two miles. The damage caused by the storm included several trees and some minor structural damage to a house and its outbuildings.

The tornado then lifted southwest of the intersection of US Highway 51 and Holly Road, located south of Irvington. The weather service said debris from the tornado was “evident on the radar well into southern Marion County and was likely due to the corn that was lofted.”

The maximum width of the tornado was 100 yards and its maximum wind speed was 85 miles per hour. The path length was about 1.9 miles. The weather service said those calculations were based on the damage that occurred. There were no injuries or deaths reported.

A tornado warning was issued for the county at approximately 9 p.m. Sunday.

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