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2 tornadoes confirmed after strong storms moved through Indiana


LAFAYETTE, Indiana — The National Weather Service confirms that two tornadoes touched down in west-central Indiana when strong storms moved through the state late Monday and early Tuesday.

The first tornado was 18 miles west of Lafayette near Pine Village. It was an EF0 rating with an estimated top wind speed of 70 mph. It traveled about a tenth of a mile and was 50 yards wide. Weather service officials say it touched down in a corn field about 9:15 p.m. Monday and damaged crops.

The second tornado was northeast of Greencastle in Putnam county. It ranked an EF1 with wind speeds of 90 mph and also traveled about a tenth of a mile and was 50 yards wide. It touched down about 9:26 p.m. Monday and developed from a thunderstorm.

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