The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

Local News

November 24, 2013

Crews up Indiana tornado count

INDIANAPOLIS — A survey crew with the National Weather Service has found the signatures of two more tornadoes unleashed by last Sunday's outbreak, boosting Indiana's total for that day to 28 tornadoes — nearly twice the highest number the state had ever recorded in November.

Weather service meteorologist Mike Ryan said Saturday a survey crew confirmed Friday that two other tornadoes, both rated an EF-1, had touched down Nov. 17 in west-central Indiana, along with the 26 others already documented around the state.

One of the tornadoes the crew documented Friday had maximum winds of 110 mph and cut a 2-mile path through northern Montgomery County just east of New Richmond. Ryan said the same storm that produced that tornado also spawned a second one with top winds of about 100 mph that cut a 3-mile path across southeastern Tippecanoe County near the town of Stockwell.

The weather service's findings are still preliminary, and Ryan said signs of additional tornadoes could presumably still be found in the days ahead.

"That number might pop up a little higher, but this may end up being it," he said. "Everyone's going to take a breather this weekend, and then we'll re-evaluate Monday on whether any further surveys need to be done."

Indiana's Nov. 17 tornado outbreak was produced by unusually warm moist air from Louisiana to Michigan that was buffeted by an upper-level cold front, creating a clash between starkly contrasting air masses.

Ryan said Indiana's previous largest November tornado outbreak produced 15 twisters. Last week's outbreak was also Indiana's third-largest tornado outbreak on record.

Indiana's most active tornado day was June 2, 1990, when 33 tornadoes touched down, followed by 29 twisters on April 19, 2011, and then last Sunday's 28 tornadoes, which caused damage in Kokomo, Lebanon, Lafayette and other areas.

Among Indiana's top six worst tornado outbreaks, the Nov. 17 outbreak is only one to occur in autumn. The five other top outbreaks all occurred in April, May or June.

Text Only
Local News
  • NWS-CN 07-20 Foster mug County clerk on hunt for general election judges DANVILLE — The Vermilion County Clerk’s office is looking for a few good men and women for this year’s general election.On Thursday, Vermilion County Board members certified the county’s first group of election judges for the November general electio

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • NWS-CN 07-29 Talking photo Report: Medicare looking better WASHINGTON — Medicare’s financial future is looking brighter despite a growing wave of baby boomers reaching retirement.Getting relief from a slowdown in health care spending, the program’s giant hospital trust fund won’t be exhausted until 2030, the

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • Police Reports Incidents reported to police include:DanvilleFriday:Battery and obstructing an officer in the 1600 block of East English Street.Burglary at The Juke, 1214 E. Main St.Saturday:Theft in the 1500 block of Oak Street.Vehicle burglary in the 100 block of

    July 29, 2014

  • Two hurt in weekend shootings in Danville DANVILLE — Two victims are listed in good condition following a pair of weekend shooting incidents in Danville.Danville Director of Public Safety Larry Thomason confirmed the shootings, which took place around 8:15 p.m. Friday and just before 5 a.m.

    July 29, 2014

  • Fire Calls Firefighters responded to the following calls:Saturday, 10:08-10:23 a.m. — A medical call in the 200 block of Delaware Avenue.Saturday, 10:47-10:54 a.m. — Assist Medix in the first block of East Harrison Street.Saturday, 11:37-11:49 a.m. — A medical

    July 29, 2014

  • Library sets program for Farmers' Market

    July 28, 2014

  • Reception celebrates truck

    July 28, 2014

  • Police, Fire Reports

    July 28, 2014

  • Artists can sell artwork

    July 27, 2014

  • Children’s show auditions set

    July 27, 2014

E-edition
Spring 2014 Photos


Buy these photos and more via Smugmug

AP Video
Looming Demand Could Undercut Flight Safety Raw: 2 Shells Hit Fuel Tank at Gaza Power Plant Raw: Massive Explosions From Airstrikes in Gaza Giant Ketchup Bottle Water Tower Up for Sale Easier Nuclear Construction Promises Fall Short Kerry: Humanitarian Cease-fire Efforts Continue Raw: Corruption Trial Begins for Former Va Gov. The Carbon Trap: US Exports Global Warming UN Security Council Calls for Gaza Cease-fire Traditional African Dishes Teach Healthy Eating 13 Struck by Lightning on Calif. Beach Baseball Hall of Famers Inducted Israel, Hamas Trade Fire Despite Truce in Gaza Italy's Nibali Set to Win First Tour De France Raw: Shipwrecked Concordia Completes Last Voyage Raw: Sea Turtle Hatchlings Emerge From Nest Raw: Massive Dust Storm Covers Phoenix 12-hour Cease-fire in Gaza Fighting Begins Raw: Bolivian Dancers Attempt to Break Record Raw: Israel, Palestine Supporters Rally in US
NDN Video
Golden Sisters on '50 Shades' trailer: 'Look At That Chest!' 'Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1' Sneak Peek "The Bachelorette" Makes Her Decision Chapter Two: Designing for Naomi Watts Thieves pick the wrong gas station to rob Staten Island Man's Emotional Dunk Over NYPD Car - @TheBuzzeronFOX GMA: Dog passes out from excitment to see owner Baseball Hall of Famers Inducted Florida Keys Webcam Captures Turtles Hatching Morgan Freeman Sucks Down Helium on 'Tonight Show' Robin Wright Can Dance! (WATCH) She's Back! See Paris Hilton's New Carl's Jr. Ad Big Weekend For Atlanta Braves In Cooperstown - @TheBuzzeronFox Chapter Two: Becoming a first-time director What's Got Jack Black Freaking Out at Comic-Con? Doctors Remove 232 Teeth From Teen's Mouth Bradley Cooper Explains His Voice in 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Deja vu: Another NYPD officer choke-holding a suspect 'Fifty Shades of Grey': Watch the Super Sexy First Trailer Now! Reports: Ravens RB Ray Rice Suspended For 1st 2 Games Of The Season
Must Read