NWS: EF-2 tornado hit Fulton, Miami Counties on Monday night

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The National Weather Service of Northern Indiana has determined it was an EF-2 that struck Fulton and Miami Counties on Monday evening, May 27.

They released the following information about that twister, as well as an EF-2 tornado which struck Grant County:

National Weather Service Northern Indiana
339 PM EDT Tue May 28 2019 /239 PM CDT Tue May 28 2019/
.Miami and Fulton County Tornado...
A discrete supercell formed south of Rochester IN and 
intensified as it moved into northwestern Miami county
north of Macy. Here the supercell rapidly intensified 
producing a large tornado reaching a maximum path width 
of a half mile wide and at its peak this large mature 
tornado had a satellite tornado rotating around it 
according to eyewitnesses and surveyed damage. Multiple 
vortices were also observed by eyewitnesses.
Rating:                 EF-2
Estimated peak wind:    135 mph
Path length /Statute/:  14 miles
Path width /Maximum/:   800 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0
Start date:             May 27th 2019 
Start time:             7:51 pm
Start location:         1.4 N Macy
Start Lat/Lon:          40.98 / -86.13 
End date:               May 27th 2019
End time:               8:18 pm
End location:           3.5 SSE Silver Lake
End lat/lon:            41.02 / -85.87 
SURVEY SUMMARY: Tornado started nearly one and a half 
miles north of Macy. Lots of tree damage and roofing 
material removed. Satellite tornado destroyed a grain 
silo that was tossed into a tree line about quarter mile 
southeast and completely destroyed a barn building as well. 
Tornado intensified and broadened its width as it carried 
ENE and completely leveled a two story house with debris 
scattered downstream across a field and across CR 200 W.
It then passed through a heavily wooded area snapping or 
uprooting most trees before crossing CR 100 W and then 
completely destroying a single story brick ranch home. 
Adjacent machine shed was heavily damaged here as well 
and included a pickup truck that was picked up and tossed 
northeast of the house. Extensive tree damage continues 
ENE from here through a large grove of trees. Tornado 
continued northeast crossing West Pleasant Hill Road 
where two high voltage transmission towers were destroyed 
as well as extensive damage to structures in the area. 
Tornado continued northeast crossing north Meridian Road 
and heavily damaging two large farm properties with extensive 
structural damage noted. Tornado continued off to the ENE 
weakening as it crossed 1600 N and 100 E in Fulton 
county. Tornado then turned northeastward as it traveled 
just north of the Miami/Fulton county line causing sporadic 
damage to several farm buildings. Tornado continued to slowly 
weaken in intensity as it crossed SR 114.  As the tornado 
crossed CR 700 W it reintensified for a time crossing SR 15 
south of CR 1400 N with extensive damage to a hog confinement 
facility west of SR 15 and significant damage to a farm property 
east of SR 15. From here the tornado rapidly weakened eastward 
and lifted near CR 400 W. 
.Grant County Tornado...
.OVERVIEW...A complex of thunderstorms moved eastwards 
along and south of Route 24 during the evening hours of 
the 27th. A thunderstorm within this complex developed 
strong rotation while over northwestern Grant County 
and produced a tornado. The tornado quickly moved 
eastwards before lifting north of Sweetser.  
Rating:                 EF-2
Estimated peak wind:    120 - 125 mph
Path length /Statute/:  4.2 miles
Path width /Maximum/:   150 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0
Start date:             May 27 2019 
Start time:             8:10 PM EDT
Start location:         2 SSW Somerset
Start Lat/Lon:          40.637 / -85.846
End date:               May 27 2019
End time:               8:16 PM EDT
End location:           1 WSW Jalapa
End lat/lon:            40.624 / -85.770
SURVEY SUMMARY: Tornado started about a tenth of a mile 
south of the intersection of County Road 900 W and County 
Road 600 N where a well built barn was destroyed. Tornado then 
progressed eastwards along County Road 600 N approximately 
one and one half mile before damaging a residential home, 
and destroying a detached car garage and well built hay barn. 
Debris from the hay barn was lofted several hundred yards 
from the structure while the home suffered substantial 
shingle and window damage. Just to the east, a home had it's 
roof peeled back. The tornado then shifted to the southeast 
towards County Road 700 W where it destroyed a silo and a 
well built barn that was next to the destroyed silo, and took
the roof off of a second silo. The tornado then lifted 
as it continued to move to the south and east until reaching 
the intersection of County Road 500 W and County Road 505 N. 
The tornado snapped trees, caused shingle and siding damage 
to a home, and tilted a power pole at this intersection before  
lifting one final time. 
EF Scale: The Enhanced Fujita Scale Classifies
Tornadoes into the following categories.
EF0...Weak......65 to 85 mph
EF1...Weak......86 to 110 mph
EF2...Strong....111 to 135 mph
EF3...Strong....136 to 165 mph
EF4...Violent...166 To 200 mph
EF5...Violent...>200 mph
The information in this statement is PRELIMINARY and subject to
change pending final review of the events and publication in
NWS Storm Data.