National Weather Service confirms EF-2 tornado in Jay County


Jay County damage via Josh Stephenson

JAY COUNTY, Ind. — The Northern Indiana office of the National Weather Service has confirmed Friday’s severe weather system produced a tornado in northeast Jay County.

The tornado formed following storms that developed Friday morning into Friday afternoon. The NWS says one of the storms developed into a supercell, forming a tornado approximately 3 miles southeast of Bryant, Indiana around 3:50 p.m.

The tornado strengthened to an EF-2 as it made its way east-southeast. The tornado damaged several rural homes and farmsteads and felled a 100-foot communications tower.

The NWS said the tornado briefly weakened before turning into a multi-vortex EF-2 tornado, hitting more farmsteads, destroying farm buildings and killing cattle. The tornado ended up dissipating approximately 8 miles southeast of Bryant, Indiana.

You can check out a track of the tornado and storm damages in the map below:

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