NWS confirms a weak tornado from Tuesday evening

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Showers and storms rolled through central Indiana on Tuesday but storms turned severe Tuesday afternoon and evening, including a few tornado warnings.

The National Weather Service confirms that a weak tornado did touch down briefly in Putnam County just 2 miles southeast of Cloverdale at 6:35 p.m. This tornado was rated an EF0 and only produced minor tree damaged. Winds with this tornado were estimated at 70 mph per the NWS report.

Local storm chasers and an official from Putnam County Emergency Management tracked this storm for several miles. They witnessed the tornado pick up and swirl cornstalks near State Road 42. This event was brief. The NWS says another Putnam County official saw 3 separate touchdowns from the same tornado over a very short distance.

This severe thunderstorm went on to produce a funnel cloud northeast of Spencer and again north of Bloomington according to the National Weather Service.

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