Indiana tornado killed 10, traveled 49 miles
(AP) - A single, multi-vortex tornado plowed through 49 miles of southern Indiana and northern Kentucky, killing 10 people along its path through the hard-hit Indiana communities of New Pekin, Henryville, Marysville and Chelsea before it finally ended near Bedford, Ky., the National Weather Service said Tuesday.
The weather service studied the damage and published an online narrative of the storm on its website.
"This was a bad one," said John Gordon, the chief meteorologist for the weather service in Louisville, Ky. "We have not had an F-4 or greater across southern Indiana since 1974."
The tornado from a supercell touched down near Fredericksburg, Ind., about 30 miles northwest of Louisville, and finally ended 49 minutes later north of Bedford, about 35 miles northeast of Louisville. It at times packed winds of 175 mph and was nearly a half mile wide, the weather service said.