2 tornadoes touched down near Huntington early Thursday morning, NWS confirms

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HUNTINGTON, Ind.– The National Weather Service in northeast Indiana confirmed Thursday evening that two brief tornadoes occurred just south of Huntington, in Huntington County, early Thursday morning.

The first tornadoes was rated a EF-1 (105 mph) and on the ground for 5 minutes with a path length of 2.5 miles.  A second tornado rated stronger of EF-2 (120 mph) also was on the ground for five minutes with a path of 2.4 miles.

The survey stated that multiple tornado tracks were uncovered southeast of Huntington with the second tornado crossing the first tornadoes path near CR 200 and CR 100 East.  The time of the tornadoes were just before 1 a.m. Thursday.  That brings this years state total to a preliminary total of 11 tornadoes.  The state average is 22.

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