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Three Tornadoes Confirmed After Severe Weather Outbreak

A cold front colliding with unusually warm January temperatures produced severe weather over most of south central Indiana Tuesday morning.

Tornado Damage

Photo: National Weather Service

Additional damage occurred east of the tornado damage at Madison Municipal Airport.

A National Weather Service storm survey team confirmed three tornadoes in Jefferson, Clark and Floyd counties Tuesday morning.

The Jefferson county tornado touched down briefly at 10:40 a.m. near the Madison Municipal County Airport. Wind speeds were estimated at 85 mph. The tornado moved a 500 pound dumpster 35 feet and pushed a Beechcraft/King airplane while damaging the nose gear.

Another tornado touched down at a Wal-mart parking lot in Clarksville turning over a car and damaging homes in its 2-mile path.

A cold front colliding with unusually warm January temperatures produced severe weather over most of south central Indiana Tuesday morning leaving thousands without power.

Joe Hren

Anchor, Indiana Newsdesk - WTIU & WFIU News. Follow him on Twitter @Joe_Hren

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