gradient
goingon
TODAY IS Sunday August 28th


Super Outbreak of tornados roared through area 40 years ago
Thursday Apr 03, 2014 6:56am
NORTH WEBSTER

By: condensed from a National Weather Service summary

UNDATED - Today is the 40th anniversary of the worst tornado outbreak during the 20th century.

The “Super Outbreak,” as it is known, featured 148 tornadoes in a 24 hour period from 1:00 PM EST April 3rd to 1:00 PM EST on April 4th, 1974. There were 315+ fatalities, over 5000 injuries, and an estimated $600+ million loss (in 1974 dollars).

The longest - the Monticello tornado – began near Brookston in White County, decimated downtown Monticello, and caused significant damage in Rochester.

Heading northeast at 55 miles per hour, it passed between Ligonier and Topeka. Numerous buildings were heavily damaged including the Monsanto plant and Perry School.

The tornado’s demise came just southeast of Lagrange near Oliver Lake, ending the 109 mile path of death and destruction. Another weaker F1 tornado, which touched down just southwest of Plato, quickly dissipated 8 miles to the northeast near Mongo. Of the 16 deaths caused by the storm, one was in Noble County.

Two other significant tornadoes that affected what is now the Northern Indiana forecast area were the Angola and Hillsdale tornadoes.

The complete summary of the Super Outbreak can be found on the National Weather Service website

Tornado tracks during the Super Outbreak of 1974. (Image: NWS archive)
(08-27-2016) • Shot fired near Elkhart County deputies
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Goshen, IN
(08-26-2016) • Two from area graduate from MSP Academy
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Lansing, MI
(08-26-2016) • Sturgis sets public hearing on street vacation request
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Sturgis, MI
(08-26-2016) • LCCF extends deadline for Heart of Gold nominations
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: LaGrange, IN
(08-26-2016) • Tornado cleanup continues in Kokomo
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Kokomo, IN
(08-26-2016) • Woman hurt in crash near Albion
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Albion, IN
(08-25-2016) • Campaign to pitch Sturgis' positives
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Sturgis, MI
(08-25-2016) • Traffic stop in Park Township leads to drug charge
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Park Township
(08-25-2016) • This time, forecasters didn't see it coming
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Muncie, IN
(08-25-2016) • Central Indiana tornado damage adds up
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Indianapolis, IN
(08-25-2016) • White Pigeon woman dies from injuries suffered Monday
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: White Pigeon, MI
(08-24-2016) • Sturgis Public Schools leaders ponder sinking fund defeat
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Sturgis, MI
(08-24-2016) • July home sales were up in Lagrange, Noble counties
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Indianapolis, IN
(08-24-2016) • Community Crossing grants for northern Indiana revealed
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: New Haven, IN
(08-24-2016) • Pickup hits motorcycle, injures woman
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Middlebury, IN
(08-23-2016) • State begins awarding Community Crossing grants
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Carmel, IN
(08-23-2016) • Motorcyclist injured in crash on SR 327
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Stroh, IN
(08-23-2016) • Pedestrian struck by car in White Pigeon
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: White Pigeon, MI
(08-22-2016) • NWS confirms two tornadoes in NE Indiana Saturday
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: North Webster, IN
(08-22-2016) • Area counties reverse June's jobless rate increases
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Indianapolis, IN
(08-22-2016) • DeKalb YMCA gets Regional Cities money for expansion
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Auburn, IN
(08-22-2016) • Alleged drunk driver refuses to stop for police
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: LaGrange, IN
(08-22-2016) • Plea deal with former Centreville teacher is off
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Centreville, MI
(08-22-2016) • Accident closed U-S 20 on Saturday afternoon
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: LaGrange, IN
(08-22-2016) • Boaters in St. Joseph Co asked to slow down
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Centreville, MI
(08-19-2016) • Pedestrian struck by car in critical condition
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Stroh, IN
(08-19-2016) • Lagrange PD officer fired shots that ended chase Tuesday
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: LaGrange, IN
(08-19-2016) • Indiana unemployment takes a dip in July
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Indianapolis, IN
(08-19-2016) • Motorcyclist dies in Fawn River Township crash
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Sturgis, MI
(08-18-2016) • Judge gives prosecutors more time to charge chase suspect
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: LaGrange, IN
(08-18-2016) • Elderly man hospitalized after car hits bicycle
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Goshen, IN
(08-18-2016) • Commissioners chastised during public comments
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Centreville, MI
(08-16-2016) • Pursuit ends near Topeka with shots fired
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: 6500 West CR 600 South • Topeka, IN
(08-16-2016) • Dry spell ends with heavy rains, flooding
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: LaGrange, IN
(08-16-2016) • Indiana fugitive captured near Constantine
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Constantine, MI
(08-15-2016) • Lagrange Police arrest three on drug charges
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: LaGrange, IN
(08-15-2016) • Committee gives report on Justice Building to Commissioners
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: LaGrange, IN






pfc

businesses