gradient
goingon
TODAY IS Friday March 27th


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)
(03-27-2015) • Sturgis church heavily damaged by fire
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Sturgis, MI
(03-27-2015) • Fire Destroys Old Butler Company Building
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: 325 South Broadway • Butler, IN
(03-26-2015) • Rapid pace of change impacting local students
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Second in a series • LaGrange, IN
(03-26-2015) • Trash hauler spots meth trash in Kendallville
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: 400 block W. Mitchell • Kendallville, IN
(03-26-2015) • State declares health emergency over HIV epidemic
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: INDIANAPOLIS
(03-26-2015) • Governor signs SB 101 into law
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: INDIANAPOLIS
(03-26-2015) • Sturgis man faces drug charges
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Sturgis, MI
(03-26-2015) • Pence goes low-key on RFRA signing as pushback grows
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: INDIANAPOLIS
(03-26-2015) • 911 Service Knocked Out For 495 Exchange
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Fremont, IN
(03-25-2015) • Two Arrested For Auto Theft And Possession Of Paraphernalia
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: 300 West and 700 North • Howe, IN
(03-25-2015) • Angola man dies following crash during police chase
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Angola, IN
(03-25-2015) • Pit Bull Complaint Leads To Drug Arrest
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Knoll Creek Apartments • Waterloo, IN
(03-25-2015) • Ryne Krock to lead LC Economic Development Corp.
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: LaGrange, IN
(03-25-2015) • Abi Thompson named Lilly Endowment Community Scholar
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: LaGrange, IN
(03-25-2015) • Abi Thompson named LHS valedictorian
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: LaGrange, IN
(03-25-2015) • Angola Man Dies From Injuries Following U.S. 20 Crash
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: U.S. 20 West Of I-69 • Angola, IN
(03-24-2015) • LaGrange Co. school superintendents address crisis in public ed
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: First in a series • LaGrange, IN
(03-24-2015) • Lakeland School Board okays purchase of site for bus garage
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: LaGrange, IN
(03-24-2015) • Sturgis commissioner resigns over procedures
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Sturgis, MI
(03-24-2015) • New local highway tax on the road to nowhere in Steuben Co.
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Angola, IN
(03-24-2015) • Steuben Council approves $27,000 for Humane Society
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Angola, IN
(03-24-2015) • Burns Out As Cameron President, Goodwin Appointed As Interim CEO
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Angola, IN
(03-23-2015) • Lakeland School Board meets in special session Tuesday
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: LaGrange, IN
(03-23-2015) • Steuben Council appropriates more for Humane Society
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Angola, IN
(03-23-2015) • Two jailed after Lagrange traffic stop
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: LaGrange, IN
(03-23-2015) • ATV rider injured in DeKalb crash
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Waterloo, IN
(03-23-2015) • Religious Freedom Restoration final vote this afternoon
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: INDIANAPOLIS
(03-20-2015) • Maple Syrup Days are this weekend
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Maplewood Nature Center • LaGrange, IN
(03-20-2015) • Man shot by police in December now on house arrest
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: PLYMOUTH
(03-20-2015) • Lakeland HS Math Team wins trophy
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Angola, IN
(03-20-2015) • Sturgis superintendent's contract extended
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Sturgis, MI
(03-19-2015) • Crash near Avilla injures one
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: SR 3 and SR 8 north junction • Avilla, IN
(03-19-2015) • One dead, one in custody following pursuit in Pierceton
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: PIERCETON
(03-19-2015) • Underground fire reported in downtown Indy
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: INDIANAPOLIS
(03-19-2015) • Angola mayor's squad takes on Special Olympics team tonight
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Angola, IN






pfc

businesses