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Small tornado reported near Gary, Indiana, amid Midwestern storm onslaught

A tornado that touched down in parts of the Midwest this week spawned a brief tornado that struck northwestern Indiana before moving into Lake Michigan as a source of water, the National Weather Service said.

An EF-1 tornado with speeds of up to 90 mph touched down in Lake County, Indiana, about a mile east of the city of East Chicago, around 9:15 p.m. Tuesday, said Zachary Yack, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service’s Chicago office. .

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He said the storm was on the ground for about three minutes, moving along the Cline Avenue Industrial Highway just north of Gary-Chicago International Airport, then moving into Lake Michigan and reaching a water source about 5 miles northwest of Gary. It is said that it became

Amidst recent severe weather across the Midwest, a brief tornado was reportedly spotted in northwest Indiana.

The storm was up to 75 yards wide and damaged trees and wooden utility poles, some of which were snapped by the winds, Yack said. No injuries were reported.

The tornado outbreak Tuesday evening into early Wednesday came after a stretch of summer-like, sometimes record-breaking temperatures, with nearly two dozen confirmed or suspected tornadoes in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and Ohio. created a tornado.

The National Weather Service confirmed 11 tornadoes in northern Illinois, 10 of which were in the Chicago area.

The five northwest Indiana counties covered by the National Weather Service’s Chicago office regularly experience tornadoes in February, Yack said.

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“It’s not that common, but it’s not extremely rare either,” he says.

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