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Fall is a secondary severe weather season in Central Indiana

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Posted at 7:42 PM, Sep 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-25 19:42:24-04

Fall may have arrived, but that doesn't mean we're clear from the threat of severe weather. Looking back to 1950, we notice a secondary spike in severe storms and tornado activity across Central Indiana in October and November.

Last fall was fairly quiet, but November of 2017 brought multiple rounds of severe weather. On one of those occasions, three tornadoes touched down. Photos below from the National Weather Service in Indianapolis show some of the damage left behind from the November 3rd twisters. One of the tornadoes was rated an EF-2 with top winds of 134 mph. One person was injured, as the storm tracked 39 miles from near Eaton into NW Ohio.

It's a reminder while our leaves are changing, our weather can also change quickly. It's important to stay weather aware every month of the year. The FREE Storm Shield app is one way to do that. The app sends severe weather alerts for your location right to your smartphone. You can learn more and download the app by clicking here.