A small brief tornado occurred in northwest Jennings County early Monday morning, September 26. The tornado began at approximately 12:33 AM EDT around 6 miles west of North Vernon along County Road 700 West between County Roads 150 North and 300 North. The tornado destroyed a pole barn and damaged 2 homes before lifting around 12:34 AM EDT. The path was approximately a half mile long and 75 yards wide. Based on the damage, the tornado was rated an EF1 on the Enhanced Fujita scale with winds estimated near 100 mph.
This same storm also produced straight line wind damage, knocking down trees, near St. Paul in northwest Decatur County at 12:55 AM EDT and also golf ball size hail in New Castle around 1:30 AM EDT.