The NWS in Indianapolis released some numbers on tornadoes for the state of Indiana from 1950-2010. This is a very interesting read.
Below are graphs of Indiana tornadoes by month and by year, 1950-2012. Click any graph for a larger version. To see tornadoes by month for each year, please click decade menu below the graphs. Please note these statistics are for tornadoes that touched down in Indiana and do not include those that moved into the state.
Below are the paths of tornadoes that have impacted Indiana from 1950-2012. It's interesting to note that only 3 EF-5 tornadoes have impacted Indiana during this time frame, one of them being the Henryville tornado.
Below is a graph of Indiana tornadoes by (E)F scale. The Fujita scale was used from 1974-2006. (F-ratings were estimated before 1974). The Enhanced Fujita scale has been used since 2007. You notice that the majority of tornadoes in the state of Indiana are EF 0 - EF 2.
The final graphic to share is the tornado fatalities. What is startling is the highest recorded number of fatalities in Indiana was the year of the Henryville tornado.
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