AT 601 PM CDT…NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RADAR CONTINUED TO INDICATE A TORNADO NEAR BEVERLY SHORES..MOVING SOUTHEAST AT 30 MPH.
THE TORNADO WILL BE NEAR INTERSTATE 94 BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 30 AND 32 BY 610 PM [7:10 EDT].
HUGE lightning strike and thunderclap just now!! Holy crap!!
UPDATE, 7:18 PM: Now, a new tornado warning is in effect for northwestern portions of LaPorte County, our immediate neighbor to the west:
AT 607 PM CDT…NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WITH STRONG ROTATION. FIRE DEPARTMENT PERSONEL IN MICHIGAN CITY REPORTED FUNNEL CLOUDS OFFSHORE OVER SOUTHERN LAKE MICHIGAN AT 609 PM CDT. THIS TORNADIC STORM WAS LOCATED NEAR MICHIGAN CITY…OR ABOUT OVER MICHIGAN CITY…AND MOVING SOUTH AT 25 MPH.
UPDATE, 7:23 PM: WNDU has a spotter report that a tornado hit near the intersections of 12 and 35 in Michigan City.
UPDATE, 7:31 PM: As of 7:21, the latest NWS tornado warning advisory says:
…A TORNADO WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 700 PM CDT (800 PM EDT) FOR NORTHWESTERN LA PORTE COUNTY…
AT 617 PM CDT…SPOTTERS REPORTED STRONG ROTATION AND A POSSIBLE TORNADO IN MICHIGAN CITY AT THE INTERSECTION OF ROUTES 12 AND 35. THIS SEVERE STORM WAS LOCATED NEAR TRAIL CREEK…OR ABOUT OVER TRAIL CREEK…AND MOVING SOUTH AT 25 MPH.
LOCATIONS IN THE PATH OF THE SEVERE STORM INCLUDE… LA PORTE… WESTVILLE… OTIS…
IN ADDITION TO THE TORNADO…THIS STORM IS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING DESTRUCTIVE GOLF BALL SIZE HAIL AND DAMAGING STRAIGHT LINE WINDS.
UPDATE, 7:36 PM: WNDU is reporting 20 downed trees across US-431 in Westville. And a semi truck blown over, two miles north of Westville.
It looks like there are possibly two tornadoes moving SSE through far western LaPorte County now.