2013 tornadoes a reminder that severe weather happens at anytime

The home of Phyllis Rawlins sits on an adjacent rail road track after being destroyed by a tornado in Kokomo, Ind., Monday, Nov. 18, 2013. Sunday's storm picked up Rawlins' Victorian-style house and moved it about 100 feet, leaving a 15-foot pile of debris on nearby train tracks. Rawlins says her granddaughter and about five other members of a church group fled to the basement when the storm hit. She says her granddaughter suffered a broken ankle, and the other youths had cuts and broken bones. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – This week is Winter Weather Preparedness Week, but two years ago on Nov.17, central Indiana saw one of its biggest tornado outbreaks in state history. 30 tornadoes ripped through the state on that day. The outbreak is the largest November one on record for Indiana and the second largest outbreak ever for the state. It’s a reminder that severe weather can happen at anytime.

10_17_13 Outbreak Map

While fall is a secondary severe weather season, tornadoes have occurred in every month in Indiana.

Monthly Tornado Stats

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