"I remember watching the storm arrive - a yellow ochre mustard, slimy green mass - coming across the lake."
Quote from Robert Burch - Survivor of the Coldwater Lake, MI F4 tornado.

(1) The Event -------- (2) Photo Archive -------- (3) News Articles -------- (4) Firsthand Accounts

On April 11, 1965, the second deadliest tornado outbreak (to date) transpired across the Upper Midwest and Great Lakes region.
This page is dedicated to the 256 lives lost , and to the survivors whom endured the events on that tragic day in Midwest history.

Additional Palm Sunday Outbreak URL's:

National Weather Service - Northern Indiana

National Weather Service - Indianapolis, Indiana

National Weather Service - Grand Rapids, Michigan

National Weather Service - Detroit, Michigan

NOAA: The Palm Sunday Tornado Outbreak

Updated: 14-April-2005

Information and images compiled for online presentation by Blake Naftel. Information sources: The Elkhart Truth, The Goshen News, The South Bend Tribune, The Mishawaka Times, United Press International, Associated Press, WSBT-TV 22 South Bend, Indiana, WNDU-TV 16 South Bend, Indiana, Significant Tornadoes 1680-1991; Thomas P. Grazulis, Dr. Theodore Fujita; The University of Chicago, Dan Cherry, Ronald Wilbanks.

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