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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Louisville KY
0344 PM EDT Sun Aug 21 2016

...NWS Damage Survey for 08/20/2016 Tornado Event...

Low-topped showers with weak rotation were observed late Saturday
afternoon over south-central Kentucky. One shower spawned a brief
EF-0 tornado south of Glasgow in Barren County.

.Barren County Tornado...

EF Scale Rating:           EF-0
Estimated Peak Wind:       75-80  MPH
Path Length/Statute/:       1.5 miles
Path Width/Maximum/:        30 yards
Fatalities:                0
Injuries:                  0

Start Date:                Aug 20 2016
Start Time:                05:30 PM CDT
Start Location:             5 miles NNW of Temple Hill
Start Lat/Lon:             36.9438 / -85.8713

End Date:                  Aug 20 2016
End Times:                 05:33 PM CDT
End Location:               5 miles S of Lecta
End Lat/Lon:               36.9502 / -85.8456

Survey Summary: The tornado touched down at approximately 5:30 PM
CDT in a cornfield near Morrison Park Road, just east of
Tompkinsville Road. The tornado moved east-northeast, roughly
paralleling Morrison Park Road, flattening corn on several farms.
Structural damage was observed on one farm, where the roof was torn
off a large metal outbuilding, and minor damage occurred to several
other buildings as a result of this debris. Several trees were
snapped or uprooted before the tornado lifted at 5:33 PM CDT, just
east of Highway 90.

EF Scale: The Enhanced Fujita Scale classifies tornadoes into the
following categories:

EF0...Weak......65 to 85 MPH
EF1...Weak......86 to 110 MPH
EF2...Strong....111 to 135 MPH
EF3...Strong....136 to 165 MPH
EF4...Violent...166 to 200 MPH
EF5...Violent...>200 MPH

Note: The information in this statement is preliminary and subject to
change pending final review of the event and publication in NWS
storm data.

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