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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Louisville KY
837 PM EDT Fri Apr 7 2017

...NWS Damage Survey for 04/05/2017 Tornado Event

.Metcalfe County, Kentucky Tornado

EF Scale Rating:           EF-1
Estimated Peak Wind:       110 mph
Path Length/Statue/:       0.4 miles
Path Width/Maximum/:       50 yards
Fatalities:                0
Injuries:                  0

Start Date:                04/05/2017
Start Time:                5:17 PM CDT
Start Location:            0.7 mile north of Center, KY
Start Lat/Lon:             37.1508 / -85.6955

End Date:                  04/05/2017
End Time:                  5:17 PM CDT
End Location:              0.7 mile north-northeast of Center, KY
End Lat/Lon:               37.1506 / -85.688

Survey Summary:

This small, short-lived tornado touched down shortly after the
previous tornado to its northwest lifted. It began in a field west
of Center Peggyville Road, taking out several trees in a tree line
before moving east where it destroyed a large, well-built barn,
lofting debris into the air and sending it as far as 1/4 mile to the
east.  After crossing the road, it snapped several trees on the edge
of a large grove and narrowly missed another home.

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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