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PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LOUISVILLE KY
910 PM EDT TUE MAR 28 2017

..TIME...   ...EVENT...      ...CITY LOCATION...     ...LAT.LON...
..DATE...   ....MAG....      ..COUNTY LOCATION..ST.. ...SOURCE....
            ..REMARKS..

0605 PM     TORNADO          1 WNW CENTER            37.14N 85.70W
03/27/2017                   METCALFE           KY   NWS STORM SURVEY

            THIS SQUALL-LINE TORNADO WAS ON THE GROUND
            FOR JUST OVER A QUARTER MILE, BUT CAUSED
            CONSIDERABLE DESTRUCTION. AT TOUCH DOWN, IT
            DESTROYED TWO LARGE BARNS AND A SMALL
            OUTBUILDING, IN ADDITION TO TAKING THE ROOF
            OFF A SMALL HOME. THE FRONT PORCH OF A
            NEARBY HOME WAS BRIEFLY RAISED, CAUSING THE
            SUPPORTS TO FALL OUT. THE TORNADO MOVED
            NORTHEAST, STREAMING DEBRIS FROM THE FOUR
            BUILDINGS IN A CYCLONIC PATTERN AND INTO A
            NEARBY AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR SHOP THAT HAD ONE
            DOOR BLOWN IN AND ANOTHER OUTWARD. THE LARGE
            METAL SHOP HAD MINOR ROOF DAMAGE, BUT WAS
            PIERCED IN SEVERAL LOCATIONS BY DEBRIS FROM
            THE OUTBUILDINGS TO THE WEST AND THE ENTIRE
            FACILITY WAS SHIFTED SLIGHTLY OFF ITS
            FOUNDATION. NUMEROUS VEHICLES NEAR THE
            REPAIR SHOP SUSTAINED DAMAGE WHEN HIT BY
            LARGE DEBRIS FROM THE BARNS TO THE
            SOUTHWEST. THE CAB OF A SMALL PICKUP WAS
            CRUSHED BY DEBRIS AND THE VEHICLE BLOWN ONTO
            HIGHWAY 969. AN RV PARKED NEXT TO THE SHOP
            WAS BLOWN INTO A UTILITY POLE. SEVERAL OTHER
            VEHICLES HAD WINDOWS BROKEN OUT. METAL ROOF
            PANELS FROM THE DESTROYED BUILDINGS, ALONG
            WITH INSULATION FROM THE SMALL HOME, WAS
            WRAPPED AROUND TREES AS FAR AS A HALF MILE
            FROM THEIR ORIGIN, WITH OTHER SMALL DEBRIS
            OBSERVED AS FAR AS 3/4 MILE FROM THE INITIAL
            TOUCHDOWN LOCATION.


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