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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Louisville KY
958 PM EST Thu Mar 2 2017

...NWS Damage Survey for 03/01/2017 Straight-Line Winds Event

.Trimble County Kentucky Straight-Line Winds

EF Scale Rating:           N/A
Estimated Peak Wind:       80 mph
Path Length/Statue/:       6.5 miles
Path Width/Maximum/:       100 yards
Fatalities:                0
Injuries:                  0

Start Date:                03/01/2017
Start Time:                6:23 AM EST
Start Location:            5 miles southwest of Bedford, KY
Start Lat/Lon:             38.5571 / -85.3959

End Date:                  03/01/2017
End Time:                  6:33 AM EST
End Location:              3.1 miles southeast of Bedford, KY
End Lat/Lon:               38.5569 / -85.2765

Survey Summary:

An NWS damage survey concluded that an intermittent swath of
straight line winds occurred from just east of Wises Landing
in Trimble County, east to the intersection of US 421 and
Highway 316. There were two areas of more intense damage where
70 to 80 mph winds occurred. The first was along Gills Ridge Rd
where 2 large barn sustained serious roof damage and were shifted
slightly. A second 45` by 48` barn was completely destroyed. In
addition, large trees were snapped. The second area of
concentrated damage was along Smith Ln, where several outbuildings
were completely destroyed and debris was scattered 200-250 yards
downstream. Several homes sustained shingle, soffit, and siding
damage. Also numerous large trees were snapped and uprooted. Damage
in this area was consistent with wind speeds between 65 to 80 mph.

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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