Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Louisville, KY

Home | Current Version | Previous Version | Graphics & Text | Print | Product List | Glossary Off
Versions: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22

NOUS43 KLMK 021850

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

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

.Scott County, Kentucky Straight-Line Wind...

EF Scale Rating:           N/A
Estimated Peak Wind:       80
Path Length/Statue/:       1 mile
Path Width/Maximum/:       1/3 mile
Fatalities:                0
Injuries:                  0

Start Date:                03/01/2017
Start Time:                7:30 AM EST
Start Location:            2 NE Stamping Ground, KY
Start Lat/Lon:             38.29N, -84.67W

End Date:                  03/01/2017
End Time:                  7:35 AM EST
End Location:              1 NE Stamping Ground, KY
End Lat/Lon:               38.28N, -84.67W

Survey Summary:

The National Weather Service in conjunction with Scott County
Emergency Management found significant straight line wind damage 2
miles northeast of Stamping Ground, KY. A large 100`x100` well built
barn was picked up and destroyed. The sheet metal from the barn was
thrown nearly a half mile downwind to the east. Several trees were
snapped or uprooted, especially at 3279 Long Lick Rd. Several wood
pieces of the barn were thrown several hundred yards and impaled the
ground. The survey crew continued into Georgetown to Tripoint Rd near the
Interstate. A factory/warehouse had significant roof and siding
damage from 65-70 MPH winds. The winds hit the southwest side of the
building in a weak spot and pushed part of the eastern wall out.

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.

For the latest updates, please visit our webpage at

You can follow us on Facebook at NWSLouisville.

You can follow us on Twitter at @NWSLouisville.


Gordon/Dye/Andress is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.