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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LOUISVILLE KY
1240 AM EDT Wed Jul 15 2015

...NWS Damage Survey for 07/13/2015 Tornadoes in south central KY...

.Overview...
On July 14, a NWS survey team conducted a survey of damage from July
13 storms in three counties in south central Kentucky.  The team
confirmed two EF-0 tornadoes and one EF-1 tornado in addition to
observing widespread downburst wind damage. One of the tornadoes
crossed the state line into Tennessee just a few miles west of Dale
Hollow Lake.

.Green County Tornado...

EF Scale Rating:           EF-1
Estimated Peak Wind:       95-105 MPH
Path Length/Statue/:       1.1  miles
Path Width/Maximum/:       50 yards
Fatalities:                0
Injuries:                  0

Start Date:                Jul 13 2015
Start Time:                6:20 PM EDT
Start Location:            4.8 miles SE Greensburg
Start Lat/Lon:             37.2091 / -85.4418

End Date:                  Jul 13 2015
End Times:                 6:22 PM EDT
End Location:              4.7 miles SSE Greensburg
End Lat/Lon:               37.2026 / -85.4562

Survey Summary: This EF-1 tornado destroyed two barns and one mobile
home in addition to doing considerable roof damage to six other
large outbuildings along Ebenezer Road and Highway 61 southeast of
Greensburg.

.Adair County EF-0 near Breeding...

EF Scale Rating:           EF-0
Estimated Peak Wind:       70-80  MPH
Path Length/Statue/:       1.5  miles
Path Width/Maximum/:       35 yards
Fatalities:                0
Injuries:                  0

Start Date:                Jul 13 2015
Start Time:                6:58 PM EDT
Start Location:            0.9 N Breeding
Start Lat/Lon:             37.2026 / -85.4562

End Date:                  Jul 13 2015
End Times:                 7:00 PM EDT
End Location:              0.7 SSE Breeding
End Lat/Lon:               36.9692 / -85.4388

Survey Summary: This small tornado destroyed one outbuilding in
addition to uprooting and snapping limbs on several trees in a very
narrow path near the community of Breeding in southwest Adair
County. The survey team thanks Adair County EMA Director Mike
Keltner for his assistance in this survey.

.Cumberland County EF-0 Tornado near the Tennessee State Line...

EF Scale Rating:           EF-0
Estimated Peak Wind:       85 MPH
Path Length/Statue/:       0.7  miles
Path Width/Maximum/:       100 yards
Fatalities:                0
Injuries:                  0

Start Date:                Jul 13 2015
Start Time:                7:13 PM CDT
Start Location:            12 SSW Burkesville
Start Lat/Lon:             36.6276 / -85.4374

End Date:                  Jul 13 2015
End Times:                 7:15 PM CDT
End Location:              12.5 SSW Burkesville
End Lat/Lon:               36.6189 / -85.4312

Survey Summary: This small tornado destroyed one outbuilding and
tore roof panels off another before crossing the state line into the
Pearidge area of Tennessee just west of Dale Hollow Lake. There was
actually considerable more tree damage in southwest Cumberland
County resulting from a prolonged period (15-20 minutes) of 60-70
mph winds that occurred in conjunction with the storm that produced
this tornado. A conservative estimate of several hundred healthy
large trees were uprooted or had their trunks snapped by these winds
in a 2-mile wide swath over the forested southwest corner of the
county.  A similar blow down occurred in a 3-mile wide area in and
near Marrowbone in the northwest part of Cumberland County.
Cumberland County EMA Director Greg Cary provided for his assistance
in this survey.

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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