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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT...Updated
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LOUISVILLE KY
350 PM EDT Thu Oct 09 2014

...Damage Report for Harrison County KY...

   Damage Type: Tornado

          Date: Oct 07 2014

      EF Scale: 1
    Wind Speed: 110 MPH

   Path Length: 3.88 miles
    Path Width: 100-275 yards

    Start Time: 04:05 PM EDT
Start Location: 3.5 miles WSW of Cynthiana KY
 Start Lat/Lon: 38.3792/-84.358

      End Time: 04:10 PM EDT
  End Location: 1.9 miles S of Cynthiana KY
   End Lat/Lon: 38.362/-84.293

Narrative:
The tornado path for this tornado has been extended by another NWS
storm survey today. It now looks like it first touched down about a
half mile north of Connersville Pike and a half mile west of
Ammerman Pike, where parts of a corn field were flattened. The
tornado then continued southeast, where it crossed Connersville Pike
and snapped several hardwood trees.

The tornado then headed east to near US-62 near Sea Biscuit Way just
southwest of Cynthiana, KY. Two small outbuildings and a barn were
destroyed near the beginning of the path. Eyewitnesses reported two
narrow tornadoes touched down at the same time. Cell phone video was
very helpful in the assessment from homeowners. The farm just east
of highway 62 had two large barns damaged. Two outbuildings and two
sheds were also destroyed. The two small funnels had winds of 100
mph with widths of 50 to 75 yards each. Quarter size hail occurred
also.

The tornado moved east causing extensive tree damage near US-27. At
2343 Highway US 27, 40 to 50 large hardwood and softwood trees were
uprooted and sheared off. This includes several very large oak
trees. One garage sustained significant roof damage.  Damage was
greatest at this location with wind speeds estimated at 110 mph and
a width of 275 yards. Half dollar size hail occurred also.

The tornado then continued east where it caused some more tree
damage before lifting about 200 yards east of New Lair Road.

A survey crew will out in the Harrison County today near
Connersville looking at more damage which may extend the track
further west.

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

The National Weather Service wants to thank Harrison County State
Highway superintendent Kevin Florence for his assistance with our
storm damage assessment.

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
weather.gov/louisville.

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