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

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

.Bullitt/Spencer County Line in Kentucky Straight-Line Wind

EF Scale Rating:           N/A
Estimated Peak Wind:       50-60 mph
Path Length/Statue/:       1.25 miles
Path Width/Maximum/:       100 yards
Fatalities:                0
Injuries:                  0

Start Date:                03/01/2017
Start Time:                6:58 AM EDT
Start Location:            0.5 mile northeast of Whitfield, KY
Start Lat/Lon:             38.0996 / -85.4602

End Date:                  03/01/2017
End Time:                  6:59 AM EDT
End Location:              1.7 miles east of Whitfield, KY
End Lat/Lon:               38.0969 / -85.4367

Survey Summary:

Straight line wind damage of approximately 50-60 mph was surveyed
just east of Whitfield, KY on the Bullitt/Spencer County line and
east into Spencer County.  Damage to an RV shed and RV was observed
in Bullitt County.  In Spencer County, a roof was blown off of a
barn, and an old shed was moved off of its piers.  In addition,
numerous cedar trees were blown over and large branches of hardwood
trees were broken off.

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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