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

...NWS Damage Survey for 03/01/2017 Tornado Event...

.Butler County Kentucky Tornado...

EF Scale Rating:           EF-1
Estimated Peak Wind:       86 mph
Path Length/Statue/:       1 mile
Path Width/Maximum/:       90 yards
Fatalities:                0
Injuries:                  0

Start Date:                03/01/2017
Start Time:                6:23 AM EST
Start Location:            37.18N, -86.88W
Start Lat/Lon:

End Date:                  03/01/2017
End Time:                  6:25 AM EST
End Location:              37.19N, -86.87W
End Lat/Lon:

Survey Summary:

The National Weather Service in conjunction with WxorNot Bowling
Green meteorologist Landon Hampton determined a low end EF-1 tornado
in southwestern Bulter County. The tornado touched down south of D&G
archery in far western Butler County. The overwhelming majority of
the damage was snapped, twisted and uprooted trees. The only
exception was a building damaged right near the initial point where
it touched down near a pond. The tornado was in an extremely rugged
area except where it crossed Hwy 70. The tornado ended about 3/4
mile northeast of Hwy 70 in rugged countryside.

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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Gordon/Hampton



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