Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Wilmington, OH

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILMINGTON OH
624 PM EDT WED OCT 8 2014

...TORNADO CONFIRMED NEAR NEAR NEW COLUMBUS IN OWEN COUNTY
KENTUCKY...

LOCATION...NEAR NEW COLUMBUS IN OWEN COUNTY KENTUCKY
DATE...OCTOBER 7 2014
ESTIMATED TIME...339-344 PM EDT
MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING...EF0
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...80 MPH
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...150 YARDS
PATH LENGTH...3.5 MILES
BEGINNING LAT/LON...38.4618N / -84.6910W
ENDING LAT/LON...38.4591N / -84.5980W
* FATALITIES...0
* INJURIES...0

* THE INFORMATION IN THIS STATEMENT IS PRELIMINARY AND SUBJECT TO
CHANGE PENDING FINAL REVIEW OF THE EVENT(S) AND PUBLICATION IN NWS
STORM DATA.

...SUMMARY...
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN WILMINGTON OH HAS CONFIRMED A
TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN NEAR NEAR NEW COLUMBUS IN OWEN COUNTY
KENTUCKY ON OCTOBER 7 2014.

THE SURVEY REVEALED A WEAK TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN WEST OF KENTUCKY
STATE ROUTE 1883 WITH DAMAGE TO SOME TREES. MORE TREE DAMAGE WAS
FOUND ALONG PAYNES RUN ROAD...IN ADDITION TO AN OUTBUILDING THAT WAS
DESTROYED WITH DEBRIS LOFTED INTO AN ADJACENT VALLEY. WHERE PAYNES
RUN ROAD INTERSECTS WITH NEW COLUMBUS ROAD...SEVERAL HOMES SUSTAINED
MINOR ROOF DAMAGE WITH WINDOWS BLOWN OUT...AS WELL AS SIGNIFICANT
TREE DAMAGE. THE TORNADO CONTINUED ALONG NEW COLUMBUS ROAD WHERE A
PORCH WAS LIFTED FROM A HOME /WITH ITS FINAL RESTING PLACE STILL
UNKNOWN/ AND ROOF DAMAGE TO THE HOME ITSELF. FROM HERE THE TORNADO
DAMAGE BECAME INTERMITTENT ALONG THE SOUTH SIDE OF NEW COLUMBUS ROAD
AND DUDLEY PIKE...WITH INSTANCES OF TREE DAMAGE...OUTBUILDINGS
DESTROYED AND MINOR ROOF DAMAGE TO SEVERAL HOMES. THE LAST INSTANCES
OF TORNADO DAMAGE WERE FOUND ALONG PORTIONS OF LEANING OAK ROAD
WHERE DAMAGE CONSISTED OF PEELED BACK ROOFING MATERIAL ON
BARNS...MANY TREES SNAPPED OR UPROOTED...AND ROOF DAMAGE TO
HOMES. DUE TO TERRAIN AND LACK OF ROAD ACCESS...IT IS ASSUMED THE
TORNADO LIFTED AT SOME POINT BETWEEN LEANING OAK ROAD AND INTERSTATE
75.

THE DAMAGE SUPPORTS AN ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED OF 80 MPH WHERE
HOMES SUSTAINED ROOF DAMAGE...THE PORCH WAS REMOVED...AND HARDWOOD
TREES WERE SNAPPED OR UPROOTED.

THIS INFORMATION CAN ALSO BE FOUND ON OUR WEBSITE AT
WEATHER.GOV/ILN.

FOR REFERENCE...THE ENHANCED FUJITA SCALE CLASSIFIES TORNADOES INTO
THE FOLLOWING CATEGORIES:

EF0...WIND SPEEDS 65 TO 85 MPH.
EF1...WIND SPEEDS 86 TO 110 MPH.
EF2...WIND SPEEDS 111 TO 135 MPH.
EF3...WIND SPEEDS 136 TO 165 MPH.
EF4...WIND SPEEDS 166 TO 200 MPH.
EF5...WIND SPEEDS GREATER THAN 200 MPH.

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SHOBE/BINAU





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