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NOUS43 KPAH 280100

Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Paducah, KY
800 PM CDT Thu Apr 27 2017


.Hickman - Graves County Tornado...

Rating:                 EF-1
Estimated peak wind:    95 mph
Path length /Statute/:  12.5 miles
Path width /Maximum/:   150 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start date:             April 26 2017
Start time:             712 PM CDT
Start location:         4.6 miles southeast of Clinton, KY

End date:               April 26, 2017
End time:               730 PM CDT
End location:           3.2 miles north northeast of Wingo, KY

At least 3 dozen homes and buildings sustained minor to moderate
damage consisting primarily of loss of shingles, siding and trim.
One home lost about a third of its roof and another had the back
porch blown off. A large chicken house lost approximately one
fourth of its roof structure. Several smaller outbuildings or
garages were destroyed. Hundreds of trees and tree limbs were
blown down. Four eyewitnesses reported seeing the tornado near
Fulgham. Most of the damage was concentrated around and just north
of Fulgham. The tornado weakened somewhat as it moved into Graves
County and the damage track became more intermittent there.

Straight line wind damage with peak winds up to 80 mph was
observed in areas adjacent to the tornado track.

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

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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