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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Paducah, KY
1056 AM CDT MON APR 11 2016

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 03/31/2016 Daviess County TORNADO

Rating: EF-1
Estimated peak wind: 100 mph
Path length /Statute/: 3 miles
Path width /Maximum/: 250 yards
Fatalities: 0 Injuries: 0

Start date:              Mar 31 2016
Start time:              202 PM CDT
Start location:          3.5 miles NW of Utica, KY

End date:                Mar 31 2016
End time:                206 PM CDT
End location:            3 miles NE of Utica, KY

The tornado began near the northwest intersection of West
Marksberry Road and Hwy 431 and continued east for
approximately 3 miles along East Marksberry Road,
destroying a mobile home and 2 barns and uprooting or
snapping a few dozen trees.

Note: Other scattered straight line wind damage was
surveyed across southeast Daviess county, KY from around
Hwy 231 to northeast of Whitesville. This damage included
uprooted trees, downed power poles, metal roofing partially
peeled off a metal building, a destroyed barn, an RV
tilted on its side with an adjacent carport destroyed.
Winds of around 70 mph were common in the areas of damage
with winds as high as 90 mph northeast of Whitesville.

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 events and publication in
NWS Storm Data.

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