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NOUS43 KPAH 081751

Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Paducah, KY
1251 PM CDT FRI JUL 8 2016


...Tornado in Kentucky...

.Bandana Tornado...

Rating:                 EF-1
Estimated peak wind:    105 mph
Path length /Statute/:  7.7 miles
Path width /Maximum/:   250 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start date:             Jul 6 2016
Start time:             122 PM CDT
Start location:         1.2 miles nne of Bandana KY

End date:               Jul 6 2016
End time:               137 PM CDT
End location:           6 miles ne of Kevil KY

Tornado touched down on Bandana road and did significant damage to a home,
barn, and grain bin. Home and barn had roof ripped off, residence next
door had shingle damage. Empty grain bin across the street was lifted off
foundation and had significant dents. Debris from barn roof was thrown
at least a half mile. The rest of the damage was mainly to large, mature
trees. A few homes sustained minor roof and siding damage along the path.

...Tornado in Illinois...

.Metropolis Tornado...

Rating:                 EF-1
Estimated peak wind:    105 mph
Path length /Statute/:  2.9 miles
Path width /Maximum/:   160 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               2

Start date:             Jul 6 2016
Start time:             139 PM CDT
Start location:         West edge of Metropolis

End date:               Jul 6, 2016
End time:               145 PM CDT
End location:           Near intersection of I24 and Highway 45

Tornado began on the west edge of Metropolis where it took down high
power lines and snapped a power pole. The most significant damage
was along Catherine street next to the elementary school. The
school had window damage and roofing damage. Nearby homes
sustained roof damage and numerous large trees were uprooted or
snapped. On the east edge of Metropolis, the tornado ripped the
roof off of a maintenence shed. The tornado moved through Fort Massac
State Park and exited the park just north of the Woodhaven subdivision.
Near the end of the life of the tornado, damage was done to the roof
of the hotel. On the north side of the hotel, a 20x20 section of corn
crops were flattened.

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 events and publication in
NWS Storm Data.

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