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NOUS43 KPAH 291904

Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Paducah, KY
204 PM CDT TUE MAR 29 2016


.Christian County #1...

Rating:                 EF-2
Estimated peak wind:    115 mph
Path length /Statute/:  15.7 miles
Path width /Maximum/:   200 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start date:             Mar 27 2016
Start time:             700 PM CDT
Start location:         2.5 miles northeast of Cerulean KY

End date:               Mar 27 2016
End time:               721 PM CDT
End location:           4.3 miles east of Crofton KY

Tornado touched down at 700 PM CDT just east of the Trigg/Christian
county line. The average path width was 100 yards. The most significant
damage was along Princeton Road where barns were destroyed and moderate
damage was done to a home. A trench box weighing over 2000 lbs was thrown
at least 80 yards. A total of 16 barns were destroyed along the path...
10 more received minor to moderate damage. Two homes sustained moderate
damage and 10 tractors/farm implements were damaged. Numerous trees were
uprooted and snapped along the path.

.Christian county #2...

Rating:                 EF-1
Estimated peak wind:    79 mph
Path length /Statute/:  3.4 miles
Path width /Maximum/:   75 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start date:             Mar 27 2016
Start time:             711 PM CDT
Start location:         5.4 miles west of Crofton KY

End date:               Mar 27 2016
End time:               717 PM CDT
End location:           2 miles west of Crofton KY

An EF1 tornado touched down 5.4 miles west of Crofton and moved
east northeast to 2 miles west of Crofton. Two homes sustained minor
damage. Numerous trees were snapped or had large limbs broken. Average
width was 75 yards.

.Muhlenberg county #1...

Rating:                 EF-0
Estimated peak wind:    74 mph
Path length /Statute/:  5.1 miles
Path width /Maximum/:   50 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start date:             Mar 27 2016
Start time:             735 PM CDT
Start location:         2.7 miles southeast of White Plains KY

End date:               Mar 27 2016
End time:               740 PM CDT
End location:           5.2 miles southwest of Greenville KY

An EF0 tornado touched down just west of the Christian/Muhlenberg county
line at 735 PM CDT and traveled northeast into Muhlenberg county. Numerous
trees sustained damage with large limbs down and a few uprooted.

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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