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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Louisville KY
518 PM EDT Sat Jun 24 2017

...NWS Damage Survey for 06/23/2017 Tornado Event...

.Marion County, KY Tornado...

EF Scale Rating:           EF-1
Estimated Peak Wind:       90 mph
Path Length/Statue/:       1.6 miles
Path Width/Maximum/:       75 yards
Fatalities:                0
Injuries:                  0

Start Date:                06/23/2017
Start Time:                6:05 PM EDT
Start Location:            0.4 miles SW St. Francis, KY
Start Lat/Lon:             37.6174, -85.4359

End Date:                  06/23/2017
End Time:                  6:07 PM EDT
End Location:              1.5 miles S Loretto, KY
End Lat/Lon:               37.6161, -85.4004

Survey Summary:

This short-lived tornado spun up in a broader area of 40-60 mph
winds that caused minor tree damage across an area over a mile wide
in western Marion County.  The tornado touched down on the edge of a
large wooded area west of Highway 527 0.4 miles south of St.
Francis. Moving due east, it snapped the trunks of several large
trees, blocking the highway, and mowed down a line of trees along
Louis Mattingly Road.  After lifting near a bend in that road, it
touched down again near hog barns on the south end of A Mills Road,
damaging several outbuildings.  Drone footage of corn near the barns
showed multiple streaks of intense winds in an area approximately 75
yards in width.  Continuing to the east, the tornado flattened a
tobacco barn off Spencer Hamilton Road south of Loretta before
lifting.

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

Note:  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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JBS



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