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...NWS Damage Survey for 05/05/2022 Straight-Line Winds Event

.Warren County Kentucky Straight-Line Winds

EF Scale Rating:           N/A
Estimated Peak Wind:       88 MPH
Path Length/Statue/:       10.3 miles
Path Width/Maximum/:       200
Fatalities:                0
Injuries:                  0

Start Date:                05/05/2022
Start Time:                4:02 PM CDT
Start Location:            2 miles NNW of Alvaton, KY
Start Lat/Lon:             36.90 / -86.36

End Date:                  05/05/2022
End Time:                  4:20 PM CDT
End Location:              10 miles NE of Alvaton, KY
End Lat/Lon:               36.93 / -86.18

Survey Summary:

The National Weather Service in Louisville conducted a storm survey
for the severe thunderstorm that occurred on the afternoon of 5/5 in
Warren County.  Damage from the severe thunderstorm downburst via
drone footage was first observed to a farm with some shingle loss to
a barn and trees down facing the ESE direction with a radar
estimated time of 4:02 PM CDT.  Damage continued to cross Old
Scottsville Road where trees were observed to be facing a divergent
direction, with some facing to the ENE and others to the ESE.  Roof
damage to several residences near this location was also observed,
including some trees falling on outbuildings.  As a result of the
divergent pattern to the tree damage, straight line winds were
determined to occur with an estimated max wind speed of 88 mph.  Damage from the severe thunderstorm downburst continued along
Alvaton-Greenhill Road where several softwood and hardwood tree
damage. Damage to the roof overhang awning at New Hope Full Gospel
Church on Old Scottsville Road in Alvaton also occurred as a result
of the severe wind speeds.  Sporadic tree damage continued across
mostly rural locations along Alvaton-Greenhill Road, Mosely Road,
and Old Greenhill Road, where winds continued to be uni-directional.
Tree damage also occurred toward Claypool along Cemetery Road near
the Warren / Allen County boundary.  Damage was last observed along
Osbourne Ford Road with a radar estimated time of 4:20 PM CDT.  The National Weather Service is very appreciative of all who
submitted storm reports via social media and email.  We also greatly
appreciate the strong partnership with Warren County EMA, including
their willingness to assist with the survey by gathering pictures
and providing guidance on storm damage locations.

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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at weather.gov/louisville.

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