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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Wilmington OH
936 PM EDT Sat Jun 12 2021

KENTUCKY ON JUNE 11, 2021...

Location...Near Ribolt in Lewis County Kentucky
Date...June 11, 2021
Estimated Starting Time...7:09 PM EDT
Estimated Ending Time...7:11 PM EDT
Maximum EF-Scale Rating....EF-0
Estimated Maximum Wind Speed...65 mph
Maximum Path Width...50 yards
Path Length...0.20 miles
Beginning Lat/Lon...38.5749N / 83.5119W
Ending Lat/Lon...38.5735N / 83.5095W
* Fatalities...0
* Injuries...0


The National Weather Service, with assistance and support from the
Lewis County Kentucky Emergency Management Agency, confirms a very
brief and weak tornado touched down near Ribolt just south of the
AA Highway during the evening of Friday, June 11, 2021. Much of
the damage was concentrated along the beginning of May Hollow
Road. One tree was knocked down, and several large limbs were also
blown over and placed a few hundred feet from the tree. An
outbuilding also sustained damage, which included partial roof
collapse. Several eyewitnesses reported a funnel, and video taken
near the location of damage shows a funnel extending downward near
the ground. Based on an evaluation of the damage, winds
associated with this brief tornado were around 65 mph.

The National Weather Service in Wilmington would like to thank the
Lewis County Emergency Management Agency for their assistance with
these findings.

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 event and publication in NWS
Storm Data.

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