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Issued by NWS Paducah, KY

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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Paducah, KY
437 PM CST Wed Jan 15 2020

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR THE JANUARY 11, 2020, CALDWELL/NORTHERN
CHRISTIAN COUNTY, KY TORNADO EVENT...

.OVERVIEW...A National Weather Service damage survey found three
EF-1 tornadoes occurred across southern Caldwell and northern
Christian Counties in western Kentucky. Two of the tornadoes
impacted  the Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park in northern
Christian County, producing widespread tree damage.

.TORNADO #1...

Rating:                 EF-1
Estimated peak wind:    100 mph
Path length /Statute/:  10.0 miles
Path width /Maximum/:   250 yards
Fatalities:             Zero
Injuries:               Zero

Start date:             1/11/2020
Start time:             7:05 AM CST
Start location:         7 miles WNW of Cerulean, KY

End date:               1/11/2020
End time:               7:19 AM CST
End location:           5 miles NNE of Cerulean, KY

SURVEY_SUMMARY: AT LEAST A HALF DOZEN BARNS OR OUTBUILDINGS DAMAGED
OR DESTROYED. FOUR WOODEN HIGH TENSION POWER POLES TAKEN DOWN AND
AT LEAST DOZENS OF TREES SNAPPED OR UPROOTED.

.TORNADO #2...

Rating:                 EF-1
Estimated peak wind:    95 mph
Path length /Statute/:  7.66 miles
Path width /Maximum/:   175 yards
Fatalities:             Zero
Injuries:               Zero

Start date:             1/11/2020
Start time:             7:12 AM CST
Start location:         7 miles SE of Princeton, KY

End date:               1/11/2020
End time:               7:20 AM CST
End location:           7 miles SSE of Dawson Springs, KY

SURVEY_SUMMARY: THE TORNADO LEFT HUNDREDS OF TREES UPROOTED OR SNAPPED.

.TORNADO #3...

Rating:                 EF-1
Estimated peak wind:    95 mph
Path length /Statute/:  3.27 miles
Path width /Maximum/:   200 yards
Fatalities:             Zero
Injuries:               Zero

Start date:             1/11/2020
Start time:             7:19 AM CST
Start location:         2 miles N of Hawkins, KY

End date:               1/11/2020
End time:               7:23 AM CST
End location:           6.9 miles SE of Dawson Springs, KY

SURVEY_SUMMARY: A FEW BARNS WERE DAMAGED OR BLOWN DOWN. A
COUPLE HOUSES SUSTAINED LOSS OF SHINGLES AND FACIA. AT
LEAST DOZENS OF TREES WERE UPROOTED OR SNAPPED.

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 events and publication in
NWS Storm Data.

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CW/SP/DLL/RLS



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