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 Public Information Statement  Statement as of 8:40 PM EDT on April 26, 2015


... NWS damage survey for 04/25/2015 Adair County tornado...

.Adair County Kentucky tornado damage survey...

Ef scale rating: EF-1
estimated peak wind: 105-110 mph
path length/statue/: 3.81 miles
path width/maximum/: 150 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: Apr 25 2015
start time: 09:29 PM EDT
start location: 1.5 miles NNE Glens Fork
start lat/lon: 37.0324 / -85.2456

End date: Apr 25 2015
end times: 09:36 PM EDT
end location: 2 miles ENE Montpelier
end lat/lon: 37.0287 / -85.1771

Survey summary:

The tornado first touched down 6 miles southeast of Columbia along
Dale Morrison Road. Numerous trees were uprooted and a 145-foot
barn was destroyed, with the top sheared off an adjacent silo. It
then moved east into a wooded area, snapping and uprooting trees. A
mile to the east, it damaged three barns and uprooted and snapped
more trees along Montpelier Road. A home near the intersection of
Montpelier Rd and old Montpelier Rd sustained minor siding damage.
After traveling another 3/4 mile east, the tornado appeared to
recycle, taking a turn to the right for its last 1/2 mile, where it
destroyed part of a large barn and slid the remaining structure 2
feet off it's foundation, pulling several 18' deep Concrete footings
out of the ground. Southeast of this barn it again made a distinct
cut into a large stand of trees before dissipating along Russell
creek just past a bridge on Acree Rd.

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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