March 2, 2012 Henry County EF-1
Begin Time: 4:12 PM EST
End Time: 4:13 PM EST
EF Scale: EF-1
Wind Speed: 90 mph
Begin Point: 1.4 miles WNW of Port Royal, KY
End Point: 1.2 miles WNW of Port Royal, KY
Path Length: 0.25 miles
Path Width: 40 yards
The National Weather Service in conjunction with an aerial damage survey performed by pilots David Katz and Gary Katz and photographer Tom Boucher from the Kentuckiana Volunteer Aviators determined that an EF-1 tornado touched down in northern Henry county on Friday, March 2nd. A thin path of downed trees coincident with a circulation observed on radar was surveyed by the pilots. Numerous trees were uprooted near a pasture east of Port Royal-English Road.
Below are radar pictures from when the tornado was on the ground. On the left we see wind currents in the storm. Green and red colors right next to each other indicate strong winds flowing in opposite directions, implying a circulation between them. The tornado is located within the white circle we have superimposed on the image. On the right is how the storm looked in reflectivity, with a clasic hook shape displayed.