March 2, 2012 Simpson/Warren Counties, KY Straight Line Winds & EF-1

March 2, 2012 Simpson/Warren Counties, KY Straight Line Winds & EF-1

The Yellow Track is Straight Line Wind Damage

The Red Track is the EF-1 Tornado

Straight Line Wind Damage

  Begin Time:  4:48 PM EST
     End Time:  5:05 PM EST
  Begin Point:  4 NNW Franklin
     End Point:  2 SE Alvaton
 Wind Speed:  80-90 mph
         Injuries:  0
      Fatalities:  0

EF-1 Tornado

  Begin Time:  5:06 PM EST
     End Time:  5:07 PM EST
  Begin Point:  2 E Alvaton
     End Point:  2.5 E Alvaton
      EF Scale:  EF-1
Wind Speed:  95 mph
Path Length:  0.5 miles
  Path Width:  60 yards
        Injuries:  0
     Fatalities:  0

Straight line winds along and north of the supercell moving through Simpson County uprooted shallow-rooted hardwood and softwood trees and destroyed a tool shed on Evans Rd.  As it moved into Warren County, it damaged barn roofs and produced golf ball size hail which penetrated siding on numerous vinyl sided houses.  As it reached 961 east of Alvaton in Warren County, it spawned an EF1 tornado with winds estimated at 95 mph destroying a barn and tool shed.

Simpson County Photos from NWS Storm Survey Team:

 

Warren County Photos from NWS Storm Survey Team:

 

 

 

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