Lawrence County Tornado Nov. 17, 2013

Damage Path (Click to enlarge):

 Tornado Path
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Tornado Information

RATING:                 EF-1
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    90 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  1.3 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   50 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             NOVEMBER 17 2013
START TIME:             357 PM EST
START LOCATION:         1 MILE WEST-NORTHWEST OF BEDFORD
START LAT/LON:          38.8741/-86.5057

END DATE:               NOVEMBER 17 2013
END TIME:               359 PM EST
END LOCATION:           1.5 MILES NORTHEAST OF BEDFORD
END LAT/LON:            38.8785/-86.4827

A TORNADO TRACKED ACROSS THE NORTH SIDE OF BEDFORD. MOST OF THE
FUNNEL WAS ALOFT...BUT INTERMITTENTLY TOUCHED DOWN SEVERAL TIMES
WHICH SPLIT AND UPROOTED TREES...KNOCKED DOWN POWER LINES...AND
CAUSED SOME ROOF AND STRUCTURAL DAMAGE TO SEVERAL HOMES. THE WORST
OF THE DAMAGE WAS ALONG M...N AND O STREETS ON THE NORTH SIDE OF
BEDFORD. SEVERAL WITNESSES OBSERVED ONE OR TWO SMALL NARROW
FUNNELS DROPPING UP AND DOWN FROM A WIDE WALL CLOUD. MANY
WITNESSES DESCRIBED A STRONG PRESSURE CHANGE...A GREEN SKY AND A
ROAR AS THE TORNADO WENT THROUGH.

WE WANT TO THANK NWS LOUISVILLE FOR CONDUCTING THIS SURVEY.

Radar Imagery: (Click to enlarge)

Reflectivity Image Storm Relative Motion Image
 Radar image from 4:00 PM centered in Lawrence County. Storm Relative Motion image from 4:00 PM for the same area. Radar is off to the north of this location. Green indicates winds toward the radar while reds indicate winds away from the radar.


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