April 22, 2011

A National Weather Service Storm Survey Team surveyed damage in Woodford County and found 2 separate tornadoes, both EF-0 in strength. 

Tornado # 1:

Track:  Began 1 mile southeast of Versailles and ended 1.4 miles east-southeast of Versailles.
Strength:  EF-0
Begin time:  7:07pm EDT
End time:  7:08pm EDT
Wind speed:  65 mph
Path length:  0.75  miles
Path width:  60 yards
Injuries:  0
Fatalities:  0

This tornado caused relatively minor damage to fences, trees, and a few roofs. 

Tornado # 2:

Track:  Began 4 miles east of Versailles and ended 4.25 miles east Versailles.
Strength:  EF-0
Begin time:  7:13pm EDT
End time:  7:13pm EDT
Wind speed:  65 mph
Path length:  0.25  miles
Path width:  40 yards
Injuries:  0
Fatalities:  0

This small tornado damaged trees and roofs.

 

April 22, 2011 radar View a brief radar loop of the storm crossing Woodford and Fayette Counties.
Weather map April 22, 2011 The weather map that morning showed a weak front stretched out along the length of the Ohio River.  A wave moved along the front and sparked a few thunderstorms in the late afternoon and evening.  The storm that passed through Versailles happened to get just enough spin going to generate a couple of small, weak tornadoes.


Woodford County Tornadoes April 22, 2011

 

The following photos were taken by the NWS Storm Survey Team.  Click on an image to see a larger version.

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The Emergency Manager took this photo of trees down on a railroad track:

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And here are some great photos of the storm advancing on Lexington.  The first two were sent to us by TG Shuck of WKYT.

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