...CONFIRMED EF2 TORNADO IN BRECKINRIDGE COUNTY KENTUCKY EVENING...

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE STAFF CONDUCTED A STORM DAMAGE SURVEY IN
BRECKINRIDGE COUNTY KENTUCKY. A TORNADO OF EF-2 INTENSITY WAS
CONFIRMED.

PHOTOGRAPHS FROM THE TORNADO DAMAGE

THE TORNADO BEGAN AT THE ONE MILE EAST NORTHEAST OF STINNETTSVILLE
AND MOVED RAPIDLY TO THE NORTHEAST AT 45 MPH. THE TORNADO PRODUCED
SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE IN ROSETTA...ESPECIALLY ON ROSETTA CORNERS ROAD.
THE FOUNTAIN OF FAITH CHURCH WAS DESTROYED...WHICH HAD 6 BY 6 POSTS
WHICH WERE BURIED 7 FEET DEEP. A ONE FAMILY RESIDENCE NEAR THE
CHURCH HAD A LARGE SECTION OF THEIR ROOF REMOVED ...THEIR 4500 POUND
TRACTOR MOVED 7 FEET...A 16 FOOT TRAILER WAS WRAPPED AROUND A
TREE...THEIR PICK UP WAS THROWN 75 FEET AND LANDED UP SIDE
DOWN...AND A 28 BY 30 BUILDING WAS DESTROYED. ANOTHER NEIGHBOR HAD A
32 INCH CEDAR TREE SHEARED OFF ALONG WITH A 12 BY 24 RUNNING SHED
DESTROYED. NUMEROUS HARDWOOD TREES WERE SNAPPED AND UPROOTED. THE
TORNADO WAS ON THE GROUND FOR APPROXIMATELY 3 MILES WITH A PATH
WIDTH OF 300 YARDS. NEIGHBORS HEARD A THUNDEROUS ROAR...AND THEY
KNEW A WARNING WAS OUT FROM SEVERAL RADIO STATIONS WHICH WERE
BROADCASTING LIFE SAVING SEVERE WEATHER WARNINGS.

THE TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN AT 926 PM CDT AND LIFTED AROUND 933 PM CDT...AND
THEN PRODUCED INTERMITTENT WIND DAMAGE AS THE STORM MOVED TOWARD
MEADE COUNTY. THE PEAK INTENSITY DETERMINED FROM THE ASSOCIATED
DAMAGE WAS AT THE EF-2 LEVEL (125 TO 135 MPH) WITH AN ESTIMATED
MAXIMUM WIND SPEED OF 135 MPH. THE TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN AT
APPROXIMATELY 926 PM CDT AND THE TORNADO LIFTED NEAR HIGHWAY 333
AND M H DOWELL ROAD AROUND 933 PM CDT. THE STORM CONTINUED TO
PRODUCE INTERMITTENT STRAIGHT LINE WINDS OF 70-75 MPH WITH TREES
AND POWER LINES TOPPLED.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN LOUISVILLE ISSUED A TORNADO WARNING
FOR SOUTHERN BRECKINRIDGE COUNTY AND NORTHWEST GRAYSON COUNTY FROM
858 PM CDT THROUGH 930 PM CDT.

TORNADO RATING: EF-2
MAX WIND SPEED: 135 MPH
PATH LENGTH : 3 MILES
PATH WIDTH : 300 YARDS
INJURIES : NONE
FATALITIES : NONE
TIME OF TOUCHDOWN: 926 PM CDT
TIME OF DISSIPATION: 933 PM CDT.

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