...CONFIRMED EF1 TORNADO IN HANCOCK COUNTY KENTUCKY AND PERRY COUNTY
INDIANA FROM THURSDAY EVENING...

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE STAFF CONDUCTED A STORM DAMAGE SURVEY IN
HANCOCK COUNTY KENTUCKY AND PERRY COUNTY INDIANA. A TORNADO OF EF-1
INTENSITY WAS CONFIRMED.

PHOTOGRAPHS FROM THE TORNADO DAMAGE

THE TORNADO BEGAN AT THE DAVIESS COUNTY AND HANCOCK COUNTY LINE
NEAR HIGHWAY 1389 AND THE SMALL TOWN OF GATEWOOD. THE TORNADO WAS
MORE OF A TREE TOP TORNADO WITH INTERMITTENT TOUCHDOWNS AS IT
TRACKED 6 AND ONE HALF MILES NORTHEAST. EYEWITNESS AT THE HAYDEN`S
COLLISION BODY SHOP SAW THE TORNADO AS IT UPROOTED AND SNAPPED
HARDWOOD TREES AND SEVERAL SHEDS AND UTILITY BUILDINGS NEAR THE
INTERSECTION OF 271 AND 1389. DAMAGE PRIMARILY CONSISTED OF LARGE
TREES BEING UPROOTED AND SNAPPED.

THE PEAK INTENSITY DETERMINED FROM THE ASSOCIATED DAMAGE WAS AT THE
EF-1 LEVEL (94 TO 107 MPH) WITH AN ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED OF
107 MPH. THE TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN AT APPROXIMATELY 618 PM CDT AND
THE TORNADO LIFTED ON THE SOUTHWEST OUTSKIRTS OF HAWESVILLE AROUND
632 PM CDT. THE STORM CONTINUED TO PRODUCE INTERMITTENT STRAIGHT
LINE WINDS OF 70-75 MPH IN HAWESVILLE...WITH SEVERAL BARNS AND SHEDS
BEING BLOWN DOWN ALONG WITH TREES AND POWER LINES TOPPLED.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN LOUISVILLE ISSUED A TORNADO WARNING
FOR HANCOCK...NORTHERN BRECKINRIDGE AND PERRY COUNTY AT 610 PM CDT
AND WAS IN EFFECT UNTIL 645 PM CDT. A 8 MINUTE LEAD TIME WAS
CALCULATED.

TORNADO RATING: EF-1
MAX WIND SPEED: 107 MPH
PATH LENGTH : 6 AND ONE HALF MILES
PATH WIDTH : ONE EIGHTH OF A MILE
INJURIES : NONE
FATALITIES : NONE
TIME OF TOUCHDOWN: 618 PM CDT
TIME OF DISSIPATION: 632 PM CDT.

THE TORNADO REFORMED JUST NORTHEAST OF CANNELTON IN PERRY COUNTY AND
CONTINUED INTERMITTENTLY FOR 5 MILES AS IT MOVED NORTHEAST AT 40
TO 45 MPH. THE STORM DID THE MOST DAMAGE NEAR THE GIRL SCOUT CAMP ON
CANN HEIGHTS ROAD ABOUT 2 AND ONE HALF MILES NORTHEAST OF CANNELTON.
WITNESSES SAW THE VISIBLE TORNADO THAT WAS RAISING UP AND DOWN.
SEVERAL PEOPLE HEARD A VIOLENT ROAR FOR 45 SECONDS TO 1 MINUTE. MARY
PARIS HOME ON CANN HEIGHTS ROAD HEARD THE TORNADO WARNING ON NOAA
WEATHER RADIO AND CREDITS IT WITH SAVING HER LIFE. MOST OF THE
DAMAGE WAS IN THE FORM OF TREES UPROOTED AND SOME SOFTWOOD AND A
FEW HARDWOOD TREES BEING SNAPPED.

THE TORNADO LIFTED NEAR PLOCK KNOB IN SOUTHERN PERRY COUNTY...AND
THEN THE STORM PRODUCED INTERMITTENT WIND DAMAGE IN NORTHEAST PERRY
COUNTY.

THE PEAK INTENSITY DETERMINED FROM THE ASSOCIATED DAMAGE WAS AT THE
EF-1 LEVEL (87 TO 103 MPH) WITH AN ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED OF
103 MPH. THE TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN AT APPROXIMATELY 634 PM CDT AND
LIFTED IN SOUTHEAST PERRY COUNTY AROUND 645 PM CDT. THE STORM
CONTINUED TO PRODUCE INTERMITTENT STRAIGHT LINE WINDS OF 60-70 MPH
FROM GERALD TO DERBY.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN LOUISVILLE ISSUED A TORNADO WARNING
FOR HANCOCK...NORTHERN BRECKINRIDGE AND PERRY COUNTY AT 610 PM CDT
AND WAS IN EFFECT UNTIL 645 PM CDT

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