...EF-0 TORNADO CONFIRMED IN METRO LOUISVILLE...

ON FRIDAY OCTOBER 19...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE STAFF CONDUCTED A
STORM DAMAGE SURVEY IN JEFFERSON COUNTY KENTUCKY. A TORNADO OF EF-0
INTENSITY WAS CONFIRMED.

PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE TORNADO/STRAIGHT-LINE WIND DAMAGE

THE TORNADO BRIEFLY TOUCHED DOWN AT THE KROGER STORE AT 2200
BROWNSBORO ROAD. INITIAL VISUAL DETERMINATION WAS THAT THE TORNADO
PRIMARILY DAMAGED THE KROGER STORE AND THE DIXIE DRY CLEANERS
LOCATED IN THE SAME STRUCTURE. DAMAGE PRIMARILY CONSISTED OF WINDOWS
BLOW OUTWARD INDICATED RAPID PRESSURE CHANGE. A CART CORRAL WAS
ALSO BLOWN INTO A CAR AND A LARGE POWER POLE WAS BLOWN DOWN.

THE PEAK INTENSITY DETERMINED FROM THE ASSOCIATED DAMAGE WAS AT THE
EF-0 LEVEL (72 TO 75 MPH) WITH AN ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED OF 75
MPH. THE TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN AT APPROXIMATELY 710 PM EDT AND WAS
OBSERVED BY EMPLOYEES IN THE KROGER STORE WHO TOOK SHELTER.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN LOUISVILLE ISSUED A TORNADO WARNING
FOR JEFFERSON COUNTY AT 642 PM EDT AND WAS IN EFFECT UNTIL 715 PM.
AN EXTENSION OF THE WARNING WAS ISSUED AT 713 PM EDT FOR AREAS IN
NORTHEASTERN JEFFERSON COUNTY. KROGER EMPLOYEES RECEIVED
INFORMATION FROM A VARIETY OF SOURCES INCLUDING NOAA WEATHER
RADIO...THE LOCAL TV AND RADIO MEDIA...AS WELL AS TORNADO SIRENS.

WIND DAMAGE UNASSOCIATED WITH THE TORNADO OCCURRED 1 MILE EAST OF
THE TORNADO ON BROWNSBORO ROAD AT A SHELL GAS STATION. ONE TREE WAS
ALSO DOWN ABOUT 1/4 OF A MILE SOUTH ON HILLCREST AVENUE.


TORNADO RATING: EF-0
MAX WIND SPEED: 75 MPH
PATH LENGTH : BRIEF TOUCHDOWN
PATH WIDTH : 75 YARDS
INJURIES : NONE
FATALITIES : NONE
TIME OF TOUCHDOWN: 710 PM EDT
TIME OF DISSIPATION: 711 PM EDT.

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