...CONFIRMED EF1 TORNADO IN MEADE COUNTY KENTUCKY THURSDAY EVENING...

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE STAFF CONDUCTED A STORM DAMAGE SURVEY IN
NORTHERN MEADE COUNTY KENTUCKY. A TORNADO OF EF-1 INTENSITY WAS
CONFIRMED.

PHOTOGRAPHS FROM THE TORNADO DAMAGE

THE TORNADO BEGAN ONE MILE NORTH NORTHWEST OF FLAHERTY AND TRACKED
NORTHEAST INTERMITTENTLY BEFORE ENDING ON THE FAR SOUTHERN PORTION
OF FORT KNOX NEAR CAMP CARLSON AND HIGHWAY 60. THE TORNADO MOVED
NORTH NORTHEAST AT 40 MPH. MANY TREES WERE UPROOTED...TWISTED AND
SNAPPED.

THE TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN AT 1050 PM EDT AND LIFTED AROUND 1055 PM EDT.
THE PEAK INTENSITY DETERMINED FROM THE ASSOCIATED DAMAGE WAS AT THE
EF-1 LEVEL (97 TO 107 MPH) WITH AN ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED OF
107 MPH. THE TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN AT APPROXIMATELY 1050 PM CDT NEAR
FLAHERTY WITH LARGE TREES BEING UPROOTED. IT ENDED IN SOUTHERN FORT
KNOX AND DID ROOF DAMAGE TO THE ROCK INN BAR AND THE MARATHON
SERVICE STATION CANOPY AT HIGHWAY 60 AND COUNTY ROAD 1882
KNOCKED OVER AS IT BUCKLED FROM THE WIND LOAD.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN LOUISVILLE ISSUED A TORNADO WARNING
FOR MEADE COUNTY AT 1041 PM EDT.

TORNADO RATING: EF-1
MAX WIND SPEED: 107 MPH
PATH LENGTH : 2 AND ONE HALF MILES
PATH WIDTH : 300 YARDS
INJURIES : NONE
FATALITIES : NONE
TIME OF TOUCHDOWN: 1050 PM EDT
TIME OF DISSIPATION: 1055 PM EDT.

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