Tornadoes of March 28, 1997

March 28, 1997
Counties:  Hardin
F-scale:  F1
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Time:  5:45pm
Noted discrepancies:  Storm Data takes this tornado from Rineyville to Colesburg.


March 28, 1997
Counties:  Hart, LaRue
F-scale:  F3
Deaths:  1
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Time:  6:04pm
Noted discrepancies:  SPC/NCDC endpoint lat/lon for this tornado is in LaRue County, and narrative at NCDC includes LaRue County.  LaRue County is also included for this tornado at the NCDC website.  For this project this tornado was mapped all the way to the SPC/NCDC ending lat/lon in LaRue County.  Upon further investigation it appears that this tornado was split into two at SPC.  Storm Data says this twister touched down at Bonnieville in Hart County and moved to Magnolia in LaRue County before lifting.  Hammonville was struck.  The tornado crossed I-65 at Exit 71.


March 28, 1997
Counties:  Nelson
F-scale:  F0
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Time:  6:15pm
Noted discrepancies:  None


March 28, 1997
Counties:  Green, LaRue, Marion
F-scale:  F2
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Time:  6:25pm
Notes:  Storm Data says this tornado touched down in Creal, crossed KY 61, KY 2762, KY 210, entered LaRue County, hit Pleasant Ridge, entered Marion County, dissipating three miles west of Saint Joseph.  Cannot find Creal on any map.


March 28, 1997
Counties:  Adair
F-scale:  F3
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Time:  7:15pm
Noted discrepancies:  SPC lists the beginning and ending lat/lons as 36.88/-85.72, 37.03/-85.45...NCDC has 37.18/-85.32, 37.22/-85.08.  SPC lists a path length of 15 miles...NCDC says 10 miles.   The lat/lons and path lengths given here are the mirror image of the lat/lons and path lengths given in the next event.
Notes:  Storm Data says this tornado touched down at Cane Valley and lifted around Pellyton.


March 28, 1997
Counties:  Metcalfe, Adair
F-scale:  F2
Deaths:  1
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Time:  7:15pm
Noted discrepancies:  SPC has beginning and ending lat/lons as 37.18/-85.32, 37.22/-85.08...NCDC has 36.88/-85.72, 37.03/85.45.  SPC has a path length of 10 miles...NCDC says 15 miles.  The lat/lon issue and path length issue here are the mirror image of the lat/lon issue and path length issue of the previous tornado.  End lat/lon takes this tornado into Adair County, which agrees with NCDC narrative.  Will plot into Adair County.  Storm Data lists this tornado as having struck both Metcalfe and Adair counties, touching down a mile west of Summer Shade at the intersection of KY 90 and Milam Clark Road, crossing KY 90 and KY 640, KY 163 south of Goodluck, lifting just north of Breeding.


March 28, 1997
Counties:  Casey
F-scale:  F1
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Time:  7:40pm
Notes:  Storm Data places this tornado near Riffe and along a ten mile long path from one mile northwest of Dunnville to Gilpin.


March 28, 1997
Counties:  Adair
F-scale:  F2
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Time:  7:45pm
Noted discrepancies:  None


March 28, 1997
Counties:  Scott IN, Jefferson IN
F-scale:  F1
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Time:  7:45pm
Noted discrepancies:  A straight line between the touchdown lat/lon and liftoff lat/lon would have the tornado scrape the northernmost tip of Trimble County...able to work around it though for plotting.
Notes:  Storm Data says this tornado touched down just east of Blocher and traveled to the north side of Madison from Shun Pike to Audubon Pike. 


March 28, 1997
Counties:  Russell
F-scale:  F0
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Time:  7:50pm
Notes:  Storm Data touched this tornado down near KY 55 and hits Middletown and Half Acre.


March 28, 1997
Counties:  Hart
F-scale:  F0
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Time:  10:28pm
Notes:  According to Storm Data this tornado touched down near Seymour.

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Weather Map March 28, 1997


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