EF-1 Tornado Confirmed in Estill County on Oct 9th

A National Weather Service storm survey team investigated storm

damage in Estill County and confirmed that an EF-1 tornado touched down

Friday afternoon October 9 2009.

 

The tornado touched down near Sang Branch or about one half of a

mile east of Jinks and had an intermittent path of about 3.75 miles

in length. The tornado lifted in the vicinity of Wagersville just

east of Station Camp Creek and west of Kentucky Highway 89 about 347

PM EDT. Numerous trees, both hardwood and softwood, were snapped

along the path and a few softwood trees were uprooted. A motor home

was overturned along the damage path and a small barn was lifted,

with the roof being blown off.

 

Details on the tornado follow:

 

Begin Time 3:43 PM EDT
End Time 3:47 PM EDT
Beginning Location Just east of Sang Branch or about 1/2 mile east of Jinks
Ending Location About 1/2 mile northwest of Wagersville just east of Station Camp Creek
EF Scale Rating EF-1
Estimated Wind Speeds around 95 mph
Path Length 3.78 miles
Path Width 200 yards
Injuries none
Fatalities none

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Map of Tornado Track

KMZ File of the Tornado Path 

Site Damage Photos (click on each individual image to enlarge)

Estill County Storm Damage Picture

Estill County Storm Damage Picture

Estill County Storm Damage Picture

Estill County Storm Damage Picture

Estill County Storm Damage Picture

Estill County Storm Damage Picture

Estill County Storm Damage Picture

Estill County Storm Damage Picture


Other damage reports received by the National Weather Service in Jackson...

October 9th, 2009 Storm Report Plot

..TIME...   ...EVENT...      ...CITY LOCATION...     ...LAT.LON...
..DATE...   ....MAG....      ..COUNTY LOCATION..ST.. ...SOURCE....
            ..REMARKS..
0328 PM     TSTM WND DMG     FAUBUSH                 37.07N 84.83W
10/09/2009                   PULASKI            KY   AIRPLANE PILOT

            TREES WERE BLOWN DOWN IN FAUBUSH.
0342 PM     TSTM WND DMG     3 NNW SOMERSET          37.12N 84.63W
10/09/2009                   PULASKI            KY   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            TREES WERE BLOWN DOWN ON HIGHWAY 1247 AND CAMPGROUND
            ROAD.
0343 PM     TORNADO          JINKS                   37.61N 84.03W
10/09/2009                   ESTILL             KY   NWS STORM SURVEY
            AN EF1 TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN NEAR SANG BRANCH OR ABOUT ONE
            HALF OF A MILE EAST OF JINKS AND HAD AN INTERMITTENT PATH
            OF ABOUT 3.75 MILES IN LENGTH. THE TORNADO LIFTED IN THE
            MURPHY BRANCH AREA ABOUT 347 PM EDT. NUMEROUS
            TREES...BOTH HARDWOOD AND SOFTWOOD...WERE SNAPPED ALONG
            THE PATH AND A FEW SOFTWOOD TREES WERE UPROOTED. A MOTOR
            HOME WAS OVERTURNED ALONG THE DAMAGE PATH AND A SMALL
            BARN WAS LIFTED...WITH THE ROOF BEING BLOWN OFF.
0345 PM     TSTM WND DMG     SOMERSET                37.08N 84.61W
10/09/2009                   PULASKI            KY   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            MULTIPLE INSTANCES OF WIND DAMAGED OCCURRED COUNTYWIDE
            BETWEEN 330 PM AND 415 PM. FURTHER DETAILS WILL BE
            FORTHCOMING AS MORE DETAILED REPORTS ARE RECEIVED.
0350 PM     TSTM WND DMG     IRVINE                  37.70N 83.97W
10/09/2009                   ESTILL             KY   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            TREES DOWN ON MILLERS CREEK ROAD AND MURPHYS FORD
            ROAD.TREES DOWN ON PHONE AND CABLE LINES AT 714 BROADWAY
            STREET IN IRVINE.
0350 PM     TSTM WND DMG     IRVINE                  37.70N 83.97W
10/09/2009                   ESTILL             KY   NWS EMPLOYEE

            TWO TREES WERE BLOWN DOWN ON HIGHWAY 1571 JUST EAST OF
            IRVINE AT THE AMERICAN LEGION POST.
0355 PM     TSTM WND DMG     STEUBENVILLE            36.89N 84.80W
10/09/2009                   WAYNE              KY   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            TREES AND POWER LINES WERE BLOWN DOWN IN STEUBENVILLE AND
            CONLEY BOTTOM.
0405 PM     TSTM WND DMG     5 NNW CAMPTON           37.80N 83.58W
10/09/2009                   WOLFE              KY   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            TREES WERE BLOWN DOWN ALONG HIGHWAY 715 NEAR ANGEL

            WINDOWS AND THE ARCHES AREA OF NORTHWESTERN WOLFE COUNTY.
0415 PM     TSTM WND DMG     HAZEL GREEN             37.80N 83.42W
10/09/2009                   WOLFE              KY   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            TREES WERE BLOWN DOWN ALONG HIGHWAY 191 IN HAZEL GREEN.
0425 PM     TSTM WND DMG     WELCHBURG               37.32N 83.93W
10/09/2009                   JACKSON            KY   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            TWO TREES DOWN ON HIGHWAY 421 AT WELCHBURG.
0436 PM     TSTM WND DMG     VINCENT                 37.47N 83.77W
10/09/2009                   OWSLEY             KY   BROADCAST MEDIA

            A 70 FOOT TALL OAK TREE WAS BLOWN DOWN IN VINCENT.
0443 PM     TSTM WND DMG     3 SSW BEATTYVILLE       37.54N 83.73W
10/09/2009                   LEE                KY   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            TWO TREES WERE BLOWN DOWN ON HIGHWAY 52 JUST OUTSIDE OF
            BEATTYVILLE.
0443 PM     TSTM WND DMG     6 W BEATTYVILLE         37.58N 83.82W
10/09/2009                   LEE                KY   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            A TREE WAS BLOWN DOWN 6 MILES WEST OF BEATTYVILLE NEAR
            THE ESTILL COUNTY LINE.
0444 PM     TSTM WND DMG     WILLIAMS                37.84N 83.19W
10/09/2009                   MORGAN             KY   BROADCAST MEDIA

            TREES WERE BLOWN DOWN NEAR THE MORGAN MAGOFFIN COUNTY
            LINE ALONG HIGHWAY 460.
0606 PM     TSTM WND DMG     2 E PINEVILLE           36.76N 83.67W
10/09/2009                   BELL               KY   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            CABLE TELEVISION LINES WERE BLOWN DOWN AT LAUREL HILL.
0655 PM     TSTM WND DMG     3 ESE SHELBIANA         37.41N 82.44W
10/09/2009                   PIKE               KY   PUBLIC
            LARGE TREE LIMBS WERE BLOWN DOWN IN THE POWELLS CREEK
            COMMUNITY NEAR MILLARD.


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