A storm damage survey team from the National Weather Service office in Jackson, KY has confirmed an EF-0 tornado in Pulaski County around 630 am EST this morning, January 30th. Touchdown occurred in the Ferguson Community near the end of the runway of the Lake Cumberland Regional Airport. The tornado traveled a half mile through a residential area crossing Murphy Avenue near the Gover Lane intersection. Some roof and siding damage was noted to structures along the path. Several trees were also downed along the path and one tree fell across and destroyed a shed. This is the first documented tornado to occur during the month of January in the National Weather Service Jackson, KY forecast area.
EVENT DATE: JANUARY 30 2013
EVENT TYPE: EF-0 TORNADO
ESTIMATED PEAK WINDS: 65 TO 75 MPH
EVENT START TIME/LOCATION: 630 AM EST AT 37.0598N/84.6052W
EVENT END TIME/LOCATION: 631 AM EST AT 37.0657N/84.5992W
DAMAGE PATH LENGTH: 0.5 MILES
DAMAGE WIDTH: 150 YARDS
NWS Jackson would like to thank the Ferguson Fire Department for their assistance with this damage survey.