Straight Line Wind Damage Confirmed in Magoffin County on June 9th

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSON KY
1205 PM EDT TUE JUN 11 2013
...NWS STORM SURVEY TEAM FINDS STRAIGHT LINE WIND DAMAGE IN THE
WHEELERSBURG AREA OF MAGOFFIN COUNTY...
A STORM SURVEY TEAM COMPRISED OF OFFICIALS FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE IN JACKSON KY AND MAGOFFIN COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT FOUND
THAT DAMAGE ON HIGHWAY 1081 AND 1437 IN THE WHEELERSBURG AREA OF
MAGOFFIN COUNTY WAS CAUSED BY STRAIGHT LINE WINDS. WIDESPREAD TREE
DAMAGE WAS FOUND IN A ROUGHLY 2 MILE WIDE PATH JUST SOUTH OF
WHEELERSBURG. SEVERAL STRUCTURES ALSO RECEIVED DAMAGE OR WERE
DESTROYED FROM THE WIND...OR FROM TOPPLED TREES. IT IS ESTIMATED
THAT WIND SPEEDS REACHED UP TO 80 MPH IN THE AREA. BASED ON VISIBLE
DAMAGE...THE DAMAGE PATH WAS AROUND 2 MILES LONG. HOWEVER...THE
DAMAGE PATH LIKELY EXTENDED FURTHER EASTWARD INTO WOODED AREAS
APPROACHING THE JOHNSON COUNTY LINE.
EVENT: WHEELERSBURG
EVENT DATE: JUNE 9 2013
EVENT TYPE: STRAIGHT LINE WINDS
ESTIMATED PEAK WINDS: 70 TO 80 MPH
INJURIES/FATALITIES: 0
EVENT START TIME/LOCATION: 504 PM 37.821357N/83.025442W
EVENT END TIME/LOCATION: 509 PM 37.821662N/82.993555W
DAMAGE PATH LENGTH: 2 MILES ESTIMATED
DAMAGE PATH WIDTH: 2 MILES
NWS JACKSON KY WOULD LIKE TO THANK THE MAGOFFIN COUNTY EMERGENCY
MANAGEMENT OFFICE FOR THEIR ASSISTANCE WITH THIS DAMAGE SURVEY.


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