NWS Confirms EF-2 Tornado In Monroe County, Kentucky

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LOUISVILLE KY
815 PM EDT SAT OCT 10 2009

...NWS CONFIRMS EF-2 TORNADO IN MONROE COUNTY KENTUCKY...

A NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE STORM SURVEY TEAM INVESTIGATED STORM
DAMAGE IN MONROE COUNTY AND CONFIRMED THAT AN EF-2 TORNADO
TOUCHED DOWN FRIDAY AFTERNOON OCTOBER 9 2009.

THE TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN NEAR FLIPPIN KENTUCKY AND CAUSED EF-1 TREE
DAMAGE. IT CONTINUED TO CAUSE MAINLY EF-1 DAMAGE ALONG ITS PATH TO
NEAR MUD LICK KENTUCKY. ITS WIDTH WAS 1/8 OF MILE DURING THIS
PERIOD. EAST OF MUD LICK TO ROCKBRIDGE...THE TORNADO BECAME STRONGER
AND CAUSED EF-2 DAMAGE TO HOMES...BARNS AND TREES. THE HIGHEST
CONCENTRATION OF DAMAGE WAS FROM ROCKBRIDGE ROAD AND BRAY SCHOOL
RD...TO NORTH WILLOW SPRINGS RD. NEAR THE END OF THE PATH...THE
TORNADO WIDTH WAS 1/2 MILE.

THIS IS A VERY RURAL AREA OF THE COUNTY AND HOMES WERE SPARSE.

DETAILS ON THE TORNADO FOLLOW:

BEGIN TIME...............120 PM CDT.
END TIME.................136 PM CDT.

LOCATION BEGIN...........1 MILE WSW OF FLIPPIN NEAR THE INTERSECTION
OF FOUNTAIN RUN RD AND STATE HIGHWAY 678.
LOCATION END.............3 MILES ENE OF ROCKBRIDGE NEAR NORTH WILLOW
SPRINGS RD.

EF-SCALE RATING..........EF-2.
ESTIMATED WIND SPEEDS....115 MPH.
PATH LENGTH..............15.6 MILES
PATH WIDTH...............1/2 MILE
INJURIES.................NONE
FATALITIES...............NONE

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The three pictures below show some of the tornado damage in Monroe County.
This first picture shows the trunk of a mature 120 foot White Oak snapped off around 25 feet from the ground.
This evidence, along with some stripped bark elsewhere, show EF-2 damage.
 
 
 


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