NWS Confirms an EF-1 Tornado in Mercer County on April 24, 2010

A STORM DAMAGE SURVEY TEAM FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN
LOUISVILLE HAS CONFIRMED A LOW-END EF1 TORNADO IN A SMALL PART OF
MERCER COUNTY IN EAST-CENTRAL KENTUCKY DURING THE EVENING OF APRIL
24, 2010.

THE TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN AROUND 825 PM EDT NEAR MCAFEE ALONG ROUTE
127 NORTH OF HARRODSBURG. IT TRAVELED ABOUT 1.4 MILES BEFORE LIFTING
AND DISSIPATING NEAR EBENEZER. MOST OF THE TIME...THE TORNADO WAS
RATED EF-0, BUT EF-1 DAMAGE WITH ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WINDS OF 90 MPH WAS
OBSERVED NEAR PATTERSON LANE AND MCAFEE LANE. HERE...A WELL BUILT BARN
HAD 2 WALLS BLOWN OUT AND ITS ROOF BLOWN ONE-HALF MILE DOWNSTREAM.
TWO OTHER BARNS ALONG THE STORM`S PATH WERE DAMAGED OR DESTROYED.
A FEW HARDWOOD TREES ALSO WERE UPROOTED OR DAMAGED. THE TORNADO`S
PATH WIDTH WAS ABOUT 50 YARDS.

SUMMARY...

TIME...AROUND 825 PM EDT
TOUCHDOWN...NEAR MCAFEE ALONG ROUTE 127
DISSIPATION...NEAR EBENEZER
EF-SCALE RATING...EF1
ESTIMATED MAX WINDS...90 MPH
PATH LENGTH...1.4 MILES
PATH WIDTH...50 YARDS
INJURIES...NONE
FATALITIES...NONE

 

Below is a radar reflectivity image of the storm as it went through Mercer county producing a brief tornado.  Stay tuned to this website for more tornado details including a map of the its path.

Radar Loop Mercer Tor



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