Feb. 28th Tornadoes -- Dubois, Clark IN, Jefferson KY, Henry, and Lincoln counties

...NWS STORM SURVEY CONFIRMS EF-1 TORNADO IN LINCOLN COUNTY KENTUCKY...

Begin Time: 6:49am EST
End Time: 6:56am EST
Begin Point: 0.8 miles southwest of Stanford
End Point: 2.08 miles northwest of Crab Orchard
Wind Speed: 100 mph
Path Length: 8.2 miles
Path Width: 250 Yards
No Injuries or Fatalities

The tornado first touched down about 0.8 miles southwest of Stanford.  It then traveled southeast damaging the middle school complex on Highway 27 about a mile south of Stanford.  The tornado continued to damage large barns and out buildings as well as snap trees until it lifted about 2.08 miles northwest of Crab Orchard. 

Below is a radar image of the storm that produced this tornado as well as a damage path.

  

 

 Photos from the NWS storm survey team:

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...NWS STORM SURVEY CONFIRMS EF2 TORNADO IN DUBOIS COUNTY...

Begin time:  3:19am EST
End time:  3:30am EST
Begin point:  5.6 miles southwest of Jasper
End point:  1.6 miles northeast of Celestine

This tornado touched down twice:

First Segment
EF Scale:  1
Wind speed:  100 mph
Path length:  9.9 miles
Path width:  75 yards
No injuries or fatalities

Second segment
EF Scale:  2
Wind speed:  125 mph
Path length:  5.8 miles
Path width:  225 yards
One minor injury, no fatalities

The tornado first touched down just north of Duff east of County Road 650W.  At touchdown straight-line wind damage was also observed to the south of the tornado.  Damage to several large metal buildings, a large barn, and a radio tower were observed as the tornado crossed DuBois County south of Jasper.

After a brief break in the path, the tornado touched down four miles southwest of Celestine and took a slight turn to the northeast.  The most significant damage along this segment was in Celestine near Ellsworth Road.  Damage included roofs blown off two brick homes with the walls collapsed in one home.  In addition a double-wide trailer was blown off its foundation and an RV was tossed across the road.  One minor injury was reported.

Below is a radar image of the storm that produced this tornado.

The image below shows the total length of both tornado paths. The small break between the two separate tracks is not shown.

 

 Photos from Emergency Management:

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 Photos from NWS:

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...NWS STORM SURVEY CONFIRMS EF-3 TORNADO IN HENRY COUNTY...

Begin time:  4:59am EST
End time:  5:01am EST
Begin point:  1.5 miles southeast of Eminence
End point:  3 miles east of Eminence
Wind speed:  140 mph
Path length:  2.3 miles
Path width:  150 yards

The tornado touched down just to the southwest of KY 1899 (Mulberry Pike), crossing into Springhill Estates subdivision.  Two homes were destroyed here along with three outbuildings.  Trees were uprooted and snapped.  The tornado then weakened as it traveled across KY 1359.  Fifteen power poles were blown down along the highway.  One barn was destroyed and another had the roof blown off.  The tornado continued across KY 22 where trees were blown down and one outbuilding was damaged.  The tornado lifted near Drennon Creek.

Below is a radar image of the storm that produced this tornado.

 

 Photos from Kevin Harned of WAVE-TV, who accompanied the NWS storm survey team:

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...NWS STORM SURVEY CONFIRMS EF-1 TORNADO FROM CLARK COUNTY INDIANA INTO JEFFERSON COUNTY KENTUCKY...

Begin time:  4:29am EST
End time:  4:31am EST
Begin point:  1.8 miles west of Utica
End point:  1 mile west southwest of Prospect
Wind speed:  100 mph
Paath length:  3 miles
Path width:  100 yards

This tornado touched down in Clark County near Centennial Boulevard.  Large hardwood trees were uprooted along the tornado's path towards Utica.  A house on Middle Road had a tin roof blown off and thrown 200 yards.  A couple of garage doors were dented in.  Winds along this part of the tornado path were estimated to be 85 mph (EF0) with a path width of 100 yards.  The tornado then crossed the Ohio River and moved into Harrods Creek.  Numerous large hardwood trees were snapped in half.  A section of roof was blown off a house.  In Harrods Creek winds were estiamted to be 100 mph (EF1) with a path width of 100 yards.  The tornado lifted just west of US 42.  

 

NWS Photos of Straight-line Wind Damage in Oldham County and Jefferson County, Kentucky:

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Photos from the Crestwood area in Oldham County.  The first three pictures are from Diane Ormerod, and the fourth is from Brandon Terry.

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Straight-line winds were strong in Crawford County, too:

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Photo:  Wade Bell



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