Storm Damage Information for Tues, Jan 17th

...EF-1 Tornado Confirmed in Jefferson County Kentucky...

Damage Type: Tornado
                 Date: Jan 17 2012
         EF Scale: 1
   Wind Speed: 95 MPH
   Path Length: 4.2 Miles
     Path Width: 250 Yards


Narrative: An NWS storm survey has confirmed an EF-1 tornado in Jefferson
County, Kentucky.  The tornado touched down near the intersection of I-264 and
Brownsboro Road.  The tornado tracked northeast to near the intersection of
Hurstbourne and Brownsboro Road where it briefly lifted.  The tornado then reformed and crossed
I-265.  The preliminary path length is 4.2 miles with a path width of 250 yards. This
storm survey is ongoing and information in this statement will be updated as it
becomes available.

The images below are courtesy of Keith McBride.

...EF-0 Tornado Confirmed in Jefferson County Indiana...

Damage Type: Tornado
                 Date: Jan 17 2012
       Start Time: 10:40 AM EST
        End Time: 10:40 AM EST
         EF Scale: 0
   Wind Speed: 85 MPH
   Path Length: 0.3 Miles
     Path Width: 60 Yards


Narrative: An EF-0 tornado touched down at the Madison Municipal County
Airport. Damage was confined to IMS Lane. The tornado touched down
briefly along this path and moved an at least 500 pound dumpster 35
feet southeast. It also moved a Beechcraft/King Air plane 10 degrees
and the nose gear was broken. The airport operations building had a
disabled awning and post. Part of a hangar`s siding came off with
siding and insulation up in trees. Several trees were snapped along
the narrow path. A witness saw the swirl as the tornado touched down.

...Straight-Line Wind Damage in Jefferson County Indiana...

Damage Type: Straight-Lined Winds
                 Date: Jan 17 2012
       Start Time: 10:41 AM EST
        End Time: 10:41 AM EST
   Wind Speed: 90-95 MPH
   Path Length: 150 Yards
     Path Width: 75 Yards


Narrative: Additional damage occurred east of the tornado damage at
Madison Municipal Airport. First a nearby carport at a residence on
Long Way was thrown across the road. Farther east, significant roof
damage occurred at the main building at Clifty Engineering and Tool
in the 2900 block of Clifty Dr, just west of Clifty Falls State
Park. There was significant roof damage to the top of the main
building and to a large storage building just behind it. All of the
damage was directed to the east, including a tree that was down.

 ...EF-0 Tornado Confirmed in Clark County Indiana...

Damage Type: Tornado
                 Date: Jan 17 2012
       Start Time: 11:06 AM EST
        End Time: 11:07 AM EST
   Wind Speed: 75 MPH
   Path Length: 1.9 Miles
     Path Width: 30 Yards


Narrative: An EF-0 tornado first touched down at the Wal-Mart
parking lot on the northwest corner of the Veteran`s Parkway near
I-65. A vehicle was turned over on I-65, then the tornado skipped
over an area before coming down again on a subdivision to the east,
with damage occurring along Belmar Dr and Meadows Dr as well as at
the intersection of Kingsfield St and Crown Ct. It took down several
fences, with evidence of cyclonic circulation. It lifted again
before coming down and taking the roof of a barn on Armstrong Rd.,
where the tornado ended.

 

...EF-1 Tornado Confirmed in Floyd County Indiana...

Damage Type: Tornado
                 Date: Jan 17 2012
       Start Time: 11:00 AM EST
        End Time: 11:02 AM EST
         EF Scale: 1
   Wind Speed: 95-100 MPH
   Path Length: 1.2 Miles
     Path Width: 50 Yards


Narrative: EF-1 Tornado first touched down on East Riley Rd. in County
Floyds Knobs, where a garage was destroyed. The tornado continued
east across the Knobs toward Binford Rd, where it took multiple
trees down. The tornado crossed Paoli Pike just north of I-265 and
caused roof damage at the Knob Point Apartments.



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