9:30am June 28 Updates: Added radar loop and storm report map
1) Hardin County, Kentucky Map: http://www.crh.noaa.gov/lmk/?n=june26_2013_hardin_county
Damage Type: Straight-line winds
Begin Time: 10:03 PM EDT
End Time: 10:07 PM EDT
Begin Point: 2.1 miles west of Rineyville
End Point: 0.7 miles north of Rineyville
Wind Speed: 80 mph
Path Length: 1.9 miles
Path Width: 0.4 mile
A bowing line of thunderstorms brought severe straight
line winds to the area just northwest of Rineyville, resulting in
tree damage and minor roof damage.
2) Northern LaRue County, Kentucky Map will be posted later today.
Damage Type: Tornado
Begin Time: 10:25 PM EDT
End Time: 10:33 PM EDT
EF Scale: 2
Wind Speed: 100 - 135 MPH
Path Length: Approx. 7.0 miles
Path Width: 150-300 yards
The tornado initially touched down near the Hardin-Larue
County border between Routes 210 and 61 just north of Tonieville.
From there, the tornado moved east-northeast. On Castleman Road,
just northwest of the Castleman-Carter Brothers Road intersection, a
metal shop building had its metal sheeting roof taken off and
thrown downwind 100-150 yards. The garage doors were bent and
pushed in. Insulation was everywhere. Several trees were uprooted or
branches snapped. Here, the tornado was estimated to be EF1 with a
maximum wind speed of 100-105 mph.
On Carter Brothers Road, a large RV inside a metal shed was blown
onto its side and the shed it was in was destroyed. Here, a 2-story
pole tobacco barn was also destroyed. Red and white oak and walnut
trees were either sheared off or many large limbs down. Across the
road, a metal livestock building was destroyed with chaotic damage
around a house. In these areas, the tornado was estimated around 115
mph or EF2.
Next, along State Road 1607, not far from Salem Church Road and Dan
Dunn Road, a silo was crumbled and some parts of a corn field were
mashed down. Some Bradford pear trees were uprooted on Dan Dunn Road.
Considerable damage occurred on parts of Slack Road. A 1-room school
house was destroyed. A dairy farming operation just up the road had
several barns destroyed, along with some trees uprooted and branches
snapped. The worst damage was at the dairy farm, where estimated
winds were 130-135 mph, or high-end EF2.
Also on Slack Road, a 2-story house had its entire roof blown off.
Blown-in insulation was caked onto the entire back side of the
house (on the back side of the direction of motion of the tornado).
A shed was blown down here as well along with a few trees uprooted.
Here, winds were estimated around 120 mph (EF2).
The exact end point of the tornado was difficult to determine as it
went into a limited access area of many trees in north-northeast
Larue County. The tornado may have skipped a few times along its
path over the landscape.
3) Perry County, Indiana Map: http://www.crh.noaa.gov/lmk/?n=june26_2013_perry_county_ef1
Damage Type: Tornado
Begin Time: 8:29 PM CDT
End Time: 8:38 PM CDT
EF Scale: 1
Wind Speed: 60-95 MPH
Path Length: 5.15 miles
Path Width: 100 yards
Narrative: The tornado initially touched down southwest of Troy and
proceeded southeast through Tell City, finally lifting just north of
Cannelton. Several large trees were felled along the path with minor
roof damage and small outbuildings damaged. Damage also included a
carnival site at 10th and Watt Street where a large semi trailer was
overturned and a few rides were blown sideways. Tree branches
were snapped along the entire path.
Here's a radar loop from the afternoon and evening hours (it's a big file, and may take some time to download). The large yellow boxes are severe thunderstorm watches, the county-sized yellow boxes are severe thunderstorm warnings, the red boxes are tornado warnings, and the green boxes are flash flood warnings.
Storm reports are shown in the map below. The blue/green icons show flooding, the yellow icons show wind damage, and the two red icons show the tornadoes in Perry and LaRue counties.