EF-1 Tornado Confirmed in Butler County Kentucky...Updated

The National Weather Service has concluded its survey of EF-1 tornado damage in Butler County Kentucky. The finalized information is below. A map of the damage path, along with pictures and descriptions will be added as soon as possible.

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LOUISVILLE KY
337 PM EST Mon Nov 18 2013

...Damage Report...

Damage Type: Tornado

Date: Nov 17 2013
Begin Time: 04:10 PM CST
End Time: 04:16 PM CST

Begin Point: 1 mile West of Huntsville, KY
End Point: 4 mile East of Huntsville, KY

EF Scale: EF-1
Wind Speed: 105 MPH

Path Length: 5.3 Miles
Path Width: Max 200 Yards

Injuries: 1
Fatalities: 0

Narrative: A storm damage survey confirmed that an EF-1 tornado with
maximum winds of 105 mph touched down near Huntsville in Butler
County, Kentucky on November 17 2013. The tornado touched down
approximately one mile west of Huntsville on Blaine Road where some
trees were uprooted. The tornado then moved eastward into Huntsville
where a few homes were damaged and trees were snapped along
Huntsville-Quality Road. The tornado then continued east damaging
trees, homes and small outbuildings just north of Silver
City-Huntsville Road. One minor injury occurred in a double wide
home that lost all of its roof and a couple of walls just west of
the intersection of Silver City-Huntsville Road and Panther Creek
Road. Intermittent minor damage then occurred east of this
intersection. Finally, the tornado did a more concentrated area of
damage along Muddy Creek Road where a few more homes and trees were
damaged. The tornado quickly lifted east of this area, 4 miles east
of Huntsville. The tornado reached a maximum path width of 200 yards
three different times along its 5 mile path length.

The National Weather Service wants to thank Butler County Emergency
Management and private meteorologist Landon Hampton for their
assistance with our storm damage assessment.
Additionally...volunteer aviator Leonard Pendley took aerial photos
of the tornado track.

EF Scale: The Enhanced Fujita Scale classifies tornadoes into the
following categories:

EF0...Weak......65 to 85 MPH
EF1...Weak......86 to 110 MPH
EF2...Strong....111 to 135 MPH
EF3...Strong....136 to 165 MPH
EF4...Violent...166 to 200 MPH
EF5...Violent...>200 MPH



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