Bourbon County EF1 Tornado December 21, 2013

December 21, 2013 Bourbon County EF1

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 Begin Time: 11:41 PM EST
End Time: 11:45 PM EST

Begin Point: 5.3 miles west of Millersburg
End Point: 2.2 miles north of Millersburg

EF Scale: 1
Wind Speed: Up to 95 mph

Path Length: 4.8 miles
Path Width: Up to 125 yards

Injuries: 0
Fatalities: 0

Narrative: The NWS storm survey team found many areas of straight line wind damage across northern Bourbon County, and one specific tornado path within the straight line wind damage.  There were many barns damaged or destroyed, power lines and poles down or snapped, and many softwood and hardwood trees snapped, twisted, and uprooted.  Several homes and outbuildings had roof damage.

The most concentrated damage was along Colville Road, down Endicott Lane, and over to the Steele Ford Road area.  In this area, several large barns, garages, and outbuildings were either destroyed or sustained significant damage, with debris thrown to the north, northeast, and east.  In addition, some well anchored solid footers from a garage and barn at 201 Endicott Lane were lifted up and thrown 75 yards.  Several residents reported a loud roar, their ears popped, and there was zero visibility in torrential rain when the storm struck.

The National Weather Service thanks the Bourbon County Road Department for their assistance with our storm damage assessment.

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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