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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LOUISVILLE KY
0345 PM EDT Wed Apr 08 2015

...NWS Preliminary Damage Survey for 04/07/15 Madison County
Tornadoes...

.Two tornadoes touched down in Madison County...

Tornado 1:

EF Scale Rating:           EF-0
Estimated Peak Wind:       80-85 MPH
Path Length        :       0.6 miles
Path Width/Maximum :       35 yards
Fatalities:                0
Injuries:                  0

Start Date:                Tue, April 7, 2015
Start Time:                06:57 PM EDT
Start Location:            About 5 miles south of Richmond along
                           Jessica Circle

End Date:                  Tue April 7, 2015
End Times:                 06:58 PM EDT
End Location:              Just before Cherokee Lane about 5 miles
                           south of Richmond

Survey Summary:
The tornado first touched down near a ravine just northwest of
Jessica Circle where it snapped a few trees. It then moved
southeast, destroying two outbuildings. One of the outbuildings was
fully packed, weighing several thousand pounds, and another larger
outbuilding was pushed off its foundation. The tornado also did some
damage to the roof and shingles of a residence at 326 Jessica
Circle. The tornado then continued on an intermittent path to the
southeast where it did some additional roof damage to another home
and snapped several other trees. The tornado lifted just west of
Cherokee Lane.

Tornado 2:

EF Scale Rating:           EF-1
Estimated Peak Wind:       90-95 MPH
Path Length        :       2.0 miles
Path Width/Maximum :       215 yards
Fatalities:                0
Injuries:                  0

Start Date:                Tue, April 7, 2015
Start Time:                07:03 PM EDT
Start Location:            Just southeast of the Blue Grass Army
                           Depot at 1235 Crooksville Road or Highway 499

End Date:                  Tue April 7, 2015
End Times:                 07:06 PM EDT
End Location:              2 miles ESE of the Blue Grass Army Depot
                           along Walter Lakes Road

Survey Summary:
The tornado first touched down on a farm at 1235 Crooksville Road
where it snapped and uprooted several trees, spreading them in
several directions. It then continued southeast across Gumbottom
Road, where a large oak tree was uprooted. Sporadic tree damage
continued southeast towards Walter Lakes Road. Just before the
tornado lifted, it did minor shingle and porch damage to a residence
along Walter Lakes Road.

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

Note: The information in this statement is preliminary and subject to
change pending final review of the event and publication in NWS
storm data.

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The National Weather Service would like to thank Bo Tate with
Madison County Fire, and Carl Richards with Madison County Emergency
Management for their help in conducting this survey.

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KJD




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