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February 28, 2011

NWS Confirms More Tornadoes... Including Jefferson County

The NWS has been doing a great job of surveying damage today. They have now confirmed multiple tornadoes for the area including a powerful EF-3 tornado in Eminence Kentucky. Here is the latest per the NWS.

 

NWS Storm Surveys Confirm Tornados in Dubois, Clark, Jefferson KY, and Henry Counties

 
 
...PRELIMINARY NWS STORM SURVEY CONFIRMS EF2 TORNADO 
IN DUBOIS COUNTY...


A NWS STORM SURVEY IN DUBOIS COUNTY INDIANA HAS CONFIRMED AN EF2
TORNADO WITH ESTIMATED WINDS OF 120 MPH. THE MOST SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE
WITH THIS TORNADO IS IN CELESTINE NEAR OFF OF ELLSWORTH ROAD. DAMAGE
INCLUDES ROOFS BLOW OFF TWO HOMES WITH THE WALLS COLLAPSED IN ONE
HOME. IN ADDITION A DOUBLE WIDE TRAILER WAS BLOWN OFF ITS FOUNDATION
AND A RV WAS TOSSED ACROSS THE ROAD. ONE MINOR INJURY WAS REPORTED.

THIS INFORMATION IS PRELIMINARY AT THIS TIME AND MAY CHANGE IN THE
FUTURE. PLEASE CHECK BACK FOR A FINAL REPORT ON THIS TORNADO.
...NWS STORM SURVEY CONFIRMS EF-3 TORNADO 
IN HENRY COUNTY...

--DAMAGE TYPE: TORNADO

--BEGIN TIME: 04:59 AM EST
--END TIME: 05:01 AM EST
--BEGIN POINT: 1.5 MILES SE EMINENCE
--END POINT: 3 MILES E EMINENCE

--EF SCALE: EF-3
--WIND SPEED: 135 - 140 MPH
--PATH LENGTH: 2.3 MILES
--PATH WIDTH: 150 YARDS


NARRATIVE: A NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE STORM DAMAGE SURVEY CONFIRMED
AN EF-3 TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN IN HENRY COUNTY KENTUCKY DURING THE
EARLY MORNING HOURS OF FEBRUARY 28 2011.

THE TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN JUST TO THE SOUTHWEST OF KY 1899 (MULBERRY
PIKE)...1.5 MILES SOUTHEAST OF EMINENCE KY. IT THEN CROSSED INTO THE
SPRINGHILL ESTATES SUBDIVISION. TWO HOMES WERE DESTROYED IN THIS
SUBDIVISION ALONG WITH 3 OTHER OUTBUILDINGS. TREES WERE ALSO
UPROOTED AND SNAPPED. THE TORNADO WAS RATED AN EF-3 IN THIS LOCATION
WITH A PATH WIDTH OF 150 YARDS AND WIND SPEEDS OF 135-140 MPH.

THE TORNADO WEAKENED AS IT TRAVELED NORTHEAST ACROSS KY 1359. IN
THIS AREA 15 POWER POLES WERE BLOWN DOWN ALONG THE HIGHWAY. ONE BARN
WAS DESTROYED AND ANOTHER HAD THE ROOF BLOWN OFF.

THE TORNADO CONTINUED ACROSS KY 22 WHERE TREES WERE BLOWN DOWN AND
ONE OUTBUILDING WAS DAMAGED. THE TORNADO LIFTED NEAR DRENNON CREEK.
THE PATH WIDTH WAS 60 YARDS WIDE WHEN THE TORNADO LIFTED.
...NWS STORM SURVEY CONFIRMS EF-1 TORNADO FROM 
CLARK COUNTY INDIANA TO JEFFERSON COUNTY KENTUCKY...

--DAMAGE TYPE: TORNADO
--BEGIN TIME: 04:29 AM EST
--END TIME: 04:31 AM EST
--BEGIN POINT: 1.75 MILES W UTICA INDIANA
--END POINT: 1 MILE WSW PROSPECT KY
--EF SCALE: EF-1
--WIND SPEED: 95-100 MPH
--PATH LENGTH: 3 MILES
--PATH WIDTH: 100 YARDS


NARRATIVE: A NWS STORM SURVEY CONFIRMED A TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN IN
CLARK COUNTY INDIANA WEST OF UTICA. THIS TORNADO CONTINUED ACROSS
THE RIVER INTO JEFFERSON COUNTY KENTUCKY WHERE IT LIFTED WEST OF US
42.

THE TORNADO INITIALLY TOUCHED DOWN IN CLARK COUNTY INDIANA NEAR
CENTENNIAL BLVD APPROXIMATELY 1.75 MILES WEST OF UTICA. THE PATH
CONTINUED ALONG A LINE THROUGH UTICA. LARGE HARDWOOD TREES WERE
UPROOTED ALONG THIS PATH. A HOUSE ON MIDDLE ROAD HAD A TIN ROOF
BLOWN OFF AND THROWN 200 YARDS. A COUPLE OF GARAGE DOORS WERE ALSO
DENTED IN. WINDS ALONG THIS SECTION OF THE TORNADO WERE ESTIMATED TO
BE 85 MPH...EF-0...WITH A PATH WIDTH OF 100 YARDS.

THE TORNADO CROSSED THE RIVER AND MOVED INTO THE HARROD`S CREEK
AREA. THE TORNADO THEN LIFTED WEST OF US 42. NUMEROUS LARGE HARDWOOD
TREES WERE SNAPPED IN HALF. ADDITIONALLY A SECTION OF A ROOF WAS
BLOWN OFF A HOUSE. WINDS WERE ESTIMATED TO BE 100 MPH...EF-1...WITH
A PATH WIDTH OF 100 YARDS.
For more info on these storms, you can vist the NWS site on the site on the
tornadoes here:
http://www.crh.noaa.gov/news/display_cmsstory.php?wfo=lmk&storyid=64658&source=0

Tornado Confirmed in DuBois County, Indiana

The National Weather Service has given some confirmation as to the series of events that occurred in DuBois County, Indiana this morning. Here is their survey info:

 

...PRELIMINARY NWS STORM SURVEY CONFIRMS EF2 TORNADO IN DUBOIS
COUNTY...

A NWS STORM SURVEY IN DUBOIS COUNTY INDIANA HAS CONFIRMED AN EF2
TORNADO WITH ESTIMATED WINDS OF 120 MPH. THE MOST SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE
WITH THIS TORNADO IS IN CELESTINE NEAR OFF OF ELLSWORTH ROAD. DAMAGE
INCLUDES ROOFS BLOW OFF TWO HOMES WITH THE WALLS COLLAPSED IN ONE
HOME. IN ADDITION A DOUBLE WIDE TRAILER WAS BLOWN OFF ITS FOUNDATION
AND A RV WAS TOSSED ACROSS THE ROAD. ONE MINOR INJURY WAS REPORTED.

THIS INFORMATION IS PRELIMINARY AT THIS TIME AND MAY CHANGE IN THE
FUTURE. PLEASE CHECK BACK FOR A FINAL REPORT ON THIS TORNADO.

Damage Surveys...

The National Weather Service will be sending out teams today to determine whether straight line winds or tornadoes that did the damage across our area. DuBois County, IN and Henry County, KY seem to have sustained the greatest damage. Some homes were completely flattened in Henry County, KY which appears to be hit the hardest. Here are some of the highlights from the overnight storms.

 

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According the the NWS, they will be out in the field to assess storm damage from the following counties in Indiana:

DuBois County

Clark

 

In Kentucky:

 

Jefferson County

Oldham County

Henry County

 

I will update later this afternoon with their findings.

 

To find out if the storms are done for the day, please check the previous blog entry.

 

http://fox41blogs.typepad.com/weinbergs-weather-blog/2011/02/are-we-done-with-severe-weather-for-today.html