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3 Confirmed Tornadoes in Kentuckiana

by Monty Webb

WHAS11.com

Posted on February 28, 2011 at 9:47 PM

Updated Monday, Feb 28 at 9:59 PM

A very strong and fast moving cold front raced through Kentuckiana early this morning producing Severe Thunderstorms with damaging winds and at least three Tornadoes.  Here's the Storm Survey Reports from NWS.

Preliminary NWS Storm Survey Confirms EF-2 Tornados in Dubois County, IN

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.

Below is a radar image of the storm that produced this tornado this morning.

NWS Storm Survey Confirms EF-3 Tornado in Henry County, KY


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.
Below is a radar image of the storm that produced this tornado this morning.

 


NWS Storm Survey Confirms EF-1 Tornado from Clark County, IN to Jefferson County,KY
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.
 

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