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Tornadoes confirmed in Bullitt and Warren Counties

by Monty Webb

WHAS11.com

Posted on October 27, 2010 at 11:57 AM

Updated Wednesday, Oct 27 at 9:48 PM

1151 AM TORNADO 4 SW MOUNT WASHINGTON 38.01N 85.60W
10/26/2010                   BULLITT            KY   NWS STORM SURVEY

NWS STORM SURVEY TEAM FOUND EF-0 TORNADO DAMAGE ALONG
BOGARD LANE JUST SOUTH OF HWY 44 BETWEEN SHEPHERDSVILLE AND MT. WASHINGTON (4 miles SW of Mt. Washington).

PATH LENGTH WAS 150 YARDS. PATH WIDTH WAS 75 YARDS.

WELL-CONSTRUCTED CONCRETE WORKSHOP
BUILDING WAS HEAVILY DAMAGED WITH 3-4000 POUND ROOF
BLOWN 45 YARDS AWAY. A 125 POUND CHIMNEY WAS ALSO BLOWN
60 YARDS AWAY. INSULATION WAS FOUND IN TWISTED TREES.
NUMEROUS TREE LIMBS AND BRANCHES DESTROYED.

Map by NWS Louisville

A National Weather Service storm survey team also found that a low-end EF1 tornado with maximum winds of 90 mph struck just southeast of Bowling Green.  The tornado touched down at 11:08am CDT 3.2 miles southeast of Bowling Green, and lifted at 11:11am CDT 4.5 miles east-southeast of Bowling Green.  A tree was uprooted at the beginning of the track.  As the tornado crossed Cemetery Road it damaged a home.  A barn was unroofed near the end of the track.  Damage was intermittent along the path.

Photo by David Roemer (Cemetery Rd.)

Map by NWS Louisville

National Weather Service survey teams also headed to Harrison and Floyd counties in Indiana and Hart, Green, and Spencer counties to possibly confirm more tornado reports from Tuesday's line of severe weather.  We'll have more as the information becomes available.

Here's the EF Tornado Scale...

EF SCALE
EF Rating
3 Second Gust (mph)
0
65-85
1
86-110
2
111-135
3
136-165
4
166-200
5
Over 200
 
The EF scale still is a set of wind estimates (not measurements) based on damage.

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