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Public Information Statement...Updated Storm Summary Section 
National Weather Service Louisville KY 
345 PM EDT Sat Jul 21 2018


...NWS Damage Survey for 07/20/2018 Tornado Event…    	

.Harrison County, IN Tornado…        						

EF Scale Rating:           EF-1
Estimated Peak Wind:       105 mph
Path Length/Statue/:       6 miles
Path Width/Maximum/:       250 yards
Fatalities:                0	
Injuries:                  0

Start Date:                07/20/2018
Start Time:                2:04 PM EST
Start Location:            4 miles south of Corydon, IN
Start Lat/Lon:             38.1531 / -86.1449		

End Date:                  07/20/2018
End Time:                  2:20 PM EST
End Location:              1 mile southeast of New Middletown, IN			
End Lat/Lon:               38.1571 / -86.0369

Survey Summary:

The National Weather Service in conjunction with Harrison County EMA 
conducted a storm survey around the New Middletown area where the 
supercell went through on Friday. A tornado was confirmed of EF1 
scale with a maximum wind speed of 105 mph. The tornado first touched 
down along Justin's Trail in the Southwind Estates subdivision. 
There was significant tree damage along Pleasure Ridge Road where a 
large tree fell on a garage. Farther east along Pleasure Ridge Road, 
several small funnels from the main funnel did extensive damage. A 
2X8 impaled a concrete grain silo. At least four big barns received 
extensive damage, including a turkey barn. Further east, several 
funnels congealed into one main tornado doing extensive damage to 
hardwood trees and significant roof damage to several homes. Along 
South Pleasant Road, one home had mud spatter on the back east side 
of the house where several pieces of wood were impaled in the 
ground. At that property, a pole barn was completely destroyed and 
thrown in different directions. A truck and horse trailer was moved 
and twisted 50 feet. The wind speeds in this area were the strongest 
at 105mph and the maximum width was 250 yards.

At the end of Sarabeth Way, there was extensive hardwood tree damage 
which included uprooted, twisted, and mangled trees. This included 
several healthy hickory trees which were snapped. Further east on 
Sinker Road, there was an impressive cyclonic crop damage across a 
corn field with corn laying in every direction. On Simler Road, 
there was consistent snapped tree damage and we observed a camper 
that had been tossed and flipped over and several barns received 
extensive damage. During the final stages of the tornado, it struck 
homes along Peyton Road flipping over single wide trailers, lifting 
the roof of a barn, and doing extensive tree damage. Parts of the 
barn, including insulation and sheet metal, were thrown into the 
trees.

Thanks to Greg Reas and Tony Combs of Harrison County Emergency 
Management for their assistance with this survey.

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.

For the latest updates, please visit our webpage at 
weather.gov/louisville.

You can follow us on Facebook at NWSLouisville.

You can follow us on Twitter at @NWSLouisville.

$$

JDG

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Public Information Statement 
National Weather Service Louisville KY 
345 PM EDT Sat Jul 21 2018


...NWS Damage Survey for 07/20/2018 Tornado Event…    	

.Harrison  Tornado…        						

EF Scale Rating:           EF-1
Estimated Peak Wind:       105 mph
Path Length/Statue/:       6 miles
Path Width/Maximum/:       250 yards
Fatalities:                0	
Injuries:                  0

Start Date:                07/20/2018
Start Time:                2:04 PM EST
Start Location:            4 miles south of Corydon, IN
Start Lat/Lon:             38.1531 / -86.1449		

End Date:                  07/20/2018
End Time:                  2:20 PM EST
End Location:              1 mile southeast of New Middletown, IN			
End Lat/Lon:               38.1571 / -86.0369

Survey Summary:

The National Weather Service in conjunction with Harrison County EMA 
conducted a storm survey around the New Middletown area where the 
supercell went through on Friday. A tornado was confirmed of EF1 
scale with a maximum wind speed of 105 mph. The tornado first touched 
down along Justin's Trail in the Southwind Estates subdivision. 
There was significant tree damage along Pleasure Ridge Road where a 
large tree fell on a garage. Farther east along Pleasure Ridge Road, 
several small funnels from the main funnel did extensive damage. A 
2X8 impaled a concrete grain silo. At least four big barns received 
extensive damage, including a turkey barn. Further east, several 
funnels congealed into one main tornado doing extensive damage to 
hardwood trees and significant roof damage to several homes. Along 
South Pleasant Road, one home had mud spatter on the back east side 
of the house where several pieces of wood were impaled in the 
ground. At that property, a pole barn was completely destroyed and 
thrown in different directions. A truck and horse trailer was moved 
and twisted 50 feet. The wind speeds in this area were the strongest 
at 105mph and the maximum width was 250 yards.

At the end of Sarabeth Way, there was extensive hardwood tree damage 
which included uprooted, twisted, and mangled trees. This included 
several healthy hickory trees which were snapped. Further east on 
Sinker Road, there was an impressive cyclonic crop damage across a 
corn field with corn laying in every direction. On Simler Road, 
there was consistent snapped tree damage and we observed a camper 
that had been tossed and flipped over and several barns received 
extensive damage. During the final stages of the tornado, it struck 
homes along Peyton Road flipping over single wide trailers, lifting 
the roof of a barn, and doing extensive tree damage. Parts of the 
barn, including insulation and sheet metal, were thrown into the 
trees.

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.

For the latest updates, please visit our webpage at 
weather.gov/louisville.

You can follow us on Facebook at NWSLouisville.

You can follow us on Twitter at @NWSLouisville.

$$

JDG