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Public Information Statement...Updated to Correct Time Zone
National Weather Service Louisville KY 
815 PM EDT Sat Jul 21 2018

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

.Metcalfe County Tornado…        						

EF Scale Rating:           EF-0
Estimated Peak Wind:       80-85 mph 
Path Length/Statute/:      2.1 miles 
Path Width/Maximum/:       60 yards 
Fatalities:                0	
Injuries:                  0

Start Date:                07/20/2018 
Start Time:                6:03 PM CDT 
Start Location:            1.4 miles SE of Edmonton 
Start Lat/Lon:             36.9624 /  -85.5933		

End Date:                  07/20/2018
End Time:                  6:05 PM CDT
End Location:              3.1 miles ESE of Edmonton			
End Lat/Lon:               36.9704 /  -85.5570

Survey Summary:

This short-lived spin-up tornado occurred as a northeast-moving 
storm interacted with outflow winds from a southeastward-moving 
storm in eastern Metcalfe County. The first damage occurred along 
Subtle Road, where a carport was overturned and a large part of a 
metal outbuilding’s roof torn off, in addition to snapping numerous 
trees.  The tornado then moved east-northeast at tree-top level over 
wooded areas and farm fields, doing its next major damage a mile 
away, where it pushed a double-wide mobile home to the northwest off 
its blocks, breaking windows, and ripping off shingles from the 
roof. The tornado continued on for another mile, causing occasional 
tree damage, and dropping debris before lifting near the east end of 
Groce Road, where it peeled roofing material from a metal out 
building.  The NWS thanks Metcalfe County Emergency Management for 
their assistance in 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.

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JBS