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Public Information Statement 
National Weather Service Louisville KY 
426 PM EDT Tue Jul 24 2018

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

.Washington County Tornado…        						

EF Scale Rating:           EF-0
Estimated Peak Wind:       80 mph
Path Length/Statue/:       1.1 miles
Path Width/Maximum/:       75 yards
Fatalities:                0	
Injuries:                  0

Start Date:                07/20/2018
Start Time:                2:03 PM EDT
Start Location:            1.9 miles NNW of Salem, IN
Start Lat/Lon:             38.6334 / -86.1105		

End Date:                  07/20/2018
End Time:                  2:05 PM EDT
End Location:              2.8 miles NNE of Salem, IN			
End Lat/Lon:               38.6459 / -86.0973 

Survey Summary:

This very small, skipping tornado did its damage primarily on 
hilltops between Sparks Ferry Road and the intersection of State 
Road 135 and Lewellen Road.   A few tree limbs and a small fence 
were downed near Sparks Ferry Road before it moved northeast over a 
large wooded area and open farmland. The next damage was 
concentrated about a quarter of a miles south of Water Tower Road, 
just west of Highway 135.  Here the tornado tore multiple metal roof 
panels off a barn, blew the southward-facing overhead doors of a 
garage in, and tore the entrance door off the garage out on the west 
side.  The attached home sustained considerable siding and room 
damage. A small play shed on the west side of the home was 
destroyed, with the debris blown to the west-northwest.  Debris from 
the barn and home were scattered in a narrow path through row crops 
up to a third of a mile to the northeast, where a resident witnessed 
large sheets of roofing and siding fall into a hay field on the 
north side of Lewellen Road.  A corn field on the south side of 
Lewellen Road showed cyclonic rotation in a narrow path of flattened 
corn. The NWS thanks Washington County EM Director Desi Alexander 
for her 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.

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.

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JBS

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Public Information Statement 
National Weather Service Louisville KY 
426 PM EDT Tue Jul 24 2018

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

.Washington County Tornado…        						

EF Scale Rating:           EF-0
Estimated Peak Wind:       80 mph
Path Length/Statue/:       1.1 miles
Path Width/Maximum/:       75 yards
Fatalities:                0	
Injuries:                  0

Start Date:                07/20/2018
Start Time:                2:03 PM EST
Start Location:            1.9 miles NNW of Salem, KY
Start Lat/Lon:             38.6334 / -86.1105		

End Date:                  07/20/2018
End Time:                  2:05 PM EST
End Location:              2.8 miles NNE of Salem, IN			
End Lat/Lon:               38.6459 / -86.0973 

Survey Summary:

This very small, skipping tornado did its damage primarily on 
hilltops between Sparks Ferry Road and the intersection of State 
Road 135 and Lewellen Road.   A few tree limbs and a small fence 
were downed near Sparks Ferry Road before it moved northeast over a 
large wooded area and open farmland. The next damage was 
concentrated about a quarter of a miles south of Water Tower Road, 
just west of Highway 135.  Here the tornado tore multiple metal roof 
panels off a barn, blew the southward-facing overhead doors of a 
garage in, and tore the entrance door off the garage out on the west 
side.  The attached home sustained considerable siding and room 
damage. A small play shed on the west side of the home was 
destroyed, with the debris blown to the west-northwest.  Debris from 
the barn and home were scattered in a narrow path through row crops 
up to a third of a mile to the northeast, where a resident witnessed 
large sheets of roofing and siding fall into a hay field on the 
north side of Lewellen Road.  A corn field on the south side of 
Lewellen Road showed cyclonic rotation in a narrow path of flattened 
corn. The NWS thanks Washington County EM Director Desi Alexander 
for her 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.

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.

$$

JBS