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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILMINGTON OH
100 PM EDT FRI OCT 10 2014

...TORNADO CONFIRMED NEAR NEW COLUMBUS IN OWEN COUNTY KENTUCKY AND 
CONTINUING INTO NORTHERN SCOTT COUNTY KENTUCKY...

THIS STATEMENT HAS BEEN UPDATED TO MERGE THE FINDINGS OF THE DAMAGE 
SURVEY PERFORMED BY NWS LOUISVILLE IN SCOTT COUNTY WITH THE 
INFORMATION OF THE DAMAGE SURVEY PERFORMED BY NWS WILMINGTON IN OWEN 
COUNTY...AND IDENTIFIES ONE CONTINUOUS TORNADO FROM OWEN INTO SCOTT 
COUNTIES. 

LOCATION...NEAR NEW COLUMBUS IN OWEN COUNTY KENTUCKY INTO SCOTT 
COUNTY NORTH OF SADIEVILLE
DATE...OCTOBER 7 2014
ESTIMATED TIME...339-350 PM EDT. THE TORNADO CROSSED THE OWEN/SCOTT 
COUNTY LINE APPROXIMATELY 345 PM EDT.
MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING...EF1
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...107 MPH
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...150 YARDS
PATH LENGTH...8.6 MILES
BEGINNING LAT/LON...38.4618N / -84.6910W
ENDING LAT/LON...38.4482N / -84.5361W
* FATALITIES...0
* INJURIES...0

* THE INFORMATION IN THIS STATEMENT IS PRELIMINARY AND SUBJECT TO
CHANGE PENDING FINAL REVIEW OF THE EVENT(S) AND PUBLICATION IN NWS
STORM DATA.

...SUMMARY...
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN WILMINGTON OH HAS CONFIRMED A 
TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN NEAR NEW COLUMBUS IN OWEN COUNTY KENTUCKY ON 
OCTOBER 7 2014...AND NWS LOUISVILLE CONFIRMS THIS TORNADO CONTINUED 
ACROSS NORTHERN SCOTT COUNTY IN KENTUCKY. 

IN OWEN COUNTY...THE NWS WILMINGTON OHIO SURVEY REVEALED A WEAK 
TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN WEST OF KENTUCKY STATE ROUTE 1883 WITH DAMAGE 
TO SOME TREES. MORE TREE DAMAGE WAS FOUND ALONG PAYNES RUN ROAD...IN 
ADDITION TO AN OUTBUILDING THAT WAS DESTROYED WITH DEBRIS LOFTED 
INTO AN ADJACENT VALLEY. WHERE PAYNES RUN ROAD INTERSECTS WITH NEW 
COLUMBUS ROAD...SEVERAL HOMES SUSTAINED MINOR ROOF DAMAGE WITH 
WINDOWS BLOWN OUT...AS WELL AS SIGNIFICANT TREE DAMAGE. THE TORNADO 
CONTINUED ALONG NEW COLUMBUS ROAD WHERE A PORCH WAS LIFTED FROM A 
HOME /WITH ITS FINAL RESTING PLACE STILL UNKNOWN/ AND ROOF DAMAGE TO 
THE HOME ITSELF. FROM HERE THE TORNADO DAMAGE BECAME INTERMITTENT 
ALONG THE SOUTH SIDE OF NEW COLUMBUS ROAD AND DUDLEY PIKE...WITH 
INSTANCES OF TREE DAMAGE...OUTBUILDINGS DESTROYED AND MINOR ROOF 
DAMAGE TO SEVERAL HOMES. THE LAST INSTANCES OF TORNADO DAMAGE IN 
OWEN COUNTY WERE FOUND ALONG PORTIONS OF LEANING OAK ROAD WHERE 
DAMAGE CONSISTED OF PEELED BACK ROOFING MATERIAL ON BARNS...MANY 
TREES SNAPPED OR UPROOTED...AND ROOF DAMAGE TO HOMES. IN OWEN 
COUNTY...THE DAMAGE SUPPORTS AN ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED OF 80 
/EF0/ MPH WHERE HOMES SUSTAINED ROOF DAMAGE...THE PORCH WAS 
REMOVED...AND HARDWOOD TREES WERE SNAPPED OR UPROOTED.

ACCORDING TO THE SURVEY FROM NWS LOUISVILLE...THE STORM QUICKLY 
CROSSED INTO SCOTT COUNTY AND STRUCK NORTH RAYS FORK ROAD WHERE IT 
SNAPPED AND UPROOTED TREES. MOVING TO THE EAST-SOUTHEAST...TREE 
DAMAGE WAS FOUND ALONG SOUTH RAYS FORK ROAD EAST OF STONEWALL. THE 
TORNADO LIFTED JUST WEST OF THE HARRISON COUNTY LINE. THE ONLY 
STRUCTURAL DAMAGE ALONG THE PATH WAS TO A HOME NEAR THE TOP OF A 
SMALL HILL CLOSE TO THE END OF THE PATH. THE PORCH ROOF WAS RIPPED 
FROM THE HOME AND THROWN OVER THE BUILDING...WITH SIGNIFICANT ROOF 
DAMAGE. ALSO...AN ABOVE GROUND POOL WAS DESTROYED. THE DAMAGE IN 
SCOTT COUNTY SUPPORTS AN ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED OF 107 MPH 
/EF1/.

INFORMATION ON THE OWEN COUNTY PORTION OF THE TORNADO TRACK CAN ALSO 
BE FOUND ON OUR WEBSITE AT WEATHER.GOV/ILN.

MORE INFORMATION ON THE SCOTT COUNTY PORTION OF THE TORNADO TRACK 
CAN BE FOUND AT WEATHER.GOV/LMK

FOR REFERENCE...THE ENHANCED FUJITA SCALE CLASSIFIES TORNADOES INTO
THE FOLLOWING CATEGORIES:

EF0...WIND SPEEDS 65 TO 85 MPH.
EF1...WIND SPEEDS 86 TO 110 MPH.
EF2...WIND SPEEDS 111 TO 135 MPH.
EF3...WIND SPEEDS 136 TO 165 MPH.
EF4...WIND SPEEDS 166 TO 200 MPH.
EF5...WIND SPEEDS GREATER THAN 200 MPH.

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SHOBE/BINAU/NWS LOUISVILLE






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