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April 23, 2011
Tornado near Dry Ridge and Knoxville, KY

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILMINGTON OH
600 PM EDT MON APR 25 2011

...TORNADO CONFIRMED NEAR DRY RIDGE IN GRANT COUNTY KENTUCKY...CROSSING
INTO PENDLETON COUNTY KENTUCKY NEAR AND EAST OF KNOXVILLE...

LOCATION...3 MILES EAST NORTHEAST OF DRY RIDGE IN GRANT COUNTY
KENTUCKY...CROSSING INTO PENDLETON COUNTY KENTUCKY
DATE...APRIL 23, 2011
ESTIMATED TIME...3:10 PM EDT UNTIL 3:15 PM EDT
MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING...EF1
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...90 MPH
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...50 YARDS
PATH LENGTH...4.4 MILES
BEGINNING LAT/LON...38.6985N/84.5393W
ENDING LAT/LON...38.7159N/84.4631W
* 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 EAST OF DRY RIDGE IN GRANT COUNTY KENTUCKY...CROSSING INTO
PENDLETON COUNTY KENTUCKY AND ENDING EAST OF KNOXVILLE ON APRIL
23, 2011.

SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE TO A WELL CONSTRUCTED BARN OCCURRED ON
GREENVILLE ROAD ALONG WITH NUMEROUS TREES BLOWN DOWN. THE TORNADO
TRACKED EASTWARD AND CONTINUED TO FELL TREES. THE NEXT NOTABLE
DAMAGE OCCURRED A MILE EAST OF KNOXVILLE ON ROUTE 467 WHERE MORE
TREES WERE UPROOTED. DAMAGE CONTINUED TO BE SPORADICALLY FOUND
ALONG THE ROUTE UNTIL AFTER IT HAD CROSSED THE INTERSECTION OF 467
AND FOGLE ROAD.

THIS INFORMATION CAN ALSO BE FOUND ON OUR WEBSITE AT
WEATHER.GOV/ILN.

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.

&&

KH/JF


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