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April 23, 2011
Tornado near Folsom, KY

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

...TORNADO CONFIRMED NEAR FOLSOM IN GRANT COUNTY KENTUCKY...

LOCATION...FOLSOM IN GRANT COUNTY KENTUCKY
DATE...APRIL 23, 2011
ESTIMATED TIME...2:59 PM EDT
MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING...EF0
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...70-75 MPH
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...25 YARDS
PATH LENGTH...1.2 MILES
BEGINNING LAT/LON...38.7097N/84.7487W
ENDING LAT/LON...38.7118N/84.7278W
* 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 NEAR FOLSOM IN GRANT COUNTY KENTUCKY ON APRIL 23, 2011.

THE TORNADO DESTROYED A GARAGE ON FOLSOM-JONESVILLE ROAD, DAMAGED
A TRAILER AND ANOTHER NEARBY HOUSE. WHEN IT CROSSED WARSAW ROAD TO
THE EAST, IT DESTROYED A BARN. NUMEROUS TREES WERE BLOWN DOWN
ALONG ITS PATH.

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.

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KH/JF


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