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March 2, 2012
Tornado near Berlin, KY

National Weather Service Product Timeline:
PDS Tornado Watch #58 issued at 105 PM EST.
Special Weather Statement issued at 304 PM EST.
Tornado Warning issued at 430 EST.
-- Follow Up issued at 437 EST.
-- Follow Up issued at 446 EST.
-- Follow Up issued at 454 EST.
Tornado Warning issued at 508 EST.
-- Follow Up issued at 524 EST.
-- Follow Up issued at 535 EST.

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILMINGTON OH
956 AM EST TUE MAR 6 2012

...TORNADO CONFIRMED NEAR BERLIN IN BRACKEN COUNTY KENTUCKY...

LOCATION...BERLIN IN BRACKEN COUNTY KENTUCKY
DATE...MARCH 2 2012
ESTIMATED TIME...502 PM EST 
MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING...EF0 ESTIMATED
MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...85 MPH MAXIMUM 
PATH WIDTH...50 YARDS PATH
LENGTH...ONE TENTH OF A MILE 
BEGINNING LAT/LON...38.693N /-84.170W
ENDING LAT/LON...38.694N / -84.168W
* FATALITIES...NONE
* INJURIES...NONE

* 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 BERLIN IN BRACKEN COUNTY KENTUCKY ON MARCH 2 2012.

A DAMAGE SURVEY PERFORMED ON MONDAY MARCH 5TH CONFIRMED AT LEAST ONE
BRIEF...WEAK TORNADO IN BRACKEN COUNTY. THE TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN
INITIALLY NEAR HALEY RIDGE ROAD AND LIFTED BEFORE CROSSING WILLOW 
LENNOXBURG ROAD.

DAMAGE CONSISTED OF A DESTROYED GARAGE...SNAPPED POWER LINE POLE...
AND HEAVY DAMAGE TO A BARN. SEVERAL TWO BY FOURS FROM THE BARN WERE DRIVEN
ONE TO TWO FEET INTO THE GROUND. AT THE END OF THE PATH THE DAMAGE 
CONSISTED OF NUMEROUS MEDIUM SIZED TREES SNAPPED. THE DAMAGE ASSOCIATED
WITH THE BARN SHOWED EVIDENCE OF ROTATION.

ALSO...THERE WERE NUMEROUS OBSERVATIONS OF MINOR TREE AND ROOF DAMAGE 
BETWEEN POWERSVILLE AND GERMANTOWN. THIS DAMAGE WAS CLASSIFIED AS STRAIGHT
LINE WIND DAMAGE WITH ESTIMATED WIND SPEEDS OF 60 MPH TO 70 MPH.

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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