341  
NOUS43 KPAH 222153  
PNSPAH  
ILZ075>078-080>094-INZ081-082-085>088-KYZ001>022-MOZ076-086-087-  
100-107>112-114-231000-  
 
PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PADUCAH, KY  
353 PM CST WED NOV 22 2017  
   
..NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 11/18/2017 TODD COUNTY TORNADO EVENT
 
 
   
ELKTON KENTUCKY TORNADO
 
 
RATING: EF-0  
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 85 MPH  
PATH LENGTH: 0.75 MILES  
PATH WIDTH:300 YARDS  
FATALITIES: 0  
INJURIES: 0  
 
START DATE: NOV 18 2017  
START TIME:336 PM CST  
START LOCATION: 6 MILES NORTHWEST OF ELKTON, KENTUCKY  
 
END DATE: NOV 18 2017  
END TIME: 337 PM CST  
END LOCATION: 6 MILES NORTH/NORTHWEST OF ELKTON, KENTUCKY  
 
SUMMARY: 4 HOUSES HAD MORE THAN 20% OF THEIR SHINGLES BLOWN OFF.  
THE TORNADO LIFTED A WELL BUILT PORCH. A BRICK FOUNDATION WAS BLOWN  
OUT AND INSULATION WAS BLOWN WEST IN THE STORMS WAKE. A GRAIN BIN  
WAS DESTROYED AND BLOWN 30 YARDS INTO A FIELD. A BARN WAS  
DESTROYED AND ONE OF THE WALLS WAS BLOWN OUT OF A BUILDING. THE  
TORNADO ALSO BLEW STORM DRAINS AND SHUTTERS OFF OF A RESIDENCE.  
NUMEROUS TREES WERE BROKEN OFF. YARD FURNITURE WAS BLOWN NORTHWEST  
OF TORNADO TRACK. SEVERAL WINDOWS WERE BROKEN IN A HOME AS WELL.  
 
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.  
 

 
 
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