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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PADUCAH, KY  
437 PM CST WED JAN 15 2020  
 
...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR THE JANUARY 11, 2020, CALDWELL/NORTHERN  
CHRISTIAN COUNTY, KY TORNADO EVENT...  
   
OVERVIEW
 
A NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DAMAGE SURVEY FOUND THREE  
EF-1 TORNADOES OCCURRED ACROSS SOUTHERN CALDWELL AND NORTHERN  
CHRISTIAN COUNTIES IN WESTERN KENTUCKY. TWO OF THE TORNADOES  
IMPACTED THE PENNYRILE FOREST STATE RESORT PARK IN NORTHERN  
CHRISTIAN COUNTY, PRODUCING WIDESPREAD TREE DAMAGE.  
   
TORNADO #1
 
 
RATING: EF-1  
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 100 MPH  
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 10.0 MILES  
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 250 YARDS  
FATALITIES: ZERO  
INJURIES: ZERO  
 
START DATE: 1/11/2020  
START TIME: 7:05 AM CST  
START LOCATION: 7 MILES WNW OF CERULEAN, KY  
 
END DATE: 1/11/2020  
END TIME: 7:19 AM CST  
END LOCATION: 5 MILES NNE OF CERULEAN, KY  
 
SURVEY_SUMMARY: AT LEAST A HALF DOZEN BARNS OR OUTBUILDINGS DAMAGED  
OR DESTROYED. FOUR WOODEN HIGH TENSION POWER POLES TAKEN DOWN AND  
AT LEAST DOZENS OF TREES SNAPPED OR UPROOTED.  
   
TORNADO #2
 
 
RATING: EF-1  
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 95 MPH  
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 7.66 MILES  
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 175 YARDS  
FATALITIES: ZERO  
INJURIES: ZERO  
 
START DATE: 1/11/2020  
START TIME: 7:12 AM CST  
START LOCATION: 7 MILES SE OF PRINCETON, KY  
 
END DATE: 1/11/2020  
END TIME: 7:20 AM CST  
END LOCATION: 7 MILES SSE OF DAWSON SPRINGS, KY  
 
SURVEY_SUMMARY: THE TORNADO LEFT HUNDREDS OF TREES UPROOTED OR SNAPPED.  
   
TORNADO #3
 
 
RATING: EF-1  
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 95 MPH  
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 3.27 MILES  
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 200 YARDS  
FATALITIES: ZERO  
INJURIES: ZERO  
 
START DATE: 1/11/2020  
START TIME: 7:19 AM CST  
START LOCATION: 2 MILES N OF HAWKINS, KY  
 
END DATE: 1/11/2020  
END TIME: 7:23 AM CST  
END LOCATION: 6.9 MILES SE OF DAWSON SPRINGS, KY  
 
SURVEY_SUMMARY: A FEW BARNS WERE DAMAGED OR BLOWN DOWN. A  
COUPLE HOUSES SUSTAINED LOSS OF SHINGLES AND FACIA. AT  
LEAST DOZENS OF TREES WERE UPROOTED OR SNAPPED.  
 
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 EVENTS AND PUBLICATION IN  
NWS STORM DATA.  
 

 
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