Confirmed EF-1 Tornado Touch Down Near Utica, KY on March 31st.

The National Weather Service has completed a damage survey for the damage reported on West Marksberry Road and Hwy 431 on the afternoon of March 31, 2016. The NWS confirms an EF-1 touched down 3.5 miles NW of Utica, KY and lifted 3 miles NE of Utica, KY. WIth an estimated wind peak of 100 mph and a with of 250 yards. The tornado traveled 3 miles with no reports of injuries or fatalities. The NWS stated the tornado started near the northwest intersection of West Marksberry Road and Hwy 431 and continued east for approximately 3 miles along East Marksberry Road, destroying a mobile home and 2 barns and uprooting or snapping a few dozen trees.


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*

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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