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NWS Confirms Two Tornadoes, EF-0 & EF-1, Touched Down in Daviess County Wednesday, April 27, 2016

NWS Confirms Two Tornadoes, EF-0 & EF-1, Touched Down in Daviess County Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Bill Stephens

April 29th, 2016

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The National Weather Service storm assessment team has confirmed two tornadoes, an EF-0 and an EF-1, touched down Wednesday evening in Daviess County near Owensboro.

According to the preliminary report, the EF-0 tornado with peak winds of 80 mph touched down around 6:22 p.m. about 5 miles south southwest of Owensboro was on the ground for about 1.5 miles with a path width of 125 yards. NWS officials say dozens of trees or large limbs were broken and caused minor damage to several homes. One home had a front porch blown off, a barn had its doors blown off and bent in, one vehicle was badly damaged, and a stand alone carport was lofted at least 1/10 of a mile.

042916 Daviess Co Tornado Track

The National Weather Service indicates the second tornado, an EF-1, touched down about 6:36 p.m. about three east of Owensboro and had peak winds of 90 mph and was on the ground for three miles with a path width of 150 yards. According to the storm survey summary, a mobile home was destroyed with at least two dozen others receiving minor damage. Dozens of trees or large limbs were broken, a carport and several privacy fences were damaged and several homes had partial loss of shingles.

042916 Daviess Co Tornado2 Track

(Photos Credit: National Weather Service Paducah)

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