Wednesday, March 14, 2012

The Tornado Chronicles: Owenton, KY (Near) Tornado of 3-2-12...

A strong tornado touched down near Owenton, KY during the late afternoon hours of Friday, March 2, 2012.

The National Weather Service (NWS) survey indicates that the tornado touched down at approximately 4:25pm EST, about 5 miles North/Northwest of Owenton, KY. The tornado then tracked toward the East/Northeast for approximately 5 miles before lifting about 5 miles North/Northeast of Owenton, KY.

This tornado was rated EF-2 intensity by the NWS survey team, with maximum winds estimated at 125 mph, and a maximum damage path width of 150 yards.  There were no fatalities and 3 injuries reported in association with this tornado.

This tornado took place in a relatively rural area in the "triangle" between Louisville, Lexington and Cincinnati.  Thus far I have not been able to find any photos or video of the tornado - nor of the aftermath of the tornado.

According to the NWS survey, the EF-2 damage took place near the intersection of Todd Road and Highway 127/36/227.  The roof was reportedly completely removed from a home there and part of an exterior wall also collapsed.

This tornado was just one of many associated with the outbreak that took place across the Midwest, Ohio and Tennessee Valley region on Friday, March 2, 2012.  Please see this post for a "Table of Contents" index listing of the other Tornado Chronicles posts associated with the outbreak. 

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