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Nicholsville EF-0 Tornado (Marengo County)
February 7, 2018

Estimated Maximum Wind:
60 mph
Damage Path Length:
0.80 miles
Maximum Path Width:
100 yards 
Approximate Start Point/Time:
2 NE Holtamville 32.0121/-87.9099 at 7:16 am CST
Approximate End Point/Time:
3 ENE Holtamville 32.0095/-87.8970 at 7:18 am CST
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The National Weather Service surveyed damage near Nicholsville in extreme southern Marengo County and determined the damage was the result of a tornado. The tornado touched down in the Nicholsville Community just to the northwest of Crystal Lane.  Several trees were uprooted or snapped as the tornado crossed Crystal Lane. A barn then sustained significant roof damage, where pieces of the metal roof were thrown about.  Additional trees were snapped and uprooted as the tornado crossed County Road 87 and Nicholsville Road.  The most significant damage occurred along Nicholsville Road where a portable metal carport was turned upside down, and two large pine trees were snapped. A large barn sustained significant roof damage very close to where the pine trees were snapped.  Pieces of the metal roof were thrown at least 100 yards across a field to the east of the barn. A few trees were snapped or had a few large limbs broken off across the field east of Nicholsville Road.  The estimated ending point of the tornado was at this location, as no further damage was found to the east.

 Radar Data & Damage Pictures
Radar Image  

This is an image of the 0.5 degree reflectivity (left) and velocity (right) data from KBMX at 716 am CST just after the tornado touched down.



Damage Image Damage Image

Barn Damaged

Tree Damage

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