National Weather Service United States Department of Commerce
June 18, 2021
EF1 Tornado Confirmed near Idlewild, Kentucky

Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Wilmington OH
406 PM EDT Tue Jun 22 2021


Start Location...1 mile northwest of Idlewild in Boone County, Kentucky
End Location...2 miles southwest of Francisville in Boone County, Kentucky
Date...June 18th 2021
Estimated Time...909 PM EDT - 914 PM EDT
Maximum EF-Scale Rating...EF1
Estimated Maximum Wind Speed...90 mph
Maximum Path Width...175 yards
Path Length...2.8 miles
Beginning Lat/Lon...39.0868/-84.8072
Ending Lat/Lon...39.0881/-84.7559
* Fatalities...0
* Injuries...0

With assistance and coordination from the Boone County Emergency Management
Agency, the National Weather Service completed a survey along I-275 in Boone
County today. The survey focused on barn and tree damage on both sides of

Damage begins with minor roof damage to a home and accompanying tree damage
on Stevens Road in northern Boone County northwest of Idlewild.  About a mile
downstream, the likely tornado struck a barn with heavy damage to the
structure. Wall collapse and complete roof removal was noted.  Numerous
trees were also uprooted in vicinity of the barn. Roofing material was lifted
and deposited a considerable distance downstream, with roofing material lying
along I-275 almost a half of a mile downstream of the barn.  The tornado
continued east along I-275 causing sporadic but minor tree damage. Another
barn was damaged with partial roof removal on the south side of I-275.  Some of
this material was carried across I-275 and deposited about a half mile downstream
on a nearby golf course.  The tornado appears to have lifted in the vicinity
of I-275 about a mile west of Exit 8.

There are some gaps in the damage path indicating a complete and constant
contact with the ground did not occur with this weak tornado. The
vast majority of the tree damage indicates wind speeds between 60 and 75 mph,
though indications of wind speeds around 90 mph /EF-1/ are present with the heavily
damaged barn on the south side of I-275.

The National Weather Service would like to thank the Boone County Emergency
Agency for considerable assistance with this survey.

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

* The information in this statement is preliminary and subject to
change pending final review of the event and publication in NWS
Storm Data.


Link to KMZ File of Tornado Track