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Jun 19, 2015 EF-0 Tornado near Troy, Indiana

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0153 PM EDT Sat Jun 20 2015

...NWS Damage Survey for 06/19/2015 Tornado Event...

.Overview...Spiral bands wrapping around the remnants of Tropical 
Storm Bill moved across central Kentucky and southern Indiana. One 
band had significant rotation on radar near the Ohio River in Troy, 
Indiana. This storm briefly dropped a tornado east of the city.

.Troy, Indiana Tornado...

EF Scale Rating:           EF-0
Estimated Peak Wind:       80 MPH
Path Length/Statue/:       0.3 miles
Path Width/Maximum/:       50 yards
Fatalities:                0
Injuries:                  0

Start Date:                Jun 19 2015
Start Time:                04:40 PM EDT
Start Location:            4 NNW Tell City, IN
Start Lat/Lon:             37.996N / 86.785W

End Date:                  Jun 19 2015
End Times:                 04:41 PM EDT
End Location:              3 NNW Tell City, IN
End Lat/Lon:               37.996N / 86.779W

Survey Summary:

The National Weather Service in Louisville, Kentucky, together with 
Perry County Indiana emergency management conducted a storm survey 
in Troy, Indiana on June 20th.

The survey team located a small tornado approximately 1 mile east 
northeast of Troy.

There was substantial softwood and hardwood tree damage in an area 
to the east of the industrial park, in a forested area.  Some trees 
were snapped and others had large branches down in the tallest 
portions of the forest.  The damage was in an area east of 
Industrial Drive, north of Troy Ridge Road, and south of County Road 

An excellent video by Tracy Nugent was instrumental in the storm 
survey across a very rugged area of forest and pasture northeast of 
Troy.  The team traveled every possible farm road, county road, and 
private driveway to get as close as possible to the damage.  Based 
on the video, we suspect the tornado may have been a little 
stronger, however we were unable to get to that deeply forested area.

The damage was confined to an area approximately a third of a mile 
long and a width of approximately 150 yards downwind.

The survey team traveled roads inside Spencer County Indiana and 
were unable to find any damage.  

The survey team would like to thank Perry County emergency manager 
Steve Hauser, along with NWS student volunteers Kyle Wilkins and 
Melissa Dye.

The NWS also contacted the Hancock County, Kentucky emergency 
director, Rick Montague.  No further damage was reported.

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

Note: The information in this statement is preliminary and subject to
change pending final review of the event and publication in NWS
storm data.

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