NWS Confirms McCreary County Tornado as EF-1 Storm

The National Weather Service in Jackson confirmed on Friday that an EF-1 tornado touched down in McCreary County Thursday night.

The twisted touched down one mile northwest of Whitley City, was on the ground for 1.6 miles and was 175 yards wide.

The NWS says the storm packed winds of around 100 miles per hour when it touched down at 10:07 Thursday night, then lifted back into the clouds two minutes later.

Damage was reported on Abe Chitwood Road, Highway 1651, and Stephens Farm Road.

Source: MG News

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