Confirmed EF-1 tornado near Whitley City

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Whitley City Tornado

WHITLEY CITY, Ky. (WTVQ) – Severe thunderstorms moved across central and eastern Kentucky Thursday evening sparking off several severe thunderstorms warnings.

A supercell thunderstorm tracked across McCreary county around 10pm. According to the National Weather Service out of Jackson Kentucky a survey team found intermittent tornado damage along the entire path.

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According to the NWS, several homes were damaged and trees snapped off just north of Whitley City.

The tornado was rated as a EF-1 tornado with peak wind of 100 mph and a max width of 175 yards.

Enhanced Fujita Scale:
EF-0 = 65 to 85 MPH
EF-1 = 86 to 110 MPH
EF-2 = 110 to 135 MPH
EF-3 = 136 to 165 MPH
EF-4 = 166 to 200 MPH
EF-5 = 200+ MPH