Gibson Tornado - Montgomery County
April 19, 2009

Estimated Maximum Wind:
70-80 mph
Damage Path Length:
0.15 mile
Maximum Path Width:
150 yards
Approximate Start Point/Time:
at 810 pm
Approximate End Point/Time:
at 810 pm

A National Weather Service Damage Assessment Team has surveyed the storm damage in Montgomery County. It has been determined the damage was the result of a tornado. The tornado has been rated an EF-0 on the Enhanced Fujita Scale. Damage estimates were consistent with winds around 70-80 mph.

Just west of the town of Gibson, a tornado briefly touched down to the west of Mt. Lebanon Road and traveled to the east for 0.15 miles, lifting just to the east of Mt. Lebanon Road. Damage along the path included eight to 10 trees snapped or uprooted, metal roofing blown off a barn and minor shingle damage to a home. At its widest point, the tornado was 150 yards wide.





The top image is a KMXX 0.5 degree reflectivity loop. The bottom image is a KMXX 0.5 degree storm relative velocity loop. The green indicates wind blowing toward the radar while red indicates wind blowing away from the radar. This storm exhibited gate-to-gate rotation and a pronounced hook echo at times.

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