Marion Tornado - Perry County
April 19, 2009

Estimated Maximum Wind:
90-100 mph
Damage Path Length:
1.25 mile
Maximum Path Width:
100 yards
Approximate Start Point/Time:

at 628 pm

Approximate End Point/Time:
at 631 pm

A National Weather Service Damage Assessment Team has surveyed the storm damage in central Perry County. It has been determined the damage was the result of a tornado. The tornado has been rated an EF-1 on the Enhanced Fujita Scale. Damage estimates were consistent with winds around 100 mph.

A tornado touched down about 1/2 miles west of County Road 7, north of the County Road 7/24 split. The tornado traveled east-northeast crossing over County Road 5 and lifting about 2 1/2 miles south of County Road 16. Along the path, approximately 100 hardwoods were snapped, and near the end of the path, several hardwoods were uprooted and a home sustained minor damage to shingles and facea. The tornado path was 1.25 miles long and 100 yards wide at its widest point.





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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