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Tornado touches down Thursday in Greenup County

Severe storm strikes small section of Greenup County
The National Weather Service shared this photo of damage Thursday in Greenup County, Kentucky,...
The National Weather Service shared this photo of damage Thursday in Greenup County, Kentucky, from an EF1 tornado.(National Weather Service/Charleston)
Published: May. 27, 2022 at 7:20 PM EDT
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GREENUP COUNTY, Ky. (WSAZ) - The spring storm pattern this week had been mainly non-severe until Thursday evening when a brief tornado touched down in western Greenup County Kentucky.

Showers and thunder squalls passed the region from 5 through 9 p.m. with pockets of heavy rain and a few wind gusts. When the storm line moved into Greenup County, it created a spike in energy return on Doppler radar. At that point a brief twisting motion in the winds around the parent thunderstorm spun up a short-lived tornado. The funnel touch down lasted only a few minutes along an eight-tenths a mile (8 city block) path.

Like so many twisters, this one retreated to the sky quickly but left behind a small swath of damage.

Here is the official storm survey report from the National Weather Service in Charleston:

https://www.weather.gov/rlx/20220526_greenup_tor

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