Start Time: 10:07 pm EDT End Time:
Start Time: 10:07 pm EDT
End Time: 10:09 pm EDT
Estimated Peak Winds: 105 mph
Path length: 1.6 miles
Width: 175 yards
Start Lat/Lon: 36.73 / -84.48
End Lat/Lon: 36.73 / -84.45
The National Weather Service in Jackson conducted a storm damage survey on the northern side of Whitley City in McCreary County. A supercell thunderstorm tracked across McCreary County during the late evening hours of March 12th. The survey
team found intermittent damage along the entire path. There were three distinct areas of damage where the tornado touched down. On Abe Chitwood Rd, several hardwood trees were snapped off. There was also a house with some roof damage.
The next area of tornado damage was on the northern side of Whitley City along north highway 1651, where more hardwood trees were snapped off along with some damage to a few two-story buildings.
Finally, the third area of tornado damage was northeast of Whitley City on Stephens Farm Rd. A tree landed on a house, leading to major damage. There were also several more houses with roof damage and additional trees snapped off.