12marAll DayWhitley City (McCreary County, KY)


Start Time:  10:07 pm EDT 

End Time: 10:09 pm EDT 

Rating:  EF1

Estimated Peak Winds: 105 mph

Path length:  1.6 miles

Width: 175 yards

Fatalities:  0

Injuries:  0

County: McCreary

State:  Kentucky

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.


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