NWS confirms tornadoes in Northern Kentucky

WILMINGTON, OH (FOX19) - The National Weather Service has confirmed that three tornadoes touched down in Northern Kentucky on Saturday.

The first was confirmed near Folsom in Grant County at 2:59 p.m. The EF0 sustained maximum winds of 70 to 75 miles per hour and traveled 1.2 miles.

The tornado destroyed a garage on Folsom-Jonesville Road, damaged a trailer and another nearby house. When it crossed Warsaw Road to the east, it destroyed a barn. Numerous trees were blown down along its path.

A second tornado was confirmed near Dry Ridge in Grant County, crossing into Pendleton County near Knoxville from 3:10 to 3:15 p.m.

The EF1 sustained maximum winds of 90 miles per hour and traveled 4.4 miles.

The tornado caused significant damage to a well-constructed barn on Greenville Road along with numerous trees blown down. The tornado tracked eastward and continued to fell trees. The next notable damage occurred a mile east of Knoxville on Route 467 where more trees were uprooted. Damage continued to be sporadically found along the route until after it had crossed the intersection of 467 and Fogle Road.

The third confirmed tornado was Visalia in Kenton County at 3:14 p.m. The EF1 sustained maximum speeds of 95 miles per hour and traveled 1,000 feet.

The tornado briefly touched down and caused numerous trees to be blown down, minor damage to an elementary school and an outbuilding to be destroyed.

EF0 tornados are categorized as wind speeds of 65 to 85 miles per hour. EF1's are 86 to 110 miles per hour.

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