NWS Louisville survey crews were in Madison on Sunday to take a look at damage from Saturday evening’s storms.
The crew determined an EF1 twister touched down near Papermill Road, north of Madison on West Galway Trail. The crew says: “A small tornado touched down just north of West Galway Trail N in a tree line behind some houses. The tornado uprooted and snapped trees as it moved east. An eyewitness reported seeing a black mass with debris moving horizontally. The tornado covered his house in fallen trees. As it crossed Paper Mill Road, the inflow winds into the tornado pulled off siding from nearby houses and moved light objects several hundred feet. A camper parked on the southern edge of the path rolled three times toward the center of circulation and was destroyed. After crossing the road it struck an abandoned farm house and did more tree damage. There was no more evidence of damage after the tornado passed east of the farmhouse.”
They say the tornado touched down at 7:10pm had a width of about 30 yards and was on the ground two-tenths of a mile. They say winds maxed out at approximately 90mph.
Crews also surveyed damage at the Circle K gas station near the intersection of State Road 62 and State Road 7; as well as damage at Ten Pen Alley on Clifty Drive and determined both locations were damaged by straight line winds between 80-90mph.