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January 31, 2013

Ferguson tornado was first recorded in January by Jackson, Ky., National Weather Service


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The damage width of the tornado was estimated to be about 150 yards, according to the report. 
Kriege said he and the NWS team surveyed the path along its route, speaking with residents who were home when the twister swept through. He said they described a frightening few minutes during which the winds howled and downed trees, and sent shingles and siding flying.
“It was scary,” Kriege said.
The tornado stayed on the ground for about a minute, according to the NWS report. 
The NWS storm damage team thanked Kriege and his department for their assistance with the survey.
Wednesday’s storm system spawned four tornadoes in Kentucky, including the Ferguson twister. 
An EF-0 tornado touched down in Marion County and damaged some homes and knocked a mobile home from its foundation. An EF-2 tornado ripped the roof off of a church in Muhlenberg County, and an EF-2 tornado destroyed barns and a business in Warren County. 

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