Confirmed EF-0 tornado touches down in Breeding


By Mike Keltner

Adair County Emergency Management Director 

Meteorologist Joe Sullivan, his survey team, Breeding Fire Department and Adair County Emergency Management were in the Breeding Community Yesterday (July 13th) conducting a damage survey.  The National Weather Service Survey Team determined that the Breeding Community had an EF-0 tornado.  This tornado was part of the severe storm that passed through Monday evening.  An EF-0 tornado is considered a weak tornado on the enhanced fujita scale with 65 to 85 MPH winds.  I would like to thank the Breeding Fire Department for their help in yesterday's survey and debris removal the night of the incident.

I have included the preliminary NWS Report.

Adair County EF-0 near Breeding... EF Scale Rating: EF-0

Estimated Peak Wind: 70-80 MPH

Path Length/Statue/: 1.5 miles

Path Width/Maximum/: 35 yards

Fatalities: 0

Injuries: 0

Start Date: Jul 13 2015

Start Time: 6:58 PM EDT

Start Location: 0.9 N Breeding

Start Lat/Lon: 37.2026 / -85.4562

End Date: Jul 13 2015

End Times: 7:00 PM EDT

End Location: 0.7 SSE Breeding

End Lat/Lon: 36.9692 / -85.4388

Survey Summary: This small tornado destroyed one outbuilding in addition to uprooting and snapping limbs on several trees in a very narrow path near the community of Breeding in southwest Adair County. The survey team thanks Adair County EMA Director Mike Keltner for his assistance in this survey. - Joe Sullivan

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