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National Weather Service continues to assess the Mayfield Kentucky tornado

Liam Niemeyer photograph tornado damage Mayfield DEC 2021.jpg
Liam Niemeyer, WKMS Radio. Used with permission.
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Tornado damage of the First Christian Church in Mayfield Kentucky from December 10, 2021.

It'll likely be several more days before the National Weather Service office in Paducah can determine the category of the tornado that hit Mayfield. But Meteorologist Michael York says they are learning some aspects of the tornado.

"It was a mile wide in some places. It was on the ground in the Western kentucky area for 128 miles. That does not include the part of the track that in Tennessee, Arkansas or central Kentucky."

York says they are gathering data from every damage point, and once that is done, the National Weather Service will be able to say what the highest wind speeds were and assign the tornado a rating on a scale of one to five.

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