Storm Events Database

Event Details

Event Tornado
-- Scale EF0
-- Length 1.6 Miles
-- Width 50 Yards
State KENTUCKY
County/Area CHRISTIAN
WFO PAH
Begin Date 04/10/2009 10:47:00 CST-6
Begin Range 1
Begin Azimuth WSW
Begin Location POD
Begin Lat/Lon 37.07/-87.55
End Date 04/10/2009 10:49:00 CST-6
End Range 0
End Azimuth NE
End Location POD
End Lat/Lon 37.08/-87.53
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 14.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative A strong low pressure system tracked east to the Lower Ohio Valley, with a trailing cold front sweeping east across western Kentucky. Storms developed and increased along the advancing cold front as they moved into increasingly unstable air. Very strong low level wind shear was favorable for tornadoes. The storms became increasingly organized, with line segments and supercells moving at over 45 mph.
Event Narrative This was the first tornado spawned by a supercell that tracked across northern Christian County. A few trees or tree limbs were down, along with a de-roofed farm shed. The porch roof of a house was damaged. Tin was peeled from a barn. Peak winds were near 75 mph.


All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 3 718.00K 0.00K
MURRAY CALLOWAY CO. KY 04/10/2009 08:48 CST-6 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CADIZ TRIGG CO. KY 04/10/2009 09:16 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WOODVILLE MCCRACKEN CO. KY 04/10/2009 09:23 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DAWSON SPGS ARPT HOPKINS CO. KY 04/10/2009 09:50 CST-6 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
REIDLAND MCCRACKEN CO. KY 04/10/2009 09:59 CST-6 Hail 1.25 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SHARPE MARSHALL CO. KY 04/10/2009 10:04 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LEDBETTER LIVINGSTON CO. KY 04/10/2009 10:11 CST-6 Hail 0.88 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ALMO CALLOWAY CO. KY 04/10/2009 10:15 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 61 kts. EG 0 0 250.00K 0.00K
ALMO CALLOWAY CO. KY 04/10/2009 10:16 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 200.00K 0.00K
LAKE CITY LIVINGSTON CO. KY 04/10/2009 10:35 CST-6 Hail 0.88 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SARATOGA LYON CO. KY 04/10/2009 10:45 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 1 70.00K 0.00K
STURGIS UNION CO. KY 04/10/2009 10:45 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 61 kts. EG 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
POD CHRISTIAN CO. KY 04/10/2009 10:47 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 14.00K 0.00K
MANNINGTON CHRISTIAN CO. KY 04/10/2009 10:54 CST-6 Tornado EF3 0 2 150.00K 0.00K
ROMNEY HOPKINS CO. KY 04/10/2009 10:56 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 0 2.00K 0.00K
ISLAND MCLEAN CO. KY 04/10/2009 11:08 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CROFTON CHRISTIAN CO. KY 04/10/2009 11:38 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 2.00K 0.00K
CROFTON CHRISTIAN CO. KY 04/10/2009 11:44 CST-6 Hail 3.00 in. 0 0 20.00K 0.00K
WEIR MUHLENBERG CO. KY 04/10/2009 12:12 CST-6 Funnel Cloud 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 3 718.00K 0.00K