Storm Events Database

Event Details

Event Tornado
-- Scale EF3
-- Length 0.78 Miles
-- Width 75 Yards
State KENTUCKY
County/Area CHRISTIAN
WFO PAH
Begin Date 04/10/2009 10:54:00 CST-6
Begin Range 1
Begin Azimuth SW
Begin Location MANNINGTON
Begin Lat/Lon 37.12/-87.49
End Date 04/10/2009 10:56:00 CST-6
End Range 0
End Azimuth SSE
End Location MANNINGTON
End Lat/Lon 37.13/-87.48
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 2/0
Property Damage 150.00K
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 second and more intense of the tornadoes spawned by a supercell that tracked across Christian County. Near Mannington, a garage was destroyed, and a house was levelled. The main debris pile from the house was about 50 feet away. The 2,500 square-foot house was poorly anchored to the foundation. Two persons in the house were injured. One of the victims was thrown about 70 feet and suffered a broken pelvis. Footage of the tornado was taken by witnesses along the Pennyrile Parkway and shown on a local media outlet. Peak winds were estimated near 140 mph. The tornado tracked a short distance into Hopkins County before lifting.


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