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Event Details

Event Tornado
-- Scale EF2
-- Length 9.54 Miles
-- Width 300 Yards
State KENTUCKY
County/Area CHRISTIAN
WFO PAH
Report Source NWS Storm Survey
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2010-05-02 01:49:00.0 CST-6
Begin Location 3NNW ERA
Begin Lat/Lon 37.06/-87.6
End Date 2010-05-02 02:00:00.0 CST-6
End Location 1ENE SELDON
End Lat/Lon 37.13/-87.45
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 300.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative A surface cold front extended from the Chicago area southwestward across the eastern fringes of the St. Louis metro area to a weak low pressure center over southeast Missouri. The low ejected northeast across southern and eastern Illinois, with the trailing cold front moving east across the Lower Ohio Valley. A broken cluster of severe thunderstorms, with embedded supercells and small bow echoes, moved east-northeastward across western Kentucky. Increasing south-southwesterly low level winds brought plenty of moisture northward into the Lower Ohio Valley, aiding in sufficient destabilization for supercells. The two primary supercells of the night followed similar paths across southern parts of the Purchase area, the Lakes region, and the southern Pennyrile region. Heavy rainfall with the storms, in combination with saturated ground from the May 1 storms, produced localized flash flooding.
Event Narrative The highest concentrations of damage were where the tornado crossed State Route 1348 west of Crofton and Route 407 north of Crofton. Three unoccupied mobile homes were severely damaged or destroyed on Route 1348 west of Crofton. On Route 407, two mobile homes suffered moderate to major damage and a garage was levelled. The roof was peeled off one of the mobile homes. This tornado was very near the site of an EF3 tornado in Mannington just over a year earlier. One of the victims whose home was destroyed in the previous year's tornado relocated to a new spot, only to have her new home receive minor damage in this tornado. Several barns along the damage path received minor to moderate damage. Hundreds of trees were uprooted or snapped, particularly on Route 407 and nearby U.S. Highway 41. The tornado damage path began along Highway 109 and ended just after crossing the Pennyrile Parkway. The EF-2 tornado damage was near the end of the damage path along Route 407 and U.S. Highway 41, where hundreds of trees were uprooted or snapped. The average path width was 275 yards. Peak winds were estimated near 120 mph. The supercell that spawned this tornado later produced a separate brief tornado in Hopkins County.


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All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 0 1.295M 110.00K
MURRAY CALLOWAY CO. KY 05/01/2010 19:05 CST-6 Heavy Rain 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HOPKINSVILLE CHRISTIAN CO. KY 05/01/2010 21:30 CST-6 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GREENVILLE MUHLENBERG CO. KY 05/01/2010 22:07 CST-6 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HOPKINSVILLE CHRISTIAN CO. KY 05/01/2010 22:08 CST-6 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BEECH CREEK MUHLENBERG CO. KY 05/01/2010 22:14 CST-6 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HONEY GROVE CHRISTIAN CO. KY 05/01/2010 22:50 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HADENSVILLE TODD CO. KY 05/01/2010 23:00 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 150.00K 30.00K
CLINTON HICKMAN CO. KY 05/01/2010 23:08 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ANNA LYNNE FULTON CO. KY 05/02/2010 00:04 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 10.00K 10.00K
JORDAN FULTON CO. KY 05/02/2010 00:05 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 0 35.00K 0.00K
BARDWELL CARLISLE CO. KY 05/02/2010 00:10 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 3.00K 0.00K
CROLEY HICKMAN CO. KY 05/02/2010 00:19 CST-6 Tornado EF2 0 0 300.00K 0.00K
CROLEY HICKMAN CO. KY 05/02/2010 00:20 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 65 kts. EG 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
WINGO GRAVES CO. KY 05/02/2010 00:37 CST-6 Hail 0.88 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
VULTONCREEK GRAVES CO. KY 05/02/2010 00:47 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 15.00K 0.00K
WICKLIFFE BALLARD CO. KY 05/02/2010 01:00 CST-6 Heavy Rain 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BLACK HAWK CALDWELL CO. KY 05/02/2010 01:25 CST-6 Funnel Cloud 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CRIDER CALDWELL CO. KY 05/02/2010 01:30 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 75.00K 0.00K
MADISONVILLE HOPKINS CO. KY 05/02/2010 01:30 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
OWENSBORO DAVIESS CO. KY 05/02/2010 01:38 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ERA CHRISTIAN CO. KY 05/02/2010 01:49 CST-6 Tornado EF2 0 0 300.00K 0.00K
FREMONT MCCRACKEN CO. KY 05/02/2010 01:55 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
SMITHLAND LIVINGSTON CO. KY 05/02/2010 01:55 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
MT CARMEL HOPKINS CO. KY 05/02/2010 02:04 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 70.00K 0.00K
POTTSVILLE GRAVES CO. KY 05/02/2010 02:22 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 150.00K 0.00K
BENTON MARSHALL CO. KY 05/02/2010 02:27 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 20.00K 0.00K
MORGAN MUHLENBERG CO. KY 05/02/2010 03:00 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BOSTON DAVIESS CO. KY 05/02/2010 04:00 CST-6 Flood 0 0 0.00K 30.00K
GENEVA HENDERSON CO. KY 05/02/2010 06:00 CST-6 Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CLAY WEBSTER CO. KY 05/02/2010 07:00 CST-6 Flood 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
HOPKINSVILLE CHRISTIAN CO. KY 05/02/2010 07:00 CST-6 Flood 0 0 20.00K 0.00K
LIVERMORE MCLEAN CO. KY 05/02/2010 07:00 CST-6 Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LYNN CITY MUHLENBERG CO. KY 05/02/2010 07:00 CST-6 Flood 0 0 0.00K 20.00K
TRESS SHOP TODD CO. KY 05/02/2010 07:00 CST-6 Flood 0 0 20.00K 20.00K
EDDYVILLE LYON CO. KY 05/02/2010 08:00 CST-6 Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
KIRKSEY CALLOWAY CO. KY 05/02/2010 08:15 CST-6 Flood 0 0 40.00K 0.00K
DOZIER HGTS HOPKINS CO. KY 05/02/2010 08:30 CST-6 Flood 0 0 2.00K 0.00K
LAKEVIEW CALDWELL CO. KY 05/02/2010 08:30 CST-6 Flood 0 0 20.00K 0.00K
DYCUSBURG CRITTENDEN CO. KY 05/02/2010 09:00 CST-6 Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ROCKCASTLE TRIGG CO. KY 05/02/2010 09:00 CST-6 Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DOGTOWN MARSHALL CO. KY 05/02/2010 09:30 CST-6 Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
OAKS MCCRACKEN CO. KY 05/02/2010 09:30 CST-6 Flood 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
SYMSONIA GRAVES CO. KY 05/02/2010 09:30 CST-6 Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CLINTON HICKMAN CO. KY 05/02/2010 10:00 CST-6 Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MILBURN CARLISLE CO. KY 05/02/2010 10:00 CST-6 Flood 0 0 20.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 1.295M 110.00K