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Event Details

Event Tornado
-- Scale EF1
-- Length 2.44 Miles
-- Width 130 Yards
State KENTUCKY
County/Area CHRISTIAN
WFO PAH
Report Source NWS Storm Survey
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2010-10-26 08:28:00.0 CST-6
Begin Location 2ENE MERRITTSTOWN
Begin Lat/Lon 36.86/-87.53
End Date 2010-10-26 08:31:00.0 CST-6
End Location 1NNW HOPKINSVILLE
End Lat/Lon 36.86/-87.48
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 100.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative An outbreak of severe thunderstorms was triggered by an unseasonably strong low pressure system over the Upper Mississippi Valley. The trailing cold front swept east across western Kentucky. Strong south winds ahead of this front brought adequate moisture and instability for a line of low-topped convection. Minimal lightning activity was reported.
Event Narrative The tornado touched down west of Hopkinsville along Highway 272, where a metal building was damaged and a couple of small trees were down. In a subdivision on the north side of Highway 272, there were several homes with partial removal of roof shingles. There was damage to gutters and flashing. Numerous trees were uprooted, mainly small trees. Numerous large tree limbs were broken. One house roof was damaged by a falling tree limb. The tornado was videotaped by storm spotters as it moved through the west side of Hopkinsville. A storage warehouse sustained roof damage. A warehouse side structure was ripped away from a building in Hopkinsville. Peak winds were estimated near 85 mph. The average path width was 70 yards.


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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 0 163.00K 0.00K
SASSAFRAS RIDGE FULTON CO. KY 10/26/2010 06:12 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 61 kts. EG 0 0 19.00K 0.00K
LOWES GRAVES CO. KY 10/26/2010 06:30 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 3.00K 0.00K
CALVERT CITY MARSHALL CO. KY 10/26/2010 07:00 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 6.00K 0.00K
COLDWATER CALLOWAY CO. KY 10/26/2010 07:22 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
HENDERSON HENDERSON CO. KY 10/26/2010 07:25 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 2.00K 0.00K
HARDIN MARSHALL CO. KY 10/26/2010 07:26 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 2.00K 0.00K
CURDSVILLE DAVIESS CO. KY 10/26/2010 07:45 CST-6 Funnel Cloud 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
STANLEY DAVIESS CO. KY 10/26/2010 07:47 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ROCKCASTLE TRIGG CO. KY 10/26/2010 07:55 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 3.00K 0.00K
HAWKINS CHRISTIAN CO. KY 10/26/2010 08:05 CST-6 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
OWENSBORO DAVIESS CO. KY 10/26/2010 08:13 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 2.00K 0.00K
CROFTON CHRISTIAN CO. KY 10/26/2010 08:20 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
NEW CYPRESS MUHLENBERG CO. KY 10/26/2010 08:27 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 2.00K 0.00K
MERRITTSTOWN CHRISTIAN CO. KY 10/26/2010 08:28 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 0 100.00K 0.00K
CENTRAL CITY MUHLENBERG CO. KY 10/26/2010 08:42 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 56 kts. EG 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
PEMBROKE CHRISTIAN CO. KY 10/26/2010 08:52 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 4.00K 0.00K
TRENTON TODD CO. KY 10/26/2010 08:58 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 163.00K 0.00K