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Event Details

Event Tornado
-- Scale EF2
-- Length 5.68 Miles
-- Width 300 Yards
State KENTUCKY
County/Area CHRISTIAN
WFO PAH
Report Source NWS Storm Survey
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2011-02-24 19:50:00.0 CST-6
Begin Location 3NE GRACEY
Begin Lat/Lon 36.9/-87.62
End Date 2011-02-24 19:58:00.0 CST-6
End Location 1S PLEASANT GREEN HILL
End Lat/Lon 36.91/-87.52
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 600.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative A powerful mid-level shortwave trough ejected east-northeast across the southern Plains, reaching the lower and mid Mississippi Valley during the night. In the lower levels, a low intensified as it tracked from Oklahoma into southern Missouri during the day, then across the Lower Ohio Valley in the evening. To the east of the low, a warm front advanced northward to the Lower Ohio Valley. Storms moving east-northeast evolved into an extensive QLCS (quasi-linear convective system) that produced scattered wind damage and a few tornadoes. Preceding the QLCS, widespread heavy rain accompanied the warm front.
Event Narrative Several barns were levelled, and several grain bins were destroyed. A grain bin was carried over two-thirds of a mile. One of the destroyed barns was 20 by 150 feet. There were some homes with primarily roof damage or loss of shingles. Windows were blown out. Dozens of trees were uprooted or snapped. At least ten power poles were snapped, and debris and electrical lines were across roads. State Route 91 was closed for an extended period of time. The tornado lifted as it crossed Highway 109 just a couple of miles northwest of Hopkinsville. Peak winds were estimated near 115 mph. The average path width was 225 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: 4 0 1.012M 0.00K
SHARON GROVE TODD CO. KY 02/24/2011 14:00 CST-6 Heavy Rain 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MADISONVILLE HOPKINS CO. KY 02/24/2011 17:00 CST-6 Heavy Rain 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ST JOHNS MCCRACKEN CO. KY 02/24/2011 18:00 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 30.00K 0.00K
STELLA CALLOWAY CO. KY 02/24/2011 18:00 CST-6 Heavy Rain 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HICKMAN FULTON CO. KY 02/24/2011 18:15 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 30.00K 0.00K
HICKMAN FULTON CO. KY 02/24/2011 18:18 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 74 kts. EG 0 0 75.00K 0.00K
CLINTON HICKMAN CO. KY 02/24/2011 18:30 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
RICEVILLE FULTON CO. KY 02/24/2011 18:32 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LONE OAK MCCRACKEN CO. KY 02/24/2011 18:36 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 45.00K 0.00K
BEELERTON HICKMAN CO. KY 02/24/2011 18:38 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 0 60.00K 0.00K
WATER VLY GRAVES CO. KY 02/24/2011 18:40 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 0 20.00K 0.00K
PILOT OAK GRAVES CO. KY 02/24/2011 18:49 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 78 kts. EG 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
WINGO GRAVES CO. KY 02/24/2011 18:49 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MAYFIELD GRAVES CO. KY 02/24/2011 18:50 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
HARVY MARSHALL CO. KY 02/24/2011 18:58 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 61 kts. EG 0 0 30.00K 0.00K
(OWB)OWENSBORO ARPT DAVIESS CO. KY 02/24/2011 19:00 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
WHITE CITY HENDERSON CO. KY 02/24/2011 19:00 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ALMO CALLOWAY CO. KY 02/24/2011 19:08 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 3.00K 0.00K
BLACK HAWK CALDWELL CO. KY 02/24/2011 19:25 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
CADIZ TRIGG CO. KY 02/24/2011 19:35 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 61 kts. EG 0 0 12.00K 0.00K
GRACEY CHRISTIAN CO. KY 02/24/2011 19:50 CST-6 Tornado EF2 0 0 600.00K 0.00K
ERA CHRISTIAN CO. KY 02/24/2011 19:52 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 74 kts. EG 0 0 60.00K 0.00K
WEST BROOK CHRISTIAN CO. KY 02/24/2011 19:55 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 67 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CLAY WEBSTER CO. KY 02/24/2011 20:00 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
CENTRAL CITY MUHLENBERG CO. KY 02/24/2011 20:22 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 54 kts. MG 0 0 2.00K 0.00K
CLIFTY TODD CO. KY 02/24/2011 20:25 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 56 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BEULAH HICKMAN CO. KY 02/24/2011 20:30 CST-6 Flash Flood 4 0 0.00K 0.00K
TRI CITY GRAVES CO. KY 02/24/2011 20:30 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HONEY GROVE CHRISTIAN CO. KY 02/24/2011 22:15 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DEXTER CALLOWAY CO. KY 02/25/2011 00:00 CST-6 Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BENTON MARSHALL CO. KY 02/25/2011 01:00 CST-6 Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 4 0 1.012M 0.00K