Storm Events Database

Event Details:

Event Tornado
-- Scale EF0
-- Length 2.12 Miles
-- Width 100 Yards
County/Area CLARK
Report Source NWS Storm Survey
NCEI Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2011-02-28 04:29:00.0 EST-5
Begin Location 1SSE WATSON
Begin Lat/Lon 38.3344/-85.6886
End Date 2011-02-28 04:30:00.0 EST-5
End Location 0N UTICA
End Lat/Lon 38.3367/-85.6496
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 5.00K
Crop Damage
Episode Narrative A cold front moved through southern Indiana and central Kentucky on the morning of February 28. A strong low low level jet developed ahead of this front with winds of 60-80 knots at 2-3 thousand feet, resulting in very high speed shear and storm relative helicity values. A squall line with bowing segments developed to the west of the Louisville forecast area and crossed the region during the early to mid morning hours. This line produced multiple tornadoes across the region as well as straight line wind damage.
Event Narrative An NWS storm survey confirmed a tornado which crossed the Ohio River from Clark county, IN to Jefferson county, KY. The tornado was rated an EF-0 in Indiana and an EF-1 in Kentucky. This tornado touched down in Clark County near Centennial Boulevard. Large hardwood trees were uprooted along the tornado's path towards Utica. A house on Middle Road had a tin roof blown off and thrown 200 yards. A couple of garage doors were dented in. Winds along this part of the tornado path were estimated to be 85 mph with a path width of 100 yards.


Event Map:

Note: The tornado track is approximate based on the beginning (B) and ending (E) locations. The actual tornado path may differ from a straight line.

All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 1 523.00K 0.00K
MILLERSPORT DUBOIS CO. IN 02/28/2011 03:19 EST-5 Tornado EF2 0 1 500.00K 0.00K
IRELAND DUBOIS CO. IN 02/28/2011 03:23 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 56 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
VALEENE ORANGE CO. IN 02/28/2011 03:46 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 70 kts. EG 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
ENGLISH CRAWFORD CO. IN 02/28/2011 03:48 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MARENGO CRAWFORD CO. IN 02/28/2011 03:50 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MAGNOLIA CRAWFORD CO. IN 02/28/2011 03:54 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 56 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ROSEBUD WASHINGTON CO. IN 02/28/2011 04:05 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 61 kts. EG 0 0 3.00K 0.00K
NEW ALBANY FLOYD CO. IN 02/28/2011 04:22 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
WATSON CLARK CO. IN 02/28/2011 04:29 EST-5 Tornado EF0 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 1 523.00K 0.00K