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Event Details

Event Tornado
-- Scale EF2
-- Length 5.26 Miles
-- Width 200 Yards
State KENTUCKY
County/Area CHRISTIAN
WFO PAH
Begin Date 04/04/2011 11:04:00 CST-6
Begin Range 7
Begin Azimuth SE
Begin Location HOPKINSVILLE
Begin Lat/Lon 36.78/-87.4
End Date 04/04/2011 11:10:00 CST-6
End Range 3
End Azimuth NE
End Location PEMBROKE
End Lat/Lon 36.81/-87.31
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 7/0
Property Damage 2.00M
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative Thunderstorms gradually intensified along and ahead of a cold front from Arkansas into western Kentucky. The storms occurred in a moist and strongly sheared environment, resulting in a combination of line segments and supercells which evolved into a quasi-linear convective system. There were isolated tornadoes, along with a couple small swaths of damaging winds.
Event Narrative The tornado path began along U.S. Highway 41 at a large auto parts manufacturing plant. The industrial warehouse type building was heavily damaged on the north and west sides. Large sections of roof up to 100 by 400 feet were removed. Small sections of exterior walls were peeled back or blown in. A rooftop hvac unit was blown off the building. There were seven injuries to workers inside the plant, mostly due to flying objects. One worker required overnight hospitalization. Some of the injuries included a broken jaw and broken foot. In front of the industrial building on U.S. 41, steel utility poles were bent almost to the ground. The remainder of the path was mostly through open farm country. Several barns were destroyed, and metal roofs were off two homes. Dozens of trees were uprooted. Observers at Fort Campbell reported seeing a rotating wall cloud about the time of the tornado. Peak winds were estimated near 130 mph. The average path width was 150 yards.


All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 9 2.950M 0.00K
SMITHLAND LIVINGSTON CO. KY 04/04/2011 06:45 CST-6 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HAMLIN CALLOWAY CO. KY 04/04/2011 09:00 CST-6 Heavy Rain 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SLATER BALLARD CO. KY 04/04/2011 09:18 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 0 40.00K 0.00K
SLATER BALLARD CO. KY 04/04/2011 09:20 CST-6 Tornado EF2 0 1 700.00K 0.00K
WOODVILLE MCCRACKEN CO. KY 04/04/2011 09:29 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 61 kts. EG 0 0 40.00K 0.00K
HEATH MCCRACKEN CO. KY 04/04/2011 09:30 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 30.00K 0.00K
PADUCAH MCCRACKEN CO. KY 04/04/2011 09:32 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 55 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
(PAH)BARKLEY ARPT PA MCCRACKEN CO. KY 04/04/2011 09:33 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 53 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MAXON MCCRACKEN CO. KY 04/04/2011 09:45 CST-6 Lightning 0 1 10.00K 0.00K
HARVY MARSHALL CO. KY 04/04/2011 09:59 CST-6 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CADIZ TRIGG CO. KY 04/04/2011 10:44 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 59 kts. MG 0 0 20.00K 0.00K
ROMNEY HOPKINS CO. KY 04/04/2011 10:46 CST-6 Funnel Cloud 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GREENVILLE MUHLENBERG CO. KY 04/04/2011 10:55 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 0 100.00K 0.00K
FEARSVILLE CHRISTIAN CO. KY 04/04/2011 11:02 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 68 kts. EG 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
HOPKINSVILLE CHRISTIAN CO. KY 04/04/2011 11:04 CST-6 Tornado EF2 0 7 2.000M 0.00K
Totals: 0 9 2.950M 0.00K