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Event Details

Event Tornado
-- Scale EF2
-- Length 6.42 Miles
-- Width 300 Yards
State KENTUCKY
County/Area BALLARD
WFO PAH
Report Source NWS Storm Survey
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2011-04-04 09:20:00.0 CST-6
Begin Location 0N SLATER
Begin Lat/Lon 37.02/-88.98
End Date 2011-04-04 09:27:00.0 CST-6
End Location 2NNE CEREDO
End Lat/Lon 37.05/-88.87
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 1/0
Property Damage 700.00K
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 Near Hinkleville, a man was trapped in a 60 by 80 foot farm building that was destroyed. He received four broken ribs. The roof was removed from a two-story house, and the garage was levelled. Several other homes sustained roof damage, including one with partial roof loss. Two mobile homes were overturned. Two large chicken barns about 45 feet wide by 250 yards long were destroyed, and two others were heavily damaged. Numerous farm buildings were destroyed, along with some grain bins. Dozens of large trees were snapped or uprooted. A mobile home was shifted slightly off its foundation at the end of the track along the McCracken County line. While damage was predominantly caused by the tornado, some damage southeast of Hinkleville was caused by straight-line winds. Peak winds were near 120 mph. Average path width was 250 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 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