Storm Events Database

Event Details:

Event Tornado
-- Scale EF2
-- Length 17.3 Miles
-- Width 175 Yards
Report Source NWS Storm Survey
NCEI Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2011-05-23 18:10:00.0 CST-6
Begin Location 3SE LA FAYETTE
Begin Lat/Lon 36.6383/-87.6149
End Date 2011-05-23 18:27:00.0 CST-6
End Location 3NW PEMBROKE
End Lat/Lon 36.8107/-87.3883
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 1/0
Property Damage 350.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative A large cluster of thunderstorms increased in coverage and intensity as it accelerated eastward into a rapidly destabilizing air mass. The activity was closely related to a mid-level shortwave trough moving across Iowa and Missouri, along with a low level wind maximum. The storms were associated with isolated large hail, damaging winds, and a tornado.
Event Narrative This tornado crossed into Kentucky from Stewart County, Tennessee. Several barns and grain bins were damaged or destroyed. A dairy barn with 45 cows inside was destroyed. Although all the cows were trapped under the collapsed barn, only two of the cows were injured. One of the cows was thrown 500 feet from its stall. Numerous large trees were snapped or uprooted. A tractor-trailer rig hauling freight was overturned at mile-marker 85 on Interstate 24. The driver suffered minor injuries and was taken to a regional hospital. The roof was torn from an agricultural chemical storage building. A tool barn was destroyed. At a farm near Pembroke, a large tree fell on a house, a large barn was flattened, and two large grain bins were destroyed. Peak winds were estimated near 120 mph, but the majority of the damage path was EF-1. The average path width was 150 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 1 354.00K 0.00K
CADIZ TRIGG CO. KY 05/23/2011 17:47 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 4.00K 0.00K
LINTON TRIGG CO. KY 05/23/2011 17:49 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LA FAYETTE CHRISTIAN CO. KY 05/23/2011 18:10 CST-6 Tornado EF2 0 1 350.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 1 354.00K 0.00K