Storm Events Database

Event Details

Event Thunderstorm Wind
Magnitude 52 kts.
State KENTUCKY
County/Area BOURBON
WFO LMK
Begin Date 04/20/2011 01:39:00 EST-5
Begin Range 1
Begin Azimuth SW
Begin Location PARIS
Begin Lat/Lon 38.21/-84.26
End Date 04/20/2011 01:39:00 EST-5
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage
Crop Damage
Episode Narrative Over the space of about four hours from late on April 19 into the early morning hours of April 20, 2011, a squall line brought a historic number of tornadoes to southern Indiana and central Kentucky. Storm surveys over the subsequent few days uncovered 25 tornadoes -the most ever recorded here in one outbreak. On the 19th, low pressure had organized over southeast Kansas with a stationary front reaching east into the central Appalachians. Plentiful moisture streamed northward from the Gulf of Mexico ahead of the system. The Kansas low moved along the front and swung a cold front eastward. Instability, strong upper level winds, and significant changes in wind speed and direction with height helped cause a large squall line to develop ahead of the low and its cold front. The squall line caused severe weather from the eastern Great Lakes to the Red River Valley. Over two dozen tornadoes spun up along the line as it crossed southern Indiana and central Kentucky. Despite the numerous twisters and the fact that they struck during the overnight hours, there were no fatalities or injuries.
Event Narrative A tree was down on Georgetown Rd.


All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 0 35.00K 0.00K
MYSTIC BRECKINRIDGE CO. KY 04/19/2011 21:54 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LEWISPORT HANCOCK CO. KY 04/19/2011 22:03 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 57 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HARDINSBURG ARPT BRECKINRIDGE CO. KY 04/19/2011 22:07 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HARDINSBURG ARPT BRECKINRIDGE CO. KY 04/19/2011 22:12 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DEANEFIELD OHIO CO. KY 04/19/2011 22:14 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 51 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WEBSTER BRECKINRIDGE CO. KY 04/19/2011 22:17 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
OLATON OHIO CO. KY 04/19/2011 22:21 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LEITCHFIELD GRAYSON CO. KY 04/19/2011 22:44 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LEITCHFIELD GRAYSON CO. KY 04/19/2011 22:51 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
PAYNEVILLE MEADE CO. KY 04/19/2011 22:58 EST-5 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LEITCHFIELD GRAYSON CO. KY 04/19/2011 23:03 CST-6 Hail 0.88 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HARRODS CREEK JEFFERSON CO. KY 04/19/2011 23:15 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MIDDLETON SIMPSON CO. KY 04/19/2011 23:15 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 87 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HALLS STORE LOGAN CO. KY 04/19/2011 23:15 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 87 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BRANDENBURG MEADE CO. KY 04/19/2011 23:17 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
AUDUBON PARK JEFFERSON CO. KY 04/19/2011 23:30 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
NEW CASTLE HENRY CO. KY 04/19/2011 23:30 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BROWNSVILLE EDMONSON CO. KY 04/19/2011 23:30 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BROWNSVILLE EDMONSON CO. KY 04/19/2011 23:30 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MORGANTOWN BUTLER CO. KY 04/19/2011 23:36 CST-6 Hail 0.88 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BROOKS BULLITT CO. KY 04/19/2011 23:39 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GLENARM OLDHAM CO. KY 04/19/2011 23:46 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 61 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BROOKS BULLITT CO. KY 04/19/2011 23:49 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LA GRANGE OLDHAM CO. KY 04/19/2011 23:49 EST-5 Tornado EF1 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LA GRANGE OLDHAM CO. KY 04/19/2011 23:50 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 61 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ELIZABETH TOWN HARDIN CO. KY 04/19/2011 23:52 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SIMPSONVILLE SHELBY CO. KY 04/20/2011 00:04 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ELIZABETH TOWN HARDIN CO. KY 04/20/2011 00:04 EST-5 Hail 0.88 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
PROSPECT JEFFERSON CO. KY 04/20/2011 00:05 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BARDSTOWN NELSON CO. KY 04/20/2011 00:06 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
JERICHO LARUE CO. KY 04/20/2011 00:10 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 61 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
JERICO LOGAN CO. KY 04/20/2011 00:21 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ST CATHERINE WASHINGTON CO. KY 04/20/2011 00:23 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FRANKFT CPTL CITY AR FRANKLIN CO. KY 04/20/2011 00:26 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 59 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FRANKFORT FRANKLIN CO. KY 04/20/2011 00:27 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 56 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FRANKFT CPTL CITY AR FRANKLIN CO. KY 04/20/2011 00:28 EST-5 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FRANKFORT FRANKLIN CO. KY 04/20/2011 00:29 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 56 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LA GRANGE OLDHAM CO. KY 04/20/2011 00:29 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 56 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FRANKLIN WHAK ARPT SIMPSON CO. KY 04/20/2011 00:30 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BROWNSVILLE EDMONSON CO. KY 04/20/2011 00:30 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FRANKFORT FRANKLIN CO. KY 04/20/2011 00:30 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 56 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FRANKLIN SIMPSON CO. KY 04/20/2011 00:30 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 56 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BOWLING GREEN WARREN CO. KY 04/20/2011 00:35 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 56 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MEMPHIS JCT WARREN CO. KY 04/20/2011 00:35 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WADDY SHELBY CO. KY 04/20/2011 00:39 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
PLANO WARREN CO. KY 04/20/2011 00:43 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MAGNOLIA LARUE CO. KY 04/20/2011 00:44 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BOWLING GREEN WARREN CO. KY 04/20/2011 00:45 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GEORGETOWN SCOTT CO. KY 04/20/2011 00:48 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GLASGOW BARREN CO. KY 04/20/2011 00:50 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 60 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GLASGOW BARREN CO. KY 04/20/2011 00:50 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 61 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HOLLAND ALLEN CO. KY 04/20/2011 00:52 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 56 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
NEWTOWN SCOTT CO. KY 04/20/2011 00:54 EST-5 Tornado EF1 0 0 35.00K 0.00K
BROWNSVILLE EDMONSON CO. KY 04/20/2011 00:57 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HARTFORD OHIO CO. KY 04/20/2011 01:00 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WEBBS XRDS GREEN CO. KY 04/20/2011 01:00 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LEXINGTON FAYETTE CO. KY 04/20/2011 01:04 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
NICHOLASVILLE JESSAMINE CO. KY 04/20/2011 01:05 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GARNETT HARRISON CO. KY 04/20/2011 01:06 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
EDMONTON METCALFE CO. KY 04/20/2011 01:15 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GEORGETOWN SCOTT CO. KY 04/20/2011 01:17 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MILLTOWN ADAIR CO. KY 04/20/2011 01:25 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BYBEE MADISON CO. KY 04/20/2011 01:35 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MIDDLETOWN MADISON CO. KY 04/20/2011 01:38 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
PARIS BOURBON CO. KY 04/20/2011 01:39 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
RUSSELL SPGS RUSSELL CO. KY 04/20/2011 01:42 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 35.00K 0.00K