Storm Events Database

Event Details

Event Tornado
-- Scale EF1
-- Length 1.18 Miles
-- Width 200 Yards
State INDIANA
County/Area CLARK
WFO LMK
Report Source NWS Storm Survey
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2011-04-19 23:28:00.0 EST-5
Begin Location 1ESE JEFFERSONVILLE ARPT
Begin Lat/Lon 38.33/-85.73
End Date 2011-04-19 23:29:00.0 EST-5
End Location 2SSW WATSON
End Lat/Lon 38.33/-85.71
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 An NWS storm survey confirmed an EF-1 tornado with wind speeds up to 90 mph. The tornado started in Sunset Trailer Park where about two dozen trailers were damaged. Several trailers were moved off of their foundations and had roof damage. One trailer's roof was thrown 65 yards. Trees and power lines were damaged as well. The tornado then weakened slightly to 80 mph as it moved northeast into a subdivision damaging several small trees, sheds, and roofs. A trampoline was thrown and wrapped around a shed and a tree. More tornado damage was then found at the end of a subdivision right behind a church off of Holmans Lane. The south side of the church was completely blown out. Sheds were destroyed and trees uprooted. Insulation was thrown from north to southeast. Across Holmans Lane tree and shingle damage was found. The path ended near Indiana 62.


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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 0 0.00K 0.00K
HUNTINGBURG DUBOIS CO. IN 04/19/2011 22:22 EST-5 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
IRELAND DUBOIS CO. IN 04/19/2011 22:22 EST-5 Tornado EF1 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HAYSVILLE DUBOIS CO. IN 04/19/2011 22:25 EST-5 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
JASPER DUBOIS CO. IN 04/19/2011 22:25 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 58 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BRETZVILLE DUBOIS CO. IN 04/19/2011 22:26 EST-5 Tornado EF2 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ST MARKS DUBOIS CO. IN 04/19/2011 22:26 EST-5 Tornado EF1 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
JASPER DUBOIS CO. IN 04/19/2011 22:34 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 56 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
JASPER DUBOIS CO. IN 04/19/2011 22:35 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 61 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
TASWELL CRAWFORD CO. IN 04/19/2011 22:38 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 56 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ROLAND ORANGE CO. IN 04/19/2011 22:39 EST-5 Tornado EF2 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GREENBRIER ORANGE CO. IN 04/19/2011 22:40 EST-5 Tornado EF1 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
NEWTON STEWART ORANGE CO. IN 04/19/2011 22:40 EST-5 Tornado EF1 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
TROY PERRY CO. IN 04/19/2011 22:43 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 56 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
YOUNGS CREEK ORANGE CO. IN 04/19/2011 22:47 EST-5 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CHAMBERSBURG ORANGE CO. IN 04/19/2011 22:49 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 78 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
TELL CITY PERRY CO. IN 04/19/2011 22:49 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 56 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ORLEANS ARPT ORANGE CO. IN 04/19/2011 22:50 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 55 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
PAOLI ORANGE CO. IN 04/19/2011 22:50 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ENGLISH CRAWFORD CO. IN 04/19/2011 22:51 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 56 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LEAVENWORTH CRAWFORD CO. IN 04/19/2011 22:59 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 61 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LIVONIA WASHINGTON CO. IN 04/19/2011 22:59 EST-5 Tornado EF1 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LIVONIA WASHINGTON CO. IN 04/19/2011 23:00 EST-5 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ROME PERRY CO. IN 04/19/2011 23:02 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 55 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
VALEENE ORANGE CO. IN 04/19/2011 23:03 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WHITE CLOUD HARRISON CO. IN 04/19/2011 23:04 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 61 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SALEM WASHINGTON CO. IN 04/19/2011 23:07 EST-5 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CORYDON HARRISON CO. IN 04/19/2011 23:09 EST-5 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CORYDON HARRISON CO. IN 04/19/2011 23:09 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LEAVENWORTH CRAWFORD CO. IN 04/19/2011 23:10 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CORYDON HARRISON CO. IN 04/19/2011 23:14 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
NEW PHILADELPHIA WASHINGTON CO. IN 04/19/2011 23:14 EST-5 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
NEW ALBANY FLOYD CO. IN 04/19/2011 23:15 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 56 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
NEW PEKIN WASHINGTON CO. IN 04/19/2011 23:15 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SCOTTSBURG SCOTT CO. IN 04/19/2011 23:17 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LEOTA SCOTT CO. IN 04/19/2011 23:18 EST-5 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SCOTTSBURG SCOTT CO. IN 04/19/2011 23:19 EST-5 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GALENA FLOYD CO. IN 04/19/2011 23:20 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SCOTTSBURG SCOTT CO. IN 04/19/2011 23:20 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
NEW ALBANY FLOYD CO. IN 04/19/2011 23:23 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 56 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DEPUTY JEFFERSON CO. IN 04/19/2011 23:25 EST-5 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
EDWARDSVILLE FLOYD CO. IN 04/19/2011 23:26 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 56 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DEPUTY JEFFERSON CO. IN 04/19/2011 23:28 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 56 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
JEFFERSONVILLE ARPT CLARK CO. IN 04/19/2011 23:28 EST-5 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
JEFFERSONVILLE ARPT CLARK CO. IN 04/19/2011 23:28 EST-5 Tornado EF1 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
AUSTIN SCOTT CO. IN 04/19/2011 23:29 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 54 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SCOTTSBURG SCOTT CO. IN 04/19/2011 23:29 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 56 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LANCASTER JEFFERSON CO. IN 04/19/2011 23:36 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 56 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CHINA JEFFERSON CO. IN 04/19/2011 23:40 EST-5 Tornado EF1 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BRYANTSBURG JEFFERSON CO. IN 04/19/2011 23:41 EST-5 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K