Storm Events Database

Event Details

Event Tornado
-- Scale EF1
-- Length 3.41 Miles
-- Width 125 Yards
State KENTUCKY
County/Area GRAYSON
WFO LMK
Report Source NWS Storm Survey
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2011-04-04 11:38:00.0 CST-6
Begin Location 2SE NEAFUS
Begin Lat/Lon 37.38/-86.56
End Date 2011-04-04 11:42:00.0 CST-6
End Location 2NW READY
End Lat/Lon 37.39/-86.5
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage
Crop Damage
Episode Narrative A cold front moved in from the west during the day on April 4. Ahead of the cold front both speed and directional shear were noted across central Kentucky with a 50-60 kt low-level jet. A QLCS with damaging winds and embedded tornadoes tracked across south-central Kentucky. This system produced 6 tornadoes across south central Kentucky as well as widespread wind damage and hail up to golf ball size.
Event Narrative An NWS storm survey confirmed an EF-1 tornado began at the Butler/Grayson County line just north of Dog Creek Road and ended near the intersection of J. D. Hudson Road and Coats Road. Winds reached 100 mph along its 3 mile long and 125 yard wide path. The storm cut a very narrow path through trees immediately west of KY 79 near Gracie Lane, with a number of trees snapped and uprooted. One of the trees along Gracie Lane fell on power lines, tearing them down. Metal roofing on a barn was blown off and pushed a few hundred yards downwind into the woods. A small well-constructed shed was pushed over onto its side, and another small shed was destroyed. In addition a nearby house had its metal roof blown off. The tornado may have begun to skip intermittently through some woods east of KY 79 as only a few trees lost some limbs near the intersection of Delmar Lindsey Lane and Lawrence Hayes Road. However, just to the east of this location, along Coats Road, a metal outbuilding was destroyed consistent with EF-1 damage.


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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
MORGANTOWN BUTLER CO. KY 04/04/2011 10:30 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 61 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SUGAR GROVE BUTLER CO. KY 04/04/2011 10:30 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 61 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
PRENTISS OHIO CO. KY 04/04/2011 11:13 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SHARER BUTLER CO. KY 04/04/2011 11:26 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
JERICO LOGAN CO. KY 04/04/2011 11:34 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
NEAFUS GRAYSON CO. KY 04/04/2011 11:38 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
NEEDMORE BUTLER CO. KY 04/04/2011 11:39 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 61 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CANEYVILLE GRAYSON CO. KY 04/04/2011 11:41 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HUFF EDMONSON CO. KY 04/04/2011 11:48 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 56 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
OLLIE EDMONSON CO. KY 04/04/2011 11:50 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 56 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
PRICEVILLE HART CO. KY 04/04/2011 12:02 CST-6 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
PRICEVILLE HART CO. KY 04/04/2011 12:03 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
RADCLIFF HARDIN CO. KY 04/04/2011 12:47 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 51 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BROOKS BULLITT CO. KY 04/04/2011 13:17 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MAGNOLIA LARUE CO. KY 04/04/2011 13:23 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 54 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
TEMPLE HILL BARREN CO. KY 04/04/2011 13:30 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 61 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LAWRENCEBURG ANDERSON CO. KY 04/04/2011 13:40 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GRANDVIEW MONROE CO. KY 04/04/2011 13:46 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 70 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BUSHONG MONROE CO. KY 04/04/2011 13:47 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
TOMPKINSVILLE MONROE CO. KY 04/04/2011 13:50 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 61 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
OTIA MONROE CO. KY 04/04/2011 13:55 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GRADYVILLE CUMBERLAND CO. KY 04/04/2011 14:00 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 53 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GARLIN ADAIR CO. KY 04/04/2011 14:05 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 54 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
TOMPKINSVILLE MONROE CO. KY 04/04/2011 14:05 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 61 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
RUSSELL SPGS RUSSELL CO. KY 04/04/2011 14:11 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 61 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ALBANY ARPT CLINTON CO. KY 04/04/2011 14:14 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SEVENTY SIX CLINTON CO. KY 04/04/2011 14:16 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WHITTLE RUSSELL CO. KY 04/04/2011 14:16 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 56 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
IRVINS STORE RUSSELL CO. KY 04/04/2011 14:20 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 61 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ALBANY CLINTON CO. KY 04/04/2011 14:23 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ST JOHN HARDIN CO. KY 04/04/2011 14:55 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 55 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
RICHMOND MADISON CO. KY 04/04/2011 15:06 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WINDSOR CASEY CO. KY 04/04/2011 15:16 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 70 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K