Storm Events Database

Event Details

Event Tornado
-- Scale EF2
-- Length 4.81 Miles
-- Width 200 Yards
State KENTUCKY
County/Area TRIMBLE
WFO LMK
Report Source NWS Storm Survey
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2012-03-02 15:35:00.0 EST-5
Begin Location 2W TROUT
Begin Lat/Lon 38.63/-85.43
End Date 2012-03-02 15:39:00.0 EST-5
End Location 2NW HISLE
End Lat/Lon 38.65/-85.34
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 75.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative A surface Low over Missouri early in the afternoon of March 2nd strengthened to below 990mb as it moved north into Michigan by the evening hours. Around dawn, a warm front moved north of the Ohio River. Scattered strong storms developed along this front across northern Kentucky, bringing several reports of dime sized hail. By mid afternoon, the combination of strong wind shear, temperatures rising to the upper 70s and over 2000 Joules/kg of CAPE led to the development of numerous supercells. Several of these storms produced tornadoes not only in north central Kentucky, but later in the evening across eastern Kentucky. Large hail was common, with several reports of baseball sized hail that damaged automobiles and roofs.
Event Narrative The massive EF-4 that crossed southern Indiana finally lifted in Trimble County after a solid path length of 49 miles. This tornado crossed the Ohio River as an EF-1 with a 200 yard wide path length. It damaged a home and two barns on Roger's Road. The barns were overturned with several trees damaged in a manner consistent with 105 mph winds. The tornado then crossed a heavily wooded area near the intersection of Routes 625 and 1838 and damaged some garage shingles. At this point, a second satellite vortex developed just to the south of the main circulation. It totally destroyed a barn on Rodgers Road and extensively damaged another. It severely damaged a rugged forested area before merging with the path of the original tornado near the confluence of Corn Creek Road, Highway 625, and Joyce Mill Road. At this point, the tornado was rated an EF2 with 115 mph estimated winds. Three mobile homes near the intersection of Route 625 and Joyce Mill Road were destroyed along with extensive damage to power lines and poles. Farther east, trees were damaged near Rawlett Lane. Before lifting, the twister brought EF-1 damage to two homes and a mobile home on New Hope Ridge Road. It lifted around 2 miles west of Highway 421.


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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 1 2.765M 0.00K
CHAMBERS HANCOCK CO. KY 03/02/2012 14:38 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 0 40.00K 0.00K
CLOVERPORT BRECKINRIDGE CO. KY 03/02/2012 14:43 CST-6 Tornado EF2 0 0 150.00K 0.00K
CENTERTOWN OHIO CO. KY 03/02/2012 14:56 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 61 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HARTFORD OHIO CO. KY 03/02/2012 15:00 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HORTON OHIO CO. KY 03/02/2012 15:05 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 70 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BEAVER DAM OHIO CO. KY 03/02/2012 15:12 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 56 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ARNOLD OHIO CO. KY 03/02/2012 15:15 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CANEYVILLE GRAYSON CO. KY 03/02/2012 15:20 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CANEYVILLE GRAYSON CO. KY 03/02/2012 15:20 CST-6 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CANEYVILLE GRAYSON CO. KY 03/02/2012 15:20 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 1 0.00K 0.00K
CANEYVILLE GRAYSON CO. KY 03/02/2012 15:21 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 61 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LEITCHFIELD GRAYSON CO. KY 03/02/2012 15:24 CST-6 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
TROUT TRIMBLE CO. KY 03/02/2012 15:35 EST-5 Tornado EF2 0 0 75.00K 0.00K
LEEPORT TRIMBLE CO. KY 03/02/2012 15:41 EST-5 Tornado EF3 0 0 500.00K 0.00K
BONNIEVILLE HART CO. KY 03/02/2012 15:53 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 65 kts. EG 0 0 200.00K 0.00K
HAMMONVILLE HART CO. KY 03/02/2012 15:53 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WEED ADAIR CO. KY 03/02/2012 15:53 CST-6 Hail 2.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SALMON SIMPSON CO. KY 03/02/2012 15:58 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 56 kts. EG 0 0 40.00K 0.00K
ABBOTT TRIMBLE CO. KY 03/02/2012 16:01 EST-5 Tornado EF0 0 0 50.00K 0.00K
GUSTON MEADE CO. KY 03/02/2012 16:02 EST-5 Tornado EF0 0 0 2.00K 0.00K
ALVATON WARREN CO. KY 03/02/2012 16:05 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 0 50.00K 0.00K
BRANDENBURG MEADE CO. KY 03/02/2012 16:06 EST-5 Hail 2.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BRANDENBURG MEADE CO. KY 03/02/2012 16:07 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FERGUSON LOGAN CO. KY 03/02/2012 16:07 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 65 kts. EG 0 0 15.00K 0.00K
DOE VLY ESTATES MEADE CO. KY 03/02/2012 16:09 EST-5 Hail 1.25 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
(FTK)GODMAN AAF FT K HARDIN CO. KY 03/02/2012 16:12 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
PORT ROYAL HENRY CO. KY 03/02/2012 16:12 EST-5 Tornado EF1 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
TURNERS STATION HENRY CO. KY 03/02/2012 16:13 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
GRAVEL SWITCH MARION CO. KY 03/02/2012 16:14 EST-5 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MAMMOTH CAVE EDMONSON CO. KY 03/02/2012 16:16 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
GLASGOW BARREN CO. KY 03/02/2012 16:25 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 60 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GLASGOW BARREN CO. KY 03/02/2012 16:26 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SHEPHERDSVILLE BULLITT CO. KY 03/02/2012 16:28 EST-5 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BOWLING GREEN WARREN CO. KY 03/02/2012 16:32 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 56 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BROWNINGTOWN BULLITT CO. KY 03/02/2012 16:33 EST-5 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BOWLING GREEN WARREN CO. KY 03/02/2012 16:35 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 60 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MT WASHINGTON BULLITT CO. KY 03/02/2012 16:35 EST-5 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MUNFORDVILLE HART CO. KY 03/02/2012 16:38 CST-6 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MUNFORDVILLE HART CO. KY 03/02/2012 16:39 CST-6 Hail 2.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
RANDOLPH METCALFE CO. KY 03/02/2012 16:39 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MT WASHINGTON BULLITT CO. KY 03/02/2012 16:40 EST-5 Hail 2.50 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
RANDOLPH METCALFE CO. KY 03/02/2012 16:40 CST-6 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BRYANTSVILLE GARRARD CO. KY 03/02/2012 16:41 EST-5 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
EDMONTON METCALFE CO. KY 03/02/2012 16:43 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ELK CREEK SPENCER CO. KY 03/02/2012 16:43 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 61 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CANMER HART CO. KY 03/02/2012 16:45 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
STANFORD LINCOLN CO. KY 03/02/2012 16:45 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
TAYLORSVILLE SPENCER CO. KY 03/02/2012 16:47 EST-5 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CLARKS CORNER METCALFE CO. KY 03/02/2012 16:49 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 61 kts. EG 0 0 3.00K 0.00K
GAITHERS HARDIN CO. KY 03/02/2012 16:49 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 54 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GASCON METCALFE CO. KY 03/02/2012 16:49 CST-6 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SONORA HARDIN CO. KY 03/02/2012 16:49 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 60 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ELIZABETH TOWN HARDIN CO. KY 03/02/2012 16:50 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SHELBYVILLE SHELBY CO. KY 03/02/2012 16:50 EST-5 Hail 1.25 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MT EDEN SPENCER CO. KY 03/02/2012 16:53 EST-5 Hail 2.50 in. 0 0 100.00K 0.00K
SHELBYVILLE SHELBY CO. KY 03/02/2012 16:53 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 54 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HISEVILLE BARREN CO. KY 03/02/2012 16:58 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 30.00K 0.00K
COLUMBIA ADAIR CO. KY 03/02/2012 17:00 CST-6 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 1.500M 0.00K
BALLTOWN NELSON CO. KY 03/02/2012 17:02 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CLOVERDALE FRANKLIN CO. KY 03/02/2012 17:07 EST-5 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FRANKFORT FRANKLIN CO. KY 03/02/2012 17:08 EST-5 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ALTON ANDERSON CO. KY 03/02/2012 17:10 EST-5 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ALTON ANDERSON CO. KY 03/02/2012 17:11 EST-5 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WHITE ROSE TAYLOR CO. KY 03/02/2012 17:12 EST-5 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HUMBLE RUSSELL CO. KY 03/02/2012 17:14 CST-6 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
NINEVAH ANDERSON CO. KY 03/02/2012 17:14 EST-5 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
TRAPP CLARK CO. KY 03/02/2012 17:15 EST-5 Hail 2.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GEORGETOWN SCOTT CO. KY 03/02/2012 17:23 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GEORGETOWN SCOTT CO. KY 03/02/2012 17:23 EST-5 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GRAVEL SWITCH MARION CO. KY 03/02/2012 17:35 EST-5 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HYATTSVILLE GARRARD CO. KY 03/02/2012 17:35 EST-5 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
KIRKSVILLE MADISON CO. KY 03/02/2012 17:42 EST-5 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
JUNCTION CITY BOYLE CO. KY 03/02/2012 17:44 EST-5 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WHITES MADISON CO. KY 03/02/2012 17:45 EST-5 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
RICHMOND MADISON CO. KY 03/02/2012 17:46 EST-5 Hail 2.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
KIRKSVILLE MADISON CO. KY 03/02/2012 17:47 EST-5 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
RICHMOND MADISON CO. KY 03/02/2012 17:49 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
RICHMOND MADISON CO. KY 03/02/2012 17:51 EST-5 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WACO MADISON CO. KY 03/02/2012 17:53 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 54 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CARTERSVILLE GARRARD CO. KY 03/02/2012 18:13 EST-5 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FARRISTOWN MADISON CO. KY 03/02/2012 18:20 EST-5 Hail 1.50 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LITTLE ROCK BOURBON CO. KY 03/02/2012 18:50 EST-5 Hail 1.50 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
STANFORD LINCOLN CO. KY 03/02/2012 18:58 EST-5 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
RICHMOND MADISON CO. KY 03/02/2012 19:20 EST-5 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 1 2.765M 0.00K