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Event Details

Event Tornado
-- Scale F3
-- Length 19.5 Miles
-- Width 500 Yards
State KENTUCKY
County/Area MARSHALL
WFO PAH
Begin Date 11/15/2005 13:56:00 CST
Begin Range 2
Begin Azimuth SW
Begin Location BREWERS
Begin Lat/Lon 36.75/-88.47
End Date 11/15/2005 14:27:00 CST
End Range 7
End Azimuth ENE
End Location BRIENSBURG
End Lat/Lon 36.93/-88.20
Deaths Direct/Indirect 1/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 20/0
Property Damage 8M
Crop Damage
Episode Narrative The total path length of the tornado across Graves, Calloway, Marshall, and Lyon Counties was 44 miles. Estimated time on the ground was 65 minutes.
Event Narrative The long-track tornado entered Marshall County from extreme northwest Calloway County. As the tornado moved quickly northeast across Marshall County, it reached its peak intensity of 200 MPH as it approached the Kentucky Lake resort campgrounds and boatyards. Until the tornado reached U.S. Highway 641 south of Benton, mostly F-1 damage occurred. Garages and barns sustained varying degrees of damage, and numerous trees were down. The most serious damage, ranging up to F-3 intensity, occurred from Big Bear Highway to Moor's Resort on Kentucky Lake. The occupant of a destroyed mobile home was killed in this area. The mobile home was thrown 40 feet and overturned before catching fire. At Moor's Resort, a year-round camping area was struck directly. A total of 115 RV's were destroyed, and the campground was devastated. A dock was demolished, taking a number of boats with it. Although the harbor and campground were destroyed, cabins and other lodging facilities outside of the tornado path were untouched. The average path width of this tornado was 275 yards, but it grew to a maximum of 500 yards in Marshall County. In Marshall County, approximately 19 homes were destroyed, 36 suffered major damage, and 65 received minor damage. The tornado then moved over Kentucky Lake and crossed into Lyon County.


Event Fatality Details

Type Age Gender Fatality Location
Death 63 Male Mobile Home


All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 1 20 8.552M 0.00K
MAYFIELD GRAVES CO. KY 11/15/2005 13:45 CST Tornado F1 0 0 50.00K 0.00K
BACKUSBURG CALLOWAY CO. KY 11/15/2005 13:55 CST Tornado F1 0 0 2.00K 0.00K
BREWERS MARSHALL CO. KY 11/15/2005 13:56 CST Tornado F3 1 20 8.000M 0.00K
KUTTAWA LYON CO. KY 11/15/2005 14:27 CST Tornado F2 0 0 500.00K 0.00K
Totals: 1 20 8.552M 0.00K