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Event Details

Event Tornado
-- Scale EF2
-- Length 14.06 Miles
-- Width 275 Yards
State KENTUCKY
County/Area CHRISTIAN
WFO PAH
Begin Date 02/05/2008 19:09:00 CST-6
Begin Range 4
Begin Azimuth WNW
Begin Location SINKING FORK
Begin Lat/Lon 36.96/-87.65
End Date 02/05/2008 19:25:00 CST-6
End Range 3
End Azimuth NE
End Location CROFTON
End Lat/Lon 37.08/-87.44
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 2/0
Property Damage 4.40M
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative A deepening low pressure system moved northeast from Arkansas along a warm front that extended across southeast Missouri and southern Illinois. Surface dew points were in the upper 50's to lower 60's along and southeast of the warm front. A strong upper level trough over the western Plains produced a strong southwest flow of 60 to 80 knots at 500 mb. Winds at 850 mb were south to southwest around 40 knots.
Event Narrative Twenty-seven homes were damaged and 17 were destroyed. A total of 19 garages, sheds, and barns were damaged or destroyed. Of the destroyed homes, at least five were mobile homes. The two injured persons transported themselves to local hospitals. The county was declared a federal major disaster area. Peak winds were estimated near 130 mph. The average path width was 225 yards.


All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 3 27 26.491M 0.00K
SEDALIA GRAVES CO. KY 02/05/2008 17:38 CST-6 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MILBURN CARLISLE CO. KY 02/05/2008 18:10 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 70 kts. EG 0 0 50.00K 0.00K
MURRAY CALLOWAY CO. KY 02/05/2008 18:10 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 61 kts. EG 0 0 45.00K 0.00K
LYNN GROVE CALLOWAY CO. KY 02/05/2008 18:13 CST-6 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MAGEE SPGS CARLISLE CO. KY 02/05/2008 18:18 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 65 kts. EG 0 0 30.00K 0.00K
POTTERTOWN CALLOWAY CO. KY 02/05/2008 18:25 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 0 35.00K 0.00K
WHITE PLAINS HOPKINS CO. KY 02/05/2008 18:32 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 78 kts. EG 0 1 130.00K 0.00K
CANTON TRIGG CO. KY 02/05/2008 18:40 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 65 kts. EG 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
CANTON TRIGG CO. KY 02/05/2008 18:45 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 0 8.00K 0.00K
MAPLE GROVE TRIGG CO. KY 02/05/2008 18:50 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 0 60.00K 0.00K
SINKING FORK CHRISTIAN CO. KY 02/05/2008 19:09 CST-6 Tornado EF2 0 2 4.400M 0.00K
MAYFIELD GRAVES CO. KY 02/05/2008 19:13 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 3.00K 0.00K
GREENVILLE MUHLENBERG CO. KY 02/05/2008 19:44 CST-6 Tornado EF3 3 24 21.300M 0.00K
OAK GROVE CHRISTIAN CO. KY 02/05/2008 21:00 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 83 kts. EG 0 0 320.00K 0.00K
UTICA DAVIESS CO. KY 02/05/2008 21:22 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 74 kts. EG 0 0 25.00K 0.00K
CUNNINGHAM CARLISLE CO. KY 02/05/2008 21:26 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 83 kts. EG 0 0 75.00K 0.00K
STATE LINE FULTON CO. KY 02/05/2008 22:04 CST-6 Hail 0.88 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DIXON WEBSTER CO. KY 02/05/2008 22:05 CST-6 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HANSON HOPKINS CO. KY 02/05/2008 22:26 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DAWSON SPGS HOPKINS CO. KY 02/05/2008 22:40 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 56 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CALHOUN MCLEAN CO. KY 02/05/2008 22:40 CST-6 Hail 0.88 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 3 27 26.491M 0.00K