April 23, 2011

On April 23, 2011 a very small tornado briefly touched down in Harrison County, KY as a squall line swept through the region.

EF Scale:  EF0
Begin time:  6:09am EDT
End time:  6:09am EDT
Begin point:  1.5 miles east of Connersville
End point:  2 miles east of Connersville
Wind speed:  85 mph
Path length:  0.5 mile
Path width:  75 yards
Injuries:  0
Fatalities:  0

Two dozen large trees were uprooted or snapped.  Two large barns had pieces of tin roofing ripped off and thrown.  A small garage was completely destroyed with only minor damage to its contents.  Pieces of oak fencing were tossed around and two small outbuildings were damaged.

April 23, 2011 Weather Map A strong squall line developed near the Ohio River ahead of a cold front during the pre-dawn hours of April 23 and rushed eastward through central and eastern Kentucky.  As the line crossed Harrison County it spun up a quick tornado just west of Cynthiana.
 Radar April 23, 2011 This is how the radar looked when the tornado developed.

Harrison County KY tornado track


The following photos were taken by a NWS Storm Survey Team:

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