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The Region's Most Prolific January Tornado Outbreak Ever Recorded

 

Early on the morning of Tuesday, January 17, 2012, a powerful squall line swept through southern Indiana and central Kentucky along a sharp cold front.  Small circulations developed along the line, resulting in nine known tornadoes, mostly across southern Indiana and northern Kentucky.  The Louisville metropolitan area appeared to be at the center of the tornado activity, with four tornadoes occurring within or just outside of the city.

 

EF-1 Tornado in northeast Jefferson County and Oldham County, KY EF-1 Tornado in southeast Jefferson County, KY EF-0 Tornado in Jefferson County, IN
Straight-line wind damage in Jefferson County, IN EF-0 Tornado in Clark County, IN EF-1 Tornado in Floyd County, IN
EF-1 Tornado in Scott County, KY Straight-line wind damage in Franklin and Scott Counties, KY EF-2 Simpson/Allen County Tornado
EF-1 Tornado in DuBois County EF-0 Tornado in DuBois County Text Listing of Storm Reports
Accumulated Rainfall Map  Wind damage in Breckinridge County  

 

Radar loop of the squall line charging across the region (it may take some time to load):

Radar loop January 17, 2012

 

 

January 17, 2012 tornado outbreak map
Tornadoes

Severe Weather Reports on January 17, 2012
Reports of Severe Weather 
The red icons indicate tornadoes, the yellow icons wind damage, the orange icon is a funnel cloud, and the pink icons represent hail.

 

...EF-1 Tornado in northeast Jefferson County and Oldham County Kentucky...

Start time:  11:12am EST
End time:  11:21am EST
Wind speed:  95mph
Path length:  8.2 miles
Path width:  250 yards
injuries:  1

Narrative: The tornado touched down near the intersection of I-264 and Brownsboro Road.  The tornado tracked northeast to near the intersection of Hurstbourne Lane and Brownsboro Road where it briefly lifted.  The tornado then reformed and crossed I-265 and continued to the east-northeast through several subdivisions north and northeast of Fincastle. The tornado crossed into Oldham County, moving through Orchard Grass Hills and lifting at the northern tip of Clore Lane.  Damage indicators along the path of this tornado included multiple softwood trees down, minor shingle damage to homes, a side wall downed in a large indoor tennis facility, and a barn roof collapse. 

An injury occurred as the tornado crossed I-265 when two semi trailers were blown over.  The driver of one of the trucks was injured.

Click on the image below to see a map track:

northeast Louisville tornado track

 

Below is a radar picture taken when the tornado first touched down.  The bright green colors indicate air moving towards the radar (which is located at Fort Knox), and the bright red colors show strong winds moving away from the radar.  When those two colors are close to each other, they imply that rotation exists at the interface between the opposing airstreams.   The yellow line we plotted on the image shows the eventual track of the tornado.  (Note the weak rotation beginning to form just north of Okolona, which would go on to become the tornado that struck near Fern Creek.)  Click on the image to enlarge.

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Here a couple more radar pictures, taken from a local radar near Mount Washington.  We've zoomed in on northeast Jefferson County.  In the picture on the left the radar is showing intense rotation just inside the Watterson, at an elevation of about 1900 feet.  This rotation would spin down to the ground about a minute later, forming the tornado that went along Brownsboro Road.  Again we have annotated the radar picture with the eventual tornado track.  In the picture on the right, note how far back in the rain the tornado is located, and how the "reflectivity" (the yellows and greens) aren't really all that impressive -- no big areas of red or pink showing up.  This is typical with small tornadoes that spin up in squall lines.

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The following image is a still from a video shot by Rebecca Durham, who was near the intersection of Goose Creek Road, facing towards Brownsboro Road (click on the image for a larger version):

northeast Louisville tornado

 

The images below are courtesy Mike Howard.  The last two images are courtesy of Brandon Terry.  Please click on an image for a larger version of each picture.

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The images below are courtesy of Keith McBride.

 

 


...EF-1 Tornado in Southeast Jefferson County Kentucky...

Start time:  11:20am EST
End Time:  11:20am EST
Wind speed:  100mph
Path length:  356 yards
Path width:  90 yards
Narrative:  An EF-1 tornado touched down just to the north of the intersection of Stony Brook Drive and Hurstbourne Parkway.  The tornado traveled north-northeast along Stony Brook Drive and lifted near the intersection of Stony Brook and Laverne Drive.  Numerous trees were snapped along the path.  Siding and shingles were blown off of multiple houses.  On Michael Edward Drive the garage door was blown in on a detached garage and the roof was lifted off and shifted a foot.


Below is a radar picture of both the ongoing tornado in northeast Jefferson County and the circulation aloft that would become the Fern Creek tornado shortly after this picture was taken:

Fern Creek tornado

These photos were taken by the NWS storm survey team along the tornado path:

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Here are some photos taken by Charles Henley at Louisville International Airport as the heavy rain was coming in from the west:

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...EF-2 Tornado in Simpson and Allen Counties Kentucky...

Start time:  12:20pm CST
End time:  12:31pm CST
Wind speed:  120mph
Path length:  9 miles
Path width:  150 yards

Narrative:  This tornado touched down near Hickory Flat Road just south of its intersection with Hickory Flat-Ridge Road in Simpson County where about a dozen trees were uprooted.  The most significant damage occurred near the intersection of McKendree Church Road and Highway 100 where a well constructed brick house completely lost its roof.  Multiple barns, garages, and outbuildings were destroyed here as well.  Nearly a complete roof of one outbuilding was project 1/2 mile to the east.  Another area of significant damage was at the intersection of Highway 100 and Reeder School Road (near the Simpson/Allen County line) where a house had significant roof damage and had an exterior wall blown out.  A jeep in the driveway was blown into the house and a camper was blown from the driveway across the road with debris scattered through the field beyond.  Damage continued east into Allen County with the last evidence of damage at Walker Chapel Road about a mile south of Highway 100.

The Louisville NWS office is grateful to Tom Johnstone of the Nashville NWS office, who graciously agreed to survey this storm for us.  Mr. Johnstone was accompanied by Evan Webb, a student at the Louisville office attending Western Kentucky University.

Photos from Simpson County:

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Photos from Allen County:

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...EF-0 Tornado in Jefferson County Indiana...

 
Start Time: 10:40 AM EST
   End Time: 10:40 AM EST
   EF Scale: 0
   Wind Speed: 85 MPH
   Path Length: 0.3 Miles
   Path Width: 60 Yards

Narrative: An EF-0 tornado touched down at the Madison Municipal Airport. Damage was confined to IMS Lane. The tornado touched down briefly along this path and moved an at least 500 pound dumpster 35 feet southeast. It also moved a Beechcraft/King Air plane 10 degrees and the nose gear was broken. The airport operations building had a disabled awning and post. Part of a hangar`s siding came off with siding and insulation up in trees. Several trees were snapped along the narrow path. A witness saw the swirl as the tornado touched down.

 

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...Straight-Line Wind Damage in Jefferson County Indiana...

  Start Time: 10:41 AM EST
  End Time: 10:41 AM EST
  Wind Speed: 90-95 MPH
  Path Length: 150 Yards
  Path Width: 75 Yards

Narrative: Additional damage occurred east of the tornado damage at Madison Municipal Airport. First a nearby carport at a residence on Long Way was thrown across the road. Farther east, significant roof damage occurred at the main building at Clifty Engineering and Tool in the 2900 block of Clifty Dr, just west of Clifty Falls State Park. There was significant roof damage to the top of the main building and to a large storage building just behind it. All of the damage was directed to the east, including a tree that was down.

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 ...EF-0 Tornado in Clark County Indiana...

 
Start Time: 11:06 AM EST
   End Time: 11:07 AM EST
   Wind Speed: 75 MPH
   Path Length: 1.9 Miles
   Path Width: 30 Yards

Narrative: An EF-0 tornado first touched down at the Wal-Mart parking lot on the northwest corner of the Veteran`s Parkway near I-65. A vehicle was turned over on I-65, then the tornado skipped over an area before coming down again on a subdivision to the east, with damage occurring along Belmar Dr and Meadows Dr as well as at the intersection of Kingsfield St and Crown Ct. It took down several fences, with evidence of cyclonic circulation. It lifted again before coming down and taking the roof of a barn on Armstrong Rd.,
where the tornado ended.

sat map

 

The radar picture below shows three areas of interest.  From north to south, first there is the circulation that just produced the Clark County tornado a couple of minutes earlier.  Next, we see the strong circulation that would produce the northeast Jefferson County tornado a couple of minutes later.  Finally, over Louisville International Airport  we see the beginnings of a circulation that will go on to produce the Fern Creek tornado

three circulations

 

Here are a couple of photos taken by the NWS storm survey team:

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...EF-1 Tornado in Floyd County Indiana...

 
Start Time: 11:00 AM EST
   End Time: 11:02 AM EST
   EF Scale: 1
   Wind Speed: 95-100 MPH
   Path Length: 1.2 Miles
   Path Width: 50 Yards

Narrative: EF-1 tornado first touched down on East Riley Rd. in CountyFloyds Knobs, where a garage was destroyed. The tornado continued east across the Knobs toward Binford Rd, where it took multiple trees down. The tornado crossed Paoli Pike just north of I-265 and caused roof damage at the Knob Point Apartments.

 

Here's a radar picture showing the circulation that produced the tornado:

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A few photos from the NWS storm survey team:

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...EF-1 Tornado in Scott County Kentucky...

Start Time:  12:12pm EST
End Time:  12:12pm EST
EF Scale:  1
Wind speed:  90mph
Path length:  0.45 mile
Path width:  75 yards

Narrative:  This tornado touched down at 338 Soards Road and moved northeast, lifting as it began to cross a small lake.  A well-anchored 50x20 three bay barn was destroyed and scattered in three directions.  A 20x30 barn was also destroyed, and a third small barn along the path was damaged.  Numerous trees were blown down, snapped, or uprooted.  Fences were torn down as well.  This survey was conducted by personnel from both the NWS and emergency management from Franklin and Scott Counties.

 

These photos were taken by the official National Weather Service storm survey team, in conjunction with Scott County Emergency Management.  Please click on an image to see a larger version.

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...2 Tornadoes in DuBois County...

  

EF-0 Tornado

Start Time: 9:44am EST
End Time: 9:44am EST
Wind speed: 80 mph
Path length: 0.1 mile
Path width: 25 yards

Narrative: Touched down 2.7 miles southwest of Huntingburg. An outbuilding was destroyed and debris was scattered for a quarter mile.

NWS storm survey team photos:

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EF-1 Tornado

Start Time:  9:54am EST
End Time:  10:03am EST
Wind speed:  95mph
Path length:  9 miles
Path width:  100 yards

Narrative:  This tornado touched down three miles northeast of Huntingburg, destroying a barn and blowing several outbuildings off their foundation.  The tornado skipped east-northeast for nearly 9 miles across primarily open fields.  Structural damage occurred along IN-162 where over 50 feet of a 600 foot long commercial outbuilding was destroyed.  One-half mile east of IN-162, numerous outbuildings were damaged and a small grain hopper was toppled.  Continuing east-northeast, a roof was blown off of one barn and another barn had roof sections peeled off on St. Anthony Road West.  Occasional uprooted and snapped trees occurred for an additional 5 miles before the tornado dissipated after destroying a 40 by 50 foot tool shed 1.6 miles south-southeast of Celestine.

A radar picture taken as the EF-1 tornado was moving across Dubois County:

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Photos of tornado damage from the NWS storm survey team and Dubois County Emergency Management:

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Here's a photo of straight-line wind damage near the touchdown of the tornado:

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...Straight-Line Wind Damage in Franklin County and Scott County, Kentucky...

Start time:  11:59am EST
End time:  11:59am EST
Wind speed:  65mph

Narrative:  Near the intersection of Highways 421 and 60 on Leestown Road in Franklin County a power pole was blown down near a Toyota dealership.  Also, at a storage unit facility, the roof was removed from three of the units and blown downwind.  The doors of the units were open.  In Scott County at the intersection of Muir Lane and Midway Lane a 60 by 40 horse barn's roof was blown downwind, trees were blown down, and shingles were torn off of a house along a 200 yard path.

Here are some photos taken in Frankfort by the NWS Storm Survey Team:

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Some more photos from the survey in Franklin County, this time along Muir Lane:

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...Straight-Line Wind Damage in Scott County, Kentucky...

Start time:  12:13pm EST
End time:  12:13pm EST
Wind speed:  60mph

Narrative:  In Georgetown 60mph winds blew the roof of of a community center at 221 Oregon Road. This survey was conducted by personnel from both the NWS and emergency management from Scott County.  Below is a photo of the ceiling inside the center, as well as a shot of the Louisville weather office's Meteorologist-in-Charge speaking with local media at the site.

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...Straight-Line Wind Damage in Breckinridge County...

Start time:  10:25am CST
End time:  10:25am CST
Wind speed:  65mph

Narrative:  Strong winds five miles south-southwest of Harned removed the roof from an old barn and threw it onto a nearby house, damaging the home's roof.

Photos from the NWS storm survey team:

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...Rainfall during the event...

Rainfall January 16-17, 2012

 


...Text Listing of Storm Reports...

..TIME...   ...EVENT...      ...CITY LOCATION...     ...LAT.LON...
..DATE...   ....MAG....      ..COUNTY LOCATION..ST.. ...SOURCE....
            ..REMARKS..

0944 AM     TORNADO          3 SW HUNTINGBURG        38.27N  86.99W
01/17/2012                   DUBOIS             IN   NWS STORM SURVEY

            EF-0 TORNADO...ESTIMATED WINDS 80 MPH...PATH LENGTH 0.1
            MILES...WIDTH 25 YDS...OUTBUILDING DESTROYED AND DEBRIS
            SCATTERED FOR A QUARTER MILE.

0954 AM     TORNADO          3 NE HUNTINGBURG        38.33N  86.92W
01/17/2012                   DUBOIS             IN   NWS STORM SURVEY

            EF-1 TORNADO...ESTIMATED WINDS 95 MPH...PATH LENGTH 9
            MI...WIDTH 100 YDS...NUMEROUS OUTBUILDINGS DAMAGED AND
            SMALL GRAIN HOPPER TOPPLED. DOZENS OF TREES DOWNED. ROOF
            DAMAGE OFF OF ST ANTHONY ROAD WEST. TOOL SHED DESTROYED
            SSE OF CELESTINE.

1003 AM     NON-TSTM WND DMG LOUISVILLE              38.22N  85.74W
01/17/2012                   JEFFERSON          KY   PUBLIC

            CAR WINDSHIELDS DAMAGED NEAR FAIRGROUNDS.

1021 AM     TSTM WND DMG     3 NE HOLLAND            38.28N  87.00W
01/17/2012                   DUBOIS             IN   EMERGENCY MNGR

            OUTBUILDING BLOWN ON ROAD.

1026 AM     TSTM WND DMG     1 N HUNTINGBURG         38.31N  86.96W
01/17/2012                   DUBOIS             IN   PUBLIC

            NUMEROUS TREE LIMBS DOWN.

1026 AM     TSTM WND DMG     2 N HUNTINGBURG         38.33N  86.96W
01/17/2012                   DUBOIS             IN   NEWSPAPER

            SEMI TRUCK OVERTURNED ON U.S. 231 JUST NORTH OF PHOENIX
            DRIVE DUE TO STRONG WINDS

1032 AM     FUNNEL CLOUD     1 SE CURBY              38.23N  86.37W
01/17/2012                   CRAWFORD           IN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            SPOTTER SEES RAIN WRAPPED FUNNEL.

1040 AM     TSTM WND DMG     1 E MADISON             38.76N  85.45W
01/17/2012                   JEFFERSON          IN   NWS EMPLOYEE

            REPORT RELAYED FROM JKL NWS. ROOF TAKEN OFF BLDG. BARK
            OFF TELEPHONE POLES. DOOR TO GARAGE RIPPED OFF AN THROWN
            AROUND METAL POLE. DAMAGE LOCATED A MILE OR TWO WEST OF
            CLIFTY FALLS STATE PARKS NORTH ENTRANCE.

1040 AM     TORNADO          MADISON                 38.76N  85.46W
01/17/2012                   JEFFERSON          IN   NWS STORM SURVEY

            EF-0 TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN AT MADISON MUNICIPAL AIRPORT.
            DAMAGE WAS CONFINED TO IMS LN. THE DAMAGE PATH WAS 0.3
            MILES LONG AND 60 YARDS WIDE. A LARGE DUMPSTER WAS MOVED
            35 FEET AND AN AIRPLANE WAS SHIFTED. PART OF A HANGARS
            SIDING CAME OFF ALONG WITH A DISABLED AWNING AND POST AT
            THE AIRPORT OPERATIONS BUILDING. SEVERAL TREES WERE
            SNAPPED ALONG THE NARROW PATH.

1049 AM     TSTM WND DMG     MADISON                 38.76N  85.38W
01/17/2012                   JEFFERSON          IN   PUBLIC

            DAMAGE TO BUILDING AT AIRPORT

1049 AM     TSTM WND DMG     2 N MADISON             38.78N  85.38W
01/17/2012                   JEFFERSON          IN   EMERGENCY MNGR

            MAJOR BUILDING DAMAGE...ONE BUILDING LOST ROOF ON IN
            62. POWER LINES AND TREES DOWN. WIND DAMAGE A MILE WIDE
            NEAR AIRPORT.

1100 AM     TORNADO          FLOYDS KNOBS            38.31N  85.87W
01/17/2012                   FLOYD              IN   NWS STORM SURVEY

            EF-1 TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN ON EAST RILEY RD IN FLOYDS
            KNOBS AND DESTROYED A GARAGE. THE TORNADO CONTINUED EAST
            ALONG BINFORD ROAD WHERE MULTIPLE TREES WERE DOWN. THE
            TORNADO CONTINUED EAST ACROSS PAOLI PIKE AND CAUSED ROOF
            DAMAGE AT KNOB POINT APARTMENTS BEFORE LIFTING.

1105 AM     TSTM WND GST     PLEASURE RIDGE PARK     38.15N  85.85W
01/17/2012  E60 MPH          JEFFERSON          KY   TRAINED SPOTTER

1106 AM     TORNADO          1 NNE CLARKSVILLE       38.33N  85.76W
01/17/2012                   CLARK              IN   NWS STORM SURVEY

            EF-0 TORNADO FIRST TOUCHED DOWN AT THE WAL-MART PARKING
            LOT AT VETERANS PARKWAY NEAR I-65. A VEHICLE WAS TURNED
            OVER ON I-65. THE TORNADO SKIPPED TO A SUBDIVISION EAST
            OF THERE CAUSING DAMAGE ALONG BELMAR AND MEADOWS DR AS
            WELL AS AT THE INTERSECTION OF KINGSFIELD ST AND CROWN
            CT. IT TOOK DOWN SEVERAL FENCES AND THEN LATER THE ROOF
            OF A BARN ON ARMSTRONG RD... WHERE THE TORNADO ENDED.

1107 AM     TSTM WND DMG     2 SSW LOUISVILLE        38.20N  85.75W
01/17/2012                   JEFFERSON          KY   TRAINED SPOTTER

            4 LARGE UTILITY POLES BROKEN ON DAKOTA AVE AND FLOYD
            ST.

1107 AM     TSTM WND DMG     CLOVERPORT              37.83N  86.63W
01/17/2012                   BRECKINRIDGE       KY   DEPT OF HIGHWAYS

            SEVERAL TREES DOWN NEAR CLOVERPORT

1110 AM     TSTM WND DMG     2 N ST. MATTHEWS        38.28N  85.64W
01/17/2012                   JEFFERSON          KY   PUBLIC

            TWITTER REPORT OF POWER LINES DOWN AT WATTERSON AND
            BROWNSBORO RD.

1112 AM     TORNADO          2 N ST. MATTHEWS        38.28N  85.64W
01/17/2012                   JEFFERSON          KY   NWS STORM SURVEY

            *** 1 INJ *** EF-1 TORNADO WITH WIND SPEED ESTIMATED AT
            95 MPH. PATH LENGTH WAS 5.7 MILES AND PATH WIDTH WAS 250
            YARDS. THE TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN NEAR INTERSECTION OF
            I-264 AND BROWNSBORO ROAD AND TRACKED NORTHEAST TO NEAR
            THE INTERSECTION OF HURSTBOURNE AND BROWNSBORO WHERE IT
            LIFTED BRIEFLY. IT THEN REFORMED AND CROSSED I-265 AND
            CONTINUED EAST NORTHEAST INTO A COUPLE OF SUBDIVISIONS.
            IT LIFTED JUST NORTHEAST OF A HORSE BARN NEAR MURPHY LN.

1115 AM     TSTM WND DMG     LOUISVILLE              38.22N  85.74W
01/17/2012                   JEFFERSON          KY   PUBLIC

            AIR CONDITIONING UNIT BLOWN OFF DOWNTOWN HOTEL.

1115 AM     TSTM WND DMG     3 NNW ANCHORAGE         38.31N  85.57W
01/17/2012                   JEFFERSON          KY   PUBLIC

            BROADCAST MEDIA RELAYED REPORT OF ONE POSSIBLY TWO
            SEMIS OVERTURNED NEAR BROWNSBORO EXIT ON SNYDER.

1115 AM     TSTM WND DMG     3 SSE PROSPECT          38.31N  85.58W
01/17/2012                   JEFFERSON          KY   TRAINED SPOTTER

            TREES DOWN ONE ON TOP OF TRUCK IN VICINITY OF GOOSE
            CREEK AND HWY 22. SIDE OF HOUSE BLOWN OFF ALONG BAY
            WINDOW AND SHINGLE DAMAGE.

1115 AM     TSTM WND DMG     3 SSE PROSPECT          38.31N  85.58W
01/17/2012                   JEFFERSON          KY   COUNTY OFFICIAL

            HURSTBOURNE AND BROWNSBORO RD HWY 22 IMPASSABLE DUE TO
            TREES DOWN. REPORT RELAYED VIA METROSAFE.

1115 AM     TSTM WND DMG     2 N LYNDON              38.30N  85.59W
01/17/2012                   JEFFERSON          KY   COUNTY OFFICIAL

            TREE FELL ON HOUSE IN THE 3600 BLOCK OF REMS RD

1119 AM     TSTM WND DMG     1 NNW FERN CREEK        38.17N  85.60W
01/17/2012                   JEFFERSON          KY   NWS EMPLOYEE

            SEVERAL TREES DOWN AND SEVERAL SNAPPED ALONG WITH
            SHINGLES BLOWN OFF HOUSES ON STONEY BROOK DR NEAR
            MICHAEL EDWARDS DR. A TREE WAS TOPPED NEAR ROMAN CT. THE
            ROOF OF ONE HOUSE WAS SHIFTED 4-6 INCHES. SOME SIDING
            TAKEN OFF OF HOUSES AS WELL.

1119 AM     TSTM WND DMG     2 WNW PEWEE VALLEY      38.32N  85.52W
01/17/2012                   OLDHAM             KY   NWS STORM SURVEY

            ADDITIONAL ISOLATED WIND DAMAGE OCCURRED IN THE WINDY
            WILLOW AND ORCHARD GRASS HILLS SUBDIVISION. SEVERAL
            TREES WERE UPROOTED OR SNAPPED CLOSE TO THE GROUND ALONG
            WITH MINOR SIDING AND ROOF ISSUES ON AREA HOUSES.

1120 AM     TORNADO          1 NNW FERN CREEK        38.17N  85.60W
01/17/2012                   JEFFERSON          KY   NWS STORM SURVEY

            AN NWS STORM SURVEY CONFIRMED AN EF-1 TORNADO WITH
            WINDS OF 95-100 MPH TOUCHED DOWN JUST TO THE NORTH OF
            THE INTERSECTION OF STONY BROOK DR AND HURSTBOURNE PKWY.
            THE TORNADO TRAVELED TO THE NNE FOR 0.45 MILES AND
            LIFTED NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF LAVERNE DR AND STONY
            BROOK. THE PATH WIDTH WAS 90 YARDS. NUMEROUS TREES WERE
            SNAPPED AND UPROOTED. SIDING AND SHINGLES WERE BLOWN OFF
            HOUSES. A GARAGE HAD ITS DOOR BLOWN IN AND ITS ROOF
            LIFTED AND SHIFTED ONE FOOT.

1121 AM     TSTM WND DMG     3 N JEFFERSONVILLE      38.34N  85.73W
01/17/2012                   CLARK              IN   PUBLIC

            OUTBUILDINGS ON FARM BLOWN OVER... HOME UNDER
            CONTRUCTION DESTROYED NEAR CORNER OF HOLMANS LANE AND
            VETERANS PARKWAY.

1121 AM     TSTM WND DMG     HARDINSBURG             37.78N  86.45W
01/17/2012                   BRECKINRIDGE       KY   EMERGENCY MNGR

            A FEW SHINGLES BLOWN OFF A HOUSE IN HARDINSBURG

1123 AM     TSTM WND DMG     4 N JEFFERSONVILLE      38.36N  85.73W
01/17/2012                   CLARK              IN   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            TORNADO SEEN CROSSING I-65 NEAR 4 MILE MARKER. SIGNS
            AND VECHICLES DAMAGED. LARGE DUMPSTER MOVED.

1123 AM     TSTM WND DMG     MCQUADY                 37.70N  86.52W
01/17/2012                   BRECKINRIDGE       KY   DEPT OF HIGHWAYS

            CATTLE TRAILER TURNED OVER NEAR MCQUADY

1125 AM     HAIL             2 W FORDSVILLE          37.64N  86.75W
01/17/2012  M0.50 INCH       OHIO               KY   TRAINED SPOTTER

1125 AM     TSTM WND DMG     4 N JEFFERSONVILLE      38.36N  85.73W
01/17/2012                   CLARK              IN   EMERGENCY MNGR

            SECTIONS OF ROOF REMOVED FROM HOMES IN THE MEADOWS
            SUBDIVISION OFF OF HAMBURG PIKE AND ARMSTRONG FARMS
            SUBDIVSION OFF OF VETERANS PARKWAY.

1125 AM     TSTM WND DMG     2 W BALLARDSVILLE       38.37N  85.39W
01/17/2012                   OLDHAM             KY   TRAINED SPOTTER

            TREE UPROOTED ON FOX TRAIL COURT.

1128 AM     TSTM WND DMG     ANCHORAGE               38.27N  85.54W
01/17/2012                   JEFFERSON          KY   NWS EMPLOYEE

            12 INCH DIAMETER TREE DOWN NEAR WESTPORT ROAD AND
            I-265.

1130 AM     TSTM WND DMG     3 NNW CHESTNUT GROVE    38.34N  85.28W
01/17/2012                   SHELBY             KY   PUBLIC

            BARN SPLIT. SEVERAL TREES TWISTED. PART OF A SILO
            MISSING AT A FARM ALONG HWY 53 IN NORTH SHELBY COUNTY.

1132 AM     TSTM WND DMG     HARNED                  37.75N  86.42W
01/17/2012                   BRECKINRIDGE       KY   PUBLIC

            TREES DOWN

1135 AM     TSTM WND DMG     ROFF                    37.65N  86.43W
01/17/2012                   BRECKINRIDGE       KY   DEPT OF HIGHWAYS

            SEVERAL TREES DOWN NEAR ROFF

1142 AM     TSTM WND DMG     MCDANIELS               37.60N  86.43W
01/17/2012                   BRECKINRIDGE       KY   CO-OP OBSERVER

            6 INCH LIMBS BLOWN OFF.

1152 AM     TSTM WND DMG     LOUISVILLE              38.22N  85.74W
01/17/2012                   JEFFERSON          KY   NWS EMPLOYEE

            TREE UPROOTED AT ZORN AVE AND RIVER ROAD.

1158 AM     TSTM WND DMG     3 ESE FRANKFORT         38.17N  84.81W
01/17/2012                   FRANKLIN           KY   TRAINED SPOTTER

            A TRAINED SPOTTER REPORTED A SHOP WAS DESTROYED ON
            LEESTOWN ROAD.

1159 AM     TSTM WND DMG     2 SSW FORKS OF ELKHORN  38.19N  84.82W
01/17/2012                   FRANKLIN           KY   NWS STORM SURVEY

            ESTIMATED 65MPH WINDS. POWER POLE BLOWN DOWN BEHIND
            TOYOTA DEALERSHIP NEAR INTERSECTION OF HIGHWAYS 421 AND
            60. ROOFS REMOVED FROM SEVERAL STORAGE UNITS.

1200 PM     TSTM WND DMG     2 SSW FORKS OF ELKHORN  38.19N  84.81W
01/17/2012                   FRANKLIN           KY   BROADCAST MEDIA

            ROOF BLOWN OFF STORAGE FACILITY ON LEESTOWN ROAD.

1205 PM     TSTM WND DMG     2 SE HIGHGROVE          37.95N  85.45W
01/17/2012                   NELSON             KY   TRAINED SPOTTER

            LOST SOME SHINGLES OFF ROOF AND 8 INCH DIAMETER TREE
            DOWN.

1210 PM     TSTM WND DMG     3 NNE MIDWAY            38.18N  84.67W
01/17/2012                   SCOTT              KY   NWS STORM SURVEY

            60 BY 40 HORSE BARN LOST ITS ROOF. TREES BLOWN DOWN AND
            SHINGLES BLOWN OFF HOUSE. ESTIMATED 65 MPH WINDS. PATH
            LENGTH 200 YARDS.

1212 PM     TSTM WND DMG     GEORGETOWN              38.20N  84.55W
01/17/2012                   SCOTT              KY   BROADCAST MEDIA

            ROOF DAMAGE TO A BUILDING IN GEORGETOWN. WATER THEN
            DAMAGED THE INTERIOR. WIND SPEED UNKNOWN.

1212 PM     TSTM WND DMG     5 W GEORGETOWN          38.20N  84.65W
01/17/2012                   SCOTT              KY   BROADCAST MEDIA

            QUARTER OF A ROOF BLOWN OFF ON MUIR LANE.

1212 PM     TORNADO          4 NNE MIDWAY            38.20N  84.66W
01/17/2012                   SCOTT              KY   NWS STORM SURVEY

            EF1 TORNADO DESTROYED TWO BARNS AND DAMAGED ONE. MANY
            TREES SNAPPED...UPROOTED... AND BLOWN DOWN. FENCES
            DESTROYED.

1213 PM     TSTM WND DMG     GEORGETOWN              38.20N  84.55W
01/17/2012                   SCOTT              KY   NWS STORM SURVEY

            60MPH WINDS TOOK THE ROOF FROM A COMMUNITY CENTER AT
            221 OREGON STREET.

1215 PM     TSTM WND DMG     4 SW ATHERTONVILLE      37.60N  85.66W
01/17/2012                   LARUE              KY   EMERGENCY MNGR

            A COUPLE OF TREES DOWN AND A UTILITY POLE DOWN ON WHITE
            CITY ROAD.

1218 PM     HAIL             3 NW WINDYVILLE         37.25N  86.38W
01/17/2012  E0.88 INCH       EDMONSON           KY   TRAINED SPOTTER

            COCORAHS REPORT OF SOME NICKLE SIZED HAIL MIXED IN WITH
            SMALLER HAIL. ALSO WIND GUST MEASURED AT 53 MPH.

0120 PM     TSTM WND GST     3 NW WINCHESTER         38.03N  84.23W
01/17/2012  M60 MPH          CLARK              KY   MESONET

0120 PM     TSTM WND DMG     4 SSW MT. ARIEAL        36.70N  86.41W
01/17/2012                   ALLEN              KY   BROADCAST MEDIA

            REPORT RELAYED OF ROADWAYS BLOCKED ALONG HWY 100
            BETWEEN ALLEN SIMPSON COUNTY... CLAIRE RD AND OTHER
            AREAS ALONG FRANKLIN RD... HWY 100.

0120 PM     TORNADO          2 N RAPIDS              36.70N  86.47W
01/17/2012                   SIMPSON            KY   NWS STORM SURVEY

            EF2 TORNADO STARTED NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF HICKORY
            FLAT ROAD AND HICKORY FLAT RAPIDS ROAD AND CONTINUED
            EAST INTO ALLEN COUNTY. THE WORST DAMAGE WAS AT
            MCKENDREE CHURCH RD AND KY 100 WHERE A BRICK HOME HAD
            COMPLETE ROOF LOSS AND SEVERAL OUTBUILDINGS WERE
            DESTROYED. PATH LENGTH IN SIMPSON COUNTY WAS APPROX 3
            MILES. MAX PATH WIDTH WAS 150 YARDS.

0121 PM     TSTM WND DMG     5 S GOLD CITY           36.68N  86.45W
01/17/2012                   SIMPSON            KY   TRAINED SPOTTER

            STARTING AT MCKENDREE CHURCH ROAD AND KY 100...TREES
            DOWN...ROOF OFF OF HOMES...BARNS DAMAGED...DAMAGE PATH
            MOVED DOWN KY 100. TREES BLOCKED A PORTION OF KY 100
            NEAR HICKORY FLAT.

0121 PM     TSTM WND DMG     5 S GOLD CITY           36.68N  86.45W
01/17/2012                   SIMPSON            KY   EMERGENCY MNGR

            HOUSE DESTROYED ON MCKENDREE CHURCH ROAD NEAR KY
            100...MAJOR HOUSE DAMAGE NEAR KY 100 AND KY 2601

0124 PM     TORNADO          7 SW SCOTTSVILLE        36.68N  86.29W
01/17/2012                   ALLEN              KY   NWS STORM SURVEY

            THE EF2 TORNADO IN SIMPSON COUNTY CONTINUED INTO ALLEN
            COUNTY ALONG WALKERS CHAPEL RD TO APPROXIMATELY 1 MILE
            SOUTH OF KY 100. SEVERAL BARNS WERE DESTROYED...ROOF
            DAMAGE TO HOMES...AND THOUSANDS OF TREES DAMAGED. PATH
            LENGTH IN ALLEN COUNTY WAS APPROX 6 MILES.

0125 PM     TSTM WND GST     5 NW SUMMERSVILLE       37.37N  85.68W
01/17/2012  E60 MPH          GREEN              KY   TRAINED SPOTTER

0130 PM     TSTM WND DMG     4 SE MT. ARIEAL         36.71N  86.32W
01/17/2012                   ALLEN              KY   BROADCAST MEDIA

            PROPERTY DAMAGE AT CLAIRE RD... WALKERS CHAPEL...
            PERRYTOWN RD AREA.

0130 PM     TSTM WND DMG     5 SW SCOTTSVILLE        36.69N  86.26W
01/17/2012                   ALLEN              KY   BROADCAST MEDIA

            DAMAGE REPORTED ALONG NEW BUCK CREEK... OLD BUCK CREEK
            RD NEAR PETROLEUM.

0131 PM     TSTM WND DMG     1 NNW GREENSBURG        37.27N  85.50W
01/17/2012                   GREEN              KY   TRAINED SPOTTER

            TREE DOWN AT A PARK BLOCKING THE ROAD LEAVING THE PARK.

0135 PM     TSTM WND DMG     5 WNW REDHOUSE          37.87N  84.34W
01/17/2012                   MADISON            KY   EMERGENCY MNGR

            TREE DOWN ON LOWER HINES CREEK ROAD.

0155 PM     TSTM WND DMG     7 NW LIBERTY            37.39N  85.02W
01/17/2012                   CASEY              KY   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            TREES DOWN ON WILSON RIDGE ROAD.

 


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