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Quick summary of seven found tornadoes:

EF-1 tornado in Orange County at 1:47am EST
EF-0 tornado in Meade County at 4:05am EST
EF-0 tornado in Harrison County, IN and Jefferson County, KY at  4:17am EST
EF-2 tornado in Warren County at 3:38am CST
EF-1 tornado in Edmonson County at 3:42am CST
EF-1 tornado in Barren County at 3:49am CST
EF-0 tornado in Marion County at 5:42am EST

 

January 30, 2013 Tornadoes

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A powerful line of storms moved through the Ohio Valley during the pre-dawn hours of January 30th, 2013. The storms developed ahead of a strong cold front trailing from a strengthening surface low that moved into the lower Great Lakes. These storms tapped into incredibly strong winds just above the surface and produced scattered instances of damage throughout southern Indiana and central Kentucky. Below is a surface map from just after midnight on the 30th, depicting the strong surface low and trailing cold front. Note the sharp temperature changes between the upper 60s across our area, and temperatures below zero in Montana and southern Canada.

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Below is a summary map of the reports across the region:

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Below is a summary of preliminary storm reports the NWS in Louisville has received so far.

PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT...SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LOUISVILLE KY
346 PM EST THU JAN 31 2013

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

0147 AM     TORNADO          3 N WEST BADEN SPRINGS  38.61N  86.61W
01/30/2013                   ORANGE             IN   NWS STORM SURVEY

            A HOME HAD SEVERE ROOF DAMAGE AND ITS PORCH WAS THROWN
            SEVERAL YARDS...SMALL TWIGS DRIVEN THROUGH THE SIDING OF
            THE HOME...SEVERAL TREES WERE TOPPLED...EF0

0202 AM     TSTM WND DMG     5 WSW GATCHEL           38.03N  86.74W
01/30/2013                   PERRY              IN   EMERGENCY MNGR

            STRUCTURAL DAMAGE ON A HOUSE...INCLUDING WALLS DOWN ON
            A GARAGE. FIELD TANKS WERE ALSO OVERTURNED AND SEVERAL
            TREES WERE DOWNED. TIME ESTIMATED FROM RADAR

0311 AM     TSTM WND DMG     BATTLETOWN              38.07N  86.30W
01/30/2013                   MEADE              KY   TRAINED SPOTTER

            TREES DOWN IN THE BATTLETOWN AREA.

0315 AM     TSTM WND DMG     3 E SALEM               38.60N  86.04W
01/30/2013                   WASHINGTON         IN   EMERGENCY MNGR

            ROOF BLOWN OFF OF A RESIDENCE NEAR STATE ROAD 160 ALSO
            2 BARNS DAMAGED AND POWER LINES DOWN.

0318 AM     TSTM WND DMG     3 N ROCHESTER           37.25N  86.90W
01/30/2013                   OHIO               KY   EMERGENCY MNGR

            SEVERAL TREES DOWN

0330 AM     TSTM WND DMG     MORGANTOWN              37.22N  86.70W
01/30/2013                   BUTLER             KY   FIRE DEPT/RESCUE

            NUMEROUS TREES ACROSS COUNTY

0330 AM     TSTM WND DMG     7 NW CANEYVILLE         37.50N  86.58W
01/30/2013                   GRAYSON            KY   PUBLIC

            FARM BUILDINGS DAMAGED...ONE ROOF GONE

0335 AM     TSTM WND DMG     YEAMAN                  37.52N  86.58W
01/30/2013                   GRAYSON            KY   EMERGENCY MNGR

            TREES DOWN

0335 AM     TSTM WND DMG     FALLS OF ROUGH          37.60N  86.55W
01/30/2013                   BRECKINRIDGE       KY   EMERGENCY MNGR

            TREES DOWN

0337 AM     TSTM WND DMG     7 N CANEYVILLE          37.53N  86.49W
01/30/2013                   GRAYSON            KY   TRAINED SPOTTER

            TREES DOWN

0345 AM     TSTM WND DMG     LEITCHFIELD             37.48N  86.29W
01/30/2013                   GRAYSON            KY   TRAINED SPOTTER

            TREE DOWN

0406 AM     TSTM WND DMG     5 NW FORT KNOX          37.94N  86.03W
01/30/2013                   MEADE              KY   PUBLIC

            DOWNED POWER LINES NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF HIGHWAY
            1638 AND 1248.

0410 AM     TSTM WND DMG     CANEYVILLE              37.42N  86.49W
01/30/2013                   GRAYSON            KY   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            SMALL GARAGE BLOWN INTO THE ROAD.

0410 AM     TSTM WND DMG     FRANKLIN                36.73N  86.57W
01/30/2013                   SIMPSON            KY   EMERGENCY MNGR

            NUMEROUS TREES DOWN IN SOUTHERN HALF OF COUNTY

0412 AM     TSTM WND GST     FORT KNOX               37.89N  85.96W
01/30/2013  M60 MPH          HARDIN             KY   OTHER FEDERAL

0415 AM     TSTM WND DMG     BROWNSVILLE             37.19N  86.26W
01/30/2013                   EDMONSON           KY   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            SEVERAL TREES DOWN ACROSS THE COUNTY.

0415 AM     TSTM WND DMG     4 S VALLEY STATION      38.05N  85.87W
01/30/2013                   JEFFERSON          KY   BROADCAST MEDIA

            TREES BLOCKING PENDLETON ROAD

0416 AM     TSTM WND DMG     2 NNE WEST POINT        38.01N  85.94W
01/30/2013                   JEFFERSON          KY   PUBLIC

            A PONTOON BOAT WAS THROWN ONTO A FENCE AND A FEW TREES
            WERE UPROOTED. A LARGE PLASTIC SIGN WAS ALSO DAMAGED.

0417 AM     TSTM WND GST     OTISCO                  38.54N  85.67W
01/30/2013  E60 MPH          CLARK              IN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            SPOTTER ESTIMATED 50-60 MPH WINDS. TIME ESTIMATED BASED
            ON RADAR DATA.

0417 AM     TORNADO          3 E ELIZABETH           38.13N  85.92W
01/30/2013                   HARRISON           IN   NWS STORM SURVEY

            FOUR HOMES AND TWO BARNS WERE DAMAGED ALONG HWY
            111...THE PORCH OF ONE HOME WAS LIFTED AND THROWN 30
            FEET...THE WALLS OF ONE OF THE BARNS COLLAPSED IN
            MULTIPLE DIRECTIONS. SEVERAL TREES WERE DOWNED. EF0

0417 AM     TORNADO          3 NW VALLEY STATION     38.13N  85.90W
01/30/2013                   JEFFERSON          KY   NWS STORM SURVEY

            A TORNADO CROSSED THE OHIO RIVER INTO JEFFERSON COUNTY
            AND DOWNED MANY SOFTWOOD TREES...A PINE TREE WAS SNAPPED
            AND A TRAMPOLINE WAS BLOWN OVER. EF0

0421 AM     TSTM WND DMG     PLEASURE RIDGE PARK     38.15N  85.85W
01/30/2013                   JEFFERSON          KY   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            TREES AND POWER LINES DOWN.

0426 AM     TSTM WND DMG     3 SSW LOUISVILLE        38.18N  85.76W
01/30/2013                   JEFFERSON          KY   COUNTY OFFICIAL

            METROSAFE REPORT OF TREES DOWN IN THE 4500 BLOCK OF 2ND
            STREET.

0438 AM     TSTM WND DMG     3 SE CLAYPOOL           36.86N  86.21W
01/30/2013                   ALLEN              KY   PUBLIC

            THREE HOMES LOST THEIR ROOFS AND FIFTEEN TREES DOWN

0439 AM     TSTM WND DMG     6 N SCOTTSVILLE         36.84N  86.20W
01/30/2013                   ALLEN              KY   PUBLIC

            BARN SHIFTED OFF OF FOUNDATION...PORTIONS OF SHEDS
            BLOWN SEVERAL HUNDRED FEET...NUMEROUS TREES DOWN

0440 AM     TSTM WND DMG     SMITHS GROVE            37.05N  86.21W
01/30/2013                   WARREN             KY   BROADCAST MEDIA

            SIGNS BLOWN DOWN...NUMEROUS TREES AND POWER
            LINES...SOME STRUCTURAL DAMAGE IN SMITHS GROVE.

0440 AM     TSTM WND DMG     4 SSE THREE FORKS       36.90N  86.18W
01/30/2013                   ALLEN              KY   TRAINED SPOTTER

            SEVERAL TREES BLOWN DOWN BLOCKING HWY 1533

0440 AM     TSTM WND DMG     2 N HOLLAND             36.73N  86.07W
01/30/2013                   ALLEN              KY   COUNTY OFFICIAL

            A FEW BARN ROOVES DOWN ALONG PITCHFORD RIDGE ROAD.
            PARTIAL HOME ROOF DAMAGE AS WELL AS SEVERAL TREES DOWN
            AROUND THE COUNTY.

0440 AM     TSTM WND DMG     PEWEE VALLEY            38.31N  85.49W
01/30/2013                   OLDHAM             KY   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            A TREE FELL AND DOWNED A POWER LINE IN THE PEWEE VALLEY
            AREA. TIME ESTIMATED FROM RADAR

0440 AM     TSTM WND DMG     5 W FOREST SPRINGS      36.65N  86.26W
01/30/2013                   ALLEN              KY   PUBLIC

            METAL ROOF OFF OF AN OLDER HOUSE...SHINGLES AND A DOOR
            OFF OF A DOUBLE WIDE...LIMBS DOWN

0442 AM     TSTM WND DMG     SCOTTSVILLE             36.75N  86.20W
01/30/2013                   ALLEN              KY   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            TREES DOWN ACROSS THE COUNTY.

0443 AM     TSTM WND DMG     3 W PARK CITY           37.09N  86.11W
01/30/2013                   EDMONSON           KY   EMERGENCY MNGR

            BODY SHOP DESTROYED... 5000 LB TANK MOVED 300 YARDS...
            DEBRIS IN TREES

0445 AM     TSTM WND GST     4 SSE ROSEVILLE         36.83N  85.90W
01/30/2013  M62 MPH          BARREN             KY   CO-OP OBSERVER

0450 AM     TSTM WND GST     GLASGOW                 37.00N  85.92W
01/30/2013  M57 MPH          BARREN             KY   MESONET

            AT THE MESONET IN BARREN COUNTY.

0450 AM     TSTM WND DMG     CAVE CITY               37.14N  85.96W
01/30/2013                   BARREN             KY   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            SHED BLOWN ONTO HWY 90

0455 AM     TSTM WND DMG     2 S UPTON               37.44N  85.89W
01/30/2013                   HART               KY   NWS EMPLOYEE

            TREES DOWN

0455 AM     TSTM WND GST     GLASGOW                 37.00N  85.92W
01/30/2013  E60 MPH          BARREN             KY   TRAINED SPOTTER

0456 AM     TSTM WND DMG     GLASGOW                 37.00N  85.92W
01/30/2013                   BARREN             KY   PUBLIC

            DOWNED TELEPHONE POLE BLOCKING HWY 1297 NORTH OF HWY 31
            IN GLASGOW

0459 AM     TSTM WND GST     CAVE CITY               37.14N  85.96W
01/30/2013  M59 MPH          BARREN             KY   TRAINED SPOTTER

0516 AM     TSTM WND DMG     EDMONTON                36.98N  85.62W
01/30/2013                   METCALFE           KY   EMERGENCY MNGR

            TREES REPORTED DOWN IN THE CITY.

0517 AM     TSTM WND DMG     EDMONTON                36.98N  85.62W
01/30/2013                   METCALFE           KY   PUBLIC

            TREES AND LINES DOWN...ALONG WITH A SMALL OUTBUILDING
            BLOWN ONTO A ROADWAY IN EDMONTON.

0530 AM     TSTM WND GST     CAMPBELLSVILLE          37.35N  85.35W
01/30/2013  M55 MPH          TAYLOR             KY   MESONET

0535 AM     TSTM WND GST     LEBANON                 37.57N  85.25W
01/30/2013  M55 MPH          MARION             KY   MESONET

0542 AM     TORNADO          7 WSW BRADFORDSVILLE    37.46N  85.27W
01/30/2013                   MARION             KY   NWS STORM SURVEY

            *** 2 INJ *** A MOBILE HOME WAS DESTROYED AND A SMALL
            SHED SLID OFF ITS FOUNDATION...EF0

0549 AM     TSTM WND DMG     CAMPBELLSVILLE          37.35N  85.35W
01/30/2013                   TAYLOR             KY   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            SEVERAL TREES DOWN ACROSS THE COUNTY.

0552 AM     TSTM WND DMG     3 SSE ELLA              37.12N  85.11W
01/30/2013                   ADAIR              KY   EMERGENCY MNGR

            BARN FLATTENED AS WELL AS TREE DAMAGE AND GUTTER DAMAGE
            ON A HOUSE

0557 AM     TSTM WND DMG     2 N JAMESTOWN           37.02N  85.07W
01/30/2013                   RUSSELL            KY   EMERGENCY MNGR

            TREES DOWN

0559 AM     TSTM WND DMG     COLUMBIA                37.10N  85.31W
01/30/2013                   ADAIR              KY   EMERGENCY MNGR

            TREES DOWN ACROSS THE COUNTY

0600 AM     TSTM WND DMG     2 ESE SHAKERTOWN        37.81N  84.83W
01/30/2013                   MERCER             KY   PUBLIC

            MOBILE HOME DAMAGED SUBSTANTIALLY WITH ROOF TORN OFF.
            TIME ESTIMATED BASED ON RADAR.

0619 AM     TSTM WND DMG     1 S NICHOLASVILLE       37.86N  84.58W
01/30/2013                   JESSAMINE          KY   EMERGENCY MNGR

            A TV TOWER AT THE COUNTY UTILITY BUILDING WAS BLOWN
            DOWN.

0621 AM     TSTM WND DMG     3 E NICHOLASVILLE       37.88N  84.52W
01/30/2013                   JESSAMINE          KY   EMERGENCY MNGR

            TIN FROM A BARN ROOF WAS THROWN INTO THE ROADWAY.

0626 AM     TSTM WND DMG     4 ENE LEXINGTON         38.07N  84.39W
01/30/2013                   FAYETTE            KY   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            UTILITY POLE DOWN ON BRIAR HILL ROAD

0633 AM     TSTM WND DMG     5 W RICHMOND            37.74N  84.39W
01/30/2013                   MADISON            KY   EMERGENCY MNGR

            PORTIONS OF A BARN ROOF BLOWN OFF ALONG WITH SEVERAL
            DOWNED TREES

0640 AM     TSTM WND DMG     WINCHESTER              38.00N  84.19W
01/30/2013                   CLARK              KY   EMERGENCY MNGR

            FEW TREES REPORTED DOWN IN THE CITY.

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