On Monday, January 2, 2006, a line of powerful storms charged across central Kentucky.  One of those storms moved northeastward from Harrison County, Indiana along the Ohio River into far western Louisville. This storm produced a brief tornado along Campground Road in Louisville, with F0 and isolated F1 damage.  After the tornado dissipated the storm continued on across the city.  National Weather Service Doppler Radar clearly showed rotation in the middle levels of the storm even as it passed directly over downtown Louisville.  Local media's cameras caught the action downtown as the sky turned black...day turned to night...and torrential rain and hail pounded the central business district.

The maps and photos below describe the tornadic portion of the storm:

Jefferson County tornado

Campground Road

The following photographs were taken by an official National Weather Service Storm Survey Team.  They document F0 and F1 tornado damage along Campground Road on the far west side of Louisville.

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