May 25, 2011

 

A powerful storm system pushed a severe squall line through much of southern Indiana and central Kentucky during the late night hours of May 25, 2011, and into the early morning hours of the following day.

radar loop May 25, 2011 Click on the image to see a radar loop of the squall line coming in from the west.
May 25, 2011 Weather Map Click on the image for a weather map from that morning.  The low pressure over Kansas would move east that day and bring a cold front into the region by evening.

Tornado #1:
Begin time:  9:50pm EDT
End time:  9:51 pm EDT
Begin Point:  1 mile south of Huntingburg
End point:  1 mile east of Huntingburg
EF Scale:  EF-2
Wind speed:  115 mph
Path length:  2 miles
Path width:  100 yards
Injuries:  0
Fatalities:  0

Tornado #2:
Begin time:  9:54pm EDT
End time:  9:55 pm EDT
Begin Point:  1.6 miles west of Haysville
End point:  Haysville
EF Scale:  EF-1
Wind speed:  100 mph
Path length:  1.9 miles
Path width:  60 yards
Injuries:  0
Fatalities:  0

Tornado #3:
Begin time:  10:22pm EDT
End time:  10:27 pm EDT
Begin Point:  2 miles south of Orleans
End point:  3.8 miles east of Orleans
EF Scale:  EF-2
Wind speed:  115 mph
Path length:  4.7 miles
Path width:  230 yards
Injuries:  0
Fatalities:  0
The tornado began along Route 37 where it uprooted and snapped several trees.  It expanded to its maximum width and strength about a mile into its path.  At that point it heavily damaged two brick homes and one wood gframe home as well as destroying a wood barn (overturning the tractor inside) and two metal outbuildings.  The tornado continued to the northeast damaging another outbuilding and uprooting and snapping numerous trees before lifting.

Tornado #4:
Begin time:  10:28pm EDT
End time:  10:31 pm EDT
Begin Point:  3.1 miles northwest of Saltillo
End point:  3.3 miles north of Saltillo
EF Scale:  EF-1
Wind speed:  100 mph
Path length:  3.2 miles
Path width:  150 yards
Injuries:  0
Fatalities:  0
After touching down and destroying a large wood barn the tornado moved to the northeast over farmland, snapping and uprooting numerous trees.  It continued throguh the extreme southeast corner of Lawrence County and entered Washington County before dissipating at Spangler Hill Road.

Tornado #5:
Begin time:  10:31pm EDT
End time:  10:33 pm EDT
Begin Point:  1.5 miles south southeast of Bono
End point:  2.5 miles south of Fort Ritner
EF Scale:  EF-1
Wind speed:  95 mph
Path length:  2.8 miles
Path width:  130 yards
Injuries:  0
Fatalities:  0
This tornado snapped and uprooted numerous trees along its path and heavily damaged a metal outbuilding on North Spangler Hill Road before dissipating near the intersection of North Spangler Hill Road and North White River Road.

May25, 2011 Tornado Track map

In addition to these tornadoes there were also many areas of wind damage.  Evidence of wind speeds up to 90 mph was found from Dubois County through Orange County into Washington County, where many trees and outbuildings suffered varying degrees of damage.

The following photos were taken in Dubois County, near Jasper Middle School:

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This next photo was sent to us by Michael Wilhite, looking north from the far north side of Jasper.

Haysville may 25, 2011

 

Southern Kentucky experienced strong straight-line winds, as evidenced by the following pictures from southern Warren County:

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KY 242 off Russellville Road. Emmit Avenue in Bowling Green, across the street from WNKY. Emmit Avenue in Bowling Green, across the street from WNKY. Lampkin Park


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