Clinton County

 

Clinton County Tornadoes
 

May 2, 1948
Counties: Clinton (to Wayne)
F-scale:  F4
Deaths:  5
Injuries:  60
Path width:  300 yards
Path length:  10 miles
Time:  7:00pm
Grazulis narrative:  Moved east-northeast, leveling homes near Alpha, Sumter, and Copper.  Three people were killed in a home near Alpha and two in a home near Sumter.  Most of the injuries were in a church that was torn apart and collapsed during evening services.

April 3, 1974
Counties:  Cumberland, Clinton (to Wayne)
F-scale:  F4
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Path width:  800 yards
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Time:  5:40pm
Grazulis narrative:  Moved northeast from two miles south of Kettle, to Ida, eight miles northwest of Albany, to 76-Falls, to Piney Woods, and finally to Mill Springs.  Eight people were killed in five different small Clinton County communities as 50 homes were damaged or destroyed.
Noted discrepancies:  Grazulis and Storm Data list this tornado at 6:40pm...SPC and NCDC say 5:40pm.  This time disagreement may have something to do with the tornado being near a time zone boundary.  SPC and NCDC list 8 fatalities, Grazulis and Storm Data list 10.  Storm Data and NCDC list 113 injuries, Grazulis 96.  SPC gives a path length of 38 miles...NCDC says 39 miles...Grazulis 30 miles...Storm Data 35 miles.  SPC gives a path width of 10 yards, NCDC gives 30 yards, Storm Data 587 yards, Grazulis 800 yards.  Grazulis probably has the more correct path width.
Notes:  Storm Data lists this as "twin tornadoes" from two miles south of Kettle to Ida to 76-falls to Piney Woods to Mill Springs.

April 16, 1982
Counties:  Clinton
F-scale:  F1
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Time:  7:00pm
Notes:  Storm Data begins this tornado at Browns Crossroads and takes it northeast for two miles.

August 9, 1987
Counties:  Clinton
F-scale:  F0
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Time:  7:23pm
Notes:  Storm Data says this tornado touched down just south of Shipley.

June 3, 1996
Counties:  Clinton
F-scale:  F0
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Time:  8:10pm
Notes:  Storm Data puts this tornado at Shipley.

January 4, 1997
Counties:  Clinton
F-scale:  F1
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Time:  10:55pm
Notes:  An F1 tornado destroyed a mobile home and parts of a radio station and church in an isolated area along Highway 1590, one half
mile west of Albany. The mobile home was thrown over 100 yards and 1 resident was killed and 2 others seriously injured. The
deceased was a 39 year old male. The radio station lost its transmission tower as well as part of its roof. The tornado path was only
500 yards long and lifted and touched down again at least 2 times along the path. The path width was approximately 100 yards.

April 20, 2000
Counties:  Clinton
F-scale:  F0
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Time:  6:00pm
Noted discrepancies:  SPC gives a path width of 20 yards, NCDC says 27 yards, Storm Data says 25 yards.  The lat/lon for this tornado at SPC is in Tennessee.  The NCDC begin location and end location (8 miles southwest of Albany) also places this tornado in Tennessee, or, depending on the degree of "southwest", in the middle of Dale Hollow Lake.  Narrative at NCDC gives no additional location information.  Storm Data also plots this tornado "8 miles southwest of Albany" and mere mentions that "a piece of scaffolding and a cement mixer pan were moved 50 yards at Ootens Store."  Further research is necessary.

April 11, 2008
Counties:  Clinton
EF-scale: 
EF1
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  150 yards
Path length:  0.4 miles
Time:  11:39am CST to 11:40am CST
Notes:
Touchdown was west of KY 639 south of Wago.  The tornado destroyed a barn and brick silo along KY 639, and downed several trees.  Trees were felled onto a farmhouse and a SUV just north of the silo, destroying the SUV and doing extensive damage to the home.  Minor damage was sustained east of KY 639 to several outbuildings.

April 11, 2008
Counties:  Clinton
EF-scale: 
EF1
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  150 yards
Path length:  0.5 miles
Time:  11:41am CST to 11:42am CST
Notes: Four utility poles were snapped along US 127 near Snow, as were several large diameter trees in a narrow path on a wooded hill to the east of the highway.

April 11, 2008
Counties:  Clinton
EF-scale: 
EF2
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  300 yards
Path length:  3.1 miles
Time:  11:44am CST to 11:47am CST
Notes:
Several homes and outbuildings were damaged between Cartwright and Narvel.  Scores of trees were downed, along with power lines.  A witness at the end of this tornado's path reported seeing two tornadoes on the ground simultaneously, as the fourth tornado produced by this supercell touched down about a quarter mile north of the ending point of this one.

April 11, 2008
Counties:  Clinton
EF-scale: 
EF2
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  300 yards
Path length:  1.4 miles
Time:  11:46am CST to 11:50am CST
Notes: This tornado hit several residences in a rural subdivision along Pleasure Ridge Road.  After moving through uninhabited hillside for a mile, uprooting and snapping trees in a near quarter mile wide path, the tornado tore off the roof of a ranch-style brick home and destroyed its nearby outbuildings.  Continuing along and parallel to Pleasure Ridge Road, the tornado destroyed a mobile home and barn in its path, and heavily damaged at least three other homes before exiting the county.

April 4, 2011
Counties:  Clinton
F-scale:  EF1
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  100 yards
Path length:  0.20 mile
Time:  3:14pm CDT
Notes: 
A short-lived tornado with winds to 90 mph touched down 4.25 miles southwest of Albany.  A large boat storage barn, 125 x 30 feet, had its roof lifted and thrown approximately 90 yards.  A second storage shed was also destroyed.  A house along the path had a window blown out and the metal roof peeled back.  Multiple trees were uprooted as well.  On either side of the tornado track straight-line wind damage extended out 100 yards with limbs and trees blown down.  The straight-line winds were estimated at 70 mph.

April 4, 2011
Counties:  Clinton
F-scale:  EF0
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  60 yards
Path length:  0.14 mile
Time:  3:16pm CDT
Notes:
A tornado with winds to 85 mph struck about three-quarters of a mile north-northeast of Seventy-Six.  Multiple pine, ash, and oak trees were snapped and uprooted.


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