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February Tornadoes

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February Tornadoes

February 12, 1880
Counties:  Lincoln
F-scale:  F2
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Time:  12:30pm
Narrative:  Coincidentally enough, a tornado hit Lincoln County on Abraham Lincoln's birthday.  Homes and other buildings were unroofed at Crab Orchard Springs.

February 19, 1884
Counties:  Nelson, Spencer
F-scale:  F2
Deaths:  1
Injuries:  30
Path width:  200 yards
Path length: 9 miles
Time: 4:30pm
Narrative:  Moved east from south of High Grove, to seven miles west of Fairfield, to two miles east of Fairfield.  A man was killed in a tobacco barn, and thirty people were injured in the High Grove area as at least six homes were destroyed.  The funnel may have been aloft over Fairfield.  This tornado was part of the "Enigma Outbreak", when sixty tornadoes swept through the southeast United States.

February 19, 1888
Counties:  Logan
F-scale:  F1
Deaths:
Injuries:  
Path width:  100 yards
Path length:  1 mile
Time:  8:30pm (approx.)
Notes:  Houses were twisted and trees uprooted.  Part of a large outbreak across Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, and Kentucky.  

February 25, 1891
Counties:  Henry
F-scale:  F3
Deaths:  2
Injuries:  15
Path width: 
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Time:  1:00am
Narrative:  Homes of all sizes were destroyed near New Castle.  Barn timbers were carried a mile.  Cattle and horses were killed.

February 7, 1904
Counties:  Washington, Mercer
F-scale:  F2
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  11
Path width: 
Path length:  15 miles
Time:  3:00am
Narrative:  Moved east from ten miles west of Harrodsburg.  The worst damage was at Cornishville, where seven homes, a church, and a bridge were destroyed.  Other barns and homes were unroofed.

February 7, 1904
Counties:  Ohio
F-scale:  F2
Deaths: 
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Path width: 
Path length:  5 miles
Time:  3:45am
Narrative:  Moved east-northeast from Dundee to Narrows.  Thirty homes and six businesses were destroyed at Narrows (virtually the entire village).  Twelve more homes were destroyed at Dundee.

February 7, 1904
Counties:  Hardin
F-scale:  F2
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  
Path width:   250 yards
Path length:  3 miles
Time:  4:25am
Narrative:  Moved northeast along the southeast edge of Cecilia.  A "substantial" brick church was leveled, as were many barns.  Homes were unroofed.  Trees pointed in towards the center on both sides of the track.

February 20, 1951
Counties:  Shelby
F-scale:  F2
Deaths: 
Injuries:  
Path width:  70 yards
Path length:
Time:  6:00pm
Noted discrepancies:  SPC and NCDC call this an F2, Grazulis does not list it.  SPC gives a path length of 1/10 of a mile, NCDC provides no length.  SPC gives a path width of 70 yards, NCDC provides no width.

February 10, 1959
Counties:  Clark IN
F-scale:  F2
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width: 
Path length: 
Time:  4:00am
Grazulis Narrative:   A house and a garage were destroyed at New Washington.
Noted discrepancies:  SPC gives a path length of 1/10 of a mile...NCDC and Grazulis give nothing.  SPC gives a path width of 10 yards, NCDC and Grazulis give nothing.  Storm Data erroneously lists this tornado in Jefferson County IN.

February 21, 1993
Counties:  Henry
F-scale:  F0
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Time:  3:50pm
Notes:  Storm Data says this tornado touched down near Port Royal.

February 5, 2008
Counties:  Monroe, Cumberland (from Macon, TN)
EF-scale: 
EF3
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  440 yards
Path length:  21.2 miles
Time:  10:31pm CST to 10:50pm CST
Notes: About two miles west of Gamaliel the tornado destroyed two conventional homes and two mobile homes.  Thirteen residents of the four homes took shelter in the basement of one of the homes.  They escaped without injury, though they were trapped in rubble for 30 minutes.  Several other homes were damaged in a subdivision one mile north of Gamaliel.  The tornado ripped the roof off of a brick home there.  It then tracked across rural Monroe County, uprooting and snapping large trees.  On the north side of Tompkinsville it destroyed a large wood frame warehouse and twisted a large steel frame metal building off its foundation.  A nearby well-built brick home had its roof and exterior walls swept away.  It also destroyed a detached three car garage.  The tornado then proceeded through a rural area of Cumberland County and lifted about three miles southwest of Marrowbone.

February 5-6, 2008
Counties:  Meade
EF-scale: 
EF1
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  350 yards
Path length:  6.5 miles
Time:  11:54pm EST to 12:05am EST
Notes:
This tornado caused extensive tree and power line damage near Happy Ridge Road, Wood Dale Road, and Maple Grove Drive.  Several businesses were damaged in the Broadway and Lakeview Drive area.  A cinder block storage building was toppled.  The tornado knocked down the exterior wall of another building.  A storage building was lifted up and thrown across Broadway.  The Old Brandenburg Telephone Company Office had roof damage.  A church was damaged near the intersection of Broadway and KY 933.

February 5, 2008
Counties:  Hart
EF-scale:  EF1

Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  150 yards
Path length:  10.5 miles
Time:  11:32pm CST to 11:43pm CST
Notes: The tornado first touched down near Lone Star, where it destroyed several barns and a mobile home.  The tornado next touched down along US 31W north of Bonnieville, where it heavily damaged or destroyed several more barns and mobile homes.  It touched down again near the intersection of Hammonville and Bacon Creek roads.  Here, it caused minor damage to some homes, destroyed a barn, and damaged the roof of another.  The tornado continued on eastward, where it damaged several barns near US 31E.

February 6, 2008
Counties:  Hardin
EF-scale: 
EF2
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  400 yards
Path length:  7.1 miles
Time:  12:21am EST to 12:25am EST
Notes:
The tornado destroyed a trailer and an outbuilding along Hansborough Road.  It caused major roof damage along Bethlehem Academy Road, with one home losing the roof completely.  Several boats were flipped over, and a large bus was pushed two feet.  The tornado pushed in garage doors at an industrial building along Ring Road.  This building also suffered significant roof damage.  At Central Hardin High School the tornado snapped concrete pillar stadium lights at the football stadium.  The press box was thrown onto the playing field and destroyed.  The basketball gym and a wing of the school experienced roof damage.  Along Black Branch Road just east of the school complex the tornado caused some structural damage to homes.

February 6, 2008
Counties:  Hardin
EF-scale: 
EF2
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  300 yards
Path length:  1.2 miles
Time:  12:27am EST to 12:29am EST
Notes:
This tornado knocked a trailer off its foundation at the intersection of Miller Road and Porter Lane.  Anotehr trailer near this location was completely destroyed.  Another trailer along Miller Road was turned on to its roof.

February 6, 2008
Counties:  Nelson
EF-scale: 
EF2
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  300 yards
Path length:  1.3 miles
Time:  12:38am EST to 12:42am EST
Notes:
An outbuilding was destroyed and the top half of a silo was knocked off.  Near Patton Road there was an enhanced area of tree damage, with the trees laying in a convergent pattern.

February 6, 2008
Counties:  Spencer
EF-scale: 
EF0
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  220 yards
Path length:  0.7 miles
Time:  12:38am EST to 12:40am EST
Notes:
This small tornado destroyed two mobile homes and did extensive roof and tree damage.

February 6, 2008
Counties:  Spencer
EF-scale: 
EF0
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  1
Path width:  220 yards
Path length:  0.6 miles
Time:  12:43am EST to 12:45am EST
Notes:
This brief twister destroyed two barns and did heavy damage to several other barns and homes.

February 6, 2008
Counties:  Shelby
EF-scale: 
EF2
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  250 yards
Path length:  7 miles
Time:  12:46am EST to 12:52am EST
Notes: Most of the damage caused by this tornado was concentrated in the Flood Road area, as it intensified while moving to the northeast.  The tornado destroyed a large well-built barn and threw the structure 50 yards.  It moved an 18,000 pound trailer four feet, and flipped it.  Another barn was destroyed, and every shingle was blown off a well constructed roof.  Several other homes suffered some degree of roof damage.  Besides the structural damage, about 40 large hardwood trees were uprooted along the path.

February 6, 2008
Counties:  Nelson
EF-scale: 
EF2
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  2
Path width:  300 yards
Path length:  0.8 miles
Time:  12:50am EST to 12:52am EST
Notes: This tornado destroyed or heavily damaged two shop buildings at a construction company.  A couple trailers on the company site were rolled over.  Farther along the tornado's path, it knocked a mobile home off the foundation, and rolled it over two nearby cars.  Two occupants of the mobile home were injured.

February 6, 2008
Counties:  Shelby
EF-scale: 
EF0
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  1
Path width:  125 yards
Path length:  0.4 miles
Time:  12:52am EST to 12:54am EST
Notes: A large barn was destroyed.  Sheet metal from the barn was thrown over 300 yards, and some metal from the barn was 50 yards to the west.

February 6, 2008
Counties:  Washington KY
EF-scale:  EF1

Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  150 yards
Path length:  0.3 miles
Time:  1:01am EST to 1:03am EST
Notes: Touchdown was on Pleasant Drive about two miles southeast of Springfield.  The tornado blew the roof off of a house and threw it about 125 yards downwind.  Several pine trees were snapped and small outbuildings were destroyed.  A 14" diameter pine tree was snapped and moved about 45 yards downwind as well.

February 6, 2008
Counties:  Washington KY
EF-scale: 
EF2
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  250 yards
Path length:  1 mile
Time:  1:06am EST to 1:08am EST
Notes:
Touchdown was on Russell Lane about 8 miles east northeast of Springfield.  The tornado completely blew away a large, well constructed outbuilding.  Six-by-six inch posts were snapped and piled up, while metal sheeting was blown about a quarter of a mile away.  Concrete joists weighing two hundred pounds were displaced.

February 6, 2008
Counties:  Franklin
EF-scale:  EF1

Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  170 yards
Path length:  2.4 miles
Time:  1:08am EST to 1:12am EST
Notes: Numerous hardwood trees were downed on a steep ridge near Elkhorn Creek.  The tornado increased in intensity as it moved to the northeast, and did extensive roof damage to two homes on the west side of Lucas Lane.  It destroyed five barns on the east side of the road.

February 6, 2008
Counties:  Mercer
EF-scale:  EF1

Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  350 yards
Path length:  0.9 miles
Time:  1:20am EST to 1:22am EST
Notes:
The touchdown point was on the east side of Harrodsburg and it casued three walls of a warehouse to collapse.  Near the intersection of KY 152 and Mac Court extensive tree damage occurred.  Metal sheeting was found in trees.  A large tree fell on a house and power lines, and that same house had its garage destroyed.  A small branch was driven into the side of a car and a chimney was knocked down from the side of a house.  Near KY 152 and Montrose Street the roof of a factory was blown in and extensive tree damage occurred.  An elementary school suffered quite a bit of roof and ceiling damage.

February 6, 2008
Counties:  Harrison KY
EF-scale: 
EF2
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  1
Path width:  440 yards
Path length:  3.5 miles
Time:  1:29am EST to 1:34am EST
Notes:
This tornado touched down near 812 Mount Vernon Road, damaging a barn and home at that location.  Along Connersville Road the tornado lifted the roofs off of three homes, and damaged three others.  It also destroyed several barns and outbuildings, and snapped numerous hardwood trees.  It damaged a few more barns and trees before lifting about half a mile southwest of Cynthiana.

February 6, 2008
Counties:  Clark KY
EF-scale: 
EF0
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  125 yards
Path length:  0.9 miles
Time:  1:51am EST to 1:52am EST
Notes: This quick tornado destroyed two barns and caused substantial damage to three others.  A house was damaged, and a corn crib was destroyed.  Many trees were uprooted and a few were snapped.

February 6, 2008
Counties:  Allen, Monroe (from Macon, TN)
EF-scale: 
EF3
Deaths:  4
Injuries:  11
Path width:  440 yards
Path length:  10.4 miles
Time:  1:40am CST to 1:53am CST
Notes: This tornado destroyed 12 homes and mobile homes, mainly in the Amos community and in the Tracy Lane area.  Many other homes and buildings were damaged.  Four people were killed near Tracy Lane, and eleven others were injured in southeast Allen County.  The tornado continued through rural and wooded sections of eastern Allen County, and crossed into Monroe County near Fountain Run.

February 24, 2011
Counties:  Barren
F-scale:  EF1
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  100 yards
Path length:  1 mile
Time:  10:10pm EST
Notes:  Two barns destroyed, one damaged.  Several trees knocked down as well.

February 24, 2011
Counties:  Barren
F-scale:  EF1
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  100 yards
Path length:  0.25 mile
Time:  10:15pm EST
Notes:  Two barns damaged.

February 28, 2011
Counties:  Dubois
F-scale:  EF2
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  1
Path width:  225 yards
Path length:  15.7 miles (skipping)
Time:  3:19am EST
Notes:  The tornado first touched down just north of Duff east of County Road 650W.  Damage to several large metal buildings, a large barn, and a radio tower were observed south of Jasper.  After a brief break in the path, the tornado touched down again four miles southwest of Celestine and took a slight turn to the northeast.  The most significant damage along this segment was in Celestine near Ellsworth Road.  Damage included roofs blown off two brick homes with the walls collapsed in one home.  In addition a double-wide trailer was blown off its foundation and an RV was tossed across the road.

February 28, 2011
Counties:  Clark IN, Jefferson KY
F-scale:  EF1
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  100 yards
Path length:  3 miles
Time:  4:31am EST
Notes:  This tornado touched down near Centennial Boulevard in Clark County.  Large hardwood trees were uprooted along the tornado's path towards Utica.  A house on Middle Road had a tin roof blown off and thrown 200 yards.  A couple of garage doors were dented in.  The tornado then crossed the Ohio River and moved into Harrods Creek.  Numerous large hardwood trees were snapped in half.  A section of roof was blown off a house.  The tornado lifted just west of US 42.

February 28, 2011
Counties:  Oldham
F-scale:  F1
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  75 yards
Path length:  1.2 miles
Time:  4:43am to 4:45am EST
Notes:  Numerous pine and cedar trees were uprooted or snapped and a few outbuildings were damaged.  Homes had shingle and siding damage.

February 28, 2011
Counties:  Henry
F-scale:  EF3
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  1
Path width:  150 yards
Path length:  2.3 miles
Time:  4:59am
Notes: 
The tornado touched down just to the southwest of KY 1899 (Mulberry Pike), crossing into Springhill Estates subdivision.  Two homes were destroyed here along with three outbuildings.  Trees were uprooted and snapped.  The tornado then weakened as it traveled across KY 1359.  Fifteen power poles were blown down along the highway.  One barn was destroyed and another had the roof blown off.  The tornado continued across KY 22 where trees were blown down and one outbuilding was damaged.  The tornado lifted near Drennon Creek.

February 28, 2011
Counties:  Lincoln
F-scale:  EF1
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  250 yards
Path length:  8.2 miles
Time:  6:49am EST
Notes: The tornado first touched down about 0.8 miles southwest of Stanford.  It then traveled southeast damaging the middle school complex on Highway 27 about a mile south of Stanford.  The tornado continued to damage large barns and out buildings as well as snap trees until it lifted about 2 miles northwest of Crab Orchard.

February 29, 2012
County:  Hardin
EF-Scale: 
EF-2
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  250 yards
Path length:  5 miles
Time:  9:55am EST
Notes:  The tornado began as a 125 yard tornado near 4510 Gather Station Road damaging a barn and traveled towards New Glendale Road and Overall Phillips Road damaging some homes and knocking down many trees and fences. The storm crossed I 65 and surprisingly did not strike any vehicles. The twister struck several homes lifting many roof structures off of Wildwood Drive and Sportmans Lake Road. It increased in width to 250 yards and struck the Harry Owen trucking company buckling roof trusses and spreading significant debris over the Lincoln Parkway into the mobile home park. Next it destroyed a working garage and did significant damage to 3 homes off of Hodgenville Road and uprooting and twisting many trees before lifting a couple of hundred yards downwind.

February 29, 2012
County:  Grayson
EF-Scale: 
EF-2
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  200 yards
Path length:  2 miles
Time:  9:42am CST
Notes:  The tornado began as a narrow tornado east of Clarkson just south of Highway 224. The storm increased in width to 200 years and struck several single and double wide mobile homes south of Millerstown road. All 3 mobile home became airborne, with one traveling over 400 yards. One manufactured home was thrown 50 feet into a tree and fence with a man inside it. He was medically airlifted to Louisville. The tornado next struck a large area of soft and hardwood trees before striking a solid brick home just west of Horntown with the roof removed and exterior walls either damaged or destroyed. The tornado damaged struck the Horntown convenience store damaging the roof. During the end of the tornadoes life cycle it narrowed and bounced striking several trees and knocking over several cemetery headstones and uprooted 2 large trees at the Little Clifty United Methodist Church just west of Lacon. The tornado lifted in a grove of trees about 250 yards east of the church.

February 29, 2012
County:  LaRue
EF-Scale: 
EF-2
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  200 yards
Path length:  1.7 miles
Time:  11:05am EST
Notes: A National Weather Service Survey Team in conjunction with Larue County EMA determined a tornado began near Kyle Lane which is 2 miles west of Hodgenville. It began as a very narrow 80 yard tornado as a mainly elevated funnel cloud/tornado near tree top level. It did some minor roof and shingle damage...uprooted some cedar trees and damaged some fencing. The tornado crossed Tanner Road and lifted just west of downtown Hodgenville. The tornado was rated an EF1 at this location. The length of this touchdown was .90 miles. The same tornado once again touched down on the east side of main street at the State Farm Insurance agency and Citizens Union Bank. This tornado touchdown was much stronger. Two cars moved several feet and were turned 45 degrees with one on top of the other in the State Farm parking lot. The tornado increased in width to 200 yards on Wobegon Way significantly damaging several homes. This included large sections of roof structure being removed and exterior walls collapsing at 202 Woebegone Way. It went into a wooded area narrowing in Miami Court to about 75 yards and becoming more elevated. It damage many roofs with the heaviest damage at a day care center in a residential home off Miami Court. The twister knocked down many power lines down and twisted and snapped trees and did roof damage to several homes and then crossing highway 210. Next it snapped and uprooting some trees and doing some roof damage to a couple of homes before lifting 200 yards downwind. The length of this touchdown was .80 miles. A second tornado touched down just south of Woebegone Way in a wooded area. Another information statement will follow shortly.

February 29, 2012
County:  LaRue
EF-Scale: 
EF-2
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  100 yards
Path length:  0.9 mile
Time:  11:12am EST
Notes:  A National Weather Service Survey Team in conjunction with Larue County EMA determined a second tornado just south of Miami Court and moved east through a wooded area. Several witnesses saw two different tornado near the Miami Court and Wobegone Way area. The second funnel cloud/tornado was near tree top level. It was only 50 yards wide twisting many trees and was rated a EF0. As it crossed Highway 210 the twister increased to 100 yards wide and became stronger. It damaged a large working garage and damaged two homes off of Highway 916 including a new well, almost finished new constructed home which experienced significant exterior wall damage. Workers working on the home heard a loud roar while seeking shelter and observed the twister striking and uprooting some trees. A dumpster full of old building material was thrown 75 yards and snapped one telephone pole. The twister lifted in a field a couple of hundred yards downwind. The twister was rated EF2 at this location.

February 29, 2012
County:  Metcalfe
EF-Scale:  EF-1

Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  150 yards
Path length:  1.1 miles
Time:  12:47pm CST
Notes:  The EF-1 tornado touched down southeast of Center, Kentucky near Herbert Hodges Road.  It damaged 3 to 4 barns and snapped numerous trees along its 1.1 mile path.  The tornado lifted 1.5 miles east-southeast of Center, Kentucky.

February 29, 2012
County:  Russell, Casey
EF-Scale: 
EF-2
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  150 yards
Path length:  7.2 miles
Time:  1:22pm CST
Notes:  The tornado first touched down north of Russell Springs in northern Russell County west of Highway 127 where it did minor damage to trees, barns, and outbuildings.  The tornado then intensified as it moved east with the worst damage occurring along a 1.5 mile stretch from Highway 76 east over Oak Grove Road to Pattie Ridge Road.  On Highway 76, two mobile homes were totally destroyed and a modular home was rotated 30-80 feet counterclockwise off its foundation (with a quarter of the home blown away).  Two residents survived in an underground tornado shelter where they took refuge having heard of the warning via sirens and phone calls 3-5 minutes before the tornado destroyed their homes.  Residents were not home at the time of the tornado at the other homes destroyed along its path.  The tornado then weakened as it moved into southern Casey County where it damaged more trees, barns, and outbuildings.  The tornado finally lifted west-southwest of Windsor leaving a 7.2 mile track.

 


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