Tornadoes of May 18, 1995

May 18, 1995
Counties:  Mercer
F-scale:  F2
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Time:  5:35am
Grazulis narrative:  A tornado touched down near US 127 and moved northeast.  Three houses were destroyed and five were damaged.  Barns were blown down along KY 1160 near McAfee.  There were also two cars damaged and eight minor injuries.  A car was tossed several hundred yards.
Noted discrepancies:  Grazulis times this at 6:35am.
  NCDC gives no beginning or ending locations for this tornado.  SPC gives one point, just northeast of KY 390 northwest of Bohon.


May 18, 1995
Counties:  Mercer
F-scale:  F2
Deaths:
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Path width:
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Time:  5:35am
Noted discrepancies:  SPC and NCDC list this as an F2, but Grazulis does not list it (which it should be, regardless of strength, as was his practice in his 1992-1995 supplement...lending support to the theory that this tornado is listed in Grazulis as the Woodford County event.)  The lat/lon given for this tornado agrees with the location Grazulis gives:  Salvisa, which is in Mercer County, not Woodford.  Storm Data mentions the tornado location as Salvisa, but lists it under Woodford County, at 7:45am, with 6 injuries.  More research would be nice, but it is felt that Grazulis and Storm Data mistakenly listed this as Woodford County, and that it really should be Mercer County, as listed here on this webpage.


May 18, 1995
Counties:  Breckinridge
F-scale:  F2
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  200 yards
Path length:  1 mile
Time:  3:40pm
Grazulis narrative:  Tornado damaged some homes at New Bethel.  A mobile home park was damaged, as were a McDonald's roof and a Kroger roof.
Noted discrepancies:  NWS ranks this as an F2, Grazulis says F1.  It is not listed in Storm Data.  Grazulis lists this at 4:40pm.


May 18, 1995
Counties:  Metcalfe
F-scale:  F0
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:
Path length:  Less than one mile
Time:  5:04pm CDT
Notes:  A state trooper spotted an F0 tornado at the Metcalfe County Fairgrounds.
Noted discrepancies:  SPC gives a path length of one mile, NCDC and Storm Data say 14 miles.  A path length of 14 miles would take this tornado out of Metcalfe County, so the SPC path length is used here.  Storm Data only mentions damage at the fairgrounds.


May 18, 1995
Counties:  Metcalfe
F-scale:  F2
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  200 yards
Path length:  6 miles
Time:  5:10pm CDT
Grazulis narrative:  Tornado touched down in Edmonton then moved east-northeast along KY 80 to the Adair County line.  A mobile home and three barns were destroyed.  Several homes and a factory were damaged.  Trees were blown down as well.
Noted discrepancies: Narrative given at the NCDC website and in Storm Data makes no sense. 



May 18, 1995
Counties:  Warren
F-scale:  F2
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  100 yards
Path length:  2 1/2 miles
Time:  4:25pm
Grazulis narrative:  A tornado moved northeast from five miles west of Bowling Green.  Homes and businesses were damaged or destroyed.
Noted discrepancies:  This tornado is not listed at NCDC.  However, in addition to Grazulis' information, the Bowling Green newspaper reported tornado damage on Hammett Hill Road.


May 18, 1995
Counties:  Warren
F-scale:  F2
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  100 yards
Path length:  1 1/2 miles
Time:  4:30pm
Grazulis narrative:  A tornado was intermittently on the ground near Bowling Green.  Numerous homes and businesses were damaged or destroyed on the north side of Bowling Green.
Noted discrepancies:  This tornado is not listed at NCDC.


May 18, 1995
Counties:  Warren
F-scale:  F2
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  100 yards
Path length:  5 miles
Time:  4:47pm
Grazulis narrative:  A tornado was intermittently on the ground about five miles east of Bowling Green.  Several homes and businesses were damaged or destroyed.
Noted discrepancies:  This tornado is not listed at NCDC.  However, in addition to Grazulis' information, the Bowling Green newspaper reported tornado damage on Porter Pike.


May 18, 1995
Counties:  Hardin
F-scale:  F2
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  200 yards
Path length:  1/2 mile
Time:  5:15pm
Grazulis narrative:  A tornado was sighted at Fort Knox, northeast of Radcliff.  Several buildings were damaged.
Noted discrepancies:  NWS ranks this as an F2, Grazulis says F1.  Grazulis lists this tornado at 6:15pm.


May 18, 1995
Counties:  Bullitt
F-scale:  F1
Deaths:
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Time:  5:30pm
Noted discrepancies:  SPC gives lat/lon pairs as 37.98/-85.72, 0/0...NCDC gives 37.38/-85.38, 37.35/-82.95.  NCDC's lat/lons are wrong.
Notes:  Storm Data places this tornado west of Shepherdsville.

Morning Weather Map

Weather Map May 18, 1995


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