Details on Morgan Co. EF-2 & Pulaski Co. EF-1 Tornado on 2/29/2012

Details on the Morgan and Pulaski County Tornadoes of February 29, 2012

 

Morgan County EF-2 Tornado    |     Pulaski County EF-1 Tornado    |    All Local Storm Reports

 

Morgan County:

 

A storm damage team from the National Weather Service Office in Jackson, Kentucky has confirmed an EF-2 tornado in Morgan County. Touchdown occurred about 6 miles southwest of West Liberty near the Grassy Creek community. The tornado track was not continuous, but instead made several touchdowns and liftoffs before dissipating near the community of Malone. Winds were estimated to around 120 mph. Several structures were damaged along the path of the tornado, with the most extreme damage occurring to a residential structure in the Malone area.

EVENT DATE: FEBRUARY 29 2012
EVENT TYPE: EF-2 TORNADO
ESTIMATED PEAK WINDS: 120 MPH
INJURIES/FATALITIES: 0
EVENT START TIME/LOCATION: 142 PM EST AT 37.87438N/83.37141W
EVENT END TIME/LOCATION: 150 PM EST AT 37.87548N/83.25559W
DAMAGE PATH LENGTH: 6 MILES
DAMAGE WIDTH: 400 YARDS

Morgan County Tornado Path (click here for regional scale)

Pictures from Damage Location #1


Pictures from Damage Location #2


Pictures from Damage Location #3


Pictures from Damage Location #5


Pulaski County:

 

A storm damage survey team from the National Weather Service Office in Louisville, KY has confirmed an EF-1 tornado in Pulaski County on February 29, 2012. Touchdown occurred about 3 miles east-northeast of Science Hill and the tornado track ended near the community of Dabney. Winds were estimated to have reached 110 mph. Damage included total destruction of one barn and major damage to several others. The top of a silo was taken out and major damage occurred to the roofs of a few homes towards the end of the tornadoes path.

EVENT DATE: FEBRUARY 29 2012
EVENT TYPE: EF-1 TORNADO
ESTIMATED PEAK WINDS: 110 MPH
INJURIES/FATALITIES: 0
EVENT START TIME/LOCATION: 253 PM EST AT 37.17919N/84.57771W
EVENT END TIME/LOCATION: 255 PM EST AT 37.18047N/84.55068W
DAMAGE PATH LENGTH: 1.5 MILES
DAMAGE WIDTH: 60 YARDS

Pulaski County Tornado Path (click here for regional scale)


Complete Summary of All Local Storm Reports for February 29, 2012:

 

Time Event Location County/State Remarks/Source
1:05 PM
02/29/2012
Thunderstorm Wind Damage Clay City Powell, KY
LARGE LIMBS DOWN ON SNOW CREEK. TIME ESTIMATED FROM RADAR.
From: 911 CALL CENTER
1:05 PM
02/29/2012
1 in. Hail Clay City Powell, KY
TIME ESTIMATED FROM RADAR.
From: 911 CALL CENTER
1:15 PM
02/29/2012
1 in. Hail Stanton Powell, KY
TIME ESTIMATED FROM RADAR.
From: 911 CALL CENTER
1:15 PM
02/29/2012
Thunderstorm Wind Damage Stanton Powell, KY
LARGE TREE LIMBS DOWN ON MILL KNOB. TIME ESTIMATED FROM RADAR.
From: 911 CALL CENTER
1:22 PM
02/29/2012
0.88 in. Hail Frenchburg Menifee, KY
From: EMERGENCY MNGR
1:22 PM
02/29/2012
0.88 in. Hail Frenchburg Menifee, KY
From: TRAINED SPOTTER
1:35 PM
02/29/2012
Thunderstorm Wind Damage Korea Menifee, KY
TREES DOWN ONTO HWY 1693. TIME ESTIMATED FROM RADAR.
From: EMERGENCY MNGR
1:42 PM
02/29/2012
Tornado 1 N Grassy Creek Morgan, KY
AN EF2 TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN AT 142 PM EST 1 MILE NORTH OF GRASSY CREEK AND MOVED EAST SOUTHEAST LIFTING OFF NEAR THE COMMUNITY OF MALONE AT 150 PM EST. THE PATH LENGTH WAS APPROXIMATELY 6 MILES. THE PATH WIDTH REACHED 400 YARDS. THE TORNADO TRACK WAS NOT CONTINUOUS...BUT INSTEAD MADE SEVERAL TOUCHDOWNS AND LIFTOFFS BEFORE DISSIPATING. MAXIMUM WINDS WERE ESTIMATED AT 120 MPH.
From: NWS STORM SURVEY
1:45 PM
02/29/2012
1.25 in. Hail Ezel Morgan, KY
OCCURRED ON TABERNACLE ROAD. LARGE LIMBS DOWN. LIMBS DAMAGED GUTTERING ON HOME.
From: TRAINED SPOTTER
1:45 PM
02/29/2012
Thunderstorm Wind Damage Ezel Morgan, KY
WIND CAVED IN A 12 FOOT SECTION OF ONE BARN, WHILE REMOVING THE ROOF AND KNOCKING DOWN RAFTERS ON ANOTHER. KNOCKED DOWN APPLE TREES AND CHESTNUT TREE. THERE ARE DOWNED TREES IN FIELDS.
From: CO-OP OBSERVER
1:45 PM
02/29/2012
1.50 in. Hail 3 WNW West Liberty Morgan, KY
From: PUBLIC
1:47 PM
02/29/2012
2 in. Hail West Liberty Morgan, KY
From: TRAINED SPOTTER
1:50 PM
02/29/2012
Thunderstorm Wind Damage Malone Morgan, KY
ON HWY 191, TREES ARE DOWN, ROOF BLOWN OFF HOUSE, CHURCH COMPLETELY DEMOLISHED. DEBRIS ON BOTH SIDES OF THE ROAD
From: NWS EMPLOYEE
1:57 PM
02/29/2012
Thunderstorm Wind Damage West Liberty Morgan, KY
TREES DOWN AND STRUCTURES DAMAGED ON 191 AND 460 WEST JUST OUTSIDE OF WEST LIBERTY.
From: 911 CALL CENTER
2:15 PM
02/29/2012
1 in. Hail 6 NW Paintsville Johnson, KY
From: FIRE DEPT/RESCUE
2:18 PM
02/29/2012
1 in. Hail Relief Morgan, KY
From: TRAINED SPOTTER
2:19 PM
02/29/2012
Thunderstorm Wind Damage 1 W Hazel Green Wolfe, KY
TREE DOWN ACROSS HWY 1010. EMPLOYEE ESTIMATED DIAMETER BETWEEN 1.5 AND 2 FEET. TIME ESTIMATED FROM RADAR.
From: NWS EMPLOYEE
2:42 PM
02/29/2012
Thunderstorm Wind Damage 2 S Jackson Breathitt, KY
ROOF PARTIALLY BLOWN OFF HOME. PORCH DAMAGED. OCCURRED ON ROBINSON BRANCH ROAD.
From: PUBLIC
2:42 PM
02/29/2012
1.75 in. Hail Woodstock Pulaski, KY
POWERLINES ALSO DOWN NEAR FAUBUSH
From: 911 CALL CENTER
2:42 PM
02/29/2012
Thunderstorm Wind Damage Redbush Johnson, KY
TREE DOWN ON UDEL BRANCH ROAD. TIME ESTIMATED FROM RADAR.
From: DEPT OF HIGHWAYS
2:48 PM
02/29/2012
Thunderstorm Wind Damage Camp Lewis Breathitt, KY
LARGE LIMBS WERE BLOWN DOWN. TIME OF EVENT IS ESTIMATED FROM RADAR.
From: TRAINED SPOTTER
2:50 PM
02/29/2012
0.88 in. Hail Marshes Siding Mccreary, KY
From: TRAINED SPOTTER
2:50 PM
02/29/2012
Thunderstorm Wind Damage Marshes Siding Mccreary, KY
TREES DOWN AND LARGE TREE BRANCHES DOWN. WIND ESTIMATED AT 60 MPH. POSSIBLE FUNNEL CLOUD SPOTTED.
From: TRAINED SPOTTER
2:50 PM
02/29/2012
Thunderstorm Wind Damage Science Hill Pulaski, KY
PLAYGROUND EQUIPMENT LOCATED AT THE SCIENCE HILL PARK WAS UPROOTED AND MOVED BEHIND THE DAYCARE CENTER WHICH IS APPROXIMATLEY A FOOTBALL FIELD DISTANCE AWAY.
From: TRAINED SPOTTER
2:50 PM
02/29/2012
Thunderstorm Wind Damage Science Hill Pulaski, KY
SEVERAL STRUCTURES DAMAGED BEHIND VALLEY VIEW SUPER MARKET. TIME ESTIMATED BY RADAR.
From: PUBLIC
2:53 PM
02/29/2012
Tornado 2 WSW Dabney Pulaski, KY
AN EF-1 TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN AT 253 PM EST ABOUT 3 MILES EAST-NORTHEAST OF SCIENCE HILL. THE TORNADO CONTINUED TO THE EAST-NORTHEAST APPROXIMATELY 1.5 MILES BEFORE DISSIPATING NEAR THE COMMUNITY OF DABNEY AT 255 PM EST. A CONSISTENT PATH WIDTH OF 60 YARDS WAS OBSERVED. DAMAGE INCLUDED TOTAL DESTRUCTION OF ONE BARN AND MAJOR DAMAGE TO SEVERAL OTHERS. THE TOP OF A SILO WAS TAKEN OUT AND MAJOR DAMAGE OCCURRED TO THE ROOFS OF A FEW HOMES TOWARDS THE END OF THE TORNADOES PATH.
From: NWS STORM SURVEY
2:55 PM
02/29/2012
Thunderstorm Wind Damage Dabney Pulaski, KY
TREES DOWN AND SOME STRUCTURE DAMAGE AT THE INTERSECTION OF HWY 39 AND HWY 635. TIME ESTIMATED BY RADAR.
From: EMERGENCY MNGR
2:56 PM
02/29/2012
Thunderstorm Wind Damage Stambaugh Johnson, KY
TREE DOWN ON MORNING BRANCH ROAD. TIME ESTIMATED FROM RADAR.
From: DEPT OF HIGHWAYS
3:00 PM
02/29/2012
Thunderstorm Wind Damage Waldo Magoffin, KY
TREE BLOWN OVER ONTO A BRIDGE ON HIGHWAY 1502 JUST SOUTH OF WALDO. SOME DAMAGE OCCURRED TO BRIDGE. TIME BASED ON RADAR.
From: DEPT OF HIGHWAYS
3:03 PM
02/29/2012
Thunderstorm Wind Damage 4 WSW Prestonsburg Floyd, KY
LARGE LIMBS WERE BLOWN DOWN. TIME OF EVENT IS ESTIMATED FROM RADAR.
From: TRAINED SPOTTER
3:05 PM
02/29/2012
Thunderstorm Wind Damage Nancy Pulaski, KY
TREE DOWN IN NANCY. TIME ESTIMATED FROM RADAR.
From: DEPT OF HIGHWAYS
3:30 PM
02/29/2012
Thunderstorm Wind Damage Sunnybrook Wayne, KY
MULTIPLE TREES DOWN. TIME ESTIMATED FROM RADAR.
From: EMERGENCY MNGR
3:40 PM
02/29/2012
Thunderstorm Wind Damage Mount Pisgah Wayne, KY
TREES DOWN ON HIGHWAY 167 JUST NORTH OF MOUNT PISGAH. TIME ESTIMATED FROM RADAR.
From: DEPT OF HIGHWAYS
3:42 PM
02/29/2012
Thunderstorm Wind Damage Kimper Pike, KY
TREES DOWN ON HIGHWAY 194.
From: DEPT OF HIGHWAYS
3:52 PM
02/29/2012
Thunderstorm Wind Damage Phelps Pike, KY
TREES DOWN ON HIGHWAY 194 AND HIGHWAY 632.
From: DEPT OF HIGHWAYS
3:52 PM
02/29/2012
Thunderstorm Wind Damage Woodman Pike, KY
TREES DOWN ON ROUTE 2059 IN WOODMAN.
From: DEPT OF HIGHWAYS
4:00 PM
02/29/2012
Flood Sandgap Jackson, KY
TEMPORARY BRIDGE AND PORTION OF JONES HOLLOW ROAD WASHED OUT IN SANDGAP.
From: 911 CALL CENTER
4:01 PM
02/29/2012
Thunderstorm Wind Damage Cumberland Falls S.p. Whitley, KY
TREES AND LARGE LIMBS DOWN.
From: PUBLIC
4:01 PM
02/29/2012
Thunderstorm Wind Damage Williamsburg Whitley, KY
STRUCTURAL DAMAGE. OCCURRED BETWEEN 401 AND 431 PM.
From: PUBLIC
4:05 PM
02/29/2012
0.25 in. Hail Whitley City Mccreary, KY
PEA SIZED HAIL ACCUMULATED TO A DEPTH OF 2 TO 4 INCHES.
From: EMERGENCY MNGR
4:12 PM
02/29/2012
0.88 in. Hail Hindman Knott, KY
From: PUBLIC
4:18 PM
02/29/2012
Thunderstorm Wind Damage 2 N Williamsburg Whitley, KY
SOME MINOR DAMAGE TO OUT BUILDINGS AND TREES DOWN ALONG HWY 26. TIME ESTIMATED FROM RADAR.
From: EMERGENCY MNGR
4:31 PM
02/29/2012
1 in. Hail Barbourville Knox, KY
From: 911 CALL CENTER
4:44 PM
02/29/2012
Thunderstorm Wind Damage Pineville Bell, KY
TREES DOWN ON DORTON BRANCH ROAD.
From: DEPT OF HIGHWAYS
4:46 PM
02/29/2012
Thunderstorm Wind Damage Straight Creek Bell, KY
TREES DOWN ON PETES BLOSSOM ROAD. TIME ESTIMATED FROM RADAR.
From: DEPT OF HIGHWAYS
4:48 PM
02/29/2012
Thunderstorm Wind Damage 1 SE Beverly Bell, KY
TREES DOWN ON COW FORK ROAD. TIME ESTIMATED FROM RADAR.
From: DEPT OF HIGHWAYS
4:50 PM
02/29/2012
1 in. Hail Pineville Bell, KY
From: TRAINED SPOTTER
4:52 PM
02/29/2012
Thunderstorm Wind Damage Callaway Bell, KY
TREES DOWN ALONG U.S. HIGHWAY 119. TIME ESTIMATED FROM RADAR.
From: DEPT OF HIGHWAYS
5:00 PM
02/29/2012
Thunderstorm Wind Damage W Barbourville Knox, KY
TREE FELL ACROSS ROAD ON HWY 229 APPROX. 1/4 TO 1/2 MILE NORTH OF US 25 E IN KNOX COUNTY. TREE IS PARTIALLY BLOCKING NORTH BOUND LANE OF ROAD.
From: PUBLIC
9:57 PM
02/29/2012
0.75 in. Hail Woodbine Whitley, KY
From: TRAINED SPOTTER



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