Tornadoes in Clinton, Monroe, Butler, and Grayson Counties -- Updated 5pm 4/7

...NWS STORM SURVEY CONFIRMS EF-1 TORNADO IN CLINTON COUNTY...

DAMAGE TYPE: TORNADO

BEGIN TIME: 04:14 PM EDT
END TIME: 04:14 PM EDT

BEGIN POINT: APPROX 4.25 MILES SW ALBANY

EF SCALE: EF-1
WIND SPEED: 90 MPH

PATH LENGTH: 350 YARDS
PATH WIDTH: 100 YARDS

INJURIES: 0
FATALITIES: 0

NARRATIVE: A NWS STORM SURVEY CONFIRMED A SHORT LIVED TORNADO
TOUCHED DOWN APPROXIMATELY 4.25 MILES SOUTHWEST OF ALBANY. A LARGE
BOAT STORAGE BARN 125 BY 30 FEET HAD ITS ROOF LIFTED AND THROWN
80-90 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 TO BE
70 MPH.
 
DAMAGE PICTURES IN CLINTON COUNTY TAKEN BY A NWS STORM SURVEY.
 
...NWS STORM SURVEY CONFIRMS AN EF-0 TORNADO IN NORTHERN CLINTON
COUNTY...

DAMAGE TYPE: TORNADO

BEGIN TIME: 04:16 PM EDT
END TIME: 04:16 PM EDT

BEGIN POINT: APPROX 3/4 MILES NNE OF SEVENTY SIX

EF SCALE: EF-0
WIND SPEED: 80-85 MPH

PATH LENGTH: 250 YARDS
PATH WIDTH: 60 YARDS

INJURIES: 0
FATALITIES: 0

NARRATIVE: A NWS STORM SURVEY CONFIRMED A SHORT LIVED EF-0 TORNADO
IN NORTHERN CLINTON COUNTY ABOUT THREE QUARTERS OF A MILE NNE OF
SEVENTY SIX...KY. MULTIPLE PINE...ASH...AND OAK TREES WERE SNAPPED
AND UPROOTED ALONG THE 250 YARD PATH OF THE TORNADO.

 
...EF-1 TORNADO CONFIRMED IN SOUTHERN MONROE COUNTY...

DAMAGE TYPE: TORNADO

BEGIN TIME: 03:55 PM EDT
END TIME: 03:56 PM EDT

BEGIN POINT: 1 MI W OR THE INTERSECTION OF STATE HWYS 214 AND 953
END POINT: .75 MI W OF THE INTERSECTION OF STATE HWYS 214 AND 953
EF SCALE: EF-1
WIND SPEED: 90 MPH

PATH LENGTH: 1/4 MILE
PATH WIDTH: 75 YARDS

INJURIES: 0
FATALITIES: 0
NARRATIVE: A TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN IN SOUTHERN MONROE COUNTY
APPROXIMATELY ONE MILE WEST OF THE INTERSECTION OF STATE HIGHWAY 214
AND STATE HIGHWAY 953. ALONG THE QUARTER MILE PATH A 60 BY 30 FOOT
BARN WAS DAMAGED WITH PARTS OF IT THROWN 400 YARDS TO TOWARD THE
EAST...NORTHEAST....AND SOUTHEAST. MULTIPLE TREES WERE ALSO SNAPPED
AND UPROOTED.
 
DAMAGE PICTURES TAKEN IN MONROE COUNTY BY THE NWS STORM SURVEY.

 

...NWS STORM SURVEY CONFIRMS EF-1 TORNADO IN SOUTHERN BUTLER COUNTY
NEAR THE WARREN COUNTY LINE...

DAMAGE TYPE: TORNADO

BEGIN TIME: 01:26 PM EDT
END TIME: 01:30 PM EDT

BEGIN POINT: 1.7 MILES WNW SUGAR GROVE
END POINT: 0.7 MILES NE NEEMORE

EF SCALE: EF-1
WIND SPEED: 95-100 MPH

PATH LENGTH: 3.4 MILES
PATH WIDTH: 50 YARDS

INJURIES: 0
FATALITIES: 0


NARRATIVE: A NWS STORM SURVEY CONFIRMED A TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN IN SOUTHEAST BUTLER COUNTY ABOUT 1.7 MILES WEST NORTHWEST OF SUGAR GROVE. THE TORNADO TOUCHDOWN OCCURRED NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF DIMPLE AND BELCHER ROADS AT 1:26 PM EDT. THE TORNADO THEN TRAVELED NORTHEAST TOWARD THE COMMUNITY OF NEEDMORE WHERE THE MOST SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE OCCURRED TO A RESIDENCE. IN THIS LOCATION...TREES WERE SNAPPED AND A SECTION OF ROOF WAS REMOVED FROM THE HOME. ESTIMATED WINDS AT THIS LOCATION WERE BETWEEN 95 TO 100 MILES PERHOUR. FROM NEEDMORE...THE TORNADO CONTINUED TO TRAVEL NORTHEAST WHERE IT LIFTED JUST EAST OF THE WILLIAM H. NATCHER GREEN RIVER PARKWAY. OTHER DAMAGE ALONG THE TORNADO PATH INCLUDED MINOR ROOF DAMAGE AND A MOBILE HOME THAT WAS MOVED FROM ITS FOUNDATION.

 

Damage pictures from Butler county, taken by the NWS storm survey:


 

...NWS STORM SURVEY CONFIRMS TWO EF-1 TORNADOES IN SOUTHWESTERN
GRAYSON COUNTY FROM THUNDERSTORMS ON MONDAY APRIL 4 2011...

TORNADO 1...

DAMAGE TYPE: TORNADO

BEGIN TIME: 01:41 PM EDT
END TIME: 01:43 PM EDT

BEGIN POINT: CANEYVILLE
END POINT: APPROX ONE MILE EAST OF CANEYVILLE

EF SCALE: EF-1
WIND SPEED: AROUND 100 MPH

PATH LENGTH: APPROX 1.0 MILE
PATH WIDTH: 100-200 YARDS

INJURIES: 0
FATALITIES: 0

NARRATIVE: A TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN IN SOUTHWEST GRAYSON COUNTY IN
CANEYVILLE NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF N. MAIN STREET AND RIVER PARK
DRIVE WHERE A TREE WAS BLOWN DOWN ONTO A RESTAURANT RESULTING IN
DAMAGE TO THE RESTAURANT. NEXT TO HERE...A BASEBALL FIELD HAD THE
METAL ROOFS BLOWN OFF OF CINDER BLOCK DUGOUTS WITH A NUMBER OF
CINDER BLOCKS BLOWN SEVERAL FEET EAST OF THE DUGOUT. A FEW TREES
WERE SNAPPED AS WELL. AT THIS POINT...THE TORNADO WAS RATED AS AN
EF-1 WITH WIND SPEEDS APPROXIMATELY 90 MPH AND A PATH WIDTH AROUND
100 YARDS. ABOUT A HALF MILE TO THE EAST ALONG RT. 62 AT THE
CANEYVILLE MILLING COMPANY...THREE LARGE EMPTY METAL GRAIN
ELEVATORS/BINS WERE MOVED OFF THEIR FOUNDATIONS CAUSING DAMAGE TO
NEARBY OBJECTS. ALSO...A MOBILE HOME HAD ITS METAL ROOF BLOWN OFF
AND INTO A NEARBY POND WITH SOME INSULATION BLOWN ALONG THE GROUND
AND INTO A COUPLE OF TREES. THE REST OF THE TRAILER RECEIVED MINIMAL
DAMAGE. A TRACTOR TRAILER WAS ALSO BLOWN OVER ALONG WITH SEVERAL
TREES UPROOTED OR SNAPPED. AT THIS LOCATION...THE TORNADO WAS AS AN
EF-1 WITH WINDS ESTIMATED AROUND 100 MPH AND A DAMAGE WIDTH NEARLY
200 YARDS. THE TORNADO DISSIPATED AROUND A QUARTER TO THIRD OF A
MILE EAST OF THE COMPANY...ALTHOUGH THE EXACT DISSIPATION POINT WAS DIFFICULT TO DETERMINE.
 


TORNADO 2...

DAMAGE TYPE: TORNADO

BEGIN TIME: 01:38 PM EDT
END TIME: 01:42 PM EDT

BEGIN POINT: ALONG BUTLER-GRAYSON COUNTY LINE NEAR DOGCREEK RD
END POINT: NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF J.D. HUDSON ROAD AND COATS ROAD

EF SCALE: EF-1
WIND SPEED: 100 MPH

PATH LENGTH: APPROX 3.0 MILES
PATH WIDTH: 125 YARDS

INJURIES: 0
FATALITIES: 0

NARRATIVE: AN EF-0 TORNADO LIKELY FIRST TOUCHED DOWN IN A FIELD
IMMEDIATELY NORTH OF DOGCREEK ROAD NEAR THE BUTLER-GRAYSON COUNTY
LINE THEN MOVED EAST. THE STORM CUT A VERY NARROW PATH THROUGH TREES
IMMEDIATELY WEST OF RT 79 NEAR GRACIE LANE...WITH A NUMBER OF TREES
SNAPPED AND UPROOTED. THE TORNADO WAS RATED EF-1 AT THIS LOCATION.
ALONG GRACIE LANE...JUST EAST OF RT 79...THE TORNADO SNAPPED AND
UPROOTED SEVERAL MORE TREES. ONE OF THE TREES FELL ON POWER LINES
CAUSING DOWNED POWER LINES. METAL ROOFING ON A BARN WAS BLOW OFF AND
PUSHED A FEW HUNDRED YARDS DOWNWIND INTO THE WOODS. A SMALL WELL-
CONSTRUCTED SHED WAS PUSHED OVER ONTO ITS SIDE...AND ANOTHER SMALL
SHED WAS DESTROYED. IN ADDITION...A NEARBY HOUSE HAD ITS METAL ROOF
BLOWN OFF. THE TORNADO WAS RATED EF-1 AT THIS LOCATION WITH WINDS
ESTIMATED AT NEAR 100 MPH AND A DAMAGE WIDTH AROUND 125 YARDS. THE
TORNADO MAY HAVE SKIPPED INTERMITTENTLY EAST OF THIS AREA THROUGH
SOME WOODS AS ONLY A FEW TREES LOST SOME LIMBS NEAR THE INTERSECTION
OF DELMAR LINDSEY LANE AND LAWRENCE HAYES ROAD. HOWEVER...JUST TO
THE EAST OF THIS LOCATION...ALONG COATS ROAD...A METAL OUTBUILDING
WAS DESTROYED CONSISTENT WITH EF-1 DAMAGE.


 

Damage pictures from Grayson county, taken by the NWS storm survey:



Return to Latest News

USA.gov is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.