Tornadoes Confirmed in Kentucky from April 19-20 Squall Line

Scott County EF-1

DAMAGE TYPE: TORNADO

BEGIN TIME: 01:54 AM EDT
   END TIME: 01:54 AM EDT

BEGIN POINT: 6.5 MILES NORTHEAST OF GEORGETOWN
  END POINT: 7 MILES NORTHEAST OF GEORGETOWN

   EF SCALE: EF-1
WIND SPEED: 90-95 MPH

PATH LENGTH: 0.5 MILES
PATH WIDTH: 50 YARDS

   INJURIES: 0
FATALITIES: 0

NARRATIVE: NWS STORM DAMAGE SURVEY TEAM CONFIRMS A VERY BRIEF EF-1
TORNADO NORTHEAST OF GEORGETOWN IN SCOTT COUNTY.  A TRAILER THAT WAS
TIED DOWN WAS OVERTURNED BY THIS TORNADO.  ALSO SEVERAL OUTBUILDINGS
WERE DESTROYED OR DAMAGED ALONG ITS PATH. FINALLY A GARAGE WALL OF A
WELL BUILT HOME BUCKLED DUE TO THE TORNADIC WINDS.  WIND SPEEDS WERE
BETWEEN 90-95 MPH WITH A PATH LENGTH OF A HALF MILE AND PATH WIDTH
OF 50 YARDS.

 

 

Oldham County Straight Line Wind Damage

DAMAGE TYPE: STRAIGHT LINE WINDS

BEGIN TIME: 12:46 AM EDT
   END TIME: 12:50 AM EDT

BEGIN POINT: 3 MILES SOUTHWEST OF BUCKNER
  END POINT: NORTHERN LA GRANGE

WIND SPEED:  60-70 MPH

PATH LENGTH: SPORADIC 6.5 MILES
PATH WIDTH: 160 YARDS

   INJURIES: 0
FATALITIES: 0

NARRATIVE: NWS STORM DAMAGE SURVEY CONFIRMS SPORADIC STRAIGHT LINE
WIND DAMAGE ACROSS SOUTH CENTRAL OLDHAM COUNTY.  TWO AREAS OF
INTENSE WIND DAMAGE WERE NOTED WITH ESTIMATED WIND SPEEDS BETWEEN
60-70 MPH.  THE FIRST DAMAGE AREA WAS 3 MILES SOUTHWEST OF BUCKNER
AND THE SECOND WAS IN NORTHERN LA GRANGE.  BOTH LOCATIONS
EXPERIENCED MAINLY TREE DAMAGE WITH SOME POWER LINES DOWN AS WELL.

 

Oldham County EF-1

DAMAGE TYPE: TORNADO

BEGIN TIME: 12:49 AM EDT
   END TIME: 12:49 AM EDT

BEGIN POINT: 1.9 MILES NORTHWEST OF LA GRANGE
  END POINT: 1.7 MILES NORTHWEST OF LA GRANGE

   EF SCALE: EF-1
WIND SPEED: 90 MPH

PATH LENGTH: 0.2 MILES
PATH WIDTH: 80 YARDS

   INJURIES: 0
FATALITIES: 0

NARRATIVE: NWS STORM DAMAGE SURVEY TEAM CONFIRMS A VERY BRIEF EF-1
TORNADO NORTHWEST OF LA GRANGE IN OLDHAM COUNTY.  THE TORNADO
DESTROYED A BARN AND SNAPPED HUGE HARDWOOD TREES 30 FEET OFF OF THE
GROUND AT THE BEGINNING POINT...1.9 MILES NORTHWEST OF LA GRANGE. IT
THEN MOVED NORTHEAST DAMAGING THE ROOF OF A HOUSE AND ANOTHER BARN.
THE TORNADO WAS ONLY ON THE GROUND FOR TWO TENTHS OF A MILE BEFORE
IT LIFTED.  ESTIMATED WIND SPEEDS WERE AROUND 90 MPH WITH A PATH
WIDTH OF 80 YARDS.

 

 

Simpson County EF-1

DAMAGE TYPE: TORNADO

BEGIN TIME: 02:30 AM EDT
   END TIME: 02:33 AM EDT

BEGIN POINT: 3.5 MILES WEST OF FRANKLIN
  END POINT: 1.1 MILES NORTH OF FRANKLIN

   EF SCALE: EF-1
WIND SPEED: 90-95 MPH

PATH LENGTH: 3.3 MILES
PATH WIDTH: 100 YARDS

   INJURIES: 0
FATALITIES: 0

NARRATIVE: NWS STORM DAMAGE SURVEY CONFIRMS AN EF-1 TORNADO NEAR
FRANKLIN IN SIMPSON COUNTY.  AT THE INITIAL TOUCHDOWN 3.5 MILES WEST
OF FRANKLIN NEAR HIGHWAY 100...THIS TORNADO DESTROYED A BARD AND
THREW THE DEBRIS FROM THE BARN ABOUT A QUARTER MILE.  THE TORNADO
THEN MOVED NORTHEAST DAMAGING THE ROOF OF ANOTHER BARN AND UPROOTING
OR SNAPPING AT LEAST 100 TREES.  THE TORNADO LIFTED JUST NORTH OF
FRANKLIN NEAR THE JUNCTION OF HIGHWAY 31 AND OGLES STREET.  MAXIMUM
WIND SPEEDS WITH THIS TORNADO WERE BETWEEN 90-95 MPH WITH A PATH
LENGTH OF 3.3 MILES AND PATH WIDTH OF 100 YARDS.

 

 

Simpson and Logan County Straight Line Wind Damage

STRAIGHT LINE WINDS WITH SPEEDS OF 95 TO 100 MPH DAMAGED FOUR
BARNS...DESTROYED ONE BARN...AND BLEW DOWN NUMEROUS TREES ACROSS
SIMPSON AND LOGAN COUNTIES. THE MOST CONCENTRATED AREA OF DAMAGE WAS
ALONG ROUTES 663...664...AND 665 IN EASTERN LOGAN COUNTY AND WESTERN
SIMPSON COUNTY. THE DAMAGE TOOK PLACE ON APRIL 20 BETWEEN 115AM AND
130 AM CDT.

 

Franklin County EF-0

DAMAGE TYPE: TORNADO

BEGIN TIME: 01:28 AM EDT
   END TIME: 01:33 AM EDT

BEING POINT: 1.6 MILES SOUTHWEST OF FRANKFORT
  END POINT: 3.25 MILES EAST OF FRANKFORT

   EF SCALE: EF-0
WIND SPEED: 65-70 MPH

PATH LENGTH: 4.7 MILES
PATH WIDTH: 30 YARDS

   INJURIES: 0
FATALITIES: 0

NARRATIVE: NWS STORM DAMAGE SURVEY TEAM CONFIRMS AN
EF-0 TORNADO NEAR FRANKFORT.  THE TORNADO STARTED ON THE SOUTH SIDE
OF FRANKFORT...ABOUT 1.6 MILES SW OF THE CITY CENTER. IT TRACKED
NORTHEAST TO ABOUT 3.25 MILES EAST OF FRANKFORT.  THE TORNADO
DAMAGED SEVERAL TREES AND KNOCKED SHINGLES OFF OF HOUSES.  THE MOST
INTENSE DAMAGE WAS FOUND NEAR THE FRANKFORT CEMETERY AND THE
FRANKFORT CAPITOL BUILDING.  ESTIMATED WIND SPEEDS WERE BETWEEN
65-70 MPH ALONG THE 4.7 MILE PATH.  THE PATH WIDTH WAS APPROXIMATELY
30 YARDS.

 

Breckinridge and Meade County EF-0

DAMAGE TYPE: TORNADO

BEGIN TIME: 1154 PM EDT
   END TIME: 1204 AM EDT

BEGIN POINT: 7.3 MILES SOUTHWEST OF PAYNEVILLE
  END POINT: 4.3 MILES WEST OF BRANDENBURG

WIND SPEED: 65-80 MPH

PATH LENGTH: 11 MILES
PATH WIDTH: 50 YARDS

   INJURIES: 0
FATALITIES: 0

NARRATIVE: NWS STORM DAMAGE SURVEY PRELIMINARILY CONFIRMS AN EF-0
TORNADO SPANNING ACROSS BRECKINRIDGE AND MEADE COUNTIES. THE TORNADO
TOUCHED DOWN IN BRECKINRIDGE COUNTY...WHERE DAMAGE SUPPORTED
EVIDENCE OF APPROXIMATELY 65 MPH WINDS. DUE TO THE TERRAIN AND THE
NATURE OF THE STORM THAT HAD PRODUCED THE TORNADO...IT APPEARS TO
HAVE LIFTED IN SEVERAL LOCATIONS ALONG THE PATH LINE. THE STRONGEST
WINDS OF APPROXIMATELY 80 MPH APPEAR TO HAVE OCCURRED AT A HOUSE IN
AN ELEVATED LOCATION ALONG SIROCCO ROAD. HERE...A CARPORT THAT WAS
ATTACHED TO THE HOUSE BLEW ACROSS THE FIELD BEHIND IT...TREES WERE
SNAPPED AND/OR UPROOTED...A BARN DOOR WAS BLOWN IN...AND SHINGLES
WERE BLOWN OFF OF THE ROOF OF ANOTHER NEARBY HOUSE.



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