Tornadoes from April 26th and 27th

Grayson County - April 26
DAMAGE TYPE: TORNADO #1

DATE: APR 26 2011

BEGIN POINT: 1.1 MILES SW TAR HILL
END POINT: 1.8 MILES E TAR HILL

EF SCALE: EF-2
WIND SPEED: 120-125 MPH

PATH LENGTH: 2.9 MILES
PATH WIDTH: 1/4 MILE


NARRATIVE: AN NWS STORM SURVEY CONFIRMED AN EF-2 TORNADO IN GRAYSON
COUNTY. THE TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN ALONG DANNY SADLER ROAD. THE
TORNADO TRAVELED TO THE EAST-NORTHEAST ACROSS HIGHWAYS 920 AND 720
AND FINALLY LIFTED JUST EAST OF THE GRAYSON/HARDIN COUNTY LINE NEAR
BURKHEAD LN. THE PATH WIDTH WAS 75 YARDS AT THE BEGINNING AND 50
YARDS AT THE END...INCREASING TO A QUARTER MILE AT ITS WIDEST POINT.
ALONG THE PATH NUMEROUS LARGE HARDWOOD TREES WERE SNAPPED AND
UPROOTED. NUMEROUS OUTBUILDINGS AND BARNS WERE DESTROYED WITH THEIR
SIDING THROWN 500 YARDS. A NEW 24 FOOT TRAVEL TRAILER WAS DESTROYED.
FIFTEEN HOMES HAD MAJOR ROOF DAMAGE. AN SINGLE WIDE TRAILER WAS
DESTROYED ON DANNY SADLER ROAD. FARM EQUIPMENT WAS THROWN 50 YARDS.



DAMAGE TYPE: TORNADO #2

DATE: APR 26 2011

BEGIN POINT: 1.3 MILES SW TAR HILL
END POINT: 1.1 MILES SSW TAR HILL

EF SCALE: EF-0
WIND SPEED: 75 MPH

PATH LENGTH: 1/3 MILES
PATH WIDTH: 60 YARDS


NARRATIVE: AN NWS STORM SURVEY CONFIRMED AN EF-0 TORNADO TOUCHED
DOWN JUST SOUTH OF DANNY SADLER ROAD WEST OF HIGHWAY 920. TREES WERE
SNAPPED AND UPROOTED ALONG THE PATH OF THIS SHORT LIVED TORNADO.
POWER LINES WERE ALSO BLOWN DOWN.
 
 
Hardin County - April 26
DAMAGE TYPE: TORNADO

DATE: APR 26 2011

BEGIN POINT: 2.2 MILES ENE OF GLENDALE
END POINT: 2.9 MILES ENE OF GLENDALE

EF SCALE: EF-1
WIND SPEED: 100-105 MPH

PATH LENGTH: 0.7 MILES
PATH WIDTH: 75-125 YARDS


NARRATIVE: AN NWS STORM SURVEY CONFIRMED AN EF-1 TORNADO IN HARDIN
COUNTY. THE TORNADO FORMED JUST WEST OF INTERSTATE 65 AND TRAVELED
TO THE EAST-NORTHEAST ACROSS THE INTERSTATE...THE HARDIN COUNTY
FAIRGROUNDS...AND ENDED JUST EAST OF THE 1ST UNION CHURCH ROAD AND
SPORTSMAN LAKE ROAD INTERSECTION. AS THE TORNADO TRAVELED ACROSS THE
COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS...IT STRUCK A LARGE LIVESTOCK BARN AS WELL AS THE
FAIRGROUNDS RESTAURANT AND GRILL. THE ROOF OF THE RESTAURANT WAS
THROWN WESTWARD ON TOP OF A LIVESTOCK BARN. METAL SIDING WAS ALSO
THROWN 250 YARDS AND SEVERAL TREES WERE SNAPPED AND UPROOTED. NEAR
THE TORNADO END POINT...THERE WAS ROOF DAMAGE TO A ONE STORY HOUSE
AS WELL AS DOWNED POWER LINES.


 
Greene County - April 27

DAMAGE TYPE: TORNADO

BEGIN TIME: 7:32 AM EDT
END TIME: 7:35 AM EDT

BEGIN POINT: DOWNTOWN GREENSBURG
END POINT: 2.8 MILES NORTHEAST OF GREENSBURG

EF SCALE: EF-1
WIND SPEED: 105 MPH

PATH LENGTH: 2.8 MILES
PATH WIDTH: 150 YARDS

INJURIES: 0
FATALITIES: 0

NARRATIVE: THE TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN JUST WEST OF STATE HIGHWAY 68 IN
DOWNTOWN GREENSBURG. THE DAMAGE PATH INDICATED THE TORNADO WAS ON
THE GROUND FOR 2.8 MILES. NUMEROUS WINDOWS AND CHIMNEYS WERE DAMAGED
IN THE DOWNTOWN AREA. THE TORNADO TRACKED ALONG AND TO THE SOUTH OF
HIGHWAY 68 SNAPPING AND UPROOTING TREES ALONG THE WAY. THE MOST
SUBSTANTIAL DAMAGE OCCURRED NORTHEAST OF GREENSBURG IN THE
INDUSTRIAL PARK...WHERE A BRICK BUILDING SUSTAINED SIGNIFICANT
INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR DAMAGE AND A WOOD/METAL STRUCTURE WAS
DESTROYED. THE TORNADO THEN TRAVELED ACROSS AND NORTH OF BLUFF BOOM
ROAD WHERE IT DID SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE TO A MOBILE HOME AND DESTROYED
TWO BARNS. THE TORNADO END POINT WAS 0.33 MILES NORTH OF BLUFF BOOM
ROAD AND 0.2 MILES WEST OF THE GREEN RIVER.

 

Monroe/Cumberland County - April 27

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LOUISVILLE KY
550 PM EDT THU APR 28 2011

...NWS STORM DAMAGE SURVEY CONFIRMS AN EF-1 TORNADO FROM THE MORNING
OF APRIL 27 THAT BEGAN IN MONROE COUNTY AND ENDED IN CUMBERLAND
COUNTY KENTUCKY...

DAMAGE TYPE: TORNADO

BEGIN TIME: 8:02 AM EDT
END TIME: 8:06 AM EDT

BEGIN POINT: 2 MILE SOUTH-SOUTHWEST OF JUDIO
END POINT: 2.3 MILES NORTHEAST OF JUDIO

EF SCALE: EF-1
WIND SPEED: 105-110 MPH

PATH LENGTH: 4 MILES
PATH WIDTH: 0.35 MILES

INJURIES: 0
FATALITIES: 0

NARRATIVE: THE TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN JUST NORTHEAST OF THE CUMBERLAND
RIVER...0.25 MILES WEST OF THE JUDIO ROAD AND TURKEY NECK BEND ROAD
INTERSECTION. IT THEN TRAVELED NORTHEAST AND LIFTED APPROXIMATELY
0.35 MILES NORTH OF THE SALT LICK BEND ROAD AND JUDIO ROAD
INTERSECTION. ALONG THE TORNADO PATH...TWO LARGE BARNS AND SEVERAL
OUTBUILDINGS WERE DESTROYED. HUNDREDS OF HARDWOOD TREES WERE SNAPPED
AND UPROOTED...WITH A FEW TREES LANDING ON HOUSES CAUSING ROOF
DAMAGE. A FEW OTHER HOUSES IN THE VICINITY HAD MINOR STRUCTURAL
DAMAGE AS WELL.


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