Damage Type: Tornado
Date: Dec 21 2013
Begin Time: 11:07 PM EST
End Time: 11:13 PM EST
Begin Point: 2.9 miles west of Campbellsville
End Point: 3.1 miles northeast of Campbellsville
EF Scale: 1
Wind Speed: Up to 104 mph
Path Length: 6 miles
Path Width: 300 yards
Narrative: This tornado touched down along Old Greensburg Road just west of the intersection of US 68 and KY 323, where it immediately destroyed small outbuildings. The tornado entered the city of Campbellsville when it crossed KY 210 and uprooted trees and damaged buildings near the intersection of Hodgenville Road and Vintage Lane.
A more concentrated area of damage then occurred as the tornado crossed Saloma Road and moved roughly parallel to and just north of Upper Miller Park Road. Trees were torn down and rooftops damaged in this area.
The tornado exited the city at the intersection of Eastern Drive and East Lake Drive.
The final damage occurred at the intersection of US 68 and Palestine Road. At this location there was more tree and roof damage.
EF Scale: The Enhanced Fujita Scale classifies tornadoes into the
EF0...Weak......65 to 85 MPH
EF1...Weak......86 to 110 MPH
EF2...Strong....111 to 135 MPH
EF3...Strong....136 to 165 MPH
EF4...Violent...166 to 200 MPH
Damage Type: Straight-Line Winds in Hart County and Green County...
Date: Dec 21 2013
Begin Time: 09:45 PM CST
End Time: 09:55 PM CST
Begin Point: Horse Cave
End Point: Monroe in far eastern Hart County
Wind Speed: 70 - 80 MPH Hart County
Path Length: 10 miles
Path Width: Sporadic 3 mile area
Sporadic straight line wind damage occurred in southern Hart County on the night of the 21st along a severe squall line. Just east of Horse Cave a single wide mobile home on blocks was lifted up and flipped several times and was destroyed. Fortunately no one was home! Winds in this part of the county were estimated at 65 to 70 mph.
Along highway 218 there was sporadic damage including barns blown down, along with trees and power lines down. A medium size workshop sustained considerable damage near US 31E near the Hart and Barren County line. The most impressive damage was on Bunnell Crossing Road near Pascal, where a dairy silo was blown down along with extensive barn damage. Wind speeds here approached 75 to 80 mph. Metal sheeting was blown downwind to the northeast over 400 yards.
All of the damage was facing in a north northeasterly direction and many witnesses reported a 3 minute period of torrential rainfall between 945 and 10 pm with winds blowing so hard they could not open any outside door.
The National Weather Service wants to thank Hart County Emergency Management Director Kerry McDaniel for his assistance with our storm damage assessment.
The survey crew continued to Green County and found very sporadic wind damage from Greensburg to Summersville to Bloyds Crossing to Coakley. The most significant damage occurred in downtown Greensburg along Highways 68...61 and 70 with roof and shingle damage. Winds were estimated to be between 55 and 65 mph.
The National Weather Service wants to thank Green County Fire Department for their assistance with our storm damage assessment.
Damage Type: Straight-Line Winds
Date: Dec 21 2013
Begin Time: 09:37 PM CST
End Time: 09:40 PM CST
Begin Point: Cave City Exit I 65
End Point: 2NE Cave City
Wind Speed: 65 - 70 MPH
Path Length: 3 mile
Path Width: Sporadic wind damage 200 yards wide
Sporadic straight line wind damage occurred around Cave City on the night of the 21st along a severe squall line that pushed through northern Barren County. Several businesses had large signs blown down and or damaged including the Super 8 sign which was over 60 feet tall. Several trees and large limbs were blown down in Cave City along with power lines. There was structural damage to a grocery store along ith roof damage to several businesses in Cave City. These fell on several parked vehicles causing further damage. There was also wind damage along US 31W north of Cave City, including Alvey`s Towing Recovery.
All of the damage was facing in a north northeasterly direction and many witnesses reported a 3 minute period of torrential rainfall just past 930 pm with winds blowing so hard they could not open any outside door.
The National Weather Service wants to thank the WBKO News Department for their assistance with our storm damage assessment.