Updated - Grandin, Missouri EF1 and Friday June 13 Storm Summary

Latest information related to the Tornado near Grandin, Missouri...

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PADUCAH KY
554 PM CDT SAT JUN 14 2008

...DAMAGE SURVEY RESULTS FOR CARTER COUNTY MISSOURI NEAR GRANDIN...

THE FOLLOWING IS THE PRELIMINARY DAMAGE ASSESSMENT FOR DAMAGE NEAR
GRANDIN MISSOURI...

* EVENT DATE - FRIDAY JUNE 13 2008

* EVENT TIME - 355 PM CDT - ESTIMATED BASED ON RADAR

* EVENT TYPE - EF1 TORNADO

* EVENT LOCATION - 0.5-1.0 MILE EAST OF GRANDIN

* PEAK WIND - 90 MPH

* AVERAGE PATH WIDTH - 75 YARDS...MAXIMUM WIDTH 125 YARDS

* PATH LENGTH - 1/2 MILE

* INJURIES - NONE

* FATALITIES - NONE

* DISCUSSION/DAMAGE - THE TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN NEAR THE GRANDIN
  CITY PARK ON THE EAST SIDE OF GRANDIN. A FEW TREES WERE BLOWN
  DOWN AT THE BALL FIELDS. THE TORNADO CONTINUED EAST...AFFECTING
  TWO RESIDENCES ALONG COUNTY ROAD 247 JUST EAST OF TOWN. ONE
  HOUSE SUSTAINED MODERATE SHINGLE DAMAGE. A SECOND HOUSE
  SUSTAINED MAJOR ROOF DAMAGE. A LARGE BARN WAS HEAVILY
  DAMAGED...WITH ONE WALL AND DOOR BLOWN OFF AND LARGE SECTIONS OF
  ROOF MISSING. LARGE TREES WERE SNAPPED OR UPROOTED. TREES ON THE
  SOUTH SIDE OF THE TRACK WERE LAYING IN A NORTHWEST DIRECTION.
  STRIATIONS WERE VISIBLE IN TALL FIELD GRASS. SEVERAL
  EYEWITNESSES CLEARLY INDICATED A FUNNEL CLOUD TOUCHED DOWN. THE
  TRACK END POINT WAS ESTIMATED DUE TO THE FACT THE PATH CONTINUED
  INTO WOODS AND FIELDS THAT WERE INACCESSIBLE BY VEHICLE.

THANKS TO THE GRANDIN FIRE CHIEF FOR ASSISTANCE IN LOCATING AND
ACCESSING THE DAMAGE.

Wall cloud seen near Poplar Bluff Missouri Friday afternoon. This storm was the same one
that produced the tornado near Grandin, Missouri. (Source - Kevin Jones).


Elsewhere, scattered thunderstorms formed around midday Friday as temperatures approached 90 degrees. The storms quickly intensified in the hot, humid, and unstable atmosphere. The Storm Prediction Center issued
Severe Thunderstorm Watch 522 at about 11:30 A.M. for southwest Indiana, parts of southern Illinois, and northwest Kentucky.

The storms continued to intensify and increase in coverage late in the afternoon and evening as they developed south across western Kentucky and southeast Missouri. The Storm Prediction Center issued Severe Thunderstorm Watch 525 at 5:30 P.M. for the remainder of the region. The storms maintained their intensity through the evening as a cold front approached from the northwest.

A suspected microburst occurred on the south side of Paducah, KY around 4:50 P.M. About a dozen trees were blown down, including one that landed on a house.

During the evening, a line of thunderstorms with locally damaging winds crossed much of southwest Kentucky. As of 9 P.M., trees were blown down at scattered locations west of Kentucky Lake.

Photo of storms moving into West Paducah around 7:45 p.m. Winds gusted to 45 to 50 mph at Barkley Regional Airport as the storms moved in.

Other preliminary local storm reports are available here.



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