Photos and radar imagery of Oct. 18 tornado outbreak

Below is an animated loop of Paducah radar imagery around 5:30 P.M. CDT October 18, 2007. The storm cell over Owensboro at the end of this loop did not produce any tornadoes. The next cell following in its path produced two of the four tornadoes in Daviess County that evening. Both an EF-2 and EF-1 tornado occurred shortly after 6 P.M. It may take time to load all the frames in this loop.

animated radar imagery around 5:30 P.M. CDT

The animated radar loop below covers the period from 7 P.M. to 7:45 P.M. CDT. During this time period, tornadoes occurred in Webster, Daviess, Mclean, Caldwell, and extreme northwest Christian Counties in Kentucky. The strongest tornado of the event near Owensboro occurred about 30 minutes after the last frame in the loop. The animation may take time to load.

animated radar imagery from Paducah radar

...PHOTOS...


 OWENSBORO:

Photo of damage to an Owensboro motel...

Photo of damage to Owensboro motel

Photo of a church steeple that fell through the roof...

A church steeple fell through the roof

Damage to a house roof...

House roof damaged

Damage to a porch of a residence...

Damage to the porch of a residence

A partially reinforced block wall was blown over...

A partially reinforced block wall was blown over

An older building with a garage wall that was blown out...

older building with a garage wall blown out

Significant damage to a Baptist church...

significant damage to a Baptist church

Major damage inside the church...

major damage inside the church

A slate shingle was embedded into the side of a church...

slate shingle embedded into side of church

A house lost its porch and roof...

house lost its porch and roof

The steeple of another church collapsed downward...

church steeple collapsed downward

NORTONVILLE (Hopkins County):

Shingle damage to a church...

shingle damage at a church

The roof was blown off a mini-mart with damage to a canopy...

roof off mini-mart with damage to canopy

TRIGG COUNTY...

A tree took out part of a garage...

tree took out part of a garage

Trees downed at Lake Barkley State Resort Park...

trees downed at Lake Barkley State Resort Park

Roof damage to a porch and shed in Blue Springs...

porch roof damage in Blue Springs

Damage to house roof and siding in Blue Springs...

damage to house roof and siding in Blue Springs

Shed/barn damage and tin in tree...

shed/barn damage and tin in tree

Garage and tobacco barns were destroyed...

garage and tobacco barns destroyed

 

 

 



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