April 25-26 Severe Weather Outbreak

Several tornadoes occurred during the pre-dawn hours of April 26, including an EF-2 in Warrick Co., IN and an EF-3 at Fort Campbell, KY. Pockets of very damaging winds occurred, mostly in western Kentucky and southwest Indiana. Murray, KY suffered over one million dollars in damage when winds were clocked near 100 mph in the city.

April 26 Event in Lyon and Caldwell Counties (KY)...

map of damage from April 26

 

THE FOLLOWING SURVEY IS THE DAMAGE ASSESSMENT FOR STORM DAMAGE THAT
OCCURRED IN LYON AND CALDWELL COUNTIES OF KENTUCKY ON
TUESDAY APRIL 26TH:

* EVENT TYPE..... TORNADO

* EVENT DATE..... TUESDAY APRIL 26 2011

* EVENT BEGIN TIME..... 1240 AM CDT

* EVENT END TIME......100 AM CDT

* EVENT LOCATION..... FROM 2.5 MILES NORTHWEST OF EDDYVILLE KENTUCKY
TO 7.2 MILES NORTHEAST OF FREDONIA KENTUCKY.

* PEAK WIND..... 95 MPH

* RATING.... EF1

* PATH WIDTH..... AVERAGE 75 YARDS

* PATH LENGTH..... 26.4 MILES (INTERMITTENT)

* INJURIES..... NONE

* FATALITIES..... NONE

* DAMAGE DETAIL.....THE TORNADO INITIALLY TOUCHED DOWN ALONG HIGHWAY
373 PRODUCING MAINLY TREE DAMAGE. IT TRAVELED NORTHEAST AND PRODUCED
DAMAGE TO BARNS AND TREES, ALONG WITH SHINGLES OFF OF ROOFS. NEAR
HIGHWAY 641 SEVERAL TREES WERE UPROOTED AND SNAPPED, A CARPORT WAS
DESTROYED, BUT DAMAGE TO HOMES WAS MAINLY TO SHINGLES. TO THE EAST
OF FREDONINA, A BARN WAS DESTROYED WITH DEBRIS BLOWN SEVERAL HUNDRED
YARDS. ANOTHER BARN SUSTAINED DAMAGE IN THE AREA AND SEVERAL POWER
POLES WERE BLOWN DOWN. TO THE NORTHEAST OF THIS AREA MAINLY TREES
AND SHINGLE DAMAGE WAS FOUND. THE TORNADO WAS ON THE GROUND
INTERMITTENTLY THROUGHOUT THE PATH.

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SPODEN/LUECKE
THE FOLLOWING SURVEY IS THE DAMAGE ASSESSMENT FOR STORM DAMAGE THAT
OCCURRED IN LYON COUNTY OF KENTUCKY ON TUESDAY APRIL 26TH:

* EVENT TYPE..... MICROBURST (Later reclassified as a tornado)

* EVENT DATE..... TUESDAY APRIL 26 2011

* EVENT BEGIN TIME..... 1237 AM CDT

* EVENT END TIME......1242 AM CDT

* EVENT LOCATION..... FROM 2.5 MILES SOUTHWEST OF KUTTAWA TO 2 MILES
SOUTHEAST OF KUTTAWA.

* PEAK WIND..... 90 MPH

* PATH WIDTH..... AVERAGE 30 YARDS

* PATH LENGTH..... 5 MILES

* INJURIES..... NONE

* FATALITIES..... NONE

* DAMAGE DETAIL.....MAINLY TREES WERE UPROOTED OR BRANCHES SNAPPED
ALONG THE PATH. THERE WAS SUBSTANTIAL DAMAGE TO THE BOAT DOCK
SHELTERS AND TO THE ROOFING OF ONE HOME.
SPODEN/LUECKE

 


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