Severe Weather Statistics for WFO Paducah County Warning Area since 1996
Updated on - 8/12/2014

  


2014 year-to-date overview: Much like 2013, the traditional spring severe weather season was relatively quiet due to frequent invasions of cool air. The primary severe storm headlines during the first half of 2014 centered around macrobursts. A very destructive macroburst tracked 35 miles across southwest Indiana on May 9. Another large macroburst crossed the Pennyrile Region of western Kentucky on June 4, followed by a smaller one from Mayfield to Murray, KY on June 7. Although 2013 also started off quietly, fall outbreaks on Halloween and November 17 were responsible for dozens of tornadoes.

2014 by month - Severe Events
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Final

0

22

1

31

26 

31

 

  

 

 

 

 

2014 Final Statistics through June - Severe Events

Total

By type
   Svr Tor
111 87 24

Comparison of year-to-date final totals thru June: 2013 vs. 2014

2013: 116 2014: 111
  

Year Final
  Total Severe Tornado
1996 311 290 21
1997 262 250 12
1998 316 298 18
1999 300 278 22
2000 241 228 13
2001 276 267 9
2002 333 302 31
2003 407 359 48
2004 375 344 31
2005 282 251 31
2006 699 664 35
2007 302 283 19
2008 268 250 18
2009 245 205 40
2010 177 158 19
2011 538 447 91
2012 437 394 43
2013 221 158 63
Avg. 333 301 31
Annual Totals Since 1996

  Tornado event counts on this page are by county segments and not by whole tornado tracks


 

2013 overview: The traditional spring severe weather season was relatively quiet due to frequent invasions of cool air. A tornado outbreak in late January was the highlight of the first half of the 2013 severe weather season. Fall outbreaks on Halloween and Nov. 17 produced a record-setting number of tornadoes, including a killer tornado at Brookport, Illinois on Nov. 17.

2013 by month - Severe Events
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Final

60

0

0

23

14 

19

13

   5

10

7

60 

 10

2013 Final Statistics - Severe Events

Total

By type
   Svr Tor
221 158 63
  

Year Final
  Total Severe Tornado
1996 311 290 21
1997 262 250 12
1998 316 298 18
1999 300 278 22
2000 241 228 13
2001 276 267 9
2002 333 302 31
2003 407 359 48
2004 375 344 31
2005 282 251 31
2006 699 664 35
2007 302 283 19
2008 268 250 18
2009 245 205 40
2010 177 158 19
2011 538 447 91
2012 437 394 43
2013 221 158 63
Avg. 333 301 31
Annual Totals Since 1996

  Tornado event counts on this page are by county segments and not by whole tornado tracks.


    

  • When final statistics are computed, severe weather events of the same type (hail or wind) that are (1.) within 10 miles and 15 minutes of each other AND (2.) within the same county are combined.  Exceptions are made for major events that meet certain criteria (baseball-size hail, 75+ mph winds).
  • The tornado count is by county track segments and not entire tornado tracks. 

 

 



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