Photo of funnel cloud over downtown Paducah on May 30
Photo of a funnel cloud over downtown Paducah on May 30, courtesy
of Beau Dodson. 

PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT ... UPDATED SUMMARY INCLUDING LATE
REPORTS

..TIME...   ...EVENT...     ...CITY LOCATION...      ...LAT.LON...
..DATE...   ....MAG....     ..COUNTY LOCATION...ST.. ...SOURCE....
            ..REMARKS..

1215 PM     TORNADO          5 W PADUCAH             37.07N 88.73W 
05/30/2004                   MCCRACKEN          KY   NWS EMPLOYEE    

            BRIEF TOUCHDOWN ONE MILE EAST OF WFO PADUCAH. DISSIPATED 
            QUICKLY. 

1230 PM     FUNNEL CLOUD     6 NE PADUCAH            37.13N 88.56W 
05/30/2004                   MASSAC             IL   PUBLIC          

            REPORTED BY PUBLIC ALONG RIVERFRONT IN PADUCAH LOOKING 
            NORTH INTO ILLINOIS. 

0222 PM     TORNADO          6 N ELKTON              36.90N 87.16W 
05/30/2004  F1               TODD               KY   EMERGENCY MNGR  

            TOUCHDOWN 2 MILES SOUTH OF CEDAR GROVE NEAR COLD BANK 
            ROAD AND ST HIGHWAY 508.

0222 PM     TORNADO          6 N ELKTON              37.24N 90.97W 
05/30/2004                   REYNOLDS           MO   EMERGENCY MNGR  

            TOUCHDOWN 2 MILES SOUTH OF CEDAR GROVE AT COLD BANK ROAD 
            AND ST HIGHWAY 507.

0239 PM     HAIL             MADISONVILLE            37.34N 87.51W 
05/30/2004  0.50 INCH        HOPKINS            KY   LAW ENFORCEMENT 

            HAIL OCCURRED HALFWAY BETWEEN MADISONVILLE AND MORTONS 
            GAP. 

0244 PM     TORNADO          5 S MADISONVILLE        37.26N 87.51W 
05/30/2004                   HOPKINS            KY   EMERGENCY MNGR  

            BETWEEN THE TOWNS OF EARLINGTON AND MORTONS GAP. 
            STRUCTURAL DAMAGE TO SOME BUILDINGS AND NUMEROUS TREES 
            DOWN.

0258 PM     FUNNEL CLOUD     1 W BREMEN              37.36N 87.24W 
05/30/2004                   MUHLENBERG         KY   FIRE DEPT/RESCUE

0312 PM     TORNADO          1 S MASONVILLE          37.66N 87.03W 
05/30/2004                   DAVIESS            KY   EMERGENCY MNGR  

            BRIEF TOUCHDOWN IN CORNFIELD.

0333 PM     FUNNEL CLOUD     1 NW KNOTTSVILLE        37.78N 86.92W 
05/30/2004                   DAVIESS            KY   EMERGENCY MNGR  

0600 PM     TSTM WND DMG     10 N DONIPHAN           36.77N 90.82W 
05/30/2004                   RIPLEY             MO   TRAINED SPOTTER 

            ON HWY 21 N TO K HWY DOWN K HWY ABOUT 7 MILES A TREE FELL
            ON A 18 WHEELER. THE TREE WAS APPROXIMATELY 36 IN IN 
            DIAMETER. ON COUNTY ROAD 18 A TREE FELL ACROSS THE ROAD. 
            TREEE WAS APPROXIMATELY 28 INCHES IN DIAMETER.

0601 PM     TSTM WND GST     13 E PIEDMONT           37.15N 90.46W 
05/30/2004  50 MPH           WAYNE              MO   EMERGENCY MNGR  

            AT THE INTERSECTION OF HWY 34 AND 67 IN SILVA.

0615 PM     FUNNEL CLOUD     MILLERSVILLE            37.42N 89.80W 
05/30/2004                   CAPE GIRARDEAU     MO   LAW ENFORCEMENT 

            FUNNEL CLOUDS OBSERVED ALONG THE BOLLINGER AND CAPE 
            GIRARDEAU COUNTY LINES BY LAW ENFORCEMENT. 

0627 PM     FUNNEL CLOUD     25 NW CARBONDALE        37.98N 89.54W 
05/30/2004                   PERRY              IL   LAW ENFORCEMENT 

            NEAR TRICO HIGH SCHOOL IN JACKSON COUNTY.

0632 PM     TORNADO          5 S MURPHYSBORO         37.70N 89.34W 
05/30/2004                   JACKSON            IL   EMERGENCY MNGR  

            BRIEF TOUCHDOWN.

0640 PM     FUNNEL CLOUD     12 N CAPE GIRARDEAU     37.48N 89.55W 
05/30/2004                   CAPE GIRARDEAU     MO   EMERGENCY MNGR  

            OVER NEELYS LANDING.

0643 PM     TSTM WND DMG     DU QUOIN                38.00N 89.24W 
05/30/2004                   PERRY              IL   PUBLIC          

            TREE AND POWER LINE DOWN ON JEFFERSON ST.

0643 PM     TSTM WND GST     4 N CHRISTOPHER         38.03N 89.05W 
05/30/2004  60 MPH           FRANKLIN           IL   EMERGENCY MNGR  

0655 PM     TSTM WND DMG     1 N BUCKNER             38.00N 89.02W 
05/30/2004                   FRANKLIN           IL   TRAINED SPOTTER 

            SMALL TREES AND LARGE TREE LIMBS DOWN. 

0656 PM     HAIL             4 W CHRISTOPHER         37.97N 89.13W 
05/30/2004  0.75 INCH        FRANKLIN           IL   TRAINED SPOTTER 

            REPORTED IN THE COMMUNITY OF MULKEYTOWN.

0700 PM     TSTM WND DMG     KARNAK                  37.29N 88.98W 
05/30/2004                   PULASKI            IL   EMERGENCY MNGR  

            NUMEROUS SMALL TO MEDIUM SIZE LIMBS DOWN. LIMBS DOWN ON A
            VEHICLE, CAMPER, AND HOUSE IN KARNAK. LARGE LIMB DOWN IN 
            FRONT OF TOWN BAPTIST CHURCH.

0703 PM     TSTM WND GST     THEBES                  36.38N 89.47W 
05/30/2004  60 MPH           LAKE               TN   TRAINED SPOTTER 

            TREES DOWN WITH INJURIES REPORTED. ANOUNT OF INJURIES 
            UNKNOWN. 

0708 PM     TSTM WND DMG     WAYNE CITY              38.35N 88.59W 
05/30/2004                   WAYNE              IL   LAW ENFORCEMENT 

            WIND DAMAGE AND PEA SIZE HAIL.

0718 PM     TSTM WND GST     7 SE MARION             37.66N 88.85W 
05/30/2004  50 MPH           WILLIAMSON         IL   EMERGENCY MNGR  

            HEAVY RAINFALL AT GRASSY LAKE RAD AND ST HIGHWAY 148.

0720 PM     TSTM WND DMG     GOREVILLE               37.56N 88.97W 
05/30/2004                   JOHNSON            IL   EMERGENCY MNGR  

            WIND ESTIMATED 60 MPH. PEA SIZE HAIL ALSO.

0722 PM     TSTM WND GST     HARRISBURG              37.74N 88.55W 
05/30/2004  65 MPH           SALINE             IL   LAW ENFORCEMENT 

            TREES DOWN IN HARRISBURG, STONEFORT, AND CARRIER MILLS. 
            POWER LINES DOWN IN CARRIER MILLS. TREE DOWN ON CAR ON 
            ROUTE 34 NORTH OF HARRISBURG.

0725 PM     TORNADO          CREAL SPRINGS           37.62N 88.84W 
05/30/2004                   WILLIAMSON         IL   EMERGENCY MNGR  

            BRIEF TOUCHDOWN REPORTED BETWEEN CREAL SPRINGS AND NEW 
            BURNSIDE ON ROUTE 166. RELAYED FROM JOHNSON COUNTY EMA.

0730 PM     TSTM WND DMG     SHAWNEETOWN             37.71N 88.17W 
05/30/2004                   GALLATIN           IL   LAW ENFORCEMENT 

            TREES AND POWER LINES DOWN IN SHAWNEETOWN.

0730 PM     FUNNEL CLOUD     NORRIS CITY             37.98N 88.33W 
05/30/2004                   WHITE              IL   LAW ENFORCEMENT 

            REPORTED NEAR THE HAMILTON/WHITE COUNTY LINE

0740 PM     TSTM WND GST     2 W KEVIL               37.08N 88.92W 
05/30/2004  65 MPH           BALLARD            KY   NWS EMPLOYEE    

            WIND ROCKING VEHICLE WHILE PARKED.

0748 PM     TSTM WND GST     7 W PADUCAH             37.07N 88.76W 
05/30/2004  58 MPH           MCCRACKEN          KY   OFFICIAL NWS OBS

0755 PM     TSTM WND GST     LONE OAK                37.04N 88.67W 
05/30/2004  60 MPH           MCCRACKEN          KY   BROADCAST MEDIA 

0812 PM     TSTM WND DMG     6 N MOUNT VERNON        38.02N 87.90W 
05/30/2004                   POSEY              IN   TRAINED SPOTTER 

            TREE LIMBS AND POWER LINES DOWN. 

0812 PM     TSTM WND DMG     UNIONTOWN               37.77N 87.93W 
05/30/2004                   UNION              KY   TRAINED SPOTTER 

            TREES AND POWER LINES DOWN.

0813 PM     TSTM WND GST     UNIONTOWN               37.77N 87.93W 
05/30/2004  60 MPH           UNION              KY   EMERGENCY MNGR  

0815 PM     TSTM WND GST     MORGANFIELD             37.68N 87.91W 
05/30/2004  60 MPH           UNION              KY   TRAINED SPOTTER 

0815 PM     TSTM WND DMG     SALEM                   37.27N 88.24W 
05/30/2004                   LIVINGSTON         KY   EMERGENCY MNGR  

            ROOF TORN OFF MOTOR HOME ON HIGHWAY 60 BETWEEN SALEM AND 
            BURMA.

0822 PM     TSTM WND GST     10 ENE MOUNT VERNON     37.99N 87.73W 
05/30/2004  50 MPH           POSEY              IN   LAW ENFORCEMENT 

            WIND GUST REPORTED IN ST. PHILIP.

0824 PM     TSTM WND GST     CALVERT CITY            37.03N 88.35W 
05/30/2004  50 MPH           MARSHALL           KY   TRAINED SPOTTER 

            VERY HEAVY RAIN AS WELL

0830 PM     TSTM WND DMG     HICKMAN                 36.56N 89.19W 
05/30/2004                   FULTON             KY   EMERGENCY MNGR  

            TREES DOWN ACROSS A FEW ROADS BLOCKING TRAFFIC IN 
            HICKMAN. NUMEROUS LARGE LIMBS DOWN IN POWER LINES ALONG 
            THE BLUFF AND THROUGHOUT THE COUNTY.

0833 PM     TSTM WND GST     EVANSVILLE              37.98N 87.54W 
05/30/2004  55 MPH           VANDERBURGH        IN   EMERGENCY MNGR  

0834 PM     HAIL             EVANSVILLE              37.98N 87.54W 
05/30/2004  0.75 INCH        VANDERBURGH        IN   TRAINED SPOTTER 

            ALSO 50 MPH WINDS ESTIMATED.

0838 PM     TSTM WND DMG     CLINTON                 36.67N 88.99W 
05/30/2004                   HICKMAN            KY   EMERGENCY MNGR  

            POWER OUTAGES AND TREES DOWN IN THE CITY OF CLINTON AND 
            AROUND THE FULGHAM AND OAKTON AREAS.

0840 PM     TSTM WND GST     4 E HENDERSON           37.84N 87.51W 
05/30/2004  60 MPH           HENDERSON          KY   EMERGENCY MNGR  

            TREES AND POWER LINES DOWN BLOCKING ROADS.

0840 PM     TSTM WND DMG     DARMSTADT               38.09N 87.58W 
05/30/2004                   VANDERBURGH        IN   EMERGENCY MNGR  

            NUMEROUS TREES DOWN AND SOME STRUCTURAL DAMAGE ON A PATH 
            8 MILES LONG FROM BLOOMFIELD ROAD TO NEW HARMONY ROAD TO 
            BROWNING ROAD...ALL WITHIN VANDERBURGH COUNTY.

0840 PM     TSTM WND DMG     CLINTON                 36.67N 88.99W 
05/30/2004                   HICKMAN            KY   EMERGENCY MNGR  

            NUMEROUS TREES AND TREE LIMBS DOWN. POWER OUTAGES AND 
            SOME FLASH FLOODING.

0842 PM     TSTM WND GST     NEWBURGH                37.95N 87.40W 
05/30/2004  47 MPH           WARRICK            IN   TRAINED SPOTTER 

0843 PM     TSTM WND GST     EVANSVILLE              37.98N 87.54W 
05/30/2004  57 MPH           VANDERBURGH        IN   EMERGENCY MNGR  

0845 PM     TSTM WND GST     1 E WATER VALLEY        36.57N 88.79W 
05/30/2004  60 MPH           GRAVES             KY   EMERGENCY MNGR  

0845 PM     TSTM WND DMG     8 SSE MAYFIELD          36.63N 88.59W 
05/30/2004                   GRAVES             KY   TRAINED SPOTTER 

            SEVERAL TREES DOWN IN THE TOWN OF SEDALIA. WIND ESTIMATED
            AT 55 TO 64 MPH.

0846 PM     TSTM WND DMG     NEWBURGH                37.95N 87.40W 
05/30/2004                   WARRICK            IN   TRAINED SPOTTER 

            SEVERAL TREES DOWN ACROSS THE NEWBURGH AREA. TWO HOMES 
            WITH SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE AT MAIN AND JEFFERSON STREETS. 
            TREES BLOCKING SHARON ROAD IN NEWBURGH.

0848 PM     FLASH FLOOD      CLINTON                 36.67N 88.99W 
05/30/2004                   HICKMAN            KY   EMERGENCY MNGR  

            FLOODING OF CITY STREETS IN CLINTON.

0850 PM     TSTM WND DMG     BOONVILLE               38.05N 87.27W 
05/30/2004                   WARRICK            IN   TRAINED SPOTTER 

            50-60 MPH WIND GUST. TREES DOWN WITH POWER OUTAGES.

0900 PM     TSTM WND DMG     ROCKPORT                37.88N 87.05W 
05/30/2004                   SPENCER            IN   CO-OP OBSERVER  

            LARGE LIMBS DOWN ON HIGHWAY 66 AT MAPLE STREET.

0900 PM     HAIL             MAYFIELD                36.74N 88.65W 
05/30/2004  0.50 INCH        GRAVES             KY   NWS EMPLOYEE    

0900 PM     HAIL             2 NE GRAND RIVERS       37.03N 88.21W 
05/30/2004  0.75 INCH        LYON               KY   EMERGENCY MNGR  

            REPORTED BETWEEN GRAND RIVERS AND KUTTAWA AND RELAYED BY 
            MCCRACKEN DES.

0910 PM     TSTM WND DMG     ROCKPORT                37.88N 87.05W 
05/30/2004                   SPENCER            IN   EMERGENCY MNGR  

            TREES DOWN WITH POWER OUTAGES IN ROCKPORT AND ACROSS THE 
            COUNTY. TREES ON FIRE IN DALE NEAR STRUCTURE.

0920 PM     TSTM WND DMG     5 SW MURRAY             36.56N 88.38W 
05/30/2004                   CALLOWAY           KY   EMERGENCY MNGR  

            TREES DOWN ACROSS ROADS BLOCKING TRAFFIC IN SOUTHWEST 
            CALLOWAY COUNTY ALONG HIGHWAY 121.

0945 PM     TSTM WND DMG     8 SSE MAYFIELD          36.63N 88.59W 
05/30/2004                   GRAVES             KY   TRAINED SPOTTER 

            SEVERAL TREES DOWN RANGING FROM 1 INCH TO 18 INCHES AND 
            MANY LIMBS AND BRANCHES DOWN. ALSO, WIND WAS ESTIMATED 
            BETWEEN 55 AND 64 MPH. 

ADDITIONAL LATE REPORTS RECEIVED 

..TIME...   ...EVENT...     ...CITY LOCATION...      ...LAT.LON...
..DATE...   ....MAG....     ..COUNTY LOCATION...ST.. ...SOURCE....
            ..REMARKS..

0645 PM     TSTM WND DMG     FAIRFIELD               38.38N 88.37W 
05/30/2004                   WAYNE              IL   CO-OP OBSERVER  

            TREES AND POWER LINES DOWN ALL OVER NORTHERN PORTION OF 
            JEFFERSON COUNTY. 

0730 PM     TSTM WND DMG     TAMMS                   37.24N 89.27W 
05/30/2004                   ALEXANDER          IL   LAW ENFORCEMENT 

            TREES AND POWER LINES DOWN...ESPECIALLY IN THE NORTH END 
            OF THE COUNTY. 

0727 PM     TSTM WND DMG     VILLA RIDGE             38.47N 90.88W 
05/30/2004                   FRANKLIN           MO   LAW ENFORCEMENT 

            TREES DOWN IN VILLA RIDGE...MOUND CITY...MOUNDS AND 
            ULLIN.

0745 PM     TSTM WND DMG     NEW MADRID              36.59N 89.55W 
05/30/2004                   NEW MADRID         MO   CO-OP OBSERVER  

            LOTS OF TREES DOWN ACROSS NEW MADRID, 4 POWER POLES 
            SNAPPED AND WIDESPREAD POWER OUTAGES.

0750 PM     TSTM WND DMG     8 NW METROPOLIS         37.23N 88.81W 
05/30/2004                   MASSAC             IL   TRAINED SPOTTER 

            PORTION OF A ROOF BLOWN OFF A HOUSE 5 SW OF ROUND KNOB.

0745 PM     TSTM WND DMG     HARRISBURG              37.74N 88.55W 
05/30/2004                   SALINE             IL   LAW ENFORCEMENT 

            TREES AND POWER LINES DOWN CAUSING POWER OUTAGES IN 
            HARRISBURG AND AREAS ACROSS THE COUNTY. 

0800 PM     TSTM WND DMG     ENFIELD                 38.10N 88.34W 
05/30/2004                   WHITE              IL   LAW ENFORCEMENT 

            TREES DOWN IN ENFIELD AND NORRIS CITY BETWEEN 745 PM AND 
            800 PM. 

0750 PM     TSTM WND DMG     ELIZABETHTOWN           37.45N 88.30W 
05/30/2004                   HARDIN             IL   COUNTY OFFICIAL 

            NUMEROUS TREES DOWN ALL OVER THE COUNTY.

0800 PM     TSTM WND DMG     MARION                  37.33N 88.08W 
05/30/2004                   CRITTENDEN         KY   LAW ENFORCEMENT 

            NUMEROUS TREES AND POWER LINES DOWN ACROSS THE COUNTY. 

0830 PM     TSTM WND DMG     MAYFIELD                36.74N 88.65W 
05/30/2004                   GRAVES             KY   UTILITY COMPANY 

            TREES AND TREE LIMBS DOWN ACROSS COUNTY...TIME 
            APPROXIMATE.

0830 PM     TSTM WND DMG     BENTON                  38.01N 88.92W 
05/30/2004                   FRANKLIN           IL   UTILITY COMPANY 

            TREES AND TREE LIMBS DOWN IN BENTON AND THROUGHOUT 
            COUNTY. 

0805 PM     TSTM WND DMG     3 NW DORENA             36.63N 89.30W 
05/30/2004                   MISSISSIPPI        MO   PARK/FOREST SRVC

            SEVERAL TREES DOWN IN BIG OAK TREE STATE PARK.

0815 PM     TSTM WND DMG     PRINCETON               38.36N 87.57W 
05/30/2004                   GIBSON             IN   LAW ENFORCEMENT 

            FEW TREES DOWN IN PRINCETON AND LOTS OF TREES DOWN IN 
            SOUTHERN PORTION OF COUNTY. 

0830 PM     TSTM WND DMG     PRINCETON               37.11N 87.88W 
05/30/2004                   CALDWELL           KY   CO-OP OBSERVER  

            NUMEROUS TREES IN CRIDER...SOME 2 FEET IN DIAMETER. TREE 
            FEEL ON COOPERATIVE OBSERVERS HOME...ESTIMATED WINDS 65 
            MPH.

0850 PM     TSTM WND DMG     SPURGEON                38.26N 87.26W 
05/30/2004                   PIKE               IN   LAW ENFORCEMENT 

            SEVERAL TREES DOWN IN SPURGEON...STENDAL...AND SPORADIC 
            TREES DOWN IN REST OF THE COUNTY. 

0910 PM     TSTM WND DMG     BREMEN                  37.36N 87.22W 
05/30/2004                   MUHLENBERG         KY   LAW ENFORCEMENT 

            SEVERAL TREES DOWN IN BREMEN...CENTRAL CITY...BEECH 
            CREEK...DRAKESBORO.

0850 PM     TSTM WND DMG     HARDIN                  36.76N 88.30W 
05/30/2004                   MARSHALL           KY   LAW ENFORCEMENT 

            A FEW TREES DOWN NORTH OF HARDIN.



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