TORNADOES IN THE PADUCAH COUNTY WARNING AREA

Map of tornado paths on May 30

Path map of the May 30 tornadoes...Click on map for full-size version.

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May 29 - June 1, 2004

MAY 29, 830 PM...HICKMAN COUNTY, KY...F-1 TORNADO
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MAY 30 TORNADOES....
1218PM - BRIEF F-0 TORNADO TOUCHDOWN IN WEST PADUCAH, KY (MCCRACKEN COUNTY).
DAMAGE: ON LIGHTFOOT ROAD...1 MOBILE HOME BLOWN FOUR FEET OFF ITS 
FOUNDATION AND PART OF ITS ROOF TORN OFF...2 TO 3 OTHER MOBILE HOMES 
LIGHTLY DAMAGED (UNDERPINNING DAMAGED).THE TORNADO ALSO FLATTENED A
TEN BY TEN FOOT STORAGE BUILDING ON FUTRELL ROAD AND CAUSED A TREE TO 
FALL ON A HOUSE ON OLD HIGHWAY 60. PATH ABOUT 1.5 MILES LONG AND 75 YARDS WIDE.
BELOW IS A PHOTO OF THE FUNNEL CLOUD AS IT PASSED OVER DOWNTOWN PADUCAH.
PHOTO COURTESY OF BEAU DODSON.
Photo of funnel cloud over downtown Paducah.
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222PM - BRIEF F-0 TORNADO TOUCHDOWN IN EASTERN TODD COUNTY, KY. THE 
TORNADO TOUCHDOWN WAS REPORTED 2 MILES SOUTH OF CEDAR GROVE AT COAL 
BANK ROAD AND STATE HIGHWAY 507. PATH LENGTH LESS THAN A MILE AND WIDTH
LESS THAN 75 YARDS. DAMAGE IF ANY IS UNKNOWN.
BELOW IS A PHOTO OF THE TODD COUNTY TORNADO. PHOTO TAKEN BY NENA FRANCIES.
Photo of a tornado or funnel cloud over Todd County.
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TIME    LOCATION               F SCALE    PEAK WIND    LENGTH/WIDE    
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240PM   1 MI W OF BARNSLEY     F2         140 MPH      7 MILES/175 YDS
        HOPKINS COUNTY, KY 
        
DAMAGE:  NUMEROUS TREES DOWN...SEVERAL HOMES DAMAGED (1 SEVERE)...
DAMAGE TO SPORTS COMPLEX AT HOPKINS CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL...SEVERAL
BARNS AND OUTBUILDINGS DESTROYED. WITH MANY TREES ON HOMES...
BUSINESSES AND CARS. SEVERAL ROOFS BLOWN OFF OF BUSINESSES. 
DAMAGE ESTIMATED DOLLAR AMOUNT IS 300 THOUSAND DOLLARS. PATH ENDED JUST 
AFTER CROSSING INTO MUHLENBERG COUNTY. PHOTO BELOW TAKEN BY STEVE AND
ANN MOSS NEAR HOPKINS CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL.
Photo of tornado near Barnsley, KY on May 30
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312PM   MASONVILLE             F0         75 MPH       300 FT/100 FT
        DAVIESS COUNTY, KY

DAMAGE: TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN IN A CORNFIELD...CAUSED NO DAMAGE.
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630 PM - PERRY COUNTY ILLINOIS...F-1 TORNADO
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632PM - BRIEF F-0 TORNADO TOUCHDOWN 5 MILES SOUTH OF MURPHYSBORO IN JACKSON
COUNTY ILLINOIS. PATH LENGTH LESS THAN A MILE AND WIDTH LESS THAN 75 YARDS.
DAMAGE...IF ANY...UNKNOWN.
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645PM - JEFFERSON COUNTY ILLINOIS...F-1 TORNADO
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830-9PM NEWBURGH               F2         120 MPH      3 MILES/75-100YDS
        WARRICK COUNTY, IN

DAMAGE: TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN JUST WEST OF THE PHELPS RD AND LIFTED AT
THE INTERSECTION OF OF HWY 66 AND SHARON ROAD. NUMEROUS TREES AND 
POWER LINES DOWN...WITH MANY TREES ON HOMES...BUSINESSES AND CARS. 
SEVERAL ROOFS BLOWN OFF OF BUSINESSES. ESTIMATED DOLLAR AMOUNT IS 
2.5 TO 3  MILLION DOLLARS.
BELOW IS A PHOTO OF TORNADO DAMAGE TO A TAVERN IN NEWBURGH. PHOTO IS
COURTESY OF SHAWN WEBER.
Photo of a tavern heavily damaged in Newburgh, IN.

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830PM   NEAR PROVIDENCE        F1         100 MPH      2 MILES/300 YDS
        WEBSTER COUNTY, KY    
    
DAMAGE: TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN ABOUT ONE MILE SOUTHWEST OF PROVIDENCE 
AND LIFTED 1 MILE SOUTHEAST OF PROVIDENCE. SEVERAL HOMES WITH DAMAGE.
HOUSE DAMAGE IS ESTIMATED AT 150 THOUSAND DOLLARS. 
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840PM   NEAR DARMSTADT         F1         100 MPH      6 MILES/200 YDS
        VANDERBURGH COUNTY, IN

DAMAGE: NUMEROUS TREES DOWN...SOME TREE TOPS ON HOMES. ONE GARAGE 
DESTROYED. ESTIMATED DOLLAR AMOUNT IS AROUND 1.2 MILLION DOLLARS.
Roof blown off building.
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JUNE 1, 830 PM - BRIEF F-0 TORNADO IN HOPKINS COUNTY, KY NEAR HANSON. 
WELL DOCUMENTED VIA PHOTOGRAPHS AND VIDEO. TOUCHDOWN WAS VICINITY OF 
HIGHWAYS 260 AND 1069. PATH LENGTH LESS THAN ONE MILE AND WIDTH ESTIMATED
50 YARDS. NO DAMAGE LOCATED.
PHOTO OF TORNADO TAKEN ABOUT 4 MILES EAST OF HANSON, KY NEAR MADISONVILLE. 
PHOTO COURTESY OF DAVID AND AMY HILL.
Photo of a tornado near Hanson, KY
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In addition to the tornadoes on May 30, widespread straight-line winds
around 60 MPH buffeted large parts of southeast Missouri, western
Kentucky, southern Illinois, and southwest Indiana. There were reports of
large hail, especially across southeast Missouri. Click here for a
preliminary listing of hail, wind, and flooding reports
on May 30.

 


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