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The chance of earthquake damage in 42274 Zip Code is lower than Kentucky average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in 42274 Zip Code is higher than Kentucky average and is higher than the national average.

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Earthquake Index, #910

42274 Zip Code
0.02
Kentucky
0.24
U.S.
1.81

The earthquake index value is calculated based on historical earthquake events data using USA.com algorithms. It is an indicator of the earthquake level in a region. A higher earthquake index value means a higher chance of an earthquake.

Volcano Index, #1

42274 Zip Code
0.0000
Kentucky
0.0000
U.S.
0.0023

The volcano index value is calculated based on the currently known volcanoes using USA.com algorithms. It is an indicator of the possibility of a region being affected by a possible volcano eruption. A higher volcano index value means a higher chance of being affected.

Tornado Index, #292

42274 Zip Code
195.24
Kentucky
136.89
U.S.
136.45

The tornado index value is calculated based on historical tornado events data using USA.com algorithms. It is an indicator of the tornado level in a region. A higher tornado index value means a higher chance of tornado events.

Other Weather Extremes Events

A total of 3,070 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of 42274 Zip Code were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:4Dense Fog:0Drought:9
Dust Storm:0Flood:444Hail:750Heat:16Heavy Snow:15
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:6Landslide:0Strong Wind:12
Thunderstorm Winds:1,701Tropical Storm:1Wildfire:0Winter Storm:15Winter Weather:4
Other:93 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near 42274 Zip Code.

Historical Earthquake Events

No historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near 42274 Zip Code.

No historical earthquake events found in or near 42274 Zip Code.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 83 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near 42274 Zip Code.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
4.31995-05-18236°59'N / 86°32'W2.50 Miles100 Yards00140K0Warren
 Brief Description: An F2 tornado was intermittently on the ground over a two and one-half mile length. Several homes and businesses were damaged or destroyed.
6.61991-03-22236°56'N / 86°37'W37°07'N / 86°26'W12.00 Miles400 Yards002.5M0Warren
9.41995-05-18236°59'N / 86°26'W1.50 Miles100 Yards00303K0Warren
 Brief Description: An F2 tornado was intermittently on the ground over a one and one-half mile length. Numerous homes and businesses were damaged or destroyed on the north side of Bowling Green.
10.62005-11-15236°48'N / 86°39'W36°48'N / 86°38'W1.00 Mile150 Yards00100K0Simpson
 Brief Description: A supercell thunderstorm developed over northern Tennessee and moved into south central Kentucky during the early evening hours of November 15. It produced multiple, short-lived tornado touchdowns along its path, which stretched for nearly 25 miles across three counties. The second touchdown from this supercell was in Simpson County near Pilot Knob. The weak F2 tornado damaged trailers and downed many trees along a path of roughly a mile.
11.91971-04-27337°08'N / 86°37'W37°06'N / 86°28'W8.50 Miles150 Yards000K0Warren
14.31989-05-22236°43'N / 86°34'W36°47'N / 86°30'W5.00 Miles50 Yards002.5M0Simpson
14.91991-03-22236°44'N / 87°02'W36°56'N / 86°37'W20.00 Miles400 Yards1122.5M0Logan
15.11974-04-03336°43'N / 86°32'W36°48'N / 86°24'W9.20 Miles33 Yards1122.5M0Simpson
16.61971-05-24236°39'N / 86°38'W36°47'N / 86°25'W15.10 Miles100 Yards002.5M0Simpson
16.81971-04-27337°11'N / 86°54'W37°08'N / 86°37'W15.90 Miles150 Yards102.5M0Butler
17.31965-05-26236°42'N / 86°36'W0025K0Simpson
18.01995-05-18236°59'N / 86°20'W36°59'N / 86°13'W5.00 Miles100 Yards0080K0Warren
 Brief Description: An F2 tornado was intermittently on the ground over a five mile length. Several homes and businesses were damaged or destroyed.
18.61974-04-03336°48'N / 86°24'W36°57'N / 86°09'W17.20 Miles33 Yards2452.5M0Warren
19.31963-04-29236°50'N / 86°55'W00250K0Logan
19.91971-04-27337°17'N / 86°54'W37°11'N / 86°26'W26.60 Miles20 Yards002.5M0Ohio
21.71968-05-26237°04'N / 86°14'W0025K0Warren
22.61955-03-04236°37'N / 86°35'W36°38'N / 86°31'W3.80 Miles1000 Yards040K0Sumner
23.01955-03-04236°37'N / 86°36'W36°37'N / 86°35'W00250K0Robertson
24.51971-04-27337°12'N / 86°57'W37°11'N / 86°54'W3.00 Miles150 Yards000K0Muhlenberg
24.61972-04-21337°17'N / 86°44'W37°19'N / 86°38'W5.70 Miles33 Yards00250K0Butler
24.61984-05-06236°36'N / 86°31'W1.00 Mile50 Yards0025K0Sumner
24.81991-04-09236°39'N / 87°01'W36°43'N / 86°47'W12.00 Miles300 Yards002.5M0Logan
25.42002-11-10236°35'N / 86°35'W36°35'N / 86°32'W2.60 Miles900 Yards06500K0Sumner
 Brief Description: One person was hospitalized due to injuries from the tornado. The other 5 people were treated and released for their injuries. 7 homes were destroyed, 15 homes had major damage and 14 had minor damage. 5 mobile homes were destroyed, 3 with major damage and 2 with minor damage. One business was destroyed and 3 other businesses were damaged. Several goats and cattle were killed. The heaviest damage was at 404 Glen Have Rd. 2 mobile homes were destroyed and blown off their foundation. 18 outbuildings, 16 barns and 2 churches were damaged. A Chrysler Cirrus LX sedan was flipped and pushed 20 feet. A Ford Ranger truck flipped and rolled 90 feet. A 6 inch by 6 inch board was hurled through the roof of a modular home. Kirby Building Services located at 124 Kirby Road in the industrial park area, sustained 50 percent damage according to the Portland Fire Dept. 11 tornadoes were reported in Middle Tennessee in one of the worst tornadic outbreaks ever in November. 8 people...and possibly a ninth victim...were killed in Middle Tennessee alone. Damage estimate for the tornadoes in Tennessee was placed at $160 million. Primary losses were due to houses and cars. The toll on government owned infrastructure is about $6 million. The federal government is expected to reimburse the state and affected counties for 75% of the costs of responding to the disaster. The FEMA Public Assistance Program has obligated more than $3.6 million to assist local governments. These funds will be used to reimburse local governments for debris removal, the repair of public buildings and utilities, and overtime paid to police officers, firefighters and other emergency personnel. More than 900 families across the state applied for storm aid. This was the worst tornado disaster since the April3-4 outbreak in 1974. The United States Small Business Administration has approved more than 9.7 million dollars in disaster loans to assist disaster victims with repairing their property or replacing lost personal items. The 20 counties that are eligible for disaster assistance to individuals, households, and businesses were: Anderson, Bedford, Bledsoe, Carroll, Coffee, Crockett, Cumberland, Fentress, Gibson, Henderson, Madison, Marshall, Montgomery, Morgan, Roane, Rutherford, Scott, Sumner and Tipton and Van Buren.
25.51963-04-29237°05'N / 86°10'W0025K0Edmonson
25.71984-05-06236°35'N / 86°31'W2.00 Miles50 Yards00250K0Sumner
25.81963-03-19236°36'N / 86°38'W36°34'N / 86°23'W14.00 Miles1000 Yards00250K0Robertson
26.21974-04-03336°57'N / 86°09'W37°00'N / 86°06'W4.70 Miles33 Yards002.5M0Barren
29.21970-04-27436°31'N / 86°39'W36°33'N / 86°22'W15.80 Miles250 Yards1102.5M0Sumner
30.81956-02-27336°28'N / 86°39'W36°33'N / 86°24'W15.00 Miles100 Yards0425K0Sumner
31.21961-05-07337°24'N / 86°37'W37°24'N / 86°28'W8.20 Miles880 Yards002.5M0Grayson
32.31959-01-21337°24'N / 86°37'W37°26'N / 86°30'W6.60 Miles33 Yards30250K0Grayson
32.72006-04-02236°56'N / 87°17'W36°56'N / 87°06'W10.20 Miles150 Yards062.5M0Todd
 Brief Description: The tornado continued into Todd County from Christian County, crossing the county line near Pilot Rock. The tornado passed less than a mile north of the communities of Allegre and Cedar Grove, then dissipated about 2.5 miles before entering Logan County. Although damage was extensive in Todd County, the tornado was at its strongest and widest in Christian County. In Todd County, the tornado produced mainly F1 damage, although the tornado intensified into the lower F2 range near Allegre. A mobile home was destroyed in Allegre, and buildings were destroyed on Highway 171 about two miles north of Allegre. There was extensive damage to a church in Cedar Grove. Half of its roof was blown off, and windows were blown out. A total of two homes in Todd County were destroyed, and 28 other houses were significantly damaged. Close to two dozen sheds and barns were damaged or destroyed, along with at least one grain bin. Numerous trees were uprooted. Some farm machinery and vehicles were damaged or destroyed, including tractors and combines.
33.31991-03-22236°39'N / 87°11'W36°44'N / 87°02'W7.00 Miles400 Yards002.5M0Todd
33.71961-05-07337°25'N / 87°00'W37°24'N / 86°37'W21.00 Miles880 Yards002.5M0Ohio
33.81955-03-15237°15'N / 87°05'W09250K0Muhlenberg
34.21955-04-24236°25'N / 86°30'W36°32'N / 86°21'W11.50 Miles33 Yards00250K0Sumner
34.21991-04-09236°39'N / 87°10'W36°39'N / 87°01'W6.00 Miles300 Yards002.5M0Todd
35.11979-03-31337°01'N / 86°05'W37°05'N / 85°52'W12.70 Miles100 Yards1192.5M0Barren
35.22008-02-05337°09'N / 87°13'W37°21'N / 87°01'W18.00 Miles375 Yards32421.3M0KMuhlenberg
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: Countywide, a total of 69 homes were destroyed and 203 were damaged. Of the 203 damaged homes, 56 sustained major damage. Most of the damage occurred in the communities of Greenville and Powderly, where 48 homes were destroyed and 32 sustained major damage (35 to 40 percent were mobile homes). The primary focus of attention was where the fatalities occurred at a mobile home park on U.S. Highway 62 near the Highway 189 bypass. In the Muhlenberg Industrial Park, a spec building was flattened and another building was heavily damaged. A half dozen businesses and churches were damaged, including a hotel and a car dealership. The Western Kentucky Parkway was closed near Central City due to trees blocking the road. A utility pole fell on a vehicle travelling on Kentucky 601. The tornado passed within a short distance southwest of a high school, where a basketball game was in progress at the time of the storm. A large portion of the gym roof was damaged, causing heavy water damage due to rainfall entering the building. The National Guard was activated to provide security for the area. The county was declared a federal major disaster area. The average path width was 325 yards. Peak winds were estimated near 160 mph. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A deepening low pressure system moved northeast from Arkansas along a warm front that extended across southeast Missouri and southern Illinois. Surface dew points were in the upper 50's to lower 60's along and southeast of the warm front. A strong upper level trough over the western Plains produced a strong southwest flow of 60 to 80 knots at 500 mb. Winds at 850 mb were south to southwest around 40 knots.
35.31970-04-27436°27'N / 87°04'W36°31'N / 86°39'W23.50 Miles250 Yards2752.5M0Robertson
36.01974-04-03437°25'N / 86°34'W37°30'N / 86°20'W14.00 Miles150 Yards020K0Grayson
36.81997-06-13237°08'N / 87°16'W37°12'N / 87°09'W6.00 Miles120 Yards02120K0Muhlenberg
 Brief Description: The tornado tracked through wooded farmlands, so damage was relatively light. The most severe damage occurred to a mobile home and a log home located about 500 feet apart. The mobile home practically disintegrated. The entire structure was lifted from its site and deposited 50 to 100 feet away as a pile of debris. The log home was completely unroofed. Considerable damage occurred to the walls and interior of the log home. Two occupants of the log home who had taken shelter in a small room near the exterior of the house were injured. They sustained very minor cuts and bruises due to falling debris. Several other homes in the area received minor damage. Vehicles were thrown into each other. Numerous trees were down. The maximum winds in this tornado were close to F-3 intensity, probably near 150 MPH.
36.92008-02-06336°38'N / 86°06'W36°42'N / 85°58'W9.00 Miles440 Yards4111.3M0KAllen
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado destroyed 12 homes and mobile homes, mainly in the Amos community and in the Tracy Lane area. Many other homes and buildings were damaged. Four people were killed in the Tracy Lane area, and eleven others were injured in southeast Allen County. The tornado continued through rural and wooded sections of eastern Allen County, and crossed into Monroe County, Kentucky near the town of Fountain Run. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A cold front along with a strong upper level low produced a squall line that crossed central Kentucky. This set off widespread severe weather, and spawned several tornadoes.
37.41998-04-16336°34'N / 87°08'W36°34'N / 87°01'W7.20 Miles400 Yards00400K0Robertson
 Brief Description: Part of a roof was blown off the Jo Byrns School in Adams. Many trees fell on homes.
37.51984-05-07236°28'N / 86°57'W36°29'N / 86°54'W3.00 Miles50 Yards00250K0Robertson
37.91998-04-03236°27'N / 86°29'W36°24'N / 86°19'W15.80 Miles200 Yards00200K0Sumner
 Brief Description: The tornado downed trees, power lines and took off roofs to many homes. Areas just south of Cottontown were hardest hit. Homes were also damaged just north of Gallatin on RT 109 and Douglas Lane.
38.61966-08-13237°28'N / 86°52'W1.50 Miles67 Yards0025K0Ohio
38.71998-04-16336°50'N / 86°05'W36°59'N / 85°43'W22.00 Miles200 Yards2910.0M0Barren
 Brief Description: M67MH, M47OU A series of three tornadoes cut a long path of destruction across south central Kentucky during the late afternoon and early evening of April 16. Three people were killed, two in Barren county and one in Metcalfe, as the tornadoes moved through. A 78 year old man was killed by fallen debris from his house in Wisdom accounting for the Metcalfe county death. In Glasgow of Barren county, a 67 year old man was killed in his mobile home and a 47 year old man was killed by flying debris off his greenhouse. The Glasgow area of Barren county and the Pellyton area of Adair county were hardest hit sustaining F3 damage. In Glasgow, 1 house was destroyed and 45 were badly damaged. 35 mobile homes and 25 barns were also badly damaged or destroyed. Winds were estimated at around 175 mph in the Glasgow area. Another wide area area of severe destruction took place across northern Adair county from around Portland to Pellyton. There, 14 houses were destroyed or received major damage. 3 mobile homes and 27 barns were also destroyed. 146 homes and 50 barns were damaged or destroyed across Barren county, while 30 homes, 84 barns, 2 schools and 8 businesses were damaged or destroyed across Adair county. Metcalfe county also sustained minimal damage to 19 structures, major damage to 43 and destruction to 54. F2 damage was estimated across much of Metcalfe county. Many eyewitnesses across the affected counties reported two smaller sub-vortices within the parent funnels. After reviewing Doppler radar reflectivity patterns and damage patterns, it appears the first tornado moved from northern Logan county to the Barren-Metcalfe county line. Then another formed in the near Wisdom in Metcalfe county before it dissipated 2 miles east of Edmonton. A final tornado from the parent supercell formed near Portland in Adair county and moved 20 miles to Pellyton before also dissipating.
39.21998-04-03236°24'N / 86°56'W36°27'N / 86°48'W5.60 Miles200 Yards03500K0Robertson
 Brief Description: 30 homes were damaged and 7 trailers were totally destroyed. Most of the damage was on Hwy 431 in Coopertown, Reader School Rd. and also along Hwy 41 near Greenbrier. Many trees and power lines were down. One mobile home was hurled 100 yards across Hwy 431and totally destroyed. 3 were slightly injured in the mobile home.
39.31999-05-05236°23'N / 86°28'W36°24'N / 86°27'W0.70 Mile220 Yards0171.0M0Sumner
 Brief Description: The tornado touched down and struck the Rucker Stewart M.S. in the Gallatin city limits, continued northeast and hit the Greenwood Apartments and finally the Gallatin Post Office. The damage to the school and the post office was mainly roof damage. However, the Greenwood Apartments were the hardest hit. 40 families or 100 people were temporarily homeless. 3 apartment buildings were condemned. 17 people were treated at the Sumner Regional Medical Center and released. There were no serious injuries.
39.42008-02-06336°42'N / 85°58'W36°42'N / 85°57'W1.00 Mile440 Yards0030K200KMonroe
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This EF3 tornado crossed into a wooded section of Monroe County from Allen County, and lifted near Highway 87 south of the town of Fountain Run. Several outbuildings were destroyed and a car was flipped on Circle D Lane. On Akersville Road, fences were downed and about 200,000 log feet of timber were knocked down. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A cold front along with a strong upper level low produced a squall line that crossed central Kentucky. This set off widespread severe weather, and spawned several tornadoes.
40.21961-05-07337°24'N / 87°06'W37°25'N / 87°00'W5.60 Miles880 Yards002.5M0Ohio
40.41998-04-16236°34'N / 87°09'W36°34'N / 87°09'W1.10 Miles200 Yards0010K0Montgomery
 Brief Description: Many trees and power lines were blown down at Port Royal and Sandlerville Road. Homes were damaged. A TVA transmission line tower fell. This tornado moved into Robertson county.
40.41991-04-09236°58'N / 85°52'W0.50 Mile400 Yards032.5M0Barren
40.62006-04-07336°20'N / 86°39'W36°24'N / 86°22'W18.20 Miles200 Yards712169.0M0Sumner
 Brief Description: This is where the tornado struck hit the hardest in Sumner County. It entered Hendersonville from Goodlettsville at 1312 CST, and struck Gallatin at 1325 CST. An aerial survey determined this tornado had a path length of 22.75 miles from Davidson County and into Sumner County. 7 people died directly as a result of the tornado. One woman, who was 83 years old, died of a heart attack the day the tornado swept through Gallatin, and is considered an indirect death due to the tornado causing her heart attack. All 7 fatalities happened in Gallatin. There was extensive damage to homes and businesses. 700 homes and businesses were damaged or destroyed in Sumner County. The City of Hendersonville had 80 homes destroyed, As a result, Hendersonville city officials are considering installing tornado sirens in the city. Volunteer State Community College in southwest Gallatin was heavily damaged as were several car dealerships across the road. Vol State reopend 10 days after the tornado struck on Monday, April 17. There were about 400 faculty, staff and students on campus at the time the tornado struck. that day. Ms. Angie Jowers, public relations director for the college, stated that having routine tornado safety drills paid off on April 7th. Mr. Steve Doremus, spokesman for the Sumner County Schools, said that all 25,500 students were safe from the tornado because of routine tornado drills done in the county's 42 schools. Vol State school officials placed damage at the campus around $56 million. There was $69 million in damage in Sumner County alone. One estimate for damage done by tornadoes across Middle Tennssee on April 7 was placed at $391 million. Unfortunately, at night, looters came out to Gallatin. A nightly curfew was imposed for a while to curb the looting. The National Guard was called in to help with security matters and debris removal. By May 4, 2006, 23 people were arrested for looting in Gallatin. Several people died inside their homes. A NWS Storm Survey Team discovered that 1/2 million dollar brick homes were not built as well as one might have expected. Cinder blocks were filled with concrete, and boards were nailed to the cinder block as the base for the foundation. The strong winds caused some brick homes to move off the cinder blocks and collapse. This was observed in the Woodhaven Subdivision in Gallatin. M60PH, F39MH, M29BU, F46VE, F44VE, M57PH, F53PH
40.91997-01-24236°59'N / 85°54'W36°59'N / 85°49'W5.00 Miles600 Yards021.8M0Barren
 Brief Description: An F2 tornado swept a 500-600 yard 7 mile path from just south of Glaskow to the small town of Wisdom, 5 miles west of Edmonton. The tornado damaged over 40 homes and several mobile homes. 2 people were injured including one seriously in a mobile home 1 mile southeast of Glaskow along Highway 90. One $275,000 home had its middle section completely destroyed. In addition, many large trees were downed in a convergent pattern. Residents and county DES said quarter to half a dollar size hail preceded the tornado by only seconds. Total damage was estimated at 2 million dollars.
41.51995-05-18236°18'N / 86°43'W36°24'N / 86°27'W5.00 Miles75 Yards0283.0M0Sumner
 Brief Description: The tornado first touched down near Goodlettsville and moved northeast. The tornado struck near the Rivergate Mall. At least two dozen business were damaged. Nearly 500 cars were damaged beyond repair at a nearby auto dealership. In Sumner County, 35 apartments were destroyed along with three mobile homes. Several business were damaged. An elementary school in Westmoreland lost a large area of roofing above the gymnasium. The Gallatin Civic Center suffered major damage to its swimming pool. Several high tension towers were bent. Numerous trees and power lines were knocked down.
41.52008-02-05236°25'N / 86°16'W36°27'N / 86°10'W6.00 Miles880 Yards251K0KTrousdale
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: Tornado ripped a gas plant and caused a gas leak and fire at the Columbia Gulf Transmission Company at 5422 Green Grove Road in Hartsville, TN. The fire eventually burned itself out. Two people were killed, and 5 people were injured. Ten homes were destroyed, and 23 homes had major damage. EPISODE NARRATIVE: The Super Severe Weather Outbreak on Feb. 5, 2008 produced supercelluar thunderstorms, well in advance of a multicell line of thunderstorms. The whole episode lasted about 6 hours. This occurred ironically while many states, including Tennessee, were participating in the Super Tuesday Primary Election. Fortunately, polls had already closed in the mid state when these tornadoes struck.
42.02008-02-05336°22'N / 86°20'W36°25'N / 86°16'W4.00 Miles880 Yards71410.0M0KSumner
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The Castalian Springs Post Office was completely destroyed. There were 85 homes destroyed in Sumner County. Also in Castalian Springs, a 180 year-old structure called Wynnewood, lost the top of its structure due to the tornado. The historic log structure served as a stagecoach stop. The structure had 3 chimneys and was 142 feet long, making it the longest log structure in Tennessee. Officials say it would take 2 years and $6 million to restore Wynnewood. It is Sumner County's sole historic landmark. Also, 102 trees were lost in the area by the tornado. The 11-month-old son of Kerri Stowell survived the storm and was found miraculously unharmed in a field across the street from their home in Castalian Springs. Unfortunately, Kerri Stowell was killed in the tornado. The tornado directly killed 7 people in Sumner County, and there was one indirect fatality when Mr. Lampkin, age 63, died of a heart attack while seeking shelter in his home. There were 14 people injured in Sumner County. This tornado continued into Trousdale and Macon Counties, and also into Kentucky. EPISODE NARRATIVE: The Super Severe Weather Outbreak on Feb. 5, 2008 produced supercelluar thunderstorms, well in advance of a multicell line of thunderstorms. The whole episode lasted about 6 hours. This occurred ironically while many states, including Tennessee, were participating in the Super Tuesday Primary Election. Fortunately, polls had already closed in the mid state when these tornadoes struck.
42.62000-05-23337°32'N / 86°18'W37°29'N / 86°14'W6.00 Miles100 Yards01650.0M0Grayson
 Brief Description: A storm survey was done by NWS personnel on Wednesday May 24. The survey found severe damage to residential and industrial structures. Three vortices combined into a single tornado north of Leitchfield, then moved east to southeast at 40 to 45 mph. The path moved through the northeast and east sections of Leitchfield and beyond. (Path length and width are estimated). The structural damaged evidenced the presence of an F3 tornado, with maximum winds around 175 mph. Houses that were virtually destroyed, but still had parts of their structure remaining above the main floor, were the basis of the F3 evaluation. Severe damage to nearby factories also supported the F3 evaluation.
42.81980-07-05236°23'N / 86°32'W36°17'N / 86°31'W6.90 Miles100 Yards0025K0Sumner
42.81989-04-03237°22'N / 87°13'W37°22'N / 87°08'W3.50 Miles100 Yards002.5M0Muhlenberg
42.92008-02-05336°27'N / 86°10'W36°37'N / 85°53'W19.00 Miles880 Yards134414.1M1.0MMacon
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: Thirteen people were killed, and 44 folks were injured. Most of the fatalities occurred in Williams, just northwest of Lafayette. Also, 170 homes were destroyed, and 9 homes had major damage. There was one indirect fatality, a male 48 years of age, due to carbon monoxide poisoning in his home from a generator on Feb. 6, 2008. Pres. George W. Bush toured Macon County destruction on February 8th and promised relief to individuals. The logging industry in Macon County was hit hard. About a million dollars worth of trees were destroyed, which will take decades to replenish. It was estimated that the tornado outbreak did 10 million dollars worth of damage to trees in the state of Tennessee. One large brick home worth about 350 thousand dollars was poorly built. The bricks rested on cinder blocks that were not cemented. This was noticed on a storm survey. Schools were closed for over a week, and classes did not start again until Tuesday, February 19. FEMA spent 4.1 million dollars for housing displaced residents in trailers. EPISODE NARRATIVE: The Super Severe Weather Outbreak on Feb. 5, 2008 produced supercelluar thunderstorms, well in advance of a multicell line of thunderstorms. The whole episode lasted about 6 hours. This occurred ironically while many states, including Tennessee, were participating in the Super Tuesday Primary Election. Fortunately, polls had already closed in the mid state when these tornadoes struck.
42.91961-05-07337°22'N / 87°13'W37°24'N / 87°06'W6.60 Miles880 Yards002.5M0Muhlenberg
43.31977-03-28236°31'N / 86°02'W0.30 Mile50 Yards00250K0Macon
43.81950-11-20237°22'N / 87°12'W00250K0Muhlenberg
44.32006-04-07336°19'N / 86°46'W36°19'N / 86°41'W4.50 Miles880 Yards0710.0M0Davidson
 Brief Description: The tornado destroyed many residential homes in Goodlettsville. Significant damage was done to the Metro Baptist Church with part of the roof blown off and front of church blown away. This tornado destroyed 25 homes, 13 homes or businesses with major damage and 31 with moderate damage/.
44.31972-04-21337°30'N / 86°11'W1.00 Mile33 Yards04250K0Grayson
44.31970-04-27436°27'N / 87°08'W36°27'N / 87°04'W3.30 Miles250 Yards002.5M0Montgomery
44.42005-11-06237°17'N / 85°55'W37°17'N / 85°54'W1.00 Mile200 Yards002.1M0Hart
 Brief Description: A cold front set off a line of severe thunderstorms during the predawn hours of November 6. One of the thunderstorms spawned an F2 tornado that struck downtown Munfordville in Hart County. The tornado caused major damage to 44 homes and two businesses. Twenty-five homes were declared uninhabitable. Six businesses and 34 homes had minor damage. Munfordville Elementary School had part of the roof removed by the tornado. About 50 vehicles in a car dealership lot were totaled.
45.62006-04-07236°54'N / 85°49'W36°55'N / 85°44'W5.40 Miles250 Yards041.4M0Barren
 Brief Description: Fifteen to 20 homes were destroyed, mainly in the Temple Hill area. Another dozen or so homes, along with barns and outbuildings, sustained heavy damage. Four people in the area were treated for minor injuries. The tornado formed about a mile northeast of Temple Hill just south of Barbour Road. Numerous trees were topped, and several homes were damaged. Most of the structural damage occurred along Moore Road, where several mobile homes were moved considerable distances and destroyed. A large RV was flipped over, a large tractor was moved about five feet, and a horse trailer was thrown over 75 yards. The tornado reached its peak intensity near the intersection of Moore Road and Highway 839. The storm then crossed into Metcalfe County about 2.9 miles northeast of Nobob.
45.91967-05-07236°22'N / 86°12'W36°24'N / 86°08'W4.10 Miles200 Yards0025K0Trousdale
46.51989-03-29237°30'N / 86°13'W37°34'N / 86°08'W7.00 Miles50 Yards002.5M0Grayson
46.71961-05-07337°22'N / 87°19'W37°22'N / 87°13'W5.40 Miles880 Yards002.5M0Muhlenberg
47.51998-04-16236°19'N / 86°17'W36°22'N / 86°07'W8.90 Miles400 Yards0000Trousdale
 Brief Description: Downed trees in rural areas.
47.52006-04-02336°54'N / 87°38'W36°56'N / 87°17'W19.50 Miles700 Yards02235.0M0Christian
 Brief Description: The tornado formed from a long-track supercell that originated in southeast Missouri near Poplar Bluff. The tornado began less than two miles from the Trigg County line with an east-southeast movement, then curved slightly left before crossing Highway 91. The tornado moved east-northeast across central Christian County, passing less than four miles north of downtown Hopkinsville, before crossing into Todd County less than a mile north of Pilot Rock. Near the beginning of the damage path, a church was levelled. Across the county, 91 homes were destroyed, and another 171 homes sustained varying degrees of damage. Several people were pulled from the debris of their homes during a door-to-door search that lasted into the next morning. Of the 22 people directly injured by the tornado, 17 were checked in at the local hospital, and five were transferred to regional hospitals. Another ten or so people received injuries not directly inflicted by the tornado, such as driving into fallen trees. None of the injuries, which consisted mostly of cuts, bruises, and fractures, were considered life-threatening. Numerous garages, barns, and outbuildings were destroyed. Some vehicles were damaged or destroyed. Hundreds of trees were downed, snapped, or uprooted. Power was out to most of the city of Hopkinsville for about six hours as a result of downed steel towers that carry primary transmission lines. Peak winds were estimated near 185 MPH. The average path width was 500 yards. It should be noted that the initial tornado reformed or reorganized about 7 miles northeast of Hopkinsville, leaving a break in the tornado path less than a mile long. Downburst wind damage occurred both north and south of the area where the tornado reorganized, resulting in a two-mile wide swath of damage along Highway 107. The webcam at the local hospital captured the tornado as it passed north of downtown Hopkinsville.
48.11997-03-01236°38'N / 85°52'W36°38'N / 85°47'W4.00 Miles500 Yards00100K0Monroe
 Brief Description: An F2 tornado destroyed two homes and damaged several others. A few barns were also destroyed. Many trees and power lines also down. Several residents sighted the tornado that coincided with the doppler radar indicated mesocyclone position.
48.22003-05-11337°25'N / 87°16'W37°25'N / 87°14'W1.80 Miles80 Yards02400K0Mclean
 Brief Description: One home was destroyed, and one home was severely damaged. A mobile home disintegrated, with the frame found one quarter mile away. Several barns or sheds were destroyed. Two vehicles were rolled. Numerous trees were uprooted, and some were blown some distance. The damage path began about one quarter mile west of Highway 81 in the south end of Sacramento, then extended eastward. The two injuries were relatively minor. Peak winds were estimated near 170 MPH.
48.31998-04-16236°14'N / 86°34'W36°18'N / 86°16'W18.50 Miles880 Yards001.0M0Wilson
 Brief Description: This tornado was the same one that struck downtown Nashville. The tornado was seen moving from west to east about a mile south of the NWS office. The tornado caused many trees to be uprooted, power lines were knocked down, signs damaged or blown down, and there was roof damage to homes. The Mt. Juliet Little League field was littered with aluminum and lumber blown from Marvin's Lumber Yard. Part of a roof was taken off First Bank in Mt. Juliet. The tornado continued into southern Trousdale county.
48.41999-01-22336°32'N / 87°21'W36°35'N / 87°18'W4.30 Miles880 Yards0572.7M0Montgomery
 Brief Description: An F3 tornado struck Clarksville at 415 AM, travelled through the downtown area and dissipated near St. Bethlehem. There were 5 injuries, 2 of them were for broken bones. Clarksville has a population of 89,000 people is Tennessee's fifth largest city. 25,000 people were without power. The Tornado Warning was issued by the NWS at 354 AM CST. The NOAA Weather Radio alerted the sleepy resident s of Clarksville and urge them to take cover immediately. The tornado ripped apart a 5 block area of downtown Clarksville and teared up buildings in Austin Peay State University. Once the tornado ravaged the city, downtown Clarksville resembled bombed-out London during World War 2. Bricks and glass were strewn everywhere. The photo editor of the Leaf-Chronicle newspaper s, Fred Dye, said "It looked like somebody walked through with a broom and knocked over whatever was loose enough to knock down." The Montgomery county court house was in ruins. The City Fathers planned on rebuilding the court house. It was last rebuilt after a fire in 1878. The Leaf-Chronicle newspaper office was severely damaged. The newspaper had to set up a temporary office in Hopkinsville, KY. 22 buildings were heavily damaged at Austin Peay State University. Also, several old churches were heavily damaged in Clarksville. The Madison Street United Methodist Church lost its spires and roof. It will take about 2 years to rebuild the church. The Trinity Episcopal Church lost its roof. Police closed off downtown Clarksville from 6 PM-6 AM in order to prevent looting. The National Guard was on duty as well. On January 23, FEMA Director James Lee Whitt toured the devastation. He exclaimed, "Wow!" "It's like someone dropped a bomb on it. That's just what it look like." There was a total of 124 buildings destroyed and 562 buildings damaged. These figures included residential, commercial, government, public and buildings at Austin Peay.
48.82006-04-07236°54'N / 85°44'W36°54'N / 85°42'W2.70 Miles200 Yards00175K0Metcalfe
 Brief Description: Several homes and barns were destroyed on Froedge-Dubree and Pitcock Roads in the Summer Shade area, as a tornado moved from Barren into Metcalfe County.
48.92009-10-09236°42'N / 85°53'W36°48'N / 85°37'W16.00 Miles880 Yards000K0KMonroe
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado touched down near Flippin at the intersection of Fountain Run Rd and State Highway 678. The tornado did EF-1 damage from there to near Mud Lick before strengthening and causing EF-2 damage to homes, barns and trees. The highest concentration of damage was from Rockbridge Road and Bray School Road to North Willow Springs Road near. Near the end of the path, the tornado width was one half mile. This is a very rural area of the county and homes and buildings were sparse. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A strong storm system moved into central Kentucky during the early morning hours of October 9th bringing a round of flash flooding and even some straight line winds and a tornado to the area. Later in the afternoon across southeast portions of central Kentucky, sunny skies allow a more unstable airmass to produce more severe weather and two EF-2 tornadoes resulted.
49.62009-04-10337°07'N / 87°29'W37°07'N / 87°28'W1.00 Mile75 Yards02150K0KChristian
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This was the second and more intense of the tornadoes spawned by a supercell that tracked across Christian County. Near Mannington, a garage was destroyed, and a house was levelled. The main debris pile from the house was about 50 feet away. The 2,500 square-foot house was poorly anchored to the foundation. Two persons in the house were injured. One of the victims was thrown about 70 feet and suffered a broken pelvis. Footage of the tornado was taken by witnesses along the Pennyrile Parkway and shown on a local media outlet. Peak winds were estimated near 140 mph. The tornado tracked a short distance into Hopkins County before lifting. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A strong low pressure system tracked east to the Lower Ohio Valley, with a trailing cold front sweeping east across western Kentucky. Storms developed and increased along the advancing cold front as they moved into increasingly unstable air. Very strong low level wind shear was favorable for tornadoes. The storms became increasingly organized, with line segments and supercells moving at over 45 mph.


* The information on this page is based on the global volcano database, the U.S. earthquake database of 1638-1985, and the U.S. Tornado and Weather Extremes database of 1950-2010.


 
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