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The chance of earthquake damage in Cayce is much higher than Kentucky average and is higher than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Cayce is much higher than Kentucky average and is much higher than the national average.

Topics:Earthquake IndexVolcano IndexTornado IndexOther Weather Extremes EventsVolcanos NearbyHistorical Earthquake EventsHistorical Tornado Events

Earthquake Index, #14

Cayce, KY
2.24
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

Cayce, KY
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, #197

Cayce, KY
219.05
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 3,868 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Cayce, KY were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:59Dense Fog:61Drought:84
Dust Storm:0Flood:530Hail:857Heat:91Heavy Snow:62
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:28Landslide:0Strong Wind:88
Thunderstorm Winds:1,595Tropical Storm:1Wildfire:2Winter Storm:78Winter Weather:58
Other:274 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Cayce, KY.

Historical Earthquake Events

A total of 21 historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Cayce, KY.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeDepth (km)LatitudeLongitude
31.51812-02-077.4N/A36.6-89.6
31.51811-12-167.2N/A36.6-89.6
31.51812-01-237.1N/A36.6-89.6
42.41968-11-095.3N/A37-88.5
29.31965-08-145N/A36.32-89.47
38.41965-08-145N/A37.1-89.2
27.61970-12-244.81236.7-89.5
30.51972-06-194.51337-89.08
35.81975-06-134.3N/A36.54-89.68
42.31981-08-0741035.95-89.12
32.11973-10-093.8136.51-89.61
32.61980-12-023.81136.21-89.43
43.51979-06-113.81236.17-89.65
45.01984-02-143.8237.21-89
48.21968-02-103.8N/A36.5-89.9
40.51983-02-233.7136.19-89.6
40.51972-03-293.71036.2-89.61
33.11963-08-033.61837-88.8
30.41980-07-053.51036.6-89.58
37.21970-03-273.5536.5-89.7
38.91978-08-313.5436.09-89.42

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 90 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Cayce, KY.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
7.41967-12-11236°29'N / 88°54'W36°38'N / 88°54'W10.30 Miles7 Yards01250K0Obion
7.51967-12-11236°30'N / 88°54'W36°38'N / 88°54'W000K0Clay
8.02010-05-02236°35'N / 88°56'W36°37'N / 88°52'W5.00 Miles600 Yards00300K0KHickman
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado crossed into Hickman County from Fulton County on U.S. Highway 51 just north of Crutchfield. Peak winds in this area were estimated near 115 mph. The EF-2 tornado damaged or destroyed several pole barns along U.S. Highway 51. One barn was over 100 feet long and was anchored by telephone poles set in concrete. Most of the poles were snapped. A few poles were pulled up, with one thrown about 50 yards. A section of U.S. 51 was closed due to downed power poles and debris. Large trees were uprooted or snapped. There was minor house damage. As the tornado continued northeast across Kentucky Highway 1070 and a nearby road, three homes were damaged. One of the houses sustained damage to an outside wall, which was pushed in about three inches. The carport attached to that wall was blown away. A two-story garage was destroyed, along with other sheds and another carport. The other two houses sustained damage to garages and siding. Windows were blown out, and a section of roof was blown off one house. The maximum path width of about 600 yards was in this area. The average path width was closer to 300 yards. The tornado then weakened significantly and produced only minor tree damage until it dissipated about a mile southwest of Fulgham. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A surface cold front extended from the Chicago area southwestward across the eastern fringes of the St. Louis metro area to a weak low pressure center over southeast Missouri. The low ejected northeast across southern and eastern Illinois, with the trailing cold front moving east across the Lower Ohio Valley. A broken cluster of severe thunderstorms, with embedded supercells and small bow echoes, moved east-northeastward across western Kentucky. Increasing south-southwesterly low level winds brought plenty of moisture northward into the Lower Ohio Valley, aiding in sufficient destabilization for supercells. The two primary supercells of the night followed similar paths across southern parts of the Purchase area, the Lakes region, and the southern Pennyrile region. Heavy rainfall with the storms, in combination with saturated ground from the May 1 storms, produced localized flash flooding.
9.71973-04-19236°33'N / 89°11'W36°41'N / 88°34'W35.40 Miles33 Yards0025K0Fulton
9.81954-05-03236°24'N / 89°04'W36°26'N / 89°01'W3.60 Miles300 Yards003K0Obion
11.11957-05-22236°39'N / 89°12'W0.40 Mile33 Yards0025K0Mississippi
11.21981-05-18236°43'N / 88°59'W000K0Hickman
11.41971-07-15236°36'N / 89°14'W0.20 Mile17 Yards0025K0Mississippi
12.21973-05-23236°20'N / 89°07'W36°26'N / 89°00'W9.50 Miles100 Yards00250K0Obion
14.11964-03-04336°40'N / 88°54'W36°43'N / 88°47'W7.20 Miles880 Yards05250K0Logan
15.81970-04-01236°41'N / 89°18'W36°43'N / 89°13'W5.10 Miles50 Yards0425K0Mississippi
16.21961-05-07236°42'N / 89°00'W36°42'N / 88°36'W22.10 Miles33 Yards0025K0Hickman
16.61982-04-02236°18'N / 88°58'W36°22'N / 88°54'W5.50 Miles77 Yards00250K0Weakley
16.81995-05-18236°26'N / 89°28'W36°33'N / 89°11'W15.00 Miles150 Yards000.1M5KLake
 Brief Description: The tornado first tocuhed down about seven miles north of Tiptonville and continued to move northeast through the Reelfoot Lake area. The tornado then moved into Obion County near the town of Walnut Log and eventually moved into Fulton County, Kentucky. Two horses were killed when they were picked up by the tornado. One house had part of its roof torn off, lost part of his carport and had several windows broken. Another house lost part of its siding. Several boats and boat trailers were destroyed. A barn and six grain silos were destroyed. Some cotton trailers were blown over. Several trees and power lines were knocked down. Some crops were damaged as well.
17.72003-05-04236°21'N / 88°51'W36°21'N / 88°51'W4.00 Miles250 Yards00750K0Weakley
 Brief Description: The tornado touched on the south side of the city of Martin and tracked northeast. One business was destroyed. At Martin Westview High School, two storage buildings were blown away. At Martin Middle School, the gymnasium roof was ripped off. At Martin Elementary School, part of the roof was blown off. Many trees and power lines were knocked down.
18.71957-07-04236°20'N / 88°51'W2.00 Miles200 Yards0025K0Weakley
19.11962-02-08236°43'N / 89°19'W0.10 Mile30 Yards0025K0Mississippi
19.61957-07-04236°19'N / 88°51'W2.00 Miles200 Yards0025K0Weakley
20.81982-04-02236°13'N / 89°04'W36°18'N / 88°58'W6.00 Miles77 Yards00250K0Obion
21.51953-03-14236°20'N / 88°46'W0.30 Mile600 Yards0125K0Weakley
22.71955-04-22336°40'N / 89°31'W36°43'N / 89°18'W12.40 Miles10 Yards00250K0New Madrid
23.01955-03-20336°45'N / 89°22'W36°48'N / 89°20'W3.60 Miles250 Yards017250K0Mississippi
23.91973-11-24236°50'N / 89°20'W36°54'N / 89°08'W11.90 Miles33 Yards00250K0Mississippi
25.91973-11-24236°47'N / 89°26'W36°50'N / 89°20'W6.50 Miles33 Yards00250K0Mississippi
26.41956-02-25236°40'N / 89°33'W36°40'N / 89°26'W6.40 Miles100 Yards0025K0New Madrid
26.61971-07-15236°51'N / 89°21'W1.00 Mile33 Yards0625K0Mississippi
27.72006-04-02336°11'N / 89°03'W36°08'N / 88°58'W8.00 Miles880 Yards2615.0M0Gibson
 Brief Description: This tornado was the second of two F3 tornadoes that affected Gibson County on April 2nd. The tornado touched down just south of the Obion and Gibson County line and tracked southeast. The tornado lifted just east of Rutherford near the intersection of China Grove Rd and Highway 105. Two fatalities occurred as a result of this tornado along with six injuries. Approximately two hundred fifty homes were damaged and six were destroyed. Cars were tossed into open fields. F57PH, F44PH
29.92003-05-06237°01'N / 89°09'W36°58'N / 88°53'W15.00 Miles300 Yards0000Ballard
 Brief Description: The tornado crossed into Ballard County between Wickliffe and the U.S. Route 60/62 bridge over the Ohio River. The tornado was rated F-2 in a forested area along the Mississippi River just north of Wickliffe, where intense tree damage was observed. Along the rest of its path through Ballard County, it was rated F-1 or F-0 (winds below 113 MPH). Where the tornado passed through the northeast outskirts of Wickliffe, there were a few homes with mainly minor damage. Roads were blocked by large fallen trees, including a 300-year-old white oak tree. The tornado moved east-southeast across rural Ballard County, where there was considerable roof damage to a home, and a garage door was blown out. Large trees were uprooted. At least one house was struck by falling trees. There was slight structural damage to the roof and attic portion of a home. The most prolific tornado-producing storm of the night entered western Kentucky near the confluence of the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers and moved east, passing between Paducah and Mayfield. The storm continued to spawn tornadoes, mostly of weak to moderate intensity, until it reached Kentucky Lake. Elsewhere, severe thunderstorms moved northeast across northwest Kentucky, producing sporadic wind damage and a tornado. Sporadic wind damage occurred in Livingston, Crittenden, Webster, and Daviess Counties, with a tornado in Union and Henderson Counties.
30.11973-11-26236°10'N / 88°48'W0.50 Mile27 Yards0025K0Weakley
30.31981-04-22436°53'N / 89°27'W36°54'N / 89°20'W6.50 Miles33 Yards1625.0M0Mississippi
30.61997-03-01436°06'N / 89°10'W36°08'N / 88°57'W10.00 Miles200 Yards00100K0Gibson
 Brief Description: A tornado developed in Mississippi county Arkansas near the town of Lennie. Three mobile homes were damaged or destroyed and a cotton trailer was over turned. The tornado touched down again in Dyer county in Tennessee. The most severe damage with the tornado occurred in Dyer county. A thirteen-year-old girl was killed at her home which was destroyed by the tornado in the town of Finley. One hundred ninety building were damaged or destroyed in Dyer county including Dyer County High School. The tornado then continued into Gibson county where eight homes were damaged or destroyed. Numerous trees and power lines were knocked down as well.
31.51970-07-03236°31'N / 89°36'W2.00 Miles50 Yards0025K0New Madrid
33.11973-11-24236°33'N / 89°48'W36°47'N / 89°26'W25.90 Miles33 Yards00250K0New Madrid
33.42006-04-02336°04'N / 89°02'W36°07'N / 88°44'W17.00 Miles880 Yards64225.0M0Gibson
 Brief Description: This tornado was also spawned by the same supercell that produced the killer Dyer County tornado. The F3 tornado tracked east across Gibson County. The tornado then continued east into Weakley County. The hardest hit area was the city of Bradford. There were six fatalities in Bradford along with forty-four injuries. Approximately two hundred fifty homes were damaged and seventy-five homes were destroyed. The Bradford Police Department was completely destroyed. Other businesses were also severely damaged. F61MH, F53PH, M28PH, F29PH, M5PH, M3PH
33.82003-05-06237°05'N / 89°18'W36°58'N / 89°09'W7.00 Miles100 Yards0000Mississippi
 Brief Description: This tornado formed on the Illinois side of the Mississippi River, crossed the river into Missouri at the Interstate 57 bridge, then crossed the river into Kentucky. On the Interstate 57 bridge over the Mississippi River, three 18-wheelers were flipped over, closing the bridge for several hours. The Missouri portion of the track was mainly across undeveloped river bottomland, used mainly for planting crops.
33.91957-04-03237°00'N / 89°12'W37°04'N / 89°11'W4.50 Miles33 Yards05250K0Alexander
34.21952-03-21436°06'N / 89°16'W2.00 Miles200 Yards45250K0Dyer
34.62003-05-06237°03'N / 89°21'W37°00'N / 89°11'W3.00 Miles400 Yards01300K0Alexander
 Brief Description: The tornado formed northwest of Cairo near the Mississippi River. Three tractor-trailer rigs were overturned on the Interstate 57 bridge over the Mississippi River. The tornado tracked through Cairo, damaging dozens of homes and several businesses. One single-family home was destroyed, injuring a child who was cut by flying debris. Of the damaged homes, about four sustained major damage, and the rest had mainly minor damage.
34.72001-11-24236°30'N / 88°27'W36°39'N / 88°22'W11.50 Miles300 Yards04750K80KCalloway
 Brief Description: A total of 45 to 50 structures were damaged or destroyed. The tornado, which tore through rural farm country, first touched down about one quarter mile inside the Tennessee state line. It moved north-northeast, directly impacting the small community of Harris Grove. The damage path ended 2 miles east of Stella, just after the tornado crossed Kentucky Highway 121. Maximum winds in the tornado were estimated at 130 MPH. The breakdown of structural damage included: Two destroyed houses, two destroyed mobile homes, two destroyed car garages, ten destroyed barns, twelve damaged homes, seven damaged mobile homes, and fourteen damaged barns. A tobacco barn, still containing its crop, was blown onto Kentucky Highway 94 west of Murray. Two of the most seriously injured, who required hospitalization for cuts and bruises, were in mobile homes. The other two injured persons were treated and released. Four mobile home residents were trapped by fallen trees and were rescued by emergency personnel.
35.02006-04-02336°07'N / 89°31'W36°08'N / 89°12'W18.00 Miles880 Yards167020.0M0Dyer
 Brief Description: A tornado spawned from the same parent supercell that produced damaging tornadoes west of the Mississippi River moved across Dyer County during the evening of April 2nd. The most affected areas were Millsfield, Maxey, and Newbern. The F3 tornado resulted in sixteen fatalities and 70 injuries. Seventy-one homes were destroyed and one hundred eighty-two were damaged. M37MH, F40MH, M13MH, M69PH, F87PH, M66PH, F63MH, F57PH, M27MH, F26MH, F47PH, M57PH, M0PH, F67PH, M77PH, M35MH
36.11964-03-04436°42'N / 88°27'W36°45'N / 88°23'W4.90 Miles250 Yards08250K0Calloway
36.21952-03-21436°01'N / 89°12'W36°05'N / 89°11'W4.70 Miles200 Yards210250K0Dyer
36.21958-06-12337°05'N / 89°00'W0325K0Ballard
36.31955-04-22236°52'N / 89°34'W0.20 Mile10 Yards0025K0Scott
36.31971-12-15236°59'N / 88°42'W37°01'N / 88°39'W3.60 Miles10 Yards0025K0Mccracken
37.11957-04-03237°04'N / 89°11'W37°06'N / 89°11'W2.30 Miles33 Yards00250K0Pulaski
37.51986-05-15236°53'N / 89°35'W36°59'N / 89°28'W6.00 Miles500 Yards01925.0M0Scott
37.51967-06-21237°06'N / 89°06'W0025K0Pulaski
37.82006-04-02336°06'N / 88°44'W36°07'N / 88°34'W5.00 Miles200 Yards02500K0Weakley
 Brief Description: The tornado tracked east out of Gibson County into Weakley County. The most affected area was between Pillowville and Staffords Store. Four homes were destroyed and twenty-eight homes were damaged. At least two barns were leveled. Two people were seriously injured when their mobile home was destroyed. The tornado then continued further east into northern Carroll County.
38.21986-05-15236°52'N / 89°37'W36°53'N / 89°35'W3.00 Miles500 Yards0025.0M0New Madrid
38.21971-05-07436°04'N / 88°47'W36°03'N / 88°42'W4.70 Miles100 Yards0025K0Gibson
38.62003-05-04236°00'N / 89°25'W36°07'N / 89°16'W15.00 Miles200 Yards01050.0M0Dyer
 Brief Description: The tornado touched down just southwest of Dyersburg and tracked northeast through the middle of the city. Over 70 homes were destroyed and more than 300 were damaged. Eight commercial buildings were destroyed and nearly 20 were damaged.
38.91998-04-16336°02'N / 89°19'W36°02'N / 89°15'W4.00 Miles100 Yards23250K0Dyer
 Brief Description: The tornado started west of Ro Ellen and moved east. One mobile home with two persons inside was destroyed. The two persons in the mobile home were killed. Two other mobile homes were destroyed. A brick home was destroyed with a truck thrown on top of the house. Several other homes were damaged. Numerous trees and power lines were blown down. Debris from this tornado such as old income tax forms and life insurance policies were found near Dyer, Tennessee in nearby Gibson county. This meant the debris travelled about 15 miles. M47MH, F47MH
39.01952-03-21335°57'N / 89°26'W36°08'N / 89°12'W18.10 Miles1000 Yards1030250K0Dyer
39.31966-06-06236°58'N / 88°37'W36°59'N / 88°29'W7.40 Miles67 Yards0225K0Mccracken
39.61982-04-02336°02'N / 89°23'W36°02'N / 89°15'W8.00 Miles77 Yards012.5M0Dyer
39.82000-05-26236°33'N / 88°19'W36°34'N / 88°19'W1.50 Miles300 Yards04250K0Calloway
 Brief Description: The peak intensity of the tornado was rated F-2, with estimated maximum winds near 125 MPH. Although the tornado was only on the ground for a mile or two, it struck the small community of Midway directly, causing extensive damage. Two mobile homes housing migrant workers were destroyed. One of the persons in a mobile home was seriously injured. Three others sustained relatively minor injuries. A used car dealership and a grocery store sustained major damage to roofs and walls. Several additional homes, mobile homes, and barns received moderate to major damage. Numerous trees in the area were downed or uprooted. U.S. Highway 641 was closed for about 18 hours south of Murray due to debris and power lines across the road. The owner of the grocery and an attached home estimated his losses at just under 100,000 dollars.
39.91951-11-13336°37'N / 89°45'W1.00 Mile27 Yards0125K0New Madrid
39.91971-12-15236°53'N / 88°33'W36°57'N / 88°23'W10.30 Miles33 Yards0025K0Graves
40.91989-11-15235°58'N / 88°58'W35°59'N / 88°52'W5.00 Miles80 Yards0025K0Gibson
41.61953-03-22235°56'N / 89°39'W36°09'N / 89°11'W30.10 Miles100 Yards00250K0Dyer
41.92003-05-04237°03'N / 89°37'W37°01'N / 89°24'W11.50 Miles130 Yards0075K0Scott
 Brief Description: One mobile home was destroyed. Several small buildings were damaged. Numerous trees were blown down or damaged. Several irrigation systems were moved and/or turned over. Peak winds in the tornado were estimated near 130 MPH. Severe thunderstorms produced dime to nickel size hail in isolated locations from around Poplar Bluff west. The storms then organized into a single tornadic supercell just northeast of Poplar Bluff. This long-lived supercell moved east, passing between Cape Girardeau and Sikeston, then continued east-northeast through the Lower Ohio River Valley. The supercell produced a tornado in Scott County. Trees were blown down at Wappapello in southeast Wayne County.
42.31997-03-01435°57'N / 89°40'W36°07'N / 89°11'W15.00 Miles200 Yards1152.0M0Dyer
 Brief Description: F13MH A tornado developed in Mississippi county Arkansas near the town of Lennie. Three mobile homes were damaged or destroyed and a cotton trailer was over turned. The tornado touched down again in Dyer county in Tennessee. The most severe damage with the tornado occurred in Dyer county. A thirteen-year-old girl was killed at her home which was destroyed by the tornado in the town of Finley. One hundred ninety building were damaged or destroyed in Dyer county including Dyer County High School. The tornado then continued into Gibson county where eight homes were damaged or destroyed. Numerous trees and power lines were knocked down as well.
42.41973-04-19237°02'N / 88°37'W37°01'N / 88°27'W9.10 Miles33 Yards0025K0Mccracken
42.81971-07-15236°23'N / 88°26'W36°17'N / 88°12'W14.70 Miles100 Yards08250K0Henry
42.91997-03-01235°58'N / 88°40'W36°08'N / 88°31'W10.00 Miles100 Yards002.0M0Carroll
 Brief Description: A tornado developed in Crockett County near the town of Alamo. A long porch from a brick house was ripped off. The tornado continued northeast into Gibson county. Several business were damaged and a storage shed was destroyed as the tornado moved through the county. The tornado then reached Carroll county where it reached its peak intensity. Significant damage occurred in the town of McKenzie. Sixty-seven homes and ten businesses were damaged or destroyed. Four people were injured as well.
43.42005-11-15336°45'N / 88°28'W36°56'N / 88°12'W19.50 Miles500 Yards1208.0M0Marshall
 Brief Description: The long-track tornado entered Marshall County from extreme northwest Calloway County. As the tornado moved quickly northeast across Marshall County, it reached its peak intensity of 200 MPH as it approached the Kentucky Lake resort campgrounds and boatyards. Until the tornado reached U.S. Highway 641 south of Benton, mostly F-1 damage occurred. Garages and barns sustained varying degrees of damage, and numerous trees were down. The most serious damage, ranging up to F-3 intensity, occurred from Big Bear Highway to Moor's Resort on Kentucky Lake. The occupant of a destroyed mobile home was killed in this area. The mobile home was thrown 40 feet and overturned before catching fire. At Moor's Resort, a year-round camping area was struck directly. A total of 115 RV's were destroyed, and the campground was devastated. A dock was demolished, taking a number of boats with it. Although the harbor and campground were destroyed, cabins and other lodging facilities outside of the tornado path were untouched. The average path width of this tornado was 275 yards, but it grew to a maximum of 500 yards in Marshall County. In Marshall County, approximately 19 homes were destroyed, 36 suffered major damage, and 65 received minor damage. The tornado then moved over Kentucky Lake and crossed into Lyon County. M63MH The total path length of the tornado across Graves, Calloway, Marshall, and Lyon Counties was 44 miles. Estimated time on the ground was 65 minutes.
43.71967-10-24236°54'N / 89°42'W36°54'N / 89°42'W0025K0Scott
43.82006-04-02336°03'N / 88°37'W36°04'N / 88°29'W9.00 Miles100 Yards001.0M0Carroll
 Brief Description: The tornado tracked east out of Weakley County into Carroll County. The tornado eventually lifted five miles south southeast of McKenzie. The area just south of McKenzie experienced the worst damage. Thirty-four homes, two apartments, one shop building, and nine farm buildings were damaged. Pilgrim's Rest Church, located near Christmasville, was destroyed. Grain silos were destroyed and numerous trees and power lines were downed. The tornado produce primarily F1 type damage in Carroll County.
44.01968-04-03436°38'N / 88°18'W36°45'N / 88°13'W9.20 Miles100 Yards1152.5M0Calloway
44.62005-11-15236°15'N / 88°23'W36°29'N / 88°09'W20.00 Miles200 Yards0136.5M0Henry
 Brief Description: The tornado touched down southwest of Paris and moved northeast skirting by the northern edge of Paris. Thirty homes were destroyed and several manufacturing plants were demolished. Over 100 homes were damaged.
44.81964-03-04436°45'N / 88°23'W36°53'N / 88°12'W13.60 Miles250 Yards316250K0Marshall
45.11979-05-03235°54'N / 89°09'W35°55'N / 89°04'W4.70 Miles73 Yards05250K0Gibson
45.51984-05-07336°17'N / 88°21'W36°15'N / 88°15'W6.00 Miles100 Yards0362.5M0Henry
45.82003-05-04236°41'N / 88°14'W36°42'N / 88°13'W1.80 Miles60 Yards00350K0Calloway
 Brief Description: The tornado began along Highway 732 about one quarter mile east of Highway 94. It then moved northeast, roughly parallel to Highway 94, for almost two miles. Six homes received minor to moderate damage. Numerous trees were down, two barns were destroyed, and several others were damaged. Peak winds were estimated near 120 MPH. A supercell thunderstorm moved northeast from Tennessee, producing straight-line wind damage from the southeast corner of Graves County to Murray. The storm then spawned a tornado northeast of Murray.
46.22003-05-04236°13'N / 88°25'W36°18'N / 88°10'W17.00 Miles200 Yards003.0M0Henry
 Brief Description: The tornado touched down southwest of Paris and moved northeast through the south side of the city. Five homes were destroyed and over 150 other homes were damaged. Three commercial building were destroyed and nineteen others including a school were damaged.
46.31986-05-15236°58'N / 89°42'W37°01'N / 89°39'W4.00 Miles400 Yards1152.5M0Scott
46.41973-11-24236°27'N / 89°56'W36°33'N / 89°48'W10.00 Miles33 Yards06250K0New Madrid
46.81966-06-06236°59'N / 88°29'W37°00'N / 88°17'W11.10 Miles167 Yards0025K0Madison
46.91979-05-03235°53'N / 89°14'W35°54'N / 89°09'W4.70 Miles73 Yards0025K0Crockett
47.22006-09-22337°12'N / 88°48'W37°14'N / 88°48'W3.50 Miles125 Yards02500K0Massac
 Brief Description: This tornado, which contained peak winds near 160 MPH, struck between Joppa and the Metropolis airport. The damage path started about a mile from the Ohio River, where F-1 winds uprooted numerous trees. As the tornado crossed U.S. Highway 45 near Joppa Road, a barn was destroyed. The tornado then strengthened to F-3 intensity, destroying a log home. The roof and an exterior wall of the well-constructed log home were blown about one-half mile. Another house nearby sustained major damage. Four mobile homes were destroyed, along with garages and outbuildings. Part of a double wide mobile home blew into a church sanctuary. Six vehicles were tossed up to 100 yards. At least one of the vehicles landed in a pond. The only two persons injured were residents of a destroyed mobile home. The worst of the injuries was a broken arm. Hundreds of trees were broken or uprooted, and numerous trees fell on cars. Numerous power poles were downed. A seriously injured dog was found in a ditch one quarter mile away. The most intense damage, where vehicles were tossed, occurred about two-thirds of the way along the damage path near Red Oak Road. The tornado was witnessed by the general public. The average path width was 100 yards.
47.71997-03-01235°49'N / 88°56'W35°58'N / 88°42'W15.00 Miles100 Yards0025K0Gibson
 Brief Description: A tornado developed in Crockett County near the town of Alamo. A long porch from a brick house was ripped off. The tornado continued northeast into Gibson county. Several business were damaged and a storage shed was destroyed as the tornado moved through the county. The tornado then reached Carroll county where it reached its peak intensity. Significant damage occurred in the town of McKenzie. Sixty-seven homes and ten businesses were damaged or destroyed. Four people were injured as well.
47.71972-04-21237°13'N / 89°17'W37°14'N / 89°15'W1.30 Miles33 Yards0125K0Alexander
48.52001-11-26336°15'N / 88°15'W36°17'N / 88°14'W5.00 Miles200 Yards2121.5M0Henry
 Brief Description: The tornado touched downed southeast of Paris and moved northeast. Ten homes and buildings were completely destroyed and 46 others were damaged. Two persons were killed when their mobile home was destroyed by the tornado. Numerous trees were knocked down. F32MH, M3MH
48.92003-05-06437°16'N / 89°02'W37°16'N / 88°56'W6.00 Miles1000 Yards1133.5M0Pulaski
 Brief Description: This violent tornado began near Grand Chain and reached its maximum intensity of 210 MPH as it neared the Massac County line. A 53-year-old man was killed when the chimney of his house collapsed on him. The man, who was in his basement, was protecting his son by lying on top of him when the collapse occurred. The son received broken bones. Their house was impaled by some nearby large trees that prevented it from being swept farther away. Along the Pulaski County portion of the tornado path, six single family homes and ten mobile homes were destroyed. Another ten single family homes and a mobile home had major damage. A few dozen other residences received some type of minor damage. A few dozen outbuildings, two businesses, and a campground were destroyed or had major damage. Approximately 13 persons were injured, but only a few of those required hospitalization. All roads in the damage area were impassable due to large numbers of trees and building debris on them. Many of the tornado victims in this county had no insurance on their residences. The area of most intense destruction was along Tick Ridge Road, a state road that follows a ridge above the Ohio River. M53PH The deadliest and most destructive storm of the night tracked within 10 miles of the Ohio River across extreme southern Illinois. The storm produced a 33-mile long tornado that killed two and injured about 33. A small but very damaging downburst occurred several miles south of the tornado track. A swath of large hail occurred north of the tornado track. Hailstones up to 2 inches in diameter were reported at and near the intersection of Highways 145 and 147, near the community of Glendale in Pope County.
49.12003-05-06237°14'N / 88°50'W37°15'N / 88°44'W4.00 Miles50 Yards0080K0Massac
 Brief Description: The roofs of several houses were severely damaged or blown off. One business was destroyed. Several barns and outbuildings were destroyed. Numerous large trees were blown down, along with seven power poles. Peak winds were estimated near 125 MPH. The damage path began due north of Metropolis and crossed Illinois Route 145 about 7 miles north-northeast of Metropolis. Route 145 and several smaller roads were closed due to large trees blown across them. This damage was located in nearly the exact location where damaging thunderstorm winds occurred about 48 hours earlier, on the evening of May 4. The deadliest and most destructive storm of the night tracked within 10 miles of the Ohio River across extreme southern Illinois. The storm produced a 33-mile long tornado that killed two and injured about 33. A small but very damaging downburst occurred several miles south of the tornado track. A swath of large hail occurred north of the tornado track. Hailstones up to 2 inches in diameter were reported at and near the intersection of Highways 145 and 147, near the community of Glendale in Pope County.
49.21972-04-21237°14'N / 89°15'W37°17'N / 89°10'W5.60 Miles33 Yards0225K0Pulaski
49.51967-05-06235°53'N / 89°23'W35°54'N / 89°20'W3.00 Miles33 Yards02250K0Lauderdale
49.71968-04-04436°45'N / 88°13'W36°47'N / 88°08'W5.10 Miles100 Yards150K0Marshall
50.01951-11-13337°01'N / 88°20'W2.00 Miles33 Yards111250K0Marshall


* 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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