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Murray Micro Area Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes


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

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Earthquake Index, #150

Murray Area

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, #129

Murray Area

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, #230

Murray Area

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 13,417 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Murray Area were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

Avalanche:0Blizzard:3Cold:87Dense Fog:82Drought:109
Dust Storm:0Flood:2,057Hail:3,315Heat:172Heavy Snow:152
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:57Landslide:1Strong Wind:155
Thunderstorm Winds:6,220Tropical Storm:3Wildfire:4Winter Storm:161Winter Weather:129

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Murray Area.

Historical Earthquake Events

A total of 2 historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Murray Area.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeDepth (km)LatitudeLongitude

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 79 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Murray Area.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
4.92000-05-26236°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.
5.01968-04-03436°38'N / 88°18'W36°45'N / 88°13'W9.20 Miles100 Yards1152.5M0Calloway
5.62003-05-04236°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.
8.12001-11-24236°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.
10.71964-03-04436°42'N / 88°27'W36°45'N / 88°23'W4.90 Miles250 Yards08250K0Calloway
11.51968-04-04436°45'N / 88°13'W36°47'N / 88°08'W5.10 Miles100 Yards150K0Marshall
13.51964-03-04436°45'N / 88°23'W36°53'N / 88°12'W13.60 Miles250 Yards316250K0Marshall
15.62005-11-15336°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.
16.41969-01-23236°29'N / 88°02'W0.10 Mile7 Yards00250K0Stewart
17.62005-11-15236°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.
20.01971-07-15236°23'N / 88°26'W36°17'N / 88°12'W14.70 Miles100 Yards08250K0Henry
23.01971-12-15236°53'N / 88°33'W36°57'N / 88°23'W10.30 Miles33 Yards0025K0Graves
24.41968-04-04436°47'N / 88°08'W36°58'N / 87°48'W22.30 Miles33 Yards000K0Trigg
24.51984-05-07336°17'N / 88°21'W36°15'N / 88°15'W6.00 Miles100 Yards0362.5M0Henry
24.52001-11-26336°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
25.12003-05-04236°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.
26.31966-06-06236°59'N / 88°29'W37°00'N / 88°17'W11.10 Miles167 Yards0025K0Madison
27.52005-11-15236°56'N / 88°11'W37°03'N / 88°00'W14.50 Miles275 Yards00500K0Lyon
 Brief Description: The tornado entered Lyon County from Marshall County as it crossed Kentucky Lake. The tornado reached the lakeshore at Hillman Ferry campground, within the Land Between The Lakes (LBL) National Recreation Area. The tornado then moved east-northeast across the forests of LBL, producing a narrow swath of downed trees. After exiting LBL and crossing Lake Barkley, the tornado struck a subdivision on the east side of the lake. Damage to the well-constructed homes in this subdivision was estimated to be the result of F-2 winds. The tornado proceeded east-northeast across Interstate 24, passing near the 46-mile marker, before lifting at the community of Saratoga. 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.
27.51951-11-13337°01'N / 88°20'W2.00 Miles33 Yards111250K0Marshall
28.61978-05-12236°41'N / 87°54'W36°49'N / 87°40'W15.80 Miles800 Yards002.5M0Trigg
28.72008-02-05236°18'N / 87°57'W36°19'N / 87°55'W2.00 Miles440 Yards00250K0KHouston
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: Trees were down. Homes were damaged. TEMA reported 10 homes had major damage, 2 mobile homes were destroyed and 20 mobile 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.
28.81966-06-06236°58'N / 88°37'W36°59'N / 88°29'W7.40 Miles67 Yards0225K0Mccracken
28.92007-10-18236°43'N / 87°51'W36°46'N / 87°42'W9.00 Miles200 Yards00120K0KTrigg
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: Numerous trees were uprooted and blown down. Metal debris was embedded in several trees. Two barns were destroyed. One large garage was destroyed. Debris from the garage was blown up to three quarters of a mile, and projectiles were embedded in the ground up to 200 yards away. Four power poles were snapped. Peak winds were estimated near 120 mph. EPISODE NARRATIVE: The second and more significant severe weather outbreak of the day occurred as a cold front swept east across the Mississippi Valley. Scattered thunderstorms developed along and ahead of the front late in the afternoon. The storms organized into supercells and short lines during the evening. Over a dozen tornadoes occurred in western Kentucky.
29.12008-02-05236°15'N / 88°00'W36°18'N / 87°57'W4.00 Miles440 Yards0010.0M0KBenton
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado came out of northern Benton County and caused damage in Houston County. Trees were uprooted and snapped, and homes were damaged along Highway 147 from the Tennessee River to just west-northwest of McKinnon. There were 20 power poles down on Danville Rd. Worst damage was from Big Sandy to Faxon to Grannys Branch. Fourteen homes were destroyed, and one other had major damage. About half of these homes were mobile homes. 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.
29.11970-04-24337°02'N / 88°20'W37°03'N / 88°18'W1.90 Miles33 Yards00250K0Marshall
29.61961-05-07236°42'N / 89°00'W36°42'N / 88°36'W22.10 Miles33 Yards0025K0Hickman
30.11991-03-22236°14'N / 88°05'W36°14'N / 87°58'W7.00 Miles150 Yards002.5M0Benton
30.81970-04-24337°03'N / 88°18'W37°05'N / 88°14'W4.30 Miles33 Yards050K0Livingston
31.41973-04-19237°02'N / 88°37'W37°01'N / 88°27'W9.10 Miles33 Yards0025K0Mccracken
31.81964-03-04336°40'N / 88°54'W36°43'N / 88°47'W7.20 Miles880 Yards05250K0Logan
33.02000-05-27336°19'N / 87°58'W36°19'N / 87°40'W17.20 Miles500 Yards001.3M0Houston
 Brief Description: The storm complex that produced a tornado in Benton county moved into Houston county and generated a tornado that hit Tennessee Ridge and Erin. The Houston county executive estimated 1.3 million dollars worth of damage. Roofs and walls of some well constructed homes were torn off. Many trees were snapped and blown down along with power lines. The Betty Ligon Pavillion in Erin was flattened. 50 people required shelter at Erin. A storage trailer was moved 50 feet at Tennessee Ridge.
33.31973-04-19236°33'N / 89°11'W36°41'N / 88°34'W35.40 Miles33 Yards0025K0Fulton
33.51978-05-12336°49'N / 87°45'W36°50'N / 87°42'W3.00 Miles800 Yards002.5M0Trigg
33.81953-03-14236°20'N / 88°46'W0.30 Mile600 Yards0125K0Weakley
34.31971-12-15236°59'N / 88°42'W37°01'N / 88°39'W3.60 Miles10 Yards0025K0Mccracken
34.72010-05-02236°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.
34.81999-01-22336°03'N / 88°10'W36°14'N / 88°00'W15.00 Miles220 Yards151.0M0Benton
 Brief Description: This tornado resulted in the only fatality in Middle Tennessee from the severe weather outbreak of January 22,1999. The tornado killed a 50 year old woman who left her shelter in a brick ranch home located on Cedar Grove Road. She went outside to get her dogs inside her home, and that's when the tornado struck and killed her. Her husband remained inside the home and survived. There were 5 injuries from the tornado. A 1600 square foot frame home was moved 10 to 12 feet from its foundation. 12 homes were destroyed, 33 homes sustained damage and 5 businesses were damaged. Power lines and trees were blown down. The winds picked up a 7500 pound Cadillac, and hurled its engine 300-400 yards into a field. The chassis, its empty metal skin, was hurled even further. F50OU
34.92005-11-15236°08'N / 88°06'W36°09'N / 88°03'W1.20 Miles150 Yards00400K0Benton
 Brief Description: Home destroyed. Roof was gone and walls left standing on a home on French Store Rd. Residents and businesses who suffered damage from the tornadoes on Novemeber 15, 2005 are eligible for low interest loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). Counties declared eligible for the loans are: Benton, Henry, Montgomery, Carroll, Cheatham, Dickson, Houston, Robertson, Stewart, and Weakley. The SBA offer loans to renters and home owners to repair or replace personal property, such as furniture or clothing, damaged by the storms. Loans up to $200,000 are available to homeowners to repair damage to their primary residence. Loans of $1.5 million are available for businesses and non-profit organizations to repair damage to real estate, machinery or equipment, and inventory. Economic Disaster Loans are also available for small businesses that are unable to pay their bills or meet operating expenses.
34.91967-12-11236°30'N / 88°54'W36°38'N / 88°54'W000K0Clay
35.01967-12-11236°29'N / 88°54'W36°38'N / 88°54'W10.30 Miles7 Yards01250K0Obion
35.71970-04-24337°05'N / 88°14'W37°10'N / 88°02'W12.40 Miles33 Yards050K0Lyon
37.02003-05-04236°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.
37.42005-11-15236°15'N / 87°47'W36°16'N / 87°46'W0.50 Mile200 Yards00650K0Houston
 Brief Description: Well built modular home was destroyed at intersection of Waverly Road and Long Branch Road. Other homes in the area were damaged. Damage was estimated to be $650K by the EMA Director.
37.61957-07-04236°20'N / 88°51'W2.00 Miles200 Yards0025K0Weakley
38.21978-05-12336°50'N / 87°42'W36°51'N / 87°35'W6.50 Miles33 Yards0172.5M0Christian
38.21995-05-18236°52'N / 87°45'W36°49'N / 87°32'W4.00 Miles75 Yards00250K0Trigg
 Brief Description: Six houses were damaged, one extensively. Vehicles were moved, including a camper trailer picked up and tossed across a road. A mobile home was blown over 300 feet. Numerous trees were downed, and two barns were destroyed. The tornado moved into Christian County.
38.31957-07-04236°19'N / 88°51'W2.00 Miles200 Yards0025K0Weakley
39.81981-05-18236°43'N / 88°59'W000K0Hickman
40.11952-03-21336°01'N / 88°16'W36°04'N / 88°12'W5.10 Miles177 Yards019250K0Carroll
40.21968-04-04436°58'N / 87°48'W37°05'N / 87°42'W9.70 Miles33 Yards050K0Caldwell
40.72007-10-18237°01'N / 87°50'W37°04'N / 87°41'W9.00 Miles300 Yards00250K0KCaldwell
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: Numerous trees were snapped or uprooted. Trees landed across roads. At least a half dozen small barns were destroyed. Several roofs were lifted and torn off houses. Major structural damage was reported to seven homes. Windows were broken in houses. Peak winds were estimated near 110 mph. The damage path ended very close to the boundary of the Pennyrile State Forest. EPISODE NARRATIVE: The second and more significant severe weather outbreak of the day occurred as a cold front swept east across the Mississippi Valley. Scattered thunderstorms developed along and ahead of the front late in the afternoon. The storms organized into supercells and short lines during the evening. Over a dozen tornadoes occurred in western Kentucky.
41.12006-04-02336°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.
41.21995-05-13237°11'N / 88°08'W37°12'N / 87°59'W3.00 Miles75 Yards00250K50KCrittenden
41.61982-04-02236°18'N / 88°58'W36°22'N / 88°54'W5.50 Miles77 Yards00250K0Weakley
41.82006-04-02336°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.
42.21970-04-24337°10'N / 88°02'W37°12'N / 87°55'W6.80 Miles33 Yards030K0Caldwell
42.91973-11-26236°10'N / 88°48'W0.50 Mile27 Yards0025K0Weakley
43.21997-03-01235°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.
43.41971-05-07436°03'N / 88°42'W35°58'N / 88°12'W28.50 Miles100 Yards31372.5M0Carroll
43.81952-02-13236°00'N / 88°07'W0.30 Mile300 Yards0025K0Benton
43.91963-04-29336°52'N / 87°40'W36°52'N / 87°25'W13.70 Miles200 Yards00250K0Christian
44.21972-04-21237°15'N / 88°26'W37°16'N / 88°15'W10.10 Miles100 Yards0025K0Livingston
44.91954-05-03236°24'N / 89°04'W36°26'N / 89°01'W3.60 Miles300 Yards003K0Obion
45.01958-04-24237°12'N / 87°54'W0.50 Mile33 Yards0025K0Caldwell
46.51973-05-23236°20'N / 89°07'W36°26'N / 89°00'W9.50 Miles100 Yards00250K0Obion
46.72007-10-18237°07'N / 87°43'W37°07'N / 87°41'W1.00 Mile300 Yards01120K0KChristian
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A large area of trees was snapped and uprooted in the Pennyrile State Forest. Some of the trees were 50 to 60 feet tall. A clear path was seen through the forest. A mobile home was blown down a hill and smashed as the tornado crossed Highway 109. An occupant of the mobile home was briefly trapped and sustained lacerations and bruises. The road to the mobile home was blocked by numerous downed trees and trailer debris. Two other mobile homes were severely damaged. A barn were destroyed. Peak winds were estimated near 115 mph. EPISODE NARRATIVE: The second and more significant severe weather outbreak of the day occurred as a cold front swept east across the Mississippi Valley. Scattered thunderstorms developed along and ahead of the front late in the afternoon. The storms organized into supercells and short lines during the evening. Over a dozen tornadoes occurred in western Kentucky.
46.71971-05-07436°04'N / 88°47'W36°03'N / 88°42'W4.70 Miles100 Yards0025K0Gibson
46.81979-04-11237°09'N / 88°11'W37°23'N / 87°51'W24.40 Miles200 Yards000K0Crittenden
47.11968-04-04437°05'N / 87°42'W37°07'N / 87°38'W4.30 Miles33 Yards050K0Christian
48.31982-04-02236°13'N / 89°04'W36°18'N / 88°58'W6.00 Miles77 Yards00250K0Obion
48.42003-05-06237°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.
48.52008-02-05236°57'N / 87°39'W37°04'N / 87°26'W14.00 Miles275 Yards024.4M0KChristian
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: Twenty-seven homes were damaged and 17 were destroyed. A total of 19 garages, sheds, and barns were damaged or destroyed. Of the destroyed homes, at least five were mobile homes. The two injured persons transported themselves to local hospitals. The county was declared a federal major disaster area. Peak winds were estimated near 130 mph. The average path width was 225 yards. 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.
48.91999-01-22236°06'N / 87°42'W36°07'N / 87°38'W4.00 Miles220 Yards01500K0Humphreys
 Brief Description: Downed trees were reported from Gorman to McEwen. The hardest hit area was McEwen with 4 homes totally destroyed, 8 homes having severe damage, and 38 homes receiving minor damage. 8 to 10 outbuildings were destroyed and 60 trees were lost. 8 cars or trucks were damaged or destroyed. A man suffered a broken neck in his trailer.
49.11952-03-21235°56'N / 88°30'W0.10 Mile150 Yards18250K0Carroll
49.52006-04-02336°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.
49.61999-01-22237°19'N / 88°31'W37°19'N / 88°29'W1.50 Miles150 Yards00800K0Pope
 Brief Description: A tornado with top winds estimated near 125 MPH struck a development of cabins and small summer homes in the Shawnee National Forest, at a place called Ropers Landing. The tornado damaged or destroyed about 30 of these structures and caused extensive tree damage. About six cabins were completely demolished. The homes were unhabited in the middle of winter. Ropers Landing is located at the base of a bluff along the Ohio River. The tornado lifted as it crossed the Ohio River.
49.61971-05-07435°58'N / 88°12'W35°53'N / 87°54'W17.70 Miles100 Yards0025K0Benton
49.82006-04-02336°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
49.91961-04-25236°26'N / 87°29'W36°28'N / 87°19'W9.40 Miles187 Yards0225K0Montgomery

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