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Project Description

The Tornadoes of Central Kentucky and Southern Indiana


Tornadoes are meteorological monsters that have a powerful effect on anything that stands in their way.  Lives are forever changed, and sometimes ended, by tornadoes.  Tornado stories are handed down through generations of families.  Simply put, the tornado is one of the planet's most dynamic and unforgettable weather events.

As such, it is fitting that these astonishing whirlwinds be catalogued and their history preserved.  Through such a collection of past tornadoes we can learn their patterns and behaviors.   Are there any mini "Tornado Alleys" in this area...or in your county?  How strong was that tornado that took the roof from your barn back in '67?  We can uncover their habits, such as their preferred direction of travel, time of year for formation, typical strength, and myriad other data through careful historical study.

One significant goal of this project is to develop the most accurate, reliable, and useful tornado database ever developed for southern Indiana and central Kentucky.  To achieve this goal, several different sources of information were used.  Those sources were compared with each other to verify tornado data.  In some cases, the various sources disagreed so strongly with each other that a good faith effort to plot the tornado in question was impossible.  These tornadoes, of which there are about one hundred, will need to be the subjects of further research, most likely by combing through local newspapers.

Another challenge is coming up with a complete database.  The National Weather Service has no official tornado record prior to 1950, and other sources for early tornadoes do not list every tornado that has occurred.  There are hundreds of small tornadoes that are not listed here simply because they have yet to be rediscovered, and that's if they were ever even reported in the first place.

There are many sources of difficulty when listing historical tornadoes (see the "Research Notes" tab above).  However, this database strives to be the most complete list possible, given those constraints.

If you have any tornado-related information you'd like to share with us, we'd very much like to hear from you.  Whether it's a comment on our data, notification of a tornado you witnessed but do not see listed here, or if you would like to pass along your own personal encounter with a tornado, please feel free to send us an e-mail.  Photographs are particularly welcome.

We hope you enjoy the fruits of our labor in these pages, and find the information both entertaining and useful.

 

 


Research Notes

The maps presented in these web pages have been constructed with as high a degree of accuracy as possible.  However, plotting historical tornado tracks is fraught with the potential for error.  Several different sources were used to compile this tornado catalogue.  In some cases sources were contradictory with one another.  If a good faith effort could be made in determining which source had the correct information, then the tornado was plotted according to that information.  However, in some cases there was so much disagreement among the sources that it was impossible to determine the true story about a particular tornado, making it impossible to plot the tornado.  There are roughly one hundred such tornadoes that were not able to be plotted.  It is our hope that future research will unravel these mysterious tornadoes and thus allow them to be plotted on the maps on these pages.

Sources for the tornado information presented here include the National Centers for Environmental Information's Storm Events websiteStorm Data (the official National Weather Service storm report publication), Significant Tornadoes 1681 - 1991 by Thomas P. Grazulis, and Significant Tornadoes Update 1992 - 1995 also by Thomas P. Grazulis.  National Weather Service information only goes back to 1950, so all pre-1950 tornadoes here are necessarily from Significant Tornadoes 1681 - 1991 and are considered "unofficial".  It is important to remember that the Grazulis publications list only those tornadoes that were of at least F2 strength or resulted in at least one fatality.  Therefore you will find no tornadoes of F0 or F1 strength before 1950 here, unless they resulted in a death.

Mapping tornado tracks is not as easy as it sounds.  Grazulis' description may simply be "near Smithville" rather than a certain number of miles in some direction from Smithville.  National Weather Service records use latitude/longitude pairs, which are precise enough for general use but leave room for a few miles' error around the exact latitude/longitude pair location, which can make a significant difference. If you see a tornado track that looks out-of-place, please contact us.

For small, short-lived tornadoes, only one latitude/longitude pair may have been given in the National Weather Service database (rather than one pair for the starting point and another pair for the ending point).  In these cases, a southwest-to-northeast movement of the tornado was assumed, since that is the most common direction of travel for tornadoes.  If you spot a tornado whose track is mis-plotted, please let us know.

Occasionally, in the National Weather Service database, it appeared that the latitude/longitude pair given for a tornado's location was simply the latitude/longitude for that county's seat or largest town, even if the tornado actually occurred in another part of the county.  If the tornado could not be cross-referenced in Grazulis, the tornado was plotted where the National Weather Service latitude/longitude pair specified.  This may explain why some county seats seem to have a disproportionate number of tornadoes near them on these maps (such as three tornadoes with identical latitude/longitude pairs in Frankfort and the plethora of tornadoes in Bowling Green).  Again, please e-mail us if you can help with the proper placement of any tornadoes.

The F-scale ranking given to each tornado represents the maximum strength the tornado achieved anywhere along its path...not necessarily in the county in which you're interested.  For example, the tornado that struck Jefferson KY and Oldham counties on April 3, 1974 was rated as an F-4, so the entire path of the tornado is plotted at F-4 strength even though the tornado was not at that strength for its entire lifetime.  It is well beyond the scope of this project to plot detailed mile-by-mile F-scale analyses of all tornadoes included on these web pages.

Most tornado tracks were plotted as a continuous straight line between the beginning and ending points.  If information was available indicating that the tornado made a significant turn along its path, then that was included (such as the tornado of November 7, 1996 in Logan County).  Be aware, however, that many tornadoes actually skip and are not necessarily in constant contact with the ground during their lifetime.  They also can exhibit small changes in direction and large changes in width, neither of which are indicated on these general maps.  Also, some tornadoes are actually members of tornado families, in which case a new tornado forms just as the previous tornado dissipates, resulting in what appears to be one continuous tornado path when in fact it was a series of individual tornadoes.  Tornado families, or "cyclic" tornadoes, can be very difficult to record correctly without detailed scientific field surveys.  Many historical tornadoes that supposedly traveled for dozens or hundreds of miles were likely cyclic events, and thus not really one continuous tornado.  Unfortunately, with the passage of time we may never know for sure for most of them.

Some tornadoes had no F-scale ranking assigned to them.  These tornadoes were plotted in grey with the annotation "F?".  It is hoped that further research may shed some light on the strength of these tornadoes.  One would suppose that these tornadoes were likely quite weak.

Keep in mind that these maps only depict tornadoes -- not severe thunderstorms, downbursts, or other damaging winds.  Straight-line winds can easily cause damage similar to a tornado, and can produce a roar similar to that of a tornado.  In addition, we can only know about the tornadoes that were reported to us.  However, if you do believe we missed a true tornado, please let us know.  Be sure to provide good evidence for your claim.  Or, if you have information on a tornado that we were unable to plot due to conflicting data among our sources, let us know that as well.  We truly appreciate your assistance in making this the most complete and accurate tornado database ever developed for southern Indiana and central Kentucky!

 

Complete Tornado Listing
for the Area of Responsibility of the Louisville NWS Office


We gratefully acknowledge the assistance of Thomas P. Grazulis, and his master work Significant Tornadoes 1680 - 1991 and its supplement Significant Tornadoes 1992 - 1995.  Mr. Grazulis' data were largely responsible for pre-1950 information presented here.

Early American Tornadoes 1586 - 1870, by David M. Ludlum, was also an important source.


June 1830
Counties:  Clark IN and Jefferson KY
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Narrative:  Moved east, crossing the Ohio River about 6 miles "north" (upstream?) of Louisville, knocking down trees and fences.

March 19, 1849
Counties:  Breckinridge
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Narrative:  Tornado hit Big Spring.  Possibly a significant tornado, comparable to a tornado in the same area March 27, 1890.

April 30, 1852
Counties:  Scott KY
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Narrative:  A possible tornado hit four miles north of Georgetown.

August 27, 1854
Counties:  Jefferson KY
F-scale:  F2
Deaths: 25
Injuries: 100
Path width:  800 yards
Path length:  2 miles
Time:  12:12pm
Notes:  This deadly storm touched down near the intersection of Jefferson and Twentieth Streets, unroofing 21 buildings at the German Protestant Orphan Asylum.  The Louisville Daily Courier described the storm as "a whirlwind revolving leftwise."   The tornado appears to have travelled in an east-southeasterly direction.  Seventeen houses were damaged along Walnut Street from Fifteenth to Seventeenth Streets, a home was severely damaged near the corner of Madison and Thirteenth Streets, and a factory was damaged at the corner of Chestnut and Twelfth Streets.  However, the most catastrophic damage occurred when the tornado destroyed the Third Presbyterian Church at Walnut and Eleventh Streets.  At a quarter past noon during Sunday services the twister struck the church, causing it to collapse.  A door was opened by gusts of wind just moments prior to the tornado, and this may have been one factor in the destruction of the church as powerful tornado winds battered the outside of the building and also were allowed to sweep into the interior of the building.  Many women and children were killed, the youngest victim being nine years old.  A mother and her three children were discovered grouped in death, and in another spot a father lay dead with the mother mortally wounded, their young child placed beneath them unhurt, protected by the forms of its parents. The toll in the church was about 18 to 20 dead, out of the 55 who were in the church at the time.  From the Daily Courier, describing the aftermath of the destroyed church, "Each piercing shriek reveals the fact that some new dead form has been brought to light.  Here comes a father borne along by his friends, who take him from his bed of death; next the mother, then the daughter and two sons -- all crushed -- mutilated -- dead!"  The church was scheduled to be dedicated the following Sunday.  A Mr. Joseph Bradley, while assisting in removing victims from the rubble immediately after the storm, had his eye cut out by a hatchet wielded by a nearby person removing fallen rafters.  Mr. Bradley made a full recovery.  It was noted in subsequent days that the church was very poorly constructed.  People would cross the street rather than walk by it.  The Daily Courier noted, "There was scarcely any more cohesiveness in the mortar in the brickwork than if had been made of sand and water."  Older, shabbier buildings in the storm were less damaged than the church full of parishioners.  Moving on from the church, the tornado tore off rooftops along Tenth, Ninth, and Eighth Streets between Chestnut Street and Broadway.  A new frame home was destroyed on Sixth Street just south of Broadway, and chimney and other miscellaneous damage occurred along Broadway between Fifth and Fourth Streets as the tornado began to dissipate.  The final damage was that of an unroofed house at the corner of Breckenridge and Fifth Streets.  It was the worst disaster seen in Louisville up to that time.   At least a hundred buildings were affected.  Mayor James Speed ordered all businesses in the city closed the next day.
Side note:  Interestingly, in researching this event, we found two distinct paths of destruction across Louisville (see map).  The path described above was more certainly a tornado.  The other path was parallel to the tornado and about half a mile to the north, on the west edge of downtown.  Significant destruction was done on Main Street between Ninth and Eighth Streets where two of the "best and most substantial business houses in the city were scattered as though they had been made of cards," with the walls collapsing inward.  A factory was damaged on Main Street just west of Ninth Street, in the Tobacco District.  Boats in the Ohio River were blown loose of their moorings and landed on the falls.  Many boats were damaged and some were totally destroyed, including a steamboat.  Four houses were even blown down across the river in Jeffersonville.  Significant damage continued until the intersection of Main and Sixth Streets.  Beyond that, slight damage was done to the Walnut Street Baptist Church (corner of Fourth Street and Muhammad Ali Boulevard), and worshippers participating in Mass at the cathedral on Fifth Street were blown off their feet.  It has been decided, to the best of our ability, that these events were due to straight-line winds.  Also, the storm brought extremely heavy rain that caused Beargrass Creek to flood, but the rains were generally welcome as the region had been suffering through a severe drought.

December 29, 1865
Counties:  Warren
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Narrative:  A tornado unroofed and blew out the walls of a bank in Bowling Green.

January 17, 1870
Counties:  Barren
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Deaths:  8
Injuries:  30
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Time:  6:00am
Narrative:  A tornado moved northeast from near Park City to Cave City.  Fifty homes were damaged or destroyed, mostly in and near Cave City.  Some of the dead were found 300 yards from where they were sleeping.  The Masonic Hall and two churches were destroyed.  The track may very well have continued on past Barren County.

June 2, 1875
Counties:  Jefferson KY
F-scale:  F2
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  2 (known)
Path width:  880 yards
Path length:  3 miles
Time:  7:00pm local time
Notes:  This storm swept through the southern half of Louisville with the primary damage swath a mile wide.  However the actual tornado appears to have been about half a mile wide, embedded within the wind damage.  The tornado moved from west to east, generally bounded by Kentucky Street on the north and Oak Street on the south.  The first damage from the tornado took place along Eighteenth Street (today's Dixie Highway).  Large brick homes lost their roofs on 18th at Prentice and at Oak.  Proceeding to the east, some of the most concentrated damage was done along Harney and Churchill Streets (both now Saint Catherine) from Sixteenth Street to Tenth Street.  A stable was destroyed and a frame home "was knocked higher than a kite" on Harney between Fifteenth and Sixteenth (just east of today's California Park).  A frame cottage was entirely destroyed and a three-story brick residence lost its facade along Churchill between Fifteenth and Fourteenth.  Homes were unroofed on both the east and west sides of the intersection of Churchill at Thirteenth.  Cottages were destroyed on the southeast corner of Churchill and Twelfth.  A brick house on Twelfth between Churchill and Oldham was blown down.  Cottages were destroyed at Churchill and Eleventh and a brick house was blown down just south of that intersection.  In the block bordered by Kentucky, Oak, Eleventh, and Tenth (along Oldham Street) the Louisville Bridge Company building was wrecked, with only the northern part of it (which was on the northern fringe of the tornado) still standing.  The rest of the building was leveled to the ground.  Homes lost their roofs along Oak Street at Sixth, between Fifth and Fourth, and at Fourth.  Houses were damaged at Churchill and Fourth, and the Baptist Orphan's Home lost its roof at Churchill and First.  The tornado may have then turned to the left (northeast) as it caused F2-level damage to a two-story brick dwelling near the corner of Breckinridge and Preston.  It dissipated shortly thereafter.  Significant wind damage occurred outside the tornado's path.   Strong winds, possibly a result of a phenomenon known as a "rear flank downdraft" or RFD, blew down the length of Magnolia Street from Twelfth to Third.  Saints Mary and Elizabeth Hospital lost part of its roof at Twelfth, roofs were lost at Sixth, and homes were damaged at Fourth and Third.  As the tornado turned to the northeast, so did the RFD, and a two-and-a-half story house lost its roof in Germantown (which the 1875 newspaper described as a "remote suburb") at Mary and Logan Streets.  The final damages northeast of the tornado's endpoint were at Chestnut and Madison where a horse-and-buggy were turned over and at Main and Jackson (site of today's Slugger Field) where a tree was blown down.  However, some of the most significant damage of the storm took place almost a mile south of where this project feels the true tornado took place.  The Masonic Home for Widows and Orphans was located where DuPont Manual High School is today.  The facility was shaped somewhat like a squat capital "H," with the relatively longer sides of the H lined up along B Street and C Street (now Bloom Street and Cardinal Boulevard), and the short connecting section parallel to First and Second Streets (the two longer sides of the "H" had been stand-alone buildings, and were subsequently connected by the short middle section of the "H").  When the storm came through, the entire middle section of the building was obliterated.  It's interesting to note that the part that was destroyed was aligned north-south, so that a strong west wind, which would be typical of an RFD, would have hit it broadside.  Or, it's also possible that a small satellite vortex spun out of the main tornado to the north.  Fortunately the section that was demolished was so new that it hadn't even been moved in to yet.  However, two boys at the home were hurt.  Click here for an incredible picture of the damage (courtesy of the University of Louisville Photographic Archives).

April 13, 1876
Counties:  Jefferson KY
F-scale:  F2
Deaths:  2
Injuries:  10
Path width:  50 yards
Path length:  3 miles
Time:  6:30pm
Narrative:  A tornado touched down west of present-day University of Louisville and moved to the north-northeast across eastern sections of the city.  The tornado struck the brand new baseball park, located where Saint James Court is today, built to host Louisville's new National League baseball team, the Louisville Grays.  The park was badly damaged, just 12 days before the season's Opening Day.  The park was quickly repaired and was ready to go in time for the first pitch.  The tornado continued northeast across the land that would become Central Park, and into Eagle Park between Ormsby and Park Avenues and Third and Fifth Streets.  Eagle Park was Louisville's baseball park before the new one to the south was constructed.  Eagle Park was demolished, and the baseball diamond's bleachers were destroyed.  Damage was then fairly sparse until the tornado entered the Germantown and Phoenix Hill neighborhoods.  Germantown was hardest hit.  A two story brick home was damaged "about as complete(ly) as it could possibly be" and a man and his son were killed in the home, on the northeast corner of Payne and Logan Streets (those streets do not intersect today, so this exact location is unknown).  Mills on Broadway at Beargrass Creek were wrecked.  Houses were severely damaged on Green Street (now Liberty Street) near Campbell.  Blacksmith shops on Preston "near the railroad crossing (?) were blown down.  Half a dozen houses were damaged on Milk Street (?) at Shelby Street.  The Exposition Building and its skating rink were damaged.  Light damage was reported on Walnut Street (now Muhammad Ali Blvd).   Most of the injuries in the tornado were in a street car that was hit by the roof of a house.  Click here for a detailed map of the approximate path of the tornado.

March 2, 1878
Counties:  Casey
F-scale:  F4
Deaths:  8
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Path width:  400 yards
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Time:  2:30pm
Narrative:  A tornado near Rich Hill and Mount Olive moved northeast and swept away dwellings, large trees, horses, cattle, and other stock.  Near Rich Hill, one family of seven was killed.  The mother was blown 400 yards, and her two daughters "with arms interlocked" were blown 50 yards.  One other death occurred in the village of Mount Olive, where several homes were destroyed.

November 28, 1879
Counties:  Jefferson KY
F-scale:  F1
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Injuries:  several
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Time:  6:04pm
Narrative:  A tornado, which possessed a "wrenching, spiral motion" according to witnesses and was described in the newspaper as "whirling and tossing about like a monster in pain" moved northeast through the southeast part of Louisville, damaging over a hundred buildings.  A warehouse containing five hundred barrels of whiskey was destroyed.  The tornado touched down near the intersection of Saint James Court and Magnolia Avenue, where it tore down several fences in Central Park.  The first home damaged was on Fourth Street opposite the park.  Eagle Park (primarily used for baseball) was damaged between Third and Fourth streets and Ormsby and Park avenues, and a home was damaged on Third Street opposite the park.  Considerable damage was done in what was then known as Brownstown, and today is Old Louisville.  Many roofs were removed there, and damage was reported at the corner of First and Ormsby.  The tornado then intensified and produced some of its worst damage at Preston Street and Mechanic Street (Mechanic Street was today's Saint Catherine and Mary streets).  Houses were unroofed at the intersection of Preston and Mechanic, a small brick slaughterhouse on Mechanic was demolished, and a two and a half story brick house on Mechanic was badly damaged.  Continuing to the northeast, a home was damaged at the corner of Kentucky and Shelby streets and brick cottages on Kentucky near Shelby were wrecked.  A roof was removed on Mary Street near Swan Street, and some light damage was done along Fischer Avenue, though those damages were probably from straight-line winds.  The tornado advanced to the northeast.  Significant damage occurred on Broadway near Cave Hill Cemetery.  The twister then moved into the cemetery and inflicted terrible damage to trees and monuments.  The arch over the northern gateway was blown over.  The tornado lifted in the Irish Hill neighborhood.  Click here for a detailed map of the approximate path of the center of the tornado.

February 12, 1880
Counties:  Lincoln
F-scale:  F2
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Time:  12:30pm
Narrative:  Coincidentally enough, a tornado hit Lincoln County on Abraham Lincoln's birthday.  Homes and other buildings were unroofed at Crab Orchard Springs.

March 20, 1882
Counties:  Fayette
F-scale:  F2
Deaths: 0
Injuries:   1
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Narrative:  Hit the northern part of Lexington.  Houses were unroofed.  Barns and the L&N roundhouse were flattened.  The roof was torn off of the Tarr Distillery at 899 Manchester Street.  According to the (Lexington) Weekly Press, the roof of "Mr. Sharp's house on the hill" was removed, and two chimneys were destroyed at the home of Mr. Bassett.  One person was severely injured, and may have died later.

October 29, 1883
Counties:  Bourbon
F-scale:  F1
Deaths: 2
Injuries:  1
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Path length: 6 miles
Time:  2:00am
Grazulis Narrative:  Tornado moved from "Husto" to "Kinney Station".  Two people were killed in one rural building.  Most of the path was through dense forest.  We at the NWS have been unable to find Husto or Kinney Station on any map.  If you know where these places are or were, please let us know!
NWS Notes:  Despite the amount of specific information presented here, we are still unable to map this tornado.  While Lexington newspapers listed the many farms that were struck by the tornado (or its attendant straight-line winds), no road names and few references to nearby towns were given.  Also, the NWS has not been able to find any references to "Husto" or "Kinney Station" so far.  Lexington newspapers stated that the "cyclone did great damage," including unroofing J. L. Taylor's clothing store across the street from the courthouse in Paris.  Warehouses were unroofed along Stoner's Creek.  G. W. Bedford's barn was blown down, and an old stone house on the Clay Farm was destroyed, killing two people inside the house (Maria Johnson and a young boy).  The Morris Gass Farm also received damage.  The cyclone moved from south to north "over the lower edge" of Paris.  Several buildings were unroofed.  The warehouse of Mr. Tarr was completely destroyed.  "Several church spires were bent, while the dome on the courthouse rocked to and fro at an alarming rate.  The track of the cyclone was very narrow."  It appears that tornadoes may have also struck Franklin, Anderson, and Fayette Counties on this day.

February 19, 1884
Counties:  Nelson, Spencer
F-scale:  F2
Deaths:  1
Injuries:  30
Path width:  200 yards
Path length: 9 miles
Time: 4:30pm
Narrative:  Moved east from south of High Grove, to seven miles west of Fairfield, to two miles east of Fairfield.  A man was killed in a tobacco barn, and thirty people were injured in the High Grove area as at least six homes were destroyed.  The funnel may have been aloft over Fairfield.  This tornado was part of the "Enigma Outbreak", when sixty tornadoes swept through the southeast United States.

April 22, 1887
Counties:  Warren
F-scale:  F2
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  5
Path width:  125 yards
Path length:  3 miles
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Narrative:  A tornado hit near Boat Island on the Barren River.  One home and at least six barns were destroyed. 

April 22, 1887
Counties:  Bourbon
F-scale:  F2
Deaths: 0
Injuries:   0
Path width:  400 yards
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Time:  8:00am
Notes:  More specific information is needed to accurately map this tornado.  A tornado leveled trees and unroofed houses along a track 400 yards wide "at Paris" or "near Paris" (depending on the source used).  White's Distillery's roof was blown "out of sight."  The Turney, Clark, and Company livery stable was blown across the street.  Mrs. Herrick's boarding house was nearly demolished, and the Paris Flour Mill's roof was damaged.  Mrs. Carson's roof was carried across the street.  The  Daily Press said, "A tornado struck the city with inconceivable energy."  While there were heavy property losses, no one was killed.

April 28, 1887
Counties:  Clark KY
F-scale:  F2
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Time:  5:00pm
Narrative:  Homes and barns were destroyed at Wade's Mill.

February 19, 1888
Counties:  Logan
F-scale:  F1
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Path width:  100 yards
Path length:  1 mile
Time:  8:30pm (approx.)
Notes:  Houses were twisted and trees uprooted.  Part of a large outbreak across Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, and Kentucky.  

March 27, 1890
Counties:  Hancock (from Daviess)
F-scale:  F2
Deaths: 2
Injuries:  15
Path width: 
Path length:  10 miles
Time:  7:00pm
Narrative:  One of central Kentucky's darkest days began when a tornado moved northeast from south of Knottsville to north of Patesville.  Two people died in homes that were destroyed.

March 27, 1890
Counties:  Jefferson KY, Clark IN
F-scale:  F4
Deaths:  76
Injuries:  200
Path width:  300 yards
Path length:  15 miles
Time:  7:57pm
Narrative:  One of the most devastating tornadoes to ever strike Kentucky.  This historic event may have actually started in Harrison County IN, but is traditionally plotted from west of Shively, Kentucky, in western Jefferson County.  The tornado moved north-northeast and northeast through the Parkland neighborhood (Twenty-eighth and Dumesnil), leveling a few homes.  This F4 damage was the only clear example of F4 strength winds along the path.  However, when the tornado entered the city of Louisville it was 200 yards wide and grew to 500 yards wide as it plowed through the central business district downtown.  Multi-story downtown buildings were hit by the tornado and subsequently collapsed.  At least 44 deaths occurred at the Falls City Hall (1124 West Market Street).  The building collapsed with 200 people inside; 75 at a lodge meeting on the upper floor and 125 children with their mothers taking dancing lessons on the lower floor.  This was one of the highest tornado death totals in a single building ever recorded in the United States.  Damage totalled $2.5 million (1890 dollars) in Jefferson County, with another half a million dollars with F2 intensity damage in Jeffersonville IN...along with 20 injuries.  The tornado then turned to the right and re-crossed the Ohio River, coming back into Louisville dissipating near the present-day intersection of Zorn Avenue and River Road after badly damaging the city water tower.  5 churches, 7 railroad depots, 2 public halls, 3 schools, 10 tobacco warehouses, 32 manufacturing plants and 532 dwellings were destroyed by the tornado.  Union Station was crushed as well.  The next morning the newspaper called the storm "the whirling tiger of the air".  The city organized crews of 60 men each who worked day and night searching the wreckage, along with families and friends. Sightseers started arriving the next day, and the Guard was called to control the crowds. The City refused any outside aid. The Board of Trade organized a relief committee to oversee the recovery, and the Board also authorized $15,000 in pensions to widows and orphans of the storm. 

March 27, 1890
Counties:  Ohio, Grayson, Breckinridge, Hardin
F-scale:  F4
Deaths:  7
Injuries:  40
Path width:  1200 yards
Path length:  60 miles (probably a family of tornadoes)
Time:  8:00pm
Narrative:  Moved east-northeast from seven miles northwest of Hartford.  Many miles of forest were leveled, and small farm communities were wiped out.  Homes were said to have "vanished" near Sulphur Springs (where two people were killed) and near Falls of Rough (where three people were killed).  The last damage was near Rineyville, where two people were killed in one home.

March 27, 1890
Counties:  Shelby, Henry
F-scale:  F3
Deaths: 3
Injuries:  10
Path width:  150 yards
Path length:  5 miles
Time:  8:15pm
Narrative:  Moved northeast from four miles south of Eminence, passing one mile north of Pleasureville.  Four farm houses were destroyed, and three members of a family were killed in one of them.

March 27, 1890
Counties:  Allen, Barren
F-scale:  F3
Deaths:  4
Injuries:  25
Path width:  600 yards
Path length:  15 miles
Time:  9:00pm
Narrative:  Moved northeast from five miles south of Scottsville to near Tracy.  Four people were killed in Allen County as at least three homes were destroyed.  Death toll may have been as high as 17.

February 25, 1891
Counties:  Henry
F-scale:  F3
Deaths:  2
Injuries:  15
Path width: 
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Time:  1:00am
Narrative:  Homes of all sizes were destroyed near New Castle.  Barn timbers were carried a mile.  Cattle and horses were killed.

April 4, 1892
Counties:  Logan
F-scale:  F2
Deaths:  0
Injuries:   15
Path width:  150 yards
Path length:  4 miles
Time:  11:30pm
Narrative:  Moved north, passing seven miles west of Russellville.  At least five small homes were destroyed.  Two people may have died.

March 23, 1893
Counties:  Lincoln
F-scale:  F2
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  3
Path width:    200 yards
Path length:  5 miles
Time: 
Narrative:  Moved east from the southeast edge of Stanford, passing near Rowland, two miles east of Stanford.  Homes and businesses were destroyed.  Mail from the post office was found up to two miles away.

May 26, 1894
Counties:  Clark
F-scale:  F2
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width: 
Path length:  5 miles
Time: 
Narrative:  Moved east (northeast?) from the east edge of Jeffersonville.  Barns were destroyed five miles east of town.

June 8, 1899
Counties:  Orange
F-scale:  F2
Deaths:
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Narrative:  Timber and barns were destroyed four miles north of Paoli.

June 25, 1902
Counties:  Garrard, Madison
F-scale:  F2
Deaths: 4
Injuries:  25
Path width: 
Path length:  9 miles
Time:  10:00pm
Narrative:  Moved northeast from near Cartersville to north of Berea.  An elderly man and a child were killed in a home two miles west of Berea.  Two other people died in Garrard County near Cartersville.  At least 15 homes were destroyed or torn apart.

April 3, 1903
Counties:  Crawford, Harrison IN
F-scale:  F2
Deaths:  1
Injuries:  6
Path width: 
Path length:  16 miles
Time:  1:00pm
Narrative:  Moved east-northeast from near Grantsburg to northwest of Hancock.  One man was killed, and his son may have died as two homes were destroyed three miles southeast of English.  The tornado was said to have been "thrashing about like the tail of a mad beast".

February 7, 1904
Counties:  Washington, Mercer
F-scale:  F2
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  11
Path width: 
Path length:  15 miles
Time:  3:00am
Narrative:  Moved east from ten miles west of Harrodsburg.  The worst damage was at Cornishville, where seven homes, a church, and a bridge were destroyed.  Other barns and homes were unroofed.

February 7, 1904
Counties:  Ohio
F-scale:  F2
Deaths: 
Injuries:  
Path width: 
Path length:  5 miles
Time:  3:45am
Narrative:  Moved east-northeast from Dundee to Narrows.  Thirty homes and six businesses were destroyed at Narrows (virtually the entire village).  Twelve more homes were destroyed at Dundee.

February 7, 1904
Counties:  Hardin
F-scale:  F2
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  
Path width:   250 yards
Path length:  3 miles
Time:  4:25am
Narrative:  Moved northeast along the southeast edge of Cecilia.  A "substantial" brick church was leveled, as were many barns.  Homes were unroofed.  Trees pointed in towards the center on both sides of the track.

December 4, 1916
Counties:  Ohio
F-scale:  F2
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:   100 yards
Path length:  10 miles
Time:  3:30pm
Narrative:  Moved east-northeast seven miles north of Hartford.  This tornado "bounced like a rubber ball" and destroyed several homes.

March 23, 1917
Counties:  Floyd, Clark IN, Jefferson KY
F-scale:  F4
Deaths:  46
Injuries:  250
Path width:  400 yards
Path length:  15 miles
Time:  3:08pm
Narrative:  One of the worst tornadoes in Kentuckiana's history.  The twister moved east-northeast from three miles west of New Albany and cut a swath of death and destruction through the north side of town.  Damage totalled $1,500,000 as 300 homes were destroyed, along with two schools and many other buildings.  While many homes were swept away, the deaths were concentrated in groups, including at least five (possibly 12) deaths at the Olden Street School, eight deaths at a wood specialties plant, and five deaths in one home.  Some children were killed on their way home from school.  The tornado dissipated after striking Harrod's Creek, Kentucky.

March 23, 1917
Counties:  Harrison IN
F-scale:  F3
Deaths:  0
Injuries:   20
Path width:  600 yards
Path length:  7 miles
Time:  3:30pm
Narrative:  This large tornado passed one mile north of Corydon as it moved east across central Harrison County.  Many farm buildings were damaged, and one farm was almost completely blown away.  Its occupant was found in a ditch 200 feet from the foundation, unconscious, critically injured, and holding her unharmed baby.  Note:  it's interesting that Significant Tornadoes lists this tornado as having happened after the New Albany tornado, since the storms on this day were moving from west to east but Harrison County is west of New Albany.  One researcher, Gary Purlee, has suggested that the Harrison County and New Albany tornadoes were one and the same, with the initial touchdown at 2:50pm.

June 1, 1917
Counties:  Fayette
F-scale:  F2
Deaths: 0
Injuries:   3
Path width:  
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Time:  10:30am
Narrative:  Buildings were unroofed in downtown Lexington and at Sayre College.

June 6, 1917
Counties:  Butler (from Muhlenberg)
F-scale:  F2
Deaths: 7
Injuries:   30
Path width:  75 yards
Path length:  17 miles
Time:  5:00pm
Narrative:  Moved east from two miles north of Greenville to near Powderly and to southeast of Rochester.  The tornado moved through a rural area of poorly constructed homes, many owned by miners.  A number of these homes were swept away.  One man was killed in Butler County, running from a house to a barn.  Both were destroyed.

May 8, 1918
Counties:  Warren
F-scale:  F2
Deaths: 2
Injuries:   7
Path width: 
Path length:  5 miles
Time:  afternoon
Narrative:  Barns or outbuildings were destroyed on eight farms.  Two people died in a turnip house on the Wright Farm near Oakland.  Wheat, orchard grass, strawberries, and garden crops were ruined near Smith's Grove.  The Cook Hazelip Building in Smith's Grove was unroofed.  Trees and telephone poles were knocked down.

March 24, 1921
Counties:  Scott KY
F-scale:  F2
Deaths: 0
Injuries:  0
Path width: 
Path length:  5 miles
Time: 
Notes:  This tornado touched down near Watkinsville and moved northeast.  Barns, power poles, and trees were immediately blown down.  Some trees were uprooted and blown 20 feet.  Additional barns were destroyed on the Wiley and Bramlett farms.  The tornado quickly grew to 3/4 of a mile wide, and uprooted an entire orchard (nearly 100 trees) on the Green Farm west of Stamping Ground.  A chicken house was blown away, killing 92 of the 100 chickens within.  The Cook Farm suffered two destroyed barns and a badly damaged house.  As the tornado neared Stamping Ground, it narrowed to 1/4 mile wide, and then lifted just northeast of town.  W. A. Mitchell of the Lexington Weather Bureau office felt that the damage was straight-line winds (why he felt this way is unknown, and this project will instead agree with Grazulis that this was a true tornado).  The tornado may have dipped very briefly to earth again on or near Cincinnati Road south of Double Culvert, though no specific damage reports have been found from that area.  Witnesses described a "funnel-shaped cloud whirling along at high speed" that "sounded like a train coming across a railroad trestle" with debris circulating the funnel.  Near the tornado's touchdown point the twister was followed by hail that greatly damaged fruit trees.

March 24, 1921
Counties:  Madison
F-scale:  F3
Deaths:  0
Injuries:   5
Path width: 
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Narrative:  This tornado hit the Kirksville and Silver Creek areas.  Debris from one home blocked the railroad tracks for three hours.  Two people received injuries when a chimney fell on them and broke their ribs.  Several houses were reduced to kindling, and one tenant house was "blown completely away" near Silver Creek.  One boy received a broken leg.  Warwick Distillery at Silver Creek lost its roof.  Near Kirksville one home was demolished and another lost its roof.  A parlor rug from the house that lost its roof was later found in Phil Arbuckle's pasture, torn to rags, a mile away.  One farmer witnessed a "funnel shaped cloud accompanied by a roar" like a truck at Silver Creek.

March 18, 1925
Counties:  Allen, Barren, Monroe, Metcalfe (from Sumner TN)
F-scale:  F4
Deaths:  39
Injuries:   95
Path width:  400 yards
Path length:  60 miles (probably a family of tornadoes)
Time:  5:00pm
Narrative:  From one of the worst tornado outbreaks ever to strike central Kentucky.  This tornado moved east-northeast from near Buck Lodge, eight miles north of Gallatin.  Homes were swept away in many communities, including Keytown, Angle, Oak Grove, and Liberty.  As many as eight people died in one home.  Trees were blown down in the steep valleys as well as on the hilltops.  At least 27 people died in Tennessee.  Crossing into Kentucky, the tornado struck Mt. Union (near the present-day intersection of KY 1421 and Napier Road) and then Holland, killing four.  The funnel may have either weakened or lifted over southern Barren County before striking Beaumont in Metcalfe County.  There it killed eight more, including five in one family.  Over 150 homes were damaged or destroyed.

March 18, 1925
Counties:  Harrison IN, Jefferson KY
F-scale:  F4
Deaths: 4
Injuries:  60
Path width:  1200 yards
Path length: 18 miles
Time:  5:15pm
Narrative:  Moved to the east-northeast from Mauckport to just south of Louisville.  Up to a mile wide, this very intense tornado swept away entire farms as it passed one mile north of Laconia and two miles south of Elizabeth.  Furniture from Indiana was later found in yards in Pleasure Ridge Park, KY.  The four deaths were in two separate Indiana farm homes.  Jefferson County locations that were struck by the tornado or its parent thunderstorm included Orell, Greenwood Station, Kerrick Station, Blanton Station, Saint Helens, South park, Iroquois Park, and Senning's Park.  The worst damage was on Eighteenth Street Road (likely today's Dixie Highway) from Lakeland to Blanton Station (the Pleasure Ridge Park/Dixie Manor Shopping Center area today).  Three people were killed there.  Nothing was left standing from the river to Blanton Station in a swatch two blocks wide.  The twister crossed Cane Run Road and demolished a home on Greenwood Road.  Damage was severe at Saint Helens, with one house completely removed except for one interior room.  A two-story brick home was destroyed at Lakeland.  Trees and power lines were torn down along Eighteenth Street Road from Kerrick Station to Greenwood Road...a distance of about a mile.  Garages were destroyed in Senning's Park (site of Louisville's zoo at the time, located across New Cut Road from the Iroquois Amphitheater).  Fifty large trees were uprooted in Iroquois Park, and smaller trees were witnessed sailing through the air.  Power poles were torn down along New Cut Road.  There was minor damage along Inverness Avenue northeast of Iroquois Park.  A "queer greenish light" was reported before the storm hit.  Hail up to 2 inches in diameter fell with the storm.  The day after the storm the head of the Louisville weather service office, J. L. Kendall, surveyed the damage.  he noted that the width of the tornado was 100 yards where it crossed Eighteenth Street Road, and widened to 500 yards as it entered Iroquois Park.  Timber between the river and Eighteenth Street Road along Greenwood Road was observed to have been felled pointing to a common center.

March 18, 1925
Counties:  Jefferson KY, Oldham
F-scale:  F3
Deaths:  3
Injuries:  40
Path width: 
Path length:  10 miles
Time:  6:00pm
Narrative:  Moved northeast from the east edge of Louisville to near Pewee Valley.  At least a dozen homes were destroyed.  An injured person at Pewee Valley may have died several weeks later.  This tornado was probably spawned from the same thunderstorm that produced the earlier tornado in southwest Louisville (see previous entry).  It appears to have touched down at Hike's Point along Taylorsville Road and Brown's Lane.  Barns and outhouses were levelled, roofs were blown off, and a car was overturned.  The tornado moved to the northeast through present-day Saint Regis Park and Hurstbourne.  The twister may have lifted briefly as it crossed Shelbyville Road very near Eight Mile House (which was unaffected).  The tornado caused intermittent damage through Anchorage, and then grew in intensity and remained on the ground from O'Bannon into Pewee Valley.  The twister was 1/4 mile wide as it entered Pewee Valley where it destroyed a three-story brick home and a two-story frame house.  A two-story house in Pewee Valley was swept ten feet off its foundation and collapsed.  Trees blocked the Louisville-Pewee Valley road for two miles.  Immediately after the storm, Lagrange Interurban cars leaving Louisville could not get beyond Lyndon.  Two days after the tornado the tracks were still blocked beginning at O'Bannon Station.  Hail up to 2 1/4 inches in diameter pounded Crescent Hill, and the stones had large "horns" on them. 

March 18, 1925
Counties:  Marion, Washington KY, Mercer, Jessamine, Fayette, Bourbon
F-scale:  F3
Deaths:  2
Injuries:  40
Path width:  300 yards
Path length:  60 miles (skipping)
Time:  6:30pm
Notes:  What was almost certainly a family of tornadoes moved northeast from western Marion County (according to Grazulis) to 4 miles southwest of Paris in Bourbon County.  This project has so far been unable to find any damage in Marion or Jessamine Counties.  In Washington County many buildings across the county were leveled.  The country home of Judge Case near Springfield was unroofed.  The "Negro section" of Jimtown was destroyed, and all 25 houses in Jimtown were razed after the storm.  In Springfield 30 people were injured and 2 were killed (the two fatalities may have been from Jimtown).  Moving into Mercer County, two barns were lost on the Bond Farm.  A barn was damaged and a house unroofed on the Terhune Farm, barns were blown down on the Quartz and Shelton Farms, a house and a barn were lost on the Sanford Farm, and the home of Kye Crossfield at Ebenezer was destroyed.  The tornado was 1/4 mile wide in Mercer County. After possibly weakening or lifting in Jessamine County, the tornado slammed into eastern sections of Fayette County with renewed vigor.  Trees were blown down on Chilesburg Road, and many trees and fences were torn down on the John E. Madden Farm on Winchester Road about four miles out of Lexington (roughly where Winchester Road meets I-75 today).  The tornado reached its peak strength, high-end F3 (possibly F4) over a four-mile stretch of eastern Fayette County.  About five and a half miles from Lexington on Briar Hill Road the twister devastated the Kelley Farm.  Mrs. Kelley's 40-year-old "Negro hired hand" was blown 300 yards to his death.  Nearly every bone in his body was broken.  His right hip was dislocated to the point where it was alongside his chest.  No trace of his cabin was ever found.  The two-story eight-room main residence was "torn from its foundations" and reduced to a pile of rubble.  The farm's chickens were stripped of their feathers.  According to witnesses, the tornado was "cone-shaped and had a large black cloud at its top, coming out of the west.  A pillar of flame shot skyward when the vortex of the twister struck the Kelley residence."  Trees and telephone poles were blown down for a mile along Briar Hill Road.  The Jonas Weil Farm on Briar Hill Road suffered an unroofed home, two miles of destroyed fence, and 500 felled trees.  Moving along to the northeast, the Muir area was next in line (near the intersection of KY 1970 and KY 1973 today).  William Johnson's residence on Muir Pike was "piled upon its foundations and partly blown away."  The Deaver Farm was damaged, and a 15 pound rock was blown through a wall like a cannonball.  Many trees were blown down.  Proceeding into Bourbon County, the house of Rodes Donald had two rooms blown away, the Dudley School was moved four feet off its foundation, fifty trees were blown down on the Ewing Farm, and the Spears Farm on Stewart Road was damaged.  The tornado then finally began to weaken and it dissipated about four miles shy of Paris.

October 16, 1925
Counties:  Warren, Edmonson, Hart
F-scale:  F3
Deaths: 1
Injuries:  44
Path width:  300 yards
Path length:  45 miles (probably a family of tornadoes)
Time:  4:00pm
Notes:  A family of tornadoes and downbursts moved from six miles west of Bowling Green to beyond Munfordville.  Homes were wrecked near Kuykendall's Store west of Bowling Green and in Davenport on Barren River Pike.  Three houses and four barns were blown into the Barren River at Thomas Landing, injuring ten people.  A car was blown off the road, over a fence, and into a field.  The vehicle landed on its tires and the driver survived, despite the top half of the car getting sheared off.  Additional damage occurred in the Richardsville area.  In Edmonson County, barns and a hotel were torn apart near Mammoth Cave National Park, along with the home of a cave tour guide.  In Hart County the tornado and its attendant straight-line winds mowed down a path five miles wide.  Three people were injured as houses were unroofed and barns destroyed.  Canmer and Woodsonville were the hardest struck districts.  Seven barns were blown down near Munfordville.

January 19, 1928
Counties:  Jefferson KY
F-scale:  F2
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  17
Path width:  50 yards
Path length: 16 miles
Time:  7:20am
Narrative:  This unusual January tornado touched down southwest of Shively and moved east-northeast.  The tornado lifted near Anchorage after cutting a narrow path through the south suburbs of Louisville.  About a hundred homes were unroofed or damaged.  The first damage was to a farm on Lower Hunters Trace Road.  The tornado quickly strengthened and caused quite a bit of damage in Saint Helens, just southwest of Shively.  Damage was reported at Rockford Station (Rockford Lane and 18th Street Road -- now Dixie Highway).  On Stewart Avenue a house lost its roof.  The tornado then weakened or possibly lifted as it passed through or over Jacobs, where little damage occurred.  The tornado then touched back down or strengthened as it entered Wyandotte-Oakdale.  Damage was widespread along Dresden and Longfield Avenues, with damage on Longfield reported at the addresses of 812, 713, 716, and at 715 the house was "twisted."  A house lost its roof at 570 Dresden Avenue, with additional damage at 550 and 552 Dresden.  The tornado proceeded to the northeast across the southeastern section of Churchill Downs -- click here to see a map of how close the tornado came to the twin spires (the path of the tornado is outlined by the thick white lines).  The tornado's worst damage then occurred in the 3800 block of Southern Parkway, with walls blown out of homes at the addresses of 3833, 3831, 3855, 3844, 3848, and 3850.  Three brick houses were completely wrecked.  The last significant damage occurred on High Street near Boxley Avenue where a house was unroofed and several cottages were damaged.  Damage between this location (just east of Cardinal Stadium) and Anchorage was very light and spotty.  J. L. Kendall and Grady Norton, meteorologists with the Weather Bureau, surveyed that damage and called the event, "a true tornado."

January 19, 1928
Counties:  Jefferson KY
F-scale:  F2
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  50 yards
Path length:  4 miles
Time:  7:20am
Narrative:  This tornado moved east-northeast from one mile northwest of Fern Creek, traveling parallel to the previously mentioned tornado.  One barn was destroyed, and others were damaged.

January 18, 1929
Counties:  Green, Taylor
F-scale:  F2
Deaths:  2
Injuries:  5
Path width:    100 yards
Path length:  12 miles
Time:  4:00pm
Narrative:  Moved east from near Summersville to near Campbellsville.  The deaths were in a home near the county line.

January 18, 1929
Counties:  Hardin, LaRue
F-scale:  F3
Deaths:  1
Injuries:  5
Path width:    800 yards
Path length:  10 miles
Time:  4:00pm
Narrative:  One "substantial" home and four barns were destroyed as a tornado moved northeast at Sonora.  Many other buildings were damaged.  This day's wind damage throughout the state of Kentucky totalled $1,000,000.

May 9, 1933
Counties:  Monroe, Cumberland, Adair, Russell
F-scale:  F4
Deaths:  36
Injuries:  87
Path width:  800 yards
Path length:  60 miles (probably a family of tornadoes)
Time:  8:30pm
Notes:  This historic event began around 8pm when there was 30 minutes of rain and hail in Tompkinsville, followed by five minutes of absolute calm.  The calm was shattered when a tornado touched down just southwest of town and moved northeast, directly into southern sections the city (the "Negro section," as newspapers called it at the time).  The path of utter destruction, in which everything was flattened, was a quarter mile wide.  The damaged residences of O. C. Landrum and Oscar Sims marked the edges of the devastation. Between them was a treeless and fenceless waste, with scattered remnants of homes and uprooted trees.  A heavy rain, which fell continuously from 1 o'clock until 6 the following morning, made roads almost impassable and handicapped the work of rehabilitation.  Only three homes that were affected by the funnel were able to be salvaged.  World War I veterans described the devastation and suffering as worse than what they witnessed during the Great War.  The twisting nature of the winds was clearly revealed when the bodies of the Tyree family were found 75 yards south of their home site, and the bodies of the Redeford family were discovered 100 yards north of the spot where their home had stood. The Tyrees lived on the southern edge of the storm area, while the Redefords lived near the northern edge.  The body of the Rev. Redeford's wife was carried 150 yards to a pond on the land belonging to L. P. Hagan. The corpse of the husband was found entangled in a barbed wire fence, having been blown about one hundred yards.  Sixteen people in Tompkinsville lost their lives that evening, with another 2 deaths just northeast of town in Sewell.  Fifty citizens were injured in Monroe County.  After Tompkinsville, the tornado continued to the northeast, crossing Cumberland County (2 people injured) and clipping the southeast corner of Adair County (2 people killed in the Cundiff area) with comparatively little damage, before intensifying again as it entered Russell County.  The tornado grew into a mile-wide monster as it plowed down at least 100 homes.  The edge of the tornado missed downtown Russell Springs by only half a mile.  The tornado spent its last fury in the Happy Acre area, causing damage along Goose Creek, near Friendship Church, and on the southern end of Bethany Ridge where chickens were stripped of their feathers.  The tornado lifted at the Casey County line.  Fatality counts for Russell County vary from 14 to 20 depending on the source...this study will use Grazulis' number of 18.  Of those 18, 14 were killed on the southeast edge of Russell Springs.  Up to 100 people may have been injured in Russell County.

May 9, 1933
Counties:  Metcalfe, Adair
F-scale:   F2
Deaths:  2
Injuries:  12
Path width:  400 yards
Path length:  15 miles
Time:   8:30pm
Narrative:  Moved northeast, destroying five homes and damaging a dozen others at Columbia.

October 31, 1934
Counties:  Casey, Lincoln, Pulaski (and on into Rockcastle and Laurel)
F-scale:  F2
Deaths:  6
Injuries:  32
Path width:  300 yards
Path length:  45 miles (probably a family of skipping tornadoes)
Time:  5:30pm
Narrative:  A complex series of tornadoes and downbursts produced over $350,000 damage in a nine-county area of central Kentucky.  The destruction of forty barns in Hart County and damage to 57 homes in Taylor County was likely from straight-line downburst winds.  The likelihood of tornado involvement seemed to begin near Gilpin, continued east, passing south of Eubank, and ending in northern Laurel County.  One person died in a home near Gilpin.  A mother and four children died in one home on the Laurel County side of the Rockcastle River, fifteen miles northwest of London.  Their home, which was destroyed, caught fire and only one child could be rescued.  Most of the injuries were in the Gilpin-Mount Olive area.

March 24, 1937
Counties:  Fayette, Clark KY
F-scale:  F4
Deaths:   5
Injuries:  28
Path width:  150 yards
Path length:  15 miles
Time:  5:50pm
Notes:  This major tornado touched down in Fayette County between Athens and Boone Creek, probably between Gentry Road and Athens-Boonesboro Road.  Only one structure was destroyed in Fayette County, which was a barn on the Scott Farm when the tornado was about 200 yards wide and less than a minute old.  The tornado grew in strength very rapidly, and after traveling only about a mile it crossed Boone Creek and completely swept away a house on the Clark County side of the creek.  A four-year-old girl in the house was blown 200 yards and survived with a broken leg.  The storm continued to the northeast through Becknerville (where the funnel was 400 yards wide), with its sights set on Winchester.  The storm roared across Two Mile Pike and into the southern and eastern outskirts of the city.  The worst of the storm hit a section variously called, among different sources, "the Patio," "Patio Pike," and "Patio Station," which is believed to be in the vicinity of the intersection of modern-day Patio Street and Hamilton Street along the railroad tracks.  Here a 9-year-old boy was partially scalped and suffered a fractured skull.  One hundred buildings were leveled and parts of houses were found half a mile away.  Only three houses remained standing on the far east side of Winchester.  A witness on a high spot on East Broadway witnessed the tornado decimate the Patio/Muddy Creek Pike area around 6pm.  The tornado was a "funnel-shaped spiral, light gray at the top and black at the bottom."   The tornado continued northeast, crossing Irving Road and Ironworks Road, finally dissipating five miles east of Winchester.  It was noted in the local press that the tornado never left the ground along its 15 mile path, and made a "clean sweep" of the earth.  It was called the worst storm in the history of Clark County, and probably still is (rivaled only by the April 3, 1974 tornado).  Though the tornado missed central Winchester, the city was pummeled by hail up to 4" in diameter (grapefruit sized) that damaged roofs, ripped car tops, and covered the ground like snow.  The hailstones had "long icicles" on them.  Click here for a map showing the approximate path of the tornado through Winchester.

March 16, 1942
Counties:  Grayson, Hardin
F-scale:  F4
Deaths:  9
Injuries:  40
Path width:  200 yards
Path length:  30 miles
Time:  6:15pm
Narrative:  Moved east-northeast from north of Caneyville to near Summit.  People died in seven different homes north of Caneyville, Millwood, Leitchfield, Clarkson, and Summit.  About twenty homes were destroyed, and some were swept completely away.  Two of the deaths were in Hardin County.

March 16, 1942
Counties:  Nelson
F-scale:  F3
Deaths:  4
Injuries:  20
Path width:  200 yards
Path length:  15 miles
Time:  7:30pm
Narrative:  Moved east-northeast, passing north of Bardstown, killing people in three different homes.  Rural homes were leveled from near Deatsville to Cox's Creek.

March 19, 1943
Counties:  Harrison, IN
F-scale:  F2
Deaths:  0
Injuries:   2
Path width:   400 yards
Path length: 
Time:  2:15pm
Narrative:  Moved northeast at Laconia, ripping the roof and a wall off the Laconia school.  Only two of the 150 students were injured.

July 29, 1943
Counties:  Clark, IN
F-scale:   F3
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  25
Path width:  300 yards
Path length:  7 miles
Time:  7:00pm
Narrative:  After damaging a farm one mile west of Charlestown, the tornado moved into the village.  The twister first struck Pleasant Ridge on the southwest side of town, which was a neighborhood of pre-fab housing built for war effort employees.  Sixty-five homes were unroofed, shifted, or blown apart, and seven people were badly hurt.  The tornado sounded like "a dozen freight trains crossing a trestle."  It then proceeded through the center of Charlestown and removed several roofs.  The tornado was about three blocks wide in Charlestown.  Debris could be seen in the air swirling around the funnel.

May 15, 1945
Counties:  Clark, IN
F-scale:  F2
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  100 yards
Path length:  1/2 mile
Time:  7:45pm
Narrative:  Two large factory buildings and a warehouse at the American Car and Foundry plant were destroyed in Jeffersonville, halting production of much-needed naval artillery.  Slight roof damage occurred at the corner of Walnut and Court Streets.  The damage was surveyed by the chief of the Louisville weather station, E. E. Unger.  Click here for a close-up map of the approximate path.

April 8, 1948
Counties:  Fayette
F-scale:  F2
Deaths:  1
Injuries:  4
Path width:  200 yards
Path length: 
Time:   2:00pm
Narrative:  A "bounding-type" tornado destroyed barns and stables at the Keeneland Race Track.  A groom was killed.  Minimal F2.

April 12, 1948
Counties:  Madison
F-scale:  F2
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width: 
Path length:
Time:  4:45am
Narrative:  Large buildings were destroyed at the Bluegrass Ordnance Depot at Richmond.

May 2, 1948
Counties: Clinton (to Wayne)
F-scale:  F4
Deaths:  5
Injuries:  60
Path width:  300 yards
Path length:  10 miles
Time:  7:00pm
Grazulis narrative:  Moved east-northeast, leveling homes near Alpha, Sumter, and Copper.  Three people were killed in a home near Alpha and two in a home near Sumter.  Most of the injuries were in a church that was torn apart and collapsed during evening services.

June 7, 1948
Counties:  Clark, IN
F-scale:  F4
Deaths:  1
Injuries:  20
Path width:  100 yards
Path length:  7 miles
Time:  6:10pm
Narrative:  Moved southeast along the edge of Henryville.  A child was killed as a two-story hilltop home was leveled and swept away.  About twenty other homes were damaged.

November 5, 1948
Counties:  Butler
F-scale:  F2
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width: 
Path length:  3 miles
Time:  4:30am
Narrative:  Moved east from near Rochester, unroofing a school and destroying a gym.  Farm buildings were destroyed.

November 5, 1948
Counties:  Hardin
F-scale:  F3
Deaths:  1
Injuries:  2
Path width:    50 yards
Path length:  6 miles
Time:  5:45am
Notes:  Wind damage occurred in a five mile wide swath from Howe Valley to three miles east of Elizabethtown.  Within this area of high winds, an F3 tornado swept from about two miles northwest of Cecelia to three miles east of Elizabethtown.  The worst of the tornado took place at its inception on Bethlehem Academy Road, where a barn was destroyed killing a woman inside.  A nearby house was lifted bodily from its foundation, power lines were torn down, and a white leghorn rooster was stripped of its feathers.  Trees were blown down in Saint John.  Proceeding further to the east, power lines were downed on Old Cecilia Road and a barn was destroyed on Saint John Road three miles west of Elizabethtown.  The tornado then weakened considerably, and the only significant damage done in Elizabethtown was power lines getting ripped down on North Dixie Highway.  Leaving town, the tornado restrengthened and demolished a barn and a nearby house, and unroofed several homes three miles from Elizabethtown on US 62, where the twister grew to a quarter mile wide.  However it dissipated soon thereafter.  Straight-line winds tore down trees and power poles and damaged barns at Howe Valley, Franklin Cross Roads, Cecilia, Patterson, Tabb (four miles west of Elizabethtown on US 62), Glendale, Sonora, and on Springfield Road three miles east of Elizabethtown.

November 20, 1950
Counties:  Scott, KY
F-scale:  F1
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  100 yards
Path length:  5 miles
Time:  4:00am
Notes:  A strong thunderstorm passed through Georgetown in the pre-dawn hours.  Wind damage was spread across about a six mile wide swath south through east of town, with a small tornado embedded within.  The actual tornado probably touched down just west of Lexington Road about 3/4 of a mile northwest of the Fayette County line.  It traveled to the northeast across Lemons Mill Road and then to the north-northeast along Crumbaugh Road, across Paris Pike, and up Old Oxford Road, dissipating before reaching Cynthiana Road.  The first places hit were the Anderson Farm about three miles south of Georgetown, where a cabin lost its roof, the Showalters Farm just south of there, and Julia Marcum's place next door to the Showalters.  Julia's barn's roof was blown into Georgetown Cemetery.  Then the barn of T. P. Pickett was unroofed on Lemons Mill Road.  On Lemons Mill Pike the John Drake Farm and the home of Dr. S. S. Amerson were hit.  Turning more towards the north, the roof of a barn on Crumbaugh Road owned by C. A. Thornton was blown off.  The Earl Watson farm was damaged as the tornado crossed Paris Pike.  The worst damage of the event occurred just before the tornado dissipated, when it removed the roof and broke the windows of a home owned by Lewis Oliver on Old Oxford Road.  The house was built in 1777 (this project wonders if it was the Charles Whitaker House).  After then damaging the Hixson Farm, the twister dissipated.  One resident on Oxford Pike said, "The noise of the twister was worse than the noise of a train passing near you."  Trees were uprooted all along the tornado's path.  Nearby straight-line wind damage in Georgetown was comparatively light.  A barn was slightly damaged in the South Hudson neighborhood, a barn was damaged on Fountain Avenue, and the home of Sheriff Deputy Murphy on Clayton Avenue lost its two chimneys and suffered other roof damage as well.
Noted discrepancies:  SPC and NCDC call this an F1, Grazulis calls it an F2.  SPC gives a path length of 1/10 of a mile, NCDC provides no length, and Grazulis gives a length of 5 miles.  SPC gives a width of 10 yards, NCDC provides no width, and Grazulis gives 100 yards.  Grazulis' path length and width are probably more correct. 

February 20, 1951
Counties:  Shelby
F-scale:  F2
Deaths: 
Injuries:  
Path width:  70 yards
Path length:
Time:  6:00pm
Noted discrepancies:  SPC and NCDC call this an F2, Grazulis does not list it.  SPC gives a path length of 1/10 of a mile, NCDC provides no length.  SPC gives a path width of 70 yards, NCDC provides no width.

March 22, 1952
Counties:  LaRue
F-scale:  F3
Deaths:
Injuries:   18
Path width:   300 yards
Path length:
Time:  12:05am
Grazulis Narrative:  Moved northeast across the south part of Hodgenville.  The tornado destroyed nine cottages as well as the county fairgrounds.  A dozen other homes were unroofed.  About forty other homes had minor damage.
Noted discrepancies:  SPC, Grazulis, and  Storm Data give a time of 12:05am,  NCDC 12:03am.  SPC gives a path width of 10 yards, NCDC 30 yards, Grazulis 100 yards, Storm Data 300 yards.  Would tend to believe Storm Data's width.

December 9, 1952
Counties:  Hancock, Perry (from Daviess)
F-scale:  F3
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  3
Path width:   880 yards
Path length:  32 miles
Time:  3:00pm
Grazulis Narrative:  Moved northeast, striking the northern part of Tell City.  There were three homes destroyed in Kentucky, and $200,000 damage.  Many barns were destroyed in Indiana, where there was $300,000 damage.  Most of the Indiana damage was from wind-driven hail.
Noted discrepancies:  SPC and NCDC call this an F3, Grazulis an F2.  SPC and NCDC give a time of 3:00pm, Grazulis 2:30pm.  SPC gives a path length of 70 miles, NCDC gives 35 miles, Grazulis gives 32 miles.   SPC gives a path width of 880 yards, NCDC gives 30 yards, Grazulis says 400 yards.  Grazulis mentions this was probably a family of tornadoes.  NCDC or Grazulis must have the better path length...SPC entry looks to be an entry error.  Storm Data says the tornado crossed from Kentucky into Indiana at Tell City with a "total path length in both states" of 32 miles.

April 6, 1954
Counties:  Dubois
F-scale:   F2
Deaths: 
Injuries:  
Path width:  30 yards
Path length:
Time:  7:00am
Noted discrepancies:  SPC and NCDC list this as an F2, Grazulis does not list it.  SPC gives a path width of 10 yards, NCDC gives 30 yards.

May 2, 1954
Counties:  Ohio
F-scale:  F1
Deaths: 
Injuries:  
Path width:  25 yards
Path length:
Time:  Noon
Noted discrepancies:  SPC gives a path width of 10 yards, NCDC gives 30 yards, Storm Data says 25 yards.

August 1, 1954
Counties:  Orange
F-scale:  F2
Deaths: 
Injuries:  
Path width: 
Path length:
Time:  Noon
Noted discrepancies:  SPC and NCDC list this as an F2, Grazulis does not list it.  SPC gives a path length of 1/10 of a mile, NCDC gives nothing.  SPC gives a path width of 10 yards,  NCDC gives nothing.

August 2, 1954
Counties:   Washington KY
F-scale:  F2
Deaths:   0
Injuries:   0
Path width:  
Path length:
Time:  3:00pm
Grazulis Narrative:  Three barns and a small school were destroyed two miles south of Springfield.  One home was unroofed.
Noted discrepancies:  SPC and Storm Data list both Taylor and Washington counties...NCDC lists only Taylor County...Grazulis lists only Washington County.  SPC's and Storm Data's "Taylor and Washington" counties makes no sense since those two counties don't border each other.  SPC/NCDC's lat/lon pairs start this tornado in Taylor County and end it in Washington County, crossing the entire width of Marion County in between.  SPC and NCDC give a path length of 15 miles, Grazulis and Storm Data give 1 1/2 miles.  SPC gives a path width of 10 yards...NCDC 30 yards...Grazulis and Storm Data 100 yards.  Apparently the only tornado damage Grazulis could find with this event was two miles south of Springfield near the Washington/Marion County line (which is where SPC and NCDC have the tornado track's end point).  Storm Data narrative says, "Tornado first appeared near Finley in Taylor County, completely missed Marion County, and came to earth again in Washington County a short distance south of Springfield."  The distance across Marion County is about 14 miles.  Thus, it seems this should be plotted as two separate tornadoes...with one in Taylor County near Finely and the other in Washington County near Springfield.  However, before plotting the Taylor County tornado, an F-scale must be investigated.

March 4, 1955
Counties:   Madison
F-scale:  F3
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  2
Path width:  250 yards
Path length:  5 miles
Time:  6:45pm
Grazulis Narrative:  Moved east from Cottonburg to south of Richmond.  Two homes and several barns were destroyed.  Ten cows were killed.
Noted discrepancies:  SPC and NCDC call this an F3, Grazulis calls it an F2.  SPC and NCDC give it a path length of 9 miles, Grazulis and Storm Data give a length of 5 miles.  SPC gives a path width of 10 yards, NCDC 30 yards, and Grazulis and Storm Data 250 yards.  (Grazulis and Storm Data list the touchdown at "Cottonwood", by which they probably mean "Cottonburg", which is west of Richmond two miles east of the Garrard County line.)

April 24, 1955
Counties:  Madison
F-scale:  F1
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  2
Path width:  800 yards
Path length:  3 miles
Time:  3:45am
Grazulis Narrative:  Moved northeast near Eastern State College in Richmond.  Homes were unroofed in the student housing area.  Hundreds of trees were uprooted.
Noted discrepancies:   Grazulis lists this tornado as having occurred at 3:00am...Storm Data lists it at 3:45am...SPC lists it at 3:45pm.  Storm Data also mentions it lifted at 4:00am.  Would tend to believe Storm Data here.  Storm Data says most damage was in and around Eastern State College in Richmond.  Grazulis lists this tornado as an F2.

March 7, 1956
Counties:  Washington IN
F-scale:  F2
Deaths:
Injuries:  
Path width: 
Path length:
Time:  12:10am
Noted discrepancies:  SPC and NCDC list this as an F2...Grazulis does not list it.  SPC and Storm Data give a time of 12:10am, NCDC gives 12:06am.  SPC gives a path width of 10 yards, NCDC says 30 yards.  Storm Data says it struck one mile south of Salem and moved east.

April 3, 1956
Counties:  Washington IN
F-scale:  F2
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  12
Path width:  150 yards
Path length:  23 miles
Time:  5:45pm
Grazulis Narrative:  Moved northeast from seven miles southwest of Salem to near Little York.  A large bridge five miles southwest of Salem was moved.  Over a hundred buildings were damaged or destroyed.  A church and a school were struck at Canton.  A freezer was reportedly carried half a mile from the home site.  Newspapers called this a "barnado" because of the large number of barns destroyed.  One of the women injured in this tornado would be killed by another tornado on March 19, 1963.
Noted discrepancies:  SPC and NCDC list this as an F2, Grazulis says F3.  SPC gives a path length of 1/10 of a mile...NCDC gives nothing...Grazulis gives 15 miles...Storm Data gives 23 miles.  SPC gives a path width of 10 yards...NCDC gives nothing...Grazulis and Storm Data say 150 yards.  SPC and NCDC list only a touchdown point...no lift-off point is given.

July 13, 1956
Counties:  Fayette, Bourbon
F-scale:   F1
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  30 yards
Path length:  3 miles
Time:  5:00pm
Grazulis Narrative:   Moved northeast from extreme northeast Fayette County, tearing apart four farms.  At least one barn was destroyed.
Noted discrepancies:  SPC and NCDC list this as an F1...Grazulis calls it an F2.  SPC and NCDC give a time of 6:00pm, Storm Data gives 5:00pm, Grazulis says 6:30pm.  SPC gives a path length of 1/10 of a mile...NCDC gives nothing...Grazulis gives 3 miles.  SPC and Grazulis give a path width of 30 yards...NCDC gives nothing...Storm Data says 38 yards.  SPC and NCDC give only a touchdown point (which agrees with Grazulis' touchdown point), but no lift-off point.

January 22, 1957
Counties:  Logan
F-scale:   F1
Deaths: 
Injuries:
Path width: 
Path length: 
Time:  3:30pm
Noted discrepancies:  None.

April 3, 1957
Counties:  Warren
F-scale:   F1
Deaths: 
Injuries:
Path width: 
Path length: 
Time:   5:30pm
Grazulis Narrative:
Noted discrepancies:   SPC gives a path length of 1/10 of a mile...NCDC gives nothing.  SPC gives a path width of 10 yards, NCDC gives nothing.

November 18, 1957
Counties:  Boyle
F-scale:  F1
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  10 yards
Path length:  3 and a half miles
Time:  4:25pm to 4:30pm
Notes:  Tornado touched down on the Charles Caldwell Farm 3.5 miles southwest of Danville on Lebanon Road.  The tornado moved northeast into Danville, lifting shortly after causing damage at 435 Frye's Lane south of downtown.  A dozen homes lost their roofs, and about a million dollars (1957) in damage was done.   A tobacco warehouse was demolished on the southwest side of town.  Along the tornado's path, plate-glass windows, signs, trees, and smaller buildings were smashed.
Noted discrepancies:  NCDC and SPC storm databases place a tornado in Metcalfe County at this time, and nothing in Boyle County.  Storm Data shows the tornado in Boyle County, and nothing in Metcalfe County.   Further research suggests that the Boyle County tornado did indeed happen as described above.   In Metcalfe County, damage reported at Center and Sulphur Well appears to be from straight-line winds.  The Metcalfe County damage consisted of house and barn damage, but was spread across an area three miles wide.  Lexington Weather Bureau meteorologist Dix Newtown felt it was straight-line wind damage at the time.  Some witnesses thought there might have been a small tornado, but no credible eye-witness accounts of a visible funnel were received.  On this date a large tornado outbreak struck from Kentucky south to the Gulf States, so it's certainly within the realm of possibility that a small tornado, perhaps embedded in straight-line winds, struck somewhere in Metcalfe County.  However, going on the research done by this project up to this point,  it has been determined that there was a small tornado in Boyle County, but no tornado in Metcalfe County.  If you have information you'd like to share about either storm, please let us know.

April 2, 1958
Counties:  Logan
F-scale:  F1
Deaths: 
Injuries: 1
Path width: 
Path length: 
Time:  2:20pm
Noted discrepancies:  SPC gives a path length of 1/10 of a mile...NCDC gives nothing.  SPC gives a path width of 10 yards, NCDC gives nothing.

April 20, 1958
Counties:  Washington IN
F-scale:  F1
Deaths: 
Injuries:
Path width: 
Path length: 
Time:  4:00pm
Noted discrepancies:  None.

April 20, 1958
Counties:  Madison
F-scale:   F1
Deaths: 
Injuries:
Path width: 
Path length: 
Time:  4:30pm
Noted discrepancies:  SPC gives a path length of 1/10 of a mile...NCDC gives nothing.  SPC gives a path width of 10 yards, NCDC gives nothing.

April 22, 1958
Counties:  Warren
F-scale:   F1
Deaths: 
Injuries:
Path width: 
Path length: 
Time:  9:00am
Noted discrepancies:  SPC gives a path length of 1/10 of a mile...NCDC gives nothing.  SPC gives a path width of 10 yards, NCDC gives nothing.

January 21, 1959
Counties:  Grayson
F-scale:  F3
Deaths:  3
Injuries:  5
Path width:  100 yards
Path length:  7 miles
Time:  12:30pm
Grazulis Narrative:   Moved northeast in and near Neafus, Steff, Spring Lick, Goffs, Short Creek, Staff, and Caneyville.  Four homes were destroyed in Neafus, and two each in Steff and Spring Lick.  Ten buildings were destroyed on a farm.
Noted discrepancies:  SPC, Storm Data, and NCDC list no injuries, but Grazulis lists 5.  SPC gives a path width of 10 yards, NCDC 30 yards, Grazulis 100 yards.

February 10, 1959
Counties:  Clark IN
F-scale:  F2
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width: 
Path length: 
Time:  4:00am
Grazulis Narrative:   A house and a garage were destroyed at New Washington.
Noted discrepancies:  SPC gives a path length of 1/10 of a mile...NCDC and Grazulis give nothing.  SPC gives a path width of 10 yards, NCDC and Grazulis give nothing.  Storm Data erroneously lists this tornado in Jefferson County IN.

October 10, 1959
Counties:  Orange
F-scale: 
Deaths: 
Injuries:
Path width: 
Path length: 
Time:  11:15pm
Noted discrepancies:  SPC gives a path length of 1/10 of a mile...NCDC gives nothing.  SPC gives a path width of 10 yards, NCDC gives nothing.  The lack of an F-scale is frustrating.  Storm Data mentions that the tornado was small and the worst damage seems to have been the destruction of a barn.  It also apparently hit a cemetery and "toppled 50 tombstones".  It struck on IN 56 midway between Paoli and Millersburg.  Would guess it was an F1, but more research is needed to get a better idea of this tornado's f-scale.

March 6, 1961
Counties:  Scott IN
F-scale:  F2
Deaths:  0
Injuries  3
Path width:  50 yards
Path length:  2 miles
Time:  7:06am
Grazulis narrative:  Moved northeast through the northwest corner of Austin.  Eight smokestacks were toppled at a canning plant, and the roof was ripped off a house.  Injuries occurred when three trailers were destroyed.
Noted discrepancies:  SPC gives a path width of 10 yards, NCDC 30 yards, Grazulis 50 yards.


March 6, 1961
Counties:  Dubois
F-scale:  F1
Deaths:
Injuries:
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  8:00am
Noted discrepancies:  SPC gives a path width of 10 yards, NCDC 30 yards.  Storm Data says this tornado moved from southwest of Ferdinand to Siberia (Siberia proper is actually in Perry County, just over the county line).  The ending lat/lon given is just inside Perry County as well.  Will map as such, but further research would be helpful.


March 6, 1961
Counties:  Clark IN
F-scale:
Deaths:
Injuries:
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  10:00am
Noted discrepancies:  SPC gives a path length of 1/10 of a mile, NCDC gives nothing.  SPC gives a path width of 10 yards, NCDC gives nothing.  SPC and NCDC give no F-scale rating, and it's not listed in Grazulis.  Storm Data says a pole barn was reduced to rubble along IN 160 northwest of Charlestown.  However the lat/lon given doesn't quite agree with that location.  More research is necessary.

May 7, 1961
Counties:  Ohio, Grayson (from Hopkins and Muhlenberg)
F-scale:  F3
Deaths:
Injuries:
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  9:25am
Grazulis narrative:  Skipped east-northeast from Madisonville to Bremen, Moorman, and on to Beaver Dam.  The Moorman High School gym was unroofed and a small home fell over.
Noted discrepancies:  SPC and NCDC rank this as an F3, Grazulis gives it an F2.  Grazulis does not include Grayson County.  SPC, Storm Data, and NCDC give a time of 9:25am, Grazulis give 8:15am.  SPC and NCDC give a path length of 58 miles, Grazulis give 35 miles (skipping), Storm Data gives 60 miles.  SPC and NCDC give a path width of 880 yards, Storm Data says 1320 yards, Grazulis says 200 yards.  This tornado is very oddly listed at the NCDC website.  NCDC lists Hopkins County at 9:25am, then two entries for Muhlenberg County (one at 9:36am and the other at 9:41am), then two entries for Ohio County (one at 9:48am and the other at 9:56am), then one entry for Grayson County (at 10:17am).  All entries have identical f-scale and path widths values.  Storm Data begins the tornado in McLean County, and thereafter agrees with SPC.  The NCDC end lat/lon of the first Muhlenberg tornado is the same as the NCDC begin lat/lon of the second.  Similarly, the NCDC end lat/lon of the first Ohio tornado is the same as the NCDC begin lat/lon of the second.  All lat/lons are roughly in alignment with each other and with the Grayson County lat/lons.  Will plot a single tornado as close to the given lat/lons as possible.  In the LMK CWFA, only Centertown and Beaver Dam (both Ohio County) are mentioned in the Storm Data narrative.  More research would be nice, especially to determine if this tornado did continue into Grayson County or not.

June 9, 1961
Counties:  Adair
F-scale:  F2
Deaths:
Injuries:
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  1:00pm
Noted discrepancies:  SPC and NCDC rank this as an F2, Grazulis does not list it.  SPC gives a path width of 10 yards, NCDC says 30 yards.

July 23, 1961
Counties:  Clark IN
F-scale:  F2
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  6:30pm
Grazulis narrative:  Near New Washington a small tornado leveled two barns and damaged a farm house.
Noted discrepancies:  SPC gives a path length of 1/10 of a mile and a width of 10 yards...NCDC gives nothing for either.

July 23, 1961
Counties:  Clark IN
F-scale:  F1
Deaths:
Injuries:
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  6:30pm
Noted discrepancies:  SPC gives a path length of 1/10 of a mile and a width of 10 yards...NCDC gives nothing for either.

March 21, 1962
Counties:  Fayette
F-scale:  F1
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:
Path length:  1/3 of a mile
Time:  9:00am
Grazulis narrative:  At Blueberry Hill, two barns were "blown up and flattened" by a tornado that touched down south of Lexington.
Noted discrepancies:  SPC and NCDC list this as an F1, Grazulis calls it an F2.  SPC gives a path width of 10 yards, NCDC 30 yards, Grazulis nothing.  Grazulis lists it at 10:00am.

January 11, 1963
Counties:  Scott IN
F-scale:  F2
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  150 yards
Path length:
Time:  11:35pm
Grazulis narrative:  Moved northeast from three miles north of Scottsburg.  Several homes and barns were damaged or destroyed.
Noted discrepancies:  SPC and NCDC rank this as an F2, Grazulis calls it an F3.  SPC/NCDC begin the tornado west of Scottsburg...Grazulis starts it north of Scottsburg.  SPC/NCDC stop the tornado where Grazulis starts it (Grazulis then moves it northeast for 5 miles).  Storm Data says the tornado moved northeast and crossed I-65 three miles north of Scottsburg.

March 16, 1963
Counties:  Washington IN
F-scale:  F2
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  100 yards
Path length:  1 mile
Time:  5:20pm
Grazulis narrative:  Moved east-northeast from five miles southeast of Salem.  Farm buildings on one farm, and a house on another farm, were destroyed.
Noted discrepancies:  SPC and NCDC give this a path width of 800 yards, Grazulis and Storm Data give 100 yards.  Storm Data says this tornado hit four and a half miles southeast of Salem near IN 60 (present-day IN 160?) and the Middle Blue River.

March 19, 1963
Counties:  Dubois
F-scale:  F2
Deaths:
Injuries:
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  2:00pm
Noted discrepancies:  SPC and NCDC rank this as an F2, but Grazulis does not list it.  SPC gives a path length of 1/10 of a mile and a path width of 10 yards...NCDC gives nothing for either.

March 19, 1963
Counties:  Washington IN
F-scale:  F1
Deaths:  2
Injuries:  0
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  3:00pm
Grazulis narrative:  Hit at Becks Mill.  Two women were killed when their shelter collapsed onto them.  The old fruit cellar behind the house may have been weakened by rain water and the sudden pressure change.  Their home had only broken windows.  One of the women had been injured in a tornado on April 3, 1956.
Noted discrepancies:  SPC gives a path length of 1/10 of a mile and a path width of 10 yards...NCDC gives nothing for either.

April 21, 1963
Counties:  Woodford
F-scale:  F2
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  3
Path width:  200 yards
Path length:  2 miles
Time:  10:50pm
Grazulis narrative:  Moved northeast from northeast of Versailles.  Fourteen farm buildings were damaged and a tenant home was destroyed.  (Storm Data says this tornado struck three and a half miles northeast of Versailles at Maplewood Farm.)
Noted discrepancies:  None.

April 29, 1963
Counties:  Logan
F-scale:  F2
Deaths:
Injuries:
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  8:10pm
Noted discrepancies:  SPC and NCDC list this as an F2, Grazulis does not list it.  SPC gives a path width of 170 yards and a path length of 9 miles...NCDC gives nothing for either.
Notes:  Storm Data says that the central and northern parts of Russellville were hardest hit, including the Kaintuck Hotel.

April 29, 1963
Counties:  Edmonson
F-scale:  F2
Deaths:
Injuries:
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  8:30pm
Noted discrepancies:  SPC and NCDC list this as an F2, Grazulis does not list it.  SPC gives a path width of 10 yards and a path length of 1/10 of a mile...NCDC gives nothing for either. 
Notes:  Storm Data says this tornado struck at Rocky Hill Crossroad.

June 8, 1963
Counties:  Taylor
F-scale:  F1
Deaths:
Injuries:
Path width:  20 yards
Path length:  1/3 of a mile
Time:  1:00pm
Noted discrepancies:  SPC gives a path width of 10 yards and a path length of 1/10 of a mile...NCDC gives nothing for either.   Storm Data gives a path length of 500 yards and a width of 20 yards.
Notes:  Storm Data says this tornado hit Palestine.

January 24, 1964
Counties:  Grayson
F-scale:  F1
Deaths:
Injuries:
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  8:16pm
Noted discrepancies:  SPC gives a path width of 10 yards and a path length of 1/10 of a mile...NCDC gives nothing for either.  The only Kentucky event on this day in Storm Data is in Fulton County.

January 24, 1964
Counties:  Hardin
F-scale:  F1
Deaths:
Injuries:
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  9:00pm
Noted discrepancies:  SPC gives a path width of 10 yards and a path length of 1/10 of a mile...NCDC gives nothing for either.  The only Kentucky event on this day in Storm Data is in Fulton County.

January 24, 1964
Counties:  Hardin
F-scale:  F1
Deaths:
Injuries:
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  9:45pm
Noted discrepancies:  SPC gives a path width of 10 yards and a path length of 1/10 of a mile...NCDC gives nothing for either.  The only Kentucky event on this day in Storm Data is in Fulton County.  The SPC/NCDC lat/lon pairs actually put this tornado in Meade County.

March 4, 1964
Counties:  Logan
F-scale:  F3
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  5
Path width:  880 yards
Path length:  7 miles
Time:  2:25pm
Grazulis narrative:  Moved northeast from two miles west of Adairville to Schochoh.  A home was unroofed and tenant homes and barns were destroyed.  Livestock was killed and cars and farm machinery were destroyed.
Noted discrepancies:  SPC and NCDC gave this an F3, Grazulis gives an F2.  SPC and NCDC give a path length of 7 miles, Grazulis and Storm Data give 8 miles.  SPC, Storm Data, and NCDC give a path width of 880 yards, Grazulis gives 800 yards.  The touchdown lat/lon listed by NCDC and SPC is in Hickman County, and the liftoff lat/lon is in Graves County (far western Kentucky).  Grazulis takes the tornado from two miles west of Adairville to Schochoh, which agrees with Storm Data.

March 25, 1964
Counties:  Franklin
F-scale:  F1
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  10 yards
Path length:  1/10 mile
Time:  6:00pm
Grazulis narrative:  A small tornado demolished a barn and carried the barn timbers a half mile away from the barn site.
Noted discrepancies:  SPC/NCDC call this an F1, Grazulis says F2.  SPC gives a path length of 1/10 of a mile and a width of 10 yards...NCDC and Grazulis give nothing for either.  The lat/lon pair for this tornado listed by SPC/NCDC put it in southern Floyd County Indiana.  Grazulis lists the tornado in Franklin County but gives no location or path length.   If SPC/NCDC's lat/lon is changed from -85.92 to -84.92, it is placed in Franklin County.  More research would be nice, to confirm its location and to get a better handle on path width and length.

March 25, 1964
Counties:  Jefferson KY, Shelby, Oldham, Henry
F-scale:  F2
Deaths:  0
Injuries: 1
Path width:  30 yards
Path length: 
Time:  7:00pm
Grazulis narrative:  Skipped east-northeast from just east of Standiford Field to Smithfield and New Castle.  The "bounding" tornado, and accompanying high winds, unroofed or damaged four homes, 31 barns, and fifty other buildings.
Jefferson County:  The Jefferson County portion of the track was well-covered in the local newspapers.  The tornado touched down on the east side of Louisville International Airport at the intersection of Standiford Lane and Preston Highway, where it lifted and blew a car 40 feet, depositing it on its roof.  The tornado grew to about two blocks wide and tore the roof off of a home at 4503 Zeta Court, dropping it in the back yard.  Also on Zeta Court a car was flipped over.  At about the same time a truck was flipped over at 2420 Cavelle Avenue.   The tornado may have weakened or lifted slightly as the storm moved through Watterson Park and West Buechel.  Damage then occurred again when a frame home's garage was torn from its foundation at 2835 Klondike Lane and was thrown 100 feet into the side of Saint Martha Catholic Church.  On Dale Ann Drive a playhouse weighing 1500 pounds was blown 200 feet.  After causing comparatively little damage in Houston Acres, the tornado strengthened again and grew to a width of about three blocks.  On Cardwell Way a carport collapsed, three homes were damaged, and a car was demolished.  Meanwhile, siding was removed from a home at 58 Hallsdale Drive and a garage was destroyed next door at 60 Hallsdale Drive.  The tornado may have again weakened or lifted as the storm crossed Blue Ridge Manor and Anchorage.  The last damage report in Jefferson County was on Collins Lane where homes and commercial buildings were damaged, and roofs were removed from barns.  The head of the weather service office in Louisville, O. K. Anderson, surveyed the damage and said there was no doubt in his mind that it was a small, bounding tornado. Click here for a map of the Jefferson County portion of this tornado track.  Louisville newspapers did not mention any damage in Oldham or Shelby Counties.  There was mention of tornado damage in Smithfield and just outside New Castle in Henry County.
Noted discrepancies:  Grazulis does not include Shelby County.  NCDC does not list Oldham County or Henry County, and lists Jefferson County twice.  Storm Data lists only Jefferson and Henry counties.  SPC, Storm Data, and NCDC give a time of 7:00pm, Grazulis give 7:25pm.  SPC gives and endpoint lat/lon of 28.50/-85.12...NCDC give 38.22/-85.45.  SPC, Storm Data, and NCDC list one injury...Grazulis lists none.  SPC gives a path length of 38 miles, NCDC gives 33 miles, Storm Data says 40 miles, Grazulis lists a skipping path of 23 miles.  SPC gives a path width of 10 yards, NCDC 30 yards, Grazulis 40 yards.   The second of the two Jefferson County entries at NCDC lists the touchdown point with the exact same lat/lon as the liftoff point in the first Jefferson County entry.  Grazulis does mention that the tornado skipped.  The NCDC touchdown lat/lon in Shelby County is not the same as the liftoff lat/lon in Jefferson County, though it ought to be if the tornado went directly from Jefferson County into Shelby County as one coherent tornado, so perhaps at the NCDC website the Shelby County event is a separate tornado, and is also a separate tornado according to Grazulis who perhaps felt it was not F2 and thus omitted it...?  Grazulis takes the twister from Jefferson County into Oldham County (instead of Shelby County) and on into Henry County (agreeing with SPC's database).  The touchdown and liftoff lat/lon given by SPC/NCDC agree perfectly with Grazulis.  Using the touchdown and liftoff lat/lons at SPC, this tornado would have missed Shelby County.  The end lat/lon given by NCDC for Shelby County is actually located in Henry County.  Storm Data narrative says, "A small tornado of the bounding type moved in a straight line west-southwest to east-northeast from about half a mile east of Standiford Field...to approximately ten miles northeast.  Apparently the same tornado continued northeastward into Henry County.  It touched down several times in Jefferson County, and in Henry County...in the vicinities of Smithfield and New Castle."  More research is necessary.

June 12, 1964
Counties:  Scott KY
F-scale:  F1
Deaths:
Injuries:  2
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  3:30pm
Noted discrepancies:  None.

June 15, 1964
Counties:  Scott KY, Harrison KY, Nicholas (and Fleming)
F-scale:  F2
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  30 yards
Path length:  49 miles
Time:  2:30pm
Grazulis narrative:  Moved east, destroying barns and badly damaging two farm houses near Turkey Foot.  This was one of a family of small tornado that skipped across three counties.
Noted discrepancies:  At NCDC Scott County is listed twice and Harrison and Nicholas counties are not included.  Storm Data only mentions Scott, Harrison, and Fleming counties (which doesn't make sense since Nicholas County is between Harrison and Fleming counties).  The end lat/lon in the first NCDC Scott County entry is the same as the begin lat/lon in the second Scott County entry.  Grazulis lists only Scott County...he does not specifically list Harrison or Nicholas...though he does mention that his Scott County tornado was "one of a family of small tornadoes that skipped across three counties" and he does mention Fleming County as being one of those three.  SPC gives an ending lat/lon of 38.42/-83.73...NCDC gives 38.40/-83.93.  SPC and NCDC give a path length of 49 miles, Grazulis gives one mile, Storm Data says 50 miles.  SPC gives a path width of 10 yards, NCDC 30 yards, Grazulis gives nothing.  Storm Data says the tornado touched down near Skinnersburg in Scott County, then lifted and touched down again at Turkey Foot in Scott County..."apparently across Harrison County", and then did damage near Flemingsburg.  Should probably plot as one coherent tornado from Skinnersburg to Fleming, including all counties in between (and avoiding Bourbon County).

June 15, 1964
Counties:  Adair
F-scale:  F2
Deaths:
Injuries:
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  4:30pm
Noted discrepancies:  SPC and NCDC list this as an F2...Grazulis does not list it.

May 26, 1965
Counties:  Simpson
F-scale:  F2
Deaths:
Injuries:
Path width:  100 yards
Path length:
Time:  10:15pm
Noted discrepancies:  SPC and NCDC list this as an F2...Grazulis does not list it.  SPC gives a path length of 1/10 of a mile...NCDC gives nothing.  SPC and Storm Data give a path width of 100 yards, NCDC gives nothing.

October 7, 1965
Counties:  Jefferson IN
F-scale:  F2
Deaths:
Injuries:
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  6:00pm
Noted discrepancies:  SPC and NCDC list this as an F2...Grazulis does not list it.
Notes:  Storm Data says this tornado touched down one mile west of Kent and moved east for two miles.

November 26, 1965
Counties:  Metcalfe
F-scale:  F2
Deaths:  1
Injuries:  1
Path width:  30 yards
Path length:  6 miles
Time:  11:00pm
Notes:  Moved east from east of Hiseville to Savoyard and Sulphur Well.  A trailer was demolished east of Savoyard, in which a woman named Glinda Jeffries was killed.  Her body was carried about 100 yards.  Her husband was injured.  Their 2-year-old son remained unhurt.
Personal account from Brent Jeffries, cousin of Ronnie Jeffries, who was Glinda's husband:  Tee Jeffries, Ronnie's father, went to the trailer to tell them that a bad storm was coming up and asked if they wanted to go to his house. Tee's house was right beside Ronnie's trailer. Ronnie said, "No we are just going to go to bed."  So Tee started walking back to his house. Just as soon as Tee got on his car porch the tornado hit and sucked him up against the wall of his house. It threw Ronnie and Timmy, Ronnie's only son, into a mud puddle with just a few scratches. They found Glinda up in trees about 100 yards in front of her trailer. Tee climbed the tree and got her out. He said it felt like every bone in her body was broken but, she was still alive. They rushed her to T J Samson Community Hospital in Glasgow but, she died in Tee's arms about half a mile from the hospital. I was just 4 years old at the time but, I remember the wind blowing hard all that day. After the tornado hit my parents woke me up and we drove up there just about a mile away.
Noted discrepancies:  SPC and NCDC give a path length of 5 miles, Grazulis and Storm Data give 6 miles (which appears more accurate).  SPC gives a path width of 10 yards, NCDC 30 yards, Grazulis gives nothing.  SPC/NCDC start this tornado at Savoyard in Metcalfe County...Grazulis and Storm Data start it "east of Hiseville" with Grazulis starting it in Barren County but Storm Data only mentioning Metcalfe County (Hiseville is three miles inside Barren County) on KY 314.  In subsequent research, no evidence has been found of damage in Barren County, so will only include Metcalfe County at this time.

November 26, 1965
Counties:  Anderson
F-scale:  F2
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  8
Path width:
Path length:  3 miles
Time:  11:05pm
Grazulis narrative:  Moved northeast from west of Lawrenceburg to the edge of town.  A trailer was demolished, and the occupants were severely injured.  A brick building was unroofed and had a wall blown down.  Many buildings had roof or other damage.
Noted discrepancies:  SPC, NCDC, and Storm Data give a path length of 3 miles, Grazulis gives 6 miles.  SPC gives a path width of 10 yards, NCDC 30 yards, Storm Data 500 yards, Grazulis nothing.   Grazulis times this tornado one hour later (12:05am November 27)...could be a time zone issue here (either with Grazulis or the NWS).
Notes:  Storm Data says this tornado touched down initially west of Lawrenceburg and moved into the downtown section of that city.  The storm then lifted but came back down at the eastern edge of town.  According to news accounts, damage was heavy in Lawrenceburg, especially in a three-block wide swath through downtown.  The Anderson County courthouse lost some of its roof.

June 6, 1966
Counties:  Madison
F-scale:  F2
Deaths:
Injuries:
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  Noon
Noted discrepancies:  SPC has this storm moving from McCracken County directly into Madison County, which is geographically impossible.  At NCDC the two counties are listed separately.  SPC list this event as an F2...Grazulis does not list it.
Notes:  SPC's touchdown lat/lon is in McCracken County, and the liftoff lat/lon is in Marshall County.   At NCDC's listing for Madison County, the touchdown lat/lon is in Marshall County (near the McCracken County line) and the liftoff lat/lon is in Marshall County (same as SPC).  Storm Data lists this tornado in McCracken and Marshall counties.  It appears this tornado should be listed as Marshall/McCracken rather than McCracken/Madison.  More research would be nice.

August 13, 1966
Counties:  Ohio
F-scale:   F2
Deaths: 
Injuries:
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  5:25pm
Noted discrepancies:  SPC/NCDC call this an F2...Grazulis does not list it.
Notes:  Storm Data says this tornado touched down one and a half miles northeast of Hartford and moved northeast for a mile and a half.

April 21, 1967
Counties:  Jefferson IN (from Jennings)
F-scale:  F2
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  2
Path width:
Path length:  6 miles
Time:  5:10pm
Grazulis narrative:  Moved east from Commiskey to Dupont.  Two homes were unroofed and torn apart, injuring two people inside one of them.  A trailer was demolished, and farm buildings were destroyed.
Noted discrepancies:  SPC and NCDC give a path length of 6 miles, Grazulis gives 7.  SPC gives a path width of 10 yards, NCDC 30 yards, Grazulis nothing.

May 14, 1967
Counties:  Jessamine
F-scale:  F0
Deaths:
Injuries:
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  7:00am
Noted discrepancies:  SPC gives a path length of 1/10 of a mile and a width of 10 yards...NCDC gives nothing for either.

October 24, 1967
Counties:  Dubois
F-scale:  F3
Deaths:
Injuries:
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  3:45pm
Noted discrepancies:  SPC and NCDC list this as an F3, Grazulis does not list it.  SPC gives a path length of 1/10 of a mile and a width of 10 yards...NCDC gives nothing for either.
Notes:  Hard to believe and F3 tornado with a path length and width as small as what SPC gives.  Also hard to believe the NWS would give it an F3 rating and Grazulis would only give it an F1 or less.  Something odd here.  The only damage described in Storm Data done directly by the tornado is the destruction of a concrete poultry house south of Dubois on IN 162 (which also sounds weird since IN 162 is not in close proximity to Dubois and is nowhere near the lat/lon given by SPC/NCDC).  Additional research necessary!

December 11, 1967
Counties:  Washington IN
F-scale:  F1
Deaths:
Injuries:
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  1:30pm
Noted discrepancies:  SPC gives a path width of 10 yards...NCDC 30 yards.

April 23, 1968
Counties:  Edmonson (from Pendleton and Bracken)
F-scale:  F4
Deaths:
Injuries:
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  12:41pm
Grazulis narrative: 
Noted discrepancies:  There is a coding error in the SPC database here.  Where SPC has Edmonson County (FIPS061) coded, it should be Mason County (FIPS161).  This agrees with what Grazulis has.  Storm Data also has it right.

April 23, 1968
Counties:  Jessamine
F-scale:  F2
Deaths:  0
Injuries:
Path width:  75 yards
Path length:  3 miles
Time:  4:34pm
Grazulis narrative:  Moved northeast at Nicholasville.  A house was shifted off its foundation.  Many homes had roof damage, and at least one was unroofed.  A barn was picked up and scattered over 60 to 70 acres.
Noted discrepancies:  SPC and NCDC give 3 injuries, Grazulis gives 6, Storm Data gives 0.  SPC and NCDC give a path width of 60 yards, Grazulis give 80 yards, Storm Data give 75 yards.

May 26, 1968
Counties:  Warren
F-scale:  F2
Deaths:
Injuries:
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  3:30pm
Grazulis narrative:  One barn was destroyed and another was damaged at Smiths Grove.
Noted discrepancies:  SPC gives a path length of 1/10 of a mile and a width of 10 yards...NCDC gives nothing for either.

August 9, 1968
Counties:  Scott IN
F-scale:  F2
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  2:00pm
Grazulis narrative:  A barn was destroyed near Scottsburg.  Minimal F2.
Noted discrepancies:  SPC gives a path length of 1/10 of a mile and a width of 10 yards...NCDC gives nothing for either.

May 8, 1969
Counties:  Nelson
F-scale:  F1
Deaths:
Injuries:
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  5:00pm
Noted discrepancies:  SPC gives a path length of 1/10 of a mile and a width of 10 yards...NCDC gives nothing for either. 
Notes:  Storm Data says this tornado destroyed two barns in the Fairfield area.

May 8, 1969
Counties:  Hart
F-scale:  F1
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  1
Path width:  100 yards
Path length:  9 miles
Time:  6:15pm
Grazulis narrative:  Moved northeast from three miles northeast of Horse Cave, to Uno, and on to Hardyville.  Several houses and five barns were demolished.  Most of the house damage was caused by falling trees.
Noted discrepancies:  SPC and NCDC rank this as an F1, Grazulis gives it an F2.  SPC and NCDC give it a path length of 9 miles, Grazulis and Storm Data give 8 miles.  SPC and NCDC lat/lons start the tornado east of Horse Cave...Grazulis starts it northeast of Horse Cave.
Notes:  Storm Data says this tornado struck three miles northeast of Horse Cave, and then to Uno and Hardyville, crossing KY 541 about two miles west of US 31E.  However, KY 541 is in Breathitt County.  Probably meant KY 571.

May 10, 1969
Counties:  Bullitt
F-scale:  F3
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  14
Path width:
Path length:  4 miles
Time:  3:00pm
Grazulis narrative:  Moved east from two miles south of Shepherdsville.  Eight homes were destroyed, but some walls were left standing on all of them.  Twenty-nine more homes were damaged, as were trailers, barns, and fences.  One victim said that his "picture window looked as if it were breathing in and out."  A car was moved from one side of a building to another.
Noted discrepancies:  SPC and NCDC give a path width of 200 yards...Grazulis and Storm Data 100 yards.

April 1, 1970
Counties:  Jefferson KY
F-scale:  F1
Deaths:
Injuries:
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  7:00pm
Notes:  Storm Data says this tornado touched down eleven miles northeast of Standiford Field and traveled northeast for three miles.

April 23, 1970
Counties:  Scott KY
F-scale:  F3
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  50 yards
Path length:  1/2 mile
Time:  4:20am
Grazulis narrative:  At Great Crossing, four miles west of Georgetown, a small tornado destroyed a home.  Another home was badly damaged, and several barns and outbuildings were blown down.
Noted discrepancies:  SPC and NCDC rank this as an F3...Grazulis gives it an F2.

June 13, 1970
Counties:  Hancock
F-scale:  F1
Deaths:
Injuries:
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  6:45am
Notes:  According to Storm Data, one house was struck on Happy Hollow Road four miles south of Hawesville.

September 3, 1970
Counties:  Dubois
F-scale:  F1
Deaths:
Injuries:
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  2:09pm
Noted discrepancies:  None

September 3, 1970
Counties:  Clark IN
F-scale:  F1
Deaths:
Injuries:
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  3:30pm
Noted discrepancies:  According to Storm Data this tornado touched down between Borden and Pekin just southwest of IN 60...would that be modern-day IN 160?

November 19, 1970
Counties:  Ohio
F-scale:  F2
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  18
Path width:  600 yards
Path length:  37 miles (skipping)
Time:  10:25pm
Notes:  This tornado likely touched down in eastern Muhlenberg County and traveled roughly northward through western Ohio County, including the Echols, Rockport, and Hartford areas, and into far eastern Daviess County around Whitesburg.  In the Rockport and Echols area the tornado was up to a quarter mile wide.  It destroyed a dozen houses and half a dozen mobile homes, damaged 40 other houses and several barns to some degree, and injured eleven people.  In Hartford two children were hospitalized when their trailer was overturned.  The tornado did its worst in Whitesville in Daviess County, damaging much of the town.
Noted discrepancies:  SPC lists Ohio and Daviess counties...NCDC lists only Ohio County...Grazulis lists Muhlenberg and Ohio counties.  SPC/NCDC lat/lon list this tornado as touching down in Daviess County, and provide no liftoff lat/lon.  Grazulis has the tornado starting in Muhlenberg County east of Greenville and he lifts it at Hartford in Ohio County (nowhere near the SPC/NCDC lat/lon).  SPC and NCDC list no injuries, Grazulis and Storm Data list 18.  SPC gives a path length of 1/10 of a mile (obviously wrong), NCDC gives nothing, and Grazulis gives 20 miles.  SPC gives a path width of 10 yards, NCDC and Grazulis give nothing.  Storm Data mentions tornado-like damage at Whitesville in Daviess County.

November 19, 1970
Counties:  Perry IN
F-scale:  F3
Deaths:
Injuries:
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  10:47pm
Noted discrepancies:  SPC and NCDC rank this as an F3...Grazulis does not list it.  The worst damage mentioned in Storm Data is the destruction of a barn and three farm buildings, along with scattered roof damage and a "wrecked" trailer. 
Notes:  According to Storm Data the tornado touched down on the southwest side of IN 66 at the west edge of Tell City.  The storm crossed IN 66 into a cemetery and trailer court.

April 27, 1971
Counties:  Ohio (from McLean and Hopkins)
F-scale:  F1
Deaths:
Injuries:
Path width:
Path length:  34 miles
Time:  5:45pm
Noted discrepancies:  Only Hopkins County is listed at NCDC.  SPC gives a path width of 10 yards, NCDC give 30 yards.  SPC and NCDC agree on a path length of 36 miles, suggesting the tornado must have continued beyond Hopkins County.  Storm Data lists a path length of 34 miles.  The SPC/NCDC liftoff lat/lon is in Oho County but makes no sense for a tornado coming from Hopkins and McLean counties, especially without passing through Muhlenberg County.  Interestingly, though, SvrPlot gives a very realistic plot for this tornado.  Storm Data says the tornado touched down near Slaughters in Hopkins County, proceeded to Sacramento in McLean County, and then went on to Prentiss in Ohio County.
Notes:  Will use the Storm Data description.

April 27, 1971
Counties:  Ohio, Butler
F-scale:  F3
Deaths:
Injuries:
Path width:
Path length:  11 miles
Time:  6:10pm CST
Notes:  There is considerable disagreement among data sources regarding the end point of this tornado (despite excellent agreement on the touchdown point).  After further research, it has been decided that this tornado touched down west of Cool Springs and north of Wysox in Ohio County.  It proceeded to the east-southeast through Little Bend (near Mining City) and into Butler County.  This project will end the tornado about two miles into Butler County.  Damage was found as far east as the Reedyville and Roundhill areas along the Butler County/Edmonson County line, however these locations are not really in line with the earlier known tornado locations, and also there have been no damage reports found between the end point described above and these two locations.  Damage in Roundhill and Reedyville may have been from straight-line winds or a separate small tornado.  At this tornado's touchdown point in Ohio County a witness said it "swerved" as it approached his house, just grazing the home but destroying the garage and a nearby barn.   Multiple vortices may have been visible.  The tornado was witnessed at Little Bend and was described as being about 17 yards wide while moving at about 40mph (and accompanied by large hail).   In this area a barn was destroyed and roof shingles were found embedded two inches deep into an oak tree.  Will not disagree with the official strength ranking of F3, but it sounds like this tornado was a minimal F3 at best.
Noted discrepancies:  SPC and NCDC rank this as an F3, Grazulis call it an F2.  SPC and NCDC list a path width of 20 yards, Grazulis says 50 yards, Storm Data 14 yards. 

April 27, 1971
Counties:  Harrison IN
F-scale:  F1
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  2
Path width:  50 yards
Path length:  15 miles
Time:  6:30pm
Grazulis narrative:  Moved east from three and a half miles east of Mauckport to west of Laconia.  A barn was destroyed and the debris was carried a quarter mile.  Four other farm buildings were damaged.  A trailer was carried 30 yards, then dropped and smashed.  Two people were hospitalized.  Minimal F2.
Noted discrepancies:  SPC and NCDC list this as an F1, Grazulis ranks it as an F2 (albeit "minimal").

April 27, 1971
Counties:  Butler, Warren (from Muhlenberg)
F-scale:  F3
Deaths:  1
Injuries:
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  7:20pm
Grazulis narrative:  Skipped east-southeast from four miles east of Drakesboro, to near Ennis, South Hill, and Riverside.  A six room brick veneer home was completely destroyed, as were several large trailers.  There were two injuries in one, and a death in another.  Many homes sustained damage.  South Hill, where several people were injured and trailers were swept away, and Dunbar were especially hard hit.  Cherry Chapel Church near Richardsville was destroyed.  Damage was found along Stringtown Road in Butler County.
Noted discrepancies:  SPC and NCDC list no injuries, Grazulis lists 20, Storm Data lists 7.  SPC lists a path length of 27 miles, NCDC 28 miles, Grazulis and Storm Data 30 miles.  Grazulis ends this tornado closer to Riverside, SPC and NCDC end it closer to Richardsville (both in Warren County).  According to Storm Data, radar first showed a hook echo four miles east of Drakesboro.  The storm struck South Hill, 1.75 miles east of Ennis, and "probably" on to Riverside and Richardsville.

April 27, 1971
Counties:  Green, Adair
F-scale:  F4
Deaths:  6
Injuries:  58
Path width:  100 yards
Path length:  15 miles
Time:  8:30pm
Notes:  Moved east-southeast from Bramlett, passing three miles northeast of Columbia, to Vester and Christine.  Six people were killed when the tornado demolished a number of homes in the Mount Pleasant Church area on KY 551.  The church itself was leveled.  A total of 51 homes, 33 barns, three churches, four trailers, and 100 other buildings were destroyed, and fifty more homes had major damage.
Noted discrepancies:  SPC and NCDC give a path length of 14 miles, Grazulis and Storm Data give 15. 

April 27, 1971
Counties:  Russell  (to Pulaski)
F-scale:  F4
Deaths:  2
Injuries:  72 (70 in Russell County, 2 in Pulaski County)
Path width:  100 yards
Path length:  14 miles
Time:  9:53pm
Grazulis narrative:  Moved east from east of Russell Springs, to Salem, and to Faubush.  At Gosser Ridge two people were killed on a farm as most of the buildings were swept away.  Along the path, 35 homes, four trailers, 60 barns, and 79 other buildings were destroyed.  There was major damage to 105 more homes.  The Salem School was damaged.  At one point, there were two distinct paths, as two funnels moved parallel to one another.
Noted discrepancies:  SPC and NCDC give a path length of 13 miles, Storm Data and Grazulis give 14.  SPC, NCDC, and Storm Data give a path width of 100 yards, Grazulis give 200 yards.  According to Storm Data this tornado touched down two miles north of Russell Springs (Grazulis starts it east of Russell Springs).

May 6, 1971
Counties:  Dubois (from Knox, Daviess, and Martin)
F-scale:  F2
Deaths:  0
Injuries:
Path width:  50 yards
Path length:  25 miles (skipping)
Time:  9:20am
Grazulis narrative:  Skipped east-southeast from east of Vincennes, passing near Hudsonville, Cumback, and Glendale.  A rural school was destroyed, as was a large church and several barns.  The injuries were in trailers.
Noted discrepancies:  NCDC and Grazulis only list Knox and Daviess counties.  The end lat/lon listed at NCDC under the Daviess County entry is actually the end lat/lon given by SPC, in Dubois County.  SPC and NCDC give a time of 9:20am, Grazulis has 10:30am, and Storm Data says 10:07am.  SPC and NCDC list one injury, Grazulis lists four.  According to Storm Data the tornado touched down six miles south of Lawrenceville, Illinois, and then moved on to the northern and eastern edges of Vincennes, then to eleven miles southeast of Vincennes, Glendale, Monroe City, Cumback, Hudsonville, Hayesville (Dubois County), and the tornado lifted at the Purdue Research Farm near Cuzco (Dubois County).

May 6, 1971
Counties:  Crawford, Harrison IN
F-scale:  F1
Deaths:  1
Injuries:  2
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  10:50am
Grazulis narrative:  Moved east-southeast from near Milltown, passing near Depauw and Ramsey.  An infant was killed and two people were injured as their trailer was destroyed.  There was other F1 damage to the roofs of farm buildings and homes.
Noted discrepancies:  SPC and NCDC give a time of 10:50am, Storm Data 11:50am, Grazulis 10:20am.  SPC, Storm Data, and Grazulis give a path length of 8 miles, NCDC gives 9.  Grazulis has this tornado touch down ten minutes before the previous one (listed above).  This seems odd, since the tornadoes were moving to the southeast, and Crawford and Harrison counties are directly southeast of Knox and Daviess counties.  Looking at the map it seems more logical that the Knox/Daviess tornado would be first, followed by the Crawford/Harrison tornado.

May 6, 1971
Counties:  Boyle and Lincoln (and on into Rockcastle)
F-scale:  F1
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  33 yards
Path length:  34 miles (skipping)
Time:  1:55pm EST
Notes:  Tornado touched down on the northwest side of Danville.  It initially moved south, damaging a farm south of town on Hustonville Road.  A number of roofs were removed and walls blown out along the path through Danville.  Boyle County Stockyards lost roofs.  There was about $250,000 (1971) damage done in Danville.  Funnels were sighted by the public.  Winds in Danville were estimated at over 100 mph.  Moving into Lincoln County, two barns were destroyed.  At Stanford the sky was "filled with debris" and funnels were again sighted, along with scattered damage.  The tornado then proceeded into Rockcastle County, doing additional damage at Wildie.

May 24, 1971
Counties:  Simpson
F-scale:  F2
Deaths:
Injuries:
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  5:35pm
Noted discrepancies:  SPC/NCDC list this as an F2, Grazulis does not list it.  Storm Data reports a plethora of seemingly significant damage.

July 18, 1971
Counties:  Henry, Shelby
F-scale:  F2
Deaths:
Injuries:
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  2:15pm
Grazulis narrative:  In the Pleasureville-Defoe area a tornado destroyed three barns and a silo.
Noted discrepancies:  NCDC and Grazulis only list Henry County.  The single lat/lon SPC gives is indeed in Shelby County, but very close to the county line.  SPC gives a path length of 1/10 of a mile and a path width of 10 yards...NCDC and Grazulis give nothing for either.  Both places of damage listed by Grazulis are on the Henry/Shelby county line.  Using damage locations listed by Grazulis the path length might have been longer than the 1/10 mile given by SPC.  Storm Data says the tornado touched down between Pleasureville and Defoe and almost immediately lifted back into the clouds.  Storm Data lists both Shelby and Henry counties.

December 15, 1971
Counties:  Warren
F-scale:  F0
Deaths:
Injuries:
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  8:30am
Noted discrepancies:  Storm Data says this tornado touched down at Beech Bend Park four miles northwest of Bowling Green...should say northeast.

April 11, 1972
Counties:  Green
F-scale:  F2
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  11:45pm
Grazulis narrative:  Near Allendale three trailers and three barns were destroyed in a brief touchdown.  A frame home was damaged.
Noted discrepancies:  SPC gives a path length of 1/10 of a mile and a path width of 10 yards...NCDC and Grazulis give nothing for either.

April 13, 1972
Counties:  Clark IN
F-scale:  F1
Deaths:
Injuries:
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  4:42am
Noted discrepancies:  None

April 14, 1972
Counties:  LaRue, Nelson
F-scale:  F1
Deaths:
Injuries:
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  1:10am
Noted discrepancies:  NCDC only includes LaRue County.  Storm Data says the tornado unroofed a home in LaRue County before crossing the Rolling Fork River in Nelson County at New Haven.
Notes:  Will map this as touching down just barely inside LaRue County.  (SPC's lat/lon is actually in Nelson County).

April 21, 1972
Counties:  Butler
F-scale:  F3
Deaths:  0
Injuries:
Path width:
Path length:  5 miles
Time:  8:00pm
Grazulis narrative:  Moved from three miles south of Cromwell to near Gilstrap.  Three small homes were blown down.  Twelve other homes and a church were damaged, and two barns were destroyed.
Noted discrepancies:  SPC, Storm Data, and NCDC list no injuries, Grazulis lists 2.  SPC and NCDC give a path length of six miles, Grazulis and Storm Data give 5.  SPC gives a path width of 10 yards, NCDC 30 yards, Grazulis nothing.

April 21, 1972
Counties:  Grayson
F-scale:  F3
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  4
Path width:
Path length:  1 mile
Time:  9:00pm
Grazulis narrative:  Hit two miles east of Clarkson.  Two trailers were destroyed, and pieces were carried for a mile.  Six frame homes were damaged.
Noted discrepancies:  SPC and NCDC rank this as an F3, Grazulis gives it an F2.  SPC gives a path width of 10 yards, NCDC 30 yards, Grazulis nothing.
Notes:  According to Storm Data, the tornado touched down 2 miles east of Clarkson, and moved northeast for about a mile.

April 21, 1972
Counties:  Mercer
F-scale:  F2
Deaths:
Injuries:
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  10:10pm
Grazulis narrative:  Moved northeast from six miles west of Salvisa to one mile east of Ballard.  Five barns were destroyed, two of which had concrete foundations.  A house and a metal silo were destroyed.  Two cars and a truck were destroyed, and a 400-gallon water tank was moved three-quarters of a mile.  A 16-inch rafter was driven into the ground.
Noted discrepancies:  Grazulis lists this tornado at 11:10pm.  SPC/NCDC stop this tornado at Salvisa, but Grazulis takes it into Anderson County, ending it one mile east of Ballard.  In Storm Data the tornado touched down six miles west of Salvisa in Mercer County (one mile east of Ballard) and moved northeast along Stratton Road, Kirkwood Road, Gash Road, and Hickory Grove Road, all of which are in Mercer County.  At this point, prefer to plot this tornado only in Mercer County.

July 2, 1972
Counties:  Simpson
F-scale:  F1
Deaths:
Injuries:
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  6:30pm
Noted discrepancies:  None

July 28, 1972
Counties:  Hart
F-scale:  F1
Deaths:
Injuries:
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  6:30pm
Notes:  According to Storm Data, this tornado damaged four city blocks on the west side of Munfordville.

August 19, 1972
Counties:  Madison
F-scale:  F2
Deaths:
Injuries:  1
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  2:00pm
Noted discrepancies:  NWS lists this as an F2, Grazulis does not list it.  SPC gives a path length of 1/10 of a mile and a path width of 10 yards...NCDC gives nothing for either.

August 25, 1972
Counties:  Nelson
F-scale:  F1
Deaths:
Injuries:
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  1:50pm
Noted discrepancies:  SPC gives a path width of 10 yards, NCDC gives 30 yards.  This tornado is not listed in Storm Data!  More research would be helpful.

May 10, 1973
Counties:  Warren
F-scale:  F1
Deaths:
Injuries:
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  10:45am
Grazulis narrative:
Noted discrepancies:  SPC gives a path width of 10 yards, NCDC 30 yards.
Notes:  Storm Data reports damage on the north side of Bowling Green.

May 25, 1973
Counties:  Marion
F-scale:  F1
Deaths:
Injuries:  2
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  6:00pm
Noted discrepancies:  SPC gives a path width of 10 yards, NCDC 30 yards.
Notes:  Storm Data locates this tornado three miles northeast of Lebanon.

June 16, 1973
Counties:  Clark IN
F-scale:  F1
Deaths:
Injuries:
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  7:10pm
Noted discrepancies:  Lat/lon actually places this in Oldham County.  Listed in Storm Data in Clark County near New Washington.  More research is needed.

June 20, 1973
Counties:  Warren
F-scale:  F1
Deaths:
Injuries:
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  8:00pm
Noted discrepancies:  SPC gives a path width of 10 yards, NCDC 30 yards.  The SPC and NCDC longitude (-88.45) for this tornado is in Marshall County.  If changed to -86.45 it is in Warren County (right in Bowling Green).  Storm Data reports damage on a farm just south of Bowling Green.  Even if using -86.45, that would put the tornado right in the city of Bowling Green, not on a  farm south of town.  More research reveals that this very small tornado hit the Kenneth Hardcastle property between Hardcastle and Greenhill east-southeast of Bowling Green.

June 27, 1973
Counties:  Clark IN
F-scale:  F1
Deaths:
Injuries:
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  9:00am
Notes:  Six homes damaged in Utica.  Tornado was described as "small, yellow, and muddy looking."

June 27, 1973
Counties:  Lincoln
F-scale:  F1
Deaths:
Injuries:
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  1:00pm
Noted discrepancies:  SPC gives a path width of 10 yards, NCDC 30 yards.

June 27, 1973
Counties:  Shelby
F-scale:  F1
Deaths:
Injuries:
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  1:00pm
Noted discrepancies:  SPC gives a path width of 10 yards, NCDC 30 yards.  The lat/lon given at SPC and NCDC for this tornado is in Nicholas County.  Storm Data lists it in Shelby County.  If the longitude is changed from SPC/NCDC's -84.08 to -85.08, it's in Shelby County.  More research would be nice.

June 27, 1973
Counties:  Hart
F-scale:  F1
Deaths:
Injuries:  2
Path width:
Path length: 4 miles
Time:  3:30pm
Noted discrepancies:  SPC gives a path width of 10 yards, NCDC gives 30 yards.
Narrative:  Tornado touched down about a mile southwest of Canmer and moved to the east-northeast.  In the Canmer area, Gilead Church (near the intersection of US 31E and Gilead Fairview Road) lost its roof, and debris from the roof was found two miles away.  A house under construction collapsed and injured the man inside, while another man was pulled from the garage and rolled across the ground.  Several homes lost roofs.  Hopewell Cumberland Presbyterian Church was damaged.  Near the end of the track along Davis Bend Road, trees were blown down and 22 barns and stables were damaged or destroyed.  Marble sized hail was also reported.

July 22, 1973
Counties: Simpson
F-scale:  F1
Deaths:
Injuries:
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  3:00pm
Noted discrepancies:  SPC gives a path width of 10 yards, NCDC gives 30 yards.

November 25, 1973
Counties:  Trimble
F-scale:  F1
Deaths:
Injuries:
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  4:00am
Noted discrepancies:  SPC gives a path width of 10 yards, NCDC gives 30 yards.

March 29, 1974
Counties:  Hardin
F-scale:  F2
Deaths: 
Injuries:  8
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  6:45pm
Noted discrepancies:  SPC/NCDC list this as an F2, Grazulis does not list it. 

March 29, 1974
Counties:  Anderson
F-scale:  F2
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  2
Path width:  100 yards
Path length:  2 miles
Time:  8:00pm
Grazulis narrative:  A trailer and a barn were destroyed at Lawrenceburg.  A home was unroofed, and other buildings were damaged.
Noted discrepancies:  SPC and NCDC give a path length of 1 mile, Grazulis and Storm Data give 2 miles.

March 29, 1974
Counties:  Russell
F-scale:  F2
Deaths:
Injuries:  1
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  9:00pm
Grazulis narrative:  A tornado destroyed two trailers and a barn, just north of Jamestown.
Noted discrepancies:  SPC and NCDC give a time of 9:00pm, Grazulis and Storm Data five 10:00pm. 

April 1, 1974
Counties:  Henry
F-scale:  F3
Deaths:  1
Injuries:  20
Path width:  300 yards
Path length:  3 miles
Time:  6:20pm
Grazulis narrative:  About 100 of the 500 residents of Campbellsburg were left homeless.  Nineteen homes and 23 businesses were destroyed or damaged.
Noted discrepancies:  SPC and NCDC list this as an F3, Grazulis calls it an F2.

April 3, 1974
Counties:  Orange (to Lawrence)
F-scale:  F1
Deaths:
Injuries:
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  1:15pm
Noted discrepancies:  NCDC only lists Orange County, but the NCDC liftoff lat/lon is in Lawrence County.  Storm Data seems only to list Lawrence County, with the tornado hitting form the junction of US 50 and IN 235 to just north of Freetown.  More research is needed.

April 3, 1974
Counties:  Perry, Crawford, Harrison IN, Washington IN, Clark IN, Scott IN
F-scale:  F5
Deaths:  6
Injuries: 76
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  1:20pm
Grazulis narrative:  Moved east-northeast and northeast from three miles south of Huffman, passing southeast of Branchville, north of Sulphur Springs and Pilot Knob, south of Sulphur and Curby, across the southeast part of DePauw, hitting two miles east of Palmyra, passing through Martinsburg, crossing the southeast half of Daisy Hill, passing between Bunker Hill and New Liberty, and ending two miles north of IN 160.  This tornado immediately killed a woman as it destroyed her mobile home.  As the tornado passed along southeast of Branchville it killed again.  Two people, riding in a school bus, saw the tornado and took shelter in a nearby ditch.  The bus was thrown fifty feet into the ditch, crushing the couple and killing the woman.  Moving across Crawford County, the tornado widened to over a mile, missing many small communities and levelling several farms.  In Harrison County the tornado killed a woman in her mobile home in southeast Depauw.  Another woman was killed in her home two miles east of Palmyra.  In the southeastern corner of Washington County the tornado struck the town of Martinsburg, destroying 38 of the town's 48 homes.  Homes in the Daisy Hill area were completely swept away.
Noted discrepancies:  SPC and Grazulis list 6 deaths for this tornado, NCDC lists 5.  SPC lists 86 injuries, NCDC 53, Grazulis 76, Storm Data 95.  SPC lists a path length of 68 miles, NCDC 50 miles, Grazulis 62 miles, Storm Data 67 miles.  SPC gives a path width of 10 yards (obviously incorrect), NCDC 30 yards (obviously incorrect), Grazulis 1760 yards, Storm Data 700 yards.  This tornado is split into two tornadoes at SPC.  Grazulis lists an incorrect ending point for the tornado.  Storm Data begins this tornado between Huffman and Tarry in Perry County and lifts it a few miles northeast of Lexington in Scott County.  SPC lat/lon ends the tornado southwest of Lexington, rather than northeast.  It's been mapped here according to the information in Storm Data, but additional research would be helpful.

Note:  NCDC has an entry for a F5 in Clark County IN at 2:10pm that does not appear in the SPC database nor in Grazulis

April 3, 1974
Counties:  Clark IN, Scott IN, Jefferson IN (to Ripley)
F-scale:  F4
Deaths:  11
Injuries:  190
Path width:  1200 yards
Path length:
Time:  2:19pm
Grazulis narrative:  Moved northeast from just northeast of Henryville, passing near Nabb, hitting Hanover and North Madison and the northwest edge of China, passing northwest of Canaan and ending three miles west of Cross Plains.  One person was killed in Scott County.  The tornado then moved into Jefferson County, heading towards Hanover.  Hanover College was torn apart, sustaining ten million dollars in damage, with a few students injured.  No homes were leveled there, but the tornado intensified as it passed north of Madison, and killed seven people in that area.  About 300 homes were destroyed along the northern edge of Madison.  Many of the homes that were leveled were the most expensive in the county.  Continuing to the northeast and north-northeast the tornado killed people as it passed along the edge of China.
Noted discrepancies:  NCDC doesn't list Ripley County.  SPC gives a path length of 36 miles, NCDC gives 35 miles, Grazulis 38 miles.  SPC and NCDC give a path width of 1200 yards, Grazulis give 800 yards.

April 3, 1974
Counties:  Breckinridge, Meade, Harrison IN
F-scale:  F5
Deaths:  31
Injuries:  270
Path width:
Path length:  32 miles
Time:  2:20pm
Grazulis narrative:  Touching down five miles southwest of Hardinsburg, Breckinridge County, the tornado passed along the northern edge of that town, with F3 damage to homes.  Thirteen people were injured and 35 homes were destroyed as the funnel moved to the northeast across Breckinridge County and into Meade County.  The tornado gradually enlarged and intensified as it approached Brandenburg.  The funnel devastated that town and crossed the Ohio River into Harrison County, Indiana.  At Brandenburg 128 homes were completely destroyed, many of them levelled and swept away.  Thirty businesses were destroyed and damage totalled over ten million dollars.  There were 28 deaths in the Brandenburg area.  The F4 damage occurred from north of Irvington, into Indiana.
Noted discrepancies:  SPC and NCDC give a time of 2:20pm, Grazulis gives 3:25pm, Storm Data 3:30pm.  SPC and NCDC give a path length of 32 miles, Grazulis gives 34.  SPC and NCDC give a path width of 430 yards, Grazulis give 800 yards.

April 3, 1974
Counties:  Jefferson IN (to Switzerland, Ohio IN, Dearborn)
F-scale:  F4
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  104
Path width:
Path length:  28 miles
Time:  2:40pm
Grazulis narrative:  While the Madison tornado veered to its left, this tornado touched down just south of Manville.  It moved northeast, leveling homes and forests west of Fairview, leveling a church north of Bear Branch, passing south of Milton, and lifting near Wilmington.
Noted discrepancies:  SPC gives a path length of 27 miles, NCDC and Grazulis 28 miles.  SPC and NCDC give a path width of 1133 yards, Grazulis give 800 yards. 

April 3, 1974
Counties:  Grayson
F-scale:  F4
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  2
Path width:  150 yards
Path length:
Time:  3:00pm
Grazulis narrative:  Moved east-northeast from Tanyard to south of Caneyville, passing north of Leitchfield and ending near Big Clifty.  The F4 rating is based on a single leveled home south of Caneyville
Noted discrepancies:  Grazulis takes this tornado into Hardin County, though he says the damage ended at Big Clifty, which is in Grayson County about two miles from the Hardin County line.  SPC/NCDC end it on the northwest side of Leitchfield.  SPC and NCDC give a time of 3:00pm, Grazulis and Storm Data give 4:00pm.  SPC and NCDC give a path length of 14 miles, Grazulis give 28 miles.  Storm Data begins this tornado in Grayson County east of Tan Yard, takes it through Caneyville, north of Leitchfield, to Big Clifty.  Storm Data seems to then continue the tornado into Hardin County to Colesburg (or could that be part of the tornado listed at 3:45pm from Hardin to Spencer counties?).  For now will map using SPC coordinates, ending the tornado just northwest of Leitchfield.  Further research necessary.

April 3, 1974
Counties:  Jefferson KY, Oldham
F-scale:  F4
Deaths:
Injuries: 
Path width:  200 yards
Path length:
Time:  3:37pm
Grazulis narrative:  Moved northeast from the Kentucky State Fairgrounds in Louisville.  Dozens of buildings and hundreds of trees were destroyed in Louisville.  About a dozen expensive homes were destroyed in affluent suburbs of northeast Louisville.  About 425 homes were destroyed in Jefferson County, and 25 were damaged in Oldham County.  Losses on one Oldham County farm amounted to $200,000.
Noted discrepancies:  SPC and NCDC list three fatalities, Grazulis 2, Storm Data 6.  SPC and NCDC list 225 injuries, Grazulis lists 228, Storm Data 243.  SPC lists a path length of 19 miles, NCDC 18 miles, Grazulis 21 miles.  SPC lists a path width of 10 yards (obviously incorrect), NCDC 30 yards (obviously incorrect), and Grazulis 200 yards.

April 3, 1974
Counties:  Hardin, Nelson, Spencer
F-scale:  F4
Deaths:  3
Injuries:  81
Path width:  400 yards
Path length:
Time:  3:45pm
Grazulis narrative:  Moved northeast from northwest of Elizabethtown, destroying businesses as it passed two miles north of that town along the miracle mile strip on US 31W.  Two people were killed in this area.  One person was killed as 15 homes were destroyed near Cox's Creek, Nelson County.  The funnel lifted two miles north of Fairfield.  Nelson County lost 52 homes and about 100 barns.
Noted discrepancies:  Grazulis takes this tornado into Bullitt County as well.  The path Grazulis describes seems to keep the tornado just barely inside Nelson County, though it does indeed come very close to the Bullitt County line.  Grazulis lifts the tornado two miles north of Fairfield, but SPC/NCDC take it to north of Wakefield.  Storm Data may begin this tornado at Colesburg in Hardin County...then it reports continuous damage from 3 miles north of Boston to Samuels to 2 miles north of Fairfield.  Storm Data lists Hardin, Nelson, and Spencer counties.  SPC/NCDC give a path length of 38 miles, Grazulis gives 42 miles.  SPC gives a path width of 10 yards, NCDC 30 yards, Grazulis 400 yards.  Grazulis' path width is probably the most correct.

April 3, 1974
Counties:  Simpson, Warren, Barren
F-scale:  F3
Deaths:  3
Injuries:  57
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  3:45pm
Grazulis narrative:  Moved northeast from west of Gold City to east of Smiths Grove.  One person was killed in Simpson County at Temperance as seven homes and 40 barns were destroyed.  Two people died in Warren County:  one at Three Forks and one at Rocky Springs.
Noted discrepancies:  SPC, NCDC, and Grazulis give a time of 3:45pm...Storm Data says 4:45pm.  SPC and NCDC give a path length of 31 miles...Grazulis says 25 miles.  SPC gives a path width of 10 yards...NCDC 30 yards...Grazulis nothing.

April 3, 1974
Counties:  Henry (to Owen)
F-scale:  F1
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  18
Path width:  30 yards
Path length:  32 miles
Time:  4:15pm
Noted discrepancies:  SPC gives a path length of 32 miles, NCDC 31 miles.  SPC gives a path width of 10 yards, NCDC 30 yards.

April 3, 1974
Counties:  Green, Taylor
F-scale:  F4
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  56
Path width:  800 yards
Path length:
Time:  4:40pm
Grazulis narrative:  Moved northeast from south of Greensburg to Mannsville, destroying a large part of that town.  About 50 homes and 60 barns were destroyed, and 40 of those were at Mannsville, with seven of them leveled to the ground.
Noted discrepancies:  SPC and NCDC give a time of 4:40pm, Grazulis and Storm Data give 5:40pm.  SPC gives a path length of 20 miles...NCDC gives 21 miles...Grazulis give 29 miles.  SPC gives a path width of 10 yards...NCDC 30 yards...Grazulis 800 yards.  Grazulis' width is probably most correct.
Notes:  Storm Data says this tornado hit Mannsville, Burdick, Meadow Creek, and White Ridge.

April 3, 1974
Counties:  Anderson, Franklin, Scott KY
F-scale:  F4
Deaths:  4
Injuries:  122
Path width:  800 yards
Path length:
Time:  4:50pm
Grazulis narrative:  Moved northeast near Alton, passing along the south and southeast edge of Frankfort, where homes were leveled and four people were killed.  About 120 homes were damaged or destroyed near Frankfort, as were businesses and factories.  Twelve homes were destroyed near Alton.  The funnel passed near Stamping Ground and lifted near Sadieville.
Noted discrepancies:  NCDC does not give a liftoff lat/lon.  SPC gives a path length of 79 miles...NCDC gives 81 miles (including 54 miles in Scott County, which is impossible), and Grazulis gives 36 miles.  NCDC/SPC start this tornado on the western Anderson County line west of Gee...Grazulis starts it in Anderson County but farther east at Alton.  SPC gives a path width of 10 yards,  NCDC 30 yards, Grazulis 800 yards.   Grazulis probably has the most correct path width.  For this mapping project we used the official start/stop lat/lons, but further research is needed to verify.  (The ending lat/lon given by NCDC for the Franklin County portion of the track is wrong.)

April 3, 1974
Counties:  Casey, Lincoln, Boyle
F-scale:  F3
Deaths:  1
Injuries:  98
Path width:
Path length:  18 miles
Time:  5:35pm
Grazulis narrative:  Moved north-northeast from five miles southwest of Hustonville, passing through Junction City and ending at the south end of Lake Herrington northeast of Danville.  Over 100 homes were severely damaged or destroyed at Junction City.  Losses totalled five million dollars in Lincoln County.
Noted discrepancies:  SPC and NCDC give a path length of 21 miles...Grazulis give 18 miles.  SPC gives a path width of 10 yards, NCDC gives 30 yards, Grazulis doesn't know.  Grazulis lists this tornado at 6:35pm.

April 3, 1974
Counties:  Cumberland, Clinton (to Wayne)
F-scale:  F4
Deaths:
Injuries:  96
Path width:  800 yards
Path length:
Time:  5:40pm
Grazulis narrative:  Moved northeast from two miles south of Kettle, to Ida, eight miles northwest of Albany, to 76-Falls, to Piney Woods, and finally to Mill Springs.  Eight people were killed in five different small Clinton County communities as 50 homes were damaged or destroyed.
Noted discrepancies:  Grazulis and Storm Data list this tornado at 6:40pm...SPC and NCDC say 5:40pm.  This time disagreement may have something to do with the tornado being near a time zone boundary.  SPC and NCDC list 8 fatalities, Grazulis and Storm Data list 10.  Storm Data and NCDC list 113 injuries, Grazulis 96.  SPC gives a path length of 38 miles...NCDC says 39 miles...Grazulis 30 miles...Storm Data 35 miles.  SPC gives a path width of 10 yards, NCDC gives 30 yards, Storm Data 587 yards, Grazulis 800 yards.  Grazulis probably has the more correct path width.  There were two F4's in Wayne County on this day, so that may be adding to some of the confusion, especially with the injury numbers.
Notes:  Storm Data lists this as "twin tornadoes" from two miles south of Kettle to Ida to 76-falls to Piney Woods to Mill Springs.  Will go ahead and list 96 injuries for this tornado since that number is known for Cumberland and Clinton counties, and Wayne County is not in this project's area of concern.

April 3, 1974
Counties:  Harrison KY (to Robertson)
F-scale:  F3
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  27
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  5:55pm
Grazulis narrative:  Moved northeast from Lee's Lick to west of Cynthiana, east of Poindexter, ending near Claysville.  Forty homes and 75 barns were destroyed.  Near-F4.
Noted discrepancies:  SPC and NCDC give a path length of 19 miles...Grazulis gives 25 miles.  SPC gives a path width of 10 yards...NCDC says 30 yards...Grazulis doesn't say.  Storm Data seems to only list Harrison County.  Grazulis puts this tornado at 6:55pm.

April 3, 1974
Counties:  Boyle, Mercer
F-scale:  F2
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  10
Path width:
Path length:  16 miles
Time:  6:12pm
Grazulis narrative:  Moved north-northeast from five miles west of Danville to the east side of Pleasant Hill, passing two miles east of Harrodsburg and ending about eight miles northeast of that town.  Ten people were injured in rural Boyle County.  In Mercer County four homes and 26 homes were destroyed.  Thirty-four homes were damaged.
Noted discrepancies:  NCDC gives no liftoff lat/lon.  SPC gives a path length of 16 miles, NCDC 17 miles, Grazulis 18 miles.  SPC gives a path width of 10 yards, NCDC 30 yards, Grazulis nothing.
Notes:  Storm Data begins this tornado near Nevada, moving it to the east side of Burgin, then curving northward to 3/4 of a mile west of Dix Dam, to the east side of Pleasant Hill.

April 3, 1974
Counties:  Garrard, Madison, Clark KY
F-scale:  F4
Deaths:  7
Injuries:
Path width:  300 yards
Path length:
Time:  6:20pm
Grazulis narrative:  Moved northeast from near Hackley and Cottonburg, passing just north of Richmond, and lifting east of Mount Sterling.  Thirty homes were destroyed, with F4 damage and deaths in southwest Madison County, mostly near Richmond.  About 100 people were left homeless in Clark County.
Noted discrepancies:  SPC, Storm Data, and NCDC give 28 injuries, Grazulis give 27.  SPC and NCDC give a path length of 32 miles, Grazulis give 35 miles, Storm Data 22 miles.  SPC gives a path width of 10 yards, NCDC 30 yards, Storm Data 133 yards, Grazulis 300 yards.  Grazulis takes this tornado into Montgomery County, ending it east of Mount Sterling.  SPC and NCDC end the tornado in Clark County east of Mount Zion.  Grazulis places this tornado at 7:20pm.
Notes:  Grazulis' path width is probably the most correct.  Storm Data begins this tornado at Cottonburg, moving it to two miles north of Whitehall and beyond.  According to the Garrard County weekly Central Herald, there were seven injuries in Garrard County, which are not accounted for at the NCDC webpage (it lists zero injuries for the Garrard County portion of this tornado).  Grazulis doesn't many any specific locations of the injuries he reported.

April 3, 1974
Counties:  Madison, Fayette
F-scale:  F2
Deaths:
Injuries:  0
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  6:30pm
Grazulis narrative:  Moved northeast near Valley View, destroying buildings in the southeast part of (Fayette County).
Noted discrepancies:  Grazulis does not include Madison County.  NCDC does not include Fayette County.  NCDC gives no endpoint lat/lon.  SPC starts the tornado in Madison County just south of Valley View, which is in Madison County near the point where Madison, Jessamine, and Fayette counties meet (but definitely in Madison County).  The way the Kentucky River winds through the area, the SPC track takes the tornado from near Valley View in Madison County, into southernmost Lexington in Fayette County, and then back into Madison County.  Storm Data mentions only that this tornado "touched down briefly" near where I-75 crosses the Fayette/Madison County line.  SPC and NCDC give a path length of 5 miles, Grazulis gives 9 miles.  SPC gives a path width of 10 yards, NCDC 30 yards, Grazulis nothing.

April 3, 1974
Counties:  Scott KY
F-scale:  F2
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  20
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  7:15pm
Grazulis narrative:  Moved east-northeast from five miles southeast of Stamping Ground to Muddy Ford.  There were 134 "uninhabitable" homes.
Noted discrepancies:  SPC and NCDC list a path length of 10 miles, Grazulis says 14 miles.  SPC gives a path width of 10 yards, NCDC 30 yards, Grazulis nothing.  Grazulis lists this tornado at 8:15pm.

April 3, 1974
Counties:  Butler
F-scale:  F1
Deaths:
Injuries:
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  7:25pm
Noted discrepancies:  SPC/NCDC lat/lon place this tornado in Mason County.  Unable to plot, pending further research.

April 3, 1974
Counties:  Russell (to Pulaski, Rockcastle)
F-scale:  F3
Deaths: 
Injuries:
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  10:30pm
Noted discrepancies:  NWS ranks this as an F3, but Grazulis does not list it.  NCDC lists only Pulaski and Rockcastle counties.  SPC lists only Pulaski County lat/lons.  SPC lists a path width of 10 yards, NCDC 30 yards.  The SPC/NCDC touchdown lat/lon is just barely inside Pulaski County.  Storm Data moves this tornado from near Mount Victory, which is nowhere near the lat/lons given for Pulaski County, then along the Laurel/Rockcastle county line (but listing only Rockcastle County).  This tornado is unplottable, pending further research.

Special note:  Did Fujita's tornado #82 clip the southeast tip of Clinton County on April 3, 1974?  So far, it doesn't look like it...

May 29, 1974
Counties:  Jefferson KY
F-scale:  F1
Deaths:
Injuries:
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  10:28pm
Noted discrepancies:  None

June 22, 1974
Counties:  Oldham
F-scale:  F1
Deaths:
Injuries:
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  6:20pm
Noted discrepancies:  None

March 12, 1975
Counties:  Barren
F-scale:  F0
Deaths:
Injuries:
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  4:45am
Noted discrepancies:  None

January 13, 1976
Counties:  Harrison IN
F-scale:  F0
Deaths:
Injuries:
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  2:50pm
Noted discrepancies:  None

March 20, 1976
Counties:  Barren
F-scale:  F1
Deaths:
Injuries:  10
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  8:00pm
Noted discrepancies:  None

April 21, 1976
Counties:  Boyle
F-scale:  F1
Deaths:
Injuries:
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  11:30am
Notes:  Storm Data places this tornado in Danville at the Corning Glass Works.

September 26, 1976
Counties:  Jefferson IN
F-scale:  F3
Deaths:  1
Injuries: 1
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  4:55pm
Grazulis narrative:  Moved east-southeast from west of Deputy to two miles northeast of Madison.  Two houses, a trailer, and a barn were destroyed.  One of the houses, a prefabricated home set on a concrete slab, "could not be found".  Fortunately it was unoccupied.  A man residing in the trailer was fatally injured, dying a week later from his injuries.  A farm home was also destroyed.
Noted discrepancies:  SPC and NCDC give a path length of 15 miles...Grazulis and Storm Data give 13 miles.  Storm Data ends this tornado two miles northeast of Madison near IN 7.  However IN 7 doesn't go northeast of Madison.

June 30, 1977
Counties:  Jefferson KY
F-scale:  F0
Deaths:
Injuries:
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  6:30pm
Notes:  Storm Data says this tornado struck Valley Station.

June 30, 1977
Counties:  Anderson
F-scale:  F1
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  300 yards
Path length:  1 mile
Time:  8:00pm
Grazulis narrative:  Moved east-southeast in the south part of the county.  A trailer and two barns were destroyed.  A house was damaged.
Noted discrepancies:  SPC and NCDC list this as an F1, Grazulis ranks it as an F2.  SPC and NCDC place it at 8:00pm, Grazulis and Storm Data at 10:00pm.

October 1, 1977
Counties:  Harrison IN
F-scale:  F1
Deaths:  1
Injuries:  1
Path width:  40 yards
Path length:  1/2 mile
Time:  7:00am
Grazulis narrative:  Moved southeast, hitting a rural mobile home eight miles northeast of Corydon, blowing it apart, killing a man, and scattering debris for almost a mile.  The side of a two-story home was torn off.
Noted discrepancies:  SPC and NCDC list this as an F1, Grazulis says F2.

October 1, 1977
Counties:  Marion
F-scale:  F1
Deaths:
Injuries:
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  8:00am
Noted discrepancies:  None

October 1, 1977
Counties:  Fayette
F-scale:  F1
Deaths:
Injuries:
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  8:00am
Noted discrepancies:  SPC's beginning lat/lon is in Scott County KY.  Cannot plot this tornado without further research.

October 1, 1977
Counties:  Hardin
F-scale:  F2
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  30 yards
Path length:  2 miles
Time:  4:00pm
Grazulis narrative:  A new brick home was destroyed and the neighboring home was unroofed in a brief touchdown in Radcliff.
Noted discrepancies:  SPC and NCDC list this as an F2, Grazulis calls it an F3.  SPC and NCDC time it at 4:00pm, Grazulis and Storm Data 6:00pm.  SPC, Grazulis, and NCDC list the path width at 30 yards, Storm Data says 1 yard.

May 12, 1978
Counties:  Butler, Warren
F-scale:  F2
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  400 yards
Path length:  15 miles
Time:  9:45pm
Grazulis narrative:  Moved east-northeast from six miles south of Morgantown near KY 79, damaging or destroying three farm homes and fifteen barns.
Notes:  A home was moved off its foundation and lost a wall on "Guy Hadley" (Hadley Shearer?) Road.  Trees were uprooted and a car was lifted and spun around.
Noted discrepancies:  This tornado is not included in the SPC database or at the NCDC website (despite listing 32 tornadoes elsewhere across the country that day), but is listed in Storm Data and Grazulis.  The Bowling Green newspaper said the damage occurred around 10:30pm.

March 31, 1979
Counties:  Barren
F-scale:  F3
Deaths:  1
Injuries:  19
Path width:  100 yards
Path length:  13 miles
Time:  4:25pm
Grazulis narrative:  Moved southeast from three miles southeast of the intersection of I-65 and the Cumberland Parkway.  A child was killed when a concrete block grocery store caved in.  Two trailers, two cars, and ten barns were destroyed.
Noted discrepancies:  SPC and NCDC rank this as an F3, Grazulis calls it an F2.  SPC and NCDC give a path length of 13 miles, Grazulis gives 12 miles, Storm Data says 8 miles.

May 30, 1979
Counties:  Breckinridge
F-scale:  F1
Deaths:
Injuries:
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  6:20pm
Notes:  Storm Data has this tornado cross US 60, moving in a north-northeast direction.  It touched down on the Brunfield Farm.

June 29, 1979
Counties:  Shelby
F-scale:  F1
Deaths:
Injuries:
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  5:35pm
Notes:  Storm Data has this tornado touch down at Finchville and end near Bagdad.

June 29, 1979
Counties:  Franklin, Scott KY, Harrison KY
F-scale:  F2
Deaths:
Injuries:  7
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  6:00pm
Noted discrepancies:  SPC and NCDC list this as an F2, Grazulis does not list it.  NCDC's county-by-county lat/lons result in a very strange path.  Will use more logical SPC lat/lons for plotting.  Storm Data has this tornado touch down four miles north of Frankfort and moves it to Georgetown and near Cynthiana.  Further research would be good, to confirm this tornado's track.

July 12, 1979
Counties:  Scott KY
F-scale:  F1
Deaths:
Injuries:
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  2:30pm
Notes:  Storm Data touches this tornado down on "Lemon Hill Road" near Georgetown...it seems this should be "Lemons Mill Road".

August 1, 1979
Counties:  Jefferson IN
F-scale:  F0
Deaths:
Injuries:
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  10:25am
Notes:  Storm Data has this tornado touch down near Paris.

June 7, 1980
Counties:  Orange
F-scale:  F1
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  6:00pm
Notes:  This tornado touched down in or near Paoli.

June 7, 1980
Counties:  Orange
F-scale:  F1
Deaths:
Injuries:
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  6:00pm
Noted discrepancies:  This tornado blew down a barn on the north side of Orleans.

The Louisville Courier-Journal mentions two tornadoes in Washington County on this day.  One in the Livonia, Smedley, and Salem areas, and the other in the Fredericksburg/Martinsburg area.  This project has been unable to find any corroboration of this at Storm Data, NCDC, SPC, or Grazulis (though, in the interest of full disclosure, the entry for Indiana in this month's Storm Data simply says, "No Data Received").  Also, the tornado in the Fredericksburg/Martinsburg area may be the tornado listed next, which is officially placed just across the border in far northern Harrison County.  The only specific damage mentioned by the Courier-Journal from either of these potential tornadoes is a mobile home losing its roof at Smedley.  At this time will not plot any tornadoes in Washington County.

June 7, 1980
Counties:  Harrison IN
F-scale:  F1
Deaths:
Injuries:
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  6:30pm
Noted discrepancies:  None

June 10, 1980
Counties:  Fayette
F-scale:  F0
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  30 yards
Path length:  3 miles (skipping)
Time:  4:00pm
Notes:  This tornado touched down in Lexington on Patterson Street and skipped to the east-southeast at 35mph, lifting near New Circle Road south of Winchester Road.  Numerous trees and power lines were blown down and windows were broken.

July 2, 1980
Counties:  Scott KY, Fayette
F-scale:  F1
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  300 yards
Path length:  13 miles (skipping)
Time:  6:55pm
Noted discrepancies:  SPC gives a path width of 10 yards, NCDC 30 yards, Storm Data 300 yards.  The details concerning this tornado are somewhat murky, but it appears that it touched down southwest of Georgetown where it damaged a greenhouse, and skipped to the east into far northern Fayette County.  The Lexington Leader mentions the tornado north of the city but doesn't say anything about any damage.  Rather, the paper instead describes damage in Lexington in a southwest-northeast path from Collier Court through Balmoral Court to the intersection of Bryanwood Parkway and Bellcastle Road.  It's possible that this was a very small weak tornado, but knowing that for certain is virtually impossible this far after the event.  The newspaper also mentions light damage on Nantucket Drive and Melbourne Way in the southwest part of the city, and a tree that was blown down somewhere on Emerson Drive.

July 2, 1980
Counties:  Mercer, Woodford
F-scale:  F1
Deaths:
Injuries: 1
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  7:30pm
Noted discrepancies:  Storm Data also includes Jessamine County, but mentions no specific damage.

July 2, 1980
Counties:  Boyle
F-scale:  F1
Deaths:
Injuries:
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  7:45pm
Noted discrepancies:  Storm Data mentions damage at Perryville, Parksville, and Michelsville.  Lat/lon pair given by SPC disagrees with this storm striking Perryville.  Cannot find Michelsville on any map.  There is a Mitchellsburg in Boyle County, but it's not in line with Perryville/Parksville.  Will plot according to the lat/lon for now.

September 22, 1980
Counties:  Oldham
F-scale:  F1
Deaths:
Injuries:
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  3:05pm
Notes:  Storm Data mentions Demplytown and Buckner.

August 5, 1981
Counties:  Taylor
F-scale:  F2
Deaths:
Injuries: 1
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  9:00pm
Noted discrepancies:  NWS ranks this as an F2, Grazulis does not list it.

March 16, 1982
Counties:  Clark KY (to Powell)
F-scale:  F2
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  2
Path width:  400 yards
Path length:  8 miles
Time:  12:45pm
Grazulis narrative:  Moved east from near Trapp, across Hidden Valley and Virden Ridge to the Black Creek area.  Four homes, four trailers, and many outbuildings were destroyed.
Noted discrepancies:  None

March 20, 1982
Counties:  Shelby
F-scale:  F2
Deaths:
Injuries:  8
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  6:50pm
Noted discrepancies:  NWS ranks this as an F2...Grazulis does not list it.
Notes:  Storm Data says this tornado touched down near where I-64 crosses the Jefferson/Shelby county line, moving on to the Governor's Manor Shopping Center in Shelbyville.  Will plot as such.

March 20, 1982
Counties:  Shelby, Franklin
F-scale:  F2
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  200 yards
Path length:  20 miles
Time:  7:00pm
Grazulis narrative:  Moved east-northeast from Southville to east of Waddy.  A dozen barns, two trailers, and several other buildings were destroyed in the Southville area.  Homes were struck in Waddy.
Noted discrepancies:  Grazulis ends this tornado just inside the Franklin County line, but SPC and NCDC take it all the way to Frankfort.  Storm Data has this tornado hit Southville,  KY 714, and Waddy.  Will plot with official lat/lon but additional research would be nice.

April 16, 1982
Counties:  Clinton
F-scale:  F1
Deaths:
Injuries:
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  7:00pm
Notes:  Storm Data begins this tornado at Browns Crossroads and takes it northeast for two miles.

June 16, 1982
Counties:  Clark KY
F-scale:  F2
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  4
Path width:  30 yards
Path length:  12 miles
Time:  11:00am
Grazulis narrative:  A nursing home, gas station, and trailers were wrecked near Winchester.
Noted discrepancies:  None


April 2, 1983
Counties:  Russell
F-scale:  F1
Deaths:
Injuries:  1
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  9:35am
Noted discrepancies:  None


April 28, 1983
Counties:  Logan
F-scale:  F1
Deaths:
Injuries:
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  8:47pm
Noted discrepancies:  None


August 11, 1983
Counties:  Warren
F-scale:  F1
Deaths:
Injuries:  6
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  2:00pm
Notes:  Storm Data says this tornado struck the Greenwood Trailer Park on the north side of Bowling Green.


August 11, 1983
Counties:  Clark KY
F-scale:  F0
Deaths:
Injuries:
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  2:50pm
Noted discrepancies:  Storm Data says this storm struck on Irvine Road.  Mapped as best as possible, since lat/lon given was just off of Irvine Road.  In appears to have struck in or very near Winchester, so additional research may help to pinpoint its exact location.


August 12, 1983
Counties:  Garrard
F-scale:  F0
Deaths:
Injuries:
Path width:
Path length:
Time:   8:00pm
Notes:  Storm Data says this tornado struck on Gaffney Road.  Plotted on Gaffney Road as close to the given lat/lon as possible.


May 6, 1984
Counties:  Russell
F-scale:  F1
Deaths:
Injuries:
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  1:00am
Noted discrepancies:  None.


June 23, 1984
Counties:  Trimble
F-scale:  F1
Deaths:
Injuries:  1
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  8:15pm
Noted discrepancies:  None


July 26, 1984
Counties:  Spencer
F-scale:  F2
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  70 yards
Path length:  2 1/2 miles
Time:  4:00pm
Grazulis narrative:  Several barns were destroyed or unroofed near Taylorsville.  Trees three feet in diameter were twisted off eight feet above the ground.
Noted discrepancies:  None


July 26, 1984
Counties:  Warren
F-scale:  F1
Deaths:
Injuries:
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  4:00pm
Notes:  Storm data places this tornado just south of Smiths Grove.


September 14, 1984
Counties:  Franklin
F-scale:  F0
Deaths:
Injuries:
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  2:30pm
Noted discrepancies:  None


April 5, 1985
Counties:  Harrison IN
F-scale:  F2
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:
Path length:  1 miles
Time:  2:49pm
Grazulis narrative:  A barn and a 222-foot long hog house were destroyed on separate farms, four miles north of Depauw.
Noted discrepancies:  SPC and NCDC list a path width of 17 yards, Grazulis lists 20 yards, Storm Data says 33 yards.
Notes:  Storm Data puts this tornado four miles north of Depauw.


April 5, 1985
Counties:  Scott IN
F-scale:  F2
Deaths:
Injuries:
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  3:22pm
Noted discrepancies:  NWS ranks this as an F2, Grazulis does not list it.


April 5, 1985
Counties:  Jefferson IN
F-scale:  F2
Deaths:
Injuries:
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  3:25pm
Noted discrepancies:  NWS ranks this as an F2, Grazulis does not list it.
Notes:  Storm Data puts this tornado at Kent.


April 5, 1985
Counties:  Washington IN
F-scale:  F2
Deaths:
Injuries:
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  3:28pm
Noted discrepancies:  NWS ranks this as an F2, Grazulis does not list it.


June 7, 1985
Counties:  Lincoln
F-scale:  F0
Deaths:
Injuries:
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  10:39am
Noted discrepancies:  None


June 10, 1985
Counties:  Shelby
F-scale:  F0
Deaths:
Injuries:
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  Midnight
Notes:  Storm Data begins this tornado on the west side of Simpsonville.


June 11, 1985
Counties:  LaRue
F-scale:  F0
Deaths:
Injuries:
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  5:00pm
Noted discrepancies:  None


March 10, 1986
Counties:  Washington IN, Scott IN
F-scale:  F2
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  200 yards
Path length:  1 mile
Time:  2:10pm
Grazulis narrative:  Moved northeast from one mile southwest of Little York to Austin.  Fifteen trailers were demolished, 75 homes and many barns were either heavily damaged or destroyed.  People were injured by flying debris.
Noted discrepancies:  None


March 10, 1986
Counties:  Nelson
F-scale:  F1
Deaths:
Injuries:
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  4:00pm
Notes:  Storm Data says this tornado touched down near Botland on Manton Road at the Carol Ballard Farm.


March 10, 1986
Counties:  Fayette
F-scale:  F2
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  20
Path width:  100 yards
Path length:  3 1/2 miles
Time:  4:50pm
Notes:  This was one of the worst tornadoes ever to strike Lexington.  The tornado began in the vicinity of Tates Creek Road and Man O War Boulevard.  A barn was destroyed near the intersection of Wilson Downing Road and Tates Creek Road.  The twister traveled to the northeast, heavily damaging Gainesway, Southeastern Hills, and many neighborhoods along Man O War Boulevard before lifting at Richmond Road across the street from Saint Joseph East Hospital.  Park Hills Shopping Center was damaged, and Pimlico Parkway and Mammoth Drive were badly hit.  Roofs were torn off at Ak-Sar-Ben Park.  Overall, 845 homes were damaged, and 200 of them near-F3.  Heavy damage was seen on Green River Court and at 3576 Pimlico Parkway.  The roof at 3245 Mammoth Drive flew into the Park Hills Shopping Center, 1240 Ascot Park was badly damaged, and the houses at 3576 Bold Bidder and 1248 Ak-Sar-Ben Park were destroyed.  Somewhat lighter damage was noted on Personality Court, Sundart Drive, Centre Parkway, and River Park Drive in Gainesway.  A man at 3576 Bold Bidder broke his neck when a brick wall collapsed on him.  About 150 families required emergency shelter.  Originally, the head of the National Weather Service in Lexington, Jim Speray, claimed that the damage was done by a downburst rather than by a tornado, with winds of 100 to 200 mph.  He later changed his ruling to an F2 tornado.  Tornado expert Dr. Ted Fujita (or possibly students of his) surveyed the damage.  By coincidence, this was the date of the annual statewide tornado drill test.  Jim Barnes of 1448 Canonero Drive said he was grilling steaks in his driveway.  "When I flipped one of the steaks and it didn't come back down, I knew it was time to go inside."  Click here for a map of the tornado's path and damage pictures.  Streets that suffered damage (other than those listed above):  Atokad Park, Aztec Circle, Big Ben Court, Carlsbad Court, Carriage Lane, Custer Drive, Custer Lake Court, Dale Drive, East Hills Drive, Glacier Court, Golden Gate Park, Mount Rainier Drive, Packanack Court, Personality Court, Pipestone Court, Rocky Mount Court, Stephen Foster Drive, Shoal Lake Drive, Squires Circle, Squires Road, Tates Brook Drive, Travis Court, Tuscaloosa Lane, Woodview Drive, and Yosemite Circle.


March 12, 1986
Counties:  Hardin
F-scale:  F1
Deaths:
Injuries:
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  4:40am
Notes:  Storm Data touches this tornado down at Eastview and hits KY 84.


March 12, 1986
Counties:  Nelson
F-scale:  F1
Deaths:
Injuries:  2
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  5:10am
Notes:  Storm Data says this tornado struck Hunters Lane, north of Bardstown.


March 12, 1986
Counties:  Nicholas
F-scale:  F1
Deaths:
Injuries:  3
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  6:15am
Noted discrepancies:  SPC/NCDC lat/lon is actually in Robertson County.  Storm Data says the tornado touched down eight miles north of Carlisle on Ball Hill Road.  We have plotted it according to Storm Data.


April 20, 1986
Counties:  Cumberland
F-scale:  F3
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  2
Path width:
Path length:  3 miles
Time:  4:45pm
Grazulis narrative:  Two farms were struck, and one was completely destroyed three miles north of Burkesville.  A couple was hurt in their destroyed homes.  The woman was badly cut by glass, and her husband was caught between fireplace bricks and a collapsed wall.  The roof of the house was set down three miles away.  A barn "exploded", killing thirty chickens.  A satellite dish was blown about a mile.  Large pieces of tin roofing were twisted around trees and wadded up into balls.
Noted discrepancies:  SPC and NCDC list a path width of 400 yards, Grazulis says 100 yards.  Grazulis lists this storm at 5:45pm.


April 20, 1986
Counties:  Cumberland
F-scale:  F1
Deaths:
Injuries:
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  5:10pm
Notes:  Storm Data says this tornado struck Bakerton (touching down on the southwest side of town) and lifted at the Adair County line after following Little Renox Creek.


May 15, 1986
Counties:  Dubois
F-scale:  F1
Deaths:
Injuries:
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  5:30pm
Notes:  Storm Data puts this tornado at Holland.


July 11, 1986
Counties:  Hardin
F-scale:  F1
Deaths:
Injuries:  1
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  9:00pm
Noted discrepancies:  Storm Data mentions damage on Black Jack Road in southeast Radcliff.


June 2, 1987
Counties:  Anderson
F-scale:  F0
Deaths:
Injuries:
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  3:55pm
Noted discrepancies:  None


June 13, 1987
Counties:  Meade
F-scale:  F1
Deaths:
Injuries:
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  5:30pm
Noted discrepancies:  None


June 16, 1987
Counties:  Hancock
F-scale:  F0
Deaths:
Injuries:
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  6:15pm
Notes:  Storm Data mentions damage at Pellsville and Roseville.


July 5, 1987
Counties:  Harrison IN
F-scale:  F0
Deaths:
Injuries:
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  4:30pm
Noted discrepancies:  None


July 5, 1987
Counties:  Orange
F-scale:  F0
Deaths:
Injuries:
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  4:30pm
Noted discrepancies:  None


July 13, 1987
Counties:  Woodford
F-scale:  F0
Deaths:
Injuries:
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  1:30pm
Notes:  Storm Data says this tornado hit the Buckley Wildlife Refuge.


August 9, 1987
Counties:  Clinton
F-scale:  F0
Deaths:
Injuries:
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  7:23pm
Notes:  Storm Data says this tornado touched down just south of Shipley.


April 6, 1988
Counties:  Taylor
F-scale:  F0
Deaths:
Injuries:
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  6:10am
Noted discrepancies:  None


July 18, 1988
Counties:  Meade
F-scale:  F1
Deaths:
Injuries:
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  1:05pm
Noted discrepancies:  None


March 29, 1989
Counties:  Grayson
F-scale:  F2
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  50 yards
Path length:  7 miles
Time:  4:25pm
Grazulis narrative:  Moved northeast from the south side of Clarkson, just north of Big Clifty, to near the Hardin County line.  This skipping, hopping tornado destroyed four homes, six mobile homes, a church, five barns, and 12 other buildings.
Noted discrepancies:  None


April 2, 1989
Counties:  Lincoln
F-scale:  F0
Deaths:
Injuries:
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  7:10pm
Noted discrepancies:  None


April 3, 1989
Counties:  Bullitt
F-scale:  F0
Deaths:
Injuries:
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  8:09pm
Notes:  Storm Data says this tornado struck the Brooks Hill neighborhood.


April 3, 1989
Counties:  Spencer
F-scale:  F0
Deaths:
Injuries:
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  11:15pm
Notes:  Storm Data says this tornado touched down three miles east of Waterford.


May 22, 1989
Counties:  Simpson
F-scale:  F1
Deaths:
Injuries:  1
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  5:25pm
Notes:  Storm Data says this tornado touched down in Middleton.


May 22, 1989
Counties:  Simpson
F-scale:  F2
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  50 yards
Path length:  5 miles
Time:  6:50pm
Grazulis narrative:  Eight homes and 22 barns were destroyed, and 13 other homes were damaged in the south part of Franklin.
Noted discrepancies:  None


May 22, 1989
Counties:  Monroe
F-scale:  F0
Deaths:
Injuries:
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  8:15pm
Notes:  Storm Data says this tornado touched down in Fountain Run.


May 26, 1989
Counties:  Simpson, Allen
F-scale:  F1
Deaths:
Injuries:
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  3:27pm
Notes:  Storm Data says this tornado did damage on Kinnard Road, passed Gold City, and ended one mile northeast of Mount Aerial (about two miles into Allen County).  Using Storm Data information plus SPC's lift-off point work well for plotting this.


June 12, 1989
Counties:  Shelby
F-scale:  F1
Deaths:
Injuries:
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  1:17pm
Noted discrepancies:  None


May 21, 1990
Counties:  Mercer
F-scale:  F1
Deaths:
Injuries:
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  4:15pm
Noted discrepancies:  None


May 21, 1990
Counties:  Madison
F-scale:  F2
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  1
Path width:  50 yards
Path length:  1/2 mile
Time:  4:45pm
Grazulis narrative:  Moved east in Richmond, destroying a barn and a nightclub.  A liquor store and two warehouses were unroofed.
Noted discrepancies:  None


June 2, 1990
Counties:  Orange (from Martin, to Lawrence)
F-scale:  F4
Deaths:
Injuries:
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  6:29pm
Grazulis narrative: 
Grazulis gives a lengthy description of this tornado, but does not give any information about Orange County, most likely since the tornado just barely clipped the corner of the county and went through an extremely rural, wooded area that is virtually unpopulated.
Noted discrepancies:  Only Martin, Orange, and Lawrence are listed in this SPC entry.  Grazulis has an event that starts in Illinois at 5:20pm and crosses into Indiana as a 110-mile long tornado family path.  Grazulis lists Hamilton, Wayne, Edwards, Wabash IL, Knox, Gibson, Pike, Daviess, Martin, Orange, and Lawrence IN (note the last three match the SPC entry).  NCDC lists Hamilton County Illinois with an F4 at 5:20pm, agreeing perfectly with Grazulis.  Along Grazulis' path at NCDC, Wayne County Illinois is listed as an F4 at 5:24pm, Edwards County Illinois as an F4 at 5:49pm, Wabash County Illinois as an F4 at 6:08pm, Knox County Indiana as an F4 at 6:29pm, Gibson County Indiana as an F4 at 6:39pm,  Pike County Indiana as an F4 at 6:48pm, Daviess County Indiana as an F4 at 7:08pm, Martin County Indiana as an F4 at 7:24pm, Orange County Indiana as an F4 at 7:41pm, and Lawrence County Indiana as an F4 at 7:43pm.  Strange time disagreement between SPC and NCDC.
Notes:  Grazulis/NCDC seem more believable here.  Grazulis/NCDC information agrees well with a track map of the outbreak drawn up by NSSFC.  Storm Data says this tornado entered Orange County three miles south-southwest of Huron and entered Lawrence County three miles south-southeast of Huron.  Will plot in Orange County according to the Storm Data description.  Further research would be nice, to see what it did in Orange County, though it went through a rather desolate area in Hoosier National Forest.


June 2, 1990
Counties:  Orange
F-scale:  F1
Deaths:
Injuries:
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  7:54pm
Notes:  Storm Data says this tornado struck Orangeville and Orleans.


June 2, 1990
Counties:  Washington IN
F-scale:  F0
Deaths:
Injuries:
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  8:17pm
Noted discrepancies:  None


June 2, 1990
Counties:  Washington IN, (Jackson), Scott IN, Jefferson IN
F-scale:  F3
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  150 yards
Path length:
Time:  8:25pm
Grazulis narrative:  Moved east-northeast through rural areas from one mile south of Milport passing two miles east of Crothersville and two miles southeast of Paris Crossing, ending one mile northeast of Lancaster.  One home was destroyed and 15 were damaged.
Noted discrepancies:  SPC has a path length of 41 miles, NCDC has 31 miles, Grazulis says 29 miles.  Using NCDC's lat/lons this comes out rather strange.  May need to re-visit this with SPC's lat/lons.


June 2, 1990
Counties:  Washington IN
F-scale:  F2
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  2
Path width:  150 yards
Path length:  5 miles
Time:  9:03pm
Grazulis narrative:  Moved east from 1 1/2 miles southeast of Salem, passing south of Harristown, and ending one mile northwest of South Boston.  Seven trailers and a barn were destroyed, 15 trailers and several frame homes were damaged.
Noted discrepancies:  Grazulis lists this at 10:03pm.


June 2, 1990
Counties:  Crawford, Harrison IN
F-scale:  F2
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  9
Path width:
Path length:  11 miles
Time:  9:30pm
Grazulis narrative:  Moved east-northeast from near I-64 at Riddle to five miles east-northeast of Carefree.  Four homes were destroyed and several others damaged two miles north of Carefree, injuring several people.  Three 400-foot-long broiler buildings were destroyed at Magnolia.  The path ended at Blue River.
Noted discrepancies:  SPC and Grazulis list a path width of 100 yards, NCDC lists 200 yards.  Grazulis lists this tornado at 10:30pm.


June 2, 1990
Counties:  Clark IN, Jefferson IN, Trimble
F-scale:  F3
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  5
Path width:
Path length:  17 miles
Time:  9:40pm
Grazulis narrative:  Moved east from near Marysville, with the funnel up to a half mile wide, just north and northeast of New Washington.  The most intense damage was 200 yards wide.  Many buildings, homes, and trailers were severely damaged.  In Kentucky 15 homes and 25 barns were damaged in and around Mount Pleasant, with one injury.  The funnel lifted northeast of Bedford.
Noted discrepancies:   SPC and NCDC list a path width of 440 yards, Grazulis lists 400 yards.  Ending lat/lon at SPC is over the Ohio River.  NCDC does not include Trimble County.  Grazulis takes it to just northeast of Bedford, which generally agree with a track map of the outbreak drawn up by NSSFC.  Storm Data mentions that the tornado entered Jefferson County three miles east-northeast of New Washington and then crossed into Trimble County ending northeast of Bedford and mentions damage at Mount Pleasant as well.   Will use the end point given by Storm Data and Grazulis.  Grazulis times this tornado at 10:40pm.


June 2, 1990
Counties:  Floyd, Clark IN
F-scale:  F3
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  7
Path width:  300 yards
Path length:  12 miles
Time:  9:57pm
Grazulis narrative:  Moved east-northeast from one mile northwest of Galena to Sellersburg, passing through Floyds Knobs and Hamburg.  Over 25 homes and mobile homes were destroyed.  A bowling alley and several businesses were damaged at Sellersburg.
Noted discrepancies:  SPC gives an endpoint longitude of -85.75, NCDC gives -85.78.  SPC more closely agrees with Grazulis.  Grazulis lists this tornado at 10:57pm.


June 2, 1990
Counties:  Oldham, Henry
F-scale:  F3
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  5
Path width:  75 yards
Path length:  10 miles
Time:  10:30pm
Grazulis narrative:  Moved east from just east of Goshen, passing one mile north of Lagrange, and through Jericho.  At the edge of Lagrange three frame homes and three mobile homes were destroyed.  A dozen other homes were damaged.
Noted discrepancies:  SPC and NCDC give a path length of 10 miles, Grazulis give 9 miles.  A straight line between SPC's touchdown and liftoff points doesn't quite fit with the description given by Grazulis (which agrees with Storm Data).  Adjusted track here to agree with Storm Data/Grazulis.  Grazulis times this tornado at 11:30pm.


June 2, 1990
Counties:  Logan
F-scale:  F1
Deaths:
Injuries:
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  10:34pm
Notes:  Storm Data says this tornado moved from Allensville (which is actually in Todd County, but is very close to the Logan County line) to Corinth.


June 2, 1990
Counties:  Henry
F-scale:  F1
Deaths:
Injuries:
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  10:55pm
Notes:  Storm Data says this tornado struck just south of Franklinton.


June 2, 1990
Counties:  Shelby
F-scale:  F2
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  100 yards
Path length:  1 mile
Time:  11:14pm
Grazulis narrative:  Sixteen homes and 12 barns were damaged along the north edge of Shelbyville.
Noted discrepancies:  Grazulis lists this at 12:14am June 3.


June 6, 1990
Counties:  Breckinridge
F-scale:  F0
Deaths:
Injuries:
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  1:53pm
Noted discrepancies:  None


June 6, 1990
Counties:  Hancock
F-scale:  F0
Deaths:
Injuries:
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  2:15pm
Notes:  Storm Data says this tornado struck Sunny Corner.


June 6, 1990
Counties:  Harrison IN
F-scale:  F1
Deaths:
Injuries:
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  2:20pm
Notes:  Storm Data says this tornado touched down just south of Corydon.


June 6, 1990
Counties:  Floyd
F-scale:  F0
Deaths:
Injuries:
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  2:37pm
Noted discrepancies:  None


March 22, 1991
Counties:  Logan, Warren (from Todd)
F-scale:  F2
Deaths:  1
Injuries:  12
Path width:  400 yards
Path length:
Time:  5:50pm
Grazulis narrative:  Skipped northeast from 6 1/2 miles southeast of Trenton to southwest of Allensville to near Lickskillet to near Auburn and Richardsville.  Southeast of Trenton the tornado was on the ground for a mile and a half and destroyed a barn and a trailer.  Twelve homes were destroyed in the touchdown near Allensville.  Churches and a tied-down trailer were destroyed near Lickskillet.  An 11-year-old boy was killed in the trailer.  Several barns were destroyed farther to the northeast.
Noted discrepancies:  SPC and NCDC give a path length of 39 miles, Grazulis gives 45 miles, and Storm Data says 25 miles.


April 9, 1991
Counties:  Logan (from Todd)
F-scale:  F2
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  75 yards
Path length:  21 miles
Time:  11:50
Grazulis narrative:  Skipped from Guthrie to Keysburg and Schochoh.  Trees were uprooted.  Mobile homes and outbuildings were damaged.
Noted discrepancies:  NWS calls this an F2, Grazulis says F1. 


April 9, 1991
Counties:  Barren
F-scale:  F2
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  3
Path width:  400 yards
Path length:  1/2 mile
Time:  12:45pm
Grazulis narrative:  A tornado touched down briefly two miles southeast of Glasgow "destroying" 13 trailers and 34 frame homes as well as feed mills and silos.
Noted discrepancies:  None


April 9, 1991
Counties:  Madison
F-scale:  F1
Deaths:
Injuries:
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  2:00pm
Noted discrepancies:  SPC gives a time of 2:00pm, NCDC 1:00pm, Storm Data 3:00pm.
Notes:  Storm Data says this tornado touched down just north of Berea, then moved northeast for four miles.


July 8, 1991
Counties:  Garrard
F-scale:  F1
Deaths:
Injuries:
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  5:38pm
Noted discrepancies:  SPC gives a time of 5:38pm, NCDC gives 4:38pm, Storm Data says 6:38pm.
Notes:  Storm Data says this tornado touched down in Cartersville.


June 18, 1992
Counties:  Shelby
F-scale:  F1
Deaths:
Injuries:
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  3:00pm
Noted discrepancies:  SPC gives a time of 3:00pm, NCDC 2:00pm, Storm Data 4:00pm.
Notes:  Storm Data says this tornado touched down east of Christianburg on Christianburg-Bagdad Road, damaging Christianburg Baptist Church.


June 18, 1992
Counties:  Woodford
F-scale:  F0
Deaths:
Injuries:
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  5:22pm
Noted discrepancies:  SPC gives a time of 5:22pm, NCDC gives 4:22pm, Storm Data gives 6:22pm.
Notes:  Storm Data says this tornado struck near Troy.


June 18, 1992
Counties:  Jessamine
F-scale:  F0
Deaths:
Injuries:
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  6:01pm
Noted discrepancies:  SPC gives a time of 6:01pm, NCDC gives 5:01pm, Storm Data says 7:01pm.
Notes:  Storm Data says this tornado struck near Keene.


June 23, 1992
Counties:  Hancock
F-scale:  F0
Deaths:
Injuries:
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  7:05pm
Notes:  Storm Data says this tornado struck near Lewisport.


September 18, 1992
Counties:  Jefferson IN, Trimble
F-scale:  F1
Deaths:
Injuries:
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  4:02pm
Noted discrepancies:  This tornado appears to be in the SPC database twice.  SPC's endpoint lat/lon is in Trimble County.  SPC path length is only one mile, however.  Trimble County is included at NCDC, with begin and end lat/lons identical to each other and to the end lat/lon given at NCDC for Jefferson County.  Storm Data says this tornado touched down a half mile south of Paynesville, and does mention that the tornado continued into Trimble County to near Mount Pleasant.  Will plot in both Jefferson and Trimble counties, as specified by given lat/lons.


September 18, 1992
Counties:  Henry
F-scale:  F1
Deaths:
Injuries:
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  4:25pm
Noted discrepancies:  SPC gives a time of 4:25pm, NCDC gives 3:25pm.


November 22, 1992
Counties:  Henry
F-scale:  F0
Deaths:
Injuries:
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  3:20pm
Noted discrepancies:  SPC gives a time of 3:20pm, NCDC 2:20pm, Storm Data 4:20pm.
Notes:  Storm Data says this tornado struck the north edge of Smithfield.


November 22, 1992
Counties:  Henry
F-scale:  F0
Deaths:
Injuries:
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  3:40pm
Noted discrepancies:  SPC gives a time of 3:40pm, NCDC says 2:40pm, Storm Data says 4:40pm.
Notes:  Storm Data says this tornado touched down just north of Campbellsburg, then northeast of Tucker Station, then near Port Royal near the Carroll County line.


February 21, 1993
Counties:  Henry
F-scale:  F0
Deaths:
Injuries:
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  3:50pm
Noted discrepancies:  Storm Data says this tornado touched down near Port Royal.


June 14, 1993
Counties:  Shelby
F-scale:  F0
Deaths:
Injuries:
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  3:55pm
Noted discrepancies:  Not listed at NCDC.


November 14, 1993
Counties:  Mercer
F-scale:  F1
Deaths:
Injuries:
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  8:31am
Notes:  Storm Data says this tornado touched down three miles south of Harrodsburg.


April 15, 1994
Counties:  Warren
F-scale:  F1
Deaths:
Injuries:
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  9:15am
Noted discrepancies:  Not listed at NCDC.


April 15, 1994
Counties:   Anderson
F-scale:  F0
Deaths:
Injuries:
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  9:45am
Noted discrepancies:  Not listed at NCDC.


April 15, 1994
Counties:  Franklin
F-scale:  F0
Deaths:
Injuries:
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  9:45am
Noted discrepancies:  Not listed at NCDC.


April 15, 1994
Counties:  Madison
F-scale:  F0
Deaths:
Injuries:
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  11:29am
Noted discrepancies:  Not listed at NCDC.


April 28, 1994
Counties:  Hancock
F-scale:  F0
Deaths:
Injuries:
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  3:05pm
Noted discrepancies:  Not listed at NCDC.


April 30, 1994
Counties:  Logan
F-scale:  F0
Deaths:
Injuries:
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  7:17pm
Noted discrepancies:  Not listed at NCDC.


May 14, 1995
Counties:  Hardin, Bullitt
F-scale:  F1
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  200 yards
Path length:  15 miles
Time:  12:35am
Grazulis narrative:  An intermittent tornado downed and snapped trees in varying direction with "twisting" evident.  One roof was damaged near Lebanon Junction.
Noted discrepancies:  SPC lists this as an F2, NCDC and Grazulis list it as an F1.  Storm Data says "F1 or F2".  Will plot it as an F1.


May 14, 1995
Counties:  Hardin
F-scale:  F1
Deaths:
Injuries:
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  12:48am
Noted discrepancies:  NCDC and Storm Data give no F-scale rating for this tornado.
Notes:  Storm Data puts this tornado at Fort Knox.


May 14, 1995
Counties:  Hardin
F-scale:  F1
Deaths:
Injuries:
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  1:25pm
Notes:  Storm Data puts this tornado at Cecilia.


May 14, 1995
Counties:  Mercer
F-scale:  F0
Deaths:
Injuries:
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  1:55am
Noted discrepancies:  NCDC and Storm Data give no F-scale rating for this tornado.
Notes:  Storm Data puts this tornado at Salvisa.


May 14, 1995
Counties:  Franklin
F-scale:  F0
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:
Path length:  4.5 miles (skipping)
Time:  2:00am
Notes:  Though local news accounts reported "heavy damage in western Franklin County," the first specific point of damage this project has been able to find so far has been at the Capital City Airport, so will begin the track there.  The tornado skipped eastward, damaging the Juniper Hills Golf Course and blowing the roof off of the Kentucky Teachers' Retirement System building on Versailles Road.  It is interesting to note that if a line is drawn connecting those three damage points, the Capitol and the Governor's Mansion were in the direct path of this tornado, and the funnel cloud associated with the tornado may have gone directly over those two landmarks.
Noted discrepancies:  NCDC and Storm Data give no F-scale ranking for this tornado.


May 14, 1995
Counties:  Green
F-scale:  F1
Deaths:
Injuries:
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  10:15pm
Notes:  Storm Data puts this tornado at Donansburg.


Grazulis lists an F2 tornado in Woodford County with eight injuries, a path length of one mile, and a path width of 200 yards on May 18, 1995 at 6:35am.  His narrative:  "A trained spotter saw a tornado near Salvisa.  Cars were blown upside-down and homes were demolished."  Neither SPC nor NCDC list this tornado.  Wonder if it could actually be the second one of the two following events?  Salvisa is in Mercer County, not Woodford.   Further research is necessary.


May 18, 1995
Counties:  Mercer
F-scale:  F2
Deaths:
Injuries:  8
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  5:35am
Grazulis narrative:  A tornado touched down near US 127 and moved northeast.  Three houses were destroyed and five were damaged.  Barns were blown down along KY 1160 near McAfee.  There were also two cars damaged and eight minor injuries.  A car was tossed several hundred yards.
Noted discrepancies:  Grazulis times this at 6:35am.
  NCDC gives no beginning or ending locations for this tornado.  SPC gives one point, just northeast of KY 390 northwest of Bohon.


May 18, 1995
Counties:  Mercer
F-scale:  F2
Deaths:
Injuries:
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  5:35am
Noted discrepancies:  SPC and NCDC list this as an F2, but Grazulis does not list it (which it should be, regardless of strength, as was his practice in his 1992-1995 supplement...lending support to the theory that this tornado is listed in Grazulis as the Woodford County event.)  The lat/lon given for this tornado agrees with the location Grazulis gives:  Salvisa, which is in Mercer County, not Woodford.  Storm Data mentions the tornado location as Salvisa, but lists it under Woodford County, at 7:45am, with 6 injuries.  More research would be nice, but it is felt that Grazulis and Storm Data mistakenly listed this as Woodford County, and that it really should be Mercer County, as listed here on this webpage.


May 18, 1995
Counties:  Breckinridge
F-scale:  F2
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  200 yards
Path length:  1 mile
Time:  3:40pm
Grazulis narrative:  Tornado damaged some homes at New Bethel.  A mobile home park was damaged, as were a McDonald's roof and a Kroger roof.
Noted discrepancies:  NWS ranks this as an F2, Grazulis says F1.  It is not listed in Storm Data.  Grazulis lists this at 4:40pm.


May 18, 1995
Counties:  Metcalfe
F-scale:  F0
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:
Path length:  Less than one mile
Time:  5:04pm CDT
Notes:  A state trooper spotted an F0 tornado at the Metcalfe County Fairgrounds.
Noted discrepancies:  SPC gives a path length of one mile, NCDC and Storm Data say 14 miles.  A path length of 14 miles would take this tornado out of Metcalfe County, so the SPC path length is used here.  Storm Data only mentions damage at the fairgrounds.


May 18, 1995
Counties:  Metcalfe
F-scale:  F2
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  200 yards
Path length:  6 miles
Time:  5:10pm CDT
Grazulis narrative:  Tornado touched down in Edmonton then moved east-northeast along KY 80 to the Adair County line.  A mobile home and three barns were destroyed.  Several homes and a factory were damaged.  Trees were blown down as well.
Noted discrepancies: Narrative given at the NCDC website and in Storm Data makes no sense. 


May 18, 1995
Counties:  Warren
F-scale:  F2
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  100 yards
Path length:  2 1/2 miles
Time:  4:25pm
Grazulis narrative:  A tornado moved northeast from five miles west of Bowling Green.  Homes and businesses were damaged or destroyed.
Noted discrepancies:  This tornado is not listed at NCDC.  However, in addition to Grazulis' information, the Bowling Green newspaper reported tornado damage on Hammett Hill Road.


May 18, 1995
Counties:  Warren
F-scale:  F2
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  100 yards
Path length:  1 1/2 miles
Time:  4:30pm
Grazulis narrative:  A tornado was intermittently on the ground near Bowling Green.  Numerous homes and businesses were damaged or destroyed on the north side of Bowling Green.
Noted discrepancies:  This tornado is not listed at NCDC.


May 18, 1995
Counties:  Warren
F-scale:  F2
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  100 yards
Path length:  5 miles
Time:  4:47pm
Grazulis narrative:  A tornado was intermittently on the ground about five miles east of Bowling Green.  Several homes and businesses were damaged or destroyed.
Noted discrepancies:  This tornado is not listed at NCDC. However, in addition to Grazulis' information, the Bowling Green newspaper reported tornado damage on Porter Pike.


May 18, 1995
Counties:  Hardin
F-scale:  F2
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  200 yards
Path length:  1/2 mile
Time:  5:15pm
Grazulis narrative:  A tornado was sighted at Fort Knox, northeast of Radcliff.  Several buildings were damaged.
Noted discrepancies:  NWS ranks this as an F2, Grazulis says F1.  Grazulis lists this tornado at 6:15pm.


May 18, 1995
Counties:  Bullitt
F-scale:  F1
Deaths:
Injuries:
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  5:30pm
Noted discrepancies:  SPC gives lat/lon pairs as 37.98/-85.72, 0/0...NCDC gives 37.38/-85.38, 37.35/-82.95.  NCDC's lat/lons are wrong.
Notes:  Storm Data places this tornado west of Shepherdsville.


May 27, 1995
Counties:  Washington IN
F-scale:  F0
Deaths:
Injuries:
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  9:00pm
Notes:  Storm Data puts this tornado at Campbellsburg.


June 24, 1995
Counties:  Oldham
F-scale:  F0
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  50 yards
Path length:  1/2 mile
Time:  6:02pm
Notes:  This appears to have been a westward moving tornado.  A firefighter with the Westport Volunteer Fire Department saw the tornado begin on Eighteen Mile Creek Road, and proceed into Westport.  Numerous trees were felled and several outbuildings were damaged.  Many residents saw the tornado, and one person described it as looking like "a giant burnt curlicue French fry."  The tornado hit the Westport General Store and blew down trees and power lines in town.  Roofs were damaged as the tornado proceeded along Main Street/KY 524.  Residents told the Louisville Courier-Journal that the tornado crossed the river and damaged trees on the Indiana shore, however that is not reflected in the official record.  The record does state that damaging straight-line winds were also associated with this storm, so perhaps the feeling was that any damage on the Indiana side was from non-tornadic wind.


April 20, 1996
Counties:  Floyd
F-scale:  F2
Deaths:
Injuries:
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  12:08am
Notes:  Storm Data mentions damage at the intersection of Georgetown and Greenville roads.


April 20, 1996
Counties:  Bullitt
F-scale:  F1
Deaths:
Injuries:
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  12:40am
Notes:  Storm Data mentions damage in County Trace Estates and on Zoneton Road east of Mount Washington.


April 20, 1996
Counties:  Barren
F-scale:  F1
Deaths:
Injuries:  4
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  2:30am
Noted discrepancies:  None


April 20, 1996
Counties:  Barren, Metcalfe
F-scale:  F1
Deaths:
Injuries:
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  2:34am
Notes:  Storm Data mentions damage at Queens Chapel Church and on KY 314, Spillman Road, and Thurmon-Sexton Road.


April 20 1996
Counties:  Green
F-scale:  F0
Deaths:
Injuries:
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  2:45am
Notes:  Storm Data mentions damage between US 68 and Russell Creek.


April 20, 1996
Counties:  Lincoln
F-scale:  F2
Deaths:
Injuries:  7
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  3:26am
Notes:  Storm Data says this tornado went from near McKinney to Preachersville to near the Garrard County line, damaging the county fairgrounds and Maywood.


April 20, 1996
Counties:  Garrard
F-scale:  F1
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  200 yards
Path length:  6 miles
Time:  4:30am to 4:40am EST
Notes:  Trees were downed and a dozen barns were destroyed.  One farmer lost 6 cows when a barn collapsed on them.


April 20, 1996
Counties:  Madison
F-scale:  F2
Deaths:
Injuries:  10
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  3:45am
Notes:  Storm Data says this tornado touched down on the east side of I-75 at the KY 21 exit.  Berea College was damaged.


May 5, 1996
Counties:  Washington KY
F-scale:  F0
Deaths:
Injuries:
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  12:35pm
Notes:  Storm Data says this tornado touched down a mile east of Willisburg.


May 5, 1996
Counties:  Meade
F-scale:  F1
Deaths:
Injuries:  10
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  4:05pm
Notes:  Storm Data says this tornado moved from just north of Ekron to three miles southeast of Brandenburg.


May 28, 1996
Counties:  Harrison IN
F-scale:  F2
Deaths:
Injuries:
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  3:55pm
Notes:  Storm Data says this tornado passed one mile south of New Middletown.


May 28, 1996
Counties:  Dubois
F-scale:  F0
Deaths:
Injuries:
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  4:40pm
Notes:  Storm Data says this tornado struck the south side of Huntingburg.


May 28, 1996
Counties:  Jefferson KY, Bullitt, Spencer
F-scale:  F4
Deaths:
Injuries:  10
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  4:40pm
Noted discrepancies:  NCDC narrative does not match up with the lat/lons given for Jefferson County.
Notes:  Storm Data says this tornado formed four miles northwest of Brooks...hit Holsclaw Hill Road...Top Hill Road...near the I-65 Brooks exit...Pioneer Village...Hillview...the Northfield subdivision in Mount Washington...crossed KY 55...passed one and a half miles south of Taylorsville...near Taylorsville Lake Dam...ending just east of Little Mount.


May 28, 1996
Counties:  Anderson
F-scale:  F0
Deaths:
Injuries:
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  5:53pm
Notes:  Storm Data mentions damage two miles southwest of Glensboro.


May 28, 1996
Counties:  Anderson, Woodford
F-scale:  F2
Deaths:
Injuries:  1
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  6:10pm
Noted discrepancies:  SPC has no entry for fatalities...NCDC lists zero...Storm Data lists one.
Notes:  Storm Data says this tornado formed near Fox Creek, moving south of Lawrenceburg...along KY 513 near the intersection of the Blue Grass Parkway and US 127...Gilbert's Creek Road...and Lillards Ferry Road in Woodford County.


May 28, 1996
Counties:  Barren
F-scale:  F0
Deaths:
Injuries:
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  6:15pm
Notes:  Storm Data places this tornado in Lucas.


May 28, 1996
Counties:  Jessamine, Fayette
F-scale:  F0
Deaths:
Injuries:
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  6:42pm
Noted discrepancies:  None


May 28, 1996
Counties:  Harrison KY
F-scale:  F0
Deaths:
Injuries:
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  7:20pm
Noted discrepancies:  None


May 28, 1996
Counties:  Lincoln
F-scale:  F0
Deaths:
Injuries:
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  8:35pm
Notes:  Storm Data says this tornado moved from McKinney to Crab Orchard.


June 3, 1996
Counties:  Clinton
F-scale:  F0
Deaths:
Injuries:
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  8:10pm
Notes:  Storm Data puts this tornado at Shipley.


July 21, 1996
Counties:  Harrison IN
F-scale:  F1
Deaths:
Injuries:
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  2:05pm
Notes:  Storm Data puts this tornado four miles south of Corydon.


November 7, 1996
Counties:  Logan
F-scale:  F0
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  30 yards
Path length:  10 miles (skipping)
Time:  12:35pm
Notes:  This small tornado did $500,000 damage to planes at Logan County Airport.  Five planes were destroyed.


November 7, 1996
Counties:  Simpson
F-scale:  F0
Deaths:
Injuries:
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  12:55pm
Noted discrepancies:  Storm Data puts this tornado near Stowers...but can't find a Stowers on any map.


November 7, 1996
Counties:  Hart
F-scale:  F0
Deaths:
Injuries:  5
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  1:45pm
Notes:  Storm Data mentions damage at Horse Cave and Hardyville.


January 4, 1997
Counties:  Clinton
F-scale:  F1
Deaths:  1
Injuries:  2
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  10:55pm
Notes:  Storm Data mentions damage on KY 1590 half a mile west of Albany.


January 24, 1997
Counties:  Barren
F-scale:  F2
Deaths:
Injuries:  2
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  5:40pm
Noted discrepancies:  Storm Data lists this and the following tornado as one.
Notes:  Storm Data says this tornado touched down south of Glasgow and did damage along KY 90.


January 24, 1997
Counties:  Metcalfe
F-scale:  F1
Deaths:
Injuries:
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  5:50pm
Noted discrepancies:  Storm Data lists this and the previous tornado as one.
Notes:  Storm Data says this tornado lifted at Wisdom.


March 1, 1997
Counties:  Warren
F-scale:  F0
Deaths:
Injuries:
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  4:26am
Notes:  Storm Data puts this tornado on Garrett Hollow Road.


March 1, 1997
Counties:  Monroe
F-scale:  F2
Deaths:
Injuries:
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  4:36am
Noted discrepancies:  None


March 1, 1997
Counties:  Washington KY
F-scale:  F0
Deaths:
Injuries:
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  11:59am
Noted discrepancies:  Storm Data puts this tornado on Lincoln Park Road.


March 1, 1997
Counties:  Hart
F-scale:  F1
Deaths:
Injuries:
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  10:00pm
Notes:  Storm Data places this tornado near Hardyville.


March 1, 1997
Counties:  Metcalfe
F-scale:  F0
Deaths:
Injuries:
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  11:25pm
Notes:  Storm Data puts this tornado near Center.


March 28, 1997
Counties:  Hardin
F-scale:  F1
Deaths:
Injuries:
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  5:45pm
Noted discrepancies:  Storm Data takes this tornado from Rineyville to Colesburg.


March 28, 1997
Counties:  Hart, LaRue
F-scale:  F3
Deaths:  1
Injuries:  15
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  6:04pm
Noted discrepancies:  SPC/NCDC endpoint lat/lon for this tornado is in LaRue County, and narrative at NCDC includes LaRue County.  LaRue County is also included for this tornado at the NCDC website.  For this project this tornado was mapped all the way to the SPC/NCDC ending lat/lon in LaRue County.  Upon further investigation it appears that this tornado was split into two at SPC.  Storm Data says this twister touched down at Bonnieville in Hart County and moved to Magnolia in LaRue County before lifting.  Hammonville was struck.  The tornado crossed I-65 at Exit 71.


March 28, 1997
Counties:  Nelson
F-scale:  F0
Deaths:
Injuries:
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  6:15pm
Noted discrepancies:  None


March 28, 1997
Counties:  Green, LaRue, Marion
F-scale:  F2
Deaths:
Injuries:
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  6:25pm
Notes:  Storm Data says this tornado touched down in Creal, crossed KY 61, KY 2762, KY 210, entered LaRue County, hit Pleasant Ridge, entered Marion County, dissipating three miles west of Saint Joseph.  Cannot find Creal on any map.


March 28, 1997
Counties:  Adair
F-scale:  F3
Deaths:
Injuries:  7
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  7:15pm
Noted discrepancies:  SPC lists the beginning and ending lat/lons as 36.88/-85.72, 37.03/-85.45...NCDC has 37.18/-85.32, 37.22/-85.08.  SPC lists a path length of 15 miles...NCDC says 10 miles.   The lat/lons and path lengths given here are the mirror image of the lat/lons and path lengths given in the next event.
Notes:  Storm Data says this tornado touched down at Cane Valley and lifted around Pellyton.


March 28, 1997
Counties:  Metcalfe, Adair
F-scale:  F2
Deaths:  1
Injuries:  6
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  7:15pm
Noted discrepancies:  SPC has beginning and ending lat/lons as 37.18/-85.32, 37.22/-85.08...NCDC has 36.88/-85.72, 37.03/85.45.  SPC has a path length of 10 miles...NCDC says 15 miles.  The lat/lon issue and path length issue here are the mirror image of the lat/lon issue and path length issue of the previous tornado.  End lat/lon takes this tornado into Adair County, which agrees with NCDC narrative.  Will plot into Adair County.  Storm Data lists this tornado as having struck both Metcalfe and Adair counties, touching down a mile west of Summer Shade at the intersection of KY 90 and Milam Clark Road, crossing KY 90 and KY 640, KY 163 south of Goodluck, lifting just north of Breeding.


March 28, 1997
Counties:  Casey
F-scale:  F1
Deaths:
Injuries:
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  7:40pm
Notes:  Storm Data places this tornado near Riffe and along a ten mile long path from one mile northwest of Dunnville to Gilpin.


March 28, 1997
Counties:  Adair
F-scale:  F2
Deaths:
Injuries:
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  7:45pm
Noted discrepancies:  None


March 28, 1997
Counties:  Scott IN, Jefferson IN
F-scale:  F1
Deaths:
Injuries:
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  7:45pm
Noted discrepancies:  A straight line between the touchdown lat/lon and liftoff lat/lon would have the tornado scrape the northernmost tip of Trimble County...able to work around it though for plotting.
Notes:  Storm Data says this tornado touched down just east of Blocher and traveled to the north side of Madison from Shun Pike to Audubon Pike. 


March 28, 1997
Counties:  Russell
F-scale:  F0
Deaths:
Injuries:
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  7:50pm
Notes:  Storm Data touched this tornado down near KY 55 and hits Middletown and Half Acre.


March 28, 1997
Counties:  Hart
F-scale:  F0
Deaths:
Injuries:
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  10:28pm
Notes:  According to Storm Data this tornado touched down near Seymour.


April 30, 1997
Counties:  Perry
F-scale:  F1
Deaths:
Injuries:
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  8:00pm
Notes:  Storm Data says the hardest hit areas were Apalona and Branchville.


June 16, 1997
Counties:  Warren
F-scale:  F0
Deaths:
Injuries:
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  6:21pm
Notes:  Storm Data puts this tornado at Richardsville.


June 16, 1997
Counties:  Bourbon
F-scale:  F0
Deaths:
Injuries:
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  7:15pm
Noted discrepancies:  None


June 17, 1997
Counties:  Butler
F-scale:  F0
Deaths:
Injuries:
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  7:25pm
Noted discrepancies:  None


July 27, 1997
Counties:  Jefferson KY
F-scale:  F0
Deaths:
Injuries:
Path width:
Path length:  1/2 mile
Time:  7:05pm
Noted discrepancies:  SPC's lat/lon do not agree with NCDC's narrative.  Plotted according to NCDC's narrative.  Storm Data says this tornado touched down just south of the Gene Snyder Freeway two miles south-southeast of Jeffersontown.


April 16, 1998
Counties:  Logan, Warren, Allen, Barren
F-scale:  F3
Deaths:  2
Injuries:  9
Path width:
Path length:  58 miles
Time:  2:35pm
Notes:  After researching this tornado (see discrepancies below), including reviewing radar data, it appears this tornado touched down at Chandlers Chapel in northeast Logan County, moving through Warren County crossing I-65 about seven and a half miles south of Bowling Green, continuing eastward into northernmost Allen County passing just north of Meador, then turning to the northeast near Finny, Haywood, three miles south of Glasgow, and ending at the Metcalfe County line near where the parkway crosses the border.  The worst damage was in Barren County.  Homes on Needmore School Road southwest of Haywood were extensively damaged, and a mobile home was flipped over near the intersection of Riddle Road and KY 249.  In Glasgow one person was killed in his mobile home and another was killed by flying debris.  In the Glasgow area one house was destroyed (F3 damage) and 45 badly damaged.  Winds estimated at 175mph near Glasgow damaged or destroyed 35 mobile homes and 25 barns. 
Noted discrepancies:  SPC mistakenly replaces Warren County with Lawrence County.  SPC gives a beginning latitude of 36.92...NCDC gives 36.95.  SPC gives a path width of 100 yards, NCDC gives 200 yards.  The lat/lons given for this event are all over the place.  Going by the beginning lat/lon in Logan County and the ending lat/lon in Barren County, the track would go through the south side of Glasgow and would end at the Barren/Metcalfe county line, which agrees with the narrative given at NCDC.  However, this path would completely miss Allen County.  Storm Data has it in Logan County (Chandlers Chapel to six miles east of Chandlers Chapel), Warren County (ten miles southwest of Bowling Green to sixteen miles southeast of Bowling Green), Allen County (three miles west of Meador to two miles east of Meador), and Barren County (fourteen miles southwest of Glasgow to ten miles east of Glasgow, with Glasgow hard hit). 


April 16, 1998
Counties:  Metcalfe
F-scale:  F2
Deaths:  1
Injuries:  0
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  3:53pm
Notes:  Storm Data takes this tornado from Wisdom to two miles east of Edmonton.


April 16, 1998
Counties:  Adair
F-scale:  F3
Deaths:
Injuries:
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  4:15pm
Notes:  Storm Data says Pellyton was hard hit...tornado went from Portland to one mile northeast of Pellyton.


May 13, 1998
Counties:  Mercer
F-scale:  F0
Deaths:
Injuries:
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  Noon
Noted discrepancies:  SPC lists a path width of 30 yards, NCDC says 20 yards.
Notes:  Storm Data takes this tornado on a two mile long path along Gilberts Creek from Salvisa to two miles east of Salvisa.  Oregon Road was blocked by felled trees from US 127 to the Kentucky River where the tornado lifted.


May 31, 1998
Counties:  Adair
F-scale:  F2
Deaths:
Injuries:
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  7:35pm
Notes:  Storm Data takes this tornado from Pellyton to a mile southeast of Pellyton.


April 9, 1999
Counties:  Jefferson IN (to Jennings and Ripley)
F-scale:  F3
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  2
Path width:
Path length:  18 miles
Time:  1:56am EDT
Notes:  Touched down at DuPont where it removed the roof from a home and threw a woman 2,000 feet resulting in serious injuries.  Several homes and barns in far northern Jefferson County were damaged.  The tornado intensified as it moved into Jennings and Ripley Counties.
Noted discrepancies:  SPC lists a path width of 250 yards...NCDC says 400 yards...Storm Data has up to 450 yards.


May 5, 1999
Counties:  Logan
F-scale:  F0
Deaths:
Injuries:
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  10:30pm
Notes:  Storm Data says this tornado touched down in a field along KY 103 a mile north of Auburn.


May 17, 1999
Counties:  Dubois
F-scale:  F0
Deaths:
Injuries:
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  5:20pm
Notes:  Storm Data puts this tornado in Birdseye.


May 17, 1999
Counties:  Crawford
F-scale:  F1
Deaths:
Injuries:
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  5:25pm
Noted discrepancies:  SPC lists a path length of 1 1/2 miles...NCDC and Storm Data lists 1 mile.  SPC has no listing for path width, NCDC says 73 yards, Storm Data says 50 yards.
Notes:  Storm Data puts this tornado in Eckerty.


May 17, 1999
Counties:  Crawford
F-scale:  F1
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  73 yards
Path length:  1 mile
Time:  5:30pm
Noted discrepancies:  This tornado is not listed at SPC.
Notes:  Storm Data puts this tornado in Eckerty.


August 19, 1999
Counties:  Lincoln
F-scale:  F0
Deaths:
Injuries:
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  2:00pm
Notes:  Storm Data puts this tornado two miles north of Crab Orchard.


January 3, 2000
Counties:  Washington IN
F-scale:  F1
Deaths:
Injuries:
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  1:05pm
Noted discrepancies:  Storm Data puts this tornado two and a half miles north of Fredericksburg.


April 20, 2000
Counties:  Washington KY
F-scale:  F1
Deaths:
Injuries:  4
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  4:55pm
Noted discrepancies:  SPC lists a path width of 70 yards, NCDC 73 yards, Storm Data 50 yards.
Notes:  Storm Data takes this tornado from half a mile north of Willisburg to two miles northeast of Willisburg.


April 20, 2000
Counties:  Washington KY
F-scale:  F0
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  40 yards
Path length:  1/3 of a mile
Time:  5:00pm
Noted discrepancies:  This tornado is not listed at SPC or NCDC, but is in Storm DataStorm Data lists this tornado in Mercer County, but it takes this storm from 4.3 miles southwest of Dugansville to 4 miles southwest of Dugansville near Tablow.  This distance from Dugansville would put it in Washington County.  Tablow is directly on the county line.  Will plot it in Washington County.


April 20, 2000
Counties:  Mercer
F-scale:  F1
Deaths:
Injuries:
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  5:05pm
Notes:  Storm Data takes this tornado from 1.7 miles southwest of Dugansville to 1.6 miles southwest of Dugansville, or half a mile east of Tablow. 


April 20, 2000
Counties:  Mercer
F-scale:  F1
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  40 yards
Path length:  1/10 of a mile
Time:  5:07pm
Noted discrepancies:  SPC and NCDC do not list this tornado.
Notes:  Storm Data takes this tornado from one mile west of Dugansville to 9/10 of a mile west of Dugansville. 


April 20, 2000
Counties:  Mercer
F-scale:  F1
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  40 yards
Path length:  1/10 of a mile
Time:  5:10pm
Noted discrepancies:  This tornado is not listed at SPC or NCDC.
Notes:  Storm Data takes this tornado from Dugansville to 1/10 of a mile east of Dugansville. 


April 20, 2000
Counties:  Clinton
F-scale:  F0
Deaths:
Injuries:
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  6:00pm
Noted discrepancies:  SPC gives a path width of 20 yards, NCDC says 27 yards, Storm Data says 25 yards.  The lat/lon for this tornado at SPC is in Tennessee.  The NCDC begin location and end location (8 miles southwest of Albany) also places this tornado in Tennessee, or, depending on the degree of "southwest", in the middle of Dale Hollow Lake.  Narrative at NCDC gives no additional location information.  Storm Data also plots this tornado "8 miles southwest of Albany" and mere mentions that "a piece of scaffolding and a cement mixer pan were moved 50 yards at Ootens Store."  Further research is necessary.


May 23, 2000
Counties:  Grayson
F-scale:  F3
Deaths:
Injuries:  16
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  1:00pm
Notes:  Storm Data takes this from four miles north of Leitchfield, across northeastern Leitchfield, to four miles east of Leitchfield.


May 23, 2000
Counties:  Hart
F-scale:  F0
Deaths:
Injuries:
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  1:25pm
Notes:  SPC lists a path width of 20 yards, NCDC 27 yards, Storm Data 25 yards.
Notes:  Storm Data puts this on the northwest side of Priceville.


May 23, 2000
Counties:  Taylor
F-scale:  F0
Deaths:
Injuries:
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  3:20pm
Noted discrepancies:  SPC lists a path width of 20 yards, NCDC 27 yards, Storm Data 25 yards.


May 24, 2000
Counties:  Logan
F-scale:  F0
Deaths:
Injuries:
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  4:24pm
Notes:  Storm Data says this tornado touched down on Liberty Church Road in Auburn.


May 24, 2000
Counties:  Warren
F-scale:  F0
Deaths:
Injuries:
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  6:45pm
Noted discrepancies:  SPC lists a path width of 20 yards, NCDC 27 yards, Storm Data 25 yards.


November 9, 2000
Counties:  Hart
F-scale:  F1
Deaths:
Injuries:
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  1:06pm
Notes:  Storm Data takes this tornado from one mile southwest of Blowing Springs to one mile northwest of Blowing Springs.


November 9, 2000
Counties:  Hart
F-scale:  F1
Deaths:
Injuries:
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  1:15pm
Noted discrepancies:  SPC lists a path width of 70 yards, NCDC 73 yards, Storm Data 75 yards.  The lat/lon for this tornado shows it moving northwest, though no mention of that is made in the NCDC narrative.  Storm Data moved this tornado from three miles northwest of Horse Cave to five miles northwest of Horse Cave.


November 9, 2000
Counties:  Cumberland
F-scale:  F1
Deaths:
Injuries:
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  1:40pm
Noted discrepancies:  SPC lists a path width of 70 yards, NCDC 73 yards, Storm Data 75 yards.
Notes:  Storm Data takes this tornado from one mile southwest of Burkesville to one mile northwest of Burkesville.


November 9, 2000
Counties:  Marion
F-scale:  F1
Deaths:
Injuries:
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  1:53pm
Notes:  Storm Data places this tornado two miles southeast of Lebanon.


November 9, 2000
Counties:  Washington, KY
F-scale:  F1
Deaths:
Injuries:
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  1:55pm
Noted discrepancies:  SPC lists a path width of 70 yards, NCDC 73 yards, Storm Data 75 yards.
Notes:  Storm Data takes this tornado from half a mile south of Saint Catherine to one and a half miles northeast of Saint Catherine.


November 9, 2000
Counties:  Washington KY
F-scale:  F1
Deaths:
Injuries:  1
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  2:10pm
Noted discrepancies:  SPC lists a path width of 70 yards, NCDC 73 yards, Storm Data 75 yards.
Notes:  Storm Data takes this tornado from half a mile northeast of Sharpsville to two miles northeast of Sharpsville.


November 9, 2000
Counties:  Woodford
F-scale:  F1
Deaths:
Injuries:
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  2:34pm
Noted discrepancies:  SPC lists a path width of 70 yards, NCDC 73 yards, Storm Data 75 yards.
Notes:  Storm Data takes this tornado from one mile northwest of Versailles to one mile north of Versailles.


May 31, 2001
Counties:  Logan
F-scale:  F0
Deaths:
Injuries:
Path width:  50 yards
Path length:
Time:  6:30pm
Noted discrepancies:  SPC lists a path width of 17 yards, NCDC and Storm Data list 50 yards.
Notes:  Storm Data says this tornado touched down two miles east of Adairsville and moved northeast for two miles.


April 28, 2002
Counties:  Perry, Breckinridge, Meade
F-scale:  F2
Deaths:
Injuries:  7
Path width:
Path length:
Time:  2:05am
Noted discrepancies:  SPC lists a path width of 50 yards, NCDC and Storm Data list 150 yards.  Storm Data takes this tornado from 3/10 of a mile southwest of Tobinsport to 1.8 miles east northeast of Tobinsport.  Storm Data mentions that this tornado crossed into Kentucky from Perry County...hitting Irvington, two miles east northeast of Cloverport, and two and a half miles south of Garrett.


April 28, 2002
Counties:  Ohio
F-scale:  F1
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Time:  2:40am
Noted discrepancies:  SPC lists a path width of 30 yards...NCDC and Storm Data say 100 yards.
Notes:  Storm Data takes this tornado from five miles west of Centertown, on Shrull Lane, to Hartford.


April 28, 2002
Counties:  Hardin
F-scale:  F1
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Time:  2:55am
Noted discrepancies:  SPC lists a path width of 20 yards, NCDC and Storm Data says 50 yards.
Notes:  Storm Data takes this tornado from two miles west of Radcliff to Radcliff.


April 28, 2002
Counties:  Edmonson
F-scale:  F1
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Time:  3:35am
Noted discrepancies:  SPC lists a path width of 30 yards...NCDC and Storm Data say 100 yards.
Notes:  Storm Data takes this tornado from two miles east of Broadway to five miles east of Broadway.


August 14, 2002
Counties:  Jefferson IN
F-scale:  F1
Deaths:
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Path width:  125 yards
Path length:
Time:  12:52pm
Noted discrepancies:  SPC lists a path width of 40 yards, NCDC lists 123 yards, Storm Data says 125 yards.
Notes:  Storm Data takes this tornado from 1/10 of a mile southwest of Deputy to 3.9 miles northeast of Deputy.


October 4, 2002
Counties:  Jefferson KY
F-scale:  F1
Deaths:
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Path width:  50 yards
Path length:
Time:  5:47pm
Noted discrepancies:  SPC lists a path width of 17 yards, NCDC and Storm Data say 50 yards. 
Notes:  Storm Data says this tornado touched down on the Ohio River 8.4 miles northeast of Louisville, moved through the Springhurst area of Louisville, struck the Indian Springs Country Club, and lifted 12.6 miles northeast of Louisville.  Wonder if this formed in the remnants of Hurricane Lili?


November 10, 2002
Counties:  Allen
F-scale:  F1
Deaths:
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Path width:  25 yards
Path length:
Time:  2:00am
Noted discrepancies:  SPC lists a path width of 7 yards, NCDC 27 yards, Storm Data 25 yards.
Notes:  Storm Data says this occurred near New Roe.  Lat/lon given place it in Sumner County, Tennessee.  Will plot it between New Roe and the Tennessee border.


November 10, 2002
Counties:  Casey
F-scale:  F0
Deaths:
Injuries:
Path width:  25 yards
Path length:
Time:  7:30pm
Noted discrepancies:  SPC lists a path width of 7 yards, NCDC 27 yards, Storm Data 25 yards.
Notes:  Storm Data says this struck Peyton Ridge.


November 10, 2002
Counties:  Lincoln
F-scale:  F0
Deaths:
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Time:  7:45pm
Noted discrepancies:  SPC lists a path width of 7 yards, NCDC 27 yards, Storm Data 25 yards.
Notes:  Storm Data says this tornado struck Angel Ridge.


May 8, 2003
Counties:  Perry
F-scale:  F1
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Time:  7:45pm
Notes:  Storm Data takes this tornado from five miles southwest of Gerald to 2.4 miles west of Rome in Hoosier National Forest.


May 8, 2003
Counties:  Breckinridge
F-scale:  F0
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Time:  8:00pm
Notes:  Storm Data says this tornado took place near the Ohio River from two and a half miles south of Holt to 3.8 miles southwest of Stephensport.


May 11, 2003
Counties:  Hardin
F-scale:  F2
Deaths:
Injuries:  5
Path width:
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Time:  3:10am
Notes:  Storm Data says this tornado formed three and a half miles southwest of Rineyville on KY 1375, went through Rineyville, and lifted three miles northeast of Rineyville.


May 11, 2003
Counties:  Hart
F-scale:  F1
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Time:  3:59am
Notes:  Storm Data says this tornado touched down on Rowlette Street one mile west southwest of Munfordville and on KY 537, and moved northeast toward Glen Lily one mile east-northeast of Munfordville.


May 11, 2003
Counties:  Mercer
F-scale:  F2
Deaths:  1
Injuries:  8
Path width:
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Time:  4:30am
Notes:  Storm Data says this tornado formed one and a half miles south southeast of Bohon and moved across Bohon Road near the Salt River, dissipating east of US 127 3.3 miles southeast of McAfee.


May 11, 2003
Counties:  Garrard
F-scale:  F1
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Time:  5:55am
Notes:  Storm Data says this tornado touched down about two miles northwest of Paint Lick near the Madison County line.


May 11, 2003
Counties:  Madison
F-scale:  F1
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Time:  5:56am
Notes:  Storm Data places this tornado two and a half miles west southwest of Happy Landing.


May 17, 2003
Counties:  Perry
F-scale:  F0
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Time:  3:47am
Notes:  Storm Data places this tornado about five and a half miles southwest of Rome in Hoosier National Forest.


May 17, 2003
Counties:  Harrison IN
F-scale:  F0
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Time:  5:30am
Notes:  Storm Data takes this tornado from 1.2 miles south of New Amsterdam into New Amsterdam.


May 27, 2004
Counties:  Washington IN, Clark IN
F-scale:  F2
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Time:  6:30pm
Notes:  Storm Data takes this tornado from 6.3 miles south southwest of Salem, to Pekin, to 1.3 miles southeast of Pekin, to 2.7 miles northwest of Charlestown, to 3.1 miles southeast of Charlestown. Stacy Road and Bethany Road in the Charlestown area received damage.


May 27, 2004
Counties:  Henry
F-scale:  F2
Deaths:
Injuries:  2
Path width:
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Time:  6:50pm
Notes:  Storm Data takes this tornado from one mile east of Smithfield to five miles east-northeast of Eminence.  It crossed KY 55 north of Eminence.  It moved between US 421 and Eminence-Point Pleasant Road.  It then crossed Sweeney lane.


May 27, 2004
Counties:  Floyd
F-scale:  F1
Deaths:
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Time:  7:55pm
Notes:  Storm Data takes this tornado from half a mile north of Georgetown to 2.8 miles east southeast of Georgetown.  It moved nearly parallel to IN 64.  It lifted near the IN 64/I-64 interchange, near Edwardsville.


May 27, 2004
Counties:  Fayette
F-scale:  F3
Deaths:
Injuries:  6
Path width:
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Time:  9:15pm
Notes:  Storm Data takes this tornado from 4.7 miles northeast of the Lexington airport to one and a half miles southeast of Greendale.  It touched down on Buck Lane, struck KY 1978, crossed Georgetown Road, and struck near Citation Boulevard.


May 30, 2004
Counties:  Crawford
F-scale:  F3
Deaths:  1
Injuries: 11
Path width:
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Time:  2:25pm
Notes:  Storm Data takes this tornado from Taswell to two and a half miles north of Milltown.  It moved north of English, struck Marengo, and went north of Milltown.


May 30, 2004
Counties:  Clark IN
F-scale:  F1
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Time:  2:30pm
Notes:  Storm Data takes this tornado from half a mile south of Clarksville to half a mile north of Jeffersonville.  It touched down at the end of Arlington Drive at the floodwall and moved east-northeast, crossing I-65 between exits one and two, then crossed Tenth Street and lifted near the end of Plaza Drive.


May 30, 2004
Counties:  Floyd
F-scale:  F0
Deaths:
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Time:  2:40pm
Notes:  Storm Data takes this tornado from one and a half miles south of Georgetown to half a mile southeast of Edwardsville.  It traveled along I-64 south of Georgetown.


May 30, 2004
Counties:  Washington IN
F-scale:  F1
Deaths:
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Time:  3:10pm
Notes:  Storm Data takes this tornado from 3.8 miles southwest of Salem to 7.2 miles east of Salem.  It touched down near IN 56, crossed Beck's Mill Road, and crossed Walker Road.


May 30, 2004
Counties:  Jefferson KY
F-scale:  F0
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Time:  4:27pm
Notes:  Storm Data says this tornado touched down just east of Bardstown Road near the entrance to the Glenmary Subdivision and lifted on the far side of the subdivision.


June 12, 2004
Counties:  Breckinridge
F-scale:  F0
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Time:  11:55am
Notes:  Storm Data takes this tornado from half a mile south to .7 miles east of Hardinsburg.  It touched down just east of Old US 60 near the Breckinridge Emergency Management Center.  It then struck Meadowside Apartments and Cody Lane.


March 19, 2005
Counties:  Spencer
F-scale:  F0
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:
Path length:  1/4 mile
Time:  3:40pm
Notes:  This tornado struck Brier Hill.


April 22, 2005
Counties:  Jefferson KY
F-scale:  F0
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  50 yards
Path length:
Time:  5:47pm
Notes:  The tornado touched down near the intersection of Campbell and Market streets, where the roof on a business was destroyed, and a telephone pole was snapped.  An empty trailer was flipped over near this location.  The Stockyard Farm Supply Company on South Johnson Street sustained roof damage.


November 6, 2005
Counties:  Hart
F-scale:  F2
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  200 yards
Path length:  1 mile
Time:  4:41am
Notes:  This tornado struck downtown Munfordville.  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 its roof removed.  About 50 vehicles in a car dealership lot were totaled.


November 15, 2005
Counties:  Logan
F-scale:  F1
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  150 yards
Path length:  8 miles
Time:  5:36pm
Notes:  This tornado touched down just north of Adairville.  Many homes, trailers, outbuildings, and barns were damaged along the tornado's intermittent path.  The tornado lifted near the Simpson County line near KY 100.


November 15, 2005
Counties:  Simpson
F-scale:  F2
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  150 yards
Path length:  1 mile
Time:  5:52pm
Notes:  This tornado touched down near Pilot Knob.  It damaged trailers and downed many trees.  Minimal F2.


November 15, 2005
Counties:  Warren
F-scale:  F1
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  150 yards
Path length:  1 mile
Time:  6:07pm
Notes:  This tornado touched down in the Woodburn area.  It did F1 damage to at least three businesses, six homes, and numerous barns and outbuildings.


January 2, 2006
Counties:  Hardin
F-scale:  F2
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  150 yards
Path length:  8 miles
Time:  2:43pm
Notes:  This tornado touched down near Cecilia, blowing the roof off a barn, but only producing shingle damage on nearby residences.  It did more damage when it reached Saint John Road, where it destroyed a home and some farm buildings.  As the tornado continued to the northeast, it produced major roof damage to homes along Rineyville Road.  Next, an office building that was under construction was lifted off of its foundation.  A convenience store was destroyed along US 31W.  A few more homes received minor damage before the tornado lifted near Longview.


January 2, 2006
Counties:  LaRue
F-scale:  F1
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  175 yards
Path length:  6 miles
Time:  2:50pm
Notes:  This tornado touched down near Talley in southwest LaRue County, and was intermittently on the ground until lifting just east of Tanner.  Near Talley, the tornado lifted the roof off of a home.  A home on Upton-Talley Road had the front porch and much of the roof removed.  The tornado also did moderate damage to barns and destroyed several outbuildings, and moved a 2700 pound motorboat 220 feet.  In the Oak Hill area two barns and some outbuildings were destroyed.  Another barn and a home were damaged.


January 2, 2006
Counties:  Adair
F-scale:  F2
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  200 yards
Path length:  1 mile
Time:  2:22pm Central
Notes:  This tornado touched down near Columbia.  It destroyed a mobile home and removed the roof from a house.  Other homes and mobile homes were damaged.


January 2, 2006
Counties:  Jefferson KY
F-scale:  F1
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  34 yards
Path length:  2 miles
Time:  3:22pm
Notes:  A tornado touched down near the corner of Bramers and Campground roads.  Many homes along the damage path had roof damage.  A large, well constructed barn was destroyed.  Numerous trees and power lines were downed, and one tree was blown onto a house.  The local Moose Lodge building had significant damage.  The tornado lifted around 3:27pm near the intersection of Campground Road and Ralph Avenue.


January 2, 2006
Counties:  Adair
F-scale:  F1
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  100 yards
Path length:  1 mile
Time:  2:57pm Central
Notes:  This tornado touched down in the Pellyton area.  Several homes and barns in the area were damaged.


January 2, 2006
Counties:  Lincoln
F-scale:  F2
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  2
Path width:  200 yards
Path length:  9 miles
Time:  4:34pm
Notes:  This tornado passed through western and central Lincoln County.  A man received minor injuries when a barn he was in collapsed around him.  An elderly woman was hospitalized with a broken collar bone and nose.  She had been sucked out of her mobile home when she tried to open her front door.  In all, eight mobile homes were destroyed, with most of the damage concentrated south of McKinney.  At one location the tornado had embedded two by six boards firmly into the ground.


April 2, 2006
Counties:  Shelby
F-scale:  F1
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  150 yards
Path length:  2 miles
Time:  10:15pm
Notes:  Tree damage and other debris.


April 2, 2006
Counties:  Logan
F-scale:  F1
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  100 yards
Path length:  2 miles
Time:  10:30pm Central time
Notes:  Intermittent track.


April 7, 2006
Counties:  Barren, Metcalfe
F-scale:  F2
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  4
Path width:  200 yards

Path length:  2.7 miles
Time:  4:04pm
Notes:  Fifteen to twenty 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 were destroyed.  A large RV was flipped over...a large tractor trailer 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 KY 839.  The storm then crossed into Metcalfe County about three miles northeast of Nobob.  Several homes and barns were destroyed on Froedge-Dubree and Pitcock roads in the Summer Shade area.


May 2, 2006
Counties:  Hardin
F-scale:  F0
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  50 yards
Path length:  0.7 miles
Time:  4:35am
Notes: Tree damage.


May 10, 2006
Counties:  Dubois
F-scale:  F1
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  100 yards
Path length:  1.4 miles
Time:  5:49pm Central
Notes:  One home received major roof damage.  A workshop containing tools and heavy equipment was destroyed.  Other homes received minor damage, and some outbuildings and carports were damaged.  Several trees were uprooted.

 

Complete Tornado Listing
for the Area of Responsibility of the Louisville NWS Office


April 3, 2007
County:  Taylor
EF-Scale:  EF0
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  25 yards
Path length:  1.3 miles (skipping)
Time:  8:01pm EDT
Notes:  This small tornado first destroyed a 2-car garage 0.4 miles south of KY 744 on Smith Chapel School Road.  It skipped northeast, damaging trees and two homes.  It lifted just north of KY 744.  Wind speeds were estimated around 85 mph.


April 3, 2007
Counties:  Casey
EF-scale:  EF1
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  200 yards
Path length:  13 miles (skipping)
Time:  8:23pm EDT
Notes:  The tornado touched down four miles northwest of Dunnville and skipped along ridgetops to the east-southeast, exiting Casey County at Mintonville.  The worst damage, near the upper bound of EF1 around 105 mph, was done to a well-constructed home west of Mintonville.


October 18, 2007
Counties:  Jefferson, KY
EF-scale:  EF0
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  75 yards
Path length:  Less than 440 yards
Time:  7:10pm EDT to 7:11pm EDT
Notes:  Touched down at the Kroger's store at 2200 Brownsboro Road.  Windows were blown out, a cart corral was blown into a vehicle, and a power pole was blown down.


October 18, 2007
Counties:  Hancock, Perry
EF-scale:  EF1
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  220 yards
Path length:  14 miles (skipping)
Time:  6:18pm CDT to 6:45pm CDT
Notes:  This tornado touched down along the Daviess County line near Gatewood and did primarily tree and power line damage as it headed northeast.  The tornado lifted slightly and passed over Hawesville as a funnel cloud (though 75 mph winds still did damage in town).  The tornado came back to earth just on the other side of Cannelton and proceeded northeast into the Hoosier National Forest, damaging the Girl Scout Camp on Cann Heights Road and lifting at Plock Knob.


October 18, 2007
Counties:  Clark, IN
EF-scale:  EF3
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  440 yards
Path length:  5 miles (skipping)
Time:  10:03pm EDT to 10:09pm EDT
Notes:  Began on Bull Creek Road west of Vesta where it scoured the ground. Moving northeast, it devastated a home near Hibernia when the two-story house was blown completely off of its basement foundation and destroyed.  Two large barns, a silo, and a stable were also destroyed on the same property.  The tornado lifted just shy of the Ohio River near the end of Fulton Road.


October 18, 2007
Counties:  Breckinridge
EF-scale:  EF2
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  300 yards
Path length:  3 miles
Time:  9:26pm CDT to 9:33pm CDT
Notes:  Touchdown was a mile east-northeast of Stinnettsville.  The tornado moved northeast and produced major damage in Rosetta where it destroyed the Fountain of Faith Church.  A 4500 pound tractor was moved seven feet and a 16-foot trailer was wrapped around a tree.  The tornado lifted near the intersection of KY 333 and M. H. Dowell Road.


October 18, 2007
Counties:  Dubois
EF-scale:  EF0
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  125 yards
Path length:  2 miles
Time:  9:27pm EDT to 9:30pm EDT
Notes:  The door of a house was blown out about four miles northeast of Ferdinand, near the start of the tornado path. A barn was damaged about a half mile
south of Kyana, near the end of the damage path. Over 100 large oak trees were snapped off or uprooted in the Ferdinand Forest.


October 18, 2007
Counties:  Meade
EF-scale:  EF1
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  300 yards
Path length:  2.5 miles
Time:  10:50pm EDT to 10:55pm EDT
Notes:  This tornado began one mile northeast of Flaherty, damaged buildings at the intersection of US 60 and KY 1882, and lifted in western Fort Knox near Camp Carlson.


October 18, 2007
Counties:  Bullitt
EF-scale:  EF1
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  200 yards
Path length:  2.5 miles (skipping)
Time:  11:20pm EDT to 11:26pm EDT
Notes:  Damage was done to homes in the south end of Brooks along Meadowbrook Drive, Clearbrook Drive, Hillbrook Drive, Bells Mill Road, and Hill Creek Road.


October 19, 2007
Counties:  Marion
EF-scale:  EF0
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  50 yards
Path length:  0.5 mile
Time:  1:36am EDT to 1:38am EDT
Notes:  Touched down just northwest of Bradfordsville and moved east across the north side of town.  A mobile home was rolled over and trees and power lines were blown down.

January 10, 2008
Counties:  Barren
EF-scale: 
EF1
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  350 yards
Path length:  3.1 miles
Time:  2:02pm CST to 2:06pm CST
Notes: 
The tornado first touched down along Millstown Road southwest of Park City.  It uprooted and snapped the trunks of several large trees and did some minor roof damage to a home.  The tornado was on the ground intermittently along its path to the south and east of Park City, destroying eight barns and snapping or uprooting several trees.  Right before it lifted, it tore the front porch off a home and destroyed a barn. 

January 29, 2008
Counties:  Washington, IN
EF-scale: 
EF1
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  200 yards
Path length:  10.7 miles
Time:  7:40pm EST to 7:50pm EST
Notes: 
The most intense damage occurred near the intersection of Skylight and Cauble roads, where several hardwood trees were snapped off, numerous trees were uprooted in different directions, a farm outbuilding collapsed, and metal sheeting from a well-constructed barn was thrown 200 yards into the trees downwind.

January 29, 2008
Counties:  Clark, IN
EF-scale: 
EF1
Deaths:  1
Injuries:  0
Path width:  100 yards
Path length:  0.2 miles
Time:  7:58pm EST to 7:59pm EST
Notes: 
Touched down briefly just northeast of Henryville.  The tornado felled trees in varying directions, one of which crashed into a mobile home killing the occupant.

January 29, 2008
Counties:  Jefferson, KY
EF-scale: 
EF1
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  100 yards
Path length:  16.4 miles
Time:  8:00pm EST to 8:13pm EST
Notes: 
A fast moving tornado briefly touched down four times in Louisville.  The tornado was on the ground for about one and a half miles over the course of its 16 mile long skipping track.  The first touchdown was in an industrial area just off Millers Lane west of Dixie Highway.  The tornado stayed on the ground for one mile before lifting, heavily damaging a church on Dixie Highway, as well as uprooting and snapping several trees and damaging numerous homes.  The tornado then dipped to earth again on the west side of the University of Louisville campus, breaking out many windows in a large residence hall and nearby building, and damaging several vehicles parked nearby.  The next touchdown happened in Saint Matthews near the intersection of Shelbyville Road and Interstate 264, where extensive damage was suffered by many businesses and private properties.  The fourth and final touchdown was in Anchorage where many trees were damaged, blown over, and uprooted, roofs were damaged, and a large outbuilding at a training school was destroyed.

January 29, 2008
Counties:  Scott, IN
EF-scale: 
EF1
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  100 yards
Path length:  1.8 miles
Time:  8:10pm EST to 8:12pm EST
Notes: Touched down just east of Lexington.  The tornado snapped and uprooted trees, destroyed a mobile home, and caused roof damage to a number of homes.

February 5, 2008
Counties:  Monroe, Cumberland (from Sumner, TN)
EF-scale: 
EF3
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  440 yards
Path length:  21.2 miles
Time:  10:31pm CST to 10:50pm CST
Notes: About two miles west of Gamaliel the tornado destroyed two conventional homes and two mobile homes.  Thirteen residents of the four homes took shelter in the basement of one of the homes.  They escaped without injury, though they were trapped in rubble for 30 minutes.  Several other homes were damaged in a subdivision one mile north of Gamaliel.  The tornado ripped the roof off of a brick home there.  It then tracked across rural Monroe County, uprooting and snapping large trees.  On the north side of Tompkinsville it destroyed a large wood frame warehouse and twisted a large steel frame metal building off its foundation.  A nearby well-built brick home had its roof and exterior walls swept away.  It also destroyed a detached three car garage.  The tornado then proceeded through a rural area of Cumberland County and lifted about three miles southwest of Marrowbone.

February 5-6, 2008
Counties:  Meade
EF-scale: 
EF1
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  350 yards
Path length:  6.5 miles
Time:  11:54pm EST to 12:05am EST
Notes:
This tornado caused extensive tree and power line damage near Happy Ridge Road, Wood Dale Road, and Maple Grove Drive.  Several businesses were damaged in the Broadway and Lakeview Drive area.  A cinder block storage building was toppled.  The tornado knocked down the exterior wall of another building.  A storage building was lifted up and thrown across Broadway.  The Old Brandenburg Telephone Company Office had roof damage.  A church was damaged near the intersection of Broadway and KY 933.

February 5, 2008
Counties:  Hart
EF-scale:  EF1

Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  150 yards
Path length:  10.5 miles
Time:  11:32pm CST to 11:43pm CST
Notes: The tornado first touched down near Lone Star, where it destroyed several barns and a mobile home.  The tornado next touched down along US 31W north of Bonnieville, where it heavily damaged or destroyed several more barns and mobile homes.  It touched down again near the intersection of Hammonville and Bacon Creek roads.  Here, it caused minor damage to some homes, destroyed a barn, and damaged the roof of another.  The tornado continued on eastward, where it damaged several barns near US 31E.

February 6, 2008
Counties:  Hardin
EF-scale: 
EF2
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  400 yards
Path length:  7.1 miles
Time:  12:21am EST to 12:25am EST
Notes:
The tornado destroyed a trailer and an outbuilding along Hansborough Road.  It caused major roof damage along Bethlehem Academy Road, with one home losing the roof completely.  Several boats were flipped over, and a large bus was pushed two feet.  The tornado pushed in garage doors at an industrial building along Ring Road.  This building also suffered significant roof damage.  At Central Hardin High School the tornado snapped concrete pillar stadium lights at the football stadium.  The press box was thrown onto the playing field and destroyed.  The basketball gym and a wing of the school experienced roof damage.  Along Black Branch Road just east of the school complex the tornado caused some structural damage to homes.

February 6, 2008
Counties:  Hardin
EF-scale: 
EF2
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  300 yards
Path length:  1.2 miles
Time:  12:27am EST to 12:29am EST
Notes:
This tornado knocked a trailer off its foundation at the intersection of Miller Road and Porter Lane.  Another trailer near this location was completely destroyed.  Another trailer along Miller Road was turned on to its roof.

February 6, 2008
Counties:  Nelson
EF-scale: 
EF2
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  300 yards
Path length:  1.3 miles
Time:  12:38am EST to 12:42am EST
Notes:
An outbuilding was destroyed and the top half of a silo was knocked off.  Near Patton Road there was an enhanced area of tree damage, with the trees laying in a convergent pattern.

February 6, 2008
Counties:  Spencer
EF-scale: 
EF0
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  220 yards
Path length:  0.7 miles
Time:  12:38am EST to 12:40am EST
Notes:
This small tornado destroyed two mobile homes and did extensive roof and tree damage.

February 6, 2008
Counties:  Spencer
EF-scale: 
EF0
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  1
Path width:  220 yards
Path length:  0.6 miles
Time:  12:43am EST to 12:45am EST
Notes:
This brief twister destroyed two barns and did heavy damage to several other barns and homes.

February 6, 2008
Counties:  Shelby
EF-scale: 
EF2
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  250 yards
Path length:  7 miles
Time:  12:46am EST to 12:52am EST
Notes: Most of the damage caused by this tornado was concentrated in the Flood Road area, as it intensified while moving to the northeast.  The tornado destroyed a large well-built barn and threw the structure 50 yards.  It moved an 18,000 pound trailer four feet, and flipped it.  Another barn was destroyed, and every shingle was blown off a well constructed roof.  Several other homes suffered some degree of roof damage.  Besides the structural damage, about 40 large hardwood trees were uprooted along the path.

February 6, 2008
Counties:  Nelson
EF-scale: 
EF2
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  2
Path width:  300 yards
Path length:  0.8 miles
Time:  12:50am EST to 12:52am EST
Notes: This tornado destroyed or heavily damaged two shop buildings at a construction company.  A couple trailers on the company site were rolled over.  Farther along the tornado's path, it knocked a mobile home off the foundation, and rolled it over two nearby cars.  Two occupants of the mobile home were injured.

February 6, 2008
Counties:  Shelby
EF-scale: 
EF0
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  1
Path width:  125 yards
Path length:  0.4 miles
Time:  12:52am EST to 12:54am EST
Notes: A large barn was destroyed.  Sheet metal from the barn was thrown over 300 yards, and some metal from the barn was 50 yards to the west.

February 6, 2008
Counties:  Washington KY
EF-scale:  EF1

Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  150 yards
Path length:  0.3 miles
Time:  1:01am EST to 1:03am EST
Notes: Touchdown was on Pleasant Drive about two miles southeast of Springfield.  The tornado blew the roof off of a house and threw it about 125 yards downwind.  Several pine trees were snapped and small outbuildings were destroyed.  A 14" diameter pine tree was snapped and moved about 45 yards downwind as well.

February 6, 2008
Counties:  Washington KY
EF-scale: 
EF2
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  250 yards
Path length:  1 mile
Time:  1:06am EST to 1:08am EST
Notes:
Touchdown was on Russell Lane about 8 miles east northeast of Springfield.  The tornado completely blew away a large, well constructed outbuilding.  Six-by-six inch posts were snapped and piled up, while metal sheeting was blown about a quarter of a mile away.  Concrete joists weighing two hundred pounds were displaced.

February 6, 2008
Counties:  Franklin
EF-scale:  EF1

Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  170 yards
Path length:  2.4 miles
Time:  1:08am EST to 1:12am EST
Notes: Numerous hardwood trees were downed on a steep ridge near Elkhorn Creek.  The tornado increased in intensity as it moved to the northeast, and did extensive roof damage to two homes on the west side of Lucas Lane.  It destroyed five barns on the east side of the road.

February 6, 2008
Counties:  Mercer
EF-scale:  EF1

Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  350 yards
Path length:  0.9 miles
Time:  1:20am EST to 1:22am EST
Notes:
The touchdown point was on the east side of Harrodsburg and it caused three walls of a warehouse to collapse.  Near the intersection of KY 152 and Mac Court extensive tree damage occurred.  Metal sheeting was found in trees.  A large tree fell on a house and power lines, and that same house had its garage destroyed.  A small branch was driven into the side of a car and a chimney was knocked down from the side of a house.  Near KY 152 and Montrose Street the roof of a factory was blown in and extensive tree damage occurred.  An elementary school suffered quite a bit of roof and ceiling damage.

February 6, 2008
Counties:  Harrison KY
EF-scale: 
EF2
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  1
Path width:  440 yards
Path length:  3.5 miles
Time:  1:29am EST to 1:34am EST
Notes:
This tornado touched down near 812 Mount Vernon Road, damaging a barn and home at that location.  Along Connersville Road the tornado lifted the roofs off of three homes, and damaged three others.  It also destroyed several barns and outbuildings, and snapped numerous hardwood trees.  It damaged a few more barns and trees before lifting about half a mile southwest of Cynthiana.

February 6, 2008
Counties:  Clark KY
EF-scale: 
EF0
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  125 yards
Path length:  0.9 miles
Time:  1:51am EST to 1:52am EST
Notes: This quick tornado destroyed two barns and caused substantial damage to three others.  A house was damaged, and a corn crib was destroyed.  Many trees were uprooted and a few were snapped.

February 6, 2008
Counties:  Allen, Monroe (from Macon, TN)

EF-scale: 
EF3
Deaths:  4
Injuries:  11
Path width:  440 yards
Path length:  10.4 miles
Time:  1:40am CST to 1:53am CST
Notes: This 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 near Tracy Lane, 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 near Fountain Run.

April 11, 2008
Counties:  Clinton
EF-scale: 
EF1
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  150 yards
Path length:  0.4 miles
Time:  11:39am CST to 11:40am CST
Notes:
Touchdown was west of KY 639 south of Wago.  The tornado destroyed a barn and brick silo along KY 639, and downed several trees.  Trees were felled onto a farmhouse and a SUV just north of the silo, destroying the SUV and doing extensive damage to the home.  Minor damage was sustained east of KY 639 to several outbuildings.

April 11, 2008
Counties:  Clinton
EF-scale: 
EF1
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  150 yards
Path length:  0.5 miles
Time:  11:41am CST to 11:42am CST
Notes: Four utility poles were snapped along US 127 near Snow, as were several large diameter trees in a narrow path on a wooded hill to the east of the highway.

April 11, 2008
Counties:  Clinton
EF-scale: 
EF2
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  300 yards
Path length:  3.1 miles
Time:  11:44am CST to 11:47am CST
Notes:
Several homes and outbuildings were damaged between Cartwright and Narvel.  Scores of trees were downed, along with power lines.  A witness at the end of this tornado's path reported seeing two tornadoes on the ground simultaneously, as the fourth tornado produced by this supercell touched down about a quarter mile north of the ending point of this one.

April 11, 2008
Counties:  Clinton
EF-scale: 
EF2
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  300 yards
Path length:  1.4 miles
Time:  11:46am CST to 11:50am CST
Notes: This tornado hit several residences in a rural subdivision along Pleasure Ridge Road.  After moving through uninhabited hillside for a mile, uprooting and snapping trees in a near quarter mile wide path, the tornado tore off the roof of a ranch-style brick home and destroyed its nearby outbuildings.  Continuing along and parallel to Pleasure Ridge Road, the tornado destroyed a mobile home and barn in its path, and heavily damaged at least three other homes before exiting the county.

June 27, 2008
Counties:  Harrison IN
EF-scale: 
EF0
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  15 yards
Path length:  0.3 miles
Time:  7:06pm EST
Notes: A weak squall line tornado briefly touched down along IN 135, doing minor damage to several residences and downing several trees three miles northeast of Hillgrove.

June 27, 2008
Counties:  Harrison IN
EF-scale: 
EF0
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  30 yards
Path length:  0.4 miles
Time:  8:07pm EST to 8:08pm EST
Notes:
  A weak tornado touched down along Hancock Chapel Road Northeast, uprooting several trees in a cyclonic fashion.

June 27, 2008
Counties:  Harrison IN
EF-scale: 
EF0
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  50 yards
Path length:  0.8 miles
Time:  8:08pm EST to 8:09pm EST
Notes: This weak tornado hit the south side of a farm on Gettlefinger Road, causing a milk barn to collapse and tearing several panels off of a large metal outbuilding in addition to snapping trees in wooded areas on either side of the farm.

April 5, 2009
Counties:  Casey
EF-scale:  EF1
Deaths:  0

Injuries:  0
Path width:  50 yards
Path length:  1/2 mile
Time:  9:20pm EDT
Notes:  One well-constructed home lost its roof, two barns were demolished, and numerous trees were felled.

April 10, 2009
Counties:  Lincoln (from Pulaski)
EF-scale:  EF1
Deaths:  0

Injuries:  0
Path width:  100 yards
Path length:  6.5 miles
Time:  3:17pm EDT - 3:27pm EDT
Notes:  Once the tornado crossed into Lincoln County, it first destroyed a metal shed and blew it 700 feet away.  Half of the roof of a mobile home was also taken off.  The tornado then crossed US 27, destroying several barns, uprooting and snapping trees, and damaging several homes.  Three miles east of Waynesburg a mobile home was completely destroyed and a house was pushed 30 feet off of its foundation.  The tornado was at its strongest right before it dissipated.  The tornado went over a hill and down into a holler where multiple vortices were witnessed.  A mobile home was destroyed and a conventional home was shoved 10 feet off of its foundation.  The tornado dissipated about a minute later.

May 8, 2009
Counties: Barren and Metcalfe
EF-scale:  EF1
Deaths:  0

Injuries:  0
Path width:  30 yards
Path length:  4 miles (skipping)
Time:  3:04pm CDT - 3:11pm EDT
Notes: 
The tornado touched down just east of Hiseville on Buck Williams Road.  A home and a small outbuilding were damaged, and numerous trees were uprooted.  A piece of tin roofing ended up wrapped around a tree 500 yards to the east across an open field.  The tornado peaked in intensity on a farm just north of Sexton Lane.  Three outbuildings and a well-constructed barn were destroyed.  Debris from these structures was found up to 300 yards to the east in a pond.  In Metcalfe County, south of Center, a pole barn was uplifted and scattered across a field.

May 8, 2009
Counties: Garrard and Madison
EF-scale:  EF3
Deaths:  2

Injuries:  several, some serious
Path width:  150 yards
Path length:  22 miles
Time:  4:55pm EDT - 5:19pm EDT
Notes: 
The tornado touched down in eastern Garrard County south of Nina on Bethel Road.  The first damage observed was of EF1 intensity, and the tornado grew to EF2 intensity before reaching the Madison County line.  The second home in the path of the tornado was badly damaged and a paper bill from the home was lifted into the tornado and carried 35 miles to the northeast into Powell County, landing in the yard of a National Weather Service employee.  The tornado peaked at EF3 intensity near the intersections of KY 52 and KY 1295 in Madison County.  A mobile home was picked up, thrown, and disintegrated by the tornado.  Two adults were killed and thrown into a nearby pond.  Five other occupants of the mobile home were injured.  One person became paralyzed from the neck down, and a 4 year old child suffered a fractured skull and broken leg.  The tornado then weakened and crossed the Blue Grass Army Depot, doing minor damage.  The twister finally lifted near the end of Drowning Creek Road northeast of Waco.

June 11, 2009
Counties: Warren, Edmonson, Barren
EF-scale:  EF1
Deaths:  0

Injuries:  0
Path width:  150 yards
Path length:  18 miles (skipping)
Time:  7:00pm CDT
Notes: 
This tornado touched down along the Edmonson/Warren county line between Brownsville and Bowling Green.  It moved to the east-southeast, passing just north of Smiths Grove, west of Hays, and dissipating at Beckton west of Glasgow.  Many trees were snapped or uprooted, and farms in the path suffered roof and outbuilding damage.  Cornfields were flattened and convergent wind signatures could be seen in the vegetation.

June 11, 2009
Counties: Metcalfe, Monroe
EF-scale:  EF1
Deaths:  0

Injuries:  0
Path width:  150 yards
Path length:  1.3 miles
Time:  8:01pm CDT
Notes: 
A small tornado traveled from northwest of Cyclone to south of Cyclone, damaging a few buildings and felling trees.

July 30, 2009
County: Allen
EF-scale:  EF1
Deaths:  0

Injuries:  0
Path width:  200 yards
Path length:  1 mile
Time:  11:35 - 11:40pm CDT
Notes:  A small tornado touched down near the intersection of state routes 234 and 1533 near the northern tip of Allen County.
  Most of the damage was to trees, and there was some minor structural damage to two farms.  Three track maps are available:  zoomed in (local view), zoomed out (regional view), and a satellite map with damage points plotted.

September 20, 2009
County: Clark IN
EF-scale:  EF1
Deaths:  0

Injuries:  0
Path width:  35 yards
Path length:  0.75 mile
Time:  5:58pm - 5:59pm EDT
Notes: 
The tornado uprooted and snapped several large trees and destroyed a small shed on Daisy Hill Road north of Borden.  One snapped tree came down onto the roof of a home and did considerable damage.

October 9, 2009
County: Breckinridge
EF-scale:  EF0
Deaths:  0

Injuries:  0
Path width:  100 yards
Path length:  0.5 mile
Time: 2:20am - 2:21am CDT
Notes: 
Several mobile homes were damaged and trees were snapped on Lyons-Daughtery Road.  Two barns were destroyed. 

October 9, 2009
County: Monroe
EF-scale:  EF2
Deaths:  0

Injuries:  0
Path width:  880 yards
Path length:  15.6 miles
Time:  1:20pm - 1:36pm CDT
Notes: 
This tornado touched down near Flippin and inflicted EF-1 damage on trees between Flippin and Mud Lick.  After Mud Lick the tornado strengthened and damaged homes, barns, and trees on its way to Rockbridge. 

October 9, 2009
County: Casey
EF-scale:  EF2
Deaths:  0

Injuries:  0
Path width:  95 yards
Path length:  1.5 miles
Time:  2:36pm - 2:38pm EDT
Notes: 
Several structures were badly damaged as the tornado moved along KY 70 from Elm Drive to KY 206.

April 24, 2010
County: Edmonson
EF-scale:  EF1
Deaths:  0

Injuries:  0
Path width: 50 yards
Path length:  1.1 miles
Time:  5:40pm - 5:42pm CDT
Notes: 
A well-built home suffered significant damage and a shed was destroyed.  Several outbuildings were damaged and numerous trees were uprooted or snapped in the Sunfish area.

April 24, 2010
County: Mercer
EF-scale:  EF1
Deaths:  0

Injuries:  0
Path width:  50 yards
Path length:  1.4 miles
Time:  8:25pm - 8:27pm EDT
Notes: 
Near Patterson Lane and McAfee Lane between McAfee and Ebenezer a well-built barn had two walls blown out and its roof blown one-half mile downstream.  Two other barns were also damaged or destroyed, and many trees were uprooted or damaged.

May 2, 2010
County: Monroe
EF-scale:  EF0
Deaths:  0

Injuries:  0
Path width:  50 yards
Path length:  5.7 miles
Time:  8:35am CDT
Notes:  Trees and a tobacco barn were damaged.

May 21, 2010
Counties:  Breckinridge, Hardin
F-scale:  EF1
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  75 yards
Path length:  1.75 mile
Time:  7:28pm CDT/8:28pm EDT
Narrative:  A barn was significantly damaged west of Big Spring, and a mobile home was partially unroofed southeast of Big Spring.  There was also some tree damage.

June 9, 2010
Counties:  Adair
F-scale:  EF0
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  40 yards
Path length:  0.6 mile
Time:  6:12pm CDT
Notes:  A barn was destroyed and several trees were blown down west of Columbia.

October 26, 2010
County:  Trimble
F-scale:
EF0
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  20 yards
Path length:  1.2 miles
Time:  11:35am to 11:37 am EDT
Notes:  This small tornado struck just southwest of Milton.  The twister damaged the roofs of several outbuildings when it touched down.  It struck a home on Liberty Road where it ripped the front porch off the home and flipped the detached metal garage.  Neighboring homes on either side were undamaged.

October 26, 2010
Counties:  Bullitt
F-scale:  EF0
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  75 yards
Path length:  0.1 mile
Time:  11:51am EDT
Notes:  An EF-0 tornado struck Bogard Lane about four miles southwest of Mount Washington at 11:51am.  The path was 150 yards long and 75 yards wide.  A well-constructed concrete workshop was heavily damaged with a 3500 pound roof blown 45 yards away.  A 125 pound chimney was blown 60 yards away.  Insulation was found in nearby trees.

October 26, 2010
Counties:  Warren
F-scale:  EF1
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  60 yards
Path length:  2.2 miles
Time:  11:08am CDT
Notes:  A tree was uprooted at the beginning of the track.  As the tornado crossed Cemetery Road it damaged a home.  A barn was unroofed near the end of the track.  Damage was intermittent along the 2.2 mile long, 60 yard wide path.

February 24, 2011
Counties:  Barren
F-scale:  EF1
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  100 yards
Path length:  1 mile
Time:  10:10pm EST
Notes:  Two barns destroyed, one damaged.  Several trees knocked down as well.

February 24, 2011
Counties:  Barren
F-scale:  EF1
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  100 yards
Path length:  0.25 mile
Time:  10:15pm EST
Notes:  Two barns damaged.

 

February 28, 2011
Counties:  Dubois
F-scale:  EF2
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  1
Path width:  225 yards
Path length:  15.7 miles (skipping)
Time:  3:19am EST
Notes:  The tornado first touched down just north of Duff east of County Road 650W.  Damage to several large metal buildings, a large barn, and a radio tower were observed south of Jasper.  After a brief break in the path, the tornado touched down again four miles southwest of Celestine and took a slight turn to the northeast.  The most significant damage along this segment was in Celestine near Ellsworth Road.  Damage included roofs blown off two brick homes with the walls collapsed in one home.  In addition a double-wide trailer was blown off its foundation and an RV was tossed across the road.

February 28, 2011
Counties:  Clark IN, Jefferson KY
F-scale:  EF1
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  100 yards
Path length:  3 miles
Time:  4:31am EST
Notes:  This tornado touched down near Centennial Boulevard in Clark County.  Large hardwood trees were uprooted along the tornado's path towards Utica.  A house on Middle Road had a tin roof blown off and thrown 200 yards.  A couple of garage doors were dented in.  The tornado then crossed the Ohio River and moved into Harrods Creek.  Numerous large hardwood trees were snapped in half.  A section of roof was blown off a house.  The tornado lifted just west of US 42.

February 28, 2011
Counties:  Oldham
F-scale:  EF1
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  75 yards
Path length:  1.2 miles
Time:  4:43am to 4:45am EST
Notes:  Numerous pine and cedar trees were uprooted or snapped and a few outbuildings were damaged.  Homes had shingle and siding damage.

February 28, 2011
Counties:  Henry
F-scale:  EF3
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  1
Path width:  150 yards
Path length:  2.3 miles
Time:  4:59am
Notes: 
The tornado touched down just to the southwest of KY 1899 (Mulberry Pike), crossing into Springhill Estates subdivision.  Two homes were destroyed here along with three outbuildings.  Trees were uprooted and snapped.  The tornado then weakened as it traveled across KY 1359.  Fifteen power poles were blown down along the highway.  One barn was destroyed and another had the roof blown off.  The tornado continued across KY 22 where trees were blown down and one outbuilding was damaged.  The tornado lifted near Drennon Creek.

February 28, 2011
Counties:  Lincoln
F-scale:  EF1
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  250 yards
Path length:  8.2 miles
Time:  6:49am EST
Notes: The tornado first touched down about 0.8 miles southwest of Stanford.  It then traveled southeast damaging the middle school complex on Highway 27 about a mile south of Stanford.  The tornado continued to damage large barns and out buildings as well as snap trees until it lifted about 2 miles northwest of Crab Orchard.

April 4, 2011
Counties:  Butler
F-scale:  EF1
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  50 yards
Path length:  3.4 miles
Time:  12:26pm CDT to 12:30pm CDT
Notes: 
This tornado touched down 1.7 miles west-northwest of Sugar Grove near the intersection of Dimple and Belcher Roads.  The tornado continued for four minutes along a 3.4 mile long path with winds to 100 mph, lifting 0.7 miles northeast of Needmore.   The path was 50 yards wide.  Near Needmore trees were snapped and a section of a residence's roof was removed.  Elsewhere along the path minor roof damage occurred and a mobile home was moved from its foundation. The tornado lifted just east of the William H. Natcher/Green River Parkway.

April 4, 2011
Counties:  Grayson
F-scale:  EF1
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  125 yards
Path length:  3 miles
Time:  12:38pm CDT to 12:42pm CDT
Notes: 
The tornado began at the Butler/Grayson County line just north of Dog Creek Road and ended near the intersection of J. D. Hudson Road and Coats Road.  Winds reached 100 mph along its path.  The storm cut a very narrow swath through trees immediately west of KY 79 near Gracie Lane, with a number of trees snapped and uprooted.  One of the trees along Gracie Lane fell on power lines, tearing them down.  Metal roofing on a barn was blown off and pushed a few hundred yards downwind into the woods.  A small well-constructed shed was pushed over onto its side, and another small shed was destroyed.  In addition a nearby house had its metal roof blown off.  The tornado may have begun to skip intermittently through some woods east of KY 79 as only a few trees lost some limbs near the intersection of Delmar Lindsey Lane and Lawrence Hayes Road.  However, just to the east of this location, along Coats Road, a metal outbuilding was destroyed consistent with EF-1 damage.

April 4, 2011
Counties:  Grayson
F-scale:  EF1
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  200 yards
Path length:  1 mile
Time:  12:41pm CDT to 12:43pm CDT
Notes: 
The tornado touched down in Caneyville and lifted a mile east of Caneyville, with wind speeds to 100 mph.  The funnel reached the ground near the intersection of North Main Street and River Park Drive where a tree was blown down onto a restaurant.  Next to that location a baseball field had the metal roofs blown off the cinder block dugout with a number of cinder blocks blown several feet east of the dugout.  A few trees were snapped as well.  About half a mile to the east along US 62 at the Caneyville Milling Company three large empty metal grain bins were moved off their foundations causing damage to nearby objects.  A mobile home had its metal roof blown off into a nearby pond and insulation was blown along the ground and into a couple of trees.  A tractor trailer was blown over and several trees were uprooted or snapped.

April 4, 2011
Counties:  Monroe
F-scale:  EF1
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  75 yards
Path length:  0.15 mile
Time:  2:55pm CDT to 2:56pm CDT
Notes: 
A tornado with 90 mph winds touched down one mile west of the intersection of KY 214 and KY 953.  A 60x30 foot barn was damaged with parts of it thrown 400 yards toward the east, northeast, and southeast.  Multiple trees were snapped and uprooted.

April 4, 2011
Counties:  Clinton
F-scale:  EF1
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  100 yards
Path length:  0.20 mile
Time:  3:14pm CDT
Notes: 
A short-lived tornado with winds to 90 mph touched down 4.25 miles southwest of Albany.  A large boat storage barn, 125 x 30 feet, had its roof lifted and thrown approximately 90 yards.  A second storage shed was also destroyed.  A house along the path had a window blown out and the metal roof peeled back.  Multiple trees were uprooted as well.  On either side of the tornado track straight-line wind damage extended out 100 yards with limbs and trees blown down.  The straight-line winds were estimated at 70 mph.

April 4, 2011
Counties:  Clinton
F-scale:  EF0
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  60 yards
Path length:  0.14 mile
Time:  3:16pm CDT
Notes:
A tornado with winds to 85 mph struck about three-quarters of a mile north-northeast of Seventy-Six.  Multiple pine, ash, and oak trees were snapped and uprooted.

April 19, 2011
Counties:  Dubois
EF-scale:  EF1
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  200 yards
Path length:  3.1 miles
Time:  11:22pm EDT
Notes:  A well constructed 75-foot tall grain silo had the top 40 foot portion sheared off north of Ireland.  A 40 ft by 50 ft outbuilding was destroyed in the vicinity of the grain silo, with siding thrown up to 500 yards downwind. 

April 19, 2011
Counties:  Dubois
EF-Scale:  EF0
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  200 yards
Path length:  0.3 mile
Time:  11:22pm EDT
Notes:  A large swath of hardwood trees were snapped or uprooted three miles north of Huntingburg. 

April 19, 2011
Counties:  Dubois
EF-Scale:  EF-0
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  200 yards
Path length:  2 miles
Time:  11:25pm EDT
Notes:  At the beginning point of this tornado a few small trees, some dead, were blown over and branches were blown off of some of the trees.  Several trees were blown over in Haysville.  The most intense damage occurred as the tornado lifted east of Haysville in the woods along IN 56.  At that point several trees up to two feet in diameter were blown down.

April 19, 2011
Counties:  Dubois
EF-Scale:  EF-2
Deaths:  0
Injuries: 0
Path width:  300 yards
Path length:  3.3 miles
Time:  11:26pm EDT
Notes:  A large number of trees were snapped and uprooted north of Bretzville and Saint Anthony.  Several barns and outbuildings were destroyed.

April 19, 2011
Counties:  Dubois
EF-Scale:  EF-1
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  100 yards
Path length:  0.4 mile
Time:  11:26pm EDT
Notes:  Hardwood trees were snapped and uprooted southwest of Saint Anthony.  A residence north of Indiana 64 was damaged.

April 19, 2011
Counties:  Orange
EF-Scale:  EF-2
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  200 yards
Path length:  1 mile
Time:  11:39pm EDT
Notes:  This tornado began on the county line near Roland, then crossed US 150 into Roland and onto CR 275N.  Numerous trees were uprooted and snapped in a convergent pattern.  In one concentrated spot two dozen trees were snapped off.  A house had its windows blown in on its southwest side.  A well constructed log cabin lost shingles.  A very well constructed large barn had its metal roofing torn off and wrapped into tree tops up to 200 yards downwind.  A wood shed was destroyed. 

April 19, 2011
Counties:  Orange
EF-Scale:  EF-1
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  125 yards
Path length:  1.5 miles
Time:  11:40pm EDT
Notes:  The tornado touched down 7.7 miles south of French Lick just west of Tony's Marina near IN 145.  Trees were uprooted and snapped.  A large metal barn with cinder block walls was destroyed.  The tornado then crossed IN 145 and moved into the marina.  Three metal outbuildings were damaged or destroyed.  One of the buildings had its doors blown in, on another the metal roof was peeled back, and the third was leveled and blown 300 yards downwind.  Trees were uprooted in a convergent pattern, some of which fell on power lines causing the poles to snap.  A pontoon boat was flipped over.

April 19, 2011
Counties:  Orange
EF-Scale:  EF-1
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  75 yards
Path length: 0.75 mile
Time:  11:40pm EDT
Notes:  This tornado began near the intersection of IN 145 and Base Line Road where it destroyed a metal roofed barn.  Trees were uprooted and snapped.  A house on Base Line Road had its front porch ripped off and thrown over the house into the back yard.  A cluster of tall evergreens was snapped off and strewn chaotically in all directions. 

April 19, 2011
Counties:  Orange
EF-Scale:  EF-0
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  100 yards
Path length:  0.5 mile
Time:  11:47pm EDT
Notes:  Several trees were uprooted along West CR 390S.  A couple of trees were snapped.  A metal roof was peeled off of a small outbuilding.

April 19, 2011
Counties:  Breckinridge, Meade
EF-Scale:  EF-0
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  50 yards
Path length:  11 miles (skipping)
Time:  11:54pm EDT
Notes:  This tornado touched down 7.3 miles southwest of Payneville and skipped to 4.3 miles west of Brandenburg.  It reached its peak strength on Sirocco Road where a carport attached to a house blew across a field, trees were snapped or uprooted, a barn door was blown in, and shingles were blown off of a nearby house.

April 19, 2011
Counties:  Washington IN
EF-Scale:  EF-1
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  200 yards
Path length:  1.4 miles
Time:  11:59pm EDT
Notes:  The track began near the intersection of South John Batt Road and West Batts Road.  Along the path a grain bin was destroyed and several trees were felled.  It threw a 10,000 pound large grain silo leg.  At that same location two other silos were destroyed as well as a 20 foot by 30 foot outbuilding.  A ranch style home suffered significant damage.  Near the end of the track a house's roof was partially torn off a gravel from the driveway was lifted and pelted into the side of the house.  The tornado lifted just northeast of the intersection of West Mount Tabor Road and Southwest Washington School Road.

April 20, 2011
Counties:  Washington IN
EF-Scale:  EF-1
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  75 yards
Path length:  0.7 mile
Time:  12:00am EDT
Notes:  This tornado touched down just downwind of the previous event, on the property of West Washington High School.  Along the path two barns and a silo were damaged.  Several trees were knocked down or snapped.  The tornado lifted at the intersection of West Mount Tabor Road and Smedley Road.

April 20, 2011
Counties:  Washington IN
EF-Scale:  EF-0
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path Width:  50 yards
Path length:  0.6 mile
Time:12:07am EDT
Notes:  The tornado touched down along Jim Day Road about a quarter mile south of Lewellen Road where a 30 foot by 40 foot outbuilding was destroyed and its roof thrown about 75 yards to the north and east.  At the end of the path a house suffered roof damage, a 30 foot by 50 foot shed was destroyed, and a small grain bin was twisted and thrown 100 feet.

April 20, 2011
Counties:  Harrison IN
EF-Scale:  EF-0
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  50 yards
Path length:  0.3 mile
Time:  12:09am EDT
Notes:  Numerous hardwood and softwood trees were snapped or uprooted along the northern bank of Indian Creek two miles northeast of Corydon. 

April 20, 2011
Counties:  Washington IN, Scott IN
EF-Scale:  EF-0
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:200 yards
Path length:  13 miles (skipping)
Time:  12:14am EDT
Notes:  Though this tornado was weak it had a fairly long path from four miles south southwest of Little York to five miles north northeast of Austin.  Several trees were snapped or uprooted and a roof was damaged near Rutherford Hollow Road.  The rest of the damage along the path was restricted to trees.

April 20, 2011
Counties:  Scott IN
EF-Scale:  EF-0
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  100 yards
Path length:  5.2 miles
Time:  12:19am EDT
Notes:  This tornado began at the Holiday Inn Express in Scottsburg, damaging the east side of the second floor.  Also in Scottsburg trees were felled and roofs were damaged.  the track ended near IN 203 and North Bethlehem Road where several trees were down and agricultural buildings and residential roofs were damaged.

April 20, 2011
Counties:  Scott IN, Jefferson IN
EF-Scale:  EF-0
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  400 yards
Path length:  7.3 miles
Time:  12:19am EDT
Notes:  This tornado caused primarily tree damage, and also tore the roof off of a large barn.  The twister touched down three miles northwest of Blocher and lifted 2.4 miles east of Deputy.

April 20, 2011
Counties:  Clark IN
EF-Scale:  EF-1
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  200 yards
Path length:  1.2 miles
Time:  12:28am EDT
Notes:  This tornado hit about three and a half miles north northeast of Jeffersonville in Sunset Trailer Park where two dozen trailers were damaged.  Several trailers were moved off of their foundations and had roof damage.  One trailer roof was thrown 65 yards.  Trees and power lines were damaged as well.  The tornado then weakened slightly as it moved into a subdivision damaging several small trees, sheds, and roofs.  A trampoline was thrown and wrapped around a shed and a tree.  Continuing to the northeast, a church off of Holmans Lane suffered significant damage when its entire south wall was blown out.  Sheds were destroyed and trees uprooted.  Insulation was thrown from north to southeast.  Across Holmans Lane trees and roofs were damaged before the tornado lifted near IN 62.

April 20, 2011
Counties:  Clark IN
EF-Scale:  EF-0
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  75 yards
Path length:  0.1 mile
Time:  12:28am EDT
Notes:  This tornado began near the previous event, on the east side of the same trailer park, and ended at Charlestown Pike.  Trees were snapped, a shed was damaged, and shingle damage was found.

April 20, 2011
Counties:  Jefferson IN
EF-Scale:  EF-1
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  125 yards
Path length:  2.4 miles (skipping)
Time:  12:40am EDT
Notes:  The tornado touched down near the intersection of IN 62 and E400N, severely damaging several outbuildings. A 2x4 from one of the outbuildings was driven through the exterior wall and into the kitchen of a home 1/10 mile away. The skipping storm then raced northeast across hilly rural terrain. Numerous large hardwood trees were snapped or uprooted at a Girl Scout campground on Geyman Hill Road. After exiting the campground, the tornado then destroyed a large barn and damaged the roofs of nearby homes and other outbuildings, as well as uprooting more trees. It lifted shortly after crossing China-Manville Road.

April 20, 2011
Counties:  Jefferson IN
EF-Scale:  EF-1
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  100 yards
Path length:  3.3 miles
Time:  12:41am EDT
Notes:  This fast-moving tornado began along US 421 one half mile south of the Jefferson-Ripley County line, then raced eastward, doing minor damage to a home, sucking the door out of a large garage, and taking off much of the roof off of a large tobacco barn. The most extensive damage was done near the end of the tornado's path, where it destroyed a mobile home, took the roof off a cinder block outbuilding, and did extensive damage to the roofs of several large barns.

April 20, 2011
Counties:  Oldham
EF-Scale:  EF-1
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  80 yards
Path length:  0.2 mile
Time:  12:49am EDT
Notes:  The tornado destroyed a barn and snapped large hardwood trees where it touched down just northwest of LaGrange.  Further to the northeast it destroyed another barn and damaged the roof of a house. 

April 20, 2011
Counties:  Franklin
EF-Scale:  EF-0
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width: 30 yards
Path length:  4.7 miles
Time:  1:28am EDT
Notes:  This tornado began on the south side of Frankfort and tracked to the northeast.  It damaged several trees and knocked shingles off of houses.  The most intense damage was found near Frankfort Cemetery and the Kentucky State Capitol.

April 20, 2011
Counties:  Scott KY
EF-Scale:  EF-1
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  50 yards
Path length:  0.5 mile
Time:  1:54am EDT
Notes:  This tornado struck about seven miles northeast of Georgetown.  A tied-down trailer was overturned.  Several outbuildings were destroyed or damaged.  A garage wall of a well-built home buckled. 

April 20, 2011
Counties:  Simpson
EF-Scale:  EF-1
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  100 yards
Path length:  3.3 miles
Time:  1:30am CDT
Notes:  The tornado moved from three and a half miles west of Franklin to the north side of town.  Near KY 100 the twister destroyed a barn and threw debris about a quarter mile.  The tornado then moved east damaging the roof of another barn and uprooting or snapping at least 100 trees.

April 22, 2011
Counties:  Woodford
EF-Scale:  EF-0
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  60 yards
Path length:  0.75 mile
Time:  7:07pm EDT
Notes:  This tornado caused relatively minor damage to fences, trees, and a few roofs on the east side of Versailles.

April 22, 2011
Counties:  Woodford
EF-Scale:  EF-0
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  40 yards
Path length:  0.25 mile
Time:  7:13pm EDT
Notes:  This small tornado damaged trees and roofs near KY 1967 north of US 60.

April 23, 2011
Counties:  Harrison KY
EF-Scale:  EF-0
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  75 yards
Path length:  0.5 mile
Time:  6:09am EDT
Notes:  Two dozen large trees were uprooted or snapped about two miles east of Connersville.  Two large barns had pieces of tin roofing ripped off and thrown.  A small garage was completely destroyed with only minor damage to its contents.  Pieces of oak fencing were tossed around and two small outbuildings were damaged.

April 26, 2011
Counties:  Grayson
EF-Scale:  EF-2
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  440 yards
Path length:  2.9 miles
Time:  7:18pm CDT
Notes:  The tornado touched down along Danny Sadler Road and crossed KY 920 and KY 720, lifting near Burkhead Lane.  On Danny Sadler Road a single wide trailer was destroyed and farm equipment was thrown 50 yards.  Elsewhere along the path numerous large hardwood trees were snapped and uprooted.  Numerous barns and outbuildings were destroyed with their siding thrown 500 yards.  A new 24 foot travel trailer was destroyed.  Fifteen homes had major roof damage. 

April 26, 2011
Counties:  Grayson
EF-Scale:  EF-0
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  60 yards
Path length:  0.3 mile
Time:  7:19pm CDT
Notes:  This small tornado touched down just south of Danny Sadler Road west of KY 920.  Trees were snapped and uprooted, and power lines were blown down.

April 26, 2011
Counties:  Hardin
EF-Scale:  EF-1
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  125 yards
Path length:  0.7 mile
Time:  8:53pm EDT
Notes:  The tornado formed just west of Interstate 65 and crossed the highway, the Hardin County Fairgrounds, and lifted just east of the intersection of First Union Church Road and Sportsman Lake Road.  On the fairgrounds the tornado struck a large livestock barn as well as the fairgrounds' restaurant.  The roof of the restaurant was thrown westward on top of a livestock barn.  Metal siding was thrown 250 yards and several trees were snapped and uprooted.  Near the end of the path there was roof damage to a one story house as well as downed power lines.

April 27, 2011
Counties:  Green
EF-Scale:  EF-1
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  150 yards
Path length:  2.8 miles
Time:  6:32am CDT
Notes:  Numerous windows and chimneys were damaged in downtown Greensburg.  Trees were snapped and uprooted along US 68 throughout the path.  Greensburg's industrial park suffered the worst damage when a brick building suffered exterior and interior damage.  North of Bluff Boom Road the tornado significantly damaged a mobile home and destroyed two barns.

April 27, 2011
Counties:  Monroe, Cumberland
EF-Scale:  EF-1
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width: 616 yards
Path length:  6 miles
Time:  7:02am CDT
Notes:  Two large barns and several outbuildings were destroyed.  Hundreds of hardwood trees were snapped and uprooted, with a few trees landing on houses causing roof damage.  A few other houses in the vicinity had minor structural damage as well.

May 25, 2011
Counties:  Dubois
EF-Scale:  EF-2
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  100 yards
Path length:  2 miles
Time:  9:50pm EDT
Notes:  This tornado struck the southeast side of Huntingburg.

May 25, 2011
Counties:  Dubois
EF-Scale:  EF-1
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  60 yards
Path length:  1.9 miles
Time:  9:54pm EDT
Notes:  The tornado destroyed a shed when it touched down along North CR 200W west of Haysville.  It snapped trees as it moved east into Haysville.  One home was unroofed, at the corner of North Church Street and West Haysville Road.

May 25, 2011
Counties:  Orange
EF-Scale:  EF-2
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  230 yards
Path length:  4.7 miles
Time:  10:22pm EDT
Notes:  The tornado began along IN 37 where it uprooted and snapped several trees.  It expanded to its maximum width and strength about a mile into its path.  At that point it heavily damaged two brick homes and one wood frame home as well as destroying a wood barn (overturning the tractor inside) and two metal outbuildings.  The tornado continued to the northeast damaging another outbuilding and uprooting and snapping numerous trees before lifting.

May 25, 2011
Counties:  Orange, (Lawrence), Washington IN
EF-Scale:  EF-1
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  150 yards
Path length:  3.2 miles
Time:  10:28pm EDT
Notes:  After touching down and destroying a large wood barn the tornado moved to the northeast over farmland, snapping and uprooting numerous trees.  It continued through the extreme southeast corner of Lawrence County and entered Washington County before dissipating at Spangler Hill Road.

May 25, 2011
Counties:  Washington IN
EF-Scale:  EF-1
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  130 yards
Path length:  2.8 miles
Time:  10:31pm EDT
Notes:  This tornado snapped and uprooted numerous trees along its path and heavily damaged a metal outbuilding on North Spangler Hill Road before dissipating near the intersection of North Spangler Hill Road and North White River Road.

June 19, 2011
Counties:  Perry
EF-Scale:  EF-0
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  70 yards
Path length:  0.2 mile
Time:  6:31am CDT
Notes:  Ten trees were uprooted, blown over, or snapped on either side of Route 66 north of Oriole.

June 19, 2011
Counties:  Breckinridge
EF-Scale:  EF-2
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  180 yards
Path length:  1 mile
Time:  6:39am CDT
Notes:  The tornado touched down at the west end of A.H. Wilson Road with EF-0 strength and a width of 60 yards.  A dozen trees were snapped, uprooted, and twisted.  A barn collapsed when an oak tree fell on it.  A rock garden was blown 25 yards upwind.  The tornado proceeded to Route 79/259 and struck a home just north of A.H. Wilson Road with EF-2 strength.  A roof was torn off and thrown 60 yards.  A 30x50 foot barn was thrown 200 yards and metal sheeting was thrown 300 yards.  A second barn had metal sheeting thrown 500 yards.  Power lines were leaning over Route 79/259.  The tornado dissipated after snapping and uprooting a few trees between Route 79/259 and Harned Locust Hill Road.

June 19, 2011
Counties:  Breckinridge
EF-Scale:  EF-0
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  60 yards
Path length:  0.1 mile
Time:  6:43am CDT
Notes:  On Route 1401 southeast of Harned a large well constructed barn, 30x50x80 feet, lost roof panels that were thrown 200 yards.

June 22, 2011
Counties:  Harrison IN
EF-Scale:  EF-0
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  75 yards
Path length:  0.3 mile
Time:  7:27pm EDT
Notes:  This tornado touched down in the 3900 block of Elizabeth-New Middletown Road.  It damaged a row of trees behind a home and removed some flashing on the home.  The tornado apparently lifted and crossed Elizabeth-New Middletown Road and headed east into a wooded area.  The tornado snapped large limbs from the tree canopy in this area and likely was not in total contact with the ground.  The tornado lasted for a minute or less.

June 22, 2011
Counties:  Jefferson KY
EF-Scale:  EF-2
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  120 yards
Path length:  1.2 mile
Time:  8:04pm EDT
Notes:  This tornado touched down at Churchill Downs with EF-1 strength and wind speeds of up to 105 mph.  Five barns at the race track had large sections of their roofs blown off and cinder block walls buckled or collapsed.  Christ Church on Churchill Downs had some roof and siding damage.  As the tornado moved east it strengthened to EF-2 intensity near the intersection of Floyd Street and Central Avenue where a large industrial building was heavily damaged.  Numerous trees were uprooted and snapped along the storm's path.  Near the intersection of Crittenden Drive and Central Avenue a Super 8 Motel had minor roof damage.

June 22, 2011
Counties:  Jefferson KY
EF-Scale:  EF-1
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  150 yards
Path length:  1.9 mile
Time:  9:29pm EDT
Notes:  At the start of the path the tornado was EF-0 strength as it damaged shingles and siding and snapped maple trees.  At Orchard Lake Boulevard and Fallen Apple Lane trees were blown down and laid out in north, northeast, and south directions.  The tornado moved into the Hurstbourne Woods subdivision and ripped a locked pool gate free and threw it over a building and 35 yards downwind.  This location suffered the worst damage with gutters, siding, and soffits ripped from buildings and deposited 30 yards away in trees.  Next a large oak tree was uprooted at 3705 Modesto Road and a trampoline was thrown into a Volkswagen and then over a house.  At 9407 Willowwood Way there was roof damage and many trees, both hardwood and softwood, were snapped and uprooted.  The tornado briefly made about a 25 degree turn to the northeast just before dissipating and causing some roof damage and tree damage at its end point.

June 22, 2011
Counties:  Jefferson KY
EF-Scale:  EF-2
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  100 yards
Path length:  1.6 mile
Time:  9:34pm EDT
Notes:  This tornado began just east of the end of the previous tornado and began by damaging roofs of about a dozen houses and uprooting and snapping trees along Saint Edwards Drive.  Damage was also observed along Charlane Parkway and Dell Road.  At the corner of Maple Road and Galene Drive a significant portion of a large oak tree split off and was thrust into a wall of Tully School.  There was also structural damage and roof damage at the Good Samaritan Society Nursing Home at 3500 Good Samaritan Way.  Two vehicles in the parking lot were thrown about 20 yards and flipped over.  Low end EF-2 damage was observed.  The storm continued to the east and apparently lifted off the ground as the ground surface descended into a small valley along Ruckriegel Parkway and Chenoweth Run.  The tornado again caused damage on Electron Drive at the Dillard's Warehouse and Machinery Specialties Warehouse.  At those locations the brick facade of each building was pushed out.  A large fence around the Dillard's Warehouse was damaged and a security shack was thrown about 30 yards.  The tornado lifted on the south side of Electron Drive.

June 22, 2011
Counties:  Jefferson KY
EF-Scale:  EF-1
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  60 yards
Path length:  3.5 mile (skipping)
Time:  9:38pm EDT
Notes: The tornado touched down on the north side of Electron Drive at Ampere Drive just to the northeast of the end point of the previous tornado.  An air handler was blown off of the roof of JCK Enterprises and thrown 125 yards.  Farther east on Electron Drive several corporations and warehouses had structural damage to roofs and the sides of buildings.  The most significant damage was at Oxmoor Collision Center where there was structural damage to some steel framing and stucco.  RBI Corporation, next door, also had some structural damage.  More than a dozen uprooted and snapped trees were observed around the Tucker House Bed and Breakfast at 2406 Tucker Station Road.  The rope-like tornado lifted between Tucker Station Road and Interstate 265.  However, the tornado touched back down again just on the other side of the interstate at 1600 South English Station Road as an EF-0.  At this location damage included five trees blown down including a 60-foot tall sycamore, shingle damage to a house, a damaged satellite dish, and a destroyed pergola.

June 26, 2011
Counties:  Dubois
EF-Scale:  EF-1
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  130 yards
Path length:  2.2 mile
Time:  2:54am EDT
Notes:  In the Duff area several homes suffered minor damage and numerous trees, both softwood and hardwood, were snapped or uprooted.

June 26, 2011
Counties:  Perry (from Spencer)
EF-Scale:  EF-1
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  200 yards
Path length:  2.3 miles
Time:  2:12am CDT
Notes:  A tornado touched down 0.7 miles south of St. Meinrad in Spencer County on the southern end of the St. Meinrad Seminary grounds.  It destroyed a cinder block outbuilding and took a 100 foot section of roofing off of a large metal outbuilding.  The tornado also uprooted numerous trees and ripped off sections of roofing from several other buildings.  The tornado weakened as it moved into forested hills where it snapped and uprooted several trees along a narrowing path.  The tornado lifted near Catnip Road in Perry County which is about 2.3 miles east of St. Meinrad. 

November 14, 2011
County:  Orange
EF-Scale: 
EF1
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0

Path width:  50 yards
Path length:  2 miles
Time:  7:32pm EST
Notes: 
The tornado spun up west of Star Field on the north side of the Paoli School Complex, destroying a 100 year old barn and heavily damaging the roofs of two other outbuildings. It then took a large section of roofing off the Paoli Police Department building on West Main Street before snapping several trees along Lick Creek as it moved east-northeast toward the city square. On the square, the tornado ripped the metal roofs off of Reflections Flower Shop and Liberty Furniture.  Three chimneys of the Orange County Courthouse collapsed, most likely when hit by roof debris.  After crossing the square, the tornado continued moving east-northeast for another one and a quarter miles, snapping and uprooting trees and causing minor roof damage to several homes. Near the end of its path, the tornado spread debris from a metal outbuilding one tenth of a mile onto North Marshall Road.

January 17, 2012
County:  Dubois
EF-Scale:  EF0
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  25 yards
Path length:  0.1 mile
Time:  9:44am EST
Notes:  Touched down 2.7 miles southwest of Huntingburg.  An outbuilding was destroyed and debris was scattered for a quarter mile.

January 17, 2012
County:  Dubois
EF-Scale:  EF1
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  100 yards
Path length:  9 miles
Time:  9:54am EST
Notes:  This tornado touched down three miles northeast of Huntingburg, destroying a barn and blowing several outbuildings off their foundation.  The tornado skipped east-northeast for nearly 9 miles across primarily open fields.  Structural damage occurred along IN-162 where over 50 feet of a 600 foot long commercial outbuilding was destroyed.  One-half mile east of IN-162, numerous outbuildings were damaged and a small grain hopper was toppled.  Continuing east-northeast, a roof was blown off of one barn and another barn had roof sections peeled off on St. Anthony Road West.  Occasional uprooted and snapped trees occurred for an additional 5 miles before the tornado dissipated after destroying a 40 by 50 foot tool shed 1.6 miles south-southeast of Celestine.

January 17, 2012
County:  Jefferson IN
EF-Scale:  EF0
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  60 yards
Path length:  0.3 mile
Time:  10:40am EST
Notes:  An EF-0 tornado touched down at the Madison Municipal Airport. Damage was confined to IMS Lane. The tornado touched down briefly along this path and moved an at least 500 pound dumpster 35 feet southeast. It also moved a Beechcraft/King Air plane 10 degrees and the nose gear was broken. The airport operations building had a disabled awning and post. Part of a hangar`s siding came off with siding and insulation up in trees. Several trees were snapped along the narrow path. A witness saw the swirl as the tornado touched down.

January 17, 2012
County:  Floyd
EF-Scale:  EF1
Deaths:  0

Injuries:  0
Path width:  50 yards
Path length:  1.2 miles
Time:  11:00am EST
Notes: 
EF-1 tornado first touched down on East Riley Rd. in Floyds Knobs, where a garage was destroyed. The tornado continued east across the Knobs toward Binford Rd, where it took multiple trees down. The tornado crossed Paoli Pike just north of I-265 and caused roof damage at the Knob Point Apartments.

January 17, 2012
County:  Clark IN
EF-Scale:  EF0
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  30 yards
Path length:  1.9 miles
Time:  11:06am EST
Notes: 
An EF-0 tornado first touched down at the Wal-Mart parking lot on the northwest corner of the Veteran`s Parkway near I-65. A vehicle was turned over on I-65, then the tornado skipped over an area before coming down again on a subdivision to the east, with damage occurring along Belmar Dr and Meadows Dr as well as at the intersection of Kingsfield St and Crown Ct. It took down several fences, with evidence of cyclonic circulation. It lifted again before coming down and taking the roof of a barn on Armstrong Rd., where the tornado ended.

January 17, 2012
Counties:  Jefferson KY, Oldham
EF-Scale: 
EF1
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  1
Path width:  250 yards
Path length:  8.2 miles
Time:  11:12am EST
Notes: The tornado touched down near the intersection of I-264 and Brownsboro Road.  The tornado tracked northeast to near the intersection of Hurstbourne Lane and Brownsboro Road where it briefly lifted.  The tornado then reformed and crossed I-265 and continued to the east-northeast through several subdivisions north and northeast of Fincastle. The tornado crossed into Oldham County, moving through Orchard Grass Hills and lifting at the northern tip of Clore Lane.  Damage indicators along the path of this tornado included multiple softwood trees down, minor shingle damage to homes, a side wall downed in a large indoor tennis facility, and a barn roof collapse.  An injury occurred as the tornado crossed I-265 when two semi trailers were blown over.  The driver of one of the trucks was injured.

January 17, 2012
County:  Jefferson KY
EF-Scale: 
EF-1
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  90 yards
Path length:  0.2 mile
Time:  11:20am EST
Notes:  An EF-1 tornado touched down just to the north of the intersection of Stony Brook Drive and Hurstbourne Parkway.  The tornado traveled north-northeast along Stony Brook Drive and lifted near the intersection of Stony Brook and Laverne Drive.  Numerous trees were snapped along the path.  Siding and shingles were blown off of multiple houses.  On Michael Edward Drive the garage door was blown in on a detached garage and the roof was lifted off and shifted a foot.

January 17, 2012
County:  Scott KY
EF-Scale:  EF-1
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  75 yards
Path length:  0.5 mile
Time:  12:12pm EST
Notes:  This tornado touched down at 338 Soards Road and moved northeast, lifting as it began to cross a small lake.  A well-anchored 50x20 three bay barn was destroyed and scattered in three directions.  A 20x30 barn was also destroyed, and a third small barn along the path was damaged.  Numerous trees were blown down, snapped, or uprooted.  Fences were torn down as well.  This survey was conducted by personnel from both the NWS and emergency management from Franklin and Scott Counties.

January 17, 2012
Counties:  Simpson, Allen
EF-Scale:  EF-2

Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  150 yards
Path length:  9 miles
Time:  12:20pm CST
Notes:   This tornado touched down near Hickory Flat Road just south of its intersection with Hickory Flat-Ridge Road in Simpson County where about a dozen trees were uprooted.  The most significant damage occurred near the intersection of McKendree Church Road and Highway 100 where a well constructed brick house completely lost its roof.  Multiple barns, garages, and outbuildings were destroyed here as well.  Nearly a complete roof of one outbuilding was project 1/2 mile to the east.  Another area of significant damage was at the intersection of Highway 100 and Reeder School Road (near the Simpson/Allen County line) where a house had significant roof damage and had an exterior wall blown out.  A jeep in the driveway was blown into the house and a camper was blown from the driveway across the road with debris scattered through the field beyond.  Damage continued east into Allen County with the last evidence of damage at Walker Chapel Road about a mile south of Highway 100.

February 29, 2012
County:  Hardin
EF-Scale: 
EF-2
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  250 yards
Path length:  5 miles
Time:  9:55am EST
Notes:  The tornado began as a 125 yard tornado near 4510 Gather Station Road damaging a barn and traveled towards New Glendale Road and Overall Phillips Road damaging some homes and knocking down many trees and fences. The storm crossed I 65 and surprisingly did not strike any vehicles. The twister struck several homes lifting many roof structures off of Wildwood Drive and Sportmans Lake Road. It increased in width to 250 yards and struck the Harry Owen trucking company buckling roof trusses and spreading significant debris over the Lincoln Parkway into the mobile home park. Next it destroyed a working garage and did significant damage to 3 homes off of Hodgenville Road and uprooting and twisting many trees before lifting a couple of hundred yards downwind.

February 29, 2012
County:  Grayson
EF-Scale: 
EF-2
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  200 yards
Path length:  2 miles
Time:  9:42am CST
Notes:  The tornado began as a narrow tornado east of Clarkson just south of Highway 224. The storm increased in width to 200 years and struck several single and double wide mobile homes south of Millerstown road. All 3 mobile home became airborne, with one traveling over 400 yards. One manufactured home was thrown 50 feet into a tree and fence with a man inside it. He was medically airlifted to Louisville. The tornado next struck a large area of soft and hardwood trees before striking a solid brick home just west of Horntown with the roof removed and exterior walls either damaged or destroyed. The tornado damaged struck the Horntown convenience store damaging the roof. During the end of the tornadoes life cycle it narrowed and bounced striking several trees and knocking over several cemetery headstones and uprooted 2 large trees at the Little Clifty United Methodist Church just west of Lacon. The tornado lifted in a grove of trees about 250 yards east of the church.

February 29, 2012
County:  LaRue
EF-Scale: 
EF-2
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  200 yards
Path length:  1.7 miles
Time:  11:05am EST
Notes: A National Weather Service Survey Team in conjunction with Larue County EMA determined a tornado began near Kyle Lane which is 2 miles west of Hodgenville. It began as a very narrow 80 yard tornado as a mainly elevated funnel cloud/tornado near tree top level. It did some minor roof and shingle damage...uprooted some cedar trees and damaged some fencing. The tornado crossed Tanner Road and lifted just west of downtown Hodgenville. The tornado was rated an EF1 at this location. The length of this touchdown was .90 miles. The same tornado once again touched down on the east side of main street at the State Farm Insurance agency and Citizens Union Bank. This tornado touchdown was much stronger. Two cars moved several feet and were turned 45 degrees with one on top of the other in the State Farm parking lot. The tornado increased in width to 200 yards on Wobegon Way significantly damaging several homes. This included large sections of roof structure being removed and exterior walls collapsing at 202 Woebegone Way. It went into a wooded area narrowing in Miami Court to about 75 yards and becoming more elevated. It damage many roofs with the heaviest damage at a day care center in a residential home off Miami Court. The twister knocked down many power lines down and twisted and snapped trees and did roof damage to several homes and then crossing highway 210. Next it snapped and uprooting some trees and doing some roof damage to a couple of homes before lifting 200 yards downwind. The length of this touchdown was .80 miles. A second tornado touched down just south of Woebegone Way in a wooded area. Another information statement will follow shortly.

February 29, 2012
County:  LaRue
EF-Scale: 
EF-2
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  100 yards
Path length:  0.9 mile
Time:  11:12am EST
Notes:  A National Weather Service Survey Team in conjunction with Larue County EMA determined a second tornado just south of Miami Court and moved east through a wooded area. Several witnesses saw two different tornado near the Miami Court and Wobegone Way area. The second funnel cloud/tornado was near tree top level. It was only 50 yards wide twisting many trees and was rated a EF0. As it crossed Highway 210 the twister increased to 100 yards wide and became stronger. It damaged a large working garage and damaged two homes off of Highway 916 including a new well, almost finished new constructed home which experienced significant exterior wall damage. Workers working on the home heard a loud roar while seeking shelter and observed the twister striking and uprooting some trees. A dumpster full of old building material was thrown 75 yards and snapped one telephone pole. The twister lifted in a field a couple of hundred yards downwind. The twister was rated EF2 at this location.

February 29, 2012
County:  Metcalfe
EF-Scale:  EF-1

Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  150 yards
Path length:  1.1 miles
Time:  12:47pm CST
Notes:  The EF-1 tornado touched down southeast of Center, Kentucky near Herbert Hodges Road.  It damaged 3 to 4 barns and snapped numerous trees along its 1.1 mile path.  The tornado lifted 1.5 miles east-southeast of Center, Kentucky.

February 29, 2012
County:  Russell, Casey
EF-Scale: 
EF-2
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  150 yards
Path length:  7.2 miles
Time:  1:22pm CST
Notes:  The tornado first touched down north of Russell Springs in northern Russell County west of Highway 127 where it did minor damage to trees, barns, and outbuildings.  The tornado then intensified as it moved east with the worst damage occurring along a 1.5 mile stretch from Highway 76 east over Oak Grove Road to Pattie Ridge Road.  On Highway 76, two mobile homes were totally destroyed and a modular home was rotated 30-80 feet counterclockwise off its foundation (with a quarter of the home blown away).  Two residents survived in an underground tornado shelter where they took refuge having heard of the warning via sirens and phone calls 3-5 minutes before the tornado destroyed their homes.  Residents were not home at the time of the tornado at the other homes destroyed along its path.  The tornado then weakened as it moved into southern Casey County where it damaged more trees, barns, and outbuildings.  The tornado finally lifted west-southwest of Windsor leaving a 7.2 mile track.

March 2, 2012
Counties:  Washington IN, Clark IN, Scott IN, Jefferson IN, Trimble
EF-Scale:  EF-4
Deaths:  11
Injuries:
Path width:  700 yards
Path length:  49 miles
Time:  2:50pm EST
Notes:  Washington County
The National Weather Service in conjunction with Washington County Emergency Management conducted a detailed tornado damage survey on Saturday, March 3. Below are the results.

The tornado first touched down on the south side of Fredericksburg just south of U.S. 150 where several trees were snapped off. In this area, winds were estimated to be 90 mph (EF1) with a damage width of 30 yards along the south fork of the Blue Lick River.

Additional tree damage was observed as the tornado moved east- northeast across farmland. Near the intersection of Horners Chapel Road and Fredericksburg Road, a high tension metal power structure was toppled along with numerous trees uprooted and snapped. Here, damage was estimated as EF2 with 130 mph winds. Along Palmyra Road near Strickland Road, several trees were snapped with EF1 damage 50-100 yards wide and estimated winds of 100-110 mph. High tension wires were down and trees snapped along West End Road just north of Shanks Hill Road.

The tornado then traveled over a ridge and intensified as it hit State Route 135 at Dutch Creek Road. Here, large chunks of 5- or 6-inch thick asphalt from an approximately 4-by-4-yard  section of roadway were blown 10 to 30 yards into the adjacent  grass next to the road. Just east of Route 135, tremendous tree  damage was observed. At this location, the tornado was estimated to be of EF3 strength with 150 mph winds. The width of the damage  path also began to widen, increasing to 200 yards.

Tree and structural damage was widespread northeast of Route 135 as the tornado crossed Trainer Lane and then State Road 335 to Robbs Lane. The width of observable damage increased to one-quarter to one-third of a mile. Countless trees were snapped and uprooted. The degree of damage suggested a mix of EF2 and EF3 damage in this area, with estimated winds of 120-150 mph.

The tornado crossed U.S. 60 just south of New Pekin. Immediately east of the highway, tremendous structural damage was observed. A well-constructed and large factory building (Airgo Industries) was cleared to its foundation slab with numerous anchoring bolts bent in the direction of the storm. Debris from this building was observed one-half to three-quarters of a mile downwind. Large power poles were snapped. Another metal out building on the right periphery of the damage path had sheeting pulled off the back of the building apparently from the force of the inbound winds into the tornado. This was the area where 5 people were tragically killed in a mobile home. In this location just east of U.S. 60, damage suggested an EF4 tornado with 170 mph estimated winds, and a width of observed damage from 0.3-0.4 mile.

Damage continued to the east along and south of Hurst Road in extreme southeast Washington County. The tornado crossed into extreme northwest Clark County along and near Daisy Hill Road. In this area, a well-constructed one-story brick house at the top of a small ridge was completely destroyed with no walls standing. People onsite reported that cows were missing and could not be located. They also stated that the tornado looked like a black wall as it approached. A heavy trailer cab was blown from this house to another demolished brick home about one-quarter mile away. Damage here suggested EF4 damage with 170 mph winds.

As the tornado re-entered Washington County near the intersection of Daisy Hill Road and Williams Knob Road, widespread damage occurred. This included a home which was totally leveled as well as a couple of anchored down double wide trailers. A car was destroyed and tossed about 100 yards in the direction of storm motion from its origin at the home. At one of the destroyed trailers, a Dodge Ram pickup truck was tossed onto its side and destroyed in the opposite direction from the car (i.e., on the left side of the tornado track). Here, EF3-EF4 damage was estimated with winds of 150-170 mph. There were also snapped trees and structural damage along Whiskey Run Road. The width of the observed damage straddling the Washington-Clark County line was estimated to be one-third to one-half mile wide, although the width of the most concentrated damage was narrower. The last observed damage in Washington County was near S. Flatwood Road in a wooded area before the tornado entered Clark County.

Across Washington County, particularly east of IN 135, thousands of trees were uprooted and snapped.

Clark County and Scott CountyThe National Weather Service in conjunction with Clark County Emergency Management conducted an exhaustive tornado damage survey on Saturday and Sunday, March 3 and 4. Below are the results. The tornado continued east-northeast in far northwest Clark County on Dan Gray Road where the twister leveled many well-built homes and caused extensive tree damage. The tornado here was rated EF4 with estimated wind speeds of 170 mph and a damage width of one-third mile.

The tornado moved into far southeast Washington County before reappearing in Clark County. In Clark, the damage width narrowed to one-quarter mile as the tornado crossed Pixley Knob Road and decreased in intensity to EF2 with wind speeds of 115-120 mph.

Farther east, the tornado intensified again as it destroyed two double wide homes on Speith Road. One family residence on the west side of the road was severely damaged, reflecting EF3 damage with 150 mph winds.

The tornado crossed Interstate 65, damaging several vehicles and semis and closing the interstate for several hours. Several people were trapped in these vehicles, but were later rescued.

The tornado continued to strengthen just east of Exit 19 of Interstate 65 in a heavily industrialized area. Here, buildings containing several businesses were severely damaged. A home was destroyed on the east side of North Fraucke Road. The violent tornado also seriously damaged several homes on the north side of State Highway 160. Here, there was evidence of multi-vortex structure with EF4 damage and 175 mph estimated winds.

The tornado then struck the south buildings of the Henryville middle and high school complex, with severe damage and 170 mph winds (EF4). The middle school experienced the worst damage. The cafeteria was completely destroyed. Two school buses were ripped off their chassis.

There was also extensive structural damage on the east side of Henryville on North Front Street and Pennsylvania Street. A high tension tower and other homes were damaged on Pine Drive. Incredible tree damage also occurred just west of Pine Drive as the tornado traveled up a ridge. In this region, the tornado was an EF3 with 150 mph winds.

On Brownstown Road, many homes were severely damaged especially on the north side of the tornado track with estimated speeds of 150 mph (EF3). Farther east, there was massive deforestation on the east side of a ridge just west of and along Henryville Otisco Road. Several more homes were severely damaged along this road. One of these homes reflected EF4 damage and 170 mph winds.

The tornado rapidly narrowed to a rope-like structure and ended as an EF1 with 90-95 mph winds and an 80 yard wide path. This occurred near the intersection of Blackberry Trail and State Highway 3.

Simultaneously, a new cyclic tornado vortex rapidly formed from the same supercell near Mahan Road and Old State Road 3 immediately southwest of the first tornado. The second tornado began as an EF1 and damaged a church and a few trees. The vortex quickly intensified to EF3 strength as it crossed the south portion of the town of Marysville, severely damaging several homes.

East of Marysville, another cyclic vortex from the parent storm formed just southwest of the intersection of Nabb New Washington Road and Nabb Marysville Road. This vortex intensified and merged with the primary circulation. The tornado severely damaged or destroyed several houses and double wide mobile homes around the intersection of Nabb New Washington and Nabb Marysville. Debris from the double wides was tossed around a mile downwind. The tornado was rated EF3 here with 150 mph winds and a damage width of one-third mile.

A Civil Air Patrol flight on Sunday, March 4 revealed extensive ground scouring in farmers` fields east of Marysville all the way to the Jefferson-Scott County line. This scouring was evidence of a multi-vortex tornado, which was confirmed by multiple videos and photographs.

The tornado continued north of Barnes Road, damaging several clusters of trees in open country. The tornado intensified east of the intersection of Kettle Bottom and State Highway 362.

In Scott County, immediately north of Highway 362 and east of Concord Road, three homes were severely damaged while five double wide mobile homes were completely destroyed. Here, the tornado was an EF4 with 170 mph winds. Just south of 362 in Clark County, two additional homes and power poles were damaged greatly. From there, the tornado crossed into Jefferson County, Indiana.

Jefferson County:  The National Weather Service in conjunction with Jefferson County, IN Emergency Management conducted the tornado damage survey in Jefferson County. The tornado traveled from Clark County, Indiana across extreme southeast Scott County and into far southern Jefferson County. Damage was observed along and just north of State Highway 362 near the 3-county line. This included several mobile homes totally destroyed, several framed houses heavily damaged, tremendous tree damage, and power poles snapped and shredded. The observed damage width was one-third of a mile with estimated winds of 170 mph (EF4).

The tornado traveled east-northeast snapping trees and power poles on County Road 850, and did its most significant damage at the intersection of Jackson Road, State Highway 62, and Swan Road about 2 miles south of the town of Chelsea.

In this area, several well-built brick homes were destroyed. The homes had anchor bolts attached to steel plates and a concrete foundation. One house was lifted and slid 65 yards off its foundation while mostly still intact. Another home was completely demolished and thrown downwind several hundred yards, within which there were 3 fatalities. The garage of this house was destroyed with one vehicle thrown 30 yards and another tossed 75 yards. A piece of farm equipment was thrown 200 yards as well. A third well-built brick home had its roof completely lifted and thrown over 300 yards downwind. Also, an above ground pool half filled with water was missing. Wind speeds in the area were estimated at 170-175 mph (EF4) with a damage width of one-quarter mile.

The tornado tracked to the north of Paynesville and south of Lee Bottom, extensively damaging forests in southern Jefferson County before crossing the Ohio River into Trimble County, Kentucky. The damage width narrowed in this area to only a couple hundred yards.

Trimble County:  The National Weather Service in conjunction with Trimble County Emergency Management conducted an extensive tornado survey in Trimble County.  The tornado crossed the Ohio River from Jefferson County, Indiana and narrowed to about 200 yards wide.  The tornado damaged a home on Rodgers Road, overturned two barns, and uprooted and/or twisted several trees.  This was consistent with EF1 damage and 105-110mph estimated winds.

At the same time a second vortex formed immediately adjacent to the first vortex and totally destroyed a barn on Rodgers Road and extensively damaged another.  This tornado also damaged a lot of rugged forested area before intersecting with the path of the first vortex near the confluence of Highway 1838 (Corn Creek Road, Highway 625, and Joyce Mill Road.  In this area the tornado was rated as an EF2 with 115 mph estimated winds.

Three single-wide mobile homes near the intersection of Joyce Mill Road and Highway 625 were destroyed along with tree damage and downed power lines and poles.  This was consistent with EF1 damage, 105 mph estimated winds, and a damage width of 75 yards.

No evidence of further damage was observed until Rawlett Lane, where some trees were snapped and uprooted.  There could have been damage in-between although the survey team was unable to access this area.  The tornado then struck two homes and a single-wide mobile home on New Hope Ridge Road (Highway 2870) about 1.5 miles west of Highway 421.  Here EF1 damage, 90 mph winds, and a path width of 50 yards were estimated.  The tornado lifted near this location.

March 2, 2012
County:  Clark IN
EF-Scale:  EF1
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  60 yards
Path length:  6.5 miles (skipping)
Time:  3:30pm EST
Notes:  Photographs taken during a Civil Air Patrol flight corroborate interviews with residents along the damage path that there were intermittent touchdowns of a weaker tornado with the second supercell to pass over the area (see previous tornado).  The second storm, which pummeled the recently devastated area with hail up to the size of softballs, followed nearly the same path as the first supercell. At least three locations along the path of this storm support the occurrence of a tornado of EF-1 intensity, with maximum winds approaching 110 mph, an intermittent path length of 6.5 miles, and a damage path width of 60 yards.  The first observed damage was near Round Knob in the Clark State Forest. Damage was again observed along and west of Speith Road, 1/4 of a mile north of Henryville-Blue Lick Road just southwest of Henryville. Finally, the tornado lifted after doing damage from the south side of Henryville near Robyn Avenue to the east side of Henryville at the intersection of Highway 160 and Haddox Road.

March 2, 2012
Counties:  Hancock, Breckinridge
EF-Scale:  EF-2
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  200 yards
Path length:  17.4 miles
Time:  2:38pm CST
Notes: 
Aerial photos were matched perfectly with radar signatures to determine that the initial start point of the tornado occurred 4.5 miles south southwest of Hawesville in Hancock County along route 2181. Vinyl siding was ripped off a home and small outbuildings were damaged. The tornado continued east across route 69 toward Cloverport, intermittently touching down and doing damage to small outbuildings. 4 miles west of Cloverport, additional minor damage was done to a group of homes along 2169. Minor damage to buildings occurred just on the western outskirts of Cloverport, then the tornado lifted over the town, touching down again less than a mile east of the community, where numerous hardwood trees were observed to be uprooted from aerial photos. All of the damage was consistent with EF-0 wind speeds between 70 and 80 mph.

The National Weather Service would like to thank volunteer general aviation pilots Mark Powers and Josh Kieffer for flying the damage path in N16NA and Austin Lassell for aerial photography. The pilots are associated with the Kentuckiana Volunteer Aviators.

The tornado track continued at a residence on New Bethel Cloverport Rd. where 2 structures were destroyed. This damage is consistent with an EF-2 tornado and 110 to 115 mph winds. The tornado continued east to near B Flood road with additional structural damage consistent with EF-1 damage and 90 mph winds.

Tree damage continued along the path with additional EF-2 damage occurring at two chicken farms where a 200 yd long chicken barn was destroyed and hundreds of chickens were killed and/or lost. This is consistent with EF-2 damage and 120 mph wind. An additional smaller chicken coop also sustained damage at the end of Silas Miller Road, consistent with EF-1 damage.

The end of the path was surveyed east at Hwy 259 where another metal structure was damaged and several trees where downed. This damage was consistent with EF-1 damage and 90 mph winds.

March 2, 2012
Counties:  Trimble
EF-Scale:  EF-3
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  75 yards
Path length:  3.4 miles
Time:  3:41pm EST
Notes:
The National Weather Service in conjunction with Trimble County Emergency Management and an aerial survey conducted by pilots from the Kentuckiana Volunteer Aviators confirmed that a tornado touched down about 5 miles SSE of Milton, just west of the Milton volunteer fire station number 2 on Highway 421. This is just NE of the intersection of Hwy 2870 and 421. The tornado touched down at approximately 3:38 PM EST, and the initial damage included snapped and twisted trees just west of Hwy 421.

The tornado rapidly increased in intensity as it moved to the east, directly striking the Milton volunteer fire station number 2. The fire station was heavily damaged, with the collapse of rigid frames. A 4000 pound trailer (concession trailer) was moved 30 yards, while a Ford pickup truck was moved 60 yards. The tornado was 60 yards wide with wind speeds of 140 mph, indicative of EF-3 strength. The tornado tracked to the east with extensive damage of trees along Hwy 1226. The tornado weakened to an EF-1 at 871 Palmyra Rd. and at 2130 Palmyra Rd. and narrowed to about 50 yards. Witnesses describe this as a very narrow, skipping tornado. Pictures confirm this.

Witnesses saw one vortex coming down from the apparent wall cloud and quickly lifting before a new vortex came down nearby. On Culls Ridge Road, the tornado strengthened to an EF-3 once again with 140 mph winds. It damaged two homes with many exterior walls partially collapsing. The most significant damage here was an electrical transmission line which collapsed a metal truss tower and snapped several power poles in a path width of 70 yards. The tornado weakened from there to an EF-1 tornado, damaging trees as it crossed into Carroll County with wind speeds in far eastern Trimble County of 85-90 mph.

March 2, 2012
Counties:  Trimble
EF-Scale:  EF-1
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  100 yards
Path length:  2.7 miles
Time:  4:01pm EST
Notes: 
The National Weather Service in conjunction with Trimble County Emergency Management and an aerial survey conducted by pilots from the Kentuckiana Volunteer Aviators confirmed that an EF-1 tornado touched down on Willard Wilson Road in southern Trimble county at 401 PM EST. At this location, the tornado destroyed a 30 by 60 foot old barn and a single wide home. Along with the destroyed homes, one large Oak tree was downed along with several other smaller trees. Further down on Willard Wilson road, another 30 by 50 foot barn was collapsed and a 400 pound 4-wheeler was moved 30 feet. Shingle damage occurred to a home in this location. The tornado moved east-northeast to Hi-Grove Hill Road where the strongest (100 mph) winds occurred. There was a very concentrated area of trees snapped, along with a gutter ripped off a house and power line down. Finally, the tornado traveled to
Carmon Creek Road where several hardwoods were snapped along with power lines down. This area is just northwest of the US 421 and I-71 junction near the Trimble/Henry county line.

March 2, 2012
Counties:  Meade
EF-Scale:  EF-0
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  30 yards
Path length:  0.75 mile
Time:  4:02pm EST
Notes:  The National Weather Service in conjunction with Meade County Emergency Management has determined that an EF-0 tornado with maximum wind speeds of 75 mph briefly touched down just east of the Breckinridge/Meade county line in Meade county. The tornado was photographed from Ekron, looking southwestward. Aerial photos of damage were also taken by volunteer general aviation pilots Mark Powers and Josh Kieffer and aerial photographer Austin Lassell in aircraft N16NA. The pilots were associated with the Kentuckiana Volunteer Aviators. Both the aerial photos and picture of the tornado relayed by the emergency manager were matched up with a radar signature indicating rotation. The tornado touched down near the Hill Grove and Guston area on the south side of U.S. 60, blowing a porch off the side of a house. A sign was also blown down at a business along U.S. 60.

March 2, 2012
Counties:  Henry
EF-Scale:  EF-1
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  40 yards
Path length:  0.25 mile
Time:  4:12pm EST
Notes:  The National Weather Service in conjunction with an aerial damage survey performed by pilots David Katz and Gary Katz and photographer Tom Boucher from the Kentuckiana Volunteer Aviators determined that an EF-1 tornado touched down in northern Henry county on Friday, March 2nd. A thin path of downed trees coincident with a circulation observed on radar was surveyed by the pilots. Numerous trees were uprooted near a pasture east of Port Royal-English Road.

March 2, 2012
Counties:  Warren
EF-Scale:  EF-1
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  60 yards
Path length:  0.5 mile
Time:  4:06pm CST
Notes:  Straight line winds along and north of the supercell moving through Simpson County uprooted shallow-rooted hardwood and softwood trees and destroyed a tool shed on Evans Rd.  As it moved into Warren County, it damaged barn roofs and produced golf ball size hail which penetrated siding on numerous vinyl sided houses.  As it reached 961 east of Alvaton in Warren County, it spawned an EF1 tornado with winds estimated at 95 mph destroying a barn and tool shed.

March 23, 2012
County:  Jefferson, KY
EF-Scale:  EF-1
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  70 yards
Path length:  2.5 miles
Time:  2:07pm EDT
Notes:  This tornado touched down just north of the intersection of Cedar Creek Road and Mount Washington Road, and lifted just northeast of the intersection of Cedar Creek Road and Long Rifle Lane.
  The most significant damage was done on Brook Chase Court, about in the middle pf the path.

March 23, 2012
County:  Shelby
EF-Scale:  EF-1
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  50 yards
Path length:  2.25 miles
Time:  2:28pm EDT
Notes:  The tornado traveled mainly over plowed fields, but was witnessed by at least three people and did do some damage to farms.  Two barns were destroyed, two barns suffered significant roof and structural damage, and about two dozen trees were snapped or uprooted.

May 1, 2012
County:  Trimble
EF-Scale:  EF0
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  15 yards
Path length:  1.9 miles
Time:  4:45pm EDT
Notes:  This weak tornado did tree damage as it briefly touched down along Mount Pleasant Road northwest of Bedford, snapping upper-level tree branches in a narrow path.  Occupants of a mobile home witnessed the tornado as it approached from the west, and they took shelter in their bathroom.  While a large tree next to their home crushed a pickup truck as it came down, their home sustained minimal damage.
 

January 30, 2013
County:  Orange
EF-Scale:  EF1
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  75 yards
Path length:  0.23 mile
Time:  1:47am EST
Notes:  Several trees were toppled in a forest on the southwest portion of the path.  The tornado then affected a residence, badly damaging the roof and throwing the porch of the house several yards to the northeast.  Several small twigs were driven through the siding of the home.

January 30, 2013
County: Meade
EF-Scale: EF0
Deaths: 0
Injuries: 0
Path width: 200 yards
Path length:  1 mile
Time: 4:05am EST
Notes: This tornado touched down in a grove of trees near the end of Kurtz Drive.  The tornado traveled to the northeast and damaged homes on Kurtz Drive and at the intersection of Thornhill Drive and Gaines Road.  Continuing to the northeast, at a home east of Gaines Road the owner reported that the water was evacuated out of all four toilets in the building as the tornado passed by.  At the home next door the front door was pulling away from the building.  Residents reported a loud roar.  The tornado continued northeast through some woods and lifted after damaging a small shed off of Tom Cain Road.

January 30, 2013
County: Harrison IN, Jefferson KY
EF-Scale: EF0
Deaths: 0
Injuries: 0
Path width:  325 yards
Path length:  2.8 miles
Time: 4:17am EST
Notes:   An NWS survey team has confirmed an EF-0 tornado touch down east of Elizabeth in Harrison County, Indiana. Four homes and two barns were damaged along Highway 111.  The porch of one home was lifted and thrown 30 feet.  The walls of one of the barns collapsed in multiple directions.  Trees were down in this location as well. The track of the tornado extended to the Ohio River and into Jefferson County, Kentucky. Northwest of Valley Station many softwood trees were damaged, a pine tree was snapped, and a trampoline was blown over.

January 30, 2013
County: Warren
EF-Scale: EF2
Deaths: 0
Injuries: 0
Path width: 250 yards
Path length:  3.3 miles
Time: 3:38am CST
Notes: Four grain bins were scattered over a quarter mile, with some debris thrown up to a half mile away.  Fencing with 8" posts was torn down.  A semi truck was flipped as the tornado crossed Interstate 65.  Towards the end of the path a barn was destroyed and a 100 by 300 foot well-built metal outbuilding was destroyed.

January 30, 2013
County: Edmonson
EF-Scale: EF1
Deaths: 0
Injuries: 0
Path width: 100 yards
Path length:  2.7 miles
Time: 3:42am CST
Notes:  The tornado touched down two separate times. Near Rocky Hill a barn was destroyed and two outbuildings lost their roofs.  Cedar trees were snapped.  Towards the end of the path a pole barn was destroyed and a home was unroofed on US 31W.

January 30, 2013
County: Barren
EF-Scale: EF1
Deaths: 0
Injuries: 0
Path width:  50 yards
Path length:  0.3 mile
Time: 3:49am CST
Notes:  A large barn was destroyed, trees were felled, and the doors and siding were pulled off of a barn along Finney Road.

January 30, 2013
County: Marion
EF-Scale: EF0
Deaths: 0
Injuries: 2
Path width:  13 yards
Path length:  0.1 mile
Time: 5:42am EST
Notes:  This tornado did damage along Calvary Road where a mobile home was destroyed and a small shed slid off its foundation. Two minor injuries occurred with this tornado.
 

June 10, 2013
Counties:  Logan and Simpson
EF-Scale:  EF2
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  4
Path width:  325 yards
Path length:  14 miles
Time:  1:40pm CDT
Notes:  Touchdown occurred northwest of Adairville near the intersection of Vick Road and Route 96, where a barn sustained roof damage and another outbuilding was destroyed.  EF2 damage occurred sporadically from near Route 96 to the Logan/Simpson county line.  The worst damage occurred north-northeast of Adairsville where the tornado crossed Route 663.  Several homes sustained extensive damage and three people were injured.  A fourth person was injured on Trimble Road.  The tornado entered Simpson County just north of the intersection of Conn Road and Reames Dixon Road.  The tornado produced EF1 and EF0 damage in Simpson County until it lifted at Russellville-Gallatin Road at 2:09pm CDT.  A total of five homes sustained extensive damage, and two homes suffered minor damage.  Five grain bins were blown away, and two others collapsed.  Numerous outbuildings were damaged or destroyed.

June 26, 2013
County: Perry
EF-Scale:EF1
Deaths: 0
Injuries: 0
Path width: 100 yards
Path length: 5.2 miles
Time: 8:29pm CDT
Notes: This tornado touched down southeast of Troy and moved southeast through the east side of Tell City.  Several large trees were felled and there was some minor roof damage and damage to outbuildings. A large semi trailer and a few rides were blown sideways at a carnival at 10th & Watt streets.

June 26, 2013
Counties: LaRue
EF-Scale: EF2
Deaths: 0
Injuries: 0
Path width: 300 yards
Path length: 7 miles
Time: 10:25pm EDT
Notes:  The tornado initially touched down near the Hardin-LaRue County line between routes 210 and 61 just north of Tonieville.  From there the tornado moved northeast.  On Castleman Road, just north of the intersection with Carter Brothers Road, a metal shop building had its metal sheet roof taken off and thrown downwind 150 yards.  The garage doors were bent and pushed in.  Insulation was everywhere.  Several trees were uprooted.  Here the tornado was estimated to be EF1 with a maximum wind speed of 105 mph.  On Carter Brothers Road a large RV inside a metal shed was blown onto its side and the shed was destroyed.  A two-story pole tobacco barn was also destroyed.  Red and white oak and walnut trees were sheared off.  Across the road a metal livestock building was destroyed.  Here the tornado was estimated at EF2 with 115mph winds.  Next, along KY 1607, not far from Salem Church Road and Dan Dunn Road, a silo was crumbled and some parts of a corn field were mashed sown.  Some bradford pear trees were uprooted on Dan Dunn Road.  Considerable damage occurred on parts of Slack Road.  A one room schoolhouse was destroyed.  A dairy farming operation lost several barns, along with some trees that were uprooted.  The worst damage was at the dairy farm where winds were estimated around 135 mph, or high-end EF2.  Also on Slack Road a two-story house lost its entire roof.  Insulation was caked onto the entire back side of the house opposite the direction of travel of the tornado.  A shed was blown down and some trees were uprooted.  The winds at this location were estimated around 120 mpg (EF2).  The exact end point of the tornado was difficult to determine as it went into a thickly wooded area with limited access.  The tornado may have skipped a few times along its path.

November 17, 2013
County: Butler
EF-Scale: EF1
Deaths: 0
Injury: 1
Path width: 200 yards
Path length: 5.3 miles
Time: 4:10-4:16pm CST
Notes:  The tornado, with 105 mph winds, touched down approximately one mile west of Huntsville on Blaine Road where some trees were uprooted. The tornado then moved eastward into Huntsville where a few homes were damaged and trees were snapped along Huntsville-Quality Road. The tornado then continued east damaging trees, homes and small outbuildings just north of Silver City-Huntsville Road. One minor injury occurred in a double-wide that lost all of its roof and a couple of walls just west of the intersection of Silver City-Huntsville Road and Panther Creek Road. Intermittent minor damage then occurred east of this intersection. Finally, the tornado did a more concentrated area of damage along Muddy Creek Road where a few more homes and trees were damaged. The tornado quickly lifted 4 miles east of Huntsville.

December 21, 2013
County:  Taylor
EF-Scale:  EF1
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width: 300 yards
Path length:  6 miles
Time:  11:07pm - 11:13pm EST
Notes:  This tornado touched down along Old Greensburg Road just west of the intersection of US 68 and KY 323, where it immediately destroyed small outbuildings.  The tornado entered the city of Campbellsville when it crossed KY 210 and uprooted trees and damaged buildings near the intersection of Hodgenville Road and Vintage Lane.  A more concentrated area of damage then occurred as the tornado crossed Saloma Road and moved roughly parallel to and just north of Upper Miller Park Road.  Trees were torn down and rooftops damaged in this area.  The tornado exited the city at the intersection of Eastern Drive and East Lake Drive.  The final damage occurred at the intersection of US 68 and Palestine Road. At this location there was more tree and roof damage.

December 21, 2013
County:  Harrison KY
EF-Scale:  EF1
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:110 yards
Path length:  3.8 miles
Time:  11:29pm - 11:34pm EST
Notes:  The NWS storm survey team found many areas of intermittent straight line wind damage around northern Harrison County, with one specific tornado path.  There were many barns damaged or destroyed, power lines and power poles down or snapped, some trees snapped and uprooted, and several homes and outbuildings had roof damage.  The most concentrated damage was along Dutch Chapel Road where about half a dozen large barns, garages, and outbuildings were either destroyed or sustained significant damage.  In addition, two homes on Dutch Chapel Road had significant roof damage and other structural damage, with debris thrown to the north, northeast, and east southeast.  Several residents on Dutch Chapel Road heard a distinct "freight train roar" and their ears popped, along with zero visibility during torrential rain when the storm struck.

December 21, 2013
County:  Bourbon
EF-Scale:  EF1
Deaths:   0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  125 yards
Path length:  4.8 miles
Time:  11:41pm - 11:45pm EST
Notes:  The NWS storm survey team found many areas of straight line wind damage across northern Bourbon County, and one specific tornado path within the straight line wind damage.  There were many barns damaged or destroyed, power lines and poles down or snapped, and many softwood and hardwood trees snapped, twisted, and uprooted.  Several homes and outbuildings had roof damage.  The most concentrated damage was along Colville Road, down Endicott Lane, and over to the Steele Ford Road area.  In this area, several large barns, garages, and outbuildings were either destroyed or sustained significant damage, with debris thrown to the north, northeast, and east.  In addition, some well anchored solid footers from a garage and barn at 201 Endicott Lane were lifted up and thrown 75 yards.  Several residents reported a loud roar, their ears popped, and there was zero visibility in torrential rain when the storm struck.

May 14, 2014
County:  Bullitt
EF-Scale:  EF0
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  50 yards
Path length:  1.5 miles
Time:  2:23pm EDT
Notes:  An EF-0 tornado with estimated winds between 65 and 80 mph touched down southeast of Shepherdsville and snapped a tree at a residence along Lotus Street. It then moved northeast and removed several shingles from another home along this same street. Several large branches were downed near this home as well. Several trees were also toppled in a wooded area behind this home. A neighbor along Deatsville Road had a tree fall and crush a trampoline. Farther north along Deatsville Road, a resident lost a large section of a tree and had minor siding damage along the east side of his home. A mile farther to the northeast, just before lifting, the tornado sheared off a portion of a row of trees adjacent to Maraman Road.

October 6, 2014
County:  Cumberland
EF-Scale:  EF1
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  100 yards
Path length:  0.2 mile
Time:  6:02pm CDT
Notes:  Two hundred trees were uprooted on a ridge top near the end of Dug Road north of Burkesville.

October 6, 2014
County:  Clinton
EF-Scale:  EF1
Deaths:   0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  150 yards
Path length:  2.3 miles
Time:  6:13pm - 6:17pm CDT
Notes:  This tornado struck about 11 miles NNW of Albany in the northwest tip of Clinton County.  Numerous trees were snapped or uprooted.  The only non-tree damage was to power poles along US 127.  A couple in a vehicle on US 127 was trapped when trees fell across the highway both north and south of them. 

October 7, 2014
County:  Oldham
EF-Scale:  EF1
Deaths:   0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  50 yards
Path length:  0.1 mile
Time:  2:50pm - 2:51pm EDT
Notes:  A barn, several outbuildings, and two trees were damaged.

October 7, 2014
County:  Scott, KY (from Owen)
EF-Scale:  EF1
Deaths:   0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  150 yards
Path length:  4.1 miles
Time:  3:45pm - 3:50pm EDT
Notes:  Most of the damage was to trees.  The only structural damage was to a small home on the top of a hill near South Rays Fork Road.  The porch roof was ripped from the home and thrown over the building, there was significant roof damage, and an above-ground pool was destroyed.

October 7, 2014
County:  Scott, KY
EF-Scale:  EF1
Deaths:   0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  150 yards
Path length:  2 miles
Time:  3:48pm - 3:49pm EDT
Notes:  This tornado caused minor damage to the roofs of two houses and significant damage to the roof of another house. A small outbuilding was also destroyed.

October 7, 2014
County:  Scott, KY
EF-Scale:  EF1
Deaths:   0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  150 yards
Path length:  3.6 miles
Time:  3:50pm - 3:52pm EDT
Notes:  Mostly tree damage occurred with this tornado.  Near the end of its path two small barns were destroyed and two homes sustained roof damage. 

October 7, 2014
County:  Harrison, KY
EF-Scale:  EF1
Deaths:   0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  275 yards
Path length:  3.9 miles
Time:  4:05pm - 4:10pm EDT
Notes:  This tornado exhibited multiple vortices as it damaged or destroyed several outbuildings and barns.  Significant numbers of large trees were snapped and/or uprooted as the tornado crossed US 27.

October 7, 2014
County:  Bourbon
EF-Scale:  EF1
Deaths:   0
Injuries:  1
Path width:  60 yards
Path length:  1.7 miles
Time:  4:12pm - 4:13pm EDT
Notes:  Touchdown occurred near the Vine Street loop where damage was done to homes' roofs and siding.  One woman was pulled out of her house and landed on her porch.  Power lines and many trees were downed, some of which fell on homes. Tree and house damage also occurred at the end of Windamere Lane, and warehouses were damaged just before the tornado lifted at US 460.

April 7, 2015
County:  Perry
EF-Scale:  EF1
Deaths:   0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  100 yards
Path length:  2.6 miles
Time:  4:27pm - 4:30pm EDT
Notes:  The tornado touched down just east of Lake Celina where one tree was uprooted and others were snapped. The tornado then continued east across IN-37 where it uprooted and snapped several dozen trees along Old IN-37. The damage continued east towards Ottoman Road where a carport was destroyed, along with additional trees that were snapped and uprooted. From there, the tornado took a jog to the northeast across Orchid and St. Croix Roads where it caused substantial tree damage, uprooting and/or snapping trunks 15-20 feet high on approximately 100 trees. The tornado then lifted just east of Saint Croix Road.

April 7, 2015
County:  Madison
EF-Scale:  EF0
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  35 yards
Path length:  0.6 mile
Time:  6:57pm - 6:58pm EDT
Notes:  The tornado first touched down near a ravine just northwest of Jessica Circle where it snapped a few trees. It then moved southeast, destroying two outbuildings. One of the outbuildings was fully packed, weighing several thousand pounds, and another larger outbuilding was pushed off its foundation. The tornado also did some damage to the roof and shingles of a residence at 326 Jessica Circle. The tornado then continued on an intermittent path to the southeast where it did some additional roof damage to another home and snapped several other trees. The tornado lifted just west of Cherokee Lane.

April 7, 2015
County:  Madison
EF-Scale:  EF1
Deaths:   0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  215 yards
Path length:  2 miles
Time:  7:03pm - 7:06pm EDT
Notes:  The tornado touched down on a farm at 1235 Crooksville Road where it snapped and uprooted several trees, spreading them in several directions. It then continued southeast across Gumbottom Road, where a large oak tree was uprooted. Sporadic tree damage continued southeast towards Walter Lakes Road. Just before the tornado lifted, it did minor shingle and porch damage to a residence along Walter Lakes Road.

April 25, 2015
Counties: Edmonson
EF-Scale: EF2
Deaths: 0
Injuries: 0
Path width: 220 yards
Path length: 0.2 mile
Time: 7:12pm - 7:14pm CDT
Notes: A narrow tornado developed quickly just west of 3667 Grassland Black Gold Rd (Highway 1365) and snapped a few softwood and few large limbs. It then grew in width and intensity as it crossed Highway 1365 and uprooted, snapped and twisted over 200 trees in a heavily forested area around a deep karst ravine. A drone was used to pinpoint the exact storm end point which was about 100 yards east of Highway 1365 near a farmer's field.

April 25, 2015
County:  Adair
EF-Scale:  EF1
Deaths:   0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  150 yards
Path length:  3.8 miles
Time:  8:29pm - 8:36pm CDT
Notes:  This tornado touched down 6 miles southeast of Columbia along Dale Morrison Road. Numerous trees were uprooted, a 145-foot barn was destroyed, and the top was sheared off an adjacent silo. The tornado then moved east into a wooded area, snapping and uprooting trees. It damaged three more barns and uprooted more trees along Montpelier Rd. A home near the intersection of Montpelier Rd and Old Montpelier Rd sustained minor siding damage.

July 10, 2015
County:  Meade, Hardin
EF-Scale:  EF0
Deaths:   0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  100 yards
Path length:  3.2 miles
Time:  10:35am - 10:41am EDT
Notes:  A weak, skipping tornado occurred on Fort Knox. The tornado first touched down near the intersection of Lee Road and Fort Avenue just west of the military base's boundary. It traveled east over forested land, doing occasional damage to trees before it passed into Hardin County, 0.7 miles WSW of the U.S. Bullion Depository. It continued east for approximately 0.5 miles, then turned northeast over the PX and commissary complex before lifting 0.6 miles ENE of the base high school near Wilson Road. Several large hackberry and oak trees were uprooted and snapped between the PX and Scott Middle School. There was also some shingle damage to some of the buildings near the high school track. The tornado also caused significant tree damage from the middle school north/northeast across a remote area of the northeast part of the post.

July 10, 2015
County:  Bullitt
EF-Scale:  EF0
Deaths:   0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  150 yards
Path length:  0.9 mile
Time:  10:53am - 10:54am EDT
Notes:  A small tornado touched down in southern Bullitt County, just east of the eastern boundary of Fort Knox Army Base. This rain-wrapped tornado was only on the ground for about a minute, with most of its damage limited to large limbs and weaker tree trunks being snapped. The tornado started along Belmont Rd (KY 251) 0.7 miles west of Belmont, then traveled east-northeast through the community of Belmont, and lifting just east of Church Street. At least three homes were damaged, two from trees falling on them, with minor roofing damage to a third. Trees also fell on at least two outbuildings.

July 13, 2015
County:  Green
EF-Scale:  EF1
Deaths:   0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  50 yards
Path length:  1.1 miles
Time:  5:20pm - 5:22pm CDT
Notes:  The highest winds with this tornado were estimated to have been 95 to 105 mph. The tornado destroyed two barns and one mobile home in addition to doing considerable roof damage to six outbuildings along Ebenezer Road and KY 61 southeast of Greensburg.

July 13, 2015
County:  Adair
EF-Scale:  EF0
Deaths:   0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  35 yards
Path length:  1.5 miles
Time:  5:58pm - 6:00pm CDT
Notes: This small tornado destroyed one outbuilding in addition to uprooting and snapping limbs on several trees in a very narrow path near the community of Breeding.

July 13, 2015
County:  Cumberland
EF-Scale:  EF0
Deaths:   0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  100 yards
Path length:  0.7 mile
Time:  6:13pm - 6:15pm CDT
Notes: This small tornado destroyed one outbuilding and tore roof panels off another before crossing the state line into the Pearidge area of Tennessee just west of Dale Hollow Lake.

May 10, 2016
County:  Breckinridge
EF-Scale:  EF1
Deaths:   0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  25 yards
Path length:  0.4 mile
Time:  2:22pm - 2:23pm CDT
Notes: A very narrow and intense damage path of rotating winds of 90-95 mph was embedded within a 3-mile wide area of straight-line winds. The tornado left a distinct path in the vegetation and destroyed a part of a large metal barn near the Rosetta General Store. It also caused the walls of 2 adjacent outbuildings and a garage to buckle out. 

May 10, 2016
County:  Ohio
EF-Scale:  EF2
Deaths:   0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  300 yards
Path length:  8.6 miles
Time:  6:06pm - 6:21pm CDT
Notes: This tornado briefly touched down on Spinks Drive just off of Highway 69. The tornado was only on the ground for approximately 200 yards with a path width of about 30-40 yards. A basement crawl space door was blown out along with siding and roof damage at 125 Spinks Drive. The tornado touched down for a second time at 41 El Retiro Ln where the path width increased to 50 yards and the winds speed increased to 90-95mph. Numerous large hardwood trees were snapped and twisted. An outbuilding, previously used to make brooms, next to the house had significant damage when a large tree fell on top of it. The tornado increased in size at 532 Stoneridge Ln. A custom-built home had exterior wall damage in the master bedroom with adjacent bathroom. Blow-in insulation blew out in all directions in the house and the back porch resembled a snow globe. Numerous trees and a grain silo were down along the property. The family survived the tornado by sheltering in a 3-foot crawl space. Winds in this area were 110 mph with a path width about 125 yards.  The tornado continued to move east northeast along the countryside uprooting, twisting, and damaging numerous hardwood trees. The tornado significantly increased in width to approximately 300 yards and did a lot of damage along Halls Creek Rd. At 1130 Halls Creed Road 2-inch hail occurred before the tornado, with winds of 111 mph.  Significant damage was done to the property, which included a 30x50 barn sliding the wall 12 feet. Along Walnut Rd, the tornado caused damage to several barns and numerous softwood trees and hardwood trees. Metal sheeting from barns was thrown in excess of 400 yards downwind. At the intersection of Highway 1164 and 1544 at the Cedar Grove Church there was roof damage to the church and many trees were twisted and uprooted. The last visible damage was along Highway 1544 just east of 1164 with some trees uprooted and twisted. About 30 feet from the tree there was an outbuilding that had half its roof blown off and the roof remnants were found about 50 yards away. The tornado ended approximately 400 yards from Highway 1544 near the intersection of 1164.

August 20, 2016
County:  Barren
EF-Scale:  EF0
Deaths:   0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  30 yards
Path length:  1.5 miles
Time:  5:30pm - 5:33pm CDT
Notes: The tornado touched down in a corn field near Morrison Park Road, just east of Tompkinsville Road. The tornado moved east-northeast, roughly paralleling Morrison Park Road, flattening corn on several farms. Structural damage was observed on one farm, where the roof was torn off a large metal outbuilding and minor damage occurred to several other buildings as a result of this debris. Several trees were snapped or uprooted before the tornado lifted just east of Highway 90.

 

Last updated:  August 26, 2016.  There will often be a delay between tornado occurrences and their inclusion here as we wait for surveys to be completed and data to be gathered.

 

Tornado Days

Click on a date for information about tornadoes that are known to have occurred on that day:

June 1830 March 19, 1849 April 30, 1852 August 27, 1854 December 29, 1865
January 17, 1870 June 2, 1875 April 13, 1876 March 2, 1878 November 28, 1879
February 12, 1880 March 20, 1882 October 29, 1883 February 19, 1884 April 22, 1887
April 28, 1887 February 19, 1888 March 27, 1890 February 25, 1891 April 4, 1892
March 23, 1893 May 26, 1894 June 8, 1899 June 25, 1902 April 3, 1903
February 7, 1904 December 4, 1916 March 23, 1917 June 1, 1917 June 6, 1917
May 8, 1918 March 24, 1921 March 18, 1925 October 16, 1925 January 19, 1928
January 18, 1929 May 9, 1933 October 31, 1934 March 24, 1937 March 16, 1942
March 19, 1943 July 29, 1943 May 15, 1945 April 8, 1948 April 12, 1948
May 2, 1948 June 7, 1948 November 5, 1948 November 20, 1950 February 20, 1951
March 22, 1952 December 9, 1952 April 6, 1954 May 2, 1954 August 1, 1954
August 2, 1954 March 4, 1955 April 24, 1955 March 7, 1956 April 3, 1956
July 13, 1956 January 22, 1957 April 3, 1957 November 18, 1957 April 2, 1958
April 20, 1958 April 22, 1958 January 21, 1959 February 10, 1959 October 10, 1959
March 6, 1961 May 7, 1961 June 9, 1961 July 23, 1961 March 21, 1962
January 11, 1963 March 16, 1963 March 19, 1963 April 21, 1963 April 29, 1963
June 8, 1963 January 24, 1964 March 4, 1964 March 25, 1964 June 12, 1964
June 15, 1964 May 26, 1965 October 7, 1965 November 26, 1965 August 13, 1966
April 21, 1967 May 14, 1967 October 24, 1967 December 11, 1967 April 23, 1968
May 26, 1968 August 9, 1968 May 8, 1969 May 10, 1969 April 1, 1970
April 23, 1970 June 13, 1970 September 3, 1970 November 19, 1970 April 27, 1971
May 6, 1971 May 24, 1971 July 18, 1971 December 15, 1971 April 11, 1972
April 13, 1972 April 14, 1972 April 21, 1972 July 2, 1972 July 28, 1972
August 19, 1972 August 25, 1972 May 10, 1973 May 25, 1973 June 16, 1973
June 20, 1973 June 27, 1973 July 22, 1973 November 25, 1973 March 29, 1974
April 1, 1974 April 3, 1974 May 29, 1974 June 22, 1974 March 12, 1975
January 13, 1976 March 20, 1976 April 21, 1976 September 26, 1976 June 30, 1977
October 1, 1977 May 12, 1978 March 31, 1979 May 30, 1979 June 29, 1979
July 12, 1979 August 1, 1979 June 7, 1980 June 10, 1980 July 2, 1980
September 22, 1980 August 5, 1981 March 16, 1982 March 20, 1982 April 16, 1982
June 16, 1982 April 2, 1983 April 28, 1983 August 11, 1983 August 12, 1983
May 6, 1984 June 23, 1984 July 26, 1984 September 14, 1984 April 5, 1985
June 7, 1985 June 10, 1985 June 11, 1985 March 10, 1986 March 12, 1986
April 20, 1986 May 15, 1986 July 11, 1986 June 2, 1987 June 13, 1987
June 16, 1987 July 5, 1987 July 13, 1987 August 9, 1987 April 6, 1988
July 18, 1988 March 29, 1989 April 2, 1989 April 3, 1989 May 22, 1989
May 26, 1989 June 12, 1989 May 21, 1990 June 2, 1990 June 6, 1990
March 22, 1991 April 9, 1991 July 8, 1991 June 18, 1992 June 23, 1992
September 18, 1992 November 22, 1992 February 21, 1993 June 14, 1993 November 14, 1993
April 15, 1994 April 28, 1994 April 30, 1994 May 14, 1995 May 18, 1995
May 27, 1995 June 24, 1995 April 20, 1996 May 5, 1996 May 28, 1996
June 3, 1996 July 21, 1996 November 7, 1996 January 4, 1997 January 24, 1997
March 1, 1997 March 28, 1997 April 30, 1997 June 16, 1997 June 17, 1997
July 27, 1997 April 16, 1998 May 13, 1998 May 31, 1998 April 9, 1999
May 5, 1999 May 17, 1999 August 19, 1999 January 3, 2000 April 20, 2000
May 23, 2000 May 24, 2000 November 9, 2000 May 31, 2001 April 28, 2002
August 14, 2002 October 4, 2002 November 10, 2002 May 8, 2003 May 11, 2003
May 17, 2003 May 27, 2004 May 30, 2004 June 12, 2004 March 19, 2005
April 22, 2005 November 6, 2005 November 15, 2005 January 2, 2006 April 2, 2006
April 7, 2006 May 2, 2006 May 10, 2006 April 3, 2007 October 18, 2007
October 19, 2007 January 10, 2008 January 29, 2008 February 5, 2008 February 6, 2008
April 11, 2008 June 27, 2008 April 5, 2009 April 10, 2009 May 8, 2009
June 11, 2009 July 30, 2009 September 20, 2009 October 9, 2009 April 24, 2010
May 2, 2010 May 21, 2010 June 9, 2010 October 26, 2010 February 24, 2011
February 28, 2011 April 4, 2011 April 19, 2011 April 20, 2011 April 22, 2011
April 23, 2011 April 26, 2011 April 27, 2011 May 25, 2011 June 19, 2011
June 22, 2011 June 26, 2011 November 14, 2011 January 17, 2012 February 29, 2012
March 2, 2012 March 23, 2012 May 1, 2012 January 30, 2013 June 10, 2013
June 26, 2013 November 17, 2013 December 21, 2013 May 14, 2014 October 6, 2014
October 7, 2014 April 7, 2015 April 25, 2015 July 10, 2015 July 13, 2015
May 10, 2016 August 20, 2016      

 

 

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Local Tornado Statistics

Interesting Facts

Graphs

 There have been...
  • 2 F5's
  • 25 F4's
  • 52 F3's
  • 163 F2's
  • 247 F1's
  • 139 F0's
  • Seven of undetermined strength
...for a total of 635 tornadoes!
 How many tornadoes of each F-scale have occurred?
 Both of the F5 tornadoes were recorded on the same day:  April 3, 1974.  Annual distribution of tornadoes, by month
 There are fewer F0 tornadoes than F1 tornadoes listed here because so many F0 tornadoes have historically gone unreported or undetected.  Seasonal distribution of tornadoes
There have been 65 killer tornadoes, resulting in 440 fatalities.  The deadliest was on March 27, 1890, when a tornado killed 76 people in and around Louisville.  The most recent killer tornado occurred on March 2, 2012 when an EF4 tornado killed 11 people in southern Indiana.  Annual distribution of
The longest tornado path ever recorded in this region was 60 miles.  Four tornadoes accomplished that feat:  one on March 27, 1890...two on March 18, 1925...and one on May 9, 1933.  Diurnal distribution of tornadoes
 Jefferson County, Kentucky has had the most tornadoes of any county, with 33.  Nicholas has had the fewest, with only 2.   Actual number of tornadoes each year since 1830
 Harrison County, Indiana, has had the most F5 tornadoes (2).  Jefferson County, Kentucky and Clark County, Indiana have had the most F4's (5).  
 The oldest known tornado occurred in June of 1830 near Louisville.  
 Three tornadoes were 1200 yards wide:  one each on March 27, 1890...March 18, 1925...and April 3, 1974.  

The "coldest" tornadoes occurred on March 12, 1986, when three F1 tornadoes were observed while temperatures were in the middle 40s.  There was also widespread wind damage and large hail.  Low pressure was centered over southeast Kansas with a warm front reaching due east, along the Kentucky/Tennessee border.  The tornadoes touched down just north of the front in Kentucky.

On the following dates tornadoes occurred while temperatures were in the 50 to 55 degree range:

 

 

 

Our Worst Tornado Outbreaks

...by Number of Tornadoes

...by Number of Fatalities

All-time:  24 on April 19-20, 2011 All-time:  92 on March 27, 1890
By Month By Month *There has never been a tornado-related fatality in July or December.

**Some of the fatalities attributed to the tornadoes above may have occurred before the tornado crossed into this project's geographical area of concern.

***  There are four tornadoes that are thought to have caused fatalities but are not included in these statistics, pending further research to determine exactly how many fatalities occurred.
By Season By Season

 

Map of Approximate Fatality Locations Since 1830

Number of Tornadoes Per County

Tornado Maps of Southern Indiana/Central Kentucky:
Color-coded by F-Scale with county lines
Black and white with county lines
Color-coded by F-Scale without county lines
Black and white without county lines
Color-coded by F-Scale with county lines and time zones
Color-coded by F-Scale without county lines with time zones

Last updated August 26, 2016

 

 

Special Event Pages


 

March 2, 2012 -- Henryville F4

May 28, 1996 -- Bullitt County F4

March 10, 1986 -- Lexington F2

April 3, 1974 -- Super Outbreak

May 9, 1933 -- Tompkinsville (est. F4)

March 27, 1890 -- Louisville (est. F4)

August 27, 1854 -- Louisville (est. F2)