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Severe Storms For The Northeast U.S..; Heat And Fire Out West

A strong cold front will likely trigger severe thunderstorms and locally heavy rain on Friday from the Interior Northeast into the eastern Ohio Valley and northern Mid-Atlantic region, especially in New York state and Pennsylvania. Meanwhile, in addition to the ongoing heat wave in the West, fire weather concerns are increasing across the Great Basin into the Four Corners region. Read More >

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.