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Severe Storms and Heavy Rainfall From the Plains to the Carolinas

Isolated strong to severe thunderstorms are possible Thursday afternoon across the central and southern High Plains as well Virginia into the eastern Carolinas. Stronger storms may produce heavy to excessive rainfall leading to isolated instances of flash flooding. Heavy rain will also be possible for parts of the Lower Mississippi Valley. Read More >

January 24, 1964
Counties:  Grayson
F-scale:  F1
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Time:  8:16pm
Notes: Narrow swath through thick timber, evidence of rotary motion.

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 because the report for this tornado came in too late for inclusion in the publication.

January 24, 1964
Counties:  Hardin
F-scale:  F1
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Time:  9:00pm
Notes: One to two miles west of Sonora a large barn with corrugated iron siding was completely torn from its foundation, with corrugated iron sheets extending about 0.25 mile across two fields. A 12" diameter oak tree was twisted off in the center of the damage path. Definite indication of rotary motion in the damage path according to the Louisville Weather Bureau surveyor. Two other barns were damaged though not destroyed.

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 because the report for this tornado came in too late for inclusion in the publication.

January 24, 1964
Counties:  Hardin
F-scale:  F1
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Time:  9:45pm
Notes: Manager of radio station WIEL relayed a report of considerable damage, with indications of a circular patter in the debris, at the rear of an athletic field at a dependent school.

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 because the report for this tornado came in too late for inclusion in the publication.  The SPC/NCDC lat/lon pairs actually put this tornado in Meade County. There was minor tree damage in Meade County, but so far this project has been unable to find any documentation of a tornado there.