National Weather Service United States Department of Commerce

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.)