EF-1 Tornado Confirmed Near Campbellsville
It was quite a start to the winter season yesterday. In addition to setting THREE WEATHER RECORDS in the city of Louisville, the area saw a tremendous amount of rain and severe weather too.
A very potent squall line produced widespread 60 to 70 mph straight-line wind gusts across our central and southern counties late yesterday evening. A wind gust of 72 mph was measured in Bardstown and a gust of 82 mph was reported out of Frankfort! Hurricane force winds!!
In addition, at least one tornado has been confirmed so far. The preliminary assessment by the National Weather Service indicates that the storm formed about three miles west of Campbellsville and lifted about 3 miles northeast of the city. Estimated winds with this storm reached 104 mph!
Begin Point: 2.9 miles west of Campbellsville
End Point: 3.1 miles northeast of Campbellsville
EF Scale: 1
Wind Speed: Up to 104 mph
Path Length: 6 miles
Path Width: 300 yards
Narrative: 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.
EF Scale: The Enhanced Fujita Scale classifies tornadoes into the
EF0...Weak......65 to 85 MPH
EF1...Weak......86 to 110 MPH
EF2...Strong....111 to 135 MPH
EF3...Strong....136 to 165 MPH
EF4...Violent...166 to 200 MPH
Here is a complete list of preliminary storm reports courtesy Louisville NWS:
PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT...SUMMARY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LOUISVILLE KY 1213 PM EST SUN DEC 22 2013 ..TIME... ...EVENT... ...CITY LOCATION... ...LAT.LON... ..DATE... ....MAG.... ..COUNTY LOCATION..ST.. ...SOURCE.... ..REMARKS.. 0811 PM TSTM WND DMG 1 SE ECKERTY 38.31N 86.60W 12/21/2013 CRAWFORD IN TRAINED SPOTTER RELAYED REPORT FROM DISPATCH OF SEVERAL TREES DOWN ON THE WEST SIDE OF THE COUNTY 0821 PM TSTM WND DMG LEAVENWORTH 38.20N 86.35W 12/21/2013 CRAWFORD IN TRAINED SPOTTER PINE TREE BLOWN OVER. MAY HAVE BEEN EASIER TO FALL BECAUSE OF THE SATURATED GROUNDS. 0835 PM TSTM WND DMG HARDINSBURG 37.78N 86.45W 12/21/2013 BRECKINRIDGE KY AMATEUR RADIO TREES REPORTED DOWN IN HARDINSBURG 0837 PM TSTM WND DMG 1 NE FLOYDS KNOBS 38.32N 85.86W 12/21/2013 FLOYD IN TRAINED SPOTTER TREE WAS DOWN LAST NIGHT ALONG PAOLI PIKE JUST SOUTH OF BUFFALO TRAIL. 0847 PM FLOOD JASPER 38.39N 86.94W 12/21/2013 DUBOIS IN EMERGENCY MNGR A FEW COUNTY ROADS REPORTED UNDER WATER AS WELL AS AT LEAST ONE CAR IN FLOOD WATERS ON GREENER ROAD. 0850 PM TSTM WND GST BRANDENBURG 38.00N 86.18W 12/21/2013 E50 MPH MEADE KY AMATEUR RADIO ESTIMATED 50 MPH WINDS IN BRANDENBURG 0852 PM HEAVY RAIN PAOLI 38.56N 86.47W 12/21/2013 M1.23 INCH ORANGE IN TRAINED SPOTTER 1.23 INCHES FELL IN PAOLI IN A TEN MINUTE PERIOD 0857 PM TSTM WND GST GEORGETOWN 38.30N 85.97W 12/21/2013 M51 MPH FLOYD IN BROADCAST MEDIA MEDIA REPORTED 51 MPH WIND GUST IN GEORGETOWN 0902 PM TSTM WND GST ST. MATTHEWS 38.25N 85.64W 12/21/2013 M55 MPH JEFFERSON KY TRAINED SPOTTER SPOTTER REPORTS MEASURED 55 MPH GUST NEAR I-64 AND CANNONS LANE 0902 PM TSTM WND DMG ST. MATTHEWS 38.25N 85.64W 12/21/2013 JEFFERSON KY LAW ENFORCEMENT TREE REPORTED DOWN BY METROSAFE NEAR CANNONS LANE AND PEE WEE REESE ROAD 0904 PM TSTM WND DMG LOUISVILLE 38.22N 85.74W 12/21/2013 JEFFERSON KY LAW ENFORCEMENT MULTIPLE REPORTS VIA METROSAFE OF POWER LINES DOWN... TRANSFORMERS ON FIRE... AND POWER OUTAGES ACROSS THE METRO AREA 0909 PM TSTM WND GST 3 E BLOCHER 38.72N 85.59W 12/21/2013 E55 MPH JEFFERSON IN BROADCAST MEDIA MEDIA REPORTS 55 MPH GUST NEAR THE SCOTT-JEFFERSON COUNTY LINE 0911 PM TSTM WND DMG 3 N SHIVELY 38.25N 85.82W 12/21/2013 JEFFERSON KY LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT VIA METROSAFE OF TREE DOWN ON CECIL AVE. 0924 PM TSTM WND DMG 2 NNW OKOLONA 38.16N 85.70W 12/21/2013 JEFFERSON KY AMATEUR RADIO REPORT OF TREES DOWN ON PRESTON HWY NEAR BENNETT LANE 0955 PM TSTM WND DMG ADAIRVILLE 36.67N 86.85W 12/21/2013 LOGAN KY TRAINED SPOTTER DAMAGE TO SIGNS AND PORCHES 1005 PM TSTM WND DMG MCDANIELS 37.60N 86.43W 12/21/2013 BRECKINRIDGE KY AMATEUR RADIO TREES REPORTED DOWN IN MCDANIELS 1010 PM TSTM WND GST 4 SW FRANKLIN 36.69N 86.62W 12/21/2013 M63 MPH SIMPSON KY MESONET SIMPSON COUNTY MESONET REPORTED 62.5 MPH GUST 1014 PM TSTM WND GST 3 ESE ROUNDHILL 37.21N 86.40W 12/21/2013 M67 MPH EDMONSON KY PUBLIC REPORT RECEIVED VIA FACEBOOK OF 67 MPH WIND GUST IN WESTERN EDMONSON COUNTY 1016 PM TSTM WND GST BOWLING GREEN 36.97N 86.44W 12/21/2013 M62 MPH WARREN KY ASOS BWG ASOS REPORTED 54 KNOT WIND GUST. POWER OUTAGES REPORTED IN THE AREA. 1018 PM TSTM WND DMG FRANKLIN 36.73N 86.57W 12/21/2013 SIMPSON KY EMERGENCY MNGR TREES REPORTED DOWN WITH ONE BLOCKING GOLD CITY ROAD. STORE FRONT WINDOW BUSTED OUT ON MAIN STREET ALONG WITH POWER OUTAGES. 1020 PM TSTM WND GST 8 W ELIZABETHTOWN 37.70N 86.02W 12/21/2013 M67 MPH HARDIN KY MESONET HARDIN COUNTY MESONET REPORTED 67.4 MPH WIND GUST 1020 PM TSTM WND GST 4 E BOWLING GREEN 36.97N 86.37W 12/21/2013 M60 MPH WARREN KY MESONET ONE OF THE WARREN COUNTY MESONETS REPORTED 60.2 MPH WIND GUST 1022 PM TSTM WND GST ELIZABETHTOWN 37.70N 85.87W 12/21/2013 M57 MPH HARDIN KY AMATEUR RADIO MEASURED WIND GUST OF 57 MPH ALONG WITH 16 INCH TREE LIMB DOWN ON SPRINGFIELD ROAD 1025 PM TSTM WND GST BOWLING GREEN 36.97N 86.44W 12/21/2013 M59 MPH WARREN KY TRAINED SPOTTER SPOTTER REPORTED PEAK GUST OF 59 MPH ON SCOTTSVILLE ROAD. ALSO REPORTED LOTS OF TREES AND POWER LINES DOWN. 1025 PM HEAVY RAIN BOWLING GREEN 36.97N 86.44W 12/21/2013 U0.00 INCH WARREN KY TRAINED SPOTTER SPOTTER REPORT OF MINOR FLOODING PROBLEMS 1025 PM TSTM WND DMG SMITHS GROVE 37.05N 86.21W 12/21/2013 WARREN KY TRAINED SPOTTER LARGE TREE LIMBS REPORTED DOWN AS WELL AS MINOR DAMAGE TO OUT BUILDINGS 1027 PM TSTM WND GST 3 E SHEPHERDSVILLE 37.99N 85.66W 12/21/2013 M50 MPH BULLITT KY EMERGENCY MNGR REPORT OF 50 MPH WIND GUST MEASURED JUST OUTSIDE OF SHEPHERDSVILLE 1027 PM FLOOD TELL CITY 37.95N 86.76W 12/21/2013 PERRY IN PUBLIC WATER FROM WINDY CREEK OVER THE ROAD AT 16TH AND PESTALOZZI STREETS. OTHER ROADS ALSO REPORTED TO BE FLOODING. REPORT VIA TWITTER. 1029 PM TSTM WND DMG SHEPHERDSVILLE 37.99N 85.71W 12/21/2013 BULLITT KY AMATEUR RADIO TREE LIMBS REPORTED DOWN IN THE SHEPHERDSVILLE AREA WITH 1-2 INCH LIMBS DOWN ON HWY 61 AND HWY 245. 1030 PM TSTM WND GST ELIZABETHTOWN 37.70N 85.87W 12/21/2013 M61 MPH HARDIN KY PUBLIC REPORT RECEIVED VIA FACEBOOK OF 61 MPH WIND GUST WITH 3 INCH TREE LIMBS DOWN 1034 PM FLASH FLOOD IRVINGTON 37.88N 86.28W 12/21/2013 BRECKINRIDGE KY AMATEUR RADIO HWY 60 AT A DOLLAR GENERAL REPORTED TO BE UNDER WATER. 1035 PM TSTM WND GST 2 W SCOTTSVILLE 36.75N 86.23W 12/21/2013 M56 MPH ALLEN KY MESONET ALLEN COUNTY MESONET REPORTED 55.8 MPH WIND GUST 1037 PM TSTM WND DMG RADCLIFF 37.82N 85.94W 12/21/2013 HARDIN KY AMATEUR RADIO SEVERAL TREES REPORTED DOWN WITH POWER OUTAGES IN RADCLIFF 1038 PM TSTM WND DMG BOWLING GREEN 36.97N 86.44W 12/21/2013 WARREN KY LAW ENFORCEMENT MULTIPLE REPORTS OF TREES... LIMBS... POWER LINES... AND OTHER DEBRIS DOWN ON ROADWAYS THROUGHOUT THE CITY. SEVERAL POWER OUTAGES REPORTED. 1040 PM TSTM WND GST GLASGOW 36.99N 85.92W 12/21/2013 E70 MPH BARREN KY TRAINED SPOTTER HIGH WINDS LASTED A COUPLE MINUTES FOLLOWED BY TORRENTIAL DOWNPOUR. 1041 PM TSTM WND DMG CAVE CITY 37.14N 85.96W 12/21/2013 BARREN KY TRAINED SPOTTER TREES COMING DOWN IN CAVE CITY PER SPOTTER CALLING IN 1041 PM TSTM WND DMG CAVE CITY 37.14N 85.96W 12/21/2013 BARREN KY LAW ENFORCEMENT DISPATCH REPORTS DAMAGE TO A HOUSE IN THE CAVE CITY AREA. 1041 PM TSTM WND DMG CAVE CITY 37.14N 85.96W 12/21/2013 BARREN KY FIRE DEPT/RESCUE CONSIDERABLE AMOUNTS OF DAMAGE REPORTED IN THE CAVE CITY AREA WITH NUMEROUS TREES DOWN...ROOFS DAMAGED...AND OTHER STRUCTURAL DAMAGE. 1042 PM TSTM WND DMG HOWE VALLEY 37.68N 86.08W 12/21/2013 HARDIN KY AMATEUR RADIO DAMAGE REPORTED TO SHED ROOF 1042 PM TSTM WND DMG HORSE CAVE 37.17N 85.91W 12/21/2013 HART KY EMERGENCY MNGR DAMAGE REPORTED IN THE HORSE CAVE AREA TO STRUCTURES... ROOFS... AND BARNS DOWN. TREES AND POWER LINES REPORTED DOWN AS WELL. 1042 PM TSTM WND DMG HAYWOOD 36.95N 85.97W 12/21/2013 BARREN KY BROADCAST MEDIA MEDIA REPORTS NUMEROUS TREES AND POWER LINES DOWN IN HAYWOOD NEAR GLASGOW AND CAVE CITY 1043 PM TSTM WND GST BARDSTOWN 37.81N 85.46W 12/21/2013 M72 MPH NELSON KY BROADCAST MEDIA MEDIA RELAYED REPORT OF MEASURED 72 MPH WIND GUST IN BARDSTOWN 1055 PM TSTM WND GST 6 E MUNFORDVILLE 37.28N 85.79W 12/21/2013 M55 MPH HART KY MESONET 55.3 MPH WIND GUST REPORTED ON THE HART COUNTY MESONET 1055 PM TSTM WND DMG PRICEVILLE 37.37N 85.98W 12/21/2013 HART KY LAW ENFORCEMENT BARN ROOF REPORTED BLOWN OFF VIA DISPATCH. TREES ALSO REPORTED DOWN ACROSS THE COUNTY. 1058 PM TSTM WND DMG VINE GROVE 37.81N 85.98W 12/21/2013 HARDIN KY AMATEUR RADIO TREES REPORTED DOWN IN VINE GROVE 1100 PM FLASH FLOOD LOUISVILLE 38.22N 85.74W 12/21/2013 JEFFERSON KY LAW ENFORCEMENT FLOODING REPORTED ACROSS THE METRO AREA WITH SOME ROAD CLOSURES REPORTED INCLUDING PRESTON HWY. 1100 PM TSTM WND GST EXIE 37.17N 85.53W 12/21/2013 M50 MPH GREEN KY PUBLIC 49.7 MPH WIND GUST MEASURED IN SOUTHERN GREEN COUNTY 1100 PM TSTM WND DMG GREENSBURG 37.26N 85.50W 12/21/2013 GREEN KY EMERGENCY MNGR TREES AND POWER LINES REPORTED DOWN AS WELL AS STRUCTURAL DAMAGE TO BUILDINGS... INCLUDING ROOFS 1103 PM TSTM WND DMG 3 NE GRAEFENBURG 38.18N 84.99W 12/21/2013 FRANKLIN KY PUBLIC TWITTER REPORT OF A TREE DOWN ACROSS OLD SHEEP PEN ROAD WEST OF FRANKFORT. TIME ESTIMATED BASED ON RADAR. 1105 PM TSTM WND GST 5 W EDMONTON 36.98N 85.71W 12/21/2013 M70 MPH METCALFE KY MESONET METCALFE COUNTY MESONET REPORTED 70 MPH WIND GUST 1105 PM TSTM WND GST 8 NW LEBANON 37.65N 85.36W 12/21/2013 M57 MPH WASHINGTON KY MESONET 56.7 MPH WIND GUST MEASURED AT MARION COUNTY MESONET 1105 PM TSTM WND DMG CAMPBELLSVILLE 37.35N 85.35W 12/21/2013 TAYLOR KY EMERGENCY MNGR MULTIPLE TREES DOWN ACROSS COUNTY AND REPORT OF DAMAGE TO A BANK IN CAMPBELLSVILLE 1105 PM TSTM WND DMG CAMPBELLSVILLE 37.35N 85.35W 12/21/2013 TAYLOR KY EMERGENCY MNGR EM REPORTED DAMAGE TO TAYLOR COUNTY BANK AND A LONG JOHN SILVERS IN CAMPBELLSVILLE 1105 PM TSTM WND DMG CAMPBELLSVILLE 37.35N 85.35W 12/21/2013 TAYLOR KY TRAINED SPOTTER REPORT OF TREES DOWN AT THE CAMPBELLSVILLE COUNTRY CLUB... POSSIBLY WITH TOPS TWISTED OFF. 1106 PM TSTM WND DMG 2 N ALTON 38.11N 84.94W 12/21/2013 FRANKLIN KY TRAINED SPOTTER 63 MPH WIND 1109 PM TSTM WND GST FRANKFORT 38.19N 84.87W 12/21/2013 M59 MPH FRANKLIN KY ASOS FFT ASOS REPORTED GUST OF 51 KNOTS 1110 PM TSTM WND DMG FRANKFORT 38.19N 84.87W 12/21/2013 FRANKLIN KY PUBLIC TREE REPORTED DOWN ACROSS OLD SHEEP PEN ROAD VIA TWITTER. CHRISTMAS TREE AT THE CAPITOL ALSO REPORTED DOWN. 1112 PM TSTM WND GST HODGENVILLE 37.57N 85.74W 12/21/2013 E60 MPH LARUE KY TRAINED SPOTTER SPOTTER REPORTED 60 MPH ESTIMATED WIND GUST WITH HEAVY RAIN 1112 PM TSTM WND DMG 2 W FORKS OF ELKHORN 38.22N 84.84W 12/21/2013 FRANKLIN KY FIRE DEPT/RESCUE TREE DOWN ON A RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY IN THE INDIAN HILLS SUBDIVISION. 1112 PM TSTM WND DMG 1 NE LAWRENCEBURG 38.05N 84.88W 12/21/2013 ANDERSON KY DEPT OF HIGHWAYS LARGE TREE DOWNED ALONG WITH MULTIPLE POWER LINES ON US 62 BETWEEN STARHILL DR AND LOCK ROAD EAST OF LAWRENCEBURG. 1114 PM TSTM WND GST FRANKFORT 38.19N 84.87W 12/21/2013 M82 MPH FRANKLIN KY TRAINED SPOTTER SPOTTER MEASURED 82 MPH WIND GUST. REPORT VIA FACEBOOK. 1115 PM TSTM WND GST 7 S FRANKFORT 38.09N 84.87W 12/21/2013 M63 MPH ANDERSON KY MESONET FRANKLIN COUNTY MESONET REPORTED 62.7 MPH WIND GUST 1122 PM TSTM WND GST LAWRENCEBURG 38.03N 84.89W 12/21/2013 M60 MPH ANDERSON KY TRAINED SPOTTER SPOTTER CALLED IN REPORT OF MEASURED WIND GUST OF 60 MPH 1124 PM TSTM WND GST 5 SW VERSAILLES 38.00N 84.79W 12/21/2013 M61 MPH WOODFORD KY TRAINED SPOTTER SPOTTER CALLED IN REPORT OF 61 MPH MEASURED WIND GUST 1128 PM TSTM WND DMG MIDWAY 38.15N 84.68W 12/21/2013 WOODFORD KY EMERGENCY MNGR MULTIPLE TREES REPORTED DOWN IN WOODFORD COUNTY... PARTICULARLY ON OLD FRANKFORT PIKE AND MIDWAY ROAD. 1130 PM TSTM WND DMG 2 NNW BRECKINRIDGE 38.46N 84.38W 12/21/2013 HARRISON KY EMERGENCY MNGR TWO BARNS DAMAGED...A GARAGE...AND A ROOF ON A DOUBLE WIDE. SEVERAL TREES SNAPPED ON DUTCH CHAPEL ROAD. 1130 PM FLOOD LEITCHFIELD 37.48N 86.29W 12/21/2013 GRAYSON KY COUNTY OFFICIAL COUNTY DISPATCH REPORTED DURING THE HEIGHT OF THE RAIN LAST NIGHT HAD SEVERAL ROADS FLOODED OUT ACROSS THE COUNTY. ALL HAVE SINCE RECEDED. 1131 PM TSTM WND GST LEXINGTON 38.04N 84.46W 12/21/2013 M66 MPH FAYETTE KY ASOS 57 KNOT WIND GUST REPORTED AT THE LEX ASOS 1137 PM TSTM WND DMG CYNTHIANA 38.39N 84.30W 12/21/2013 HARRISON KY BROADCAST MEDIA RELAYED REPORT OF DAMAGE TO A DOUBLE-WIDE AS THE STORMS MOVED THROUGH LAST NIGHT. HAD POWER LINES IN THE KITCHEN. 1141 PM FLASH FLOOD LEITCHFIELD 37.48N 86.29W 12/21/2013 GRAYSON KY AMATEUR RADIO FLOODING REPORTED ON THE 500 BLOCK OF MILL STREET IN LEITCHFIELD. ABOUT 8 INCHES OF WATER RUNNING ACROSS THE ROAD. 1143 PM TSTM WND GST NICHOLASVILLE 37.88N 84.58W 12/21/2013 E50 MPH JESSAMINE KY TRAINED SPOTTER SPOTTER CALLED IN ESTIMATED REPORT OF 50 MPH WIND GUSTS BUT POTENTIALLY HIGHER. POWER OUTAGE ALSO REPORTED. 1144 PM TSTM WND DMG DANVILLE 37.64N 84.77W 12/21/2013 BOYLE KY EMERGENCY MNGR TREES AND POWER LINES REPORTED DOWN ACROSS DANVILLE 1155 PM TSTM WND GST 5 W CARLISLE 38.31N 84.13W 12/21/2013 M67 MPH NICHOLAS KY MESONET NICHOLAS COUNTY MESONET MEASURED 67.2 MPH WIND GUST 1155 PM FLOOD IRVINGTON 37.88N 86.28W 12/21/2013 BRECKINRIDGE KY DEPT OF HIGHWAYS US 60 CLOSED DUE TO FLOODWATERS 1200 AM FLASH FLOOD 5 S ELIZABETHTOWN 37.63N 85.87W 12/22/2013 HARDIN KY LAW ENFORCEMENT WATER COVERING GAITHER STATION ROAD MAKING IT IMPASSABLE. 1200 AM TSTM WND DMG CARLISLE 38.31N 84.04W 12/22/2013 NICHOLAS KY COUNTY OFFICIAL NUMEROUS TREES BLOCKING ROADS ACROSS THE COUNTY. 1209 AM TSTM WND GST CUMBERLAND CITY 36.80N 85.07W 12/22/2013 E58 MPH CLINTON KY TRAINED SPOTTER SPOTTER CALLED IN ESTIMATED 55-60 MPH WIND GUSTS 1224 AM HEAVY RAIN BROOKS 38.07N 85.72W 12/22/2013 U0.00 INCH BULLITT KY AMATEUR RADIO PONDING OF WATER REPORTED ON HWY 1020 IN BULLITT COUNTY 1238 AM HEAVY RAIN LEXINGTON 38.04N 84.46W 12/22/2013 U0.00 INCH FAYETTE KY PUBLIC REPORT RECEIVED VIA FACEBOOK OF HEAVY RAINFALL CAUSING MODERATE STREET FLOODING NEAR SANDERSVILLE AND SPURR ROADS 0132 AM FLOOD 3 SE UNION STAR 37.90N 86.42W 12/22/2013 BRECKINRIDGE KY AMATEUR RADIO HIGHWAY 86 NEAR LODIBURG REPORTED CLOSED DUE TO HIGH WATER 0253 AM FLASH FLOOD 1 WNW NEW HOPE 37.64N 85.53W 12/22/2013 NELSON KY COUNTY OFFICIAL *** 3 FATAL *** HAD A SWIFT WATER RESCUE ON DEE HEAD ROAD AT THE BRIDGE.
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