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11janAll DayWingo (Graves County, KY)

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Start Time:  5:17 am CST

End Time:  5:19 am CST

Rating:  EF1

Estimated Peak Winds: 110 mph

Path length: 2 miles

Width:  235 yards

Fatalities:  0

Injuries: 0

County: Graves

State:  Kentucky

Start Lat/Lon: 36.62015 / -88.70483

End Lat/Lon: 36.6249 / -88.66925

Note:  The coordinates were not provided by the NWS.  We estimated the lat/lon based on the start and end locations given in the Public Information Statement.


The tornado touched down at the intersection of Little Bethel Church Road and Woodson Road, traveled along and just north of Woodson Road, went across State Route 129 and ended just east of Stubblefield Road. The tornado traveled ENE at 60 mph for two consecutive miles. Much of the damage path width  was 100 yards or less, but peaked at 235 yards wide just east of Route 129.

The tornado hit a farm/out building and did damage to several trees along Woodson Road. It intensified at Route 129, and then hit a chicken farm with substantial damage to 3 of the 6 buildings. A 4th building was moderately damaged. 2 buildings at each end had minor damage. Metal roofing was launched well up into trees at least 50 to 60 feet tall east of the farm buildings. Damage was estimated to be around 2 million dollars. Minor damage to a house and some trees was found at Stubblefield Road before the tornado ended. In terms of building design, we were briefed on what wind speeds the buildings were rated to handle based on their construction and design.


Sources:

Public Information Statement

NWS Paducah Summary


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