Weather service confirms two tornadoes in Ky - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Weather service confirms two tornadoes in Ky.

Storm damage in Eminence, Ky. (Source: WAVE3) Storm damage in Eminence, Ky. (Source: WAVE3)
Storm damage in Eminence, Ky. (Source: WAVE3) Storm damage in Eminence, Ky. (Source: WAVE3)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (FOX19) - The National Weather Service has confirmed at least two tornadoes touched down in Kentucky as a cold front brought high winds and heavy rain to the state.

The first tornado touched down at 4:59 a.m. about 1.5 miles Southeast of Eminence in southern Henry County. It then crossed into the Springhill Estates Subdivision where two homes were destroyed. Three other outbuildings were also destroyed.

Trees were uprooted and snapped. The twister was categorized as EF-3 with winds ranging from 135 to 140 mph. The tornado left a path of damage 2.3 miles long and 150 yards wide.

The tornado weakened as it traveled Northeast across KY 1359. In this area, 15 power poles were blown down along the highway. One barn was destroyed and another had the roof blown off.

The tornado continued across KY 22 where trees were blown down and one outbuilding was damaged. The tornado lifted near Drennon Creek. The path width was 60 yards when the tornado lifted.

A second tornado, categorized as an EF-1, touched down south of Millersport near the intersection of Millersport Road and Canal Road in around 6 a.m. in Fairfield County. The tornado destroyed a few barns and outbuildings and took off the roof from a home. Numerous trees were uprooted with a significant amount of debris thrown as far as 500 yards from its source.

As the system moved east, it also prompted tornado and flood watches and warnings across the state.

Stay on top of the latest here www.fox19.com/weather.

Be part of the FOX19 News Nation by sending us your weather pictures at pix@fox19.com.

For reference...the enhanced Fujita Scale classifies tornadoes into the following categories:

  • EF0...WIND SPEEDS 65 TO 85 MPH
  • EF1...WIND SPEEDS 86 TO 110 MPH
  • EF2...WIND SPEEDS 111 TO 135 MPH
  • EF3...WIND SPEEDS 136 TO 165 MPH
  • EF4...WIND SPEEDS 166 TO 200 MPH
  • EF5...WIND SPEEDS GREATER THAN 200 MPH.

Copyright 2011 FOX19.  All rights reserved.

  • More Local NewsNewsMore>>

  • FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Dry conditions for the end of the week, with more storms arriving this weekend

    FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Dry conditions for the end of the week, with more storms arriving this weekend

    Thursday, April 27 2017 4:01 PM EDT2017-04-27 20:01:42 GMT
    Strong storms expected this weekendStrong storms expected this weekend

    Tonight we are not expecting any rain. We will have clouds increasing as we go through the night. By the morning hours on Friday, we should have mostly cloudy skies. Temperatures will be in the middle 60s in most places. Friday has low chances for any rain. Although, we could see a few small showers come through in the morning hours. By the afternoon, we should have partly to mostly cloudy skies. Highs will be a little warmer in the middle 80s. It will also be a windy day.

    More >>

    Tonight we are not expecting any rain. We will have clouds increasing as we go through the night. By the morning hours on Friday, we should have mostly cloudy skies. Temperatures will be in the middle 60s in most places. Friday has low chances for any rain. Although, we could see a few small showers come through in the morning hours. By the afternoon, we should have partly to mostly cloudy skies. Highs will be a little warmer in the middle 80s. It will also be a windy day.

    More >>
  • Road closures in Southwest Louisiana

    Road closures in Southwest Louisiana

    Road closures in Southwest Louisiana

    Thursday, April 27 2017 1:42 PM EDT2017-04-27 17:42:44 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    The following is a list of road closures for Southwest Louisiana.

    More >>

    The following is a list of road closures for Southwest Louisiana.

    More >>
  • What's that noise? Jets arriving today for the Chennault International Airshow

    What's that noise? Jets arriving today for the Chennault International Airshow

    Thursday, April 27 2017 1:41 PM EDT2017-04-27 17:41:07 GMT
    (Source: Chennault Airshow)(Source: Chennault Airshow)

    If you hear a roaring through the skies over the next few days, it's likely aircraft from the Chennault International Airshow, which begins today. Look to the skies and you're likely to see plenty of jets and jet trails. For airshow schedules and performers, click HERE. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.

    More >>

    If you hear a roaring through the skies over the next few days, it's likely aircraft from the Chennault International Airshow, which begins today. Look to the skies and you're likely to see plenty of jets and jet trails. For airshow schedules and performers, click HERE. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly