Weather service says two tornados rip through Trigg County during storms
by Alan Reed
Oct 24, 2007 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Trees along State Park Road at Lake Barkley State Resort Park lie shattered and uprooted after an F1 tornado swept through the park in close proximity to the Lodge.  No injuries were reported from this or a second tornado that touched down in Trigg County on Thursday night.
Trees along State Park Road at Lake Barkley State Resort Park lie shattered and uprooted after an F1 tornado swept through the park in close proximity to the Lodge. No injuries were reported from this or a second tornado that touched down in Trigg County on Thursday night.
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The National Weather Service of Paducah reported that two tornados touched down during last Thursday’s storms. No injuries or fatalities were reported with either storm, though Lake Barkley State Resort Park shut down for most of Friday to make repairs.

Meteorologist Jonathan Garner said that the 95-105 mile-per-hour Lake Barkley Tornado measured an F-1 on a scale from zero to five, and had a width of 75 yards on its 2.5-mile track. The second, and more powerful storm touched down in southeastern Trigg County measured an F-2 with a mine mile path spanning a 200-yard path width. The 120 mile-per-hour width imbedded metal debris in the ground surrounding the storm. Storm investigators attributed the destruction of a garage, damage to roofs and moving of large round hay bales to this tornado.

According to Garner, the Cadiz area saw 1.08 inches in rain during the spring-like storm. “It is not unusual to experience spring-like weather in the fall,” he said. “The very strong storms came from an abundance of moisture and excessive wind shear. That contributed to the formation of super-cell storms in the area. It was similar to the storms in Evansville in 2005.”

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