Tornadoes Reported in Region this Past Weekend

Jan 14, 2020

Tornadoes hit portions of the region this past weekend.

The National Weather Service in Paducah reports its storm damage teams have been surveying damage.

Their summary so far confirms an EF-2 tornado hit Jackson, Missouri, damaging several businesses.

An EF-1 has been confirmed in Ware in Union County with estimated peak winds of 100 mph. The tornado snapped large tree branches. Metal roofing was removed from a farm outbuilding. A large open storage building was overturned and destroyed. Shingles were removed from the roof of a hunting club, where hundreds of decoy ducks were tossed and broken. Another home had its roof lifted slightly by the tornado causing water damage. The roof of a metal storage building was lofted and overturned and numerous trees were snapped or uprooted along the path of the tornado.

Two separate EF-1 tornadoes hit southeast of Hopkinsville, Kentucky.

Surveys and data collection are still ongoing in several other western Kentucky areas, such as Caldwell, northern Christian, Trigg and Webster counties, as well as Benton and Wingo, Kentucky and in Bollinger County, Missouri.