NWS Paducah: 5 tornadoes confirmed from Tuesday’s storms

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The National Weather Service in Paducah says five tornadoes touched down in western Kentucky and portions of southern Illinois Tuesday, May 10th.

The largest of the tornadoes, an EF3, hit portions of Graves and Marshall Counties starting at 2:44pm. NWS Paducah says the tornado had estimated peak winds of 140 miles per hour. It’s path was 19 miles. 10 injuries were reported.

A second tornado was reported in the Bancroft, Kentucky area at 5:25pm Tuesday. The EF1 tornado, which covered portions of Christian and Muhlenberg Counties had peak winds of 105 miles per hour with a five mile-long path. No injuries were reported, but there were dozens of trees snapped and uprooted.

An EF1 tornado also touched down in Union County, Kentucky just west of Morganfield between 6:06 and 6:16pm. That tornado had peak winds near 90 miles per hour. Trees were snapped and uprooted, but there were no injuries.

An EF0 tornado was reported in Trigg County, Kentucky. The tornado’s path went from two miles south of Cerulean to two miles south-southeast of Cerulean between 7:17 and 7:19pm. 80 mile per hour winds were reported. Two barns were damaged or destroyed.

The Pope/Hardin County Illinois line saw an EF tornado touch down about three miles east-southeast of Karbers Ridge at 5:56pm. There was minor tree damage.

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