NWS Paducah, KY releases preliminary tornado track rating for west KY for December 10, 2021 event

After several days of extensive surveying, the National Weather Service in
Paducah, KY has determined the following in west Kentucky from Fulton County to Muhlenberg County:

Tornado Rating: EF4
Estimated Peak Winds: 190 mph
Path Length (estimated): 128 miles
Maximum Path Width: A mile or more
Fatalities/Injuries: Total Unknown
Start Date: December 10, 2021
Start Time: 8:56 pm CST

Start location: 5.5 miles southwest of Cayce KY on the KY/TN line

Note: The tornado may extend back into northwest TN, but that is still being analyzed
at this time.

End Date: December 10, 2021
End Time: 11:10 pm CST
End Location: 7.5 miles northeast of Bremen, KY

Note: This tornado continued beyond the endpoint mentioned here, into the NWS
Louisville area.

Initial Survey Summary: Massive impacts along most of the tornado track. Worst
damage was found in the following locations: Cayce, Mayfield, north of Benton, south of
Princeton, Dawson Springs, Barnsley, and Bremen, and possibly others. Additional
details to follow as they become available.

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