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

Bill Stephens

December 16th, 2021

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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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