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Update: Mayfield – Dawson Springs KY Long Track Tornado

Bill Stephens

December 17th, 2021

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December 10, 2021 event – Preliminary Findings:


After several days of extensive surveying, the National Weather Service in
Memphis TN, Paducah KY, and Louisville KY have determined the following:

Tornado Rating: EF4
Estimated Peak Winds: 190 mph
Path Length (estimated): 165.7 miles
Maximum Path Width: A mile or more
Fatalities/Injuries: Total Unknown
Start Date: December 10, 2021 / Start Time: 8:49 pm CST
Start location: 1 mile southwest of Woodland Mills, TN
End Date: December 10, 2021 / End Time: 11:47 pm CST
End Location: 2.5 miles northeast of Falls of Rough, KY

Initial Survey Summary: Massive impacts along most of the tornado track. Worst damage
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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