Calloway Co., Ky. hit by EF1 tornado, Graves Co. hit by EF0 tornado early Monday morning

Published: Dec. 6, 2021 at 7:44 AM CST|Updated: Dec. 7, 2021 at 7:23 AM CST
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CALLOWAY COUNTY, Ky. (KFVS) - The National Weather Service (NWS) confirmed an EF1 tornado traveled through southwest Calloway County early Monday morning, December 6.

According to the report, the tornado touched down at 3:43 a.m. approximately three miles northeast of Lynnville.

It had an estimated peak wind at 100 miles per hour.

The path of the twister was 10 miles long with a width of 500 yards.

NWS said many trees were snapped or uprooted, including large branches downed.

At least three large pole barns were destroyed and there is structural damage to some homes, including roof and vehicle damage.

Several utility poles were also downed in the area.

Communities affected by the storm include Cuba, Lynnville and Lynn Grove.

A couple of roads were closed after the storm to allow highway crews to remove downed trees and utility crews to repair downed powerlines. This was in the Outland Schoolhouse Road and Cherokee Trail areas.

The Calloway County Sheriff's Office said storm damage was reported on Outland in the area of...
The Calloway County Sheriff's Office said storm damage was reported on Outland in the area of Cherokee Trail and Rayburn Road and on Oakland School Road.(Source: Google Maps)

No injuries were reported.

Calloway County School leaders canceled classes on Monday because of the power outages and storm damage.

Christine Wielgos, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service explains how they determined the classification of the storm.

“One of our jobs is to figure out was it a tornado or was it just straight-line wind damage,” said Wielgos. “And then we’ll figure out exactly where it started, where it ended, how wide it was, how strong the windows were; and then take a complete assessment of what actually was damaged.”

In addition to the tornado in Calloway County, NWS surveyors said an preliminary EF0 tornado touched down in southern Graves County.

The EF0 tornado hit at 3:29 a.m., approximately 1.6 miles southeast of Wingo, and traveled 5.1 miles, ending 1.2 miles north of Cuba.

The twister’s width was 100 yards and peak winds were 85 mph.

NWS reports mainly trees and large tree branches were downed, but a few barns and a chicken house were damaged.

A tornado warning was issued for Calloway and Graves County shortly before 3:30 a.m. on Monday.

The tornado followed severe storms from Sunday night that moved into western Kentucky early Monday morning.

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