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NWS Paducah Determines EF-4 Tornado Hit Western Kentucky Friday Night

PADUCAH – After several days of extensive surveying, the National Weather Service in Paducah has determined that it was an EF-4 tornado that did all the destructive damage in western Kentucky from Fulton County to Muhlenberg County.

The tornado had estimated peak winds of 190 miles per hour and its estimated path length was 128 miles. Its width was a mile or more.

It started just before 9 Friday night 5.5 miles southwest of Cayce, KY on the Kentucky/Tennessee Line. The tornado may extend back into northwest Tennessee, but that is still being analyzed at this time.

The tornado ended at 11:10 p.m. 7.5 miles northeast of Bremen, KY. This tornado continued beyond the end point mentioned here into the NWS Louisville area.

There were massive impacts along most of the tornado track. The worst damage was found in Cayce, Mayfield, north of Benton, south of Princeton, Dawson Springs, Barnsley and Bremen, and possibly others.

Additional details to follow as they become available.