NWS: Tornado that hit western Kentucky was an EF4


Destroyed homes ad trees are seen in the aftermath of tornadoes that tore through the region, in Mayfield, Ky., Monday, Dec. 13, 2021. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

KENTUCKY (WEHT) – The National Weather Service has released the preliminary track rating for the tornado that hit western Kentucky on December 10. The tornado was rated as an EF4 with 190 mph winds.

The Enhanced Fujita scale defines an EF4 as having wind speeds between 166 and 200 mile per hour winds. NWS estimated the length of the tornadoes path as almost 166 miles. Its estimated starting point was in northwest Tennessee near Woodland Mills, and its the end point is estimated to be northeast of Falls of Rough in Kentucky.

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