List of tornadoes in the 2008 Super Tuesday tornado outbreak

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Tracks of all confirmed tornadoes that touched down during the Super Tuesday Outbreak

This is a complete list of the reported and confirmed tornadoes in the 2008 Super Tuesday tornado outbreak, which took place on February 5 and 6, 2008 across a large portion of the southern United States and the lower Ohio Valley. The event began on Super Tuesday, while 24 U.S. states were holding primary elections and caucuses to select the presidential candidates for the upcoming presidential election.[1] During a 12-hour period, 87 tornadoes were produced in nine states.[2][3] Five tornadoes were rated EF4 on the Enhanced Fujita Scale and five others were rated EF3. Fifty-seven people were killed in four states,[2] becoming the deadliest tornado outbreak in the United States since May 31, 1985.[4]

Tornadoes reported[edit]

Confirmed tornadoes by Enhanced Fujita rating
EFU EF0 EF1 EF2 EF3 EF4 EF5 Total
0 31 30 16 5 5 0 87

February 5 event[edit]

List of confirmed tornadoes – Tuesday, February 5, 2008[note 1]
EF# Location County / Parish State Start Coord. Time (UTC) Path length Max width Damage[note 2] Summary Refs
EF1 Southern Hamburg Ashley AR 33°12′22″N 91°47′56″W / 33.2062°N 91.799°W / 33.2062; -91.799 (Hamburg (Feb. 5, EF1)) 2126–2127 0.62 mi (1.00 km) 50 yd (46 m) $40,000 A high school had a portion of its roof peeled back. Several trees were snapped or uprooted. [5]
EF0 S of Dermott Chicot AR 33°28′41″N 91°26′50″W / 33.4781°N 91.4471°W / 33.4781; -91.4471 (Dermott (Feb. 5, EF0)) 2204–2205 1.1 mi (1.8 km) 50 yd (46 m) $0 A couple of trees were downed. [6]
EF0 SW of Helena Phillips AR 34°28′N 90°43′W / 34.46°N 90.71°W / 34.46; -90.71 (Helena (Feb. 5, EF0)) 2227–2228 0.16 mi (0.26 km) 25 yd (23 m) $0 A brief tornado caused no damage. [7]
EF0 E of Rosedale Bolivar MS 33°49′55″N 90°58′19″W / 33.8319°N 90.972°W / 33.8319; -90.972 (Rosedale (Feb. 5, EF0)) 2245–2248 3.43 mi (5.52 km) 50 yd (46 m) $70,000 A few trees were uprooted, the roof was ripped off a mobile home, and a large gas storage tank was rolled. [8]
EF4 NE of New Neely to NE of Highland Yell, Pope, Conway, Van Buren, Stone, Izard, Sharp AR 35°05′51″N 93°04′24″W / 35.0975°N 93.0733°W / 35.0975; -93.0733 (Casa (Feb. 5, EF4)) 2249–0056 121.84 mi (196.08 km) 1,320 yd (1,210 m) $119,310,000 13 deaths – see the section on this tornado – 139 people were injured. [9][10]
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EF1 NNE of Arp Smith TX 32°14′36″N 95°03′49″W / 32.2434°N 95.0635°W / 32.2434; -95.0635 (Arp (Feb. 5, EF1)) 2250–2252 1 mi (1.6 km) 300 yd (270 m) $30,000 A barn was destroyed, many trees were snapped or uprooted, and downed power lines sparked a grass fire. [18]
EF2 NW of Arlington Shelby, Tipton TN 35°18′35″N 89°45′33″W / 35.3097°N 89.7592°W / 35.3097; -89.7592 (Arlington (Feb. 5, EF2)) 2300–2311 8.09 mi (13.02 km) 150 yd (140 m) $1,005,000 This tornado moved through multiple semi-rural subdivisions outside of Arlington, causing considerable damage to homes. Houses had roofs ripped off, brick veneer dislodged, windows blown out, and one home had its entire second floor destroyed. Large trees were snapped and uprooted along the path, and two power line support towers were knocked down while another was twisted. One person was injured. [19][20]
EF2 SE of Yellville to W of Mountain Home Marion, Baxter AR 36°12′26″N 92°37′19″W / 36.2073°N 92.6219°W / 36.2073; -92.6219 (Mountain Home (Feb. 5, EF2)) 2302–2316 12.5 mi (20.1 km) 880 yd (800 m) $17,500,000 1 death – This tornado moved directly through the town of Gassville, where significant damage to homes occurred and a mobile home park was severely impacted, killing an elderly woman at that location. Several business in Gassville were heavily damaged, including a gas station. Numerous trees were snapped, some of which had large amounts of debris and sheet metal wrapped around them, and a gas leak was reported in town. 21 frame homes were destroyed, 26 sustained major damage, and 40 sustained minor damage. 12 mobile homes were destroyed, 15 sustained major damage, and 12 sustained minor damage. Many power lines and power poles were downed as well, and 36 people were injured. [21][22]
EF0 SE of Covington Tipton TN 35°28′14″N 89°35′09″W / 35.4705°N 89.5857°W / 35.4705; -89.5857 (Covington (Feb. 5, EF0)) 2318–2319 0.17 mi (0.27 km) 50 yd (46 m) $7,000 Power poles and power lines were downed. [23]
EF0 E of Norfolk DeSoto MS 34°56′42″N 90°13′12″W / 34.945°N 90.22°W / 34.945; -90.22 (Norfolk (Feb. 5, EF0)) 2318–2321 2.64 mi (4.25 km) 100 yd (91 m) $50,000 A farm building roof and pivot irrigation system were damaged, and power poles were downed. [24]
EF1 W of Charleston Tipton TN 35°29′42″N 89°32′46″W / 35.4951°N 89.5462°W / 35.4951; -89.5462 (Charleston (Feb. 5, EF1)) 2323–2324 0.73 mi (1.17 km) 50 yd (46 m) $75,000 One trailer home was destroyed and another was damaged. A house was severely damaged and a trailer to an 18-wheeler was flipped. [25]
EF0 W of Casa Yell AR 35°02′00″N 93°06′50″W / 35.0333°N 93.1138°W / 35.0333; -93.1138 (Casa (Feb. 5, EF0)) 2331–2332 0.6 mi (0.97 km) 30 yd (27 m) Unknown Trees were downed on a private property. [26]
EF1 E of Covington Tipton TN 35°34′39″N 89°31′27″W / 35.5774°N 89.5241°W / 35.5774; -89.5241 (Covington (Feb. 5, EF1)) 2332–2333 0.29 mi (0.47 km) 50 yd (46 m) $50,000 A trailer home was destroyed and an adjacent home was damaged. [27]
EF2 Southaven to Memphis DeSoto, Shelby MS, TN 34°58′31″N 90°00′31″W / 34.9754°N 90.0086°W / 34.9754; -90.0086 (Memphis (Feb. 5, EF2)) 2332–2345 10.24 mi (16.48 km) 440 yd (400 m) $128,400,000 3 deaths – see the section on this tornado – 13 people were injured. [28][29]
EF0 ESE of Sardis Panola MS 34°24′25″N 89°44′18″W / 34.4069°N 89.7384°W / 34.4069; -89.7384 (Sardis (Feb. 5, EF0)) 2353–2354 0.2 mi (0.32 km) 25 yd (23 m) $12,000 A tractor was flipped, a shed was destroyed, and trees sustained minor damage. [30]
EF1 NE of Palmersville Weakley, Henry TN 36°25′24″N 88°31′47″W / 36.4232°N 88.5298°W / 36.4232; -88.5298 (Palmersville (Feb. 5, EF1)) 2355–0002 5.09 mi (8.19 km) 150 yd (140 m) $160,000 Three barns and a shop building were destroyed. Several houses and mobile homes sustained varying degrees of damage. Numerous trees were snapped or uprooted. [31][32]
EF1 NW of Oxford Lafayette MS 34°25′51″N 89°39′08″W / 34.4307°N 89.6522°W / 34.4307; -89.6522 (Oxford (Feb. 5, EF1)) 2357–0004 6.89 mi (11.09 km) 25 yd (23 m) $25,000 Many structures were damaged and numerous trees were snapped or uprooted. [33]
EF3 N of Oxford Lafayette MS 34°24′26″N 89°31′44″W / 34.4071°N 89.5288°W / 34.4071; -89.5288 (Oxford (Feb. 5, EF3)) 2357–0007 7.15 mi (11.51 km) 1,000 yd (910 m) $35,000,000 This strong wedge tornado destroyed a Caterpillar plant, a county owned warehouse, an Ability Works Incorporated plant, a church, and a veterinary clinic along its path. A lumber company was severely damaged as well. 11 homes were destroyed and 15 others suffered heavy damage. 10 mobile homes were destroyed or heavily damaged as well. Nine commercial structures were destroyed with another 6 sustaining heavy damage. 2,500 acres (110,000,000 sq ft) of trees were snapped or uprooted in the Holly Springs National Forest, and about 70 structures were damaged or destroyed in total. Fourteen people were injured. [34]
EF0 Eads Shelby, Fayette TN 35°12′14″N 89°40′01″W / 35.204°N 89.667°W / 35.204; -89.667 (Oxford (Feb. 5, EF0)) 0002–0009 4.9 mi (7.9 km) 50 yd (46 m) $50,000 Tornado touchdown in a suburban area caused roof and gutter damage to homes and damaged a gazebo. Eads Elementary School lost a significant amount of roof shingles, and some trees were snapped and uprooted. [35][36]
EF0 SSW of Salem Marion IL 38°30′24″N 88°59′46″W / 38.5067°N 88.9962°W / 38.5067; -88.9962 (Salem (Feb. 5, EF0)) 0012–0013 0.11 mi (0.18 km) 40 yd (37 m) Unknown A machine shed sustained severe damage, with several of its walls collapsed, the attached awning upturned, and the roof lifted and tossed. [37]
EF0 SSW of Salem Marion IL 38°30′41″N 88°59′52″W / 38.5115°N 88.9977°W / 38.5115; -88.9977 (Salem (Feb. 5, EF0)) 0012–0013 0.22 mi (0.35 km) 30 yd (27 m) Unknown Moderate damage was inflicted to a machine shed, and an adjacent home had two uprooted trees laid across its roof. [38]
EF3 SSW of Stanton to W of Jackson Fayette, Haywood, Madison TN 35°22′11″N 89°22′16″W / 35.3697°N 89.3712°W / 35.3697; -89.3712 (Salem (Feb. 5, EF3)) 0021–0054 31.13 mi (50.10 km) 600 yd (550 m) $10,300,000 3 deaths – see the section on this tornado – 14 people were injured. [39][40]
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EF1 NE of Murray Calloway KY 36°38′18″N 88°09′26″W / 36.6384°N 88.1571°W / 36.6384; -88.1571 (Murray (Feb. 5, EF1)) 0025–0028 1.43 mi (2.30 km) 150 yd (140 m) $35,000 One home sustained damage to its shingles while another had its interior ceilings blown out, its interior significantly damaged, and its windows shattered. [42]
EF0 WNW of Ripley Tippah MS 34°45′37″N 89°03′10″W / 34.7604°N 89.0528°W / 34.7604; -89.0528 (Ripley (Feb. 5, EF0)) 0036–0037 1.35 mi (2.17 km) 50 yd (46 m) $50,000 Two homes and two vehicles were damaged. Numerous trees were downed. [43]
EF1 S of Canton Trigg KY 36°46′N 87°58′W / 36.76°N 87.96°W / 36.76; -87.96 (Canton (Feb. 5, EF1)) 0045–0046 0.08 mi (0.13 km) 40 yd (37 m) $8,000 Trees were snapped and uprooted. [44]
EF0 SE of Walnut Tippah MS 34°53′14″N 88°52′26″W / 34.8873°N 88.8739°W / 34.8873; -88.8739 (Walnut (Feb. 5, EF0)) 0050–0053 2.48 mi (3.99 km) 50 yd (46 m) $100,000 A few barns and storage buildings were destroyed, a few homes sustained minor damage, and many trees were downed; a fallen tree knocked down half of a brick chimney. [45]
EF1 S of Cadiz Trigg KY 36°48′22″N 87°52′48″W / 36.8062°N 87.88°W / 36.8062; -87.88 (Cadiz (Feb. 5, EF1)) 0050–0100 5.56 mi (8.95 km) 150 yd (140 m) $60,000 The roof was partially blown off one home while others sustained lesser damage. A barn was shifted slightly off its foundation, and trees were snapped or uprooted. [46]
EF1 ESE of Walnut Alcorn MS 34°55′09″N 88°47′08″W / 34.9192°N 88.7856°W / 34.9192; -88.7856 (Walnut (Feb. 5, EF1)) 0056–0059 2.56 mi (4.12 km) 100 yd (91 m) $250,000 Six mobile homes were impacted, of which two were completely destroyed and two others sustained severe damage. Several vehicles and an RV were tossed. Three houses, a church, and a cemetery sustained damage, and numerous trees were downed. Four people were injured. [47]
EF4 Northern Jackson Madison TN 35°40′38″N 88°51′53″W / 35.6772°N 88.8646°W / 35.6772; -88.8646 (Jackson (Feb. 5, EF4)) 0059–0107 7.61 mi (12.25 km) 125 yd (114 m) $100,000,000 See the section on this tornado – 51 people were injured. [48]
EF1 E of Vilonia Faulkner, White AR 35°04′16″N 92°08′27″W / 35.0712°N 92.1407°W / 35.0712; -92.1407 (Vilonia (Feb. 5, EF1)) 0105–0112 5.46 mi (8.79 km) 100 yd (91 m) $140,000 A barn and a mobile home were destroyed, part of an old chicken house was collapsed, and trees and power lines were downed. [49][50]
EF2 NNW of Hopkinsville Christian KY 36°57′41″N 87°38′52″W / 36.9614°N 87.6479°W / 36.9614; -87.6479 (Hopkinsville (Feb. 5, EF2)) 0109–0125 14.06 mi (22.63 km) 275 yd (251 m) $4,400,000 Seventeen houses (including at least five mobile homes) were destroyed and 27 were damaged. Nineteen garages, sheds, and barns were damaged or destroyed. Two people were injured. [51]
EF2 Spring Creek Madison TN 35°45′56″N 88°41′16″W / 35.7655°N 88.6877°W / 35.7655; -88.6877 (Spring Creek (Feb. 5, EF2)) 0113–0114 0.38 mi (0.61 km) 150 yd (140 m) $200,000 One home had its entire roof ripped off and front exterior wall partially collapsed; three other homes sustained extensive roof damage. Large trees were snapped or uprooted. [52]
EF1 Eastview McNairy TN 35°04′12″N 88°36′44″W / 35.07°N 88.6123°W / 35.07; -88.6123 (Eastview (Feb. 5, EF1)) 0113–0122 8.95 mi (14.40 km) 150 yd (140 m) $250,000 One business was destroyed and another was damaged. A mobile home was destroyed and two houses sustained roof damage. Numerous trees were downed. [53]
EF0 W of Colt St. Francis AR 35°08′05″N 90°51′01″W / 35.1348°N 90.8502°W / 35.1348; -90.8502 (Colt (Feb. 5, EF0)) 0119–0120 0.1 mi (0.16 km) 25 yd (23 m) $1,000 A brief tornado was reported. [54]
EF1 NW of Pocahontas to W of Naylor Randolph, Ripley AR, MO 36°25′25″N 91°10′30″W / 36.4235°N 91.1749°W / 36.4235; -91.1749 (Pocahontas (Feb. 5, EF1)) 0120–0148 31.92 mi (51.37 km) 200 yd (180 m) $280,000 Several homes were impacted, including one that was destroyed. Four to five mobile homes were damaged or destroyed, a manufactured home and a cabin were moved off their foundations, a large metal building sustained severe damage, and a garage was impacted. An old barn was knocked over, and numerous trees were snapped or uprooted. [55][56]
EF0 NW of Junction City Union AR 33°01′12″N 92°45′52″W / 33.02°N 92.7645°W / 33.02; -92.7645 (Junction City (Feb. 5, EF0)) 0130–0136 7 mi (11 km) 100 yd (91 m) $200,000 Several porches and awnings were destroyed, many trees were snapped, and several structures sustained roof damage (including a church that sustained severe damage to its roof). [57]
EF4 NW of Savannah to SW of Clifton Hardin TN 35°16′03″N 88°17′33″W / 35.2676°N 88.2926°W / 35.2676; -88.2926 (Adamsville (Feb. 5, EF4)) 0140–0157 16.17 mi (26.02 km) 880 yd (800 m) $17,600,000 3 deaths – This large wedge tornado destroyed 59 houses, 11 mobile homes, 11 public buildings, a vacant store, and 11 farm buildings. This included a few frame homes that were leveled or swept from their foundations. Another 117 structures received varying degrees of damage. Violent damage was observed at Sharon Baptist Church, where five buildings were destroyed. This included a 550-seat sanctuary housed in a large, well-built metal frame building that was completely flattened. Large, well-anchored steel beams were completely ripped out of the structure's slab foundation, which had some sections pushed clean of debris and metal framing. A nearby church school building was partially leveled as well, and metal light poles in the parking lot were twisted off at the base and blown away. Vehicles were tossed and destroyed, and a boat was hurled through the exterior wall of a brick mansion that was badly damaged in the tornado. Hundreds of trees along the Tennessee River were snapped and shredded, and five people were injured. All three fatalities occurred in mobile homes. [58]
EF3 SW Greenville to N of Martwick Muhlenberg KY 37°09′33″N 87°13′53″W / 37.1591°N 87.2314°W / 37.1591; -87.2314 (Greenville (Feb. 5, EF3)) 0144–0201 18.05 mi (29.05 km) 375 yd (343 m) $21,300,000 3 deaths – This strong tornado struck the neighboring towns of Greenville and Powderly, destroying 48 homes and mobile homes and severely damaging 32 others in the area. A half dozen businesses and churches were damaged, including a hotel and a car dealership. A high school sustained damage to its gymnasium roof. One building in an industrial park was flattened, with another building being severely damaged. Numerous trees were downed, some of which landed on roads and vehicles in the Central City area. All three fatalities took place in a mobile home park. In total, 69 homes were destroyed and 203 were damaged along the path. Twenty-four people were injured. [59]
EF0 E of Clarendon Monroe AR 34°40′48″N 91°13′53″W / 34.68°N 91.2314°W / 34.68; -91.2314 (Clarendon (Feb. 5, EF0)) 0148–0156 7.96 mi (12.81 km) 75 yd (69 m) $15,000 Several dozen trees were snapped or downed, power lines were downed, and a few roofs lost shingles. [60]
EF0 SW of Moro Lee AR 34°44′42″N 91°05′21″W / 34.7451°N 91.0893°W / 34.7451; -91.0893 (Moro (Feb. 5, EF0)) 0159–0200 0.09 mi (0.14 km) 25 yd (23 m) $1,000 A tree was snapped. [61]
EF1 S of Harviell Butler MO 36°38′00″N 90°30′57″W / 36.6332°N 90.5159°W / 36.6332; -90.5159 (Harviell (Feb. 5, EF1)) 0203–0209 3.38 mi (5.44 km) 300 yd (270 m) $100,000 Large trees and tree limbs were snapped off, some of which fell onto cars and homes. An old barn was blown over, and a newer barn lost part of its roof and a large door. Several grain bins were dented by wind-blown debris, and an equipment shed was blown away. Several homes had shingle damage, and power poles were snapped.. [62]
EF1 SE of Big Sandy Benton TN 36°12′08″N 88°04′36″W / 36.2022°N 88.0768°W / 36.2022; -88.0768 (Big Sandy (Feb. 5, EF1)) 0205–0210 2.02 mi (3.25 km) 50 yd (46 m) $0 Trees were damaged. [63]
EF2 WSW of Tennessee Ridge Benton, Houston TN 36°15′15″N 88°00′26″W / 36.2542°N 88.0073°W / 36.2542; -88.0073 (Tennessee Ridge (Feb. 5, EF2)) 0207–0230 6.56 mi (10.56 km) 440 yd (400 m) $10,250,000 Sixteen houses or mobile homes were destroyed and 31 houses or mobile homes sustained major damage. Trees were uprooted and snapped, and 20 power poles were downed. [64][65]
EF1 Western Clifton Wayne, Perry TN 35°22′45″N 88°01′15″W / 35.3792°N 88.0208°W / 35.3792; -88.0208 (Clifton (Feb. 5, EF1)) 0210–0222 10.11 mi (16.27 km) 50 yd (46 m) Unknown Several houses were damaged at the west edge of Clifton and trees were downed along the path. [66][67]
EF1 W of Hohenwald to E of Centerville Perry, Lewis, Hickman TN 35°34′00″N 87°41′00″W / 35.5667°N 87.6833°W / 35.5667; -87.6833 (Hohenwald (Feb. 5, EF1)) 0210–0235 22.85 mi (36.77 km) 200 yd (180 m) $900,000 Four houses and two mobile homes were destroyed. Six houses sustained major damage. Barns and outbuildings were flattened, and trees were snapped and uprooted. [68][69]
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EF1 Western Bloomfield Greene IN 39°01′13″N 86°56′56″W / 39.0204°N 86.9488°W / 39.0204; -86.9488 (Bloomfield (Feb. 5, EF1)) 0215–0219 2 mi (3.2 km) 50 yd (46 m) $1,250,000 Several dozen homes, garages, and outbuildings, as well as an elementary school, sustained significant roof and wall damage. Numerous trees were snapped or uprooted and power lines were downed. [71]
EF2 E of Broseley to N of Bernie Butler, Stoddard MO 36°41′09″N 90°13′12″W / 36.6859°N 90.22°W / 36.6859; -90.22 (Broseley (Feb. 5, EF2)) 0218–0238 13.9 mi (22.4 km) 200 yd (180 m) $300,000 Near Broseley, this high-end EF2 tornado ripped large sections of roof from several homes, and obliterated an abandoned mobile home leaving the frame bent. Metal silos were thrown up to 900 yards away from where they originated. One of these silos was smashed into a house, which lost its roof and most of its exterior walls. Near Bernie, a metal barn was destroyed with debris scattered hundreds of yards away, a concrete silo was destroyed, and a wagon was thrown 150 yards. Extensive damage to trees and power poles occurred along the path. [72][73]
EF2 SW of Primm Springs to W of Brentwood Hickman, Williamson TN 35°48′15″N 87°17′15″W / 35.8042°N 87.2875°W / 35.8042; -87.2875 (Brentwood (Feb. 5, EF2)) 0240–0315 25.32 mi (40.75 km) 300 yd (270 m) $750,000 Severe damage occurred in the rural community of Brushy with 8 houses destroyed and 39 others heavily damaged. Additional homes were damaged near Leiper's Fork, one of which collapsed. One person was injured. The tornado dissipated just before reaching the Nashville suburbs. [74][75]
EF3 SW of Castalian Springs to NE of Tompkinsville Sumner, Trousdale, Macon, Monroe, Cumberland TN, KY 36°22′56″N 86°20′09″W / 36.3822°N 86.3358°W / 36.3822; -86.3358 (Gallatin (Feb. 5, EF3)) 0402–0451 50.32 mi (80.98 km) 880 yd (800 m) $28,802,000 22 deaths – see the section on this tornado – 63 people were injured. [76][77]
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EF0 WSW of Jonesville Catahoula LA 31°33′46″N 91°59′01″W / 31.5629°N 91.9836°W / 31.5629; -91.9836 (Jonesville (Feb. 5, EF0)) 0517–0518 1.47 mi (2.37 km) 50 yd (46 m) $2,000 Tin was ripped off a barn and numerous limbs were downed. [81]
EF2 W of Cecilia to Elizabethtown Hardin KY 37°39′45″N 86°00′45″W / 37.6625°N 86.0125°W / 37.6625; -86.0125 (Cecilia (Feb. 5, EF2)) 0521–0525 7.1 mi (11.4 km) 400 yd (370 m) $3,000,000 This tornado was embedded within a squall line. It destroyed a mobile home and an outbuilding at the beginning of the path before striking Cecilia and Elizabethtown. Central Hardin High School in Elizabethtown sustained major roof damage. Concrete pillar stadium lights at the school football stadium were snapped, and the press box was thrown onto the field and destroyed. Homes along the path sustained severe roof damage, and one home lost its roof entirely. An industrial building had roof damage and its garage doors blown in. Several boats were flipped over, and a large bus was pushed two feet as well. [82]
EF2 E of Elizabethtown Hardin KY 37°41′47″N 85°46′33″W / 37.6965°N 85.7759°W / 37.6965; -85.7759 (Elizabethtown (Feb. 5, EF2)) 0527–0529 1.02 mi (1.64 km) 300 yd (270 m) $150,000 One mobile home was destroyed while another was knocked off its foundation and a third was turned onto its roof. [83]
EF1 N of Bonnieville Hart KY 37°24′11″N 85°57′20″W / 37.4031°N 85.9556°W / 37.4031; -85.9556 (Bonnieville (Feb. 5, EF1)) 0532–0543 10.53 mi (16.95 km) 150 yd (140 m) $500,000 Several barns and mobile homes were damaged or destroyed. A house was damaged. [84]
EF0 NNW of Fairfield Spencer KY 37°59′30″N 85°25′07″W / 37.9917°N 85.4187°W / 37.9917; -85.4187 (Fairfield (Feb. 5, EF0)) 0538–0540 0.66 mi (1.06 km) 220 yd (200 m) $150,000 Two mobile homes were destroyed. Roofs and trees were damaged. [85]
EF2 N of New Haven Nelson KY 37°43′35″N 85°37′57″W / 37.7265°N 85.6326°W / 37.7265; -85.6326 (New Haven (Feb. 5, EF2)) 0538–0542 1.29 mi (2.08 km) 300 yd (270 m) $150,000 An outbuilding was destroyed, the top half of a silo was knocked off, and trees were downed. [86]
EF0 WNW of Lobelville Perry TN 35°48′36″N 87°49′19″W / 35.81°N 87.822°W / 35.81; -87.822 (Lobelville (Feb. 5, EF0)) 0541 0.1 mi (0.16 km) 20 yd (18 m) $0 Trees were damaged. [87]
EF0 S of Taylorsville Spencer KY 38°01′04″N 85°20′24″W / 38.0179°N 85.34°W / 38.0179; -85.34 (Taylorsville (Feb. 5, EF0)) 0543–0545 0.56 mi (0.90 km) 220 yd (200 m) $300,000 Two barns were destroyed while several other barns and homes were damaged. One person was injured. [88]
EF2 NNE of Shelbyville Shelby KY 38°16′05″N 85°12′10″W / 38.268°N 85.2028°W / 38.268; -85.2028 (Shelbyville (Feb. 5, EF2)) 0546–0552 6.99 mi (11.25 km) 250 yd (230 m) $175,000 A large, well-built barn was destroyed and tossed 50 yd (46 m). An 18,000 lb (8,200 kg) trailer was moved and flipped. Another barn was destroyed, shingles were removed from a well-constructed roof top, several homes sustained some sort of roof damage, and trees were damaged. [89]
EF2 E of Bardstown Nelson KY 37°48′41″N 85°22′52″W / 37.8113°N 85.3812°W / 37.8113; -85.3812 (Bardstown (Feb. 5, EF2)) 0550–0552 0.76 mi (1.22 km) 300 yd (270 m) $250,000 Two shop buildings were heavily damaged or destroyed. A couple trailers were rolled over, and a mobile home was knocked off its foundation and rolled onto two cars. Two people were injured. [90]
EF0 E of Only Hickman TN 35°52′15″N 87°39′50″W / 35.8708°N 87.6639°W / 35.8708; -87.6639 (Only (Feb. 5, EF0)) 0551 0.1 mi (0.16 km) 20 yd (18 m) $0 Trees were damaged. [91]
EF0 SE of Waddy Shelby KY 38°07′18″N 85°03′04″W / 38.1218°N 85.0512°W / 38.1218; -85.0512 (Waddy (Feb. 5, EF0)) 0552–0554 0.35 mi (0.56 km) 125 yd (114 m) $60,000 A barn was destroyed, with its sheet metal thrown long distances in several directions. [92]
EF1 Brandenburg Meade KY 37°57′41″N 86°16′17″W / 37.9615°N 86.2713°W / 37.9615; -86.2713 (Brandenburg (Feb. 5, EF1)) 0554–0605 6.45 mi (10.38 km) 350 yd (320 m) $2,000,000 This tornado caused considerable damage in Brandenburg, which was devastated by a violent F5 tornado during the 1974 Super Outbreak. Several businesses were damaged, a cinder block storage building collapsed, and another storage building lifted up and thrown. One building sustained collapse of an exterior wall, the The Old Brandenburg Telephone Company had roof damage, a church was damaged, and extensive tree and power line damage occurred as well. [93]

February 6 event[edit]

List of confirmed tornadoes – Wednesday, February 6, 2008[note 1]
EF# Location County / Parish State Start Coord. Time (UTC) Path length Max width Damage[note 2] Summary Refs
EF1 E of Springfield Washington KY 37°39′59″N 85°10′54″W / 37.6663°N 85.1817°W / 37.6663; -85.1817 (Benton (Feb. 6, EF1)) 0601–0603 0.3 mi (0.48 km) 150 yd (140 m) $60,000 The roof was blown off a house and tossed 125 yd (114 m). Several trees were snapped, and small outbuildings were destroyed. [94]
EF2 S of Mackville Washington KY 37°41′20″N 85°03′54″W / 37.6889°N 85.0649°W / 37.6889; -85.0649 (Mackville (Feb. 6, EF2)) 0606–0608 0.99 mi (1.59 km) 250 yd (230 m) $15,000 A large, well-constructed outbuilding was blown away. Six-by-six inch posts were snapped, metal sheeting was thrown long distances, and 200 lb (91 kg) concrete joists were displaced. [95]
EF1 NE of Frankfort Franklin KY 38°14′34″N 84°48′44″W / 38.2428°N 84.8121°W / 38.2428; -84.8121 (Frankfort (Feb. 6, EF1)) 0608–0612 2.44 mi (3.93 km) 170 yd (160 m) $500,000 Numerous hardwood trees were downed. Two homes sustained extensive roof damage, and five barns were destroyed. [96]
EF1 Eastern Harrodsburg Mercer KY 37°45′37″N 84°50′21″W / 37.7603°N 84.8393°W / 37.7603; -84.8393 (Harrodsburg (Feb. 6, EF1)) 0620–0622 0.88 mi (1.42 km) 350 yd (320 m) $1,000,000 A warehouse had three of its walls collapsed, a garage was destroyed, the roof of a factory was blown in, and an elementary school sustained extensive roof and ceiling damage. Trees were snapped or uprooted; fallen trees and flying limbs damaged homes and vehicles. A chimney and power lines were downed. [97]
EF2 SW of Cynthiana Harrison KY 38°21′48″N 84°22′40″W / 38.3633°N 84.3778°W / 38.3633; -84.3778 (Cynthiana (Feb. 6, EF2)) 0629–0634 3.49 mi (5.62 km) 440 yd (400 m) $700,000 Several homes sustained damage, including a few that had their entire roofs ripped off. Several barns and outbuildings were damaged or destroyed, and numerous hardwood trees were snapped. [98]
EF0 S of Burns Dickson TN 36°00′45″N 87°19′00″W / 36.0125°N 87.3167°W / 36.0125; -87.3167 (Burns (Feb. 6, EF0)) 0632 0.1 mi (0.16 km) 20 yd (18 m) $0 Minor tree damage occurred. [99]
EF0 WNW of Nashville Davidson TN 36°12′30″N 86°57′05″W / 36.2083°N 86.9514°W / 36.2083; -86.9514 (Nashville (Feb. 6, EF0)) 0644 0.1 mi (0.16 km) 20 yd (18 m) $0 Trees were downed. [100]
EF0 SE of Benton Yazoo MS 32°42′33″N 90°13′53″W / 32.7093°N 90.2314°W / 32.7093; -90.2314 (Benton (Feb. 6, EF0)) 0646–0652 4.77 mi (7.68 km) 75 yd (69 m) $180,000 Two grain bins were destroyed, a tractor trailer was blown on its side, metal roofing was peeled off a home, and power poles were downed. [101]
EF0 NNE of Winchester Clark KY 38°04′24″N 84°08′41″W / 38.0732°N 84.1446°W / 38.0732; -84.1446 (Winchester (Feb. 6, EF0)) 0651–0652 0.92 mi (1.48 km) 125 yd (114 m) $200,000 Two barns were destroyed and three more were severely damaged. A house was damaged, a corn crib was destroyed, and many trees were snapped or uprooted. [102]
EF1 S of Owingsville Bath KY 38°05′56″N 83°50′00″W / 38.0989°N 83.8332°W / 38.0989; -83.8332 (Owingsville (Feb. 6, EF1)) 0706–0715 8.73 mi (14.05 km) 250 yd (230 m) $250,000 Two mobile homes, several barns, and outbuildings were almost completely destroyed. [103]
EF0 E of Millersville Sumner TN 36°21′10″N 86°40′25″W / 36.3528°N 86.6736°W / 36.3528; -86.6736 (Millersville (Feb. 6, EF0)) 0712–0718 3.26 mi (5.25 km) 50 yd (46 m) $0 Minor tree damage occurred. [104]
EF1 NNW of Gallatin Sumner TN 36°24′15″N 86°32′30″W / 36.4042°N 86.5417°W / 36.4042; -86.5417 (Gallatin (Feb. 6, EF1)) 0722–0745 11.76 mi (18.93 km) 100 yd (91 m) $0 Some tree damage was observed. [105]
EF0 NNE of Denniston Menifee KY 37°56′56″N 83°31′48″W / 37.949°N 83.53°W / 37.949; -83.53 (Denniston (Feb. 6, EF0)) 0723–0727 4.03 mi (6.49 km) 150 yd (140 m) $50,000 Two older barns were destroyed, and several trees were snapped or uprooted. [106]
EF1 N of Carthage Leake MS 32°52′53″N 89°33′16″W / 32.8813°N 89.5544°W / 32.8813; -89.5544 (Carthage (Feb. 6, EF1)) 0725–0727 1.5 mi (2.4 km) 50 yd (46 m) $0 Several large pine trees were downed and other smaller trees were snapped. [107]
EF3 Amos to SW of Fountain Run Allen, Monroe KY 36°38′25″N 86°06′48″W / 36.6403°N 86.1132°W / 36.6403; -86.1132 (Holland (Feb. 6, EF3)) 0740–0753 9.44 mi (15.19 km) 440 yd (400 m) $1,480,000 4 deaths – This high-end EF3 tornado caused major damage in the Amos community. 12 homes and mobile homes were completely destroyed in this area, including a few older frame homes that were swept from their foundations. Mobile home frames, pieces of farm machinery, and vehicles were thrown and mangled. Large swaths of trees were mowed down in wooded areas, destroying about 200,000 log feet of timber. Fences were flattened, and many farm animals were killed. Eleven people were injured. [108][109]
EF0 W of Franklin Williamson TN 35°53′15″N 87°03′15″W / 35.8875°N 87.0542°W / 35.8875; -87.0542 (Franklin (Feb. 6, EF0)) 0745–0747 1.6 mi (2.6 km) 300 yd (270 m) $0 Trees sustained minor damage. [110]
EF0 SE of Macon Noxubee MS 33°01′N 88°29′W / 33.02°N 88.49°W / 33.02; -88.49 (Macon (Feb. 6, EF0)) 0755–0757 1.67 mi (2.69 km) 50 yd (46 m) $0 Trees were snapped and limbs were downed. [111]
EF1 Beaverton Lamar, Marion AL 33°55′35″N 88°01′51″W / 33.9265°N 88.0309°W / 33.9265; -88.0309 (Beaverton (Feb. 6, EF1)) 0804–0813 7.3 mi (11.7 km) 150 yd (140 m) $70,000 In Beaverton, the town's post office had its metal roof blown off, and the city hall building sustained roof damage. Many trees were snapped in town, some of which landed on homes and caused major damage. Other trees landed on roads and railroad tracks. North of Guin, additional trees were downed, one of which landed on and destroyed a barn. [112][113]
EF2 E of Newtonville to NW of Oakman Fayette, Tuscaloosa, Walker AL 33°31′46″N 87°46′22″W / 33.5294°N 87.7729°W / 33.5294; -87.7729 (Reform (Feb. 6, EF2)) 0851–0919 26.19 mi (42.15 km) 2,000 yd (1,800 m) $335,000 Near the beginning of the path, this very large wedge tornado caused major damage to mobile homes. A gas station in the New Lexington area was damaged. The most severe damage occurred near Oakman, where frame homes sustained major damage and mobile homes were destroyed. A total of eight structures were destroyed, and 15 others were damaged. Numerous trees were snapped and uprooted along the path, and four people were injured. Four people were injured. [114][115]
[116][117]
EF4 S of Moulton to SW of Decatur Lawrence, Morgan AL 34°23′49″N 87°17′20″W / 34.397°N 87.289°W / 34.397; -87.289 (Reform (Feb. 6, EF4)) 0902–0924 16.7 mi (26.9 km) 880 yd (800 m) Unknown 4 deaths – see the section on this tornado – 23 people were injured. [118][119]
EF0 E of Dodge City Cullman AL 34°02′40″N 86°52′01″W / 34.0445°N 86.867°W / 34.0445; -86.867 (Dodge City (Feb. 6, EF0)) 1000–1001 0.33 mi (0.53 km) 20 yd (18 m) $0 Trees were damaged and uprooted. [120]
EF1 N of Guntersville Marshall AL 34°23′28″N 86°16′34″W / 34.391°N 86.2761°W / 34.391; -86.2761 (Guntersville (Feb. 6, EF1)) 1045–1046 0.16 mi (0.26 km) 35 yd (32 m) Unknown Eight trees were snapped or uprooted, an unanchored carport and two small storage sheds were destroyed, and a house sustained minor roof damage. Three windows were blown out, and a large telephone pole was destroyed. [121]
EF4 S of Pisgah to S of Flat Rock Jackson AL 34°40′01″N 85°50′38″W / 34.667°N 85.844°W / 34.667; -85.844 (Henagar (Feb. 6, EF4)) 1117–1129 10.9 mi (17.5 km) 660 yd (600 m) Unknown 1 death – This violent tornado produced its worst damage near Rosalie, where multiple frame homes were destroyed. Some of these homes were swept clean from their foundations. Numerous trees were snapped and denuded, chicken houses were destroyed, and 2,500-pound hay bales were thrown and shredded. Aerial surveys revealed some ground scouring in open fields as well. The fatality occurred when a woman was killed in the destruction of her frame home, and twelve others were injured. [122]
EF2 NE of Clanton to S of Sylacauga Coosa, Talladega AL 32°59′44″N 86°30′08″W / 32.9955°N 86.5022°W / 32.9955; -86.5022 (Clanton (Feb. 6, EF2)) 1225–1245 15.9 mi (25.6 km) 2,000 yd (1,800 m) $120,000 This massive wedge tornado was more than a mile wide at times. A wide swath of hardwood trees was mowed down, two mobile homes were blown off of their foundations and rolled over, and four large power poles were snapped. A carport was overturned as well. [123][124]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b All dates are based on the local time zone where the tornado touched down; however, all times are in Coordinated Universal Time for consistency.
  2. ^ a b All damage totals are in 2008 USD unless otherwise stated.

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