severe weather3HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (11/15/13) — On the eight-year anniversary of an F-4 tornado, Nov. 15 that hit parts of Hopkins County, the prediction of severe weather for Sunday looms.

Eight years ago, three lines of storms moved from west to east spawning an outbreak of tornadoes through southeastern Missouri and several counties in Kentucky, not the least of which was Hopkins County.

A little after 5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2005, an F4 tornado with wind speeds up to 210 miles per hour cut a path nearly a half mile wide through central and eastern portions of Hopkins County. The primary event was 1.5 miles southwest of Earlington to seven miles east of Hanson, according to the National Weather Service in Paducah.

There were no fatalities from the storm but 27 people were injured and hundreds of homes and buildings damaged or destroyed, according to the NWS.

The weather event coincided with unusually warm weather for the middle of November.

The NWS is forecasting 70 degree temperatures Saturday with cloudy skies and a south wind of seven to 15 miles per hour. Saturday night, showers and thunderstorms are more likely with warmer temperatures through the night with a low of 61 degrees.

Sunday's high is predicted to be near 75 degrees with wind gusts out of the south at 17 to 21 miles per hour perhaps reaching up to 31 miles per hour. There is an 80 percent chance of precipitation.

A cold front moving through the day Sunday will mark the beginning of the threat for areas in southeast Missouri late Saturday night and early Sunday morning. A cold front will move through during the day Sunday causing aloft winds to intensify.

Sunday night, a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms persists through midnight.

Monday and Tuesday, seasonal average temperatures should return to highs in the low 50s.

SurfKY News
Rita Dukes Smith
SurfKY News Director

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

Posted on 2/2/14

In Other News...

Children’s Advocacy Center Raises Funds, Provides Fun with Zumbathon

HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. (4/26/15) — The Pennyrile Children’s Advocacy Center hosted a Zumbathon and a mini vendor fair at the… Read More

Spring Lawn, Garden Fair Participants Learn from ‘The Masters’

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (04/26/15) – Pennyroyal Master Gardener Association hosted its third annual Spring Lawn and Garden… Read More

Most Read This Week

April 23, 2015 7692

Man Charged with Sodomy, Incest/Victim under 12

by SurfKY News
April 20, 2015 4971

Nortonville Woman Charged with Meth Possession at…

by Madisonville Police Department
April 24, 2015 4286

UPDATE: Police Can't Substantiate Injured Man…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
April 22, 2015 4033

Crime Stoppers Fugitive of the Week – April 22,…

by Hopkinsville – Christian County Crime Stoppers
April 22, 2015 3952

Madisonville Man Accused of Domestic Violence/Rape

by SurfKY News

Most Read This Month

April 17, 2015 12562

An Open Letter from an Addict

by Olivia Kirks
April 02, 2015 8869

UPDATE: Madisonville Man Injured in Head-on…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

April 26, 2015 895

New Drug Helps Farmer with Parkinson's Return to…

by Laura Dawahare
April 26, 2015 478

College of Education Alum's Studies, Experience…

by Amanda Nelson
April 26, 2015 467

White Plains Civil War Festival Provides Learning…

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
April 26, 2015 446

Legislator's Log - Week of April 26, 2015

by Brent Yonts
April 26, 2015 433

Dave Says - April 26, 2015

by Dave Ramsey
April 26, 2015 414

Mother's Day Buffet Planned at State Parks May 10

by Gil Lawson
April 26, 2015 408

Outdoor Truths - April 26, 2015

by Gary Miller
April 26, 2015 372

Spring Lawn, Garden Fair Participants Learn from…

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
April 26, 2015 318

Mustangs lose to Ohio County via shutout

by Steve LeMaster
April 26, 2015 270

Dawson Springs Mule, Draft Horse Days Come to a…

by Amber Averitt, SurfKY News