Damage done by the Mayfield tornado Sunday morning/photo from NWS
The National Weather Service is reminding residents that while spring is the traditional severe weather season, strong storms and tornados are also more frequent in the fall months.
A tornado damaged several homes and injured one person in Mayfield Sunday morning, with a survey team deciding it was an EF1 twister. Christian County native and National Weather Service in Paducah Warning Meteorologist Rick Shanklin says the event wasn’t so out of the ordinary.
Shanklin says residents in the area should remain alert when there is a forecast of thunderstorms in the fall season—and to be sure they have an operating NOAA weather radio.
The Graves County tornado had maximum winds of 105 miles per hour and stayed on the ground for about two miles.