TORNADO OUTBREAK - KENTUCKY
A strong storm system moving across the central and southern United States resulted in widespread severe weather across the region on December 10 and 11, 2021. The National Weather Service (NWS) confirmed 66 tornadoes and several long track tornadoes. The storms travelled from Arkansas towards the Great Lakes with the most significant damage occurring in Arkansas, Tennessee, Missouri and Kentucky. Eight states reported tornadoes during the event. The NWS received nearly 400 reports of large hail, damaging winds and tornadoes across the area. The tornado in Mayfield, Kentucky was rated an EF4.
These tornadoes collapsed an occupied candle factory in Mayfield, Kentucky, an Amazon warehouse near Edwardsville, Illinois, and a nursing home in Monette, Arkansas.