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Event Details

Event Flash Flood
-- Flood Cause Heavy Rain
State KENTUCKY
County/Area CHRISTIAN
WFO PAH
Report Source Trained Spotter
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2009-05-08 23:00:00.0 CST-6
Begin Location 3NE MERRITTSTOWN
Begin Lat/Lon 36.89/-87.53
End Date 2009-05-09 04:00:00.0 CST-6
End Location 2NE CHURCH HILL
End Lat/Lon 36.82/-87.55
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 0.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative A band of thunderstorms became stationary from west to east across the southern portion of western Kentucky. The storms were fed by a rather strong west-southwest low level jet up to 40 knots. A surface cold front became stationary across western Kentucky, providing a focus for the storms. Steering winds aloft were nearly parallel to the front. Excessive rainfall occurred in a few locations.
Event Narrative Flooding was reported in several places in Hopkinsville, including spots on Canton Pike, Fort Campbell Boulevard, and West Seventh Street. Water was over at least a few other roads, including one lane of Highway 68/80 East at Western State Hospital. The 24-hour rainfall total from a spotter on the northeast side of Hopkinsville was 3.40 inches. A co-operative observer near Fort Campbell reported 3.82 inches over the same time period.


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All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 0 245.00K 0.00K
MERRITTSTOWN CHRISTIAN CO. KY 05/08/2009 23:00 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
OLIVE MARSHALL CO. KY 05/08/2009 23:30 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 150.00K 0.00K
TRIGG FURNACE TRIGG CO. KY 05/08/2009 23:30 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FRIENDSHIP CALDWELL CO. KY 05/09/2009 00:00 CST-6 Heavy Rain 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WINNFORD CARLISLE CO. KY 05/09/2009 00:30 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 20.00K 0.00K
LOWES GRAVES CO. KY 05/09/2009 00:40 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 75.00K 0.00K
HICO CALLOWAY CO. KY 05/09/2009 01:08 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BENTON MARSHALL CO. KY 05/09/2009 10:00 CST-6 Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 245.00K 0.00K