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Event Details

Event Thunderstorm Wind
Magnitude 61 kts.
State KENTUCKY
County/Area CHRISTIAN
WFO PAH
Report Source Trained Spotter
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2009-08-04 17:55:00.0 CST-6
Begin Location 2WSW PLEASANT GREEN HILL
Begin Lat/Lon 36.92/-87.55
End Date 2009-08-04 18:10:00.0 CST-6
End Location 1W PEMBROKE
End Lat/Lon 36.78/-87.37
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 150.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative An organized complex of thunderstorms developed ahead of a cold front as it approached southern Illinois and southeast Missouri during the hottest and most unstable time of day. Very strong instability, coupled with moderately strong mid-level winds, resulted in numerous damaging wind events. Most of the damaging winds were associated with small-scale bows that raced southeast ahead of the main storm complex.
Event Narrative Trees, power lines, and power poles were blown down. Trees fell on at least several vehicles. Tree limbs were down on roads, blocking several of them. The roof over an indoor pool at an apartment complex on the southwest side of Hopkinsville was ripped off. Large trees at the complex were snapped or uprooted. Vehicles in the parking lot of the complex were damaged by falling trees. A window was broken, and shingles were blown off apartment building roofs. Northwest of the city, a pole barn was destroyed and the roof of a home was damaged. About 4,000 utility customers lost power.


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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 1 701.00K 40.00K
ROSEWOOD MUHLENBERG CO. KY 08/04/2009 14:15 CST-6 Hail 0.88 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CARRSVILLE LIVINGSTON CO. KY 08/04/2009 16:30 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 4.00K 0.00K
MARION CRITTENDEN CO. KY 08/04/2009 17:00 CST-6 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 250.00K 30.00K
MARION CRITTENDEN CO. KY 08/04/2009 17:00 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 56 kts. EG 0 0 45.00K 10.00K
BARLOW BALLARD CO. KY 08/04/2009 17:10 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 30.00K 0.00K
FREDONIA CALDWELL CO. KY 08/04/2009 17:10 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 58 kts. MG 0 0 25.00K 0.00K
CALVERT CITY MARSHALL CO. KY 08/04/2009 17:12 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 56 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
KREBS MCCRACKEN CO. KY 08/04/2009 17:15 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 8.00K 0.00K
MARION CRITTENDEN CO. KY 08/04/2009 17:30 CST-6 Heavy Rain 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
GAINSVILLE CHRISTIAN CO. KY 08/04/2009 17:55 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 1 35.00K 0.00K
PLEASANT GREEN HILL CHRISTIAN CO. KY 08/04/2009 17:55 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 61 kts. EG 0 0 150.00K 0.00K
ROCKCASTLE TRIGG CO. KY 08/04/2009 17:55 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 61 kts. MG 0 0 35.00K 0.00K
NEW CYPRESS HICKMAN CO. KY 08/04/2009 18:00 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 25.00K 0.00K
PRINCETON CALDWELL CO. KY 08/04/2009 18:00 CST-6 Heavy Rain 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ALMO CALLOWAY CO. KY 08/04/2009 18:10 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 30.00K 0.00K
HERNDON CHRISTIAN CO. KY 08/04/2009 18:14 CST-6 Funnel Cloud 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BANCROFT MUHLENBERG CO. KY 08/04/2009 18:18 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 61 kts. EG 0 0 30.00K 0.00K
HERNDON CHRISTIAN CO. KY 08/04/2009 18:18 CST-6 Lightning 0 0 18.00K 0.00K
ELKTON TODD CO. KY 08/04/2009 18:34 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 6.00K 0.00K
KEVIL BALLARD CO. KY 08/04/2009 19:15 CST-6 Heavy Rain 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
PADUCAH MCCRACKEN CO. KY 08/04/2009 20:00 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 1 701.00K 40.00K