Storm Events Database

Event Details

Event Lightning
State KENTUCKY
County/Area HARRISON
WFO LMK
Begin Date 08/04/2009 13:45:00 EST-5
Begin Range 1
Begin Azimuth N
Begin Location CYNTHIANA
Begin Lat/Lon 38.39/-84.3
End Date 08/04/2009 13:45:00 EST-5
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 30.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative Two rounds of severe weather moved through central Kentucky on August 4th. The first produced torrential rainfall in the Louisville Metro area with up to seven inches of rain falling in around two hours time. This created massive flash flooding issues across much of Jefferson County and caused millions of dollars in damage in Louisville. This area of rainfall also caused flooding issues in counties just south and east of Jefferson County as well. The heavy rain and thunderstorms also produced some hail and cloud to ground lightning that caused several fires, including one four-alarm apartment complex fire on the east side of Louisville. Several water rescues were performed as drivers became stranded during the first round of severe weather, which occurred during the morning rush hour.

Later in the afternoon, a line of severe thunderstorms moved into North-Central Kentucky producing damaging winds up to 75 mph along with another round of heavy rainfall which caused another round of flooding.
Event Narrative A barn burned on Renaker Road due to a lightning strike between Berry and Cynthiana.


All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 0 45.342M 0.00K
BELKNAP BEACH OLDHAM CO. KY 08/04/2009 04:45 EST-5 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
AUDUBON PARK JEFFERSON CO. KY 08/04/2009 06:00 EST-5 Heavy Rain 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ST DENNIS JEFFERSON CO. KY 08/04/2009 07:00 EST-5 Flash Flood 0 0 45.000M 0.00K
AUDUBON PARK JEFFERSON CO. KY 08/04/2009 07:20 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
AUDUBON PARK JEFFERSON CO. KY 08/04/2009 07:52 EST-5 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
AUDUBON PARK JEFFERSON CO. KY 08/04/2009 08:30 EST-5 Lightning 0 0 20.00K 0.00K
HIGHLANDS JEFFERSON CO. KY 08/04/2009 08:32 EST-5 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ST DENNIS JEFFERSON CO. KY 08/04/2009 08:53 EST-5 Hail 0.88 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
AUDUBON PARK JEFFERSON CO. KY 08/04/2009 09:09 EST-5 Lightning 0 0 200.00K 0.00K
BROOKS BULLITT CO. KY 08/04/2009 10:06 EST-5 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GOSHEN OLDHAM CO. KY 08/04/2009 13:04 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 61 kts. EG 0 0 8.00K 0.00K
STAMPING GROUND SCOTT CO. KY 08/04/2009 13:05 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 61 kts. EG 0 0 50.00K 0.00K
CLOVERPORT BRECKINRIDGE CO. KY 08/04/2009 13:05 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
AUDUBON PARK JEFFERSON CO. KY 08/04/2009 13:12 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BEDFORD TRIMBLE CO. KY 08/04/2009 13:24 EST-5 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HARNED BRECKINRIDGE CO. KY 08/04/2009 13:29 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CYNTHIANA HARRISON CO. KY 08/04/2009 13:45 EST-5 Lightning 0 0 30.00K 0.00K
GEORGETOWN SCOTT CO. KY 08/04/2009 13:45 EST-5 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SAND LICK SCOTT CO. KY 08/04/2009 13:55 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 56 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
STEPHENSBURG HARDIN CO. KY 08/04/2009 14:00 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 61 kts. EG 0 0 3.00K 0.00K
PEWEE VLY OLDHAM CO. KY 08/04/2009 14:05 EST-5 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FRANKFORT FRANKLIN CO. KY 08/04/2009 14:12 EST-5 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ELIZABETH TOWN HARDIN CO. KY 08/04/2009 14:15 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ROCHESTER BUTLER CO. KY 08/04/2009 14:15 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CADENTOWN FAYETTE CO. KY 08/04/2009 14:33 EST-5 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CAMPBELLSVILLE TAYLOR CO. KY 08/04/2009 14:43 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 61 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LANCASTER GARRARD CO. KY 08/04/2009 14:48 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 61 kts. EG 0 0 30.00K 0.00K
MIDDLETOWN MADISON CO. KY 08/04/2009 14:53 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BOWLING GREEN WARREN CO. KY 08/04/2009 15:20 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 0.75K 0.00K
BOWLING GREEN WARREN CO. KY 08/04/2009 15:22 CST-6 Hail 0.88 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
JERICO LOGAN CO. KY 08/04/2009 15:46 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
JONESTOWN FAYETTE CO. KY 08/04/2009 16:02 EST-5 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SCHOCHOH LOGAN CO. KY 08/04/2009 16:23 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
VERSAILLES WOODFORD CO. KY 08/04/2009 17:34 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
JERICO LOGAN CO. KY 08/04/2009 18:52 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BEAVER DAM OHIO CO. KY 08/04/2009 19:21 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MORGANTOWN BUTLER CO. KY 08/04/2009 19:25 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 45.342M 0.00K