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Event Thunderstorm Wind
Magnitude 78 kts.
State KENTUCKY
County/Area CHRISTIAN
WFO PAH
Begin Date 04/24/2010 15:46:00 CST-6
Begin Range 1
Begin Azimuth SE
Begin Location KENNEDY
Begin Lat/Lon 36.64/-87.39
End Date 04/24/2010 15:52:00 CST-6
End Range 1
End Azimuth E
End Location BARKERS MILL
End Lat/Lon 36.67/-87.33
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 50.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative A well-organized upper level low moved east from the central Plains into the Mid Missouri Valley during the day. Very strong winds aloft accompanied this system. A streak of very strong mid level winds punched northeast from the Arklatex region into the Lower Ohio Valley during the afternoon. A low level jet from 50 to 60 knots over the Lower Mississippi Valley nosed into the Lower Ohio Valley. At the surface, a low pressure center tracked from north central Arkansas to near St. Louis by late afternoon. Though surface dew points climbed into the lower to mid 60's, extensive cloudcover along and ahead of a warm front limited instability. The instability was generally weak, characterized by cape values below 1000 j/kg.
Event Narrative The microburst damage extended from along the Kentucky/Tennessee border northeastward to the Todd County border. Many dozens of trees were uprooted or broken. A barn was levelled. Several other barns received moderate to major damage. A few homes suffered minor damage, such as partial loss of shingles and porch damage.


All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 0 192.00K 0.00K
KEVIL BALLARD CO. KY 04/24/2010 12:45 CST-6 Heavy Rain 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
COBB CALDWELL CO. KY 04/24/2010 14:00 CST-6 Heavy Rain 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HAZEL CALLOWAY CO. KY 04/24/2010 14:08 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 30.00K 0.00K
CADIZ TRIGG CO. KY 04/24/2010 14:35 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
HOPKINSVILLE CHRISTIAN CO. KY 04/24/2010 15:00 CST-6 Heavy Rain 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MADISONVILLE HOPKINS CO. KY 04/24/2010 15:00 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 54 kts. MG 0 0 3.00K 0.00K
PEMBROKE CHRISTIAN CO. KY 04/24/2010 15:23 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 4.00K 0.00K
ELKTON TODD CO. KY 04/24/2010 15:25 CST-6 Heavy Rain 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
POWDERLY MUHLENBERG CO. KY 04/24/2010 15:25 CST-6 Heavy Rain 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BRITMART TODD CO. KY 04/24/2010 15:25 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 61 kts. EG 0 0 20.00K 0.00K
PHILPOT DAVIESS CO. KY 04/24/2010 15:36 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 54 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
POWDERLY MUHLENBERG CO. KY 04/24/2010 15:44 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
KENNEDY CHRISTIAN CO. KY 04/24/2010 15:46 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 78 kts. EG 0 0 50.00K 0.00K
SOUTH ZION TODD CO. KY 04/24/2010 15:52 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 78 kts. EG 0 0 75.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 192.00K 0.00K