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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 2010-06-15 22:10:00.0 CST-6
Begin Location 3NE HOPKINSVILLE
Begin Lat/Lon 36.88/-87.44
End Date 2010-06-16 02:00:00.0 CST-6
End Location 1SSW CASKY
End Lat/Lon 36.8/-87.44
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 20.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative Clusters of thunderstorms developed along a cold front as it moved east across the Mississippi Valley. As the atmosphere became very unstable due to daytime heating and hot south winds, the clusters evolved into a well-organized mesoscale convective system during the afternoon. Numerous reports of damaging winds accompanied storms within the complex as it moved southeast. The tail end of the complex stalled over the Hopkinsville area during the evening, causing a flash flood.
Event Narrative In Hopkinsville, several flooded streets were impassable. Police diverted traffic from these roads. Many other city streets were under five to six inches of water and were becoming impassable. At least three homes were evacuated by the fire department when they became surrounded by floodwater. One of the evacuations became more complicated when a motorist lost control of his vehicle and ran over a safety line being used by rescuers to pull a resident from his home. Outside the city, water was over several roads. At least one road outside the city was impassable. Radar estimated two and one-half inches fell in two hours, with storm totals as much as 3 to 5 inches.


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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 0 314.00K 3.00K
LA CENTER BALLARD CO. KY 06/15/2010 15:20 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 6.00K 0.00K
ROSSINGTON MCCRACKEN CO. KY 06/15/2010 15:30 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. MG 0 0 2.00K 0.00K
STURGIS UNION CO. KY 06/15/2010 15:42 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 8.00K 0.00K
BIRDSVILLE LIVINGSTON CO. KY 06/15/2010 15:55 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 56 kts. EG 0 0 25.00K 0.00K
MORGANFIELD UNION CO. KY 06/15/2010 15:55 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
CORYDON HENDERSON CO. KY 06/15/2010 16:05 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 15.00K 0.00K
HENDERSON HENDERSON CO. KY 06/15/2010 16:10 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 60.00K 0.00K
SALEM LIVINGSTON CO. KY 06/15/2010 16:11 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 20.00K 0.00K
MARION CRITTENDEN CO. KY 06/15/2010 16:20 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 60 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
AVONDALE HGTS MCCRACKEN CO. KY 06/15/2010 16:50 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 65 kts. EG 0 0 60.00K 0.00K
SPRING HILL HICKMAN CO. KY 06/15/2010 17:00 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
PADUCAH MCCRACKEN CO. KY 06/15/2010 17:10 CST-6 Heavy Rain 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SALEM LIVINGSTON CO. KY 06/15/2010 17:30 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
DRAFFENVILLE MARSHALL CO. KY 06/15/2010 17:40 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 61 kts. EG 0 0 18.00K 0.00K
HOPKINSVILLE ARPT CHRISTIAN CO. KY 06/15/2010 21:45 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 61 kts. EG 0 0 50.00K 3.00K
CADIZ TRIGG CO. KY 06/15/2010 22:10 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HOPKINSVILLE CHRISTIAN CO. KY 06/15/2010 22:10 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 20.00K 0.00K
CASKY CHRISTIAN CO. KY 06/16/2010 02:00 CST-6 Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 314.00K 3.00K