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Event Details

Event Flash Flood
-- Flood Cause Heavy Rain
State TENNESSEE
County/Area OBION
WFO MEG
Report Source Newspaper
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2010-05-02 03:00:00.0 CST-6
Begin Location 0N KENTON
Begin Lat/Lon 36.2/-89.02
End Date 2010-05-02 14:00:00.0 CST-6
End Location 1SE KENTON
End Lat/Lon 36.19/-89.01
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 500.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative An upper level disturbance slowly approached the Mid-South during the evening of April 30th, 2010 as a cold front became stationary to the west. This pattern remained in place through the evening hours of May 2nd, 2010. South to southwest winds pumped warm moist air from the Gulf of Mexico and created a very unstable atmosphere. Showers and thunderstorms developed in association with the front during the early evening hours and moved east into Eastern Arkansas shortly before midnight. Additional thunderstorms occurred in association with the upper level disturbance. Due to the unstable atmosphere, thunderstorms quickly became severe producing large hail, damaging winds, and flash flooding. The severe weather evolved into an outbreak by May 1st and 2nd. Historic rainfall and flash flooding in addition to large hail and damaging winds occurred during the early morning hours of May 1st with several tornadoes occurring during the afternoon hours of May 1st to early morning hours of May 2nd.
Event Narrative Heavy rain fell across Obion County early Sunday morning. This caused creeks and ditches to overflow their banks. Several roads were flooded as a result. By Sunday afternoon, the flash flooding event transitioned to a flood event as water from creeks and streams allowed river levels to quickly rise. A breach in the North Fork of the Obion River caused widespread flooding in Kenton. As many as 50 homes were flooded as a result.


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All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 5 14 678.549M 0.00K
STANTON HAYWOOD CO. TN 05/01/2010 00:40 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
STANTON HAYWOOD CO. TN 05/01/2010 00:42 CST-6 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BROWNSVILLE HAYWOOD CO. TN 05/01/2010 00:55 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MARTIN WEAKLEY CO. TN 05/01/2010 01:00 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 72 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ELIZABETH CROCKETT CO. TN 05/01/2010 03:00 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 14.000M 0.00K
OAK GROVE LAUDERDALE CO. TN 05/01/2010 03:00 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 3.000M 0.00K
DETROIT TIPTON CO. TN 05/01/2010 03:15 CST-6 Flash Flood 1 0 20.500M 0.00K
FAIRVIEW MADISON CO. TN 05/01/2010 03:15 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 11.300M 0.00K
FREDONIA HAYWOOD CO. TN 05/01/2010 03:30 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 4.500M 0.00K
KERRVILLE SHELBY CO. TN 05/01/2010 03:30 CST-6 Flash Flood 1 0 28.900M 0.00K
PARIS HENRY CO. TN 05/01/2010 04:00 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 192.00K 0.00K
YUMA CARROLL CO. TN 05/01/2010 04:00 CST-6 Flash Flood 1 0 4.500M 0.00K
HUMBOLDT GIBSON CO. TN 05/01/2010 04:40 CST-6 Flash Flood 1 0 9.000M 0.00K
DEANBURG CHESTER CO. TN 05/01/2010 05:00 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 150.00K 0.00K
LURAY HENDERSON CO. TN 05/01/2010 05:00 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 5.000M 0.00K
SUGAR TREE DECATUR CO. TN 05/01/2010 05:00 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 4.000M 0.00K
CANADAVILLE FAYETTE CO. TN 05/01/2010 07:00 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 250.00K 0.00K
PISGAH HGTS SHELBY CO. TN 05/01/2010 07:40 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 150.00K 0.00K
GARRETT DECATUR CO. TN 05/01/2010 08:00 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
EADS SHELBY CO. TN 05/01/2010 09:40 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
OAKLAND FAYETTE CO. TN 05/01/2010 10:00 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 250.00K 0.00K
WHITEVILLE HARDEMAN CO. TN 05/01/2010 11:00 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 150.00K 0.00K
ARLINGTON SHELBY CO. TN 05/01/2010 14:00 CST-6 Flood 0 0 50.000M 0.00K
HALLS LAUDERDALE CO. TN 05/01/2010 14:00 CST-6 Flood 0 0 500.00K 0.00K
JACKSON MADISON CO. TN 05/01/2010 14:00 CST-6 Flood 0 0 500.00K 0.00K
NEBOVILLE GIBSON CO. TN 05/01/2010 14:00 CST-6 Flood 0 0 500.000M 0.00K
MILLINGTON SHELBY CO. TN 05/01/2010 20:47 CST-6 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LUCY SHELBY CO. TN 05/01/2010 21:47 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
GREENFIELD WEAKLEY CO. TN 05/01/2010 22:45 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 232.00K 0.00K
RAINES SHELBY CO. TN 05/02/2010 00:10 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
PROCTOR CITY LAKE CO. TN 05/02/2010 01:00 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 15.00K 0.00K
GADSDEN CROCKETT CO. TN 05/02/2010 01:14 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
HUMBOLDT GIBSON CO. TN 05/02/2010 01:20 CST-6 Tornado EF2 0 0 500.00K 0.00K
POOR HARDEMAN CO. TN 05/02/2010 02:10 CST-6 Tornado EF3 1 2 250.00K 0.00K
CHEWALLA MCNAIRY CO. TN 05/02/2010 02:17 CST-6 Tornado EF3 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
RAMER MCNAIRY CO. TN 05/02/2010 02:20 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 15.00K 0.00K
FALCON MCNAIRY CO. TN 05/02/2010 02:24 CST-6 Tornado EF2 0 10 7.300M 0.00K
MORRIS CHAPEL HARDIN CO. TN 05/02/2010 02:57 CST-6 Tornado EF2 0 2 100.00K 0.00K
FINGER MCNAIRY CO. TN 05/02/2010 03:00 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 250.00K 0.00K
KENTON OBION CO. TN 05/02/2010 03:00 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 500.00K 0.00K
WHITEVILLE HARDEMAN CO. TN 05/02/2010 03:00 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 400.00K 0.00K
CEDAR GROVE HENDERSON CO. TN 05/02/2010 03:13 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 100.00K 0.00K
LICK SKILLET DECATUR CO. TN 05/02/2010 03:17 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
SWIFT HARDIN CO. TN 05/02/2010 05:53 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 2.000M 0.00K
SPRING CREEK MADISON CO. TN 05/02/2010 06:00 CST-6 Flood 0 0 500.00K 0.00K
CORDOVA SHELBY CO. TN 05/02/2010 12:34 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DYERSBURG DYER CO. TN 05/02/2010 23:00 CST-6 Flood 0 0 9.500M 0.00K
Totals: 5 14 678.549M 0.00K