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Event Excessive Heat
State KENTUCKY
County/Area CHRISTIAN
WFO PAH
Report Source ASOS
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2010-08-03 10:00:00.0 CST-6
End Date 2010-08-04 20:00:00.0 CST-6
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 0.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative Excessively high heat indices were recorded in the late morning and afternoon hours of both the 3rd and 4th. On the 3rd, the heat index peaked at 115 degrees at the Paducah airport, 118 at the Owensboro airport, and 112 degrees at the Fort Campbell airfield near Hopkinsville. Heat indices only fell to between 85 and 90 degrees at sunrise. On the 4th, heat indices peaked at 114 at Paducah, 119 at Owensboro, and 114 near Hopkinsville. Actual air temperatures reached 104 degrees at Paducah and 103 at Owensboro. In Graves County, a 64-year-old man collapsed in his home from heat-related stress after doing yard work. The man suffered from pre-existing medical conditions, but the cumulative effect of the heat was a primary factor. A large fish kill at a small pond in Ballard County was blamed on the heat. About 200 fish died in the one-acre pond. There were reports that several dogs died because of the heat. A large, strong high in the upper levels of the atmosphere overspread the southern half of the nation.
Event Narrative


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All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 1 0 0.00K 0.00K
MUHLENBERG (ZONE) MUHLENBERG (ZONE) KY 08/03/2010 10:00 CST-6 Excessive Heat 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CARLISLE (ZONE) CARLISLE (ZONE) KY 08/03/2010 10:00 CST-6 Excessive Heat 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MCCRACKEN (ZONE) MCCRACKEN (ZONE) KY 08/03/2010 10:00 CST-6 Excessive Heat 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WEBSTER (ZONE) WEBSTER (ZONE) KY 08/03/2010 10:00 CST-6 Excessive Heat 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
UNION (ZONE) UNION (ZONE) KY 08/03/2010 10:00 CST-6 Excessive Heat 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MARSHALL (ZONE) MARSHALL (ZONE) KY 08/03/2010 10:00 CST-6 Excessive Heat 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HENDERSON (ZONE) HENDERSON (ZONE) KY 08/03/2010 10:00 CST-6 Excessive Heat 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GRAVES (ZONE) GRAVES (ZONE) KY 08/03/2010 10:00 CST-6 Excessive Heat 1 0 0.00K 0.00K
FULTON (ZONE) FULTON (ZONE) KY 08/03/2010 10:00 CST-6 Excessive Heat 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
TRIGG (ZONE) TRIGG (ZONE) KY 08/03/2010 10:00 CST-6 Excessive Heat 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LIVINGSTON (ZONE) LIVINGSTON (ZONE) KY 08/03/2010 10:00 CST-6 Excessive Heat 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HOPKINS (ZONE) HOPKINS (ZONE) KY 08/03/2010 10:00 CST-6 Excessive Heat 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CALDWELL (ZONE) CALDWELL (ZONE) KY 08/03/2010 10:00 CST-6 Excessive Heat 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BALLARD (ZONE) BALLARD (ZONE) KY 08/03/2010 10:00 CST-6 Excessive Heat 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CALLOWAY (ZONE) CALLOWAY (ZONE) KY 08/03/2010 10:00 CST-6 Excessive Heat 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
TODD (ZONE) TODD (ZONE) KY 08/03/2010 10:00 CST-6 Excessive Heat 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DAVIESS (ZONE) DAVIESS (ZONE) KY 08/03/2010 10:00 CST-6 Excessive Heat 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CRITTENDEN (ZONE) CRITTENDEN (ZONE) KY 08/03/2010 10:00 CST-6 Excessive Heat 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CHRISTIAN (ZONE) CHRISTIAN (ZONE) KY 08/03/2010 10:00 CST-6 Excessive Heat 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LYON (ZONE) LYON (ZONE) KY 08/03/2010 10:00 CST-6 Excessive Heat 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HICKMAN (ZONE) HICKMAN (ZONE) KY 08/03/2010 10:00 CST-6 Excessive Heat 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MCLEAN (ZONE) MCLEAN (ZONE) KY 08/03/2010 10:00 CST-6 Excessive Heat 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 1 0 0.00K 0.00K