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Event Details

Event Heat
State KENTUCKY
County/Area CHRISTIAN
WFO PAH
Report Source ASOS
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2011-07-20 11:00:00.0 CST-6
End Date 2011-07-21 17:00:00.0 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 A large and strong high in the upper levels of the atmosphere drifted slowly east from the central Plains across the Lower Ohio Valley. This strong upper-level high brought six consecutive days of dangerously high heat and humidity to northwest Kentucky, including Henderson and Owensboro. The duration of the dangerous conditions was shorter across the rest of western Kentucky. Across the Pennyrile region (including Madisonville and Hopkinsville), the dangerous heat was limited to just the 20th and 21st. The peak heat index at Henderson was 105 degrees on the 19th, 110 on the 20th and 21st, 108 degrees on the 22nd, 103 on the 23rd, and 105 on the 24th. The peak heat index at Paducah was 103 degrees on the 20th, 107 on the 21st, 105 on the 22nd, and 106 on the 24th. The peak heat index at Hopkinsville was 105 to 106 degrees on the 20th and 21st. Low temperatures were in the mid 70's each night across western Kentucky. At a construction project on Interstate 24 near Kentucky Dam, several members of a work crew apparently became ill due to the heat. Cooling centers were opened in many areas, including Henderson, Owensboro, Paducah, Mayfield, and several smaller cities.
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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 5 0.00K 0.00K
UNION (ZONE) UNION (ZONE) KY 07/19/2011 11:00 CST-6 Excessive Heat 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DAVIESS (ZONE) DAVIESS (ZONE) KY 07/19/2011 11:00 CST-6 Excessive Heat 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WEBSTER (ZONE) WEBSTER (ZONE) KY 07/19/2011 11:00 CST-6 Excessive Heat 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HENDERSON (ZONE) HENDERSON (ZONE) KY 07/19/2011 11:00 CST-6 Excessive Heat 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MCLEAN (ZONE) MCLEAN (ZONE) KY 07/19/2011 11:00 CST-6 Excessive Heat 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GRAVES (ZONE) GRAVES (ZONE) KY 07/20/2011 11:00 CST-6 Heat 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CRITTENDEN (ZONE) CRITTENDEN (ZONE) KY 07/20/2011 11:00 CST-6 Heat 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FULTON (ZONE) FULTON (ZONE) KY 07/20/2011 11:00 CST-6 Heat 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BALLARD (ZONE) BALLARD (ZONE) KY 07/20/2011 11:00 CST-6 Heat 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
TODD (ZONE) TODD (ZONE) KY 07/20/2011 11:00 CST-6 Heat 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CARLISLE (ZONE) CARLISLE (ZONE) KY 07/20/2011 11:00 CST-6 Heat 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HICKMAN (ZONE) HICKMAN (ZONE) KY 07/20/2011 11:00 CST-6 Heat 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
TRIGG (ZONE) TRIGG (ZONE) KY 07/20/2011 11:00 CST-6 Heat 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CALLOWAY (ZONE) CALLOWAY (ZONE) KY 07/20/2011 11:00 CST-6 Heat 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MUHLENBERG (ZONE) MUHLENBERG (ZONE) KY 07/20/2011 11:00 CST-6 Heat 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CALDWELL (ZONE) CALDWELL (ZONE) KY 07/20/2011 11:00 CST-6 Heat 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LYON (ZONE) LYON (ZONE) KY 07/20/2011 11:00 CST-6 Heat 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MARSHALL (ZONE) MARSHALL (ZONE) KY 07/20/2011 11:00 CST-6 Heat 0 5 0.00K 0.00K
HOPKINS (ZONE) HOPKINS (ZONE) KY 07/20/2011 11:00 CST-6 Heat 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CHRISTIAN (ZONE) CHRISTIAN (ZONE) KY 07/20/2011 11:00 CST-6 Heat 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LIVINGSTON (ZONE) LIVINGSTON (ZONE) KY 07/20/2011 11:00 CST-6 Heat 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MCCRACKEN (ZONE) MCCRACKEN (ZONE) KY 07/20/2011 11:00 CST-6 Heat 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FULTON (ZONE) FULTON (ZONE) KY 07/24/2011 11:00 CST-6 Heat 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CALLOWAY (ZONE) CALLOWAY (ZONE) KY 07/24/2011 11:00 CST-6 Heat 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CRITTENDEN (ZONE) CRITTENDEN (ZONE) KY 07/24/2011 11:00 CST-6 Heat 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GRAVES (ZONE) GRAVES (ZONE) KY 07/24/2011 11:00 CST-6 Heat 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CARLISLE (ZONE) CARLISLE (ZONE) KY 07/24/2011 11:00 CST-6 Heat 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BALLARD (ZONE) BALLARD (ZONE) KY 07/24/2011 11:00 CST-6 Heat 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LIVINGSTON (ZONE) LIVINGSTON (ZONE) KY 07/24/2011 11:00 CST-6 Heat 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HICKMAN (ZONE) HICKMAN (ZONE) KY 07/24/2011 11:00 CST-6 Heat 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MCCRACKEN (ZONE) MCCRACKEN (ZONE) KY 07/24/2011 11:00 CST-6 Heat 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MARSHALL (ZONE) MARSHALL (ZONE) KY 07/24/2011 11:00 CST-6 Heat 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 5 0.00K 0.00K