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Event Flood
-- Flood Cause Heavy Rain
State KENTUCKY
County/Area CHRISTIAN
WFO PAH
Begin Date 12/05/2011 15:00:00 CST-6
Begin Range 0
Begin Azimuth N
Begin Location (HOP)FT CAMPBELL AAF
Begin Lat/Lon 36.67/-87.5
End Date 12/06/2011 09:00:00 CST-6
End Range 0
End Azimuth N
End Location GRACEY
End Lat/Lon 36.87/-87.65
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 prolonged, widespread heavy rainfall event was associated with a cold front that moved very slowly east across the Lower Ohio Valley. The front became the focus for heavy rain as it nearly stalled across western Kentucky and southwest Indiana. Abundant moisture moved northeast along and just behind the front. This moisture interacted with a series of upper level disturbances to further increase heavy rainfall. A very large and persistent area of moderate rain caused a slow but steady rise in water levels. Rainfall amounts averaged about two inches every 12 hours, resulting in storm-totals from 4 to 5 inches. Small creeks, streams, and ditches reached or exceeded bankful. Numerous roads susceptible to high water problems were closed or impassable. Major roads that were closed included portions of U.S. Highway 45 and Kentucky Highway 58 in Graves County, a segment of U.S. Highway 62 in Carlisle County, Kentucky 131 at the McCracken/Graves County line, Highway 94 in Fulton County, Kentucky 762 in Daviess County, Kentucky 138 in Webster County, a portion of U.S. 60 in Union County, and three miles of U.S. Highway 60 in Henderson County. Most other closed roads were smaller secondary or county roads. Major roads that were marked with high water signs included: U.S. 641 just north of Hazel in Calloway County, Kentucky Highways 80 and 307 in Hickman County, U.S. 51 in Hickman County, U.S. Highways 62 and 41 in Hopkins County, and the Pennyrile Parkway off-ramp at Mannington. Dozens of other county or poorly-travelled state roads across the region were marked with high water signs. Some larger streams and small rivers flooded, including the Clarks River in Calloway and Marshall Counties. Several roads near the Clarks River were closed or marked with high water signs. Water levels continued to rise, even after the rain ended. Rainfall totals for the entire event from late on Dec. 3 to early Dec. 6 included: 5.02 inches at Paducah, 4.94 at both Benton and Calvert City (Marshall County), 4.80 at Golden Pond (Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area), 4.06 at Canton (Trigg County), and 3.97 at Calhoun (Mclean County).
Event Narrative


All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BANDANA BALLARD CO. KY 12/04/2011 14:00 CST-6 Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
PADUCAH MCCRACKEN CO. KY 12/04/2011 14:00 CST-6 Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MAYFIELD GRAVES CO. KY 12/04/2011 18:00 CST-6 Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CALVERT CITY MARSHALL CO. KY 12/04/2011 18:00 CST-6 Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BEULAH HICKMAN CO. KY 12/04/2011 18:00 CST-6 Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ARLINGTON CARLISLE CO. KY 12/04/2011 18:00 CST-6 Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
TOLU CRITTENDEN CO. KY 12/04/2011 18:00 CST-6 Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SMITHLAND LIVINGSTON CO. KY 12/04/2011 18:00 CST-6 Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FULTON FULTON CO. KY 12/04/2011 18:00 CST-6 Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
UNIONTOWN UNION CO. KY 12/04/2011 20:00 CST-6 Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HENDERSON HENDERSON CO. KY 12/04/2011 20:00 CST-6 Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ALMO CALLOWAY CO. KY 12/04/2011 23:00 CST-6 Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CARMACK LYON CO. KY 12/04/2011 23:00 CST-6 Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BUFFALO TRIGG CO. KY 12/04/2011 23:00 CST-6 Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BEECH GROVE MCLEAN CO. KY 12/05/2011 15:00 CST-6 Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DAWSON SPGS HOPKINS CO. KY 12/05/2011 15:00 CST-6 Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
PRINCETON CALDWELL CO. KY 12/05/2011 15:00 CST-6 Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
(HOP)FT CAMPBELL AAF CHRISTIAN CO. KY 12/05/2011 15:00 CST-6 Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ROSEWOOD MUHLENBERG CO. KY 12/05/2011 15:00 CST-6 Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
OWENSBORO DAVIESS CO. KY 12/05/2011 15:00 CST-6 Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
PROVIDENCE WEBSTER CO. KY 12/05/2011 15:00 CST-6 Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ALLEGRE TODD CO. KY 12/05/2011 15:00 CST-6 Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K