Storm Events Database

Event Details

Event Thunderstorm Wind
Magnitude 61 kts.
State KENTUCKY
County/Area CHRISTIAN
WFO PAH
Report Source Trained Spotter
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2012-02-29 10:05:00.0 CST-6
Begin Location 0W HOPKINSVILLE
Begin Lat/Lon 36.85/-87.48
End Date 2012-02-29 10:05:00.0 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 squall line with embedded sustained supercells entered western Kentucky early in the morning. The embedded supercells raced east-northeast at 60 to 70 mph, while the line moved southeast at a slower rate. The storms strengthened as they encountered richer low-level moisture, with surface dew points around 60 degrees spreading rapidly north-northeastward up the Mississippi Valley. Intense low to mid-level wind fields maintained the intensity of tornadic storms despite weak instability due to lack of solar heating. A south-southwesterly low level jet from 60 to 70 knots veered to west-southwest around 75 knots at 500 mb. By mid-morning, the solid squall line evolved into a broken line of discrete storms over the Pennyrile region and Kentucky Lake region. While these discrete storms maintained severe levels, their tornado production decreased.
Event Narrative A trained spotter estimated a wind gust to 70 mph in the city.


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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 8 540.00K 0.00K
OSCAR BALLARD CO. KY 02/29/2012 05:07 CST-6 Tornado EF2 0 0 100.00K 0.00K
LA CENTER BALLARD CO. KY 02/29/2012 05:16 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
RAGLAND MCCRACKEN CO. KY 02/29/2012 05:17 CST-6 Tornado EF2 0 5 150.00K 0.00K
WHITE CITY HENDERSON CO. KY 02/29/2012 05:57 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 2 80.00K 0.00K
ZION HENDERSON CO. KY 02/29/2012 06:03 CST-6 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ZION HENDERSON CO. KY 02/29/2012 06:03 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MADISONVILLE HOPKINS CO. KY 02/29/2012 06:40 CST-6 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MADISONVILLE HOPKINS CO. KY 02/29/2012 06:40 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
PEE VEE HOPKINS CO. KY 02/29/2012 06:40 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 61 kts. EG 0 0 40.00K 0.00K
HANSON HOPKINS CO. KY 02/29/2012 06:45 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BREMEN MUHLENBERG CO. KY 02/29/2012 06:57 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MADISONVILLE HOPKINS CO. KY 02/29/2012 07:00 CST-6 Heavy Rain 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BENTON MARSHALL CO. KY 02/29/2012 07:28 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
KIRKSEY CALLOWAY CO. KY 02/29/2012 08:00 CST-6 Heavy Rain 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GRACEY CHRISTIAN CO. KY 02/29/2012 08:36 CST-6 Funnel Cloud 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GREENVILLE MUHLENBERG CO. KY 02/29/2012 08:45 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 0 30.00K 0.00K
GREENVILLE MUHLENBERG CO. KY 02/29/2012 08:45 CST-6 Tornado EF2 0 1 100.00K 0.00K
CADIZ TRIGG CO. KY 02/29/2012 09:00 CST-6 Heavy Rain 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GRACEY CHRISTIAN CO. KY 02/29/2012 09:00 CST-6 Heavy Rain 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HOPKINSVILLE CHRISTIAN CO. KY 02/29/2012 09:00 CST-6 Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DEXTER CALLOWAY CO. KY 02/29/2012 09:10 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
AURORA MARSHALL CO. KY 02/29/2012 09:24 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CADIZ TRIGG CO. KY 02/29/2012 09:36 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ENERGY TRIGG CO. KY 02/29/2012 09:36 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GRACEY CHRISTIAN CO. KY 02/29/2012 09:48 CST-6 Hail 1.50 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GRACEY CHRISTIAN CO. KY 02/29/2012 09:51 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 61 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CADIZ TRIGG CO. KY 02/29/2012 09:55 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 62 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HOPKINSVILLE CHRISTIAN CO. KY 02/29/2012 10:05 CST-6 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HOPKINSVILLE CHRISTIAN CO. KY 02/29/2012 10:05 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 61 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CADIZ TRIGG CO. KY 02/29/2012 10:14 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HOPKINSVILLE CHRISTIAN CO. KY 02/29/2012 10:28 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HOPKINSVILLE CHRISTIAN CO. KY 02/29/2012 10:30 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 61 kts. EG 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
HOPKINSVILLE CHRISTIAN CO. KY 02/29/2012 10:40 CST-6 Hail 1.50 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CADIZ TRIGG CO. KY 02/29/2012 11:00 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
ELKTON TODD CO. KY 02/29/2012 11:25 CST-6 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 8 540.00K 0.00K