Storm Events Database

Event Details

Event Hail
Magnitude 0.75 in.
State KENTUCKY
County/Area CHRISTIAN
WFO PAH
Begin Date 02/29/2012 10:05:00 CST-6
Begin Range 0
Begin Azimuth N
Begin Location HOPKINSVILLE
Begin Lat/Lon 36.85/-87.48
End Date 02/29/2012 10:05:00 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


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 Tornado EF0 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
MADISONVILLE HOPKINS CO. KY 02/29/2012 06:40 CST-6 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 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 EF2 0 1 100.00K 0.00K
GREENVILLE MUHLENBERG CO. KY 02/29/2012 08:45 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 0 30.00K 0.00K
GRACEY CHRISTIAN CO. KY 02/29/2012 09:00 CST-6 Heavy Rain 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CADIZ TRIGG 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