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Event Details

Event Thunderstorm Wind
Magnitude 52 kts.
State KENTUCKY
County/Area NICHOLAS
WFO LMK
Report Source Emergency Manager
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2012-06-29 17:30:00.0 EST-5
Begin Location 1SW CARLISLE
Begin Lat/Lon 38.31/-84.04
End Date 2012-06-29 17:30:00.0 EST-5
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 On June 29th, a heat wave entered its second day across the lower Ohio Valley with near all time record highs for the month of June recorded at Lexington, Louisville and Bowling Green. Near the northern edge of this extreme heat, moderate westerly flow at 500mb and extreme instability set the state for a long lived derecho that raced across the upper Ohio Valley during the afternoon hours. This line of storms started near Chicago during the morning hours, growing in intensity as it quickly raced across central Indiana and southern Ohio. Although the thunderstorms stayed just north of the northern Bluegrass Region in Kentucky, an extensive gust front brought widespread wind damage and one fatality to several counties northeast of Lexington.
Event Narrative The Nicholas County Emergency Manager reported that several trees were downed across the county. Some of these trees blocked roads. No rain nor thunder accompanied the gust front that produced this damage. An automated Kentucky mesonet gauge 5 miles southwest of Carlisle measured a 48 mph wind gust.


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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 10.00K 0.00K
CARLISLE NICHOLAS CO. KY 06/29/2012 17:30 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
NORTH MIDDLETOWN BOURBON CO. KY 06/29/2012 17:48 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 1 0 0.00K 0.00K
LEXINGTON FAYETTE CO. KY 06/29/2012 17:55 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
WINCHESTER CLARK CO. KY 06/29/2012 18:02 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WINCHESTER HELIPORT CLARK CO. KY 06/29/2012 18:02 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 1 0 10.00K 0.00K