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Event Details

Event Thunderstorm Wind
Magnitude 52 kts.
State KENTUCKY
County/Area BOURBON
WFO LMK
Begin Date 06/29/2012 17:48:00 EST-5
Begin Range 3
Begin Azimuth S
Begin Location NORTH MIDDLETOWN
Begin Lat/Lon 38.11/-84.1
End Date 06/29/2012 17:48:00 EST-5
Deaths Direct/Indirect 1/0 (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 A fatality occurred near the Bourbon - Clark County line. A man was killed after stopping to remove debris from a county road. Strong winds toppled a tree next to the road, hitting him. Several other trees were downed across the county as winds gusted as high as 60 mph.


Event Fatality Details

Type Age Gender Fatality Location
Death 31 Male Outside/Open Areas


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 HELIPORT CLARK CO. KY 06/29/2012 18:02 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WINCHESTER CLARK CO. KY 06/29/2012 18:02 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 1 0 10.00K 0.00K