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Event Thunderstorm Wind
Magnitude 52 kts.
State KENTUCKY
County/Area CHRISTIAN
WFO PAH
Begin Date 06/11/2012 16:05:00 CST-6
Begin Range 3
Begin Azimuth W
Begin Location HOPKINSVILLE
Begin Lat/Lon 36.85/-87.53
End Date 06/11/2012 16:15:00 CST-6
End Range 1
End Azimuth SSE
End Location HOPKINSVILLE ARPT
End Lat/Lon 36.83/-87.44
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 bow echo with damaging winds and isolated large hail moved east-southeastward across southern parts of western Kentucky. The complex of thunderstorms maintained severity as the atmosphere destabilized during the afternoon. The storms were aided by a supply of moist and unstable air, characterized by steep mid-level lapse rates and rich boundary layer moisture. Mixed layer cape values were around 3,000 j/kg. A descending rear inflow jet of 40 to 50 knots enhanced damaging wind potential.
Event Narrative A wind gust to 60 mph was measured at the intersection of U.S. Highways 41 and 68 on the southeast side of Hopkinsville. A trained spotter measured a wind gust to 58 mph just west of Hopkinsville. A trained spotter in Hopkinsville estimated a wind gust to 60 mph.


All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 2 126.00K 0.00K
FULTON FULTON CO. KY 06/11/2012 14:15 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 6.00K 0.00K
REIDLAND MCCRACKEN CO. KY 06/11/2012 14:35 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BENTON MARSHALL CO. KY 06/11/2012 15:08 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 61 kts. EG 0 0 35.00K 0.00K
GRAND RIVERS LIVINGSTON CO. KY 06/11/2012 15:08 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DRAFFENVILLE MARSHALL CO. KY 06/11/2012 15:10 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 2 15.00K 0.00K
AURORA MARSHALL CO. KY 06/11/2012 15:12 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
ENERGY TRIGG CO. KY 06/11/2012 15:30 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 56 kts. EG 0 0 60.00K 0.00K
HOPKINSVILLE CHRISTIAN CO. KY 06/11/2012 16:05 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 2 126.00K 0.00K