Storm Events Database

Event Details

Event Heat
State KENTUCKY
County/Area CHRISTIAN
WFO PAH
Report Source AWOS
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2012-06-29 12:00:00.0 CST-6
End Date 2012-06-30 17:00:00.0 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 This stretch of heat was the beginning of an historic heat wave comparable to the intense heat experienced in the 1930's. The high temperature exceeded 100 degrees on the final three consecutive days of the month. At Paducah, a record high of 105 degrees was set on the 28th. The high on the 29th was 108 degrees, which was not only a record for the date, but a record for the month of June. It tied the all-time highest temperature on record at Paducah, which was set on July 17 of 1942. On the 30th, the high of 106 degrees tied the daily record. Humidity levels were not especially high due to the ongoing drought, so heat index values were close to the actual temperature. The exception was at Henderson and Owensboro, where heat index values topped out between 110 and 115 on the 29th and 30th. Cooling centers were opened at several locations in Trigg, Marshall, and Fulton Counties. High pressure at the surface and aloft covered the better part of the country for most of June. Toward the end of the month, the high strengthened and centered itself over the Lower Ohio and Mid-Mississippi Valleys.
Event Narrative


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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 0 0.00K 0.00K
HENDERSON (ZONE) HENDERSON (ZONE) KY 06/28/2012 12:00 CST-6 Excessive Heat 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DAVIESS (ZONE) DAVIESS (ZONE) KY 06/28/2012 12:00 CST-6 Excessive Heat 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MCLEAN (ZONE) MCLEAN (ZONE) KY 06/29/2012 12:00 CST-6 Heat 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CALLOWAY (ZONE) CALLOWAY (ZONE) KY 06/29/2012 12:00 CST-6 Heat 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MARSHALL (ZONE) MARSHALL (ZONE) KY 06/29/2012 12:00 CST-6 Heat 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CALDWELL (ZONE) CALDWELL (ZONE) KY 06/29/2012 12:00 CST-6 Heat 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HOPKINS (ZONE) HOPKINS (ZONE) KY 06/29/2012 12:00 CST-6 Heat 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MUHLENBERG (ZONE) MUHLENBERG (ZONE) KY 06/29/2012 12:00 CST-6 Heat 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WEBSTER (ZONE) WEBSTER (ZONE) KY 06/29/2012 12:00 CST-6 Heat 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
UNION (ZONE) UNION (ZONE) KY 06/29/2012 12:00 CST-6 Heat 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
TRIGG (ZONE) TRIGG (ZONE) KY 06/29/2012 12:00 CST-6 Heat 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
TODD (ZONE) TODD (ZONE) KY 06/29/2012 12:00 CST-6 Heat 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HICKMAN (ZONE) HICKMAN (ZONE) KY 06/29/2012 12:00 CST-6 Heat 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GRAVES (ZONE) GRAVES (ZONE) KY 06/29/2012 12:00 CST-6 Heat 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FULTON (ZONE) FULTON (ZONE) KY 06/29/2012 12:00 CST-6 Heat 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CRITTENDEN (ZONE) CRITTENDEN (ZONE) KY 06/29/2012 12:00 CST-6 Heat 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BALLARD (ZONE) BALLARD (ZONE) KY 06/29/2012 12:00 CST-6 Heat 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CHRISTIAN (ZONE) CHRISTIAN (ZONE) KY 06/29/2012 12:00 CST-6 Heat 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MCCRACKEN (ZONE) MCCRACKEN (ZONE) KY 06/29/2012 12:00 CST-6 Heat 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CARLISLE (ZONE) CARLISLE (ZONE) KY 06/29/2012 12:00 CST-6 Heat 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LYON (ZONE) LYON (ZONE) KY 06/29/2012 12:00 CST-6 Heat 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LIVINGSTON (ZONE) LIVINGSTON (ZONE) KY 06/29/2012 12:00 CST-6 Heat 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K