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Event Details

Event Excessive Heat
State KENTUCKY
County/Area CHRISTIAN
WFO PAH
Report Source ASOS
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2012-07-01 10:00:00.0 CST-6
End Date 2012-07-08 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 The historic heat wave that began in late June continued into July. This heat was comparable to the intense heat experienced in the 1930's. The high temperature reached or exceeded 100 degrees on 9 out of 10 days going back to June 28 and ending on July 7. At Paducah, the high of 107 degrees on the 6th was one degree shy of the all-time highest temperature recorded there. The all-time record at Paducah was first set on July 17, 1942 and tied on June 29, 2012. Daily high temperature records were broken on six of the first seven days of the month. New daily records were 105 degrees on the 1st, 101 on the 2nd, 101 on the 4th, 105 on the 5th, 107 on the 6th, and 104 on the 7th. From the 1st to the 6th, humidity levels were not especially high due to the ongoing drought, so heat index values were close to the actual temperature. Higher humidity on the 7th and 8th raised peak heat index values to between 106 and 113 degrees. Strong high pressure aloft remained anchored over the middle part of the country through the first week of July.
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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
MCLEAN (ZONE) MCLEAN (ZONE) KY 07/01/2012 10:00 CST-6 Excessive Heat 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LIVINGSTON (ZONE) LIVINGSTON (ZONE) KY 07/01/2012 10:00 CST-6 Excessive Heat 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CALLOWAY (ZONE) CALLOWAY (ZONE) KY 07/01/2012 10:00 CST-6 Excessive Heat 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CHRISTIAN (ZONE) CHRISTIAN (ZONE) KY 07/01/2012 10:00 CST-6 Excessive Heat 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BALLARD (ZONE) BALLARD (ZONE) KY 07/01/2012 10:00 CST-6 Excessive Heat 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
TODD (ZONE) TODD (ZONE) KY 07/01/2012 10:00 CST-6 Excessive Heat 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MARSHALL (ZONE) MARSHALL (ZONE) KY 07/01/2012 10:00 CST-6 Excessive Heat 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LYON (ZONE) LYON (ZONE) KY 07/01/2012 10:00 CST-6 Excessive Heat 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HENDERSON (ZONE) HENDERSON (ZONE) KY 07/01/2012 10:00 CST-6 Excessive Heat 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GRAVES (ZONE) GRAVES (ZONE) KY 07/01/2012 10:00 CST-6 Excessive Heat 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DAVIESS (ZONE) DAVIESS (ZONE) KY 07/01/2012 10:00 CST-6 Excessive Heat 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FULTON (ZONE) FULTON (ZONE) KY 07/01/2012 10:00 CST-6 Excessive Heat 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CALDWELL (ZONE) CALDWELL (ZONE) KY 07/01/2012 10:00 CST-6 Excessive Heat 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
TRIGG (ZONE) TRIGG (ZONE) KY 07/01/2012 10:00 CST-6 Excessive Heat 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CRITTENDEN (ZONE) CRITTENDEN (ZONE) KY 07/01/2012 10:00 CST-6 Excessive Heat 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MCCRACKEN (ZONE) MCCRACKEN (ZONE) KY 07/01/2012 10:00 CST-6 Excessive Heat 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WEBSTER (ZONE) WEBSTER (ZONE) KY 07/01/2012 10:00 CST-6 Excessive Heat 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
UNION (ZONE) UNION (ZONE) KY 07/01/2012 10:00 CST-6 Excessive Heat 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MUHLENBERG (ZONE) MUHLENBERG (ZONE) KY 07/01/2012 10:00 CST-6 Excessive Heat 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HOPKINS (ZONE) HOPKINS (ZONE) KY 07/01/2012 10:00 CST-6 Excessive Heat 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HICKMAN (ZONE) HICKMAN (ZONE) KY 07/01/2012 10:00 CST-6 Excessive Heat 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CARLISLE (ZONE) CARLISLE (ZONE) KY 07/01/2012 10:00 CST-6 Excessive Heat 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K