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Event Details

Event Lightning
State KENTUCKY
County/Area CHRISTIAN
WFO PAH
Begin Date 09/05/2012 15:20:00 CST-6
Begin Range 5
Begin Azimuth NNE
Begin Location HERNDON
Begin Lat/Lon 36.8/-87.54
End Date 09/05/2012 15:20:00 CST-6
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 4.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative Thunderstorms increased in coverage and strength during the late afternoon in a zone of strong instability along the southern edge of the westerly jetstream. Thunderstorms that occurred over Illinois and Indiana earlier in the day left an outflow boundary that extended from west-northwest to east-southeast across western Kentucky. This boundary enhanced thunderstorm development. Rich low level moisture and steep lapse rates fostered isolated severe weather events until the atmosphere stabilized toward sunset.
Event Narrative A vehicle was struck by lightning on Interstate 24.


All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
HOPKINSVILLE CHRISTIAN CO. KY 09/05/2012 14:42 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 55 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BONDURANT FULTON CO. KY 09/05/2012 15:00 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FULHAM HICKMAN CO. KY 09/05/2012 15:00 CST-6 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WINGO GRAVES CO. KY 09/05/2012 15:08 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 1.00K 0.00K
HERNDON CHRISTIAN CO. KY 09/05/2012 15:20 CST-6 Lightning 0 0 4.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 5.00K 0.00K