Storm Events Database

Event Details

Event Heat
State KENTUCKY
County/Area CHRISTIAN
WFO PAH
Report Source ASOS
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2007-08-07 11:00:00.0 CST-6
End Date 2007-08-09 18:00:00.0 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 Surface high pressure located over the Deep South remained nearly stationary. A persistent hot and humid southwest wind flow around this high brought an extended period of dangerously high heat indices, ranging from 105 to 110 degrees on several afternoons. In northern Christian County, heat was ruled as the secondary cause of death (indirect fatality) following an ATV accident. The primary cause of death was asphyxiation when the ATV rolled on top of him. About 40 people were treated at Paducah hospitals for heat illnesses, and at least five were treated at an Owensboro hospital. An exact count was not available from most hospitals. Schools moved sports team workouts indoors or cancelled them. The state highway department altered its hours for outdoor workers to begin earlier in the morning and end earlier in the afternoon. Cooling shelters were opened in Paducah, Madisonville, Hopkinsville, Owensboro, and Mclean County. Some utilities set usage records, including Kentucky Utilities and TVA (Tennessee Valley Authority).
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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 45 0.00K 0.00K
DAVIESS (ZONE) DAVIESS (ZONE) KY 08/05/2007 11:00 CST-6 Heat 0 5 0.00K 0.00K
HENDERSON (ZONE) HENDERSON (ZONE) KY 08/05/2007 11:00 CST-6 Heat 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BALLARD (ZONE) BALLARD (ZONE) KY 08/06/2007 11:00 CST-6 Heat 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
TRIGG (ZONE) TRIGG (ZONE) KY 08/07/2007 11:00 CST-6 Heat 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MCLEAN (ZONE) MCLEAN (ZONE) KY 08/07/2007 11:00 CST-6 Heat 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MUHLENBERG (ZONE) MUHLENBERG (ZONE) KY 08/07/2007 11:00 CST-6 Heat 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HOPKINS (ZONE) HOPKINS (ZONE) KY 08/07/2007 11:00 CST-6 Heat 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WEBSTER (ZONE) WEBSTER (ZONE) KY 08/07/2007 11:00 CST-6 Heat 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CHRISTIAN (ZONE) CHRISTIAN (ZONE) KY 08/07/2007 11:00 CST-6 Heat 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
UNION (ZONE) UNION (ZONE) KY 08/07/2007 11:00 CST-6 Heat 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
TODD (ZONE) TODD (ZONE) KY 08/07/2007 11:00 CST-6 Heat 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CRITTENDEN (ZONE) CRITTENDEN (ZONE) KY 08/08/2007 11:00 CST-6 Heat 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FULTON (ZONE) FULTON (ZONE) KY 08/08/2007 11:00 CST-6 Heat 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CARLISLE (ZONE) CARLISLE (ZONE) KY 08/08/2007 11:00 CST-6 Heat 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GRAVES (ZONE) GRAVES (ZONE) KY 08/08/2007 11:00 CST-6 Heat 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HICKMAN (ZONE) HICKMAN (ZONE) KY 08/08/2007 11:00 CST-6 Heat 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LIVINGSTON (ZONE) LIVINGSTON (ZONE) KY 08/08/2007 11:00 CST-6 Heat 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CALDWELL (ZONE) CALDWELL (ZONE) KY 08/08/2007 11:00 CST-6 Heat 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CALLOWAY (ZONE) CALLOWAY (ZONE) KY 08/08/2007 11:00 CST-6 Heat 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MCCRACKEN (ZONE) MCCRACKEN (ZONE) KY 08/08/2007 11:00 CST-6 Heat 0 40 0.00K 0.00K
LYON (ZONE) LYON (ZONE) KY 08/08/2007 11:00 CST-6 Heat 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MARSHALL (ZONE) MARSHALL (ZONE) KY 08/08/2007 11:00 CST-6 Heat 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 45 0.00K 0.00K