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Event Details

Event Thunderstorm Wind
Magnitude 61 kts.
State KENTUCKY
County/Area CHRISTIAN
WFO PAH
Report Source Trained Spotter
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2008-01-29 18:05:00.0 CST-6
Begin Location 1SSW CROFTON
Begin Lat/Lon 37.04/-87.48
End Date 2008-01-29 18:17:00.0 CST-6
End Location 1NNE GARRETSBURG
End Lat/Lon 36.68/-87.53
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 1/0
Property Damage 250.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative A powerful cold front moved rapidly southeast across western Kentucky during the late afternoon hours. An organized line of severe thunderstorms developed along the front as it crossed southeast Missouri, then swept east across western Kentucky. Widespread damaging winds accompanied the line of storms. Temperatures fell about 30 degrees in less than one hour when the very strong cold front passed through.
Event Narrative At a shopping mall in Hopkinsville, glass windows were blown out of a department store. A woman was injured when a flying glass pane struck her in the back. She was treated at a hospital for cuts to her back. Five tractor-trailer rigs were blown over, including one blown over on Interstate 24. One of the trucks was a fuel tanker that was leaking fuel. Widespread tree damage was reported from Crofton through Hopkinsville. Hundreds of trees were blown down, despite not being in leaf. At least a few cars were damaged by falling trees. At an industrial park, two storage buildings sustained roof damage. Another building collapsed. Several utility poles were snapped. Lots of shingles were ripped off roofs. A couple of mobile homes were damaged. A commercial building sign was blown over. A wind gust to 69 mph was measured at the Fort Campbell weather station.


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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 1 1.398M 0.00K
OSCAR BALLARD CO. KY 01/29/2008 16:38 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 56 kts. EG 0 0 50.00K 0.00K
CROLEY HICKMAN CO. KY 01/29/2008 16:40 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
BARDWELL CARLISLE CO. KY 01/29/2008 16:41 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 60 kts. MG 0 0 60.00K 0.00K
(PAH)BARKLEY ARPT PA MCCRACKEN CO. KY 01/29/2008 16:50 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 56 kts. MG 0 0 50.00K 0.00K
FULTON FULTON CO. KY 01/29/2008 16:56 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
DUBLIN GRAVES CO. KY 01/29/2008 17:00 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 61 kts. EG 0 0 50.00K 0.00K
MAYFIELD GRAVES CO. KY 01/29/2008 17:00 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 56 kts. EG 0 0 90.00K 0.00K
SMITHLAND LIVINGSTON CO. KY 01/29/2008 17:10 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 20.00K 0.00K
COLDWATER CALLOWAY CO. KY 01/29/2008 17:14 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 70 kts. EG 0 0 75.00K 0.00K
CALVERT CITY MARSHALL CO. KY 01/29/2008 17:16 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 61 kts. EG 0 0 75.00K 0.00K
CRAYNE CRITTENDEN CO. KY 01/29/2008 17:21 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 20.00K 0.00K
LYNN GROVE CALLOWAY CO. KY 01/29/2008 17:22 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 65 kts. EG 0 0 100.00K 0.00K
SALEM LIVINGSTON CO. KY 01/29/2008 17:22 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 54 kts. EG 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
GRAND RIVERS LIVINGSTON CO. KY 01/29/2008 17:26 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 61 kts. EG 0 0 175.00K 0.00K
MURRAY CALLOWAY CO. KY 01/29/2008 17:28 CST-6 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HENDERSON HENDERSON CO. KY 01/29/2008 17:30 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 61 kts. EG 0 0 40.00K 0.00K
KUTTAWA LYON CO. KY 01/29/2008 17:30 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 56 kts. EG 0 0 40.00K 0.00K
MURRAY CALLOWAY CO. KY 01/29/2008 17:30 CST-6 Funnel Cloud 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DERBY WEBSTER CO. KY 01/29/2008 17:35 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 3.00K 0.00K
LINTON TRIGG CO. KY 01/29/2008 17:45 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 61 kts. EG 0 0 75.00K 0.00K
PRINCETON CALDWELL CO. KY 01/29/2008 17:45 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
DAWSON SPGS HOPKINS CO. KY 01/29/2008 17:53 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 56 kts. EG 0 0 80.00K 0.00K
OWENSBORO DAVIESS CO. KY 01/29/2008 18:00 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
CROFTON CHRISTIAN CO. KY 01/29/2008 18:05 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 61 kts. EG 0 1 250.00K 0.00K
POWDERLY MUHLENBERG CO. KY 01/29/2008 18:20 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 25.00K 0.00K
TRENTON TODD CO. KY 01/29/2008 18:20 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 65 kts. EG 0 0 75.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 1 1.398M 0.00K