A line of very strong storms has moved across the region. It produced wind speeds up to 70mph as it raced across Kentucky at the same speed.
We have received damage reports from one end of our coverage area to the other. Trees down... roofs blown off... RV's overturned... I mean we had a real mess on our hands. Some that just recently got power back have lost it again! Severe weather never comes at a good time... but this was truly a terrible time! We did have a few Tornado Warnings issued for numerous counties. There have been damage reports in those counties so now we wait until assessment teams review these areas to truly make a determination.
One thing for sure is that we had a heck of a lot of wind blow through here.
LOCATION COUNTY PKGUST TIME (EST)
BIG SANDY RAWS MARTIN 71 MPH 5:05 PM
MOREHEAD 4NE MESONET ROWAN 67 MPH 4:25 PM
SOMERSET ARPT PULASKI 60 MPH 3:15 PM
LONDON CORBIN ARPT LAUREL 59 MPH 3:50 PM
BARBOURVILLE 3E MESONET KNOX 58 MPH 4:10 PM
JACKSON 3SE MESONET BREATHITT 57 MPH 4:30 PM
MONTICELLO ARPT WAYNE 56 MPH 3:02 PM
PEABODY RAWS CLAY 55 MPH
JACKSON NWS BREATHITT 54 MPH 4:47 PM
MCKEE 5S MESONET JACKSON 53 MPH 4:20 PM
TRIANGLE MTN RAWS ROWAN 52 MPH
KOOMER RAWS WOLFE 50 MPH 4:20 PM
YELLOW CREEK RAWS BELL 47 MPH
High winds remain a threat through the overnight period. We could still see non-storm related wind
speeds up to 40 or 40mph
We have a ton of pics in our iWitness link and inside our severe weather story on our homepage.