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Severe storms ripped across eastern Kentucky.

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. C-Ya Bye

 

 

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