Re-Cap Of A Wild Weather Day

It looked and felt a whole lot like spring out there on Monday. It was the last day of Meteorological Winter... by the way... lol

Storms rolled across the area during the early morning hours in eastern KY. Thunder probably brought many of you out of the bed and onto your feet! It was an explosive morning here in east KY. Folks back in my home county, Magoffin, had all kinds of problems directly associated with the strong winds. Other areas also had to deal with a pounding from Mother Nature!

Rainfall totals from the NWS:

Storm reports:

Time Event Location County/State Remarks/Source
6:55 AM
02/28/2011
Thunderstorm Wind Damage Irvine Estill, KY
THE ESTILL COUNTY HIGHWAY DEPT REPORTED THAT NUMEROUS TREES AND POWER LINES HAD BEEN BLOWN DOWN ACROSS THE COUNTY. AREAS AFFECTED INCLUDED RAVENNA, WAGERSVILLE, MCKEE, COW CREEK, AND RICHMOND RD. POWER OUTAGES WERE ALSO REPORTED ACROSS THE COUNTY.
From: DEPT OF HIGHWAYS
7:00 AM
02/28/2011
Thunderstorm Wind Damage Irvine Estill, KY
ESTIL COUNTY EM RELAYED REPORT OF NUMEROUS TREES BLOWN DOWN AROUND THE COUNTY BETWEEN ABOUT 7 AND 10 A.M. 4 TO 5 THOUSAND PEOPLE WERE WITHOUT POWER DURING THE MORNING HOURS.
From: EMERGENCY MNGR
7:00 AM
02/28/2011
Thunderstorm Wind Damage Palmer Estill, KY
TREES WERE BLOWN DOWN ON WINCHESTER ROAD JUST NORTH OF THE TOWN OF PALMER ON THE ESTILL CLARK COUNTY LINE.
From: LAW ENFORCEMENT
7:14 AM
02/28/2011
Thunderstorm Wind Damage Hardwick Powell, KY
POWELL COUNTY EM RELAYED NUMEROUS REPORTS OF LARGE TREES DOWN AND SEVERAL OUT BUILDINGS DAMAGED OR HAD ROOFS BLOWN OFF AROUND THE HARDWICK CREEK AREA.
From: EMERGENCY MNGR
7:25 AM
02/28/2011
Thunderstorm Wind Damage 1 S Rogers Wolfe, KY
TREE OF GREATER THAN 12 INCH DIAMETER BLOWN DOWN ONTO POWER LINES BLOCKING HIGHWAY 715 JUST SOUTH OF ROGERS.
From: TRAINED SPOTTER
7:30 AM
02/28/2011
Thunderstorm Wind Damage Toliver Wolfe, KY
TREES WERE BLOWN DOWN ON HWY 1010 IN TOLIVER.
From: LAW ENFORCEMENT
7:38 AM
02/28/2011
Thunderstorm Wind Damage Stacy Fork Morgan, KY
A SPOTTER REPORTED THAT HIS LAWN FURNITURE WAS BEING BLOWN AROUND BY THUNDERSTORM WIND GUSTS 3 MILES SOUTH OF CANEL CITY. PEA SIZE HAIL WAS ALSO FALLING WHEN THE REPORT WAS CALLED IN.
From: TRAINED SPOTTER
7:40 AM
02/28/2011
Thunderstorm Wind Damage Pulaski Pulaski, KY
TREE BRANCHES THE SIZE OF A PERSONS ARM WERE BEING BLOWN DOWN IN THE COMMUNITY OF PULASKI SOUTH OF EUBANK.
From: TRAINED SPOTTER
7:45 AM
02/28/2011
0.25 in. Hail Somerset Pulaski, KY
NUMEROUS REPORTS OF PEA TO DIME SIZED HAIL WERE RECEIVED FROM IN AND AROUND SOMERSET.
From: EMERGENCY MNGR
7:45 AM
02/28/2011
Thunderstorm Wind Damage Beattyville Lee, KY
THE LEE COUNTY SUPERINTENDENT REPORTED THAT ALL OF THE SHOOLS COUNTY WIDE WERE WITHOUT POWER DUE TO THUNDERSTORM WIND GUSTS.
From: PUBLIC
7:46 AM
02/28/2011
53 mph Thunderstorm Wind Gust Wonnie Magoffin, KY
AN AMATUER RADIO OPERATOR MEASURED A 53MPH WIND GUST AND 0.26 INCHES OF RAIN IN ABOUT 30 MINUTES IN WONNIE.
From: AMATEUR RADIO
7:50 AM
02/28/2011
50 mph Thunderstorm Wind Gust Burnside Pulaski, KY
A TRAINED SPOTTER REPORTED A THUNDERSTORM WIND GUST OF 50 MPH IN THE COMMUNITY OF BURNSIDE.
From: TRAINED SPOTTER
7:54 AM
02/28/2011
Thunderstorm Wind Damage 4 W Salyersville Magoffin, KY
ONE DOUBLE WIDE TRAILER WAS BLOWN OVER AND HAD ROOF BLOWN OFF. ONE SINGLE WIDE TRAILER HAD MOST OF ITS ROOF BLOWN OFF. ONE LARGE APPLE TREE WAS UPROOTED. THE DAMAGE HAPPENED AT LONG BRANCH JUST WEST OF SALYERSVILLE.
From: FIRE DEPT/RESCUE
7:57 AM
02/28/2011
0.25 in. Hail Mckee Jackson, KY
PEA SIZED HAIL WAS REPORTED IN THE MCKEE AREA.
From: TRAINED SPOTTER
8:00 AM
02/28/2011
Thunderstorm Wind Damage Salyersville Magoffin, KY
ONE TRAILER BLOW OVER WITHIN THE CITY LIMITS OF SALYERSVILLE.
From: EMERGENCY MNGR
8:15 AM
02/28/2011
0.50 in. Hail Paintsville Johnson, KY
MULTIPLE REPORTS OF DIME SIZE HAIL WERE RECEIVED FROM IN AND AROUND PAINTSVILLE.
From: FIRE DEPT/RESCUE
8:15 AM
02/28/2011
Thunderstorm Wind Damage Somerset Pulaski, KY
THE PULASKI COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGER RECEIVED NUMEROUS REPORTS OF DOWNED TREES AND STRUCTURAL DAMAGE FROM AROUND THE COUNTY. REPORTS WERE RECEIVED OF SHINGLES BEING BLOWN OFF ROOFS AND A CAR PORT WAS BLOWN INTO A STREET CAUSING DAMAGE TO AN OCCUPIED CAR.
From: EMERGENCY MNGR
8:15 AM
02/28/2011
Thunderstorm Wind Damage Jackson Breathitt, KY
NUMEROUS REPORTS OF TREES DOWN AROUND THE COUNTY INCLUDING TALBERT AND JACKSON.
From: DEPT OF HIGHWAYS
8:30 AM
02/28/2011
Thunderstorm Wind Damage 2 N Corbin Laurel, KY
WIND DAMAGE OCCURRED TO A HOUSE AND A BUILDING ON SWEET HOLLOW GOLF COURSE. A MOBILE HOME WAS DAMAGED WHEN A TREE FELL ON IT.
From: PUBLIC
8:35 AM
02/28/2011
Thunderstorm Wind Damage 2 E Corbin Knox, KY
TREES DOWN AND THE ROOF OF A BARN WAS BLOWN OFF ON BUFFALO BRANCH ROAD IN CORBIN IN KNOX COUNTY. ONE RV WAS ALSO REPORTED BLOWN OVER IN THIS LOCATION.
From: EMERGENCY MNGR
8:53 AM
02/28/2011
1 in. Hail Pikeville Pike, KY
QUARTER SIZED HAIL WAS REPORTED IN PIKEVILLE.
From: PUBLIC
9:00 AM
02/28/2011
1 in. Hail 8 SE Whitley City Mccreary, KY
From: TRAINED SPOTTER
9:20 AM
02/28/2011
Thunderstorm Wind Damage Isom Letcher, KY
HWY 160 CLOSED TEMPORARILY DUE TO A TREE ACROSS THE ROAD.
From: DEPT OF HIGHWAYS
9:32 AM
02/28/2011
Thunderstorm Wind Damage Hyden Leslie, KY
NUMEROUS REPORTS OF TREES DOWN THROUGHOUT THE COUNTY.
From: EMERGENCY MNGR
9:35 AM
02/28/2011
Thunderstorm Wind Damage Middlesboro Bell, KY
ONE 8 FOOT BY 12 FOOT SHED WAS MOVED ABOUT 40 FEET BY WIND. A FEW SHINGLES AND SOME SIDING WAS TORN OFF ONE STRUCTURE. ALSO AN UNSUPPORTED CONCRETE BLOCK WALL WAS KNOCKED OVER. LOCATION IN MIDDLESBORO AT THE CORNER OF 23RD AND WINCHESTER.
From: EMERGENCY MNGR
1:30 PM
02/28/2011
Flood Beech Breathitt, KY
BOWLINGS CREEK RD CLOSED DUE TO WATER OVER THE ROAD.
From: DEPT OF HIGHWAYS
1:58 PM
02/28/2011
Flood Isom Letcher, KY
NUMEROUS CREEKS AND STREAMS AROUND THE COUNTY ARE AT OR OUT OF THEIR BANKS...INCLUDING AREAS AROUND THE POOR FORK...BEE TREE CREEK...AND RACE TRACK HOLLOW NEAR HWY 7.
From: DEPT OF HIGHWAYS
2:32 PM
02/28/2011
Flood Frenchburg Menifee, KY
SLATE CREEK IS OUT OF ITS BANKS AT NUMEROUS LOCATIONS AROUND NW MENIFFEE COUNTY NEAR THE MONTGOMERY COUNTY LINE.
From: EMERGENCY MNGR
2:32 PM
02/28/2011
Flood Confluence Leslie, KY
STREAMS AND CREEKS AROUND THE AREA ARE AT OR APPROACHING BANKFULL. A FEW LOW CROSSINGS HAVE WATER OVER THE ROAD.
From: EMERGENCY MNGR
2:35 PM
02/28/2011
Flood 4 NW Whitesburg Letcher, KY
HWY 3401 AT THE DRY FORK COMMUNITY HAS A FOOT OF STANDING WATER OVER THE ROAD.
From: LAW ENFORCEMENT
3:40 PM
02/28/2011
Flood Somerset Pulaski, KY
SEVERAL ROADS ACROSS THE COUNTY ARE PRESENTLY IMPACTED BY HIGH WATER.
From: DEPT OF HIGHWAYS
5:55 PM
02/28/2011
Flood Whitesburg Letcher, KY
SEVERAL ROADS IMPACTED BY FLOODING AT THIS TIME. BEETREE BRANCH...LONG BRANCH AND RED STAR ROAD ARE CLOSED.
From: LAW ENFORCEMENT

The next few days will be much calmer and pretty comfy. Temps will hang out in the 50s!

The weekend could feature more interesting weather. We'll watch that very closely.!

C-Ya Bye

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