Eastern Kentucky Weather

Storms Are Out

The storms packed quite a punch on Tuesday afternoon/evening. Now the cool air will begin to creep back into the mountains.

I mentioned the severe weather threat on Monday and Mother Nature delivered on Tuesday. Many counties were under tornado warnings & severe thunderstorm warnings.

Here are the storm reports as of 8:18pm

PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT...SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSON KY
818 PM EDT TUE OCT 26 2010

..TIME...   ...EVENT...      ...CITY LOCATION...     ...LAT.LON...
..DATE...   ....MAG....      ..COUNTY LOCATION..ST.. ...SOURCE....
            ..REMARKS..

1000 AM     NON-TSTM WND DMG HYDEN                   37.16N 83.37W
10/26/2010                   LESLIE             KY   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            NUMEROUS TREES DOWN COUNTY WIDE.

1047 AM     NON-TSTM WND DMG WHITLEY CITY            36.72N 84.48W
10/26/2010                   MCCREARY           KY   DEPT OF HIGHWAYS

            TELEPHONE LINES DOWN ON NORTH 1651.

1209 PM     NON-TSTM WND DMG KEAVY                   37.00N 84.17W
10/26/2010                   LAUREL             KY   TRAINED SPOTTER

            SEVERAL LARGE LIMBS BLOWN DOWN ON HIGHWAY 363.

1252 PM     NON-TSTM WND DMG 6 NW STEARNS            36.76N 84.55W
10/26/2010                   MCCREARY           KY   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            POWER LINES AND TELEPHONE LINES DOWN.

0150 PM     NON-TSTM WND DMG 2 E KIMPER              37.50N 82.31W
10/26/2010                   PIKE               KY   EMERGENCY MNGR

            TREE DOWN BLOCKING ONE LANE OF TRAFFIC.

0200 PM     NON-TSTM WND DMG CORBIN                  36.94N 84.11W
10/26/2010                   WHITLEY            KY   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            TREES DOWN IN THE NORTH SIDE OF CORBIN AND VARIOUS OTHER
            LOCATIONS THROUGHOUT THE COUNTY.

0200 PM     NON-TSTM WND DMG 4 E IRVINE              37.70N 83.90W
10/26/2010                   ESTILL             KY   DEPT OF HIGHWAYS

            TWO TREES DOWN.

0200 PM     NON-TSTM WND DMG 2 NW THOUSANDSTICKS     37.21N 83.45W
10/26/2010                   LESLIE             KY   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            TREE FELL ACROSS HOUSE.

0210 PM     NON-TSTM WND DMG CUMBERLAND              36.98N 82.99W
10/26/2010                   HARLAN             KY   EMERGENCY MNGR

            ROOF BLOWN OFF OF HOUSE.

0229 PM     TSTM WND DMG     LEVEE                   37.97N 83.94W
10/26/2010                   MONTGOMERY         KY   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            TREE ACROSS ROAD.

0240 PM     TSTM WND DMG     GRASSY LICK             38.08N 84.02W
10/26/2010                   MONTGOMERY         KY   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            BRANCHES HAD TO BE REMOVED FROM ROADWAY IN ORDER FOR
            VEHICLES TO PASS.

0302 PM     TSTM WND DMG     6 N IRVINE              37.78N 83.97W
10/26/2010                   ESTILL             KY   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            TREE FELL ACROSS TWO CARS.

0312 PM     TSTM WND DMG     IRVINE                  37.70N 83.97W
10/26/2010                   ESTILL             KY   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            METAL ROOFING MATERIAL BLOWN ONTO ELECTRIC LINE ON MAIN
            STREET AND BROADWAY.

0342 PM     TSTM WND DMG     1 NE STEUBENVILLE       36.90N 84.79W
10/26/2010                   WAYNE              KY   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            TREE ACROSS HOME ON CORNER OF KINGS HWY AND OLD HWY 90.

0345 PM     TSTM WND DMG     4 SSW ANNVILLE          37.27N 83.99W
10/26/2010                   JACKSON            KY   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            TREE DOWN.

0346 PM     NON-TSTM WND DMG 1 S HARDY               37.60N 82.24W
10/26/2010                   PIKE               KY   EMERGENCY MNGR

            POWER LINES DOWN.

0355 PM     TSTM WND DMG     STURGEON                37.42N 83.78W
10/26/2010                   OWSLEY             KY   DEPT OF HIGHWAYS

            TREE DOWN AT JUNCTION OF RT. 11 AND 846.

0355 PM     TSTM WND DMG     SEXTONS CREEK           37.32N 83.78W
10/26/2010                   CLAY               KY   DEPT OF HIGHWAYS

            TWO TREES DOWN.

0356 PM     TSTM WND DMG     2 NNW WHITLEY CITY      36.75N 84.49W
10/26/2010                   MCCREARY           KY   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            TREE DOWN ON DOC. JONES ROAD.

0356 PM     TSTM WND DMG     5 NE WHITLEY CITY       36.78N 84.41W
10/26/2010                   MCCREARY           KY   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            TREE BLOCKING ROAD AT SAND HILL.

0410 PM     TSTM WND DMG     MORRIS FORK             37.38N 83.52W
10/26/2010                   BREATHITT          KY   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            TREES DOWN.

0415 PM     TSTM WND DMG     QUICKSAND               37.53N 83.34W
10/26/2010                   BREATHITT          KY   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            TREES DOWN.

0415 PM     TSTM WND DMG     2 SW HADDIX             37.47N 83.37W
10/26/2010                   BREATHITT          KY   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            TREES DOWN.

0415 PM     TSTM WND DMG     JACKSON                 37.56N 83.38W
10/26/2010                   BREATHITT          KY   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            TREES DOWN ON RAIL ROAD STREET.

0508 PM     TSTM WND DMG     INEZ                    37.87N 82.54W
10/26/2010                   MARTIN             KY   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            TREES DOWN.

0513 PM     HAIL             INEZ                    37.87N 82.54W
10/26/2010  E0.75 INCH       MARTIN             KY   EMERGENCY MNGR

0515 PM     TSTM WND DMG     WARFIELD                37.84N 82.42W
10/26/2010                   MARTIN             KY   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            TREES DOWN.

0608 PM     TSTM WND DMG     MIDDLESBORO             36.61N 83.72W
10/26/2010 BELL KY LAW ENFORCEMENT

NUMEROUS TREES DOWN AND SOME STRUCTURES DAMAGED NEAR THE
MALL...ALONG 12TH STREET AND ALONG 19TH STREET. ROOF
BLOWN OFF OF HICKMANS BUILDING SUPPLY AND MALL ROOF
DAMAGED. LARGE SYCAMORE TREE DOWN AT THE CORNER OF 29TH
AND CUMBERLAND HAS TAKEN DOWN POWER LINES. POWER OUT ON
EAST END OF TOWN.
0608 PM TSTM WND DMG 7 NE VIRGIE 37.41N 82.49W 10/26/2010 PIKE KY EMERGENCY MNGR TREE DOWN BLOCKING ONE LANE AT THE MOUTH OF GARDNER FORK OF GREASY CREEK. 0614 PM NON-TSTM WND DMG 1 W EUBANK 37.28N 84.67W 10/26/2010 PULASKI KY LAW ENFORCEMENT TREE ON POWER LINES ON OLD SOMERSET SANDFORD ROAD.

Pay close attention to the Middlesboro storm report. I have it in BOLD print above. Numerous reports coming in suggest that a tornado touched down in that area. I can tell you that there was a storm that blew through Bell County... I can also tell you that it didn't look that impressive on radar. However, given the conditions of the atmosphere on Tuesday afternoon a brief tornado could have briefly spun up and moved through those areas in the report. I can also tell you that many cases like this end up being caused by straightline winds. I'm not sure without seeing the damage firsthand. At last check... the NWS will likely send out a storm survey team to determine what caused the damage. We'll know for sure by Wednesday afternoon.

The cooler air will now become the big story. Not that it should... highs are going to be closer to normal and a little under later this week.

I'll talk more about that on Wednesday!

C-Ya Bye

 

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