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!