6 July 2004
central Kentucky and southern Indiana
High Winds and Large Hail

Widespread severe thunderstorms occurred across portions of south-central Indiana and central Kentucky during the afternoon and early evening hours of Tuesday, July 6, 2004. Scattered severe thunderstorms developed within a very unstable summertime airmass, producing numerous boundary collisions, which yielded even more strong to severe thunderstorms.

A classic shelf cloud ahead of one of the storms. Photographed by one of our cooperative observers, Dan Draper, in Adairville, Kentucky.

The following is a text summary of severe weather phenomena from that day.

PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT ... SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LOUISVILLE KY
549 PM EDT WED JUL 07 2004
..TIME...   ...EVENT...     ...CITY LOCATION...      ...LAT.LON...
..DATE... ....MAG.... ..COUNTY LOCATION...ST.. ...SOURCE....
..REMARKS..
0342 PM     HAIL             TELL CITY               37.95N 86.76W 
07/06/2004 0.75 INCH PERRY IN LAW ENFORCEMENT
0345 PM     TSTM WND DMG     HAWESVILLE              37.90N 86.76W 
07/06/2004 HANCOCK KY LAW ENFORCEMENT
TREES AND POWER LINES DOWN COUNTYWIDE.
0403 PM     HAIL             HUNTINGBURG             38.30N 86.96W 
07/06/2004 1.00 INCH DUBOIS IN LAW ENFORCEMENT
0405 PM     HAIL             WEST FORK               38.23N 86.53W 
07/06/2004 1.00 INCH CRAWFORD IN LAW ENFORCEMENT
0412 PM     TSTM WND GST     8 S FRENCH LICK         38.43N 86.62W 
07/06/2004 60 MPH ORANGE IN LAW ENFORCEMENT
0434 PM     TSTM WND DMG     CORYDON                 38.21N 86.13W 
07/06/2004 HARRISON IN LAW ENFORCEMENT
TREES DOWNED.
0445 PM     TSTM WND DMG     MORGANTOWN              37.22N 86.70W 
07/06/2004 BUTLER KY LAW ENFORCEMENT
TREES DOWNED.
0500 PM     TSTM WND DMG     NEW ALBANY              38.30N 85.83W 
07/06/2004 FLOYD IN LAW ENFORCEMENT
POWER LINES WERE DOWNED.
0515 PM     HAIL             LOUISVILLE              38.22N 85.74W 
07/06/2004 1.00 INCH JEFFERSON KY LAW ENFORCEMENT
0520 PM     HAIL             3 W CAMPBELLSVILLE      37.35N 85.40W 
07/06/2004 0.88 INCH TAYLOR KY LAW ENFORCEMENT
POWER LINES WERE ALSO DOWNED BY THUNDERSTORM WINDS.
0530 PM     HAIL             ST. MATTHEWS            38.25N 85.64W 
07/06/2004 1.00 INCH JEFFERSON KY TRAINED SPOTTER
QUARTER SIZE HAIL FELL AT MALL ST. MATTHEWS.
0530 PM     TSTM WND DMG     LA GRANGE               38.40N 85.38W 
07/06/2004 OLDHAM KY LAW ENFORCEMENT
POWER LINES AND TREES WERE DOWNED COUNTYWIDE.
0530 PM     HAIL             MIDDLETOWN              38.24N 85.52W 
07/06/2004 1.75 INCH JEFFERSON KY TRAINED SPOTTER
0535 PM     HAIL             LOUISVILLE              38.22N 85.74W 
07/06/2004 2.00 INCH JEFFERSON KY TRAINED SPOTTER
0546 PM     TSTM WND DMG     SONORA                  37.52N 85.89W 
07/06/2004 HARDIN KY LAW ENFORCEMENT
POWER LINES WERE DOWNED.
0550 PM     TSTM WND DMG     BEDFORD                 38.59N 85.32W 
07/06/2004 TRIMBLE KY LAW ENFORCEMENT
NUMEROUS LARGE TREE LIMBS WERE BLOWN DOWN.
0554 PM     HAIL             SPRINGFIELD             37.69N 85.22W 
07/06/2004 1.00 INCH WASHINGTON KY TRAINED SPOTTER
0600 PM     TSTM WND GST     FRANKLIN                36.73N 86.57W 
07/06/2004 60 MPH SIMPSON KY LAW ENFORCEMENT
0600 PM     TSTM WND DMG     CAMPBELLSBURG           38.53N 85.21W 
07/06/2004 HENRY KY LAW ENFORCEMENT
POWER LINES WERE DOWNED.
0602 PM     TSTM WND DMG     MUNFORDVILLE            37.28N 85.90W 
07/06/2004 HART KY LAW ENFORCEMENT
TREES AND POWER LINES WERE DOWN OVER MUCH OF CENTRAL HART
COUNTY.
0610 PM     TSTM WND DMG     MT. ARIEAL              36.75N 86.38W 
07/06/2004 ALLEN KY LAW ENFORCEMENT
TREES AND POWER LINES WERE DOWN OVER THE WESTERN PART OF 
THE COUNTY.
0610 PM     TSTM WND DMG     MT. ARIEAL              36.75N 86.38W 
07/06/2004 ALLEN KY LAW ENFORCEMENT
TREES AND POWER LINES WERE DOWNED OVER THE WESTERN PART 
OF THE COUNTY.
0635 PM     TSTM WND DMG     GREENSBURG              37.26N 85.50W 
07/06/2004 GREEN KY LAW ENFORCEMENT
TREES AND POWER LINES WERE DOWN COUNTYWIDE.
0637 PM     HAIL             BAGDAD                  38.27N 85.05W 
07/06/2004 0.75 INCH SHELBY KY LAW ENFORCEMENT
0640 PM     TSTM WND DMG     JASPER                  38.39N 86.94W 
07/06/2004 DUBOIS IN LAW ENFORCEMENT
NUMEROUS LARGE TREE LIMBS WERE DOWN NEAR HIGHWAY 45.
0645 PM     HAIL             5 W FRANKFORT           38.19N 84.96W 
07/06/2004 0.88 INCH FRANKLIN KY PUBLIC
0650 PM     TSTM WND DMG     CUMBERLAND CITY         36.80N 85.07W 
07/06/2004 CLINTON KY LAW ENFORCEMENT
TREES WERE DOWNED. MARBLE SIZE HAIL WAS ALSO REPORTED.
0654 PM     HAIL             STANFORD                37.53N 84.66W 
07/06/2004 1.75 INCH LINCOLN KY LAW ENFORCEMENT
0654 PM     TSTM WND DMG     8 SE CAMPBELLSVILLE     37.27N 85.25W 
07/06/2004 TAYLOR KY LAW ENFORCEMENT
TREES WERE DOWNED AND A PICKUP TRUCK WAS OVERTURNED.
0655 PM     TSTM WND DMG     DANVILLE                37.64N 84.77W 
07/06/2004 BOYLE KY LAW ENFORCEMENT
TREES WERE DOWNED.
0705 PM     TSTM WND DMG     BRYANTSVILLE            37.72N 84.65W 
07/06/2004 GARRARD KY LAW ENFORCEMENT
TREES WERE DOWNED.
0705 PM     HAIL             ALBANY                  36.69N 85.14W 
07/06/2004 1.75 INCH CLINTON KY LAW ENFORCEMENT
0715 PM     HAIL             GLENS FORK              37.02N 85.25W 
07/06/2004 1.75 INCH ADAIR KY LAW ENFORCEMENT
0715 PM     TSTM WND DMG     GLENS FORK              37.02N 85.25W 
07/06/2004 ADAIR KY LAW ENFORCEMENT
TREES WERE DOWNED AND AN OUTBUILDING WAS BLOWN OVER.
0730 PM     HAIL             STANFORD                37.53N 84.66W 
07/06/2004 1.75 INCH LINCOLN KY LAW ENFORCEMENT
QUARTER TO GOLF BALL SIZE HAIL IN STANFORD.
0730 PM     TSTM WND DMG     4 NW RICHMOND           37.78N 84.35W 
07/06/2004 MADISON KY LAW ENFORCEMENT
TREES DOWN.
0740 PM     TSTM WND DMG     LANCASTER               37.62N 84.58W 
07/06/2004 GARRARD KY LAW ENFORCEMENT
TREES DOWN COUNTYWIDE.
0745 PM     TSTM WND DMG     CYNTHIANA               38.39N 84.30W 
07/06/2004 HARRISON KY LAW ENFORCEMENT
TREES DOWN ACROSS ROADS.
0745 PM     TSTM WND DMG     MILLERSBURG             38.30N 84.15W 
07/06/2004 BOURBON KY LAW ENFORCEMENT
TREES DOWN.
0805 PM     TSTM WND DMG     CARLISLE                38.31N 84.04W 
07/06/2004 NICHOLAS KY LAW ENFORCEMENT
TREES DOWN COUNTYWIDE.
0818 PM     TSTM WND DMG     4 SSE RICHMOND          37.69N 84.27W 
07/06/2004 MADISON KY LAW ENFORCEMENT
TREES AND POWER LINES WERE DOWNED AT TERRILL.

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