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

Widespread severe thunderstorms occurred across most of south-central Indiana and central Kentucky during evening hours of Tuesday, July 13, 2004. An intense derecho developed over Illinois and Indiana during the afternoon and then plummeted southward into southern Indiana and central Kentucky, producing winds estimated near 70 to 80 MPH in some locations. During the overnight hours, scattered severe thunderstorms continued to develop within an unstable air mass, mainly producing large hail.

View a radar animation of the derecho as it passed through the area. Note the file is 2 MB large.

The following is a text summary of severe weather phenomena from that day. Note that the list is quite long.

..TIME...   ...EVENT...     ...CITY LOCATION...      ...LAT.LON...
..DATE... ....MAG.... ..COUNTY LOCATION...ST.. ...SOURCE....
..REMARKS..
0730 PM     TSTM WND GST     JASPER                  38.39N 86.94W 
07/13/2004 70 MPH DUBOIS IN AMATEUR RADIO
WIND GUST TO 70 MPH.
0735 PM     TSTM WND DMG     ORLEANS                 38.66N 86.45W 
07/13/2004 ORANGE IN AMATEUR RADIO
NUMEROUS TREES DOWN.
0735 PM     TSTM WND DMG     ORLEANS                 38.66N 86.45W 
07/13/2004 ORANGE IN AMATEUR RADIO
NUMEROUS TREES DOWN.
0740 PM     TSTM WND DMG     SALEM                   38.60N 86.10W 
07/13/2004 WASHINGTON IN LAW ENFORCEMENT
NUMEROUS TREES DOWN COUNTYWIDE.
0745 PM     TSTM WND DMG     MILLTOWN                38.34N 86.27W 
07/13/2004 CRAWFORD IN EMERGENCY MNGR
NUMEROUS TREES DOWN.
0751 PM     TSTM WND DMG     SIBERIA                 38.23N 86.73W 
07/13/2004 PERRY IN AMATEUR RADIO
NUMEROUS TREES AND TREE LIMBS DOWN. WIND GUST TO 65 MPH.
0802 PM     TSTM WND DMG     TELL CITY               37.95N 86.76W 
07/13/2004 PERRY IN EMERGENCY MNGR
TREES DOWN.
0805 PM     TSTM WND DMG     TELL CITY               37.95N 86.76W 
07/13/2004 PERRY IN TRAINED SPOTTER
ROOF OF HOUSE AT BRISTOL AND ST. MARKS./HWY 145.
0813 PM     TSTM WND DMG     MADISON                 38.76N 85.38W 
07/13/2004 JEFFERSON IN LAW ENFORCEMENT
POWER LINES DOWN IN DEPUTY.
0816 PM     TSTM WND DMG     HARDINSBURG             37.78N 86.46W 
07/13/2004 BRECKINRIDGE KY EMERGENCY MNGR
TREES AND POWERLINES DOWN ACROOS THE COUNTY. STRUCTURE 
DAMAGE REPORTED.
0819 PM     TSTM WND DMG     BRANDENBURG             38.00N 86.18W 
07/13/2004 MEADE KY NWS EMPLOYEE
POWERLINES DOWN.
0820 PM     TSTM WND DMG     BRANDENBURG             38.00N 86.18W 
07/13/2004 MEADE KY NWS EMPLOYEE
NUMEROUS TREES DOWN...DOCKS DAMAGED...BOATS MISSING AT 
DOE VALLEY..
0820 PM     TSTM WND GST     FLOYDS KNOBS            38.32N 85.87W 
07/13/2004 70 MPH FLOYD IN EMERGENCY MNGR
NUMEROUS TREES DOWN.
0821 PM     TSTM WND DMG     LEWISPORT               37.93N 86.90W 
07/13/2004 HANCOCK KY TRAINED SPOTTER
NUMEROUS TREES AND POWERLINES DOWN.
0821 PM     TSTM WND GST     VALLEY CITY             38.10N 86.22W 
07/13/2004 60 MPH HARRISON IN AMATEUR RADIO
0823 PM     TSTM WND DMG     BRANDENBURG             38.00N 86.18W 
07/13/2004 MEADE KY NWS EMPLOYEE
TREES DOWN IN DOE VALLEY.
0825 PM     TSTM WND GST     JEFFERSONVILLE          38.30N 85.73W 
07/13/2004 70 MPH CLARK IN NWS EMPLOYEE
POWER OUT.
0830 PM     TSTM WND DMG     BEDFORD                 38.59N 85.32W 
07/13/2004 TRIMBLE KY LAW ENFORCEMENT
TREES AND POWERLINES DOWN COUNTYWIDE.
0830 PM     TSTM WND DMG     LEITCHFIELD             37.48N 86.29W 
07/13/2004 GRAYSON KY EMERGENCY MNGR
TREES AND POWERLINES DOWN.
0835 PM     TSTM WND DMG     NEW CASTLE              38.43N 85.17W 
07/13/2004 HENRY KY EMERGENCY MNGR
TREES AND POWERLINES DOWN ACROSS THE COUNTY.
0838 PM     TSTM WND DMG     2 N LA GRANGE           38.43N 85.38W 
07/13/2004 OLDHAM KY EMERGENCY MNGR
CHIMMNEY OF HOUSE BLOWN OFF.
0839 PM     TSTM WND GST     LOUISVILLE              38.22N 85.74W 
07/13/2004 60 MPH JEFFERSON KY NWS EMPLOYEE
MEASURED AT LOUISVILLE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.
0839 PM     TSTM WND DMG     SHEPHERDSVILLE          37.99N 85.71W 
07/13/2004 BULLITT KY EMERGENCY MNGR
TRESS AND POWERLINES DOWN ACROSS THE COUNTY.
0840 PM     TSTM WND DMG     LOUISVILLE              38.22N 85.74W 
07/13/2004 JEFFERSON KY BROADCAST MEDIA
LOUISVILLE GAS AND ELECTRIC REPORTS MOST POWER LINE 
DAMAGE IN JEFFERSON COUNTY SINCE 1974 SUPER OUTBREAK.
0840 PM     TSTM WND DMG     LOUISVILLE              38.22N 85.74W 
07/13/2004 JEFFERSON KY BROADCAST MEDIA
OVER 100,000 PEOPLE WITHOUT POWER ACROSS JEFFERSON 
COUNTY.
0840 PM     TSTM WND GST     FORT KNOX               37.89N 85.96W 
07/13/2004 74 MPH HARDIN KY OFFICIAL NWS OBS
0840 PM     TSTM WND DMG     BEAVER DAM              37.41N 86.88W 
07/13/2004 OHIO KY TRAINED SPOTTER
NUMEROUS TREES DOWN.
0840 PM     TSTM WND DMG     HAWESVILLE              37.90N 86.76W 
07/13/2004 HANCOCK KY EMERGENCY MNGR
TREES AND POWERLINES DOWN COUNTYWIDE.
0845 PM     TSTM WND DMG     SHELBYVILLE             38.22N 85.23W 
07/13/2004 SHELBY KY AMATEUR RADIO
NUMEROUS TREES DOWN.
0845 PM     TSTM WND DMG     SHEPHERDSVILLE          37.99N 85.71W 
07/13/2004 BULLITT KY PUBLIC
TREES DOWN.ROOF OFF HOUSE.
0845 PM     TSTM WND DMG     SMITHFIELD              38.39N 85.26W 
07/13/2004 HENRY KY AMATEUR RADIO
TREES DOWN.
0847 PM     TSTM WND GST     MORGANTOWN              37.22N 86.70W 
07/13/2004 0 MPH BUTLER KY EMERGENCY MNGR
TREES AND POWERLINES DOWN. FUNNEL CLOUDS REPORTED BY 
PUBLIC.
0850 PM     HAIL             3 N SHELBYVILLE         38.26N 85.23W 
07/13/2004 1.00 INCH SHELBY KY AMATEUR RADIO
0854 PM     TSTM WND GST     PRICEVILLE              37.37N 85.98W 
07/13/2004 75 MPH HART KY TRAINED SPOTTER
TREES DOWN.
0855 PM     TSTM WND DMG     HODGENVILLE             37.57N 85.74W 
07/13/2004 LARUE KY EMERGENCY MNGR
STRUCTURE DAMAGE.POWERLINE AND TREES DOWN COUNTYWIDE.
0856 PM     TSTM WND DMG     1 S SHELBYVILLE         38.20N 85.23W 
07/13/2004 SHELBY KY AMATEUR RADIO
NUMEROUS TREES DOWN.
0900 PM     TSTM WND GST     TAYLORSVILLE            38.03N 85.34W 
07/13/2004 70 MPH SPENCER KY TRAINED SPOTTER
STRUCTURE DAMAGE ACROSS COUNTY. TREES AND POWERLINES DOWN
COUNTYWIDE.
0900 PM     TSTM WND DMG     10 N BOWLING GREEN      37.12N 86.44W 
07/13/2004 WARREN KY TRAINED SPOTTER
TREES DOWN.
0900 PM     TSTM WND DMG     BROWNSVILLE             37.19N 86.26W 
07/13/2004 EDMONSON KY EMERGENCY MNGR
POWERLINES AND TREES DOWN ACROSS THE COUNTY. ONE FUNNEL 
CLOUD REPORTED BY PUBLIC.
0900 PM     TSTM WND GST     BARDSTOWN               37.81N 85.46W 
07/13/2004 70 MPH NELSON KY NWS EMPLOYEE
0905 PM     TSTM WND GST     WADDY                   38.13N 85.07W 
07/13/2004 60 MPH SHELBY KY AMATEUR RADIO
TREES DOWN.
0905 PM     TSTM WND GST     5 E BARDSTOWN           37.81N 85.37W 
07/13/2004 70 MPH NELSON KY TRAINED SPOTTER
TREES DOWN.
0914 PM     TSTM WND DMG     FRANKLIN                36.73N 86.57W 
07/13/2004 SIMPSON KY LAW ENFORCEMENT
TREES AND POWERLINES DOWN COUNTYWIDE.
0915 PM     TSTM WND DMG     CAVE CITY               37.14N 85.96W 
07/13/2004 BARREN KY EMERGENCY MNGR
TREES AND POWER LINES DOWN COUNTYWIDE. SOME STRUCTURE 
DAMAGE IN CAVE CITY.
0919 PM     TSTM WND DMG     SCOTTSVILLE             36.75N 86.20W 
07/13/2004 ALLEN KY EMERGENCY MNGR
TREES AND POWERLINES DOWN ACROSS THE COUNTY.
0920 PM     TSTM WND DMG     CECILIA                 37.67N 85.95W 
07/13/2004 HARDIN KY EMERGENCY MNGR
NUMEROUS TREES DOWN. CELL TOWER BLOWN OVER. TREES DOWN ON
TRAILERS. POWERLINES DOWN.
0920 PM     TSTM WND DMG     EDMONTON                36.98N 85.62W 
07/13/2004 METCALFE KY EMERGENCY MNGR
TREES AND POWERLINES DOWN ACROSS THE COUNTY.
0922 PM     TSTM WND DMG     LAWRENCEBURG            38.03N 84.89W 
07/13/2004 ANDERSON KY EMERGENCY MNGR
TREES AND POWERLINES DOWN ACROSS THE COUNTY. VARIOUS 
TRANSFORMERS EXPLODED.
0924 PM     TSTM WND DMG     CAMPBELLSVILLE          37.35N 85.35W 
07/13/2004 TAYLOR KY EMERGENCY MNGR
TREES AND POWERLINES DOWN COUNTYWIDE.
0925 PM     TSTM WND GST     ELIZABETHTOWN           37.70N 85.87W 
07/13/2004 70 MPH HARDIN KY TRAINED SPOTTER
0930 PM     TSTM WND DMG     LEBANON                 37.57N 85.25W 
07/13/2004 MARION KY TRAINED SPOTTER
TREES DOWN.
0935 PM     TSTM WND GST     FRANKLIN                36.73N 86.57W 
07/13/2004 80 MPH SIMPSON KY EMERGENCY MNGR
0935 PM     TSTM WND DMG     HARRODSBURG             37.77N 84.85W 
07/13/2004 MERCER KY EMERGENCY MNGR
TREES AND POWERLINES DOWN ACROSS THE COUNTY.
0938 PM     TSTM WND DMG     TOMPKINSVILLE           36.70N 85.69W 
07/13/2004 MONROE KY EMERGENCY MNGR
TREES AND POWERLINES DOWN COUNTY WIDE.
0940 PM     TSTM WND GST     ADAIRVILLE              36.67N 86.85W 
07/13/2004 60 MPH LOGAN KY TRAINED SPOTTER
0940 PM     TSTM WND DMG     FRANKFORT               38.19N 84.87W 
07/13/2004 FRANKLIN KY EMERGENCY MNGR
TREES DOWN ALONG HWY 460 TOWARD GEORGETOWN.
0940 PM     TSTM WND DMG     LEXINGTON               38.04N 84.46W 
07/13/2004 FAYETTE KY BROADCAST MEDIA
BARN ROOF BLOWN OFF.
0940 PM     TSTM WND DMG     VERSAILLES              38.05N 84.73W 
07/13/2004 WOODFORD KY EMERGENCY MNGR
TREES AND POWERLINES DOWN ACROSS THE COUNTY.
0940 PM     TSTM WND DMG     LEXINGTON               38.04N 84.46W 
07/13/2004 FAYETTE KY BROADCAST MEDIA
TOBACCO WAREHOUSE ROOF PEELED BACK.
0950 PM     TSTM WND GST     LEXINGTON               38.65N 85.62W 
07/13/2004 60 MPH SCOTT IN TRAINED SPOTTER
REPORTED IN SOUTHERN PORTION OF LEXINGTON.
0950 PM     TSTM WND GST     LEXINGTON               38.04N 84.46W 
07/13/2004 60 MPH FAYETTE KY TRAINED SPOTTER
REPORTED IN SOUTHERN PORTION OF LEXINGTON.
0952 PM     TSTM WND GST     BURKESVILLE             36.79N 85.37W 
07/13/2004 70 MPH CUMBERLAND KY EMERGENCY MNGR
ROOFS OFF IN CITY. TREES DOWN COUNTYWIDE.
0952 PM     TSTM WND DMG     LIBERTY                 37.32N 84.93W 
07/13/2004 CASEY KY EMERGENCY MNGR
TWO PORCHES BLOWNAWAY.
0958 PM     TSTM WND DMG     JAMESTOWN               36.99N 85.07W 
07/13/2004 RUSSELL KY EMERGENCY MNGR
TREES AND POWERLINES DOWN COUNTYWIDE.
1005 PM     TSTM WND DMG     ALBANY                  36.69N 85.14W 
07/13/2004 CLINTON KY TRAINED SPOTTER
TREES DOWN AT HWY 127 AND 90.
1006 PM     TSTM WND DMG     LANCASTER               37.62N 84.58W 
07/13/2004 GARRARD KY EMERGENCY MNGR
NUMEROUS TREES AND POWERLINES DOWN.
1009 PM     TSTM WND GST     STANFORD                37.53N 84.66W 
07/13/2004 70 MPH LINCOLN KY EMERGENCY MNGR
TREES DOWN CITY WIDE. POWER LINES DOWN. TREE LIMB DOWN ON
A POLICE CRUISER.
1020 PM     TSTM WND GST     5 E NICHOLASVILLE       37.88N 84.49W 
07/13/2004 65 MPH JESSAMINE KY PUBLIC
1025 PM     TSTM WND DMG     NICHOLASVILLE           37.88N 84.58W 
07/13/2004 JESSAMINE KY EMERGENCY MNGR
SEVERAL TREES DOWN. TRANSFORMERS BLOWN.
1038 PM     TSTM WND DMG     WINCHESTER              38.00N 84.19W 
07/13/2004 CLARK KY EMERGENCY MNGR
FOUR ROADS BLOCKED BY DOWNED TREES.
1100 PM     TSTM WND DMG     RICHMOND                37.74N 84.29W 
07/13/2004 MADISON KY EMERGENCY MNGR
TREES DOWN COUNTYWIDE.
1110 PM     HAIL             TASWELL                 38.33N 86.57W 
07/13/2004 0.50 INCH CRAWFORD IN EMERGENCY MNGR
1210 AM     HAIL             BRANDENBURG             38.00N 86.18W 
07/14/2004 1.00 INCH MEADE KY EMERGENCY MNGR
BARN FIRE IN ANDYVILLE.
1253 AM     HAIL             2 SE ELIZABETHTOWN      37.68N 85.85W 
07/14/2004 1.75 INCH HARDIN KY LAW ENFORCEMENT
1253 AM     HAIL             ELIZABETHTOWN           37.70N 85.87W 
07/14/2004 1.75 INCH HARDIN KY LAW ENFORCEMENT
1255 AM     HAIL             ELIZABETHTOWN           37.70N 85.87W 
07/14/2004 1.00 INCH HARDIN KY TRAINED SPOTTER
0145 AM     HAIL             LEXINGTON               38.65N 85.62W 
07/14/2004 1.00 INCH SCOTT IN FIRE DEPT/RESCUE
0145 AM     HAIL             BUCKNER                 38.38N 85.43W 
07/14/2004 0.88 INCH OLDHAM KY LAW ENFORCEMENT
0207 AM     HAIL             PAOLI                   38.56N 86.47W 
07/14/2004 0.75 INCH ORANGE IN LAW ENFORCEMENT
0210 AM     HAIL             8 E SCOTTSVILLE         36.75N 86.05W 
07/14/2004 1.75 INCH ALLEN KY LAW ENFORCEMENT

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