A stationary front draped along the I-64 corridor, combined with high temperatures around 80 degrees and much colder air above 10,000 feet, allowed for a severe thunderstorms to develop and track along the front late on April 28. 

The storms that formed created hail as large as baseballs near French Lick, Indiana, with golf ball size hail reported along a line from Milltown to Palmyra and Georgetown in Indiana and then to the Churchill Downs, Highview, and Fern Creek areas in Louisville, and finally into Taylorsville, where the storm started to weaken.  The radar loop below shows the storm that generated the hail as it travelled toward Louisville.

Below are some pictures taken of the hail across the region.  Click on an image to see a larger version.

Marengo, Indiana

Marengo, Indiana (courtesy of Jenny Caffrey)

Shively, Kentucky hail

Shively, Kentucky (courtesy of Jason Kratzwald)

Fern Creek, Kentucky hail

Fern Creek, Kentucky (courtesy of Greg Watkins)


 Taylorsville, Kentucky hail

Northwest of Taylorsville, Kentucky (courtesy of Jeff Sarver)

Louisville, Kentucky storm

Louisville skyline (courtesy of WLKY)

Fern Creek, Kentucky hail

From Jeffersontown, Kentucky (courtesy of Kris Rau)

Audubon Park, Kentucky hail

Audubon Park, Kentucky (courtesy Tyler Martin)

 Frankfort, Kentucky lightning

Frankfort, Kentucky.  (courtesy Mike Sparks)




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