April 3, 2007


After weeks of much warmer than normal temperatures, a powerful cold front brought severe storms to much of the region, bringing the balmy weather to an abrupt and dramatic end.  Wind damage and hail were reported from many locations, and tornadoes swept across Taylor County and southern Casey County.

Severe weather reports

The tornado in Casey County was rated as a high-end EF1, with top wind speeds of 105 mph.  There were no injuries or fatalities.  The path length was 13 miles long, with a width of 75 to 200 yards.  The tornado skipped, with most damage on ridgetops.   Touchdown was at 8:23pm EDT.

Tornado track

Many thanks to all who sent us photographs!

See our special page for the Taylor County EF0 tornado

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hail Baseball sized hail near Bonnieville, Kentucky, in Hart County. Damage to cars and home siding was reported in the vicinity. Annette Puckett
greenhouse  This small greenhouse was blown about nine feet in strong winds at Auburn, Kentucky.  Allen Corum
Austin shelf  A shelf cloud near Austin, Indiana.  Jeanne Newton
hail  Huge hail at Bonnieville. 
hail in a glass  Huge hail at Bonnieville.
dark in BWG  Storm clouds approaching Bowling Green, Kentucky. Crystal Bergman
stormy in Bullitt  Darkening skies associated with a fast approaching shelf cloud near Bullitt County East High School. Michael Montgomery
Crawford County  Large hail of at least golfball size in Crawford County, Indiana. Wade Bell
hail in hand  Another shot of the large hail in Crawford County. Wade Bell
Georgetown, KY  Ominous looking shelf cloud approaching Georgetown, Kentucky. Skylar Hopper
big hail  Impressive hail two and a half miles north of Bonnieville, Kentucky.  Tom and Phyllis Atteberry
grab some hail  Impressive hail two and a half miles north of Bonnieville.  Tom and Phyllis Atteberry
hail rules  Impressive hail two and a half miles north of Bonnieville.  Tom and Phyllis Atteberry
Leitchfield hail  Hail at Leitchfield, Kentucky.  John House
Leitchfield hail  Hail at Leitchfield, Kentucky.  John House
Magnolia wall  Wall cloud near Magnolia, Kentucky at 7:30 PM. Jeremy Nunn
hailstones  Up to baseball sized hail in Hart County. Sarah Priddy
Shelf!  Shelf cloud approaching Ramsey, Indiana. Alan Stewart
Dark skies  Turbulent skies at Munfordville, Kentucky.  Renita Sullivan
Dark clouds  Leading edge of a roll/shelf cloud approaching Corydon, Indiana. Scott Taylor
classic wall  Classic wall cloud viewed from Taylor County, Kentucky approximately 2-3 miles west of Campbellsville on KY 210 at the intersection of Salem Church Rd. Photo was taken looking to the north. Photo by Dispatcher Adam Dobson of Campbellsville-Taylor County E-911.
Winchester, KY  Shelf cloud at Winchester, Kentucky.  Christopher Huff
 Versailles  Storm clouds move in to Versailles, Kentucky.  Steve Blake
 Allendale Though this formation looks like a funnel cloud at first glance, it is more likely a roll cloud or possibly a kind of low cloud meteorologists call "scud," which is often found in moist updrafts feeding a storm.  Allendale, Kentucky.  Justin Dial
 Campbellsville  A wall cloud near the Green/Taylor County line.  This storm would go on to produce a small tornado in Taylor County.  Shanon O'Banion
Campbellsville A wall cloud near the Green/Taylor County line.  This storm would go on to produce a small tornado in Taylor County.  Shanon O'Banion
Cambellsville Another view of a wall cloud, in Taylor County.  Shanon O'Banion
Campbellsville A possible funnel cloud in Taylor County.  Shanon O'Banion
Campbellsville A possible funnel cloud in Taylor County.  Shanon O'Banion
   

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