August 13, 2011

A large thunderstorm developed over southwest Indiana and rolled east during the late afternoon and early evening hours, generally right along Interstate 64.  Wind damage and small hail reports were received from Crawford County, Indiana, through Louisville, all the way to the Lexington area.  Louisville was hardest hit, with over 154,000 Louisville Gas & Electric customers without power at the height of the storm.

Radar loop west of Louisville (mp4)

Radar loop zoomed in on Louisville (mp4)

Radar loop east of Louisville (mp4)

 

Below are photos taken in the Louisville area by Mike Howard.  Click on an image for a larger version.

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Here are a couple of scenes from Georgetown, Kentucky.  The first two are courtesy of Dave Schneider, and the second two are from Ron Malinowski.  Ron measured winds of only 37 mph near this tree damage.

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A preliminary storm report list:

PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT...SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LOUISVILLE KY
1025 AM EDT SUN AUG 14 2011

..TIME...   ...EVENT...      ...CITY LOCATION...     ...LAT.LON...
..DATE...   ....MAG....      ..COUNTY LOCATION..ST.. ...SOURCE....
            ..REMARKS..

0440 PM     TSTM WND DMG     1 NW RICEVILLE          38.33N  86.68W
08/13/2011                   CRAWFORD           IN   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            DISPATCH REPORTS TREES DOWN ALONG INDIANA STATE HIGHWAY
            64 NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF HARDSCRABBLE RD.

0444 PM     TSTM WND DMG     1 WSW TASWELL           38.33N  86.58W
08/13/2011                   CRAWFORD           IN   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            AT LEAST ONE TREE REPORTED DOWN NEAR THE INTERSECTION
            OF INDIANA STATE HIGHWAY 64 AND PATOKA SCHOOL RD.

0506 PM     TSTM WND DMG     1 N LEAVENWORTH         38.21N  86.35W
08/13/2011                   CRAWFORD           IN   AMATEUR RADIO

            REPORT OF TREE DOWN OUTSIDE OF LEAVENWORTH

0512 PM     TSTM WND DMG     MILLTOWN                38.34N  86.27W
08/13/2011                   CRAWFORD           IN   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            DISPATCH REPORTS POWER LINES DOWN ALONG SPEED RD.

0521 PM     TSTM WND DMG     CORYDON                 38.21N  86.13W
08/13/2011                   HARRISON           IN   PUBLIC

            REPORT RELAYED OF TREES DOWN IN THE CORYDON AREA

0535 PM     TSTM WND GST     LANESVILLE              38.24N  85.98W
08/13/2011  E60 MPH          HARRISON           IN   NWS EMPLOYEE

            2 REPORTS RECEIVED OF ESTIMATED WIND GUSTS OF 60 MPH IN
            THE LANESVILLE AREA

0543 PM     TSTM WND DMG     3 WSW ST. JOSEPH        38.38N  85.86W
08/13/2011                   FLOYD              IN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            SMALL TO MEDIUM SIZED TREE LIMBS DOWN NEAR THE
            INTERSECTION OF ST. MARYS AND BANET RDS.

0549 PM     TSTM WND DMG     1 NE LOUISVILLE         38.24N  85.72W
08/13/2011                   JEFFERSON          KY   NWS EMPLOYEE

            TREES DOWN NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF BAXTER AVE. AND
            GRINSTEAD DR.

0553 PM     TSTM WND GST     1 N CEMENTVILLE         38.36N  85.75W
08/13/2011  M65 MPH          CLARK              IN   AWOS

            MEASURED BY AWOS AT CLARK COUNTY AIRPORT

0555 PM     TSTM WND DMG     ST. MATTHEWS            38.25N  85.64W
08/13/2011                   JEFFERSON          KY   TRAINED SPOTTER

            TREE LIMBS REPORTED DOWN... SPOTTER ESTIMATED WINDS OF
            50 MPH

0555 PM     TSTM WND DMG     2 SW ST. MATTHEWS       38.23N  85.66W
08/13/2011                   JEFFERSON          KY   TRAINED SPOTTER

            A CESSNA AIRPLANE OVERTURNED ONTO ANOTHER AIRCRAFT AT
            BOWMAN FILED. SIDING BLEW OFF THE AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL
            TOWER.

0556 PM     TSTM WND DMG     1 NE LOUISVILLE         38.24N  85.73W
08/13/2011                   JEFFERSON          KY   NWS EMPLOYEE

            TREE FELL ON HOUSE

0556 PM     TSTM WND DMG     1 WSW ST. MATTHEWS      38.25N  85.65W
08/13/2011                   JEFFERSON          KY   NWS EMPLOYEE

            NUMEROUS LARGE LIMBS AND POWER LINES DOWN NEAR THE
            INTERSECTION OF BRECKENRIDGE LN. AND NORBOURNE BLVD.

0557 PM     TSTM WND GST     2 SW ST. MATTHEWS       38.23N  85.66W
08/13/2011  M69 MPH          JEFFERSON          KY   ASOS

            RECORDED BY ASOS AT LOUISVILLE BOWMAN FIELD

0558 PM     TSTM WND DMG     3 S ST. MATTHEWS        38.21N  85.64W
08/13/2011                   JEFFERSON          KY   TRAINED SPOTTER

            TREE DOWN ON A HOUSE IN HIKES POINT. 60 MPH WINDS
            ESTIMATED.

0558 PM     TSTM WND DMG     4 WSW MOUNT WASHINGTON  38.03N  85.61W
08/13/2011                   BULLITT            KY   TRAINED SPOTTER

            SMALL TREE LIMBS REPORTED DOWN

0558 PM     TSTM WND DMG     1 SSE LYNDON            38.24N  85.58W
08/13/2011                   JEFFERSON          KY   TRAINED SPOTTER

            MULTIPLE TREES REPORTED DOWN NEAR THE HURSTBOURNE GRAND
            APARTMENTS INCLUDING ONE THAT FELL ON A VEHICLE

0559 PM     TSTM WND DMG     2 W MIDDLETOWN          38.24N  85.55W
08/13/2011                   JEFFERSON          KY   TRAINED SPOTTER

            TREE LIMBS REPORTED DOWN IN THE DOUGLASS HILLS AND
            MIDDLETOWN AREAS ALONG SHELBYVILLE RD.

0600 PM     TSTM WND GST     8 N CYNTHIANA           38.50N  84.30W
08/13/2011  M59 MPH          HARRISON           KY   MESONET

            MESONET REPORTS 58.7 MPH WIND GUST

0600 PM     TSTM WND GST     1 S LOUISVILLE          38.21N  85.74W
08/13/2011  M64 MPH          JEFFERSON          KY   TRAINED SPOTTER

0601 PM     TSTM WND GST     ANCHORAGE               38.27N  85.54W
08/13/2011  E65 MPH          JEFFERSON          KY   TRAINED SPOTTER

0602 PM     TSTM WND DMG     2 SW MIDDLETOWN         38.22N  85.54W
08/13/2011                   JEFFERSON          KY   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            I-64 AT BLANKENBAKER PKWY IS BLOCKED IN BOTH DIRECTIONS
            DUE TO A POWER LINE ACROSS THE ROAD

0605 PM     TSTM WND DMG     2 W PEWEE VALLEY        38.31N  85.52W
08/13/2011                   JEFFERSON          KY   TRAINED SPOTTER

            TREE APPROX. 12 INCHES IN DIAMETER SNAPPED AT THE
            TRUNK... SPOTTER ESTIMATES 65 MPH WINDS

0610 PM     TSTM WND DMG     1 E PROSPECT            38.35N  85.59W
08/13/2011                   JEFFERSON          KY   TRAINED SPOTTER

            POWER LINES DOWN ALONG THE OLDHAM-JEFFERSON COUNTY LINE

0610 PM     TSTM WND DMG     SIMPSONVILLE            38.22N  85.35W
08/13/2011                   SHELBY             KY   TRAINED SPOTTER

            NUMEROUS TREES DOWN IN SIMPSONVILLE AND TODDS POINT
            AREAS

0624 PM     TSTM WND GST     1 N BARDSTOWN           37.83N  85.46W
08/13/2011  E60 MPH          NELSON             KY   NWS EMPLOYEE

            ESTIMATED 60 MPH WINDS ALONG WITH 1 INCH HAIL

0626 PM     TSTM WND DMG     BARDSTOWN               37.81N  85.46W
08/13/2011                   NELSON             KY   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            DISPATCH REPORTS TREES AND TREE LIMBS DOWN ACROSS THE
            AREA

0628 PM     TSTM WND GST     SHELBYVILLE             38.22N  85.23W
08/13/2011  E65 MPH          SHELBY             KY   TRAINED SPOTTER

            AT WAL MART

0631 PM     TSTM WND GST     3 E SHELBYVILLE         38.22N  85.18W
08/13/2011  E60 MPH          SHELBY             KY   TRAINED SPOTTER

0649 PM     TSTM WND DMG     2 W FORKS OF ELKHORN    38.22N  84.84W
08/13/2011                   FRANKLIN           KY   EMERGENCY MNGR

            DOWNED POWER LINE NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF AZTEC TRAIL
            AND SCHENKEL LANE

0650 PM     TSTM WND DMG     5 NNW FORKS OF ELKHORN  38.28N  84.85W
08/13/2011                   FRANKLIN           KY   PUBLIC

            TREES AND TREE LIMBS REPORTED DOWN AS WELL AS LOSS OF
            POWER NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF OWENTON RD. AND ROYAL
            PKWY.

0654 PM     TSTM WND DMG     2 WNW SWITZER           38.26N  84.79W
08/13/2011                   FRANKLIN           KY   TRAINED SPOTTER

            TREE REPORTED DOWN ALONG LUCAS LANE

0654 PM     TSTM WND DMG     5 NNE FRANKFORT         38.26N  84.83W
08/13/2011                   FRANKLIN           KY   TRAINED SPOTTER

            REPORT OF TREES SNAPPED AND DOWN NEAR PEAKS MILL

0656 PM     TSTM WND DMG     5 N FRANKFORT           38.26N  84.87W
08/13/2011                   FRANKLIN           KY   EMERGENCY MNGR

            REPORT OF NUMEROUS TREES... TREE LIMBS... AND POWER
            LINES DOWN ACROSS MUCH OF FRANKLIN COUNTY INCLUDING
            HOUSE FIRES

0708 PM     TSTM WND DMG     1 SE STAMPING GROUND    38.26N  84.67W
08/13/2011                   SCOTT              KY   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORTS SEVERAL TREES DOWN ALONG
            STAMPING GROUND ROAD NEAR WHITE OAK ROAD.

0712 PM     TSTM WND DMG     2 WSW GEORGETOWN        38.20N  84.59W
08/13/2011                   SCOTT              KY   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORTS SEVERAL TREES DOWN ALONG
            PAYNES DEPOT ROAD NEAR MCCLELLAND CIRCLE.

0715 PM     TSTM WND DMG     LEXINGTON               38.04N  84.46W
08/13/2011                   FAYETTE            KY   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            DISPATCH REPORTS MULTIPLE TREES AND POWER LINES DOWN
            ACROSS THE CITY

0717 PM     HAIL             BEAVER DAM              37.41N  86.87W
08/13/2011  E0.88 INCH       OHIO               KY   TRAINED SPOTTER

            REPORT OF PEA TO NICKEL SIZE HAIL AND SMALL TREE LIMBS
            DOWN AT THE END OF E. 5TH ST.

0717 PM     TSTM WND DMG     1 SW NEW ZION           38.18N  84.49W
08/13/2011                   FAYETTE            KY   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            LOCAL LAW EMFORCEMENT REPORTS SEVERAL TREES DOWN ALONG
            NEWTOWN PIKE NEAR LEMONS MILL ROAD.

0726 PM     TSTM WND DMG     GEORGETOWN              38.20N  84.55W
08/13/2011                   SCOTT              KY   PUBLIC

            REPORT OF NUMEROUS TREES DOWN AS WELL AS A POWER POLE
            SNAPPED IN HALF

0808 PM     TSTM WND DMG     4 N WACO                37.79N  84.16W
08/13/2011                   MADISON            KY   FIRE DEPT/RESCUE

            REPORT OF TREE AND POWER LINES DOWN

0833 PM     LIGHTNING        2 ESE KINGSTON          37.64N  84.22W
08/13/2011                   MADISON            KY   FIRE DEPT/RESCUE

            POWER POLE FELL ON HOUSE AFTER IT GOT STRUCK BY
            LIGHTNING

0109 AM     HAIL             HANOVER                 38.72N  85.47W
08/14/2011  E0.50 INCH       JEFFERSON          IN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            GUSTY WINDS ALSO REPORTED ALONG WITH THE MARBLE SIZE
            HAIL


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