Huge thunderstorms erupted over the Kentucky Blue Grass during the afternoon of May 10, 2011, and dropped hail up to baseball size. 

radar shot Click on the image to see a radar loop of the storms
Big hail radar picture Here is a radar image of the inside of one of the storms.  The bright purple area denotes the portion of the storm containing the huge hail.  This picture was taken a few miles southwest of Carlisle in Nicholas County at 3:18pm.
Weather Map May 10, 2011 Click on the image to see a weather map from that morning.  Note that the storms developed right along a warm front.

Click on an image below to see a larger version.  (Thanks to T. G. Shuck of WKYT, Bill Meck of WLEX, and Jennifer Schack of WTVQ for forwarding these pictures to us!)

Carlisle Hail

Carlisle.  Delmus Murrell and Gay Hunt

Harrison County

Harrison County.

Harrison County

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Carlisle hail

Carlisle.  Casey Anderson


Millersburg.  Larry Morton

Millersburg hail

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