December 21, 2013 squall line and tornadoes banner

A squall line erupted during the evening hours of December 21, 2013 ahead of a sharp cold front.  There was widespread wind damage and 2 to 4 inches of rain.  The line of storms also gave central Kentucky our first December tornado since 1971 and the first multiple-tornado December day on record!

Taylor County EF1 Tornado

Harrison County KY EF1 Tornado

Bourbon County EF1 Tornado

Cave City-Horse Cave Straight Line Winds

Hart County Straight Line Winds

December 21, 2013 morning weather map

Below is a map of storm reports.  You can also view a text listing of all the products here.

Storm Reports December 21, 2013

Here is an image with wind gusts recorded by automated sensors across the region, including the Kentucky mesonet.


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