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. is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.