Jul 07, 2014 Downburst in Jefferson County, KY
Damage Type: Straight-line winds
Begin Time: 8:20 PM EDT
End Time: 8:30 PM EDT
Begin Point: Lyndon
End Point: Graymoor-Devondale
Wind Speed: 65-75 mph
Path Length: 1.5 miles
Path Width: 1.5 miles
A small thunderstorm developed over Jefferson County,
Kentucky and quickly produced very strong, gusty winds. About ten
trees were blown down, and 13 power poles were damaged to the point
of needing to be replaced. Many large branches were torn down.
Fourteen thousand addresses were without power at the peak of the
storm. Wind speeds were likely equivalent to an EF0 tornado.
The following photos were taken between Lyndon and Graymoor-Devondale.
The first five pictures below were taken by Mark Powers, and the last two by Tim Hargis. All were shared with us by Brian Goode of WAVE.
After the storm's departure, the setting sun did a spectacular job lighting up the sky! This photo was taken by Tom Reaugh near Pewee Valley: