A NWS storm survey team surveyed Barren, Metcalfe, Green, Adair, and Russell counties.  Several pine trees were down within the hail path, but likely due to straight-line winds. Several people reported seeing a funnel cloud, including Russell County Emergency Management personnel, who chased the funnel cloud to Highway 80 toward Pulaski County.  No tornado damage was found, but that area did suffer extensive large hail damage. The most significant hail damage was found in and near Columbia in Adair County.  Along one stretch of roadway from the Metcalfe/Adair county line to the city of Columbia, not one vehicle was found that did not have its windshield damaged. In the city of Columbia, one house had hail break through the roof and a Wal-Mart store had 160 skylights damaged.

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Edmonton

Edmonton.  Photo courtesy Dean and Gina Rowe

Edmonton

Edmonton.  Photo courtesy Nate Pringle

Here is a radar image of the storm as it was moving across the north side of Edmonton.  Notice the hook on the southwest side of the storm!  The storm was also displaying significant rotation a few thousand feet above the ground.  Foruntunately the circulation didn't make it all the way to the surface, but unfortunately the hail sure did!

Edmonton

 


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