NWS Louisville Photo Album:
Thunderstorms and Tornadoes 2007


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Middletown, Kentucky   Spooky, but harmless, clouds in Middletown, Kentucky, on March 14.  MJ Shadowen
Middletown, Kentucky   Middletown on March 14.  These clouds were merely low stratocumulus clouds.  No severe weather was in the immediate area.  MJ Shadowen
Westport and the Snyder  Another strange but harmless cloud formation on March 14.  This was taken near Westport Road and the Gene Snyder Freeway in Louisville.  Chris Wathen
Westport and Snyder  Not a tornado -- just harmless low clouds making for a startling sky.  Chris Wathen
Westport and Snyder  What looks like a funnel cloud at first glance is actually just a small cloud between the photographer and the main area of dark clouds.  The small cloud is independent of the clouds behind it.  Chris Wathen
Georgetown KY hail  Hailfall 3:12am to 3:16am March 28 in Georgetown, Kentucky.  Ron Malinowski, Jr.
lightning Lightning over Lexington, Kentucky, during the early morning hours of March 28.  John Bradshaw
lightning Lightning over Lexington, Kentucky, during the early morning hours of March 28.  John Bradshaw
Lightning Lightning over Lexington, Kentucky, during the early morning hours of March 28.  John Bradshaw
Hillview Hail  Hail in Hillview, Kentucky (Bullitt County) April 11.  Tony Dixon
Leitchfield  Turbulent skies in Leitchfield April 11.  Jennifer Maples
Leitchfield  Wind damage in Leitchfield April 11.  Jennifer Maples
Wind damage  The effects of thunderstorm winds in Leitchfield April 11.  Jennifer Maples
Mount Washington  The sun shining from behind a dark cloud over Mount Washington, Kentucky (Bullitt County) on April 11.  Michael Montgomery
Hillview, Kentucky  Low clouds advancing over Hillview, Kentucky on April 11.  Denny Battreal
Lexington  Storm clouds and a rainbow in Lexington on April 26.  John Bradshaw
Glasgow storm clouds  Storm clouds over Edmonton, Kentucky, as seen from Glasgow on April 26.  Bryant Wilson
Tompkinsville  Storm damage at Tompkinsville, Kentucky on April 26.  George Stewart
George Stewart photo  Storm damage at Tompkinsville, Kentucky on April 26.  George Stewart
Distant storms  Strong storms over central Kentucky at 5:45pm EDT April 26, as viewed from Sellersburg, Indiana.  Mike Harpe
Hail  Hail piled up on this deck in Glasgow, Kentucky, around 3:00pm CDT on April 26.  Lin Reynolds
Hail  Hail accumulation in Glasgow, Kentucky, on April 26.  Myrita Phillips
Funnel  Funnel cloud over Lexington on May 5, near Richmond Road.  It did not touch down.  Alan Creech, via Chris Bailey at WKYT
towering cumulus  Large cumulus clouds developing into thunderstorms over Lexington on May 5.  John Bradshaw
shadowharmelss but scary looking  At first glance this looks frighteningly like a tornado, however it was just a harmless cloud silhouetted by the setting sun.  The lack of rotation in the cloud made it apparent that there was no tornado.  These photos were taken in Jasper, Indiana on May 5. (no larger images available)  John Bowles
Roof damage in Adairville  Part of a roof blown off a downtown business in Adairville, Kentucky on June 24.  Dan Draper
zzzt  Never approach downed power lines, such as these after a thunderstorm in Adairville, Kentucky on June 24.  Dan Draper
pileus A developing thunderstorm south of Mount Washington, Kentucky, on June 26.  The small cloud at the top is a pileus cloud, sometimes called a cap cloud.  This is formed as a layer of cool moist air above the thunderstorm is lifted by updrafts from within the main cloud.  Michael Montgomery
Pow! Lightning strikes south of Corydon, Indiana on June 26.  Scott Taylor
Tent A storm on July 4 caused this tent to collapse in Versailles.  Many instruments were damaged, though fortunately there were no injuries.  The evening concert had to be canceled.
tree damage  Tree damage in Scottsburg, Indiana, on July 4.  Al Lafferty...sent to us by John Belski/WAVE
tree damage Tree damage in Scottsburg, Indiana, on July 4.  Al Lafferty...sent to us by John Belski/WAVE
Crestwood Sun rays (technically "crepuscular rays") shining down between storm clouds over Crestwood, Kentucky on July 17.  Joseph Cole
two trees Trees struck by lightning in Lexington on July 17.  Carole Howell...sent to us by T. G. Shuck of WKYT
Mercer County  Stormy skies over Mercer County on July 17.  Wayne Davis
Lexington  One of several thunderstorms that gave Lexington severe weather on July 18.  John Bradshaw
Catnip Hill  Storm damage on Catnip Hill Road near Lexington on July 18.  Lisa Ramsey
Georgetown, Kentucky  A downburst bringing strong winds to Georgetown, Kentucky on July 18.
Baren County shed blown away A small shed destroyed by thunderstorm winds in Barren County on August 19.  Susan Richardson...sent to us by Chris Allen of WBKO-TV
Barren County siding damage Siding damage done by thunderstorm winds in Barren County on August 19.  Susan Richardson...sent to us by Chris Allen of WBKO-TV
 

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