13 July 2004
central Kentucky and southern Indiana
High Winds and Large Hail

Widespread severe thunderstorms occurred across most of south-central Indiana and central Kentucky during evening hours of Tuesday, July 13, 2004. An intense derecho developed over Illinois and Indiana during the afternoon and then plummeted southward into southern Indiana and central Kentucky, producing winds estimated near 70 to 80 MPH in some locations. During the overnight hours, scattered severe thunderstorms continued to develop within an unstable air mass, mainly producing large hail.

NEW! View a radar animation of the derecho as it passed through the area. Note the file is 2 MB large.

The following is a text summary of severe weather phenomena from that day. Note that the list is quite long.

..TIME...   ...EVENT...     ...CITY LOCATION...      ...LAT.LON...
..DATE...   ....MAG....     ..COUNTY LOCATION...ST.. ...SOURCE....
            ..REMARKS..
0730 PM     TSTM WND GST     JASPER                  38.39N 86.94W 
07/13/2004  70 MPH           DUBOIS             IN   AMATEUR RADIO   
            WIND GUST TO 70 MPH.
0735 PM     TSTM WND DMG     ORLEANS                 38.66N 86.45W 
07/13/2004                   ORANGE             IN   AMATEUR RADIO   
            NUMEROUS TREES DOWN.
0735 PM     TSTM WND DMG     ORLEANS                 38.66N 86.45W 
07/13/2004                   ORANGE             IN   AMATEUR RADIO   
            NUMEROUS TREES DOWN.
0740 PM     TSTM WND DMG     SALEM                   38.60N 86.10W 
07/13/2004                   WASHINGTON         IN   LAW ENFORCEMENT 
            NUMEROUS TREES DOWN COUNTYWIDE.
0745 PM     TSTM WND DMG     MILLTOWN                38.34N 86.27W 
07/13/2004                   CRAWFORD           IN   EMERGENCY MNGR  
            NUMEROUS TREES DOWN.
0751 PM     TSTM WND DMG     SIBERIA                 38.23N 86.73W 
07/13/2004                   PERRY              IN   AMATEUR RADIO   
            NUMEROUS TREES AND TREE LIMBS DOWN. WIND GUST TO 65 MPH.
0802 PM     TSTM WND DMG     TELL CITY               37.95N 86.76W 
07/13/2004                   PERRY              IN   EMERGENCY MNGR  
            TREES DOWN.
0805 PM     TSTM WND DMG     TELL CITY               37.95N 86.76W 
07/13/2004                   PERRY              IN   TRAINED SPOTTER 
            ROOF OF HOUSE AT BRISTOL AND ST. MARKS./HWY 145.
0813 PM     TSTM WND DMG     MADISON                 38.76N 85.38W 
07/13/2004                   JEFFERSON          IN   LAW ENFORCEMENT 
            POWER LINES DOWN IN DEPUTY.
0816 PM     TSTM WND DMG     HARDINSBURG             37.78N 86.46W 
07/13/2004                   BRECKINRIDGE       KY   EMERGENCY MNGR  
            TREES AND POWERLINES DOWN ACROOS THE COUNTY. STRUCTURE 
            DAMAGE REPORTED.
0819 PM     TSTM WND DMG     BRANDENBURG             38.00N 86.18W 
07/13/2004                   MEADE              KY   NWS EMPLOYEE    
            POWERLINES DOWN.
0820 PM     TSTM WND DMG     BRANDENBURG             38.00N 86.18W 
07/13/2004                   MEADE              KY   NWS EMPLOYEE    
            NUMEROUS TREES DOWN...DOCKS DAMAGED...BOATS MISSING AT 
            DOE VALLEY.. 
0820 PM     TSTM WND GST     FLOYDS KNOBS            38.32N 85.87W 
07/13/2004  70 MPH           FLOYD              IN   EMERGENCY MNGR  
            NUMEROUS TREES DOWN.
0821 PM     TSTM WND DMG     LEWISPORT               37.93N 86.90W 
07/13/2004                   HANCOCK            KY   TRAINED SPOTTER 
            NUMEROUS TREES AND POWERLINES DOWN.
0821 PM     TSTM WND GST     VALLEY CITY             38.10N 86.22W 
07/13/2004  60 MPH           HARRISON           IN   AMATEUR RADIO   
0823 PM     TSTM WND DMG     BRANDENBURG             38.00N 86.18W 
07/13/2004                   MEADE              KY   NWS EMPLOYEE    
            TREES DOWN IN DOE VALLEY.
0825 PM     TSTM WND GST     JEFFERSONVILLE          38.30N 85.73W 
07/13/2004  70 MPH           CLARK              IN   NWS EMPLOYEE    
            POWER OUT.
0830 PM     TSTM WND DMG     BEDFORD                 38.59N 85.32W 
07/13/2004                   TRIMBLE            KY   LAW ENFORCEMENT 
            TREES AND POWERLINES DOWN COUNTYWIDE.
0830 PM     TSTM WND DMG     LEITCHFIELD             37.48N 86.29W 
07/13/2004                   GRAYSON            KY   EMERGENCY MNGR  
            TREES AND POWERLINES DOWN.
0835 PM     TSTM WND DMG     NEW CASTLE              38.43N 85.17W 
07/13/2004                   HENRY              KY   EMERGENCY MNGR  
            TREES AND POWERLINES DOWN ACROSS THE COUNTY.
0838 PM     TSTM WND DMG     2 N LA GRANGE           38.43N 85.38W 
07/13/2004                   OLDHAM             KY   EMERGENCY MNGR  
            CHIMMNEY OF HOUSE BLOWN OFF. 
0839 PM     TSTM WND GST     LOUISVILLE              38.22N 85.74W 
07/13/2004  60 MPH           JEFFERSON          KY   NWS EMPLOYEE    
            MEASURED AT LOUISVILLE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.
0839 PM     TSTM WND DMG     SHEPHERDSVILLE          37.99N 85.71W 
07/13/2004                   BULLITT            KY   EMERGENCY MNGR  
            TRESS AND POWERLINES DOWN ACROSS THE COUNTY.
0840 PM     TSTM WND DMG     LOUISVILLE              38.22N 85.74W 
07/13/2004                   JEFFERSON          KY   BROADCAST MEDIA 
            LOUISVILLE GAS AND ELECTRIC REPORTS MOST POWER LINE 
            DAMAGE IN JEFFERSON COUNTY SINCE 1974 SUPER OUTBREAK.
0840 PM     TSTM WND DMG     LOUISVILLE              38.22N 85.74W 
07/13/2004                   JEFFERSON          KY   BROADCAST MEDIA 
            OVER 100,000 PEOPLE WITHOUT POWER ACROSS JEFFERSON 
            COUNTY.
0840 PM     TSTM WND GST     FORT KNOX               37.89N 85.96W 
07/13/2004  74 MPH           HARDIN             KY   OFFICIAL NWS OBS
0840 PM     TSTM WND DMG     BEAVER DAM              37.41N 86.88W 
07/13/2004                   OHIO               KY   TRAINED SPOTTER 
            NUMEROUS TREES DOWN.
0840 PM     TSTM WND DMG     HAWESVILLE              37.90N 86.76W 
07/13/2004                   HANCOCK            KY   EMERGENCY MNGR  
            TREES AND POWERLINES DOWN COUNTYWIDE.
0845 PM     TSTM WND DMG     SHELBYVILLE             38.22N 85.23W 
07/13/2004                   SHELBY             KY   AMATEUR RADIO   
            NUMEROUS TREES DOWN. 
0845 PM     TSTM WND DMG     SHEPHERDSVILLE          37.99N 85.71W 
07/13/2004                   BULLITT            KY   PUBLIC          
            TREES DOWN.ROOF OFF HOUSE. 
0845 PM     TSTM WND DMG     SMITHFIELD              38.39N 85.26W 
07/13/2004                   HENRY              KY   AMATEUR RADIO   
            TREES DOWN.
0847 PM     TSTM WND GST     MORGANTOWN              37.22N 86.70W 
07/13/2004  0 MPH            BUTLER             KY   EMERGENCY MNGR  
            TREES AND POWERLINES DOWN. FUNNEL CLOUDS REPORTED BY 
            PUBLIC.
0850 PM     HAIL             3 N SHELBYVILLE         38.26N 85.23W 
07/13/2004  1.00 INCH        SHELBY             KY   AMATEUR RADIO   
0854 PM     TSTM WND GST     PRICEVILLE              37.37N 85.98W 
07/13/2004  75 MPH           HART               KY   TRAINED SPOTTER 
            TREES DOWN.
0855 PM     TSTM WND DMG     HODGENVILLE             37.57N 85.74W 
07/13/2004                   LARUE              KY   EMERGENCY MNGR  
            STRUCTURE DAMAGE.POWERLINE AND TREES DOWN COUNTYWIDE. 
0856 PM     TSTM WND DMG     1 S SHELBYVILLE         38.20N 85.23W 
07/13/2004                   SHELBY             KY   AMATEUR RADIO   
            NUMEROUS TREES DOWN.
0900 PM     TSTM WND GST     TAYLORSVILLE            38.03N 85.34W 
07/13/2004  70 MPH           SPENCER            KY   TRAINED SPOTTER 
            STRUCTURE DAMAGE ACROSS COUNTY. TREES AND POWERLINES DOWN
            COUNTYWIDE. 
0900 PM     TSTM WND DMG     10 N BOWLING GREEN      37.12N 86.44W 
07/13/2004                   WARREN             KY   TRAINED SPOTTER 
            TREES DOWN.
0900 PM     TSTM WND DMG     BROWNSVILLE             37.19N 86.26W 
07/13/2004                   EDMONSON           KY   EMERGENCY MNGR  
            POWERLINES AND TREES DOWN ACROSS THE COUNTY. ONE FUNNEL 
            CLOUD REPORTED BY PUBLIC.
0900 PM     TSTM WND GST     BARDSTOWN               37.81N 85.46W 
07/13/2004  70 MPH           NELSON             KY   NWS EMPLOYEE    
0905 PM     TSTM WND GST     WADDY                   38.13N 85.07W 
07/13/2004  60 MPH           SHELBY             KY   AMATEUR RADIO   
            TREES DOWN.
0905 PM     TSTM WND GST     5 E BARDSTOWN           37.81N 85.37W 
07/13/2004  70 MPH           NELSON             KY   TRAINED SPOTTER 
            TREES DOWN.
0914 PM     TSTM WND DMG     FRANKLIN                36.73N 86.57W 
07/13/2004                   SIMPSON            KY   LAW ENFORCEMENT 
            TREES AND POWERLINES DOWN COUNTYWIDE.
0915 PM     TSTM WND DMG     CAVE CITY               37.14N 85.96W 
07/13/2004                   BARREN             KY   EMERGENCY MNGR  
            TREES AND POWER LINES DOWN COUNTYWIDE. SOME STRUCTURE 
            DAMAGE IN CAVE CITY.
0919 PM     TSTM WND DMG     SCOTTSVILLE             36.75N 86.20W 
07/13/2004                   ALLEN              KY   EMERGENCY MNGR  
            TREES AND POWERLINES DOWN ACROSS THE COUNTY.
0920 PM     TSTM WND DMG     CECILIA                 37.67N 85.95W 
07/13/2004                   HARDIN             KY   EMERGENCY MNGR  
            NUMEROUS TREES DOWN. CELL TOWER BLOWN OVER. TREES DOWN ON
            TRAILERS. POWERLINES DOWN.
0920 PM     TSTM WND DMG     EDMONTON                36.98N 85.62W 
07/13/2004                   METCALFE           KY   EMERGENCY MNGR  
            TREES AND POWERLINES DOWN ACROSS THE COUNTY.
0922 PM     TSTM WND DMG     LAWRENCEBURG            38.03N 84.89W 
07/13/2004                   ANDERSON           KY   EMERGENCY MNGR  
            TREES AND POWERLINES DOWN ACROSS THE COUNTY. VARIOUS 
            TRANSFORMERS EXPLODED.
0924 PM     TSTM WND DMG     CAMPBELLSVILLE          37.35N 85.35W 
07/13/2004                   TAYLOR             KY   EMERGENCY MNGR  
            TREES AND POWERLINES DOWN COUNTYWIDE.
0925 PM     TSTM WND GST     ELIZABETHTOWN           37.70N 85.87W 
07/13/2004  70 MPH           HARDIN             KY   TRAINED SPOTTER 
0930 PM     TSTM WND DMG     LEBANON                 37.57N 85.25W 
07/13/2004                   MARION             KY   TRAINED SPOTTER 
            TREES DOWN.
0935 PM     TSTM WND GST     FRANKLIN                36.73N 86.57W 
07/13/2004  80 MPH           SIMPSON            KY   EMERGENCY MNGR  
0935 PM     TSTM WND DMG     HARRODSBURG             37.77N 84.85W 
07/13/2004                   MERCER             KY   EMERGENCY MNGR  
            TREES AND POWERLINES DOWN ACROSS THE COUNTY.
0938 PM     TSTM WND DMG     TOMPKINSVILLE           36.70N 85.69W 
07/13/2004                   MONROE             KY   EMERGENCY MNGR  
            TREES AND POWERLINES DOWN COUNTY WIDE.
0940 PM     TSTM WND GST     ADAIRVILLE              36.67N 86.85W 
07/13/2004  60 MPH           LOGAN              KY   TRAINED SPOTTER 
0940 PM     TSTM WND DMG     FRANKFORT               38.19N 84.87W 
07/13/2004                   FRANKLIN           KY   EMERGENCY MNGR  
            TREES DOWN ALONG HWY 460 TOWARD GEORGETOWN.
0940 PM     TSTM WND DMG     LEXINGTON               38.04N 84.46W 
07/13/2004                   FAYETTE            KY   BROADCAST MEDIA 
            BARN ROOF BLOWN OFF.
0940 PM     TSTM WND DMG     VERSAILLES              38.05N 84.73W 
07/13/2004                   WOODFORD           KY   EMERGENCY MNGR  
            TREES AND POWERLINES DOWN ACROSS THE COUNTY.
0940 PM     TSTM WND DMG     LEXINGTON               38.04N 84.46W 
07/13/2004                   FAYETTE            KY   BROADCAST MEDIA 
            TOBACCO WAREHOUSE ROOF PEELED BACK.
0950 PM     TSTM WND GST     LEXINGTON               38.65N 85.62W 
07/13/2004  60 MPH           SCOTT              IN   TRAINED SPOTTER 
            REPORTED IN SOUTHERN PORTION OF LEXINGTON. 
0950 PM     TSTM WND GST     LEXINGTON               38.04N 84.46W 
07/13/2004  60 MPH           FAYETTE            KY   TRAINED SPOTTER 
            REPORTED IN SOUTHERN PORTION OF LEXINGTON.
0952 PM     TSTM WND GST     BURKESVILLE             36.79N 85.37W 
07/13/2004  70 MPH           CUMBERLAND         KY   EMERGENCY MNGR  
            ROOFS OFF IN CITY. TREES DOWN COUNTYWIDE. 
0952 PM     TSTM WND DMG     LIBERTY                 37.32N 84.93W 
07/13/2004                   CASEY              KY   EMERGENCY MNGR  
            TWO PORCHES BLOWNAWAY. 
0958 PM     TSTM WND DMG     JAMESTOWN               36.99N 85.07W 
07/13/2004                   RUSSELL            KY   EMERGENCY MNGR  
            TREES AND POWERLINES DOWN COUNTYWIDE.
1005 PM     TSTM WND DMG     ALBANY                  36.69N 85.14W 
07/13/2004                   CLINTON            KY   TRAINED SPOTTER 
            TREES DOWN AT HWY 127 AND 90.
1006 PM     TSTM WND DMG     LANCASTER               37.62N 84.58W 
07/13/2004                   GARRARD            KY   EMERGENCY MNGR  
            NUMEROUS TREES AND POWERLINES DOWN.
1009 PM     TSTM WND GST     STANFORD                37.53N 84.66W 
07/13/2004  70 MPH           LINCOLN            KY   EMERGENCY MNGR  
            TREES DOWN CITY WIDE. POWER LINES DOWN. TREE LIMB DOWN ON
            A POLICE CRUISER.
1020 PM     TSTM WND GST     5 E NICHOLASVILLE       37.88N 84.49W 
07/13/2004  65 MPH           JESSAMINE          KY   PUBLIC          
1025 PM     TSTM WND DMG     NICHOLASVILLE           37.88N 84.58W 
07/13/2004                   JESSAMINE          KY   EMERGENCY MNGR  
            SEVERAL TREES DOWN. TRANSFORMERS BLOWN.
1038 PM     TSTM WND DMG     WINCHESTER              38.00N 84.19W 
07/13/2004                   CLARK              KY   EMERGENCY MNGR  
            FOUR ROADS BLOCKED BY DOWNED TREES. 
1100 PM     TSTM WND DMG     RICHMOND                37.74N 84.29W 
07/13/2004                   MADISON            KY   EMERGENCY MNGR  
            TREES DOWN COUNTYWIDE.
1110 PM     HAIL             TASWELL                 38.33N 86.57W 
07/13/2004  0.50 INCH        CRAWFORD           IN   EMERGENCY MNGR  
1210 AM     HAIL             BRANDENBURG             38.00N 86.18W 
07/14/2004  1.00 INCH        MEADE              KY   EMERGENCY MNGR  
            BARN FIRE IN ANDYVILLE.
1253 AM     HAIL             2 SE ELIZABETHTOWN      37.68N 85.85W 
07/14/2004  1.75 INCH        HARDIN             KY   LAW ENFORCEMENT 
1253 AM     HAIL             ELIZABETHTOWN           37.70N 85.87W 
07/14/2004  1.75 INCH        HARDIN             KY   LAW ENFORCEMENT 
1255 AM     HAIL             ELIZABETHTOWN           37.70N 85.87W 
07/14/2004  1.00 INCH        HARDIN             KY   TRAINED SPOTTER 
0145 AM     HAIL             LEXINGTON               38.65N 85.62W 
07/14/2004  1.00 INCH        SCOTT              IN   FIRE DEPT/RESCUE
0145 AM     HAIL             BUCKNER                 38.38N 85.43W 
07/14/2004  0.88 INCH        OLDHAM             KY   LAW ENFORCEMENT 
0207 AM     HAIL             PAOLI                   38.56N 86.47W 
07/14/2004  0.75 INCH        ORANGE             IN   LAW ENFORCEMENT 
0210 AM     HAIL             8 E SCOTTSVILLE         36.75N 86.05W 
07/14/2004  1.75 INCH        ALLEN              KY   LAW ENFORCEMENT 
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