Summary of the July 27th Severe Weather Event

A strong cold front ushering in a fall-like airmass passed through eastern Kentucky late on Sunday July 27th.  In advance of this front, several rounds of thunderstorms, including supercell thunderstorms, impacted eastern Kentucky.  Impacts from the storms included very large hail, up to the size of baseballs and softballs, scattered wind damage and at least one tornado touchdown in southern Leslie County.

Here are a few of the pictures sent to us after the event. Click on an image to enlarge.

Large hail at KY/TN line near Jellico (courtesy Rich Michael Williams) Large hail at Orlando, KY (courtesy Melony Winn) Large hail at Strunk, KY (courtesy Randy Gilreath) Wall cloud passing over Lake Cumberland (courtesy of Lake Cumberland State Dock webcam)

Below is a map of all reports received by NWS Jackson, KY for the event...

Time Event Location County/State Remarks/Source
10:31 AM
07/27/2014
1 in. Hail Ne Hisel Jackson, KY
From: TRAINED SPOTTER
12:25 PM
07/27/2014
Thunderstorm Wind Damage 1 SSW South Irvine Estill, KY
ONE TREE DOWN ALONG KY-89S BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 7 AND 8.
From: DEPT OF HIGHWAYS
12:25 PM
07/27/2014
Thunderstorm Wind Damage Vaughns Mill Powell, KY
ONE TREE DOWN NEAR ROUTE 1057
From: DEPT OF HIGHWAYS
12:30 PM
07/27/2014
Thunderstorm Wind Damage 1 SE South Irvine Estill, KY
ONE TREE DOWN ON KY-851 BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 10 AND 11.
From: DEPT OF HIGHWAYS
12:30 PM
07/27/2014
Thunderstorm Wind Damage E Kimbrell Estill, KY
ONE TREE DOWN ALONG HIGHWAY 82 BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 3 AND 4.
From: DEPT OF HIGHWAYS
12:35 PM
07/27/2014
Funnel Cloud Fox Estill, KY
From: EMERGENCY MNGR
12:40 PM
07/27/2014
Thunderstorm Wind Damage Furnace Powell, KY
ONE TREE DOWN LITTLE HARDWICKS CREEK AND FURNACE JCT.
From: 911 CALL CENTER
1:00 PM
07/27/2014
Thunderstorm Wind Damage 4 N Beattyville Lee, KY
TREE ACROSS HOPEWELL ROAD.
From: DEPT OF HIGHWAYS
1:00 PM
07/27/2014
Thunderstorm Wind Damage 6 W Beattyville Lee, KY
TREE ACROSS BLACK RIDGE ROAD
From: DEPT OF HIGHWAYS
1:00 PM
07/27/2014
Thunderstorm Wind Damage Proctor Lee, KY
ONE TREE DOWN ALONG HIGHWAY 11S IN THE PROCTOR AREA.
From: DEPT OF HIGHWAYS
1:05 PM
07/27/2014
Thunderstorm Wind Damage 6 E Beattyville Lee, KY
TREE ACROSS ROAD BLANKEY BRANCH RD.
From: DEPT OF HIGHWAYS
1:05 PM
07/27/2014
Thunderstorm Wind Damage 2 S Beattyville Lee, KY
TREE ACROSS ROAD AT OLD RAILROAD BED ROAD.
From: DEPT OF HIGHWAYS
1:10 PM
07/27/2014
Thunderstorm Wind Damage 7 E Beattyville Lee, KY
TREE ACROSS GILLIAM ROAD.
From: DEPT OF HIGHWAYS
1:20 PM
07/27/2014
Thunderstorm Wind Damage 2 NW Jackson Breathitt, KY
TREE AND POWER LINES DOWN ON WOLVERVINE RD. NEXT TO CHESTNUT GAP ROAD.
From: DEPT OF HIGHWAYS
1:20 PM
07/27/2014
Thunderstorm Wind Damage Jackson Breathitt, KY
MUDSLIDE WITH TREES IN THE ROAD ON HWY 1812 PANBOWL LAKE RD.
From: DEPT OF HIGHWAYS
1:20 PM
07/27/2014
Thunderstorm Wind Damage 6 W Jackson Breathitt, KY
TREE ACROSS ROAD AT SHOULDERBLADE ON 30 WEST.
From: DEPT OF HIGHWAYS
1:35 PM
07/27/2014
Thunderstorm Wind Damage Wolf Coal Breathitt, KY
TREE FELL ON BARN.
From: DEPT OF HIGHWAYS
1:35 PM
07/27/2014
Thunderstorm Wind Damage Wolf Coal Breathitt, KY
TREE FELL ACROSS HWY 1110.
From: DEPT OF HIGHWAYS
1:35 PM
07/27/2014
1.25 in. Hail 4 WSW Owingsville Bath, KY
QUARTER TO HALF DOLLAR SIZE HAIL
From: TRAINED SPOTTER
1:38 PM
07/27/2014
1.50 in. Hail Hiatt Rockcastle, KY
From: EMERGENCY MNGR
1:40 PM
07/27/2014
Thunderstorm Wind Damage Mount Sterling Montgomery, KY
TREE DOWN NEAR TENNY AVE.
From: 911 CALL CENTER
1:45 PM
07/27/2014
Thunderstorm Wind Damage Sse Dice Perry, KY
TREE DOWN ALONG KY-267
From: EMERGENCY MNGR
2:00 PM
07/27/2014
Thunderstorm Wind Damage 1 E Dice Perry, KY
TREE DOWN ALONG KY-1146
From: EMERGENCY MNGR
2:08 PM
07/27/2014
Thunderstorm Wind Damage 1 SSW Ary Perry, KY
ONE TREE DOWN ALONG PIGEON ROOST ROAD
From: EMERGENCY MNGR
2:10 PM
07/27/2014
1.25 in. Hail Orlando Rockcastle, KY
IN THE COMMUNITY OF MAPLE GROVE ROAD
From: TRAINED SPOTTER
2:15 PM
07/27/2014
0.88 in. Hail Annville Jackson, KY
From: EMERGENCY MNGR
2:15 PM
07/27/2014
Thunderstorm Wind Damage Valeria Wolfe, KY
TREE ACROSS ROAD ON CLIFTY SCHOOL ROAD.
From: DEPT OF HIGHWAYS
2:20 PM
07/27/2014
Thunderstorm Wind Damage Grassy Creek Morgan, KY
TREE ACROSS ROAD.
From: DEPT OF HIGHWAYS
2:20 PM
07/27/2014
2.75 in. Hail Burning Springs Clay, KY
From: PUBLIC
2:25 PM
07/27/2014
Thunderstorm Wind Damage 1 WSW Blackey Letcher, KY
TREES DOWN ON HIGHWAY 7 AND 1103.
From: DEPT OF HIGHWAYS
2:25 PM
07/27/2014
Thunderstorm Wind Damage Colson Letcher, KY
TREES DOWN ON HIGHWAY 7 AND 931.
From: DEPT OF HIGHWAYS
2:30 PM
07/27/2014
Flood Bond Jackson, KY
UP TO SIX INCHES OF WATER WAS OBSERVED FLOWING OVER DUNN ROAD FOR ABOUT 30 MINUTES.
From: TRAINED SPOTTER
2:54 PM
07/27/2014
1.75 in. Hail 5 NW Monticello Wayne, KY
IN THE COMMUNITY OF EADSVILLE.
From: 911 CALL CENTER
2:55 PM
07/27/2014
Thunderstorm Wind Damage 3 S Manchester Clay, KY
TREE DOWN ALONG HWY 1350 IN THE VICINITY OF DORY.
From: DEPT OF HIGHWAYS
3:00 PM
07/27/2014
Thunderstorm Wind Damage 1 NE Roundstone Rockcastle, KY
ONE TREE DOWN ALONG SCAFFOLD CANE ROAD
From: EMERGENCY MNGR
3:28 PM
07/27/2014
1.50 in. Hail Marshes Siding Mccreary, KY
DAMAGE TO CARS FROM LARGE HAIL.
From: TRAINED SPOTTER
3:29 PM
07/27/2014
1 in. Hail 3 S Whitley City Mccreary, KY
IN THE COMMUNITY OF REVELO
From: TRAINED SPOTTER
3:32 PM
07/27/2014
Funnel Cloud 3 S Whitley City Mccreary, KY
From: EMERGENCY MNGR
3:35 PM
07/27/2014
2 in. Hail E Whitley City Mccreary, KY
From: TRAINED SPOTTER
3:35 PM
07/27/2014
2.75 in. Hail 1 E Strunk Mccreary, KY
IN THE COMMUNITY OF MURPHY RIDGE.
From: EMERGENCY MNGR
3:35 PM
07/27/2014
3 in. Hail 1 E Strunk Mccreary, KY
IN THE COMMUNITY OF MARSH CREEK.
From: EMERGENCY MNGR
3:35 PM
07/27/2014
Thunderstorm Wind Damage 3 NNW Manchester Clay, KY
2 TREES DOWN ALONG HWY 421 IN BETWEEN MILE MARKER 21 AND 22.
From: DEPT OF HIGHWAYS
3:40 PM
07/27/2014
Thunderstorm Wind Damage Thousandsticks Leslie, KY
ONE TREE DOWN. POWER LINES DOWN ON RESIDENCE.
From: 911 CALL CENTER
3:40 PM
07/27/2014
Thunderstorm Wind Damage Ne Hector Clay, KY
2 TREES DOWN ALONG KY-149 NEAR MILE MARKER 6 IN THE VICINITY OF HECTOR.
From: DEPT OF HIGHWAYS
3:40 PM
07/27/2014
1 in. Hail 2 E Strunk Mccreary, KY
From: AMATEUR RADIO
3:41 PM
07/27/2014
1.75 in. Hail 2 E Strunk Mccreary, KY
From: AMATEUR RADIO
3:50 PM
07/27/2014
1 in. Hail 1 SW Hyden Leslie, KY
From: FIRE DEPT/RESCUE
3:54 PM
07/27/2014
Thunderstorm Wind Damage E Peabody Clay, KY
TREES DOWN DUE TO HIGH WINDS.
From: TRAINED SPOTTER
3:55 PM
07/27/2014
Thunderstorm Wind Damage Marcum Clay, KY
NUMEROUS TREES DOWN ALONG HWY 66S BETWEEN PEABODY AND GARDNER. TRASH AND DEBRIS REPORTED ACROSS HIGHWAY.
From: DEPT OF HIGHWAYS
3:55 PM
07/27/2014
4.25 in. Hail Bear Branch Leslie, KY
From: 911 CALL CENTER
4:00 PM
07/27/2014
1.75 in. Hail E Peabody Clay, KY
From: TRAINED SPOTTER
4:05 PM
07/27/2014
2.75 in. Hail Bear Branch Leslie, KY
From: EMERGENCY MNGR
4:10 PM
07/27/2014
1 in. Hail Sse Essie Leslie, KY
From: TRAINED SPOTTER
4:10 PM
07/27/2014
1 in. Hail 8 NNE Monticello Wayne, KY
IN THE COMMUNITY OF CONLEY BOTTOM RESORT
From: PUBLIC
4:11 PM
07/27/2014
1 in. Hail Rock House Harlan, KY
From: EMERGENCY MNGR
4:15 PM
07/27/2014
Thunderstorm Wind Damage 4 NW Burning Springs Clay, KY
TREES DOWN KNOCKING OUT PHONE SERVICE ON ROBINSONS CREEK.
From: PUBLIC
4:15 PM
07/27/2014
1.75 in. Hail Sse Essie Leslie, KY
From: TRAINED SPOTTER
4:18 PM
07/27/2014
Thunderstorm Wind Damage Mozelle Leslie, KY
TREES DOWN.
From: 911 CALL CENTER
4:20 PM
07/27/2014
Thunderstorm Wind Damage 3 N Harlan Harlan, KY
WIND RIPPED VINYL SIDING OFF OF HOME.
From: CO-OP OBSERVER
4:24 PM
07/27/2014
Tornado 3 SSW Lewis Creek Leslie, KY
AN EF1 TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN BRIEFLY ALONG HIGHWAY 2009 IN SOUTHERN LESLIE COUNTY. THE TORNADO UPROOTED AND SNAPPED HARDWOOD AND SOFTWOOD TREES IN A CONSISTENT DAMAGE PATH UP TO ONE-HALF MILE WIDE AT LEAST 500 YARDS AND AT LEAST 2 MILES IN LENGTH. UPROOTED TREES DAMAGED A CEMETERY BUT NO HABITABLE STRUCTURES WERE DAMAGED. THE TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN IN A REMOTE AREA AND TORNADO SPECIFICS ARE LIMITED TO WHAT COULD BE OBSERVED FROM HIGHWAY 2009 AND INFORMATION OBTAINED FROM A LOCAL LAND OWNER.
MORE INFORMATION ON THIS TORNADO CAN BE FOUND AT http://1.usa.gov/1oCLVpw.
From: NWS STORM SURVEY
4:30 PM
07/27/2014
1 in. Hail Bronston Pulaski, KY
From: PUBLIC
4:35 PM
07/27/2014
1 in. Hail 1 ENE Nolansburg Harlan, KY
From: TRAINED SPOTTER
4:40 PM
07/27/2014
1 in. Hail S Shields Harlan, KY
From: TRAINED SPOTTER
4:45 PM
07/27/2014
1.25 in. Hail Alpine Pulaski, KY
From: PUBLIC
4:50 PM
07/27/2014
1.75 in. Hail 1 SSE Alpine Pulaski, KY
QUARTER TO GOLF-BALL SIZED HAIL AT ALPINE RECREATIONAL AREA.
From: PUBLIC
5:00 PM
07/27/2014
1.50 in. Hail Whitley City Mccreary, KY
From: PUBLIC
5:05 PM
07/27/2014
Thunderstorm Wind Damage 5 N Williamsburg Whitley, KY
ONE TREE DOWN ALONG KY-836
From: DEPT OF HIGHWAYS
5:05 PM
07/27/2014
Funnel Cloud Marshes Siding Mccreary, KY
REPORT OF A ROTATING FUNNEL CLOUD JUST NORTH OF WHITLEY CITY IN THE MARSHES SIDING AREA.
From: TRAINED SPOTTER
5:15 PM
07/27/2014
Thunderstorm Wind Damage 2 SSW Slemp Perry, KY
TREE DOWN ALONG KY-699
From: EMERGENCY MNGR
5:35 PM
07/27/2014
Thunderstorm Wind Damage 1 WSW Fairview Whitley, KY
TREE DOWN ALONG I-25W
From: DEPT OF HIGHWAYS
5:35 PM
07/27/2014
Thunderstorm Wind Damage Wnw Lot Whitley, KY
TREE DOWN ON KY-1804
From: DEPT OF HIGHWAYS
5:40 PM
07/27/2014
1.75 in. Hail 3 N Whitley City Mccreary, KY
From: PUBLIC
10:00 PM
07/27/2014
Thunderstorm Wind Damage Goldbug Whitley, KY
SEVERAL TREES DOWN NEAR GOLDBUG AND CANADA TOWN.
From: 911 CALL CENTER
10:00 PM
07/27/2014
Flood Williamsburg Whitley, KY
ANKLE DEEP WATER ON SOUTH TENTH STREET NEAR THE CUMBERLAND COLLEGE FOOTBALL STADIUM.
From: 911 CALL CENTER
10:20 PM
07/27/2014
Thunderstorm Wind Damage Saxton Whitley, KY
SEVERAL TREES DOWN IN THE SOUTH END OF THE COUNTY INCLUDING ON HIGHWAYS 2996...628...1804 AND 25W.
From: DEPT OF HIGHWAYS
10:35 PM
07/27/2014
Flood Williamsburg Whitley, KY
FLASH FLOODING REPORTED ON ELM STREET AND SOUTH SECOND STREET. FLOOD WATERS TIRE DEEP ON VEHICLE.
From: 911 CALL CENTER
10:35 PM
07/27/2014
Flood Wofford Whitley, KY
FLASH FLOODING AT SEVERAL LOCATIONS ON HIGHWAY 26 BETWEEN WILLIAMSBURG AND ROCKHOLDS.
From: 911 CALL CENTER


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