Severe thunderstorms moved through Eastern Kentucky late Wednesday afternoon and evening. A strong cold front moving across the area was responsible for producing the thunderstorms.
A Severe Thunderstorm Watch was issued for Eastern Kentucky just after 4 PM. Severe thunderstorm warnings were issued for 10 counties as storms were moving through the area. Several reports of large hail and wind damage were received at our office. The following is a list of severe weather reports received through late Wednesday evening.
Nickel size hail 4 miles northwest of Jackson in Breathitt county at 4:19 PM.
Nickel size hail in Salyersville in Magoffin county at 4:45 PM.
Two trees were blown down 15 miles west of Somerset in Pulaski county at 4:57 PM.
Quarter size hail in Lovely in Martin county at 5:49 PM.
Penny size hail in Flat Lick in Knox county at 5:55 PM.
Nickel size hail 1 miles southwest of Pineville in Bell county at 5:58 PM.
A few large tree limbs down in Whitley City in McCreary county at 6 PM.
Quarter size hail 3 miles north-northeast of Arjay in Bell county at 6:08 PM.
Thanks to all National Weather Service Skywarn spotters, dispatch centers, emergency personnel, and the general public for all of the reports.
The image below shows where the cold front was located, along with radar imagery, at 5 PM Wednesday.