High Winds Affect East Kentucky Friday Morning...

A strong cold front moved across the coalfields of eastern Kentucky Friday morning. Out ahead of the front, a line of showers moved east across the area around dawn. The showers were able to mix down very strong winds located just above the surface with numerous gusts between 40 and 50 mph reported at observing sites across the region, with some isolated locations receiving gusts close to 60 mph. These winds blew down several trees area-wide and produced some structural damage in West Liberty.
 
Below are some wind gusts reported by area observing sites early Friday morning...
 
Area Airport Observing Platforms...
JACKSON WEATHER OFFICE...................58 MPH *OFFICIAL*
MOUNT STERLING AIRPORT...................48 MPH
SOMERSET AIRPORT.........................45 MPH
LONDON CORBIN AIRPORT....................44 MPH *OFFICIAL*
MONTICELLO-WAYNE COUNTY AIRPORT..........41 MPH
PAINTSVILLE-BIG SANDY AIRPORT............39 MPH
PIKEVILLE AIRPORT........................38 MPH
Other Unoffical Observations...
WILLIAMSBURG-UNIV OF CUMBERLANDS.........55 MPH
LONDON-NORTH LAUREL HS...................53 MPH
SOMERSET-SOUTHWESTERN HS.................53 MPH
MOUNT STERLING-GATEWAY MANUFACTURING.....47 MPH
TRIANGLE MOUNTAIN RAWS...................48 MPH
MOUNT VERNON-ROCKCASTLE CO MS............44 MPH
DOWNTOWN HAZARD..........................40 MPH
KOOMER RIDGE RAWS........................40 MPH
Below are the damage reports received by the National Weather Service in Jackson...
0502 AM     NON-TSTM WND DMG 1 S IRVINE              37.68N 83.97W
12/01/2006                   ESTILL             KY   LAW ENFORCEMENT
TREE DOWN
0526 AM     NON-TSTM WND DMG 2 N CLAY CITY           37.89N 83.93W
12/01/2006                   POWELL             KY   LAW ENFORCEMENT
TREE DOWN ON SR11
0540 AM     NON-TSTM WND DMG WILLIAMSBURG            36.74N 84.17W
12/01/2006                   WHITLEY            KY   LAW ENFORCEMENT
TREES DOWN COUNTYWIDE.
0540 AM     NON-TSTM WND DMG LONDON                  37.13N 84.08W
12/01/2006                   LAUREL             KY   LAW ENFORCEMENT
NUMEROUS TREES DOWN COUNTYWIDE
0540 AM     NON-TSTM WND DMG 2 SSW COTTONGIN         37.04N 83.82W
12/01/2006                   CLAY               KY   AMATEUR RADIO
SMALL TREE DOWN ON S. HIGHWAY 11
0545 AM     NON-TSTM WND DMG WHITLEY CITY            36.72N 84.48W
12/01/2006                   MCCREARY           KY   LAW ENFORCEMENT
TREE DOWN ON CAR ALONG HIGHWAY 27
0545 AM     NON-TSTM WND DMG 3 NW HONEYBEE           36.87N 84.41W
12/01/2006                   MCCREARY           KY   LAW ENFORCEMENT
TREES DOWN ON HIGHWAY 90 AND HIGHWAY 896
0545 AM     NON-TSTM WND DMG BEATTYVILLE             37.58N 83.71W
12/01/2006                   LEE                KY   LAW ENFORCEMENT
5 TREES DOWN ACROSS COUNTY. TREES REPORTED DOWN AT 545...557...705...710...AND 719.
0600 AM     NON-TSTM WND DMG GRACE                   37.20N 83.87W
12/01/2006                   CLAY               KY   LAW ENFORCEMENT
TREE DOWN ON HIGHWAY 638
0625 AM     NON-TSTM WND DMG 6 N MOUNT STERLING      38.15N 83.95W
12/01/2006                   MONTGOMERY         KY   LAW ENFORCEMENT
TREE DOWN
0629 AM     NON-TSTM WND DMG MOUNT STERLING          38.06N 83.95W
12/01/2006                   MONTGOMERY         KY   LAW ENFORCEMENT
3062 OLD OWENSVILLE ROAD
0640 AM     NON-TSTM WND DMG 1 E MOUNT STERLING      38.06N 83.93W
12/01/2006                   MONTGOMERY         KY   LAW ENFORCEMENT
TREE ON ROADWAY ON HINGSTON PIKE
0645 AM     NON-TSTM WND DMG 2 W IRVINE              37.70N 84.00W
12/01/2006                   ESTILL             KY   LAW ENFORCEMENT
TREE DOWN
0645 AM     NON-TSTM WND DMG 3 N IRVINE              37.74N 83.97W
12/01/2006                   ESTILL             KY   LAW ENFORCEMENT
TREE DOWN
0645 AM     NON-TSTM WND DMG 12 N IRVINE             37.87N 83.97W
12/01/2006                   POWELL             KY   AMATEUR RADIO
TREE DOWN
0650 AM     NON-TSTM WND DMG HYDEN                   37.16N 83.37W
12/01/2006                   LESLIE             KY   LAW ENFORCEMENT
TREES DOWN COUNTYWIDE
0702 AM     NON-TSTM WND DMG STANTON                 37.85N 83.86W
12/01/2006                   POWELL             KY   LAW ENFORCEMENT
TREE DOWN
0728 AM     NON-TSTM WND DMG MARIBA                  37.91N 83.58W
12/01/2006                   MENIFEE            KY   LAW ENFORCEMENT
1 TREE DOWN ON FLETCHER RIDGE
0731 AM     NON-TSTM WND DMG KEITH                   36.85N 83.37W
12/01/2006                   HARLAN             KY   LAW ENFORCEMENT
TREE ON CAR
0731 AM     NON-TSTM WND DMG LIGGETT                 36.75N 83.35W
12/01/2006                   HARLAN             KY   LAW ENFORCEMENT
SEVERAL TREES DOWN AT CARONS CREEK ON HWY 72W
0731 AM     NON-TSTM WND DMG 1 SE BOBS CREEK         36.78N 83.23W
12/01/2006                   HARLAN             KY   LAW ENFORCEMENT
TREE THROUGH HOUSE IN CAWOOD
0731 AM     NON-TSTM WND DMG CLAY CITY               37.86N 83.93W
12/01/2006                   POWELL             KY   LAW ENFORCEMENT
TREE DOWN
0735 AM     NON-TSTM WND GST 5 E JACKSON             37.56N 83.29W
12/01/2006  M58.00 MPH       BREATHITT          KY   ASOS
GUST AT JKL ASOS
0735 AM     NON-TSTM WND DMG 3 N CAMPTON             37.78N 83.55W
12/01/2006                   WOLFE              KY   LAW ENFORCEMENT
1 TREE DOWN ON HWY 746 AT 8 MILE MARKER IN CALBOOSE
0735 AM     NON-TSTM WND DMG MCKEE                   37.43N 84.00W
12/01/2006                   JACKSON            KY   LAW ENFORCEMENT
LARGE TREE DOWN
0745 AM     NON-TSTM WND DMG SALYERSVILLE            37.75N 83.06W
12/01/2006                   MAGOFFIN           KY   DEPT OF HIGHWAYS
8 TREES DOWNED AROUND THE COUNTY BETWEEN 730 AND 9 AM.
0800 AM     NON-TSTM WND DMG PINEVILLE               36.76N 83.70W
12/01/2006                   BELL               KY   DEPT OF HIGHWAYS
COUNTY GARAGE HAS RESPONDED TO APPROXIMATELY 20 TREES DOWN COUNTYWIDE. EVENTS OCCURRED BETWEEN 6 AND 9 AM.
0800 AM     NON-TSTM WND DMG WEST LIBERTY            37.91N 83.27W
12/01/2006                   MORGAN             KY   LAW ENFORCEMENT
ROOF BLOWN OFF OF OLD BUILDING IN DOWNTOWN AREA. 3 VEHICLES DAMAGED BY THE DEBRIS
0800 AM     NON-TSTM WND DMG HINDMAN                 37.33N 82.98W
12/01/2006                   KNOTT              KY   DEPT OF HIGHWAYS
3 TREES DOWNED ACROSS THE COUNTY...TIME ESTIMATED.
0815 AM     NON-TSTM WND DMG 3 S CLEARFIELD          38.12N 83.43W
12/01/2006                   ROWAN              KY   LAW ENFORCEMENT
SEVERAL TRAILERS IN A MOBILE HOME PARK DAMAGED BY STRONG WINDS. ONE TRAILER HAD THE ROOF BLOWN OFF. DAMAGE
OCCURRED AT APPROXIMATELY 815 AM THIS MORNING BASED ON RADAR ESTIMATES.
0900 AM     NON-TSTM WND DMG SANDY HOOK              38.09N 83.12W
12/01/2006                   ELLIOTT            KY   DEPT OF HIGHWAYS
SEVERAL TREES BLOWN DOWN BETWEEN 9 AND 930 COUNTYWIDE
0900 AM     NON-TSTM WND DMG 5 SW WHITESBURG         37.07N 82.89W
12/01/2006                   LETCHER            KY   DEPT OF HIGHWAYS
6 TREES DOWNED...ON HWY 119 AND HWY 160. OCCURRED BETWEEN 9 AND 930 AM.
0900 AM     NON-TSTM WND DMG PAINTSVILLE             37.82N 82.81W
12/01/2006                   JOHNSON            KY   DEPT OF HIGHWAYS
25 TO 30 TREES CLEARED OFF ROADS COUNTYWIDE. DAMAGE OCCURRED BETWEEN 9 AND 10 AM.
0900 AM     NON-TSTM WND DMG DAVID                   37.60N 82.89W
12/01/2006                   FLOYD              KY   DEPT OF HIGHWAYS
5 TREES DOWN
0915 AM     NON-TSTM WND DMG PIKEVILLE               37.48N 82.51W
12/01/2006                   PIKE               KY   DEPT OF HIGHWAYS
3 TREES DOWNED...POWERLINES ALSO DOWNED. 2 TREES IN PIKEVILLE AND 1 TREE ON KY 194 AT BIGGS.


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