Strong Thunderstorms Bring Large Hail to Some Areas on Wednesday

A cold front moving across eastern Kentucky Wednesday afternoon kicked off several strong to severe thunderstorms.  Large hail, some as large as golf balls, was observed in several communities. 

 

Surface Map & Radar Imagery at 1 pm EST Wednesday February 18th, 2009

Surface Map & Radar Imagery at 1 pm EST Wednesday February 18th, 2009

 

Reflectivity Imagery from KJKL Radar (click on image for a larger view)

 

1:13 pm EST February 18th, 2009

1:13 pm EST February 18th, 2009

2:00 pm EST February 18th, 2009

2:00 pm EST February 18th, 2009

2:59 pm EST February 18th, 2009

2:59 pm EST February 18th, 2009

3:46 pm EST February 18th, 2009

3:46 pm EST February 18th, 2009

 


 

A Few Hail Pictures Courtesy of T.G. Shuck - WKYT

From Wayne County

From Wayne County

From Inez in Martin County

From Inez in Martin County

From Keno in Pulaski County

From Keno in Pulaski County


Below are the storm reports from the event received by the National Weather Service in Jackson through 7:45 pm EST Wednesday February 18th, 2009...

 

..TIME...   ...EVENT...      ...CITY LOCATION...     ...LAT.LON...
..DATE...   ....MAG....      ..COUNTY LOCATION..ST.. ...SOURCE....
            ..REMARKS..
0130 PM     HAIL             8 NE MONTICELLO         36.92N 84.75W
02/18/2009  E1.00 INCH       WAYNE              KY   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            HAIL REPORTED AT MILL SPRINGS
0133 PM     HAIL             12 SW LONDON            37.01N 84.24W
02/18/2009  E0.50 INCH       LAUREL             KY   TRAINED SPOTTER

            HAIL REPORTED AT LAUREL LAKE
0137 PM     HAIL             MONTICELLO              36.84N 84.85W
02/18/2009  E2.00 INCH       WAYNE              KY   PUBLIC

            2 INCH HAIL REPORTED AT MONTICELLO
0145 PM     HAIL             9 W MONTICELLO          36.84N 85.01W
02/18/2009  E1.25 INCH       WAYNE              KY   PUBLIC

            LARGEST HAIL 1.25 AVERAGE .75
0152 PM     HAIL             2 N MONTICELLO          36.87N 84.85W
02/18/2009  E1.75 INCH       WAYNE              KY   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            GOLF BALL HAIL AT HWY 90 AND 1275.
0153 PM     HAIL             MONTICELLO              36.84N 84.85W
02/18/2009  E0.50 INCH       WAYNE              KY   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            1/2 HAIL REPORTED DOWNTOWN MONTICELLO
0200 PM     HAIL             BARK CAMP               36.91N 84.26W
02/18/2009  E0.88 INCH       WHITLEY            KY   BROADCAST MEDIA
            REPORT OF NICKEL SIZED HAIL AT LAUREL LAKE.
0230 PM     HAIL             EZEL                    37.89N 83.44W
02/18/2009  E0.25 INCH       MORGAN             KY   CO-OP OBSERVER

            PEA SIZED HAIL COVERED THE GROUND.
0230 PM     HAIL             CRESSY                  37.82N 84.04W
02/18/2009  E0.50 INCH       ESTILL             KY   CO-OP OBSERVER
0230 PM     HAIL             EZEL                    37.89N 83.44W
02/18/2009  E0.25 INCH       MORGAN             KY   CO-OP OBSERVER

            PEA SIXED HAIL COVERD THE GROUND AT EZEL.
0230 PM     HAIL             BARBOURVILLE            36.87N 83.88W
02/18/2009  E0.75 INCH       KNOX               KY   CO-OP OBSERVER
            PENNY SIZED HAIL OCCURRED AT THE BARBOURVILLE WATER
            PLANT.
0236 PM     HAIL             FRENCHBURG              37.95N 83.62W
02/18/2009  E1.00 INCH       MENIFEE            KY   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            1 INCH HAIL, HIGH WINDS AND 100FT VISIBILITY.
0238 PM     HAIL             STANTON                 37.85N 83.86W
02/18/2009  E0.75 INCH       POWELL             KY   TRAINED SPOTTER

            1/2 TO 3/4 INCH HAIL FELL FOR 8 MINUTES.
0243 PM     HAIL             STEARNS                 36.69N 84.48W
02/18/2009  E0.75 INCH       MCCREARY           KY   TRAINED SPOTTER
0243 PM     HAIL             WHITLEY CITY            36.72N 84.48W
02/18/2009  E0.75 INCH       MCCREARY           KY   TRAINED SPOTTER
0256 PM     HAIL             WEST LIBERTY            37.91N 83.27W
02/18/2009  E1.00 INCH       MORGAN             KY   TRAINED SPOTTER
0305 PM     HAIL             FERNDALE                36.70N 83.69W
02/18/2009  E0.88 INCH       BELL               KY   TRAINED SPOTTER
            WINDS WERE ESTIMATED AT 40-50 MPH, HOWEVER NO DAMAGE WAS
            SEEN.
0306 PM     HAIL             6 E HAZEL GREEN         37.80N 83.31W
02/18/2009  E0.50 INCH       MORGAN             KY   TRAINED SPOTTER

            DIME SIZED HAIL AT CANNEL CITY
0310 PM     HAIL             PINEVILLE               36.76N 83.70W
02/18/2009  E0.88 INCH       BELL               KY   TRAINED SPOTTER

            HAIL REPORTED ON RTE 190 ALONG CLEAR CREEK AT HARMONY.
0314 PM     HAIL             HAZEL GREEN             37.80N 83.42W
02/18/2009  E0.88 INCH       WOLFE              KY   EMERGENCY MNGR

            NICKLE SIZED HAIL AT GILMORE AND HAZEL GREEN
0321 PM     HAIL             2 N SALYERSVILLE        37.78N 83.06W
02/18/2009  E1.00 INCH       MAGOFFIN           KY   COUNTY OFFICIAL

            HIGH WINDS BENDING TREES
0325 PM     HAIL             2 W MIDDLESBORO         36.61N 83.75W
02/18/2009  E0.50 INCH       BELL               KY   TRAINED SPOTTER

            HAIL...HEAVY RAIN AND LIGHTNING
0343 PM     HAIL             1 E INEZ                37.87N 82.52W
02/18/2009  E0.50 INCH       MARTIN             KY   PUBLIC

            DIME SIZED HAIL AT RTE 40 AND 645 AT INEZ ELEMENTARY.
0348 PM     HAIL             INEZ                    37.87N 82.54W
02/18/2009  E0.75 INCH       MARTIN             KY   TRAINED SPOTTER
0348 PM     HAIL             INEZ                    37.87N 82.54W
02/18/2009  E1.00 INCH       MARTIN             KY   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            DISPATCH REPORTED 1 INCH HAIL
0350 PM     HAIL             INEZ                    37.87N 82.54W
02/18/2009  E0.75 INCH       MARTIN             KY   TRAINED SPOTTER

            HAIL COVERING THE GROUND.
0355 PM     HAIL             INEZ                    37.87N 82.54W
02/18/2009  E0.88 INCH       MARTIN             KY   TRAINED SPOTTER
0528 PM     HAIL             COAL RUN                37.51N 82.56W
02/18/2009  M0.50 INCH       PIKE               KY   FIRE DEPT/RESCUE

            THE COAL RUN FIRE DEPARTMENT REPORTED HAIL THE SIZE OF
            DIMES IN PIKE COUNTY.



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