July 27, 2014 Straight Line Winds in Lexington, KY

Jul 27, 2014 Straight-Line Winds in Lexington, KY

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Begin Time: 11:35 AM EDT
   End Time: 11:38 AM EDT

Begin Point: Just southeast of Masterson Station Park
  End Point: Highlands Park

Wind Speed: 70-95 MPH

Path Length: 0.3 miles
Path Width: 0.5 miles

The NWS in Louisville conducted a storm survey in conjunction with Fayette County Emergency Management and members of the Lexington media. It was determined that straight-line winds impacted an area from just southeast of Masterson Station Park to Highlands Park. Many trees were downed in this area with structural damage to about 6 homes, mostly from fallen trees. Wind speeds were estimated to mostly be in the 70 MPH range, however peak winds were as high as 95 MPH in the Highlands Park area. Hail around the size of golf balls accompanied the wind.

The National Weather Service thanks Fayette County Emergency Management and the Lexington media for their assistance with our storm damage assessment.






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