Severe Weather Reports July 26-27, 2014

Several of the storms that hit southern Indiana and central Kentucky this past weekend produced large hail.  Like snow flakes, the three photos below, taken by Kim Cabels and Steve Drake, show just how different hailstones can be.  The first two photos show hail > 2" in diameter that were made when smaller hail stones froze together in big clumps - or in the case of one hailstone in the first photo - SPIKES!  The third photo shows the cross section of a 1" smooth hailstone.  The concentric rings of this hailstone indicates the number of times the hail circulated through the updraft and downdraft of the thunderstorm that produced it.  Each up-and-down trip through the thunderstorm sends hail through various areas of a storm - some with only frozen ice, and others with supercooled liquid water that freezes on contact with the hailstone.  Each individual ring or sphere represents a separate trip between these different parts of the storm.  Many thanks to Kim and Steve for the great documentation of these hailstones. 

2" hail stone with spikeslumpy hail stone

 Smooth hailstone with concentric rings

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Severe weather reported to the NWS July 26-27, 2014:

PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT...SUMMARY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LOUISVILLE KY 531 PM EDT MON JUL 28 2014  ..TIME...   ...EVENT...      ...CITY LOCATION...     ...LAT.LON... ..DATE...   ....MAG....      ..COUNTY LOCATION..ST.. ...SOURCE....             ..REMARKS..  0925 PM     HAIL             BRISTOW                 38.13N  86.72W 07/26/2014  M1.00 INCH       PERRY              IN   PUBLIC              LARGE TREE FELL ON A HOUSE  0925 PM     TSTM WND DMG     BRISTOW                 38.13N  86.72W 07/26/2014                   PERRY              IN   PUBLIC              LARGE TREE FELL ON A HOUSE  0933 PM     TSTM WND DMG     TELL CITY               37.95N  86.76W 07/26/2014                   PERRY              IN   LAW ENFORCEMENT              TREES DOWN.  0947 PM     TSTM WND DMG     IRVINGTON               37.88N  86.28W 07/26/2014                   BRECKINRIDGE       KY   AMATEUR RADIO              TREES AND POWER LINES DOWN MULTIPLE LOCATIONS  0950 PM     TSTM WND DMG     MAUCKPORT               38.02N  86.20W 07/26/2014                   HARRISON           IN   LAW ENFORCEMENT              TREES DOWNED.  0955 PM     TSTM WND DMG     BRANDENBURG             38.00N  86.18W 07/26/2014                   MEADE              KY   LAW ENFORCEMENT              TREES AND POWER LINES DOWN COUNTY WIDE. DAMAGE OCCURRED             FROM 940 TO 1005 PM  1005 PM     TSTM WND DMG     WEST POINT              37.98N  85.95W 07/26/2014                   HARDIN             KY   NWS EMPLOYEE              POWER LINES DOWN ON MAIN STREET.  1010 PM     TSTM WND GST     FORT KNOX               37.89N  85.96W 07/26/2014  M59 MPH          HARDIN             KY   ASOS              MEASURED 51 KT GUST AT GODMAN FIELD.  1010 PM     TSTM WND DMG     HUDSON                  37.65N  86.28W 07/26/2014                   BRECKINRIDGE       KY   AMATEUR RADIO              TREES DOWN  1010 PM     TSTM WND DMG     IRVINGTON               37.88N  86.28W 07/26/2014                   BRECKINRIDGE       KY   AMATEUR RADIO              TREES DOWNED ON CARS.  1015 PM     TSTM WND DMG     RADCLIFF                37.82N  85.94W 07/26/2014                   HARDIN             KY   AMATEUR RADIO              SEVERAL TREES DOWN  1017 PM     TSTM WND DMG     1 SSW RADCLIFF          37.81N  85.95W 07/26/2014                   HARDIN             KY   AMATEUR RADIO              TREES ACROSS HWY 1500 NEAR HWY 313  1019 PM     TSTM WND GST     LOUISVILLE              38.22N  85.74W 07/26/2014  M52 MPH          JEFFERSON          KY   ASOS              MEASURED AT LOUISVILLE INTERNATIONAL.  1020 PM     TSTM WND DMG     FERN CREEK              38.16N  85.60W 07/26/2014                   JEFFERSON          KY   PUBLIC              TREES DOWN  1022 PM     TSTM WND DMG     SHEPHERDSVILLE          37.99N  85.71W 07/26/2014                   BULLITT            KY   LAW ENFORCEMENT              TREES AND POWER LINES DOWN COUNTYWIDE.  1023 PM     TSTM WND GST     LOUISVILLE              38.22N  85.74W 07/26/2014  M56 MPH          JEFFERSON          KY   CO-OP OBSERVER              MEASURED AT THE NWS OFFICE.  1030 PM     TSTM WND GST     6 SE SHEPHERDSVILLE     37.93N  85.64W 07/26/2014  M53 MPH          BULLITT            KY   KENTUCKY MESONET  1030 PM     TSTM WND DMG     1 N ELIZABETHTOWN       37.72N  85.87W 07/26/2014                   HARDIN             KY   NWS EMPLOYEE              POWER LINES AND POLES DOWN  1040 PM     TSTM WND DMG     BARDSTOWN               37.81N  85.46W 07/26/2014                   NELSON             KY   LAW ENFORCEMENT              TREES AND POWER LINES DOWN IN BARDSTOWN AND OUT IN THE             COUNTY.  1045 PM     TSTM WND DMG     4 WNW FINCHVILLE        38.16N  85.38W 07/26/2014                   SHELBY             KY   LAW ENFORCEMENT              TREE DOWN ON A HOUSE IN EASTERN SHELBY COUNTY. NUMEROUS             TREES DOWN ON ROADWAYS IN THE COUNTY. 49 MPH GUST             RECORDED AT KY MESONET SITE.  1050 PM     TSTM WND DMG     MAGNOLIA                37.45N  85.75W 07/26/2014                   LARUE              KY   LAW ENFORCEMENT              TREE DOWN NEAR 31W NEAR LARUE HART COUNTY LINE.  1055 PM     TSTM WND DMG     BUFFALO                 37.52N  85.70W 07/26/2014                   LARUE              KY   NWS EMPLOYEE              2 TREES DOWN  1120 PM     TSTM WND DMG     CAMPBELLSVILLE          37.35N  85.35W 07/26/2014                   TAYLOR             KY   LAW ENFORCEMENT              TREES DOWN.  1145 PM     TSTM WND DMG     8 N LIBERTY             37.43N  84.93W 07/26/2014                   CASEY              KY   EMERGENCY MNGR              TREE DOWN ON KY 906  1155 PM     TSTM WND DMG     WAYNESBURG              37.33N  84.68W 07/26/2014                   LINCOLN            KY   LAW ENFORCEMENT              LARGE TREE DOWN BLOCKING CLEAR FORK ROAD  1205 AM     TSTM WND DMG     BEREA                   37.58N  84.29W 07/27/2014                   MADISON            KY   BROADCAST MEDIA              TREES DOWN NEAR BEREA  1205 AM     TSTM WND DMG     1 N RICHMOND            37.76N  84.29W 07/27/2014                   MADISON            KY   BROADCAST MEDIA              TREE DOWN NORTH OF RICHMOND  0535 AM     TSTM WND DMG     1 E BUFFALO             37.52N  85.68W 07/27/2014                   LARUE              KY   NWS EMPLOYEE              2 TREES DOWN  0612 AM     FLOOD            BRANDENBURG             38.00N  86.18W 07/27/2014                   MEADE              KY   LAW ENFORCEMENT              WATER OVER THE ROADS IN SEVERAL LOCATIONS ACROSS THE             COUNTY  0630 AM     FLASH FLOOD      3 SW BRANDENBURG        37.97N  86.22W 07/27/2014                   MEADE              KY   EMERGENCY MNGR              MAN HAD TO BE RESCUED FROM HOME NEAR THE MIDWAY QWIK             STOP AT THE INTERSECTION OF HIGHWAY 79 AND 1239. 5 FEET             OF WATER HAD ENTERED THE HOME AND THE MAN WAS RESCUED             USING A SMALL BOAT.  0645 AM     FLOOD            4 SSE BRANDENBURG       37.94N  86.15W 07/27/2014                   MEADE              KY   PUBLIC              BUCK GROVE ROAD IMPASSABLE DUE TO HIGH WATER  0730 AM     TSTM WND DMG     1 SW SCOTTSBURG         38.68N  85.79W 07/27/2014                   SCOTT              IN   LAW ENFORCEMENT              DOWNED TREE BLOCKING LEOTA ROAD  0745 AM     TSTM WND DMG     MILTON                  38.71N  85.37W 07/27/2014                   TRIMBLE            KY   FIRE DEPT/RESCUE              TREES SNAPPED AND UPROOTED AND A LARGE TREE IS BLOCKING             HWY 421 AT MILTON HILL.  1112 AM     HAIL             TAYLORSVILLE            38.03N  85.34W 07/27/2014  E1.50 INCH       SPENCER            KY   TRAINED SPOTTER  1125 AM     HAIL             MT. EDEN                38.05N  85.15W 07/27/2014  E2.00 INCH       SPENCER            KY   PUBLIC  1125 AM     TSTM WND DMG     4 E MIDWAY              38.16N  84.61W 07/27/2014                   SCOTT              KY   TRAINED SPOTTER              TREES DOWN... ROOF OF BARN PARTIALLY TORN OFF.  1135 AM     HAIL             MARTINSBURG             38.45N  86.03W 07/27/2014  E0.75 INCH       WASHINGTON         IN   TRAINED SPOTTER  1135 AM     TSTM WND DMG     LEXINGTON               38.04N  84.46W 07/27/2014                   FAYETTE            KY   NWS STORM SURVEY              STRAIGHT LINE WINDS DAMAGED AROUND SIX HOMES AND DOWNED             MANY TREES BETWEEN MASTERSON STATION PARK AND HIGHLANDS             PARK. WINDS WERE GENERALLY AROUND 70 MPH... WITH PEAK             WINDS AROUND 95 MPH AT HIGHLANDS PARK. GOLFBALL SIZE             HAIL ALSO FELL.  1139 AM     HAIL             5 NNW LEXINGTON         38.10N  84.49W 07/27/2014  E1.75 INCH       FAYETTE            KY   COUNTY OFFICIAL              SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE TO CORN...SOYBEAN...AND TOBACCO             CROPS AT UK NORTH RESEARCH FARM. REPORTED BY UNIVERSITY             AG DEPT.  1140 AM     HAIL             LEXINGTON               38.04N  84.46W 07/27/2014  E1.75 INCH       FAYETTE            KY   PUBLIC  1144 AM     HAIL             VERSAILLES              38.05N  84.73W 07/27/2014  M2.00 INCH       WOODFORD           KY   TRAINED SPOTTER  1150 AM     TSTM WND DMG     LEXINGTON               38.04N  84.46W 07/27/2014                   FAYETTE            KY   BROADCAST MEDIA              A BRICK BUILDING DESTROYED ALONG WITH SEVERAL DOWNED             TREES IN THE MARK AVENUE AREA  1152 AM     TSTM WND DMG     LEXINGTON               38.04N  84.46W 07/27/2014                   FAYETTE            KY   NWS EMPLOYEE              SEVERAL TREES DOWN IN THE NEWTOWN PIKE-INTERSTATE 75             AREA ALONG WITH ONE INCH HAIL  1155 AM     TSTM WND DMG     LEXINGTON               38.04N  84.46W 07/27/2014                   FAYETTE            KY   PUBLIC              DOWNED TREES AND 1.75 INCH HAIL NEAR THE JUNCTION OF             INTERSTATE 75 AND INTERSTATE 64  1214 PM     TSTM WND DMG     RUCKERVILLE             37.93N  84.10W 07/27/2014                   CLARK              KY   EMERGENCY MNGR              TREES DOWN  1220 PM     TSTM WND DMG     1 WSW RICHMOND          37.74N  84.30W 07/27/2014                   MADISON            KY   PUBLIC              TREE DOWN ON TRUCK NEAR EKU CAMPUS.  1228 PM     HAIL             DANVILLE                37.64N  84.77W 07/27/2014  E0.70 INCH       BOYLE              KY   TRAINED SPOTTER  1249 PM     HAIL             CYNTHIANA               38.39N  84.30W 07/27/2014  E1.00 INCH       HARRISON           KY   TRAINED SPOTTER  0110 PM     TSTM WND DMG     6 SE CARLISLE           38.25N  83.96W 07/27/2014                   NICHOLAS           KY   EMERGENCY MNGR              THREE TREES DOWN OFF HWY 57 NEAR EAST UNION  0130 PM     HAIL             DANVILLE                37.64N  84.77W 07/27/2014  E1.25 INCH       BOYLE              KY   TRAINED SPOTTER  0215 PM     HAIL             4 W RUSSELL SPRINGS     37.05N  85.15W 07/27/2014  E0.70 INCH       RUSSELL            KY   DEPT OF HIGHWAYS              TREES DOWN OFF HWY 92  0215 PM     TSTM WND DMG     4 W RUSSELL SPRINGS     37.05N  85.15W 07/27/2014                   RUSSELL            KY   DEPT OF HIGHWAYS              TREES DOWN OFF HWY 92  0217 PM     HAIL             JAMESTOWN               36.99N  85.07W 07/27/2014  E0.88 INCH       RUSSELL            KY   BROADCAST MEDIA  0428 PM     HAIL             3 WNW SUBTLE            36.93N  85.52W 07/27/2014  E1.00 INCH       METCALFE           KY   TRAINED SPOTTER              SPOTTER REPORTED QUARTER SIZE OR BIGGER HAIL... ALSO             SOME STRONG WINDS.  0436 PM     TSTM WND DMG     4 N BURKESVILLE         36.85N  85.37W 07/27/2014                   CUMBERLAND         KY   EMERGENCY MNGR              TREES DOWN OFF HWY 3140  0438 PM     HAIL             1 SE BECKS STORE        36.90N  85.38W 07/27/2014  E1.00 INCH       CUMBERLAND         KY   TRAINED SPOTTER              HAIL AN INCH IN DIAMETER... FALLING FOR THE PAST SEVEN             MINUTES.  0450 PM     HAIL             1 SSE JAMESTOWN         36.98N  85.06W 07/27/2014  E1.75 INCH       RUSSELL            KY   TRAINED SPOTTER  0827 PM     TSTM WND DMG     RUSSELLVILLE            36.84N  86.89W 07/27/2014                   LOGAN              KY   LAW ENFORCEMENT              LARGE TREE DOWN IN TOWN SQUARE  0855 PM     TSTM WND DMG     4 NNW BURKESVILLE       36.85N  85.39W 07/27/2014                   CUMBERLAND         KY   LAW ENFORCEMENT              HWY 3140 CLOSED DUE TO SEVERAL DOWNED TREES.  0916 PM     TSTM WND DMG     7 N ALBANY              36.79N  85.14W 07/27/2014                   CLINTON            KY   LAW ENFORCEMENT              TREES DOWN IN THE NORTHERN PART OF THE COUNTY.  $$

 



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