February 24-25 Heavy Rain and Severe Weather

 Heavy rain and severe weather rolled through the area Thursday evening dropping widespread amounts of 2 to 3 inches of rainfall across southern Indiana and central Kentucky. Severe weather was confined to the southern portions of Kentucky, although significant damage occurred in a few spots. At this time, it appears the hardest hit locations were in Barren and Warren counties. More information on this storm event will be added as details become more clear today.

Below is a total precipitation accumulation map for February 24th and 25th.

 

Below is a surface map at 1 AM EST early Friday morning showing a powerful low pressure system dragging a cold front through the Ohio Valley.

 

Below is a list of storm reports the National Weather Service has received as of 8 am EST this morning.

 

PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT...SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LOUISVILLE KY
701 AM EST FRI FEB 25 2011

..TIME...   ...EVENT...      ...CITY LOCATION...     ...LAT.LON...
..DATE...   ....MAG....      ..COUNTY LOCATION..ST.. ...SOURCE....
            ..REMARKS..

0950 PM     TSTM WND DMG     1 N LEWISBURG           37.00N  86.95W
02/24/2011                   LOGAN              KY   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            TREE DOWN ON HIGHWAY 431.

1042 PM     TSTM WND GST     3 W PLUM SPRINGS        37.02N  86.43W
02/24/2011  M60 MPH          WARREN             KY   TRAINED SPOTTER

            60 MPH GUST MEASURED AT WKY MET LAB. SUSTAINED 45 MPH.

1100 PM     TSTM WND DMG     BOWLING GREEN           36.97N  86.44W
02/24/2011                   WARREN             KY   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            CINDER BLOCK WALL OF A CAR WASH WAS BLOWN IN.

1110 PM     TSTM WND DMG     6 E FRANKLIN            36.73N  86.47W
02/24/2011                   SIMPSON            KY   EMERGENCY MNGR

            TREE DOWN ACROSS HIGHWAY 100.

1115 PM     TSTM WND DMG     7 WNW HAYWOOD           36.99N  86.08W
02/24/2011                   BARREN             KY   TRAINED SPOTTER

            TREES DOWN IN WESTERN PARTS OF BARREN COUNTY.

1115 PM     TSTM WND DMG     4 SW BON AYR            37.01N  86.12W
02/24/2011                   BARREN             KY   TRAINED SPOTTER

            TWO BARNS WERE DESTROYED NEAR RAILTON.

1120 PM     TSTM WND DMG     6 SW BON AYR            36.99N  86.14W
02/24/2011                   BARREN             KY   TRAINED SPOTTER

            A GARAGE WAS DAMAGED ON LITTRELL ROAD.

1158 PM     TSTM WND DMG     PERRYVILLE              37.65N  84.95W
02/24/2011                   BOYLE              KY   EMERGENCY MNGR

            LARGE TREES DOWN ON BATTLEFIELD ROAD IN THE PARK. SOME
            OF THE TREES ARE UP TO 22 INCHES IN DIAMETER.

1200 AM     TSTM WND DMG     COLUMBIA                37.10N  85.31W
02/25/2011                   ADAIR              KY   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            TREE DOWN.

1200 AM     TSTM WND DMG     COLUMBIA                37.10N  85.31W
02/25/2011                   ADAIR              KY   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            TREES WERE DOWNED ACROSS MAIN ROADWAYS IN AND NEAR
            COLUMBIA.

1207 AM     TSTM WND DMG     4 N DANVILLE            37.70N  84.77W
02/25/2011                   BOYLE              KY   EMERGENCY MNGR

            TREES WERE DOWNED ON HIGHWAY 33 NEAR THE MERCER COUNTY
            LINE.

1220 AM     FLASH FLOOD      4 SSE HALFWAY           36.74N  86.28W
02/25/2011                   ALLEN              KY   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            OLD FRANKLIN ROAD CLOSED AT SEVERAL LOCATIONS DUE TO
            FLOODING

1223 AM     TSTM WND GST     1 SSE ARGYLE            37.20N  84.81W
02/25/2011  E60 MPH          CASEY              KY   TRAINED SPOTTER

            EXTREMELY HEAVY RAINS...SUSTAINED HIGH WINDS WITH
            STRONGER GUSTS.

1225 AM     FLASH FLOOD      1 NNE TEMPLE HILL       36.90N  85.83W
02/25/2011                   BARREN             KY   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            BULLDOG ROAD CLOSED DUE TO FLOODING

1225 AM     FLASH FLOOD      2 NNW MT. HERMAN        36.84N  85.79W
02/25/2011                   BARREN             KY   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            CRABTREE ROAD CLOSED DUE TO FLOODING

0130 AM     FLASH FLOOD      1 NNE JAMESTOWN         37.00N  85.06W
02/25/2011                   RUSSELL            KY   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            HALF ACRE ROAD CLOSED DUE TO FLOODING

0130 AM     FLASH FLOOD      2 N SALEM               37.09N  84.98W
02/25/2011                   RUSSELL            KY   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            MOUNT EDEN ROAD IS PARTIALLY CLOSED DUE TO FLOODING

0133 AM     FLASH FLOOD      1 N CAMPBELLSVILLE      37.36N  85.35W
02/25/2011                   TAYLOR             KY   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            MILLER PARK DRIVE IS CLOSED DUE TO FLOODING

0133 AM     FLASH FLOOD      3 N ELK HORN            37.40N  85.31W
02/25/2011                   TAYLOR             KY   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            PALESTINE ROAD IS CLOSED DUE TO FLOODING

 

Below is the High Wind Tracking Table from the Kentucky Mesonet stations. The 24 hour peak wind column will display the highest wind gust recorded over the past 24 hours at each site. Note several sites recorded over 50 MPH wind gusts with Thursday night's storms.

  Latest Observed Wind Data Peak Wind History
Site ID County Local Time (UTC) Direction Avg.
(mph)
Peak
(mph)
15 Min.
(mph)
30 Min.
(mph)
1 Hr.
(mph)
3 Hr.
(mph)
24 Hr.
(mph)
ALBN Clinton Feb 25, 7:00 am (1300Z) WNW (287º) 11.6 22.1 22.1 23.0 27.6 32.9 36.0
BLRK Grayson Feb 25, 7:00 am (1300Z) NW (325º) 14.8 21.3 21.3 21.8 24.6 28.7 42.2
BMBL Knox Feb 25, 8:00 am (1300Z) WNW (288º) 11.5 18.6 18.6 22.2 22.9 28.8 38.5
BNGL Taylor Feb 25, 8:00 am (1300Z) W (276º) 17.2 25.3 25.3 25.3 33.0 38.4 38.4
BNVL Owsley Feb 25, 8:00 am (1300Z) W (276º) 16.7 32.3 32.3 32.3 32.3 35.0 35.0
BTCK Johnson Feb 25, 8:00 am (1300Z) W (262º) 6.2 22.9 22.9 22.9 23.0 23.0 23.0
CADZ Trigg Feb 25, 7:00 am (1300Z) NNW (330º) 7.2 11.3 11.3 14.7 19.8 23.4 36.2
CCLA Hardin Feb 25, 8:00 am (1300Z) N (354º) 13.3 18.1 18.1 21.9 28.5 33.0 38.7
CHTR Lewis Feb 25, 8:00 am (1300Z) W (277º) 9.3 19.4 19.4 19.4 19.4 35.6 35.6
CLSL Nicholas Feb 25, 8:00 am (1300Z) NW (321º) 18.6 31.9 31.9 31.9 31.9 40.5 40.5
CMBA Adair Feb 25, 7:00 am (1300Z) W (268º) 18.8 27.1 27.1 31.5 31.5 40.0 55.5
CRMT Bullitt Feb 25, 8:00 am (1300Z) NW (315º) 11.7 20.2 20.2 23.2 27.2 27.2 31.9
CRRL Carroll Feb 25, 8:00 am (1300Z) NNW (333º) 9.7 15.9 15.9 20.5 20.5 20.5 28.4
DORT Pike Feb 25, 8:00 am (1300Z) W (274º) 30.3 45.1 45.1 45.2 45.2 46.9 46.9
DRFN Marshall Feb 25, 7:00 am (1300Z) NNW (342º) 7.9 14.0 14.0 17.5 19.4 23.3 52.9
ELST Madison Feb 25, 8:00 am (1300Z) WSW (257º) 21.5 30.5 30.5 31.5 40.6 45.1 45.1
ERLN Hopkins Feb 25, 7:00 am (1300Z) NNW (333º) 15.4 24.4 24.4 24.4 24.4 30.2 48.6
FARM Warren Feb 25, 7:00 am (1300Z) WNW (300º) 17.7 22.2 22.2 30.4 30.4 30.9 51.5
FCHV Shelby Feb 25, 8:00 am (1300Z) NW (321º) 19.1 28.1 28.1 28.1 28.1 30.4 31.2
FLRK McCreary Feb 25, 8:00 am (1300Z) WNW (282º) 15.1 24.5 24.5 28.6 31.1 32.2 42.5
FRNY Union Feb 25, 7:00 am (1300Z) NNW (341º) 15.4 20.1 20.1 21.3 25.5 29.9 37.0
GRDR Cumberland Feb 25, 7:00 am (1300Z) W (273º) 13.9 20.8 20.8 34.0 34.0 34.0 38.7
GRHM Henderson Feb 25, 7:00 am (1300Z) NNW (337º) 14.8 19.6 19.6 19.7 24.7 28.1 31.6
HCKM Fulton Feb 25, 7:00 am (1300Z) NNW (346º) 12.1 16.7 16.7 16.7 16.7 26.7 52.2
HDYV Hart Feb 25, 7:00 am (1300Z) W (280º) 18.2 24.9 24.9 24.9 28.9 38.7 40.2
HHTS Campbell Feb 25, 8:00 am (1300Z) NW (323º) 13.0 18.9 18.9 23.8 23.8 29.3 29.3
HRDB Mercer Feb 25, 8:00 am (1300Z) WNW (298º) 20.8 29.5 29.5 31.8 31.8 51.7 51.7
HTFD Ohio Feb 25, 7:00 am (1300Z) NW (317º) 12.8 18.5 18.5 19.1 23.5 29.1 41.9
HUEY Boone Feb 25, 8:00 am (1300Z) NNW (339º) 8.5 18.3 18.3 21.8 21.8 25.1 34.0
LGNT Lincoln Feb 25, 8:00 am (1300Z) W (279º) 24.9 38.5 38.5 38.5 38.9 40.6 41.2
LGRN Oldham Feb 25, 8:00 am (1300Z) NNW (335º) 13.8 21.0 21.0 27.6 29.1 29.1 30.6
LSML Franklin Feb 25, 8:00 am (1300Z) WNW (297º) 17.1 24.3 24.3 24.7 30.3 30.3 36.9
LUSA Lawrence Feb 25, 8:00 am (1300Z) WNW (289º) 17.8 29.2 29.2 37.8 38.0 38.0 38.0
LXGN Fayette Feb 25, 8:00 am (1300Z) WNW (292º) 16.9 28.6 28.6 30.0 33.2 38.4 38.4
MQDY Breckinridge Feb 25, 7:00 am (1300Z) NNW (345º) 11.0 16.9 16.9 18.7 24.2 28.0 29.7
MRHD Rowan Feb 25, 8:00 am (1300Z) WNW (301º) 16.9 24.1 24.1 29.8 33.6 44.5 44.5
MROK Barren Feb 25, 7:00 am (1300Z) W (276º) 18.0 22.9 22.9 25.8 25.8 37.2 53.1
MRRY Calloway Feb 25, 7:00 am (1300Z) NNW (338º) 7.9 12.3 12.3 16.1 17.7 23.7 29.2
OLIN Jackson Feb 25, 8:00 am (1300Z) WSW (251º) 17.9 28.7 28.7 28.7 33.5 42.5 42.5
PCWN Casey Feb 25, 8:00 am (1300Z) W (266º) 15.1 28.0 28.0 31.4 31.4 42.4 42.4
PGHL Christian Feb 25, 7:00 am (1300Z) N (356º) 10.3 17.0 17.0 18.6 23.0 30.2 44.2
PRNC Caldwell Feb 25, 7:00 am (1300Z) NNW (342º) 12.6 19.3 19.3 20.2 20.8 29.1 50.5
PRYB Graves Feb 25, 7:00 am (1300Z) NNW (341º) 5.5 9.5 9.5 10.2 15.6 24.0 34.6
PVRT McLean Feb 25, 7:00 am (1300Z) N (349º) 10.0 14.5 14.5 20.0 20.0 30.2 31.3
QKSD Breathitt Feb 25, 8:00 am (1300Z) W (269º) 10.7 22.0 22.0 22.0 32.1 32.8 32.8
RBSN Harrison Feb 25, 8:00 am (1300Z) NW (312º) 13.3 18.6 18.6 21.3 22.1 22.1 25.1
RNDH Metcalfe Feb 25, 7:00 am (1300Z) W (276º) 15.1 20.7 20.7 29.4 34.2 42.7 53.7
RPTN Crittenden Feb 25, 7:00 am (1300Z) NNW (334º) 15.1 23.2 23.2 23.2 23.2 31.0 41.0
RSVL Logan Feb 25, 7:00 am (1300Z) NW (310º) 7.3 12.2 12.2 16.5 16.6 21.6 32.8
SCTV Allen Feb 25, 7:00 am (1300Z) WNW (296º) 13.4 25.5 25.5 25.5 29.4 33.5 42.5
SWON Owen Feb 25, 8:00 am (1300Z) NW (325º) 14.6 22.1 22.1 22.1 22.1 28.3 28.3
VEST Knott Feb 25, 8:00 am (1300Z) W (272º) 23.4 32.5 32.5 47.4 47.4 47.4 50.3
WLBT Morgan Feb 25, 8:00 am (1300Z) W (280º) 15.7 30.1 30.1 46.6 46.6 49.1 49.1
WNCH Clark Feb 25, 8:00 am (1300Z) WNW (286º) 20.2 29.6 29.6 29.6 31.9 50.1 50.1
WSHT Mason Feb 25, 8:00 am (1300Z) WNW (293º) 10.4 14.6 14.6 21.3 23.3 23.3 24.9

Here are the peak wind gusts from area ASOS stations from last night.

ASOS station Time (EST) Peak Wind Gust (mph)

Bowling Green

9:56 pm

41

Frankfort

10:58 pm

28

Fort Knox

10:02 pm

29

Huntingburg

10:30 pm

31

Lexington

5:14 am

47

Bowman Field

10:17 pm

26

Standiford Field

10:05 pm

28

London

1:29 am

39

Owensboro

8:05 pm

31

Glasgow

3:31 am

32



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