April 28 Hail Storm

A stationary front draped along the I-64 corridor, combined with high temperatures around 80 degrees and much colder air above 10,000 feet allowed for a severe thunderstorm to develop and track along the front late Saturday afternoon. 

The storms that formed created hail as large as baseballs near French Lick, Indiana, with golf ball size hail more commonly reported along a line from Milltown to Palmyra and Georgetown in Indiana and then to the Churchill Downs, Highview, and Fern Creek area in Louisville, and finally into Taylorsville, where the storm started to weaken.  The radar loop below shows the storm that generated this hail as it travelled toward Louisville.

Attached below are some pictures taken of the hail across the region.

 

From Marengo (courtesy of Jenny Caffrey)

From Marengo (courtesy of Jenny Caffrey)

From Marengo (courtesy of Jenny Caffrey)

 

 

From Shively (courtesy of Jason Kratzwald)

From Fern Creek (courtesy of Greg Watkins)

From Fern Creek (courtesy of Greg Watkins)

From Northwest of Taylorsville (courtesy of Jeff Sarver)

Louisville Skyline (courtesy of WLKY)

From Jeffersontown (courtesy of Kris Rau)

     

 

 



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