January 30th Severe Weather - Preliminary Summary

A powerful line of storms moved through the Ohio Valley during the pre-dawn hours of January 30th, 2013. The storms developed ahead of a strong cold front trailing from a strengthening surface low that moved into the lower Great Lakes. These storms tapped into incredibly strong winds just above the surface and produced scattered instances of damage throughout southern Indiana and central Kentucky. Below is a surface map from just after midnight on the 30th, depicting the strong surface low and trailing cold front. Note the sharp temperature changes between the upper 60s across our area, and temperatures below zero in Montana and southern Canada. We will be adding information to this webpage as we get it.

 

This storm system spawned several tornadoes across southern Indiana and central Kentucky as it swept through.  Below are a list of the confirmed tornadoes that have been surveyed so far.  Information will continue to be added to these pages as it becomes available.

Warren County, KY EF-2

Marion County, KY EF-0

Harrison County, IN EF-0

Orange County, IN EF-1

Below is a summary of the reports across the region from the Storm Prediction Center.

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Below is a summary of preliminary storm reports the NWS in Louisville has received so far.

PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT...SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LOUISVILLE KY
1147 AM EST WED JAN 30 2013

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

0202 AM     TSTM WND DMG     5 WSW GATCHEL           38.03N  86.74W
01/30/2013                   PERRY              IN   EMERGENCY MNGR

            STRUCTURAL DAMAGE ON A HOUSE...INCLUDING WALLS DOWN ON
            A GARAGE. FIELD TANKS WERE ALSO OVERTURNED AND SEVERAL
            TREES WERE DOWNED. TIME ESTIMATED FROM RADAR

0248 AM     TSTM WND DMG     2 N WEST BADEN SPRINGS  38.60N  86.61W
01/30/2013                   ORANGE             IN   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            PORCH AND PART OF A ROOF BLOWN OFF OF A HOUSE AND ALSO
            TREES AND POWER LINES DOWN NEAR UPPER SAND HILL ROAD.

0311 AM     NON-TSTM WND DMG BATTLETOWN              38.07N  86.30W
01/30/2013                   MEADE              KY   TRAINED SPOTTER

            TREES DOWN IN THE BATTLETOWN AREA.

0328 AM     TSTM WND DMG     2 E SALEM               38.60N  86.06W
01/30/2013                   WASHINGTON         IN   EMERGENCY MNGR

            ROOF BLOWN OFF OF A RESIDENCE NEAR STATE ROAD 160 ALSO
            2 BARNS DAMAGED AND POWER LINES DOWN.

0406 AM     TSTM WND DMG     5 NW FORT KNOX          37.94N  86.03W
01/30/2013                   MEADE              KY   PUBLIC

            DOWNED POWER LINES NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF HIGHWAY
            1638 AND 1248.

0410 AM     TSTM WND DMG     CANEYVILLE              37.42N  86.49W
01/30/2013                   GRAYSON            KY   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            SMALL GARAGE BLOWN INTO THE ROAD.

0412 AM     TSTM WND GST     FORT KNOX               37.89N  85.96W
01/30/2013  M60 MPH          HARDIN             KY   OTHER FEDERAL

0415 AM     TSTM WND DMG     BROWNSVILLE             37.19N  86.26W
01/30/2013                   EDMONSON           KY   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            SEVERAL TREES DOWN ACROSS THE COUNTY.

0415 AM     TSTM WND DMG     4 S VALLEY STATION      38.05N  85.87W
01/30/2013                   JEFFERSON          KY   BROADCAST MEDIA

            TREES BLOCKING PENDLETON ROAD

0415 AM     TSTM WND DMG     ELIZABETH               38.13N  85.97W
01/30/2013                   HARRISON           IN   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            BUILDINGS DAMAGED

0421 AM     TSTM WND DMG     PLEASURE RIDGE PARK     38.15N  85.85W
01/30/2013                   JEFFERSON          KY   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            TREES AND POWER LINES DOWN.

0440 AM     TSTM WND DMG     SMITHS GROVE            37.05N  86.21W
01/30/2013                   WARREN             KY   BROADCAST MEDIA

            SIGNS BLOWN DOWN...NUMEROUS TREES AND POWER
            LINES...SOME STRUCTURAL DAMAGE IN SMITHS GROVE.

0440 AM     TSTM WND DMG     PEWEE VALLEY            38.31N  85.49W
01/30/2013                   OLDHAM             KY   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            A TREE FELL AND DOWNED A POWER LINE IN THE PEWEE VALLEY
            AREA. TIME ESTIMATED FROM RADAR

0442 AM     TSTM WND DMG     SCOTTSVILLE             36.75N  86.20W
01/30/2013                   ALLEN              KY   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            TREES DOWN ACROSS THE COUNTY.

0443 AM     TSTM WND DMG     3 W PARK CITY           37.09N  86.11W
01/30/2013                   EDMONSON           KY   EMERGENCY MNGR

            BODY SHOP DESTROYED... 5000 LB TANK MOVED 300 YARDS...
            DEBRIS IN TREES

0445 AM     TSTM WND GST     4 SSE ROSEVILLE         36.83N  85.90W
01/30/2013  M62 MPH          BARREN             KY   CO-OP OBSERVER

0450 AM     TSTM WND GST     GLASGOW                 37.00N  85.92W
01/30/2013  M57 MPH          BARREN             KY   MESONET

            AT THE MESONET IN BARREN COUNTY.

0450 AM     TSTM WND DMG     CAVE CITY               37.14N  85.96W
01/30/2013                   BARREN             KY   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            SHED BLOWN ONTO HWY 90

0456 AM     TSTM WND DMG     GLASGOW                 37.00N  85.92W
01/30/2013                   BARREN             KY   PUBLIC

            DOWNED TELEPHONE POLE BLOCKING HWY 1297 NORTH OF HWY 31
            IN GLASGOW

0459 AM     TSTM WND GST     CAVE CITY               37.14N  85.96W
01/30/2013  M59 MPH          BARREN             KY   TRAINED SPOTTER

0517 AM     TSTM WND DMG     EDMONTON                36.98N  85.62W
01/30/2013                   METCALFE           KY   PUBLIC

            TREES AND LINES DOWN...ALONG WITH A SMALL OUTBUILDING
            BLOWN ONTO A ROADWAY IN EDMONTON.

0530 AM     TSTM WND GST     CAMPBELLSVILLE          37.35N  85.35W
01/30/2013  M55 MPH          TAYLOR             KY   MESONET

0535 AM     TSTM WND GST     LEBANON                 37.57N  85.25W
01/30/2013  M55 MPH          MARION             KY   MESONET

0540 AM     TSTM WND DMG     4 SE NEW MARKET         37.45N  85.26W
01/30/2013                   MARION             KY   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            *** 2 INJ *** MOBILE HOME DAMAGE REPORTED ALSO NUMEROUS
            POWER LINES DOWN.

0540 AM     TSTM WND DMG     4 SSE THREE FORKS       36.90N  86.18W
01/30/2013                   ALLEN              KY   TRAINED SPOTTER

            SEVERAL TREES BLOWN DOWN BLOCKING HWY 1533

0540 AM     TSTM WND DMG     2 N HOLLAND             36.73N  86.07W
01/30/2013                   ALLEN              KY   COUNTY OFFICIAL

            A FEW BARN ROOVES DOWN ALONG PITCHFORD RIDGE ROAD.
            PARTIAL HOME ROOF DAMAGE AS WELL AS SEVERAL TREES DOWN
            AROUND THE COUNTY.

0549 AM     TSTM WND DMG     CAMPBELLSVILLE          37.35N  85.35W
01/30/2013                   TAYLOR             KY   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            SEVERAL TREES DOWN ACROSS THE COUNTY.

0619 AM     TSTM WND DMG     1 S NICHOLASVILLE       37.86N  84.58W
01/30/2013                   JESSAMINE          KY   EMERGENCY MNGR

            A TV TOWER AT THE COUNTY UTILITY BUILDING WAS BLOWN
            DOWN.

0621 AM     TSTM WND DMG     3 E NICHOLASVILLE       37.88N  84.52W
01/30/2013                   JESSAMINE          KY   EMERGENCY MNGR

            TIN FROM A BARN ROOF WAS THROWN INTO THE ROADWAY.

0626 AM     TSTM WND DMG     4 ENE LEXINGTON         38.07N  84.39W
01/30/2013                   FAYETTE            KY   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            UTILITY POLE DOWN ON BRIAR HILL ROAD



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