The 2013 Halloween Wind Event

A powerful and complex storm system impacted the region on Thursday, 31 October 2013, bringing strong to severe winds to Kentucky and southern Indiana. Damage reports from strong sustained winds with higher gusts well ahead of an approaching cold front began to come in by Thursday afternoon. By Thursday evening, the wind threat shifted to even more powerful gusts embedded within lines of storms crossing the area, prompting Severe Thunderstorm Warnings to be issued and additional damage reports as a result. The selected wind gusts below are not entirely representative of the values felt across the area (you may have had higher wind gusts!) but is a good look at the highest values that the ASOSs and Kentucky Mesonet sites reported throughout the day.

 

 

The Storm Prediction Center produces maps of the storm reports issued across the country when severe weather strikes. Take a look at the reports issued in our area on Halloween night: www.spc.noaa.gov/climo/gm.php. However, this is not a comprehensive list and does not include certain reports. Below is a listing of all of the reports received by the NWS Louisville office. Is your report missing? If so, please let us know either via Facebook, Twitter, or email (w-lmk.webmaster@noaa.gov). You can find links to our social media sites in the upper left of this page. Please be sure to include as much detail as possible in your report, including location, date, time, and the extent of any damage, if applicable. Pictures are incredibly helpful!

 

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PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT...SUMMARY

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LOUISVILLE KY

318 PM EDT FRI NOV 01 2013

 

..TIME...   ...EVENT...      ...CITY LOCATION...     ...LAT.LON...

..DATE...   ....MAG....      ..COUNTY LOCATION..ST.. ...SOURCE....

            ..REMARKS..

 

1210 PM     NON-TSTM WND DMG BEREA                   37.58N  84.29W

10/31/2013                   MADISON            KY   PUBLIC

 

            TWITTER REPORT OF TREE BRANCHES DOWN ON POWER LINES

            CAUSING A SMALL BRUSH FIRE NEAR GABBARDTOWN ROAD. AREA

            WIND SENSORS PICKING UP GUSTS FROM 35 TO 45 MPH.

 

1220 PM     NON-TSTM WND DMG LEITCHFIELD             37.48N  86.29W

10/31/2013                   GRAYSON            KY   BROADCAST MEDIA

 

            PICTURE ON FACEBOOK OF TREE DOWN IN LEITCHFIELD VIA

            MEDIA. GRAYSON COUNTY MESONET REPORTED GUST OF 35 MPH.

 

0110 PM     NON-TSTM WND DMG BOWLING GREEN           36.97N  86.44W

10/31/2013                   WARREN             KY   COUNTY OFFICIAL

 

            TREES AND POWER LINES REPORTED DOWN IN THE CITY VIA

            CITY OF BOWLING GREEN TWITTER PAGE. TRAFFIC LIGHT

            DAMAGED AT SCOTTSVILLE ROAD AND I-65 DUE TO WIND. ASOS

            REPORTED GUSTS TO 36 MPH.

 

0305 PM     NON-TSTM WND DMG 1 SE HAYS               37.02N  86.12W

10/31/2013                   BARREN             KY   EMERGENCY MNGR

 

            *** 1 FATAL *** 8 INCH PECAN TREE LIMB FELL ON A 65

            YEAR OLD WOMAN WHILE SHE WAS PICKING FROM THAT TREE.

            NEARBY BARREN COUNTY MESONET REPORTED 40 MPH WIND GUST

            AT THE TIME.

 

0340 PM     NON-TSTM WND DMG DANVILLE                37.64N  84.77W

10/31/2013                   BOYLE              KY   PUBLIC

 

            TREE REPORTED DOWN.

 

0520 PM     NON-TSTM WND DMG NICHOLASVILLE           37.88N  84.58W

10/31/2013                   JESSAMINE          KY   BROADCAST MEDIA

 

            TREE DOWN ON POWER LINE ON BETHANY ROAD.. TREE LOOKS TO

            BE ROTTED.

 

0645 PM     NON-TSTM WND DMG LYONS                   37.68N  85.61W

10/31/2013                   LARUE              KY   EMERGENCY MNGR

 

            *** 1 INJ *** 18 YEAR OLD MAN INJURED WHEN CAR HE WAS

            DRIVING HIT A DOWNED TREE ON LYONS STATION ROAD. LARUE

            COUNTY MESONET REPORTED 31 MPH WIND GUST AT THE TIME.

 

0740 PM     NON-TSTM WND DMG 1 WSW LEXINGTON         38.04N  84.48W

10/31/2013                   FAYETTE            KY   BROADCAST MEDIA

 

            LARGE TREE SNAPPED AND FELL ONTO A HOUSE DECK ON

            RICHMOND AVE. FAYETTE COUNTY MESONET AND KLEX ASOS

            REPORTED 38-39 MPH WIND GUSTS.

 

0825 PM     NON-TSTM WND GST LOUISVILLE              38.22N  85.74W

10/31/2013  M45 MPH          JEFFERSON          KY   NWS EMPLOYEE

 

            REPORTED AT THE NWS OFFICE.

 

0826 PM     NON-TSTM WND DMG LOUISVILLE              38.22N  85.74W

10/31/2013                   JEFFERSON          KY   BROADCAST MEDIA

 

            LARGE TREE LIMB DOWN MARTHA AVE. TREE LIMB DOWN ON

            POWER LINES AT EAST BARBEE AVE.

 

0855 PM     NON-TSTM WND GST 5 S BOWLING GREEN       36.90N  86.44W

10/31/2013  M49 MPH          WARREN             KY   MESONET

 

            REPORTED AT THE MESONET SITE.

 

1000 PM     NON-TSTM WND GST 3 N HARRODSBURG         37.81N  84.85W

10/31/2013  M50 MPH          MERCER             KY   MESONET

 

            REPORTED AT THE MESONET SITE.

 

1000 PM     NON-TSTM WND GST 4 SW FRANKLIN           36.69N  86.62W

10/31/2013  M51 MPH          SIMPSON            KY   MESONET

 

            AT THE MESONET SITE.

 

1000 PM     NON-TSTM WND GST 3 N HARRODSBURG         37.81N  84.85W

10/31/2013  M50 MPH          MERCER             KY   MESONET

 

            AT THE MESONET SITE.

 

1022 PM     TSTM WND GST     LEXINGTON               38.04N  84.46W

10/31/2013  M53 MPH          FAYETTE            KY   ASOS

 

            KLEX ASOS REPORTED 46 KNOT GUST

 

1030 PM     NON-TSTM WND GST MAMMOTH CAVE            37.20N  86.10W

10/31/2013  M49 MPH          EDMONSON           KY   TRAINED SPOTTER

 

1100 PM     NON-TSTM WND GST MCDANIELS               37.60N  86.43W

10/31/2013  M54 MPH          BRECKINRIDGE       KY   TRAINED SPOTTER

 

1100 PM     TSTM WND DMG     JEFFERSONTOWN           38.21N  85.57W

10/31/2013                   JEFFERSON          KY   BROADCAST MEDIA

 

            TREES DOWN NEAR JTOWN HIGH SCHOOL.

 

1104 PM     TSTM WND DMG     3 W CLOVERPORT          37.83N  86.68W

10/31/2013                   HANCOCK            KY   LAW ENFORCEMENT

 

            THE STATE POLICE HAD TO REMOVE A TREE FROM A ROADWAY

            NEAR THE HANCOCK AND BRECKINRIDGE COUNTY LINE.

 

1110 PM     NON-TSTM WND GST 3 N HARRODSBURG         37.81N  84.85W

10/31/2013  M52 MPH          MERCER             KY   MESONET

 

1112 PM     TSTM WND DMG     5 NNW FORKS OF ELKHORN  38.28N  84.84W

10/31/2013                   FRANKLIN           KY   PUBLIC

 

            TREE REPORTED DOWN ACROSS ROYAL PARKWAY NEAR FRANKFORT.

            NEARBY WEATHER STATION REPORTED WIND GUST OF 58 MPH.

 

1120 PM     NON-TSTM WND GST EKRON                   37.93N  86.18W

10/31/2013  M55 MPH          MEADE              KY   TRAINED SPOTTER

 

1130 PM     TSTM WND DMG     ANCHORAGE               38.27N  85.54W

10/31/2013                   JEFFERSON          KY   PUBLIC

 

            PICTURE SUBMITTED VIA FACEBOOK OF LARGE PART OF TREE

            SNAPPED OFF.

 

1134 PM     TSTM WND DMG     2 WSW BARDSTOWN JUNCTIO 37.93N  85.73W

10/31/2013                   BULLITT            KY   EMERGENCY MNGR

 

            SEVERAL TREES AND POWER LINES DOWN ALONG WITH POWER

            POLES SNAPPED ON BEECH GROVE ROAD NEAR SHEPHERDSVILLE

 

1136 PM     TSTM WND DMG     LOUISVILLE              38.22N  85.74W

10/31/2013                   JEFFERSON          KY   PUBLIC

 

            VARIOUS SOCIAL MEDIA REPORTS OF LARGE TREE LIMBS AND

            TREES DOWN ACROSS THE COUNTY

 

1138 PM     TSTM WND DMG     LEXINGTON               38.04N  84.46W

10/31/2013                   FAYETTE            KY   BROADCAST MEDIA

 

            SOME TREES REPORTED DOWN ACROSS THE CITY.

 

1155 PM     TSTM WND GST     10 W SHELBYVILLE        38.22N  85.42W

10/31/2013  M57 MPH          SHELBY             KY   MESONET

 

1211 AM     TSTM WND DMG     NICHOLASVILLE           37.88N  84.58W

11/01/2013                   JESSAMINE          KY   EMERGENCY MNGR

 

            TREES AND POWER LINES DOWN THROUGHOUT THE COUNTY

 

1215 AM     TSTM WND DMG     LEXINGTON               38.04N  84.46W

11/01/2013                   FAYETTE            KY   BROADCAST MEDIA

 

            NUMEROUS POWER OUTAGES AND TREES DOWN REPORTED ACROSS

            FAYETTE COUNTY. AT LEAST ONE TREE FELL THROUGH THE ROOF

            OF A HOUSE IN NORTHERN LEXINGTON.

 

1223 AM     TSTM WND GST     1 WNW FORKS OF ELKHORN  38.22N  84.82W

11/01/2013  M50 MPH          FRANKLIN           KY   TRAINED SPOTTER

 

            WEATHER STATION REPORTED 50 MPH WIND GUST

 

1224 AM     TSTM WND GST     7 S LEXINGTON           37.94N  84.46W

11/01/2013  M50 MPH          FAYETTE            KY   MESONET

 

1228 AM     TSTM WND GST     4 SW CARLISLE           38.27N  84.09W

11/01/2013  M53 MPH          NICHOLAS           KY   MESONET

 

1230 AM     TSTM WND GST     3 N COLUMBIA            37.14N  85.31W

11/01/2013  M50 MPH          ADAIR              KY   MESONET

 

            ADAIR COUNTY MESONET REPORTED 50.3 MPH WIND GUST

 

1237 AM     TSTM WND GST     3 NW WINCHESTER         38.03N  84.23W

11/01/2013  M57 MPH          CLARK              KY   MESONET

 

1250 AM     TSTM WND DMG     WINCHESTER              38.00N  84.19W

11/01/2013                   CLARK              KY   TRAINED SPOTTER

 

            GARAGE DOOR DAMAGED...STORM DOORS BLOWN OFF...LARGE

            LIMBS... TREES... AND POWER LINES DOWN...POWER OUTAGES

 

1255 AM     TSTM WND DMG     WAYNESBURG              37.33N  84.68W

11/01/2013                   LINCOLN            KY   LAW ENFORCEMENT

 

            MANY TREES AND POWER LINES DOWN THROUGHOUT THE COUNTY.

            ONE MOBILE HOME HAD A TREE FALL THROUGH THE ROOF IN

            WAYNESBURG.

 

0130 AM     TSTM WND DMG     RICHMOND                37.74N  84.29W

11/01/2013                   MADISON            KY   FIRE DEPT/RESCUE

 

            WACO FIRE DEPT REPORTED TREES DOWN ON GOGGINS LANE...

            REDHOUSE RD BLOCKING THE ROADWAY... TATES CREEK RD...

            FOUR MILE RD AT RUNYON GROVE RD... AND SUMMIT STREET

            BLOCKING THE ENTIRE STREET. KI39 AWOS AND MADISON COUNTY

            MESONET REPORTED 48 MPH WIND GUSTS.

 

0130 AM     TSTM WND GST     RICHMOND                37.74N  84.29W

11/01/2013  M56 MPH          MADISON            KY   PUBLIC

 

            WEATHER STATION AT HUMMEL PLANETARIUM REPORTED 56 MPH

            WIND GUST



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