Summary of severe weather episode on Dec. 27

 

A line of thunderstorms swept across our region during the evening hours of Dec. 27. These storms occurred just ahead of a strong cold front that plowed into an air mass characterized by record warmth. Locally damaging winds were reported. Utility poles and trees were blown down near Murphysboro, IL and Dexter, MO, trapping people. Roof damage was reported in Harrisburg, IL. A mobile home was heavily damaged in Cape Girardeau County, Missouri. Most of the remainder of the severe weather reports consisted of wind gusts near 60 mph. The following is a preliminary listing of severe weather reports:

PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT...SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PADUCAH KY
949 PM CST SAT DEC 27 2008

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

0154 PM     NON-TSTM WND GST CARBONDALE              37.72N 89.22W
12/27/2008  M51.00 MPH       JACKSON            IL   ASOS

            GRADIENT WIND MEASURED BY ASOS AT CARBONDALE AIRPORT.

0237 PM     NON-TSTM WND GST 3 S CAPE GIRARDEAU      37.26N 89.55W
12/27/2008  M47.00 MPH       CAPE GIRARDEAU     MO   ASOS

            GRADIENT WIND MEASURED AT CAPE GIRARDEAU AIRPORT ASOS

0525 PM     TSTM WND GST     GORDONVILLE             37.31N 89.67W
12/27/2008  E60.00 MPH       CAPE GIRARDEAU     MO   EMERGENCY MNGR

            ALSO...POWER OUTAGES IN MILLERSVILLE AND DELTA

0535 PM     TSTM WND GST     CAPE GIRARDEAU          37.31N 89.55W
12/27/2008  M59.00 MPH       CAPE GIRARDEAU     MO   ASOS

0538 PM     TSTM WND DMG     MURPHYSBORO             37.77N 89.34W
12/27/2008                   JACKSON            IL   EMERGENCY MNGR

            UTILITY POLES AND NUMEROUS TREES DOWN IN AND AROUND THE
            COMMUNITY. AT LEAST ONE TREE DOWN ON VEHICLE WITH PERSONS
            INSIDE.

0540 PM     TSTM WND DMG     DEXTER                  36.79N 89.96W
12/27/2008                   STODDARD           MO   EMERGENCY MNGR

            TELEPHONE POLES DOWN WITH INDIVIDUALS TRAPPED.

0610 PM     TSTM WND DMG     MOUNT VERNON            38.32N 88.91W
12/27/2008                   JEFFERSON          IL   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            SOME TREES DOWN ON NORHT SIDE OF TOWN. POWER OUTAGES
            REPORTED IN INA.

0630 PM     TSTM WND DMG     CAPE GIRARDEAU          37.31N 89.55W
12/27/2008                   CAPE GIRARDEAU     MO   EMERGENCY MNGR

            HEAVY DAMAGE REPORTED TO A DOUBLE WIDE. HALF THE ROOF HAS
            BEEN BLOWN OFF, STRUCTURAL DAMAGE, DECK OBLITERATED,
            FRONT YARD RIDDLED WITH DEBRIS. NO REPORTS OF DOWNED
            POWERLINES OR TREES. OCCUPANTS NOT HOME.

0645 PM     TSTM WND DMG     HARRISBURG              37.74N 88.55W
12/27/2008                   SALINE             IL   EMERGENCY MNGR

            1 BUILDING LOST ITS ROOF. 1 BUILDING IN RALIEGH LOST ONE
            FOURTH OF ITS ROOF. LARGE TREES DOWN AND BLOCKING HIGHWAY
            34.

0650 PM     TSTM WND GST     METROPOLIS              37.15N 88.71W
12/27/2008  E60.00 MPH       MASSAC             IL   LAW ENFORCEMENT

0650 PM     TSTM WND GST     PADUCAH                 37.07N 88.64W
12/27/2008  M59.00 MPH       MCCRACKEN          KY   ASOS

            51 KNOT GUST AT PADUCAH ASOS. 38 KNOTS SUSTAINED.

0655 PM     TSTM WND DMG     METROPOLIS              37.15N 88.71W
12/27/2008                   MASSAC             IL   EMERGENCY MNGR

            HIGH TENSION POWER LINES DOWN ALONG WEST 21ST STREET.

0730 PM     TSTM WND DMG     4 E MAYFIELD            36.74N 88.57W
12/27/2008                   GRAVES             KY   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            SEVERAL TREES DOWN IN THE COUNTY

0745 PM     TSTM WND DMG     PRINCETON               38.36N 87.57W
12/27/2008                   GIBSON             IN   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            SEMI TRACTOR-TRAILER BLOWN OVER ALONG HIGHWAY 41 NEAR THE
            TOYOTA PLANT. NO INJURIES REPORTED.

0749 PM     TSTM WND DMG     BENTON                  36.85N 88.36W
12/27/2008                   MARSHALL           KY   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            SEVERAL TREES DOWN

0750 PM     TSTM WND GST     STELLA                  36.64N 88.40W
12/27/2008  E60.00 MPH       CALLOWAY           KY   TRAINED SPOTTER

0801 PM     TSTM WND GST     EVANSVILLE              37.98N 87.54W
12/27/2008  M61.00 MPH       VANDERBURGH        IN   ASOS

0925 PM     TSTM WND GST     5 W HOPKINSVILLE        36.85N 87.58W
12/27/2008  E60.00 MPH       CHRISTIAN          KY   NWS EMPLOYEE

0940 PM     TSTM WND DMG     HOPKINSVILLE            36.85N 87.49W
12/27/2008                   CHRISTIAN          KY   TRAINED SPOTTER

            TREE DOWN AT CANTON PIKE AND LITTLE RIVER BRIDGE.


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