Severe weather struck western KY and southwest Indiana Saturday

An organized outbreak of severe thunderstorms affected much of western Kentucky and southwest Indiana on the afternoon of Saturday, March 28. A line of storms developed along a cold front as it entered southeast Illinois and the Kentucky Lake region of western Kentucky. The line of storms gradually intensified as it moved east across Tornado Watch 91. Numerous reports of large hail were received over the Pennyrile region of western Kentucky. Isolated reports of wind damage were received.

Significant damage in the community of Corydon, Kentucky was caused by an EF-3 tornado. Corydon was in the path of a supercell thunderstorm that contained strong rotation. Below is a graphic showing the hook-shaped supercell as it approached Corydon. The radar image is from the Evansville radar at 4:45 P.M. The large red polygon ahead of the supercell is a Tornado Warning issued by the National Weather Service. Other smaller red shapes are the outlines of urban areas such as Henderson.

Radar graphic of Corydon, KY supercell 

The following is a preliminary listing of hail, wind, and damage reports received by the NWS at Paducah through early Saturday evening.

PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT...SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PADUCAH KY
630 PM CDT SAT MAR 28 2009

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

0358 PM     HAIL             5 S STURGIS             37.47N 87.99W
03/28/2009  E0.75 INCH       CRITTENDEN         KY   TRAINED SPOTTER

            DIME-SIZED HAIL 5 MILES SOUTH OF STURGIS.

0413 PM     HAIL             5 NW STURGIS            37.60N 88.05W
03/28/2009  M1.00 INCH       UNION              KY   TRAINED SPOTTER

0427 PM     HAIL             MORGANFIELD             37.68N 87.91W
03/28/2009  E1.00 INCH       UNION              KY   TRAINED SPOTTER

            WALL CLOUD 10 MILES WEST NEAR STURGIS. CANNOT VERIFY ANY
            ROTATION.

0430 PM     HAIL             MORGANFIELD             37.68N 87.91W
03/28/2009  M0.75 INCH       UNION              KY   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            DIME SIZE HAIL HAS FALLEN FOR THE PAST 15 MINUTES.

0439 PM     HAIL             LAFAYETTE               36.66N 87.66W
03/28/2009  M1.00 INCH       CHRISTIAN          KY   EMERGENCY MNGR

            QUARTER SIZE HAIL REPORTED.

0440 PM     TSTM WND DMG     CORYDON                 37.79N 87.71W
03/28/2009                   HENDERSON          KY   DEPT OF HIGHWAYS

            DAMAGE REPORTED FROM ONE END OF TOWN TO THE OTHER ALONG
            HIGHWAY 60. ADDITIONAL DAMAGE REPORTED NEAR HOUSE BRIDGE
            ROAD. DOT RESPONDING.

0440 PM     HAIL             DAWSON SPRINGS          37.17N 87.69W
03/28/2009  M0.88 INCH       HOPKINS            KY   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            NICKLE SIZE HAIL REPORTED ALONG HIGHWAY 109.

0443 PM     HAIL             HERNDON                 36.71N 87.60W
03/28/2009  M1.00 INCH       CHRISTIAN          KY   TRAINED SPOTTER

0450 PM     HAIL             HOPKINSVILLE            36.85N 87.49W
03/28/2009  M1.00 INCH       CHRISTIAN          KY   EMERGENCY MNGR

            QUARTER SIZE HAIL REPORTED ALONG INTERSTATE 24 AT
            ASHBERRY CIRCLE.

0455 PM     TSTM WND DMG     HOPKINSVILLE            36.85N 87.49W
03/28/2009                   CHRISTIAN          KY   CO-OP OBSERVER

            DOWNED TREE ON SOUTH END OF TOWN. WIND GUSTS ESTIMATED AT
            59 MPH.

0457 PM     HAIL             HOPKINSVILLE            36.85N 87.49W
03/28/2009  M1.00 INCH       CHRISTIAN          KY   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            QUARTER SIZE HAIL REPORTED ALONG HIGHWAY 41 BY STATE
            POLICE.

0500 PM     TSTM WND DMG     5 E OAK GROVE           36.67N 87.34W
03/28/2009                   TODD               KY   EMERGENCY MNGR

            SEMI-TRUCK PICKED UP AND TOSSED NEAR MILE MARKER 88 ON
            I-24.

0506 PM     FUNNEL CLOUD     MADISONVILLE            37.34N 87.51W
03/28/2009                   HOPKINS            KY   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            REPORT OF TWO FUNNEL CLOUDS ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF THE
            COMMUNITY.

0511 PM     FUNNEL CLOUD     MADISONVILLE            37.34N 87.51W
03/28/2009                   HOPKINS            KY   TRAINED SPOTTER

            REPORTED ROTATING FUNNEL CLOUD ALONG HIGHWAY 121. PEA
            SIZE HAIL REPORTED WITH THIS STORM.

0515 PM     HAIL             MADISONVILLE            37.34N 87.51W
03/28/2009  M0.88 INCH       HOPKINS            KY   TRAINED SPOTTER

            NICKLE SIZE HAIL REPORTED NEAR EXIT 44 ALONG CARROL
            GENTRY ROAD. HAIL LASTED FROM 510 TO 515 PM.

0522 PM     TSTM WND DMG     APEX                    37.10N 87.34W
03/28/2009                   CHRISTIAN          KY   EMERGENCY MNGR

            ROOF OF GARAGE DAMAGED. DIME TO NICKLE SIZE HAIL
            ASSOCIATED WITH THE STORM.

0522 PM     HAIL             2 N ELKTON              36.84N 87.16W
03/28/2009  M0.75 INCH       TODD               KY   TRAINED SPOTTER

            DIME SIZE HAIL REPORTED.

0526 PM     FUNNEL CLOUD     EVANSVILLE              37.98N 87.54W
03/28/2009                   VANDERBURGH        IN   EMERGENCY MNGR

            ROTATING FUNNEL CLOUD REPORTED AT THE INTERSECTION OF
            HIGHWAY 164 AND THE LOLYD EXPRESSWAY.

0536 PM     HAIL             5 WSW CALHOUN           37.51N 87.34W
03/28/2009  M0.88 INCH       MCLEAN             KY   TRAINED SPOTTER

0538 PM     TORNADO          7 SW OWENSBORO          37.69N 87.21W
03/28/2009                   DAVIESS            KY   TRAINED SPOTTER

            SMALL ROPE TORNADO OCCASIONALLY LIFTING OFF THE GROUND
            MIDWAY BETWEEN CALHOUN AND OWENSBORO.

0542 PM     HAIL             CALHOUN                 37.54N 87.26W
03/28/2009  M1.00 INCH       MCLEAN             KY   TRAINED SPOTTER

            QUARTER SIZE HAIL. WIND GUST 55 MPH REPORTED WITH THIS
            STORM.

0546 PM     HAIL             CALHOUN                 37.54N 87.26W
03/28/2009  M0.88 INCH       MCLEAN             KY   TRAINED SPOTTER

0548 PM     HAIL             NEWBURGH                37.95N 87.40W
03/28/2009  E0.75 INCH       WARRICK            IN   TRAINED SPOTTER

0555 PM     FUNNEL CLOUD     WEST LOUISVILLE         37.70N 87.29W
03/28/2009                   DAVIESS            KY   TRAINED SPOTTER

            REPORT OF 2 ROPE LIKE FUNNEL CLOUDS NEARING THE GROUND.
            WINDS ESTIMATED WITH THIS STORM IS 50 TO 60 MPH.

0605 PM     HAIL             1 N OWENSBORO           37.77N 87.12W
03/28/2009  M1.00 INCH       DAVIESS            KY   TRAINED SPOTTER

            QUATER SIZE HAIL REPORTED NEAR ARNOLD HIGH SCHOOL.

0615 PM     HAIL             SE OWENSBORO            37.76N 87.12W
03/28/2009  E1.75 INCH       DAVIESS            KY   TRAINED SPOTTER

            STREET AND DITCHES FLOODED ALONG WITH HAIL UP TO GOLF
            BALL SIZE IN THE BURLEW BLVD VCTY.


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