A line of strong to severe thunderstorms moved rapidly east at speeds from 45 to 50 mph. Several reports of wind damage and large hail were received. One of the hardest hit cities was Harrisburg, a city that was affected by the major May 8 wind storm.
PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT...SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PADUCAH KY
509 AM CDT THU MAY 14 2009
..TIME... ...EVENT... ...CITY LOCATION... ...LAT.LON...
..DATE... ....MAG.... ..COUNTY LOCATION..ST.. ...SOURCE....
0751 PM NON-TSTM WND GST PRINCETON 38.36N 87.57W
05/13/2009 E55.00 MPH GIBSON IN TRAINED SPOTTER
WIDESPREAD 50 TO 60 MPH WINDS COUNTYWIDE. TREES AND POWER
LINES DOWN. VEHICLE OFF ROAD.
0821 PM NON-TSTM WND GST ARTHUR 38.34N 87.25W
05/13/2009 E55.00 MPH PIKE IN TRAINED SPOTTER
TREES AND POWER LINES DOWN.
0220 AM TSTM WND DMG NEELYVILLE 36.56N 90.51W
05/14/2009 BUTLER MO LAW ENFORCEMENT
8X10 SHED DESTROYED. MINOR SHINGLE DAMAGE. 2 TREES
0230 AM TSTM WND DMG N JOHNSTON CITY 37.82N 88.93W
05/14/2009 WILLIAMSON IL EMERGENCY MNGR
TREE DOWN ON A POWERLINE.
0238 AM HAIL HURST 37.84N 89.14W
05/14/2009 E1.00 INCH WILLIAMSON IL EMERGENCY MNGR
QUARTER-SIZED HAIL. RELAYED FROM SPOTTER.
0258 AM TSTM WND GST 7 W HARRISBURG 37.74N 88.68W
05/14/2009 E60.00 MPH SALINE IL LAW ENFORCEMENT
PATROL OFFICER ESTIMATED 60 MPH WIND WITH DEBRIS IN THE
0315 AM TSTM WND DMG HARRISBURG 37.74N 88.55W
05/14/2009 SALINE IL TRAINED SPOTTER
UPDATE...MINOR STRUCTURAL DAMAGE TO HOMES. PORCHES BLOWN
OFF A COUPLE HOUSES. TREES FELL ON HOUSES. TREES UP TO
TWO FEET IN DIAMETER. SOME POWERLINES DOWN. MOST OF THE
DAMAGE IN A TEN BLOCK LONG BY THREE BLOCK WIDE AREA ON
WEST EDGE OF TOWN.
0353 AM TSTM WND GST HENDERSON 37.84N 87.58W
05/14/2009 M68.00 MPH HENDERSON KY BROADCAST MEDIA
GUST MEASURED AT INTERSECTION OF INDUSTRIAL DRIVE AND HWY
136 IN HENDERSON.