Storm Survey Findings for Aug 4th, 2009 Christian County

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PADUCAH KY
422 PM CDT WED AUG 5 2009

...DAMAGE SURVEY RESULTS FOR CHRISTIAN COUNTY KENTUCKY...

THE FOLLOWING IS THE DAMAGE ASSESSMENT FOR A DOWNBURST WITH EMBEDDED
TORNADOES THAT OCCURRED JUST NORTH OF HOPKINSVILLE KENTUCKY TUESDAY
AUGUST 4TH, 2009.

* EVENT DATE - TUESDAY AUGUST 4 2009

* EVENT TIME - APPROX. 655 PM CDT

* EVENT TYPE - DOWNBURST WITH EMBEDDED BRIEF TORNADOES

* EVENT LOCATION - 2.7 MILES NORTH OF HOPKINSVILLE TO JUST EAST OF
                   EXIT 12 ON THE PENNYRILE PARKWAY.

* PEAK WIND - 80 MPH WITH 2 EMBEDDED EF0 TORNADOES

* AVERAGE PATH WIDTH - ABOUT 250 YDS

* PATH LENGTH - 1.5 MILES

* INJURIES - 1 INJURY. STORM SPOTTER STRUCK BY FLYING PIECE OF WOOD
             WHICH RESULTED IN A BADLY BRUISED SHOULDER

* FATALITIES - NONE

* DISCUSSION/DAMAGE - EMBEDDED BRIEF TORNADOES OCCURRED ALONG
  DOWNBURST PATH. FIRST BRIEF TOUCHDOWN...EYEWITNESSED BY A
  TRAINED SKYWARN SPOTTER...BEGAN AT INTERSECTION OF HIGHWAY 41
  AND THE BYPASS (1682) AND TRAVELED JUST NORTH OF THE BYPASS FOR
  ABOUT ONE HALF MILE. DAMAGE INCLUDED 2 FIBERGLASS LIGHT POLES
  SNAPPED AT BASE...SEVERAL TREES SNAPPED AND LARGE LIMBS BROKEN.
  ADDITIONAL BRIEF TOUCHDOWN OCCURRED JUST EAST OF THE PENNYRILE
  PARKWAY ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF THE BYPASS (1682). DAMAGE INCLUDED
  A ROOF BEING TORN OFF OF A METAL STORAGE BUILDING WHICH WAS
  BLOWN NORTH BACK ACROSS THE HIGHWAY.

SURVEYOR...WIELGOS



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