Funnel cloud and large hail observed near Hopkinsville, KY Friday

A severe thunderstorm developed along a cold front as it passed through the Hopkinsville area of western Kentucky during the midday hours. The storm produced hail up to the size of baseballs as it moved northeast across Christian and Todd Counties. The core of the storm passed south and east of Hopkinsville. The Oak Grove and Pembroke communities were in the path of the storm.

Below is a photo of a funnel cloud taken near Pembroke by David Powell, weather coordinator of the Christian County Weather Spotter Network.

Funnel cloud near Pembroke, KY

PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PADUCAH KY
330 PM CDT FRI MAY 14 2010

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

0937 AM     HAIL             SE HOPKINSVILLE         36.85N 87.49W
05/14/2010  E0.75 INCH       CHRISTIAN          KY   TRAINED SPOTTER

            HEAVY RAIN REPORTED AS WELL.

 1210 PM     FUNNEL CLOUD     PEMBROKE                36.77N 87.36W
05/14/2010                   CHRISTIAN          KY   TRAINED SPOTTER


1148 AM     TSTM WND GST     1 SW ST. ELMO           36.69N 87.41W
05/14/2010  E0 MPH           CHRISTIAN          KY   TRAINED SPOTTER

            TRAINED SPOTTERS REPORTED SEEING A ROTATING WALL CLOUD
            ABOUT 1 MI SW OF OAK GROVE MOVING NE.

1151 AM     TSTM WND GST     2 SW ST. ELMO           36.68N 87.42W
05/14/2010  E60 MPH          CHRISTIAN          KY   AMATEUR RADIO

1152 AM     HAIL             1 SW ST. ELMO           36.69N 87.41W
05/14/2010  E2.00 INCH       CHRISTIAN          KY   TRAINED SPOTTER

1225 PM     HAIL             2 SW BRITMART           36.86N 87.31W
05/14/2010  E2.75 INCH       TODD               KY   TRAINED SPOTTER

            GOLF BALL TO BASEBALL SIZE HAIL REPORTED BY SPOTTER AT
            HIGHWAY 68 AND ROSETOWN RD JUST WEST OF FAIRVIEW

0102 PM     HAIL             1 SW ST. ELMO           36.69N 87.41W
05/14/2010  M2.50 INCH       CHRISTIAN          KY   TRAINED SPOTTER

            LARGE HAIL REPORTED NEAR FAIRVIEW. EVENT STARTED ABOUT
            1225 PM. HAIL RANGED FROM MARBLE SIZE TO TENNIS BALL
            SIZE. LARGEST HAIL OBSERVED AT 1235 PM.

0209 PM     HAIL             6 NNW MURRAY            36.69N 88.36W
05/14/2010  M1.75 INCH       CALLOWAY           KY   EMERGENCY MNGR

            GOLF BALL SIZE HAIL AT INTERSECTION OF SHORT RD AND
            WRATHER RD.

0215 PM     HAIL             4 N MURRAY              36.67N 88.32W
05/14/2010  E1.00 INCH       CALLOWAY           KY   TRAINED SPOTTER

            QUARTER SIZE HAIL.



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