A line of severe thunderstorms moved through most of the Lower Ohio Valley during the afternoon and evening of April 3, 2007. Numerous reports of large hail were received by the National Weather Service, along with isolated wind damage. Flash flooding was also an issue. The storm system actually began up in Nebraska the night before and eventually started to move into the region during the mid afternoon hours on April 3. This storm system brought to an end a long period of above normal temperatures in the Lower Ohio Valley.

This event was well forecasted with a moderate risk posted by the Storm Prediction Center earlier that morning. A tornado watch was issued for the entire region around Noon. Eighty three warnings were issued by the National Weather Service Office in Paducah. The first was issued for Jefferson county, Illinois at 227 PM CDT, and the last severe thunderstorm warnings, which were for Christian and Todd Counties expired at 830 PM CDT.

Four flash flood warnings were issued during the event for the counties of Vanderburgh, IN, Muhlenberg, KY, Caldwell, KY, and Hopkins, KY.

Note all time are in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) which is 5 hours ahead of Central Daylight Time (CDT). 2:23 - 2:53pm
3:41 - 4:11pm
4:23 - 4:54pm
5:28 - 6:19pm
6:42 - 7:16pm
Large Hail in Dexter, KY
Photo Courtesy Mark Dillon
Hail in Du Quoin, IL
Photo Courtesy Jeffrey Profitt

 A map below shows the location of severe weather reports that were received at the National Weather Service. If you had large hail or wind damage in your county, let us know the by e-mailing the report to the Paducah Webmaster.

April 3rd 2007 Storm reports

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