severe update for the south

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a severe thunderstorm watch is in effect again this afternoon for the south. I have been unable to update untill now due to a family matter.

warnings, i’ll update in the comments section with commentary about the storms.

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10 Responses to “severe update for the south”

  1. mitchg Says:

    update from chris at ky weather center

    3:04 Williamsburg [Whitley Co, KY] county official FUNNEL CLOUD at 03:03 PM EDT — dispatch reports a funnel cloud currently over court house.

    3PM FLASH FLOOD WARNING for Bell, Knox, Laurel, McCreary, Pulaski, Wayne, Whitley [KY] till 6:00 PM EDT
    SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARING for Knott, Letcher, Perry [KY] till 3:45 PM EDT

    2:58pm TORNADO WARNING for Bell, Knox, Whitley [KY] till 3:30 PM EDT …* AT 257 PM EDT…NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO NEAR LUCKY…OR NEAR WILLIAMSBURG…MOVING SOUTHEAST AT 40 MPH.

    2:55pm SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING for Floyd, Knott, Magoffin and Pike until 3:45pm and for Laurel, McCreary, Pulaski and Whitley Counties until 3:30pm. Large hail and damaging winds are likely.

    Golfball sized hail and a wall cloud was reported in Whitley County.

    2:42PM… TORNADO WARNING continues for Whitley, Knox. McCreary, Pulaski and Laurel Counties until 3pm. The storm is moving through Whitley County right now and is showing signs of rotation. A funnel cloud was just reported in Whitley County! SEEK SHELTER NOW!

  2. mitchg Says:

    BULLETIN – EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
    TORNADO WARNING
    NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSON KY
    328 PM EDT WED JUN 17 2009

    THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN JACKSON KY
    HAS ISSUED A

    * TORNADO WARNING FOR…
    SOUTHEASTERN WHITLEY COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL KENTUCKY…
    SOUTHWESTERN BELL COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST KENTUCKY…
    EXTREME SOUTH CENTRAL KNOX COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST KENTUCKY…

    * UNTIL 400 PM EDT

    * AT 326 PM EDT…NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
    SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO NEAR GATLIFF…
    OR 11 MILES SOUTHEAST OF WILLIAMSBURG…MOVING SOUTHEAST AT 25 MPH.

    * LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…
    CARPENTER…
    CHENOA…
    DIXIE…
    FONDE…
    FRAKES.

    PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

    IN ADDITION TO THE TORNADO…THIS STORM IS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING
    GOLF BALL SIZE HAIL AND DESTRUCTIVE STRAIGHT LINE WINDS.

    THE SAFEST PLACE TO BE DURING A TORNADO IS IN A BASEMENT. GET UNDER A
    WORKBENCH OR OTHER PIECE OF STURDY FURNITURE. IF NO BASEMENT IS
    AVAILABLE…SEEK SHELTER ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF THE BUILDING IN AN
    INTERIOR HALLWAY OR ROOM SUCH AS A CLOSET. USE BLANKETS OR PILLOWS TO
    COVER YOUR BODY AND ALWAYS STAY AWAY FROM WINDOWS.

    IF IN MOBILE HOMES OR VEHICLES…EVACUATE THEM AND GET INSIDE A
    SUBSTANTIAL SHELTER. IF NO SHELTER IS AVAILABLE…LIE FLAT IN THE
    NEAREST DITCH OR OTHER LOW SPOT AND COVER YOUR HEAD WITH YOUR HANDS.

    A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 800 PM EDT
    WEDNESDAY EVENING FOR SOUTHEASTERN KENTUCKY.

    TO REPORT TORNADOS…DAMAGING WINDS…LARGE HAIL OR FLOODING TO THE
    NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE…CALL TOLL FREE AT…1…8 7 7…6 3 3…6
    7 7 2…WHEN YOU CAN DO SO SAFELY.

  3. mitchg Says:

    SEVERE WEATHER STATEMENT
    NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSON KY
    320 PM EDT WED JUN 17 2009

    KYC071-119-195-171945-
    /O.CON.KJKL.SV.W.0147.000000T0000Z-090617T1945Z/
    FLOYD KY-PIKE KY-KNOTT KY-
    320 PM EDT WED JUN 17 2009

    …A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 345 PM EDT
    FOR EAST CENTRAL KNOTT…SOUTHWESTERN PIKE AND SOUTHERN FLOYD
    COUNTIES…

    AT 319 PM EDT…NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR CONTINUED TO
    INDICATE A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING GOLF BALL SIZE
    HAIL…AND DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH. THIS STORM WAS
    LOCATED NEAR TOPMOST…OR 9 MILES EAST OF HINDMAN…MOVING SOUTHEAST
    AT 25 MPH.

    THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WILL BE NEAR…
    TOPMOST…KITE AND PRICE BY 325 PM EDT…
    DRY CREEK…HALL…BURTON AND BUCKINGHAM BY 330 PM EDT…
    HALO…WHEELWRIGHT AND GREENLEAF BY 335 PM EDT…

    PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

    THIS IS A DANGEROUS STORM. IF YOU ARE IN ITS PATH…PREPARE
    IMMEDIATELY FOR DAMAGING WINDS…DESTRUCTIVE HAIL…AND DEADLY CLOUD
    TO GROUND LIGHTNING. PEOPLE OUTSIDE SHOULD MOVE TO A SHELTER…
    PREFERABLY INSIDE A STRONG BUILDING BUT AWAY FROM WINDOWS.

    A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 800 PM EDT
    WEDNESDAY EVENING FOR SOUTHEASTERN KENTUCKY.

    TO REPORT DAMAGING WINDS…LARGE HAIL OR FLOODING TO THE NATIONAL
    WEATHER SERVICE…CALL TOLL FREE AT…1…8 7 7…6 3 3…6 7 7 2…
    WHEN YOU CAN DO SO SAFELY.

  4. mitchg Says:

    BULLETIN – EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
    SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
    NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSON KY
    355 PM EDT WED JUN 17 2009

    THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN JACKSON KY
    HAS ISSUED A

    * SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR…
    EXTREME SOUTHWESTERN LAUREL COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL KENTUCKY…
    NORTHEASTERN MCCREARY COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL KENTUCKY…
    SOUTHEASTERN PULASKI COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL KENTUCKY…
    NORTHEASTERN WAYNE COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL KENTUCKY…
    WHITLEY COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL KENTUCKY…
    WEST CENTRAL KNOX COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST KENTUCKY…

    * UNTIL 500 PM EDT

    * AT 353 PM EDT…NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
    SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING QUARTER SIZE HAIL…AND
    DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH. THIS STORM WAS LOCATED NEAR
    ALPINE…OR 13 MILES NORTH OF WHITLEY CITY…AND MOVING EAST AT 25
    MPH.

    * THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WILL BE NEAR…
    PARKERS LAKE BY 400 PM EDT…
    HONEYBEE AND HUXLEY BY 410 PM EDT…
    CUMBERLAND FALLS S.P. BY 415 PM EDT…
    BARK CAMP BY 420 PM EDT…
    YOUNGS CREEK BY 425 PM EDT…
    DEERING AND KRUPP BY 430 PM EDT…

    PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

    THESE STORMS HAVE A HISTORY OF PRODUCING DESTRUCTIVE WINDS AND LARGE
    DAMAGING HAIL. SEEK SHELTER NOW INSIDE A STURDY STRUCTURE AND STAY
    AWAY FROM WINDOWS!

    A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 800 PM EDT
    WEDNESDAY EVENING FOR SOUTHEASTERN KENTUCKY.

  5. mitchg Says:

    BULLETIN – EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
    SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
    NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSON KY
    345 PM EDT WED JUN 17 2009

    THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN JACKSON KY
    HAS ISSUED A

    * SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR…
    NORTHEASTERN CLAY COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST KENTUCKY…
    EAST CENTRAL JACKSON COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST KENTUCKY…
    OWSLEY COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST KENTUCKY…

    * UNTIL 430 PM EDT

    * AT 343 PM EDT…NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
    SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING QUARTER SIZE HAIL…AND
    DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH. THIS STORM WAS LOCATED NEAR
    MUMMIE…OR 7 MILES SOUTHEAST OF MCKEE…AND MOVING EAST AT 15 MPH.

    * THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WILL BE NEAR…
    MAULDEN BY 350 PM EDT…
    ELIAN…NATHANTON AND GREEN HALL BY 355 PM EDT…
    STURGEON…SOURWOOD AND TRAVELLERS REST BY 400 PM EDT…
    ISLAND CITY AND SEXTONS CREEK BY 405 PM EDT…
    BLAKE BY 410 PM EDT…

  6. mitchg Says:

    SEVERE WEATHER STATEMENT
    NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSON KY
    433 PM EDT WED JUN 17 2009

    KYC025-129-189-172100-
    /O.CON.KJKL.SV.W.0152.000000T0000Z-090617T2100Z/
    LEE KY-BREATHITT KY-OWSLEY KY-
    433 PM EDT WED JUN 17 2009

    …A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 500 PM EDT
    FOR NORTHEASTERN OWSLEY…BREATHITT AND SOUTHEASTERN LEE COUNTIES…

    AT 433 PM EDT…NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR CONTINUED TO
    INDICATE A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING QUARTER SIZE
    HAIL…AND DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH. THIS STORM WAS
    LOCATED NEAR HOWARD CREEK…OR 6 MILES SOUTH OF JACKSON…MOVING EAST
    AT 30 MPH.

    THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WILL BE NEAR…
    FLINTVILLE…LOST CREEK…CLAYHOLE AND WATTS BY 440 PM EDT…
    HARDSHELL…PRESS…WILSTACY AND 6 MILES SOUTH OF HAGINSVILLE BY
    445 PM EDT…
    SIKES AND 6 MILES SOUTH OF STEVENSON BY 450 PM EDT…

    PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

    IN ADDITION TO LARGE HAIL AND DAMAGING WINDS…CONTINUOUS CLOUD TO
    GROUND LIGHTNING IS OCCURRING WITH THIS STORM. MOVE INDOORS
    IMMEDIATELY! LIGHTNING IS ONE OF NATURES NUMBER ONE KILLERS.
    REMEMBER…IF YOU CAN HEAR THUNDER…YOU ARE CLOSE ENOUGH TO BE
    STRUCK BY LIGHTNING.

    A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 800 PM EDT
    WEDNESDAY EVENING FOR SOUTHEASTERN KENTUCKY.

    TO REPORT DAMAGING WINDS…LARGE HAIL OR FLOODING TO THE NATIONAL
    WEATHER SERVICE…CALL TOLL FREE AT…1…8 7 7…6 3 3…6 7 7 2…
    WHEN YOU CAN DO SO SAFELY.

  7. mitchg Says:

    SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
    KYC199-203-172130-
    /O.NEW.KJKL.SV.W.0153.090617T2039Z-090617T2130Z/

    BULLETIN – EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
    SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
    NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSON KY
    439 PM EDT WED JUN 17 2009

    THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN JACKSON KY
    HAS ISSUED A

    * SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR…
    NORTHEASTERN PULASKI COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL KENTUCKY…
    ROCKCASTLE COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL KENTUCKY…

    * UNTIL 530 PM EDT

    * AT 438 PM EDT…NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
    SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING HALF DOLLAR SIZE HAIL…
    AND DESTRUCTIVE WINDS IN EXCESS OF 70 MPH. THIS STORM WAS LOCATED
    9 MILES NORTHWEST OF BEE LICK…OR 11 MILES SOUTH OF STANFORD…AND
    MOVING EAST AT 25 MPH.

    * THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WILL BE NEAR…
    BEE LICK AND BANDY BY 500 PM EDT…
    QUAIL…WILLAILLA…OTTOWA AND WOODSTOCK BY 505 PM EDT…
    BROMO…WABP…LEVEL GREEN AND SPIRO BY 515 PM EDT…

    PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

    THIS IS A DANGEROUS STORM. IF YOU ARE IN ITS PATH…PREPARE
    IMMEDIATELY FOR DAMAGING WINDS…DESTRUCTIVE HAIL…AND DEADLY CLOUD
    TO GROUND LIGHTNING. PEOPLE OUTSIDE SHOULD MOVE TO A SHELTER…
    PREFERABLY INSIDE A STRONG BUILDING BUT AWAY FROM WINDOWS.

    A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 800 PM EDT
    WEDNESDAY EVENING FOR SOUTHEASTERN KENTUCKY.

    TO REPORT DAMAGING WINDS…LARGE HAIL OR FLOODING TO THE NATIONAL
    WEATHER SERVICE…CALL TOLL FREE AT…1…8 7 7…6 3 3…6 7 7 2…
    WHEN YOU CAN DO SO SAFELY.

  8. mitchg Says:

    SEVERE WEATHER STATEMENT
    NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSON KY
    434 PM EDT WED JUN 17 2009

    KYC013-121-235-172100-
    /O.CON.KJKL.TO.W.0039.000000T0000Z-090617T2100Z/
    KNOX KY-WHITLEY KY-BELL KY-
    434 PM EDT WED JUN 17 2009

    …A TORNADO WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 500 PM EDT FOR SOUTHERN
    BELL…SOUTHEASTERN WHITLEY AND SOUTH CENTRAL KNOX COUNTIES…

    AT 433 PM EDT…NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR CONTINUED TO
    INDICATE A TORNADO. THIS TORNADO WAS LOCATED NEAR PEARL…OR 12
    MILES WEST OF MIDDLESBORO…MOVING SOUTHEAST AT 20 MPH.

    OTHER LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO
    WHEELER…CHENOA…PRUDEN…DAVISBURG…FONDE…NOETOWN…MELDRUM…
    HUTCH AND BINGHAMTOWN

    PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

    THE SAFEST PLACE TO BE DURING A TORNADO IS IN A BASEMENT. GET UNDER A
    WORKBENCH OR OTHER PIECE OF STURDY FURNITURE. IF NO BASEMENT IS
    AVAILABLE…SEEK SHELTER ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF THE BUILDING IN AN
    INTERIOR HALLWAY OR ROOM SUCH AS A CLOSET. USE BLANKETS OR PILLOWS TO
    COVER YOUR BODY AND ALWAYS STAY AWAY FROM WINDOWS.

  9. mitchg Says:

    SEVERE WEATHER STATEMENT
    NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSON KY
    545 PM EDT WED JUN 17 2009

    KYC125-199-172215-
    /O.CON.KJKL.SV.W.0155.000000T0000Z-090617T2215Z/
    PULASKI KY-LAUREL KY-
    545 PM EDT WED JUN 17 2009

    …A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 615 PM EDT
    FOR WESTERN LAUREL AND EASTERN PULASKI COUNTIES…

    AT 542 PM EDT…NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR CONTINUED TO
    INDICATE A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING QUARTER SIZE
    HAIL…AND DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH. THIS STORM WAS
    LOCATED NEAR BUNCH…OR 7 MILES WEST OF LONDON…MOVING SOUTHEAST AT
    30 MPH. OTHER STRONG TO SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WERE LOCATED NEAR
    DABNEY AND SOUTHWEST OF MOUNT VICTORY.

    OTHER LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO
    BALDROCK…HOLLY BAY RECREATION AREA…HIGHTOP…VOX…KEAVY AND
    DORTHAE.

    PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

    IN ADDITION TO LARGE HAIL AND DAMAGING WINDS…CONTINUOUS CLOUD TO
    GROUND LIGHTNING IS OCCURRING WITH THIS STORM. MOVE INDOORS
    IMMEDIATELY! LIGHTNING IS ONE OF NATURES NUMBER ONE KILLERS.
    REMEMBER…IF YOU CAN HEAR THUNDER…YOU ARE CLOSE ENOUGH TO BE
    STRUCK BY LIGHTNING.

    A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 800 PM EDT
    WEDNESDAY EVENING FOR SOUTHEASTERN KENTUCKY.

    TO REPORT DAMAGING WINDS…LARGE HAIL OR FLOODING TO THE NATIONAL
    WEATHER SERVICE…CALL TOLL FREE AT…1…8 7 7…6 3 3…6 7 7 2…
    WHEN YOU CAN DO SO SAFELY

  10. mitchg Says:

    training of storms delevoping this evening again around the somerset/ london areas other flood warns toward pikeville.

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