LIVE COVERAGE: scattered severe storms across Kentucky

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– several storms have been strong to severe in the Frankfort area with hail as the main threat

– more storms heading toward Louisville these have had a history of rotation

– squall line forming just west of 1-65

– other storms moving northeast of cincy these also have had tornado warnings and some hail as well.

active warning as of 7:45 pm

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LOUISVILLE KY
737 PM EDT FRI MAY 21 2010

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN LOUISVILLE HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR…
  NORTHERN ANDERSON COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL KENTUCKY…
  SOUTHEASTERN SHELBY COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL KENTUCKY…
  EASTERN SPENCER COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL KENTUCKY…

* UNTIL 800 PM EDT

* AT 734 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
  MT. EDEN…MOVING NORTHEAST AT 25 MPH.

the squall line just west of 1-65 is getting stronger in my view. I’m also watching the cells near Frankfort closely for rotation. tornadoes, hail and gusty winds are all threats tonight. If i were the spc I would highly consider a watch.

this just in from the spc

MESOSCALE DISCUSSION 0657
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0641 PM CDT FRI MAY 21 2010
  
   AREAS AFFECTED…NRN/CNTRL KY…SRN OH…FAR SRN IND
  
   CONCERNING…SEVERE POTENTIAL…WATCH UNLIKELY
  
   VALID 212341Z – 220045Z
  
   BRIEF TORNADO AND MARGINAL WIND/HAIL THREAT SHOULD PERSIST FOR A FEW
   HOURS INTO MID-EVENING. GIVEN THE RELATIVELY MODEST
   DURATION/AMPLITUDE…A WW ISSUANCE DOES NOT APPEAR NECESSARY ATTM.
  
   TSTM COVERAGE HAS INCREASED OVER THE PAST HOUR OR SO WITH SCATTERED
   DISCRETE CELLS/CLUSTERS DEVELOPING DOWNSTREAM OF A SHORT-LINE
   SEGMENT /NOW OVER FAR SRN IND/. VWP DATA FROM LOUISVILLE KY AND
   WILMINGTON OH DEPICT 20-25 KT 0-1 KM SHEAR…WHICH HAS SUPPORTED
   WEAK TO MODERATE ROTATION IN A FEW CELLS. GIVEN THE DEGREE OF
   LOW-LEVEL SHEAR…AND SURFACE TEMPERATURE/DEW POINT SPREADS AOB 10
   DEG F…THREAT FOR A BRIEF TORNADO WILL PERSIST FOR THE NEXT COUPLE
   OF HOURS. WITH TIME THIS EVENING…CONTINUED STORM-SCALE
   CONSOLIDATION AND ONLY MODEST LOW-LEVEL WARM THETA-E ADVECTION TO
   OFFSET NOCTURNAL COOLING SHOULD FURTHER MITIGATE THE MARGINAL
   OVERALL THREAT.
  
   ..GRAMS.. 05/21/2010

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34 Responses to “LIVE COVERAGE: scattered severe storms across Kentucky”

  1. mitchg Says:

    BULLETIN – EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
    TORNADO WARNING
    NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LOUISVILLE KY
    752 PM EDT FRI MAY 21 2010

    THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN LOUISVILLE HAS ISSUED A

    * TORNADO WARNING FOR…
    NORTHERN ANDERSON COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL KENTUCKY…
    SOUTHWESTERN FRANKLIN COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL KENTUCKY…
    SOUTHEASTERN SHELBY COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL KENTUCKY…

    * UNTIL 815 PM EDT…

    * AT 748 PM EDT…NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
    SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO. THIS DANGEROUS
    STORM WAS LOCATED NEAR HARRISONVILLE…MOVING NORTHEAST AT 20 MPH.

    * THIS TORNADIC STORM WILL ALSO IMPACT…
    ALTON…
    CAPITAL CITY AIRPORT…

    PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

    THIS TORNADO WARNING REPLACES THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING THAT
    WAS IN EFFECT FOR THE SAME AREA. GO TO A BASEMENT OR SMALL INTERIOR
    ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR!

    TAKE COVER NOW. MOVE TO AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF A
    STURDY BUILDING. AVOID WINDOWS. IF IN A VEHICLE OR OUTDOORS…MOVE TO
    THE CLOSEST SUBSTANTIAL SHELTER AND PROTECT YOURSELF FROM FLYING
    DEBRIS.

    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.

  2. mitchg Says:

    rotation on radar just south of frankfort, northern woodford seek shelter now, sirens just went off in versailles.

  3. mitchg Says:

    SEVERE WEATHER STATEMENT
    NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LOUISVILLE KY
    805 PM EDT FRI MAY 21 2010

    KYC005-073-220015-
    /O.CON.KLMK.TO.W.0017.000000T0000Z-100522T0015Z/
    FRANKLIN KY-ANDERSON KY-
    805 PM EDT FRI MAY 21 2010

    …A TORNADO WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 815 PM EDT FOR
    NORTHEASTERN ANDERSON AND SOUTHWESTERN FRANKLIN COUNTIES…

    AT 802 PM EDT…WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR CONTINUED TO INDICATE A
    SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WITH STRONG ROTATION. THIS TORNADO WAS LOCATED
    NEAR ALTON…MOVING NORTHEAST AT 20 MPH.

    OTHER LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO CAPITAL
    CITY AIRPORT.

    PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

    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:

    tornado warning likely to be issued in a minute for n.woodford.

  5. mitchg Says:

    storms starting to bow out near e-town along the squall line.

  6. mitchg Says:

    strong winds heading to louisville with the squall line

  7. mitchg Says:

    watching the cells in northern mercer and ne woodford closely for rotation. no tornado warns in effect now.

  8. mitchg Says:

    hail was reported in frankfort non severe size.

  9. mitchg Says:

    the squall line is going severe.
    BULLETIN – EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
    SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
    NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LOUISVILLE KY
    824 PM EDT FRI MAY 21 2010

    THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN LOUISVILLE HAS ISSUED A

    * SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR…
    JEFFERSON COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL KENTUCKY…
    THIS INCLUDES THE CITY OF LOUISVILLE…
    SOUTHERN OLDHAM COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL KENTUCKY…
    SOUTHERN CLARK COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL INDIANA…

    * UNTIL 900 PM EDT

    * AT 820 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
    LOUISVILLE…MOVING EAST AT 35 MPH.

    * THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WILL ALSO IMPACT…
    LOUISVILLE BOWMAN FIELD AND UTICA…
    ST. MATTHEWS AND FERN CREEK…
    LYNDON AND JEFFERSONTOWN…
    ANCHORAGE AND MIDDLETOWN…
    PEWEE VALLEY AND CRESTWOOD…
    SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
    KYC027-093-163-220100-
    /O.NEW.KLMK.SV.W.0091.100522T0024Z-100522T0100Z/

    BULLETIN – EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
    SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
    NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LOUISVILLE KY
    824 PM EDT FRI MAY 21 2010

    THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN LOUISVILLE HAS ISSUED A

    * SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR…
    EASTERN BRECKINRIDGE COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL KENTUCKY…
    CENTRAL HARDIN COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL KENTUCKY…
    SOUTHEASTERN MEADE COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL KENTUCKY…

    * UNTIL 900 PM EDT/800 PM CDT/

    * AT 720 PM CDT…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
    BIG SPRING…MOVING EAST AT 25 MPH.

    * THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WILL ALSO IMPACT…
    VERTREES…
    FLAHERTY…
    VINE GROVE…
    RADCLIFF AND RINEYVILLE…

  10. mitchg Says:

    hail likely with the storm over northern mercer if rotation delevops with this storm i will have to seek shelter.

  11. mitchg Says:

    TORNADO WARNING
    KYC027-093-163-220100-
    /O.NEW.KLMK.TO.W.0018.100522T0028Z-100522T0100Z/

    BULLETIN – EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
    TORNADO WARNING
    NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LOUISVILLE KY
    828 PM EDT FRI MAY 21 2010

    THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN LOUISVILLE HAS ISSUED A

    * TORNADO WARNING FOR…
    EASTERN BRECKINRIDGE COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL KENTUCKY…
    CENTRAL HARDIN COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL KENTUCKY…
    SOUTHEASTERN MEADE COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL KENTUCKY…

    * UNTIL 900 PM EDT/800 PM CDT/…

    * AT 725 PM CDT…NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
    SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO. THIS DANGEROUS
    STORM WAS LOCATED NEAR BIG SPRING…MOVING EAST AT 25 MPH.

    * THIS TORNADIC STORM WILL ALSO IMPACT…
    FLAHERTY…
    VINE GROVE…
    RADCLIFF AND RINEYVILLE…

  12. mitchg Says:

    my thinking: the spc had a party tonight and no one is on duty.

  13. mitchg Says:

    hail likely with the storm heading into woodford going to open my door to see.

  14. mitchg Says:

    severe thunderstorm warning for woodford county. hail and strong winds likely with this cell.

  15. mitchg Says:

    BULLETIN – EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
    SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
    NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LOUISVILLE KY
    842 PM EDT FRI MAY 21 2010

    THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN LOUISVILLE HAS ISSUED A

    * SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR…
    NORTHWESTERN JESSAMINE COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL KENTUCKY…
    NORTHERN MERCER COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL KENTUCKY…
    SOUTHERN WOODFORD COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL KENTUCKY…

    * UNTIL 915 PM EDT

    * AT 839 PM EDT…NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
    SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING PING PONG BALL SIZE
    HAIL…AND DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH. THIS STORM WAS
    LOCATED NEAR SALVISA…MOVING NORTHEAST AT 20 MPH.

    * THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WILL ALSO IMPACT…
    NONESUCH…
    TROY…
    KEENE…

  16. mitchg Says:

    hail with this cell southwest of troy likely is over severe limits perhaps to golfball size.

  17. mitchg Says:

    the storm has stalled in southern woodford hail and heavy rain now the main threats.

  18. mitchg Says:

    …THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR CENTRAL HARDIN…EASTERN
    BRECKINRIDGE AND SOUTHEASTERN MEADE COUNTIES IS CANCELLED…

    THE STORMS THAT PROMPTED THE WARNING HAVE WEAKENED AND ARE NO LONGER
    SEVERE. HOWEVER STRONG STORMS REMAIN IN THE AREA. THESE ARE CAPABLE
    OF PRODUCING PERIODS OF HEAVY RAIN AND DANGEROUS LIGHTNING.

  19. mitchg Says:

    hail potential decreasing with the woodford cell.

  20. mitchg Says:

    gusty winds still likely with the e-town and louisville storms.

  21. mitchg Says:

    well the woodford storm is heading right for me, hail core looks stronger now going out to spot.

  22. mitchg Says:

    BULLETIN – EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
    SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
    NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LOUISVILLE KY
    911 PM EDT FRI MAY 21 2010

    THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN LOUISVILLE HAS ISSUED A

    * SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR…
    NORTHERN FAYETTE COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL KENTUCKY…
    THIS INCLUDES THE CITY OF LEXINGTON…

    * UNTIL 1015 PM EDT

    * AT 902 PM EDT…NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
    SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING QUARTER SIZE HAIL. THIS
    STORM WAS LOCATED 7 MILES SOUTHWEST OF BLUE GRASS AIRPORT…MOVING
    NORTHEAST AT 20 MPH.

    * THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WILL IMPACT…
    BLUE GRASS AIRPORT…
    LEXINGTON…

  23. mitchg Says:

    this storm only produced 30 mph winds and rain in versailles.

  24. mitchg Says:

    SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
    NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LOUISVILLE KY
    907 PM EDT FRI MAY 21 2010

    KYZ027>029-045-053-054-062>064-071-074-076-220145-
    BARREN-BULLITT-EDMONSON-GRAYSON-GREEN-HARDIN-HART-LARUE-MARION-
    METCALFE-NELSON-WARREN-
    807 PM CDT FRI MAY 21 2010

    …A LINE OF STRONG STRONG THUNDERSTORMS WITH DANGEROUS
    LIGHTNING…HEAVY RAIN…SMALL HAIL…AND GUSTY WINDS…

    AT 902 PM EDT/802 PM CDT/…NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR
    WAS TRACKING A LINE OF STRONG THUNDERSTORMS ALONG A LINE EXTENDING
    FROM 7 MILES NORTH OF ELIZABETHTOWN TO BOWLING GREEN. THIS LINE WAS
    MOVING EAST AT 35 MPH.

    FREQUENT CLOUD TO GROUND LIGHTNING…HEAVY RAIN WITH RAINFALL RATES
    OF AROUND ONE INCH PER HOUR REDUCING VISIBILITIES TO LESS THAN ONE
    MILE…SMALL PEA OR DIME SIZE HAIL…AND GUSTY WINDS OF AROUND 35 TO
    40 MPH…ARE EXPECTED WITH THESE STORMS.

    THESE STORMS WILL ALSO IMPACT…
    MUNFORDVILLE…
    BARDSTOWN…
    GLASGOW…

  25. mitchg Says:

    watching for rotation again as the cell in anderson may merge with the line.

  26. mitchg Says:

    other cells near frankfort may do the same thing.

  27. mitchg Says:

    finally something from spc a slight risk

    …SRN PARTS OF OH VALLEY…

    STORMS CONTINUE ALONG AND AHEAD OF COLD FRONT AND WITHIN ZONE OF
    DPVA FROM ERN IND…OH INTO CNTRL KY. STRONGER STORMS ARE LOCATED
    FROM CNTRL KY THROUGH SWRN OH WHERE AN AXIS OF 1000-1500 J/KG MLCAPE
    EXISTS. A 40-50 KT MID LEVEL JET ALONG THE SRN PERIPHERY OF THE
    UPPER TROUGH IS MAINTAINING SUFFICIENT DEEP SHEAR FOR ORGANIZED
    STORMS INCLUDING SUPERCELLS AND BOWING SEGMENTS. LOW LEVEL
    HODOGRAPHS ARE ALSO SUPPORTIVE OF A THREAT FOR ISOLATED TORNADOES
    ESPECIALLY WITH STORMS INTERACTING WITH WARM FRONT LOCATED NEAR THE
    KY/OH BORDER. SEVERE THREAT WILL PERSIST THROUGH ABOUT 04Z FOLLOWED
    BY A WEAKENING TREND AS THE BOUNDARY LAYER STABILIZES.

  28. mitchg Says:

    a report of hail in woodford county from the severe storm in lexington now.

  29. mitchg Says:

    …A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1015 PM EDT
    FOR NORTHERN FAYETTE COUNTY…

    AT 925 PM EDT…NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR CONTINUED TO
    INDICATE A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING PING PONG BALL
    SIZE HAIL. THIS STORM WAS LOCATED NEAR BLUE GRASS AIRPORT…MOVING
    NORTHEAST AT 20 MPH.

    THE NORTH SIDE OF LEXINGTON IS IN THE PATH OF THIS STORM. THIS
    INCLUDES VILEY…SANDERSVILLE…AND HIGHLANDS.

  30. mitchg Says:

    storm bowing out and heading toward frankfort.

  31. mitchg Says:

    line weaking now and slowing up hvy rains to become main concern in the next hour. storm over lex may still have hail. gusty winds still likley with the squall line.

  32. mitchg Says:

    …STRONG THUNDERSTORMS WITH DANGEROUS LIGHTNING…HEAVY RAIN…SMALL
    HAIL…AND GUSTY WINDS…

    AT 844 PM CDT…NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR WAS TRACKING
    A BROKEN LINE OF STRONG THUNDERSTORMS EXTENDING FROM JUST NORTH OF
    BARDSTOWN IN NELSON COUNTY TO JUST EAST OF BOWLING GREEN. THIS LINE
    WAS MOVING EAST AT AT 30 MPH. THE STRONGEST OF THESE STORMS WILL
    MOVE ACROSS NORTHERN BARREN AND EASTERN LARUE COUNTIES BY 10 PM CDT.

    FREQUENT CLOUD TO GROUND LIGHTNING…HEAVY RAIN WITH RAINFALL RATES
    OF AROUND ONE INCH PER HOUR REDUCING VISIBILITIES TO LESS THAN ONE
    MILE…SMALL PEA OR DIME SIZE HAIL…AND GUSTY WINDS OF AROUND 35 TO
    40 MPH…ARE EXPECTED WITH THESE STORMS.

    THESE STORMS WILL ALSO IMPACT…
    SPRINGFIELD…
    LEBANON…
    CAMPBELLSVILLE…

  33. mitchg Says:

    PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT…SUMMARY
    NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LOUISVILLE KY
    958 PM EDT FRI MAY 21 2010

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

    0551 PM TSTM WND DMG FRENCH LICK 38.55N 86.62W
    05/21/2010 ORANGE IN LAW ENFORCEMENT

    POWER LINES WERE DOWNED ALONG STATE ROAD 56 IN FRENCH
    LICK.

    0658 PM HAIL ENGLISH 38.33N 86.46W
    05/21/2010 E0.75 INCH CRAWFORD IN TRAINED SPOTTER

    0739 PM HAIL FRANKFORT 38.19N 84.87W
    05/21/2010 E1.00 INCH FRANKLIN KY TRAINED SPOTTER

    0753 PM HAIL 6 W ALTON 38.08N 85.04W
    05/21/2010 E1.75 INCH ANDERSON KY EMERGENCY MNGR

    0825 PM TSTM WND DMG 1 SW BIG SPRING 37.79N 86.18W
    05/21/2010 BRECKINRIDGE KY AMATEUR RADIO

    SIDING BLOWN OFF A MOBILE HOME.

  34. mitchg Says:

    SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
    NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LOUISVILLE KY
    1026 PM EDT FRI MAY 21 2010

    KYZ036-040-041-220315-
    FAYETTE-SCOTT-WOODFORD-
    1026 PM EDT FRI MAY 21 2010

    …STRONG THUNDERSTORMS WITH HEAVY RAIN AND SMALL HAIL AFFECTING
    FAYETTE…SCOTT AND WOODFORD COUNTIES…

    AT 1021 PM EDT…NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR WAS TRACKING
    STRONG THUNDERSTORMS ALONG A LINE FROM 8 MILES EAST OF FRANKFORT TO
    VERSAILLES…MOVING EAST AT 20 MPH.

    FREQUENT LIGHTNING…HEAVY RAIN WITH RAINFALL RATES OF AROUND ONE
    INCH PER HOUR…AND SMALL HAIL…ARE EXPECTED WITH THESE STORMS.

    THESE STORMS WILL IMPACT…
    GEORGETOWN…
    LEXINGTON…

    THESE STORMS WILL ALSO IMPACT….
    NEW ZION…
    NEWTOWN…

    live coverage will end @ 10:30 pm et.

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