Storm Report Recap... & Some Will See More

Storm Report Recap... & Some Will See More

Flash flooding and wind damage accompanied some of our early-morning storms, and more may develop to the south later.
Thursday, April 26, 2012: Early Morning Storms Bring Wind, Flooding to Some... SE KY May See More Later

Good Thursday morning, folks.  It's been a busy one, weatherwise, with damaging wind in some of our southern and southwestern counties, and flash flooding in and around Rowan County. 

The Rowan County flooding was the result of a slow-moving thunderstorm, tied to the warm front.  Here are some heavy rain and flooding reports from eastern Kentucky.


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The flash flooding in Rowan County was most intense around, and shortly after 3 AM.

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Meanwhile, a larger cluster of overnight thunderstorms, fueled by gusty, fairly humid winds a few thousand feet above the ground, strengthened across southern Indiana and western Kentucky.  The storms raced southeast, and they crossed the Lake Cumberland area and eventually southeastern Kentucky, before exiting into Tennessee and Virginia.

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Numerous trees were downed in parts of Adair, Clinton, Russell, Wayne and McCreary Counties.  In some locations, power lines also came down.

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Additionally, the roof of a restaurant was reportedly torn away by a thunderstorm wind gust, and thrown into a nearby car wash in Whitley City, McCreary County. 

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Photo Courtesy: McCreary County Record

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Photo Courtesy: McCreary County Record

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Nearby, in Stearns, KY, a roof was damaged by the straight-line winds.

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Photo Courtesy: McCreary County Record

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A slow-moving front is drifting south across the Bluegrass Region at midday, and to the south of the front, a few additional strong to potentially severe thunderstorms will develop this afternoon and early evening.  Locally, southeastern Kentucky has the best shot at seeing another gusty thunderstorm.  Some of the storms could produce hail as well.

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We'll have a full update on ABC 36 News at Noon and 12:30. 

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Geoff

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