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NWS Preliminary Storm Report Summary From Wednesday, April 27, 2016

NWS Preliminary Storm Report Summary From Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Bill Stephens

April 28th, 2016


As storms rolled through Wednesday afternoon and evening several severe thunderstorm warnings, flash flood warnings and tornado warnings were issued across the WMSK listening area.

A preliminary storm report from the National Weather Service in Paducah indicates a brief tornado touched down around 5:15 p.m. three miles north of Slaughters in Webster County, and by 5:50 p.m. flash flooding was reported county-wide in Webster County.

Around 6:15 p.m., officials report several city streets in Henderson were flooded and portions of Ingram Road were impassable.

Around 6:30, lightning reportedly caused a structure fire in Hanson in Hopkins County.

At 6:35 p.m., weather officials report a mobile home was rolled over and destroyed on Keenland Parkway in Owensboro due to strong winds, and around 6:45 p.m. a tornado touched down on Keenland Parkway in Owensboro. Media reports indicate the storm damaged roughly 10 homes in the Colony Mobile Home neighborhood, but there were no reports of injuries.

And around 7:00 p.m. flash flooding was reported in Corydon with water surrounding houses on Highway 136.

According to the National Weather Service’s preliminary storm summary there were no injuries reported in western Kentucky.

Meanwhile, officials with the National Weather Service were in Vanderburgh County Wednesday morning to conduct a damage survey and confirmed an EF-1 with max winds of 100 mph touched down in the area of Kentucky and Diamond.  They say the tornado also caused microburst south of the tornado that also had peak winds of 100 mph.



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