Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Louisville, KY
NOUS43 KLMK 122038
PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LOUISVILLE KY
435 PM EDT Tue May 12 2015
...NWS Damage Survey for the 05/11/2015 Marion County, Kentucky Wind
.6 ENE Lebanon, Kentucky...
Peak Wind: 60-65 MPH
Path Length: 1.0 mile
Path Width: 2.0 miles
Start Date: May 11, 2015
Start Time: 2:41 PM EDT
Start Location: 6 ENE Lebanon, KY
End Date: May 11, 2015
End Times: 2:43 PM EDT
End Location: 7 ENE Lebanon, KY
A severe thunderstorm moved over Marion County on the afternoon of
May 11th, 2015. This storm produced a sporadic area of
straight-line wind damage along Poplar Corner and Mays Chapel
Roads. The first sign of damage was along Mays Chapel Road where a
large tree branch was snapped. The sporadic damage swath then moved
to the ENE along Poplar Corner Road. At 2240 Poplar Corner Road, a
metal roof was blown to the ENE off a farm shed. About a mile to
the east at 3750 Poplar Corner Road, another metal roof was blown
off to the ENE from an old barn which caused the majority of the
barn structure to collapse. This damage was all rated as
straight-line wind damage with peak wind speeds of 60 to 65 MPH.
The National Weather Service would like to thank Marion County
Emergency Manager Hayden Johnson with his assistance on this
survey. We would also like to thank students Sarah Hannan and
Johnathan Callaway for their help in the completion of this damage
Note: The information in this statement is preliminary
and subject to change pending final review of the event and
publication in NWS storm data.
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