Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Louisville, KY
NOUS43 KLMK 271951
PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LOUISVILLE KY
350 PM EDT Sat Jun 27 2015
...NWS Damage Survey for 06/26/2015 Thunderstorm Wind Event...
.Extreme eastern Jefferson through southern Shelby Counties in
Peak Wind: 45-65 MPH
Path Length/Statue/: 15 miles
Path Width/Maximum/: 4 miles
Start Date: Fri 26 2015
Start Time: 4:50 PM EDT
Start Location: 5 miles SSW of Simpsonville
End Date: Fri 26 2015
End Times: 5:04 PM EST
End Location: 5 miles SSE of Shelbyville
The National Weather Service in conjunction with Shelby County
Emergency Management conducted a storm survey across eastern
Jefferson and Shelby counties in Kentucky. The survey team
investigated areas from the destructive bow echo that went through
the area Friday evening.
There was sporadic wind damage from west of Finchville through
southern portions of Shelbyville. The majority of the damage was
due to sections of trees snapping or falling over. The survey team
was extremely thankful to have renowned tree expert Dr. Bill
Fountain from the University of Kentucky Horticulture Department
come and assess the damage to the trees. The team observed damage
to over 50 hackberry, black cherry, different types of maple, Osage
orange, and especially Bradford pear trees.
There was some barn damage along with a tree on top of a home. All
the damage was from the west southwest to the east northeast.
The Kentucky mesonet observed 55mph and the winds on the ground were
estimated to be as low as 45mph and as high as 65mph. The worst
damage occurred just northeast of Finchville.
The National Weather Service would like to thank Shelby County
Emergency Manager Paul Whitman for his help with the survey.
Note: The information in this statement is preliminary and subject to
change pending final review of the event and publication in NWS
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