Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Louisville, KY
NOUS43 KLMK 121757
PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LOUISVILLE KY
0156 PM EDT Thu May 12 2016
...NWS Damage Survey for 05/11/2016 Thunderstorm Wind Event...
.Roof Damage to Louisville Gardens in Downtown Louisville...
Peak Wind (Estimated): 70-75 MPH
Path Length/Statute/: 0.1 miles
Path Width/Maximum/: 20 yards
Start Date: May 11 2016
Start Time: 08:50 PM EDT
Start Location: 0.5 SE Louisville
End Date: May 11 2016
End Times: 08:51 PM EDT
End Location: 0.5 SE Louisville
Survey Summary: A very localized microburst occurred in downtown
Louisville on the evening of May 11th. Strong thunderstorm winds of
70 to 75 mph caused part of the roofing of the Louisville Gardens to
be peeled off and thrown to the east. Parts of this roofing
material landed on an SUV parked 10 stories below, destroying the
vehicle. No other significant damage was noted nearby.
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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