Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Louisville, KY
NOUS43 KLMK 151951
PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LOUISVILLE KY
350 PM EDT Tue Jul 15 2014
Damage Type: Microburst and Straight Line Winds
Date: Jul 14 2014
Begin Time: 12:46 PM EDT
End Time: 12:48 PM EDT
Begin Point: 3.2 miles south southeast of Liberty
End Point: 4 miles southeast of Liberty
Wind Speed: 65 - 85 MPH
Path Length: 1.4 miles
Path Width: 100 yards initially increasing to 325 yards
Narrative: A microburst began just south of Liberty and produced
significant tree damage along Victory Road and Poplar Springs Road.
There were between 50 and 100 softwood and hardwood trees uprooted
The storm began to produce microburst wind damage along Victory Road
starting off with 50 to 55 mph wind speeds and increasing to 80 to
85 mph wind speeds in a small concentrated area half way down
Victory Road. This quickly weakened to 45 to 50 mph near a mobile
home and barn near the Poplar Springs Road. One cabin had some roof
damage and trees were generally facing a northeast, north, and
northwest direction with the microburst.
Just east of that point, the storm bowed out and produced straight
line wind damage over a half mile area. Downed trees were all
facing an easterly direction. One well built home had some gutter
and minor roof damage.
The National Weather Service wants to thank Casey County Emergency
Management and WKU Student Pierce Larkin for their assistance with
our storm damage assessment.