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June 3-4, 2008
Event #1 -- Tuesday Afternoon
The first round of severe weather came from a long-lived mesoscale convective system which originated in Illinois. The bow-shaped line of storms moved east-southeast at a high rate of speed, entering the Wilmington County warning area (CWA) shortly before 3 PM. The line of storms was responsible for wind damage in many locations, and also some marginally severe hail. Two locations which received damage of higher significance were Dillsboro, Indiana (Dearborn County) and near Mount Olivet, Kentucky (Robertson County). The line of storms exited the Wilmington CWA at around 5 PM.
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At 3:20 PM, the line of storms began pushing into Ohio. Intense reflectivities (left) were detected with the cell in southern Dearborn County, Indiana. Velocity data (right) shows velocity data, with very strong inbound (green) winds of 60-70 knots detected.
At 3:46 PM, the line continued pushing eastward. While strong winds were reported with the bowing area in Ohio, the strongest cells remained in Kentucky. Reflectivity (left) and velocity (right) data both show intense storms across Boone and Kenton Counties.
At 3:48 PM, the strongest cells as seen on reflectivity data (left) were located over Bracken, Mason, and Robertson Counties in Kentucky. Storm relative motion data (right) shows a strong MARC (mid-altitude radial convergence) signature in the mid-levels of this storm. This likely led to enhanced wind damage across northern Robertson County. Some rotation is also evident, indicating a mid-level mesocyclone, which is to be expected in an intense storm such as this one.
Preliminary Local Storm Report|
..TIME... ...EVENT... ...CITY LOCATION... ...LAT.LON...
..DATE... ....MAG.... ..COUNTY LOCATION..ST.. ...SOURCE....
0220 PM HAIL WORTHVILLE 38.61N 85.07W
06/03/2008 E0.75 INCH CARROLL KY LAW ENFORCEMENT
0315 PM TSTM WND DMG FRIENDSHIP 38.97N 85.15W
06/03/2008 RIPLEY IN AMATEUR RADIO
LARGE LIMBS DOWN.
0320 PM TSTM WND DMG 2 W FARMERS RETREAT 38.98N 85.14W
06/03/2008 RIPLEY IN AMATEUR RADIO
LARGE PORCH DESTROYED AND LARGE TREES UPROOTED AND
CARPORT OFF FOUNDATION AND THROWN SEVERAL YARDS
0320 PM TSTM WND DMG 4 S DILLSBORO 38.96N 85.06W
06/03/2008 DEARBORN IN AMATEUR RADIO
NUMEROUS LARGE TREES DOWN.
0328 PM TSTM WND DMG RISING SUN 38.95N 84.86W
06/03/2008 OHIO IN TRAINED SPOTTER
NUMEROUS TREES AND LIMBS DOWN.
0335 PM TSTM WND DMG BLUE ASH 39.25N 84.38W
06/03/2008 HAMILTON OH LAW ENFORCEMENT
TREES DOWN IN NUMEROUS LOCATIONS ACROSS THE COUNTY.
0345 PM TSTM WND DMG RICHWOOD 38.92N 84.63W
06/03/2008 BOONE KY TRAINED SPOTTER
ESTIMATED WINDS AT 55 TO 60 MPH. BRANCHES DOWN.
0345 PM HAIL RICHWOOD 38.92N 84.63W
06/03/2008 E0.75 INCH BOONE KY TRAINED SPOTTER
0346 PM TSTM WND DMG MILFORD 39.17N 84.28W
06/03/2008 CLERMONT OH LAW ENFORCEMENT
0346 PM TSTM WND DMG ATWOOD 38.87N 84.54W
06/03/2008 KENTON KY LAW ENFORCEMENT
NUMEROUS TREES DOWN IN SOUTHERN HALF OF COUNTY
0347 PM TSTM WND DMG ALEXANDRIA 38.96N 84.38W
06/03/2008 CAMPBELL KY LAW ENFORCEMENT
TREES DOWN SCATTERED ACROSS COUNTY
0351 PM TSTM WND GST BURLINGTON 39.02N 84.72W
06/03/2008 E60.00 MPH BOONE KY TRAINED SPOTTER
0351 PM HAIL BURLINGTON 39.02N 84.72W
06/03/2008 E0.88 INCH BOONE KY TRAINED SPOTTER
0400 PM TSTM WND DMG BUTLER 38.79N 84.37W
06/03/2008 PENDLETON KY LAW ENFORCEMENT
0441 PM TSTM WND DMG 4 NE MOUNT OLIVET 38.57N 83.98W
06/03/2008 ROBERTSON KY TRAINED SPOTTER
TWO BARNS BLOWN DOWN. LIMBS AND POWER LINES DOWN
0454 PM TSTM WND DMG ORANGEBURG 38.57N 83.69W
06/03/2008 MASON KY LAW ENFORCEMENT
0507 PM TSTM WND DMG 1 S VANCEBURG 38.58N 83.32W
06/03/2008 LEWIS KY LAW ENFORCEMENT