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June 3-4, 2008
Event #5 -- Wednesday Evening


The final round of thunderstorms developed during the afternoon hours in southern Illinois. It raced east-northeast through Indiana, reaching Wilmington's county warning area (CWA) at around 5:30 PM. The main line of storms was responsible for widespread wind damage and a further aggrivation of flooding concerns. Storm cell interactions within the line helped produce rotation in a few spots, including southern Dearborn County in Indiana, where a tornado touched down. Rotation was also evident in numerous small supercell storms which developed out in front of the line near the Ohio River. One storm produced a tornado in northeast Pendleton County in Kentucky.

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At 5:55 PM, reflectivity data (left) showed the main line of storms extending north-northwest from the Ohio River through parts of eastern Indiana. Additional storm cells had developed south of this line, and began interacting and merging with other cells. Storm relative motion data (right) shows the results of one such interaction -- a rotational couplet of inbound (green) and outbound (red) winds in southern Dearborn County. Shortly after this frame was taken, a weak tornado touched down in the same area.




At 6:21 PM, reflectivity data (left) showed the main line of storms moving across far northern Kentucky and southwestern Ohio. In front of this line, a few supercell thunderstorms developed near the Ohio River. The crescent-shaped hook echoes are fairly obvious. Storm relative motion data (right) indicates rotation with a few of these cells as well. The cell near the center of the image in Pendleton County produced a tornado at around the same time as this image.




At 6:59 PM, reflectivity data (left) showed the line of storms continuing to move quickly across southwest Ohio. Velocity data (right) confirmed very strong winds, with the leading edge showing up particularly well across western Clinton county.



Preliminary Local Storm Report
..TIME...   ...EVENT...      ...CITY LOCATION...     ...LAT.LON...
..DATE...   ....MAG....      ..COUNTY LOCATION..ST.. ...SOURCE....
            ..REMARKS..

0600 PM     TORNADO          4 SW AURORA             39.03N 84.96W 
06/04/2008                   DEARBORN           IN   NWS STORM SURVEY

            A TORNADO DAMAGED A TRAILER PARK ALONG COLE ROAD SOUTH OF
            US 50. MINOR STRUCTURAL DAMAGE WAS NOTED...WITH NUMEROUS 
            TREES DOWNED. THE TORNADO WAS RATED AN EF0 ON THE 
            ENHANCED FUJITA SCALE...WITH WIND SPEEDS ESTIMATED 
            BETWEEN 65 AND 70 MPH.

0608 PM     TSTM WND DMG     AURORA                  39.07N 84.90W 
06/04/2008                   DEARBORN           IN   NWS STORM SURVEY

            STRAIGHT-LINE WINDS IMPACTED A NEIGHBORHOOD...CAUSING 
            MANY LARGE TREES TO BE DAMAGED OR UPROOTED. SOME 
            STRUCTURAL DAMAGE OCCURRED AS WELL...SOME OF WHICH WAS 
            ATTRIBUTED TO FALLING TREES. WINDS WERE ESTIMATED AT 
            AROUND 80 MPH.

0620 PM     TSTM WND GST     1 NW RICHWOOD           38.93N 84.64W 
06/04/2008  E65.00 MPH       BOONE              KY   TRAINED SPOTTER 

            REPORTED ON I-75 SOUTH BETWEEN MT ZION AND RICHWOOD.

0620 PM     TORNADO          PEACH GROVE             38.83N 84.29W 
06/04/2008                   PENDLETON          KY   NWS STORM SURVEY

            DAMAGE WAS SURVEYED TO NUMEROUS HOMES AND BARNS IN THE 
            PEACH GROVE AREA. ONE HOME SUSTAINED SIGNIFICANT GARAGE 
            DAMAGE. THE DAMAGE PATH ACROSS ROUTE 10 WAS ESTIMATED TO 
            BE A HALF MILE LONG. ESTIMATED WIND SPEEDS WERE BETWEEN 
            80 AND 85 MPH. THE TORNADO WAS RATED AT THE HIGH END OF 
            THE EF0 CATEGORY ON THE ENHANCED FUJITA SCALE.

0630 PM     FLASH FLOOD      COVINGTON               39.04N 84.51W 
06/04/2008                   KENTON             KY   LAW ENFORCEMENT 

            WATER REPORTED FLOWING OVER BRIDGES. HIGH WATER REPORTED 
            ON MANY ROADWAYS ACROSS THE COUNTY.

0630 PM     FLASH FLOOD      2 SE ALEXANDRIA         38.94N 84.36W 
06/04/2008                   CAMPBELL           KY   LAW ENFORCEMENT 

            ROAD WASHED OUT NEAR HIGHWAY 10. ALSO...HIGH WATER 
            REPORTED ON MANY ROADWAYS ACROSS THE COUNTY.

0640 PM     TSTM WND DMG     MONTGOMERY              39.25N 84.35W 
06/04/2008                   HAMILTON           OH   TRAINED SPOTTER 

            6 INCH DIAMETER TREE SPLIT AND SOME OTHER TREES DOWN.

0640 PM     TSTM WND DMG     MONROE                  39.45N 84.35W 
06/04/2008                   BUTLER             OH   NWS STORM SURVEY

            STRAIGHT-LINE WIND DAMAGE WAS SURVEYED IN THE COUNTRY 
            ESTATES NEIGHBORHOOD. NUMEROUS TREES WERE DOWNED OR 
            UPROOTED...AND SEVERAL HOMES HAD SIDING AND CHIMNEY 
            DAMAGE. OVERALL...DAMAGE EXTENDED ALONG A MILE PATH 
            THROUGH THE NEIGHBORHOOD WITH UP TO A HALF MILE IN WIDTH.
            HIGHEST WINDS WERE ESTIMATED AT 80 MPH.

0645 PM     TSTM WND DMG     GOSHEN                  39.23N 84.16W 
06/04/2008                   CLERMONT           OH   NWS STORM SURVEY

            NUMEROUS FALLEN TREES...INCLUDING SOME CAUSING STRUCTURAL
            DAMAGE WHEN FALLING ON HOMES. DAMAGE WAS DETERMINED TO BE
            CAUSED BY STRAIGHT-LINE WINDS.

0650 PM     TSTM WND DMG     3 N NEWTONSVILLE        39.23N 84.09W 
06/04/2008                   CLERMONT           OH   NWS STORM SURVEY

            DAMAGE SURVEYED IN WAYNE TOWNSHIP NEAR AND NORTH OF 
            STONELICK STATE PARK. NUMEROUS LARGE TREES DOWNED. DAMAGE
            WAS DETERMINED TO BE CAUSED BY STRAIGHT-LINE WINDS.

0655 PM     TSTM WND DMG     3 NW FAYETTEVILLE       39.22N 83.97W 
06/04/2008                   BROWN              OH   NWS STORM SURVEY

            DAMAGE SURVEYED IN PERRY TOWNSHIP CONSISTED OF NUMEROUS 
            TREES UPROOTED OR SPLIT. MANY HOMES SUFFERED MINOR 
            DAMAGE...MAINLY TO ROOVES...WITH ONE HOME HAVING ITS 
            PORCH TORN OFF. ANOTHER HOME SUSTAINED DAMAGE TO A GARAGE
            DOOR. DAMAGE WAS DETERMINED TO BE CAUSED BY STRAIGHT-LINE
            WINDS.

0710 PM     TSTM WND GST     ERLANGER                39.01N 84.59W 
06/04/2008  E60.00 MPH       KENTON             KY   TRAINED SPOTTER 

0800 PM     TSTM WND GST     IDAHO                   39.09N 83.14W 
06/04/2008  E80.00 MPH       PIKE               OH   TRAINED SPOTTER 

            WIND STARTED PICKING UP THE BACK OF A LIGHT PICKUP TRUCK 
            THE SPOTTER WAS DRIVING.

0816 PM     FLASH FLOOD      FLORENCE                38.99N 84.64W 
06/04/2008                   BOONE              KY   LAW ENFORCEMENT 

            BRIDGE ON GUNPOWDER ROAD REPORTED FLOODED NEAR FLORENCE. 
            ALSO...HIGH WATER REPORTED ON MANY ROADS ACROSS THE 
            COUNTY.

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