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85-MPH Microburst Causes Damage Near Draffenville
By National Weather Service
DRAFFENVILLE, KY - A line of storms that moved through western Kentucky Sunday morning brought 30- to 40 mph wind gusts to most areas, but one intense storm in Marshall County included an 85-mile-per-hour microburst that damaged garages, barns and trees.

The microburst -- a sudden downdraft slamming the ground from within a thunderstorm -- covered about three miles near Draffenville about 920 am on Sunday. Its path was about 400 yards wide. 

Damage was reported at several locations along the path. A garage was blown off its foundation and pivoted approximately 40 degrees. A roof covering between the garage and the house collapsed. The adjacent house also had siding and the exterior covering at the attic level blown out at one end.

A car had its rear window broken/blown out.  At least a half dozen homes had loss of some shingles or other relatively light exterior damage. At least two other garages sustained partial loss of roofs and siding.  A boat dock business had numerous docks or other property blown around. Several trees were uprooted and dozens of trees had broken limbs.

Other wind damage Sunday included a Pilot truck stop sign and a semi tractor-trailer that blew over on I-55 in Missouri, and tree damage in Wayne County of southern Illinois. 

On the Net:

Paducah Weather Service webpage


Published 09:01 AM, Monday Jun. 19, 2017
Updated 05:41 AM, Wednesday Jun. 21, 2017

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