Storms Spawn 68 MPH Wind Gusts East of Lakes
By National Weather Service
PADUCAH - As Saturday's post-tropical depression pushed through the area, it dumped 2 to 4 inches of rain mostly in the morning. But by the afternoon, it roared out of the region spawning wind gusts over 60 miles per hour that brought down trees to the north and east of the lakes.

The National Weather Service at Barkley Field measured 2.6 inches of rain, which set a new record for the date. But that was well short of the deluge at Cape Girardeau, where a record 3.87 inches was in the gauge. Evansville recorded 2.19 inches of rain.

Most of the rain was moving away by 3 pm, but the back side of the storms contained a wall of damaging winds. On I-24 near Oak Grove, tractor trailers and an RV were overturned by wind gusts. One home in Trigg County was reported to receive considerable damage from straight-line winds.

Christian County had similar winds over 50 miles per hour northwest of Fort Campbell, with trees and power lines down. Some homes had roof damage.

Winds in Muhlenberg County were clocked at 47 miles per hour. Tree and roof damage was reported in Henderson County, along with 66 mph gusts.

A weather station in Todd County measured one gust at 68 miles per hour.

The storms continued into Indiana, and damage included trees down in Vanderburgh County.

On the Net:

Paducah Weather Service webpage
WKDZ storm coverage in Christian and Todd counties

Published 11:11 PM, Saturday Oct. 26, 2019
Updated 04:59 AM, Monday Oct. 28, 2019

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