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Hazardous Heat in the Western U.S.; Heavy Rain and Flooding Potential in the Southern Rockies

Widespread high temperatures in the 90s with heat indices exceeding 100 degrees will persist across the western U.S. this weekend into next week. Some daily high temperature records are forecast to be tied or broken. Monsoon conditions continue to linger across the Southern Rockies posing a heavy rainfall threat which may lead to additional flash flooding concerns. Read More >

 

July 10, 2015
County:  Meade, Hardin
EF-Scale:  EF0
Deaths:   0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  100 yards
Path length:  3.2 miles
Time:  10:35am - 10:41am EDT
Notes:  A weak, skipping tornado occurred on Fort Knox. The tornado first touched down near the intersection of Lee Road and Fort Avenue just west of the military base's boundary. It traveled east over forested land, doing occasional damage to trees before it passed into Hardin County, 0.7 miles WSW of the U.S. Bullion Depository. It continued east for approximately 0.5 miles, then turned northeast over the PX and commissary complex before lifting 0.6 miles ENE of the base high school near Wilson Road. Several large hackberry and oak trees were uprooted and snapped between the PX and Scott Middle School. There was also some shingle damage to some of the buildings near the high school track. The tornado also caused significant tree damage from the middle school north/northeast across a remote area of the northeast part of the post.

July 10, 2015
County:  Bullitt
EF-Scale:  EF0
Deaths:   0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  150 yards
Path length:  0.9 mile
Time:  10:53am - 10:54am EDT
Notes:  A small tornado touched down in southern Bullitt County, just east of the eastern boundary of Fort Knox Army Base. This rain-wrapped tornado was only on the ground for about a minute, with most of its damage limited to large limbs and weaker tree trunks being snapped. The tornado started along Belmont Rd (KY 251) 0.7 miles west of Belmont, then traveled east-northeast through the community of Belmont, and lifting just east of Church Street. At least three homes were damaged, two from trees falling on them, with minor roofing damage to a third. Trees also fell on at least two outbuildings.