3-Inch Rains Common in Week's Downpours
By National Weather Service
PADUCAH - The National Weather Service office in Paducah has collected data from the severe storms of Wednesday and Thursday, and most of the region received their fair share of rain and wind.

Barkley Field's 48-hour total of 3.06 inches of rain was typical for most of western Kentucky. Totals tended to be a bit higher in Ballard and Carlisle counties, and also averaged 3 inches for much of Fulton, Graves, Marshall and Calloway counties. Isolated spots did exceed four inches.

Southern Illinois had some slightly higher totals in the 3-4 inch range, plus a narrow band northwest of Evansville that exceeded five inches in two days.

The heaviest rains were recorded in west and middle Tennessee, when a stationary front on Thursday dumped more than six inches in spots.

High winds were part of the storm front on Thursday morning, including 60- and 70-mile per hour gusts. Inch-and-a-half hail was reported during a storm about 8am in Perry County, Missouri, and a train was reported derailed by winds near Dexter. Tree damage was reported in Cape Girardeau, and camper trailers were upended in Franklin County, IL. A train struck a fallen tree at Villa Ridge, IL. Flash flooding was reported in the Harrisburg area.

More storms flared up in southwest Indiana, with roofs blown off of several businesses in the Oakland City area. Damage surveys are planned for Friday in Gibson and Pike Counties in southwest Indiana, a few sites in southeast Missouri, and possibly a couple sites in southern Illinois.

Published 11:32 AM, Friday Feb. 08, 2019
Updated 11:15 AM, Friday Feb. 08, 2019