Recent Storm Center
Local Weather Events
This Recent Storm Center allows you to see our log of recent home-damaging weather events that occurred in the greater Louisville area.
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April 13, 2022
Recent Storm Center
- A quasi-linear convective system (organized line of thunderstorms) coming through our area caused strong gust winds and even some embedded supercells where tornadoes could form.
- Southeastern Louisville and counties to the east and south experienced several tornadoes from this storm. The tornadoes ranged from EF-0 (40-72 mph) up to EF-1 (73-112 mph).
- Roofs were reported to be torn off in the Fern Creek area.
- Trees were reported down in the Glenmary Subdivision.
- The tornado in the Fern Creek and Glenmary area was estimated with winds of 95 mph from damage, giving the tornado an EF-1 rating.
- Hail and high winds hit Mt. Washington.
- Significant hail reported in Elizabethtown.
- Tornado warnings in Shelby County and Taylorsville.
- Large trees down on Bluelick Road completely shut off the road.
March 30, 2022
- High winds impacted much of Kentucky including the Louisville area.
- Winds were present ahead of an advancing cold front.
- The Louisville International Airport ASOS Mesonet Station reported gusts up to 63 mph.
- The Bowman Field Airport ASOS Mesonet Station reported gusts up to 68 mph.
- Damage to roofs and trees were observed as of result from the strong winds.
March 18, 2022
- The storms were within the leading line of a cold front.
- A rotating area within the storm including strong winds entered Jefferson County, causing a tornado warning in Louisville. Tornado sirens were implemented in the city.
- Louisville International Airport (SDF) within the path of the winds reported a gust of 68 mph.
- The area of winds tracked to the Northeast from West Point through Prospect.
- A second area of rotation caused tornado warnings near Elizabethtown
- Light rain and weaker winds impacted throughout the rest of Jefferson County.
December 11, 2021
- The storm is known for the impacts on December 10, but is listed as December 11 because the Louisville impacts were after midnight.
- An outbreak of severe storms and tornadoes impacted the Ohio River and Mississippi River Valleys, including Arkansas, Missouri, Tennessee, and Kentucky.
- The storms were caused by excessively warm moist unstable air in the front of an advancing cold front.
- Supercell rotation passed over Shepherdsville and Mt Washington, Kentucky, with 60+ mph winds.
- Winds ranged from 30-40 mph for the rest of Jefferson County.
- A small EF-0 tornado was reported in Bullitt County.
- The strongest tornado was the EF-4 (190 mph) wedge tornado that destroyed Downtown Mayfield. This tornado was originally inaccurately labeled as the Quad-State Tornado. The tornado dissipated in Breckenridge County, about 70 miles to the Southwest of Louisville.
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