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High winds overnight reached 50.1 mph at the Kentucky Mesonet location in Cecilia and about an inch of rain also fell in the area.
Mark Adams, supervisor meteorological technician at Fort Knox, said radar located three miles north of the airfield there recorded wind gusts of as high as 46 mph and 1.05 inches of rain for Tuesday night and early this morning.
The National Weather Service office in Louisville issued a tornado watch Tuesday afternoon, which was upgraded to a warning at 12:04 a.m. for northern Hardin County.
Severe thunderstorm warnings were issued at 12:38 a.m. for eastern Hardin County and 1:18 a.m. for eastern LaRue County.
Adams said such warnings are important to keeping people safe when there is even a possibility of severe weather.
“I always tell guys, ‘Don’t wish it away,’” he said.
Mike Callahan, a hydrologist at the National Weather Service in Louisville, said there were reports throughout the region of winds as high as 70 mph.
There was less rain than expected, measuring about an inch, he said.
Damage was reported throughout the region, but little damage was reported this morning for Hardin County, Callahan said.
A lot of damage was reported in Indiana in the Jeffersonville and New Albany areas, but surveyors are out trying to determine the full extent of storm damage throughout the area, Callahan said.
“We haven’t really determined where the worst damage was yet,” he said.
Adams said that severe weather should be expected during this time of year.
“It’s springtime, and it’s that season,” he said.
Amber Coulter can be reached at (270) 505-1746.