6:51am

Thu June 13, 2013
Health and Welfare

Kentucky Dodges Much of Derecho

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Some portions of Kentucky could see stormy weather today, but it appears the threat of an unusual wind event has passed by the Commonwealth.  It’s called a ‘derecho’ and wind speeds can reach upwards or one hundred miles per hour.  Jackson National Weather Service Meteorologist Tony Edwards says such a blast of wind isn’t expected today.

“Probably not, what we saw go across the Ohio Valley, I don’t know if that would be considered a derecho or not.  I don’t know if the wind damage was substantial enough to move it up into that category but the stuff we should see today should be more hit and miss and probably not as well organized” said Edwards.

While much of the state hasn’t seen the usual dose of severe weather this spring, Edwards is quick to point out that could change any time this summer.