If ever there was a bullet to be dodged, the southern Pennyrile was able to dodge it Sunday night.
A National Weather Service Survey team is expected to travel to Calloway County early this morning to look at damage which resulted from a possible tornado, though there were no immediate reports of injuries or major damage to homes there.
It looked as though those storms would prompt tornado warnings for Trigg and Christian Counties, but it was straight line winds that created some power outages and debris on roadways by the time it reached the Pennyrile.
In fact, there were thousands of Kentucky Utilities customers without power in Christian and Hopkins Counties late in the night, with crews working into the morning to restore service. There were also some power outages noted just northwest of Hopkinsville due to blown transformers.
The “mesonet” site recorded a high gust of 63 miles per hour on Mout Zoar-Latham Road about fifteen minutes before midnight.
Nearly every county in western and central Kentucky was under some type of warning at some point, but the worst damage was reported in Daviess County, where a house and a mobile home sustained major damage and minor injuries were reported.
Western Kentucky and middle Tennessee had been warned of a moderate risk for severe weather for no less than 12 hours and those predictions certainly came to fruition, though one has to think a bullet was dodged when you consider what might have been.