85 mph straight line winds responsible for damage in Adair Co. last week

Over the weekend, the National Weather Service conducted a storm assessment survey across the eastern portion of neighboring Adair County near the Adair-Russell county line from the storms that occurred on Thursday, May 26th, and found that straight line winds of 80 to 85 mph was the culprit of the extensive damage to trees and utility poles.

The initial damage was just south of the Cumberland Parkway along White Oak Church Road. The damage increased along the Cumberland Parkway with trees blocking the parkway last Thursday afternoon. There was extensive damage along Freedom Church Road. Trees were uprooted, snapped, and partially torn and power lines and power poles were knocked down.

On the north side of Russell Springs Road, a residential property had dozens of trees down and one tree was on top of the roof and a home near the intersection of Wheat Road and Raines Road had part of its roof ripped open from a tree falling on it.

At the very end of Raines Road, drone video photography showed a microburst, with dozens of trees pushed out in all directions, according to the National Weather Service.

To read the NWS full report, click here: https://www.weather.gov/lmk/2022-05-26-AdairCounty-Microburst